Poetry Trail

ACUA Poetry Trail.smallNestled among the ACUA's 360-acre Environmental Park in Egg Harbor Township is a poetry trail. The poetry trail is located adjacent to the ACUA's playground, picnic area and community garden.

The poetry trail is approximately a quarter-mile in length and winds through a wooded section of the Environmental Park. The vegetation is native and features an interesting cross-section of deciduous and coniferous species.

Another feature of the poetry trail is an amphitheater made of recycled plastic lumber that visitors can use to discuss the day's activities.

The trail itself is lined with more than 28 poems and passages. Some of the featured poets and authors include Walt Whitman, Robert Frost, Helen Keller, T.S. Eliot and Dylan Thomas, just to name a few.

The poetry trail is open Monday - Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm and on Saturdays from 7:00 to 12:00 noon.

School groups and visitors of all ages are encouraged to visit the poetry trail as part of their Environmental Park tour.

A mailbox at the entrance of the trail is stocked with guides that list each poem and passage in its entirety. Click here for a copy of the poetry guide. Click here for a map of the trail.

 The ACUA Poetry Trail is dedicated to the memory of Neal Steinman

Neal SteimanA 1971 graduate of Yale Law School, Neal Steinman was Chairman of the Public Finance Department of Blank, Rome, Comisky & McCauley. Mr. Steinman served the Atlantic County Utilities Authority as Bond Counsel from 1980 to 1993. A brilliant attorney and devoted family man, Neal Steinman touched many lives. The professional guidance he brought to the ACUA was critical to the development of the Authority's Wastewater and Solid Waste programs and in particular, the Haneman Environmental Park. Neal's contribution to Atlantic County will live on for years to come.


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