Community Video: Tewksbury Twp., NJ
Beaucolic Tewksbury Township, NJ, is located in the northeastern part of Hunterdon County, approximately 50 miles from Manhattan. Incorporated as one of the New Jersey's first 104 townships in 1798, today it comprises 31 square miles and includes the small villages of Oldwick, Mountainville, Cokesbury, and Pottersville, each with an historic district listed on the National Register. Streets here are lined with antique homes, high-steepled churches, general stores, elegant inns, and a host of charming shops. Tewksbury Township is full of horseback riding trails, 100 miles of which are maintained by the Tewksbury Trail association for equestrian use. Residents know to proceed with caution at these trail crossings, and to drive slowly across the narrow roads, bridges, and hamlets throughout the area. On weekends, when traffic is light, bicyclists are drawn to local roadways for their scenic beauty and perhaps lunch at the General Store in Oldwick. Award-winning public schools and the pastoral setting make Tewksbury Township, NJ a "hidden gem," according to former governor Christine Todd Whitman, a resident.