Greenwich in Cumberland County, New Jersey lies on the tidal Cohansey River amidst the area’s remarkably beautiful farmland and marshes. A former colonial port of entry, it is now very much off the beaten path, but contains a remarkable preserved collection of home and building dating back to the 1600’s. Although very small, it has four museum and several meetinghouses and churches, all of which will be open, along with a good number of historic homes. Bob Thomas will lead us on our route to Greenwich after we cross the Delaware at Chester, which will be entirely along scenic back roads where we’ll enjoy a stop or two in historic villages and at significant local homes. Many places we’ll see are open to the public rarely, so plan to join us for this exciting and informative tour.
Meeting place: at Bob Thomas’ for a hearty walkers’ breakfast: Address provided after registering. —Terrain and Difficulty: quiet, flat village streets and sidewalks. Distance 2 miles. Rated easy. Wear good walking shoes or boots, and bring water, snacks and lunch to eat along the way. Lunch will also be available for purchase in Greenwich. Pre-registration required. Limit: 12 participants. Sign-up deadline December 4th, 2019, 5pm.
Trip fee includes the walkers’ breakfast, the guided tour through the Cumberland County countryside and the historic village of Greenwich, as well as admission to all buildings, museum and homes on the tour. Transportation from Philadelphia will be by car pools – participants are expected to share driving expenses.