PHOTO BLOG: BATSTO VILLAGE
When you usually think of ghost towns you usually picture tumbleweeds going through somewhere in Arizona or Nevada, but located right in the heart of the New Jersey Pine Barrens is a town that time has forgotten. Batsto Village was founded in 1766 and survived until 1989. Today the streets and houses are empty. Walking around this abandoned town is much like a time warp into the past and a reminder that nothing lasts forever.
Inside the Wharton State Forest is where you can find Batsto Village. The town is a registered historical place and is maintained by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection which explains why the houses don’t have broken windows and why the walls haven’t crumbled. But like everything else in the Pine Barrens there lives a vibe of eerieness and something strange.