On the Delaware River, Could An Island Getaway Beckon?

WHYY News | May 9, 2012 | More Issues
Developer has big ideas to transform long-dormant Burlington Island as tourist destination

Burlington Island, Circa early 1900s
A long deserted island in the middle of the Delaware River could become what a developer calls an “exotic” destination – smack dab between Burlington City and Bristol, Pa.

As NJ Spotlight partner NewsWorks/WHYY details in its article, Developer Hopes to Combine Tourism with History in Burlington Island Project, 400 dormant acres could be recreated as it was in the 17th century when the island was inhabited by Native Americans and European settlers.

Bethany Mitros reports on the plans – which still need to clear huge hurdles – to build a campground, waterpark, and Native American marketplace and, over time, a heritage center and amphitheater. Learn more about the latest ambitious project for the island.

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