Enjoy a slower pace in Pemberton, New Jersey, a rural borough touting wooded areas, pastoral land and peaceful waterways.

Explore the tea-colored rivers traversing through New Jersey’s dense pine barrens with a boat rental from Clark’s Canoe Rental, perfect for paddlers of all ages and abilities.

Another way to enjoy the outdoors is to visit the Haines Berry Farm for a day of blueberry picking, wagon rides and picnicking.

Experience a piece of Pemberton history and its natural beauty with a trip to the North Pemberton Railroad Station Museum, built in 1892. This public museum features historical artifacts relating to the area’s history, and the nearby Rail Trail is a beautiful 2.5-mile trail for hiking or biking.

For shoppers looking to unearth exciting finds, the Grist Mill Antiques Center is the perfect spot for scoring vintage treasures. The two-story co-op is densely packed with a range of vendors offering fine china, milk glass, framed artwork and table-top sized items from an array of historic eras.

Those looking for arts and culture will find children’s and cultural activities at the local Theatre at Burlington County College, where theatre students participate in yearly productions.