Bank Avenue, a South Jersey gem

Down by the border of sleepy Riverton, NJ is one of the most lovely spots in South Jersey. It’s hidden out in the open, literally, as everyone coming over the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge can glimpse it during their free entry into the state 1. This spot is, appropriately, nestled along the Delaware River – it’s called Bank Avenue.

If the boardwalk’s of the Jersey shore hold a special place in my memory, Bank Avenue is the closest thing we have to it in our small point of New Jersey. It’s not long, and there are no stores or shops or games to play, but it manages to capture the peace of the boardwalk very nicely. On any given evening during the during the warmer months of the year Bank Avenue becomes a idyllic scene of walkers, bike riders, painters, people fishing, and couples taking in the sunset. Out on the water sailboats are often found, quietly cruising between the boathouse and the bridge.

During the summer there are even sailboat races on Wednesdays. The river is covered in a forest of masts, as boats travel their vigorous loop. Most of these days Riverview Estates holds a bake sale with various cookies and cakes – this year they are even selling (for donation, I believe) produce from Central’s garden.

Bank Avenue is a splendid place for photography, and we always bring visitors to stroll it’s course 2. It is truly one of the highlights of this area.

Sailboat on the Delaware
A sailboat makes its way down stream during the Wednesday races.

  1. You only have to pay to get out of New Jersey. 
  2. Hopefully on a Wednesday. 

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  1. Now this is my kind of place.. There is no other like it. “Peace like a river floweth” ……..

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