The town of Medford, New Jersey is situated between the Federal Pinelands Natural Reserve and the fertile farms in Burlington County. It acts as a hub for culture and business in the region between the Jersey shore and Philadelphia. With a bustling “Village” area, the town is home to several unique restaurants and shops along the historic original Main Street, such as the ITA101 Italian restaurant. Medford is also a great place to appreciate nature, particularly so at the Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge. Visitors and locals alike can also enjoy numerous town events throughout the year. CDC information for travelers. Hours/availability may have changed.
1.Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge
The Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge offers an opportunity for guests to learn at the Woodford Nature Center, view resident wildlife, hiking nature trails, and more. The Nature Center features a variety of hands-on exhibits, as well as a Reptile Room with live turtles and snakes. Guests can also take a half-mile hike around Cedar Run Lake to the refuge’s Wildlife Housing Area, which is home to many animal residents that aren’t able to be released back into the wild due to injuries. The Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge also contains approximately three miles of nature trails that include interpretive signs.
4 Sawmill Rd, Medford, NJ 08055, Phone: 856-983-3329
Kirby’s Mill in the nature appreciating town of Medford, New Jersey is a historic grist mill, known originally as Haines Mill. Built by Isaac Haines and partners in 1778 along the Rancocas Creek’s Southwest Branch, the mill was the state’s last commercial operating mill. Kirby’s Mill is now owned and operated by the Medford Historical Society, who has carefully restored the historic mill to make it open to visitors. Today, the mill is part of a larger museum complex consisting of a sawmill, a working blacksmith shop, a carpenter shop, a print shop, a millner’s shop, and a country store.
279 Church Rd, Medford, NJ 08055
ITA101 is a locally owned and operated authentic Italian restaurant serving a rotating, limited menu of dishes made with local and fresh ingredients, providing a real farm-to-table dining experience and a taste of Italy. Guests are invited to bring their own bottle of wine as well as they dine on the gourmet Italian fare. The menu at ITA101 is also changing due to only the best quality of in-season, farm fresh, locally sourced ingredients being used to prepare the cuisine. Along with offering high quality dishes, the restaurant has a mission to help support local small businesses and farms.
20 S Main St, Medford, NJ 08055, Phone: 609-654-0101
4.Whole Hog Cafe
What started as a “hobby that got out of hand,” the Whole Hog Cafe. The founders of the cafe entered the Memphis-in-May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest in 2000, entering as “The Southern Gentlemen’s Culinary Society,” and came out with second place trophy. Two years later, the team came in second place again for their ribs, as well as first place in the competition’s “Whole Hog” category. After seeing success in the barbecue competition circuit, these “Southern Gentlemen” wanted to see if people would buy their delicious barbecue, and after almost instant success the Whole Hog Cafe was born.
192 NJ-70, Medford, NJ 08055, Phone: 609-678-1808
4 Best Things to Do in Medford, NJ