Pemberton Township, with approximately 30,000 residents and 64 square miles, is one of the largest of Burlington County's 40 municipalities. There are a number of residential neighborhoods, including historic Browns Mills and New Lisbon, Birmingham, Country Lakes, and Presidential Lakes.
Historic Whitesbog Village, located near the eastern edge of the Township close to Route 70, is a turn of the 20th century company town undergoing continual historical restoration. A once thriving community, Whitesbog Village was the largest cranberry farm in New Jersey during the early 1900's. Whitesbog is surrounded by over 3,000 acres of historical bogs, blueberry fields, and the Pinelands. The Whitesbog Preservation Trust, a non-profit organization, is charged with preserving the farm, its buildings and its rich social history.
Located at the northwestern edge of the Pinelands Reserve, Pemberton Township offers an abundance of recreational and community activities to meet the needs of our diverse population. One of our greatest natural resources is our lakes. Outdoor enthusiasts will find a wide variety of eco-tourism activities available to them in Pemberton Township. For those interested in fishing, large and small mouth bass, along with pickerel, yellow perch and pan fish are plentiful in Mirror Lake, Country Lakes, the Rancocas Creek and its tributaries, or one of the many rivers and streams running through the Brendan T. Byrne State Park. These same waters are excellent for canoeing or kayaking.Hikers and bikers can follow the Pemberton Township rail-trail from the Pemberton Train Station, over the Rancocas Creek to the historic Village of Birmingham.
The Township is home to the world-famous Deborah Heart and Lung Center, which was established in 1922. Today, Deborah offers the latest surgical techniques and non-surgical alternatives for diagnosing and treating cardiac, vascular and pulmonary disease in adults, and congenital and acquired heart defects in children and adolescents.
Both McGuire Air Force Base and Fort Dix are adjacent to Pemberton Township. Many Township residents are military service veterans.