Just Imagine the Discoveries You Can Make Along the Byway
Authentic Local Heritage
With a strong agricultural history, historic landmarks, shrines, events and annual festivals, there’s plenty of ways for you and your family to experience the rich culture of the Warren Heritage Scenic Byway.
History you can find only here
History buffs will love exploring Thomas Edison’s famous cement plant. This plant supplied all of the concrete for the original Yankee Stadium! Visit Bread Lock Park and Waterloo Village to see interactive dioramas and displays of Warren County history and indigenous peoples.
Outdoor recreation, where fun comes naturally
Inspiring outdoor recreation go hand-in-hand with the spectacular mountain and river views on this byway. Walk the banks of the Morris Canal or paddle on its calm waters. From the byway you have access to the Wild and Scenic Musconetcong River, which is a local hot spot for great fishing. The byway is home to some of the region’s most distinctive mountain ridges including, Scotts Mountain, Pohatcong Mountain and Point Mountain. Hike, bird, fish, kayak, canoe, bike and sightsee along this beautiful byway.
What to Do on Your Byway Adventure
Take a stroll through this restored 19th century canal town. Once a stopover point for canal workers, the village features Victorian homes, a blacksmith shop, grist and sawmill, the re-created Lenape Indian Village and more.
This mixed oak and hardwood forest provides 14 miles of marked trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding, along with 20 miles of unmarked trails. Take advantage of the ponds, lakes and rivers for peaceful fishing.
Built directly after the Revolutionary War and handed down through multiple generations since then, this mill is a monument of the region’s history and agricultural heritage.
Lock 7, known as “Bread Lock,” had a store that sold homemade bread to boatmen passing through. Today, it is a picnic area, a walking path, and a history museum that tells the story of the Morris Canal.
Eckel’s Autogiro Port
This autogiro port was the first of its kind. It was built in 1931 by one of Washington, NJ’s most entrepreneurial residents, Earle Eckel. Today, this autogiro port serves as a memorial to Eckel and his many achievements.
Edison Concrete Mile
America’s most famous inventor did not just invent the lightbulb; Edison also organized the Edison Portland Cement Co. in Franklin Township. The company laid New Jersey’s first concrete mile in 1912, now known as Route 57.
Visitors can walk the world-renowned historic Inclined Plane 9 west and tour the remains of the powerhouse, tailrace and turbine chamber as well as the museum.
The memorial honors the police, fire, and EMS personnel who died in the line of duty while protecting the county’s citizens.