Every Rest Stop on the New Jersey Turnpike, Ranked (2022)

Every Rest Stop on the New Jersey Turnpike, Ranked (1) Helen Rosner

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Not all service plazas are created equal

by Helen Rosner@hels

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The New Jersey Turnpike, like so many things in New Jersey, is horrible, which is also why it’s magnificent. It’s 122 miles long, bisecting the state on the diagonal — the southwest terminus is just short of the Delaware Memorial Bridge, where the turnpike is a blandly bucolic four-lane highway edged with dense wall of trees; by the time you reach the northeast terminus, at the George Washington Bridge, it’s morphed into an asphalt-tentacle beast, engorged, at its widest, to 12 lanes on four distinct roads, surrounded by oil refineries and other forms of outer-city industrial sprawl, all of them plaited with exits and sub-exits and interchanges. The signage is atrocious and the urban planning is deranged; you are never going to take the right exit for Newark Airport, but that’s okay, because there are three other rapid-fire exits that will get you there.

The one thing the Turnpike really has going for it are its service areas. These are run by “global restaurateur” HMSHost, the mega-operator behind food and retail concessions in 116 airports and 99 of what they describe as “motorway travel plazas,” 12 of which are the exclusive providers of food, gas, and bathroom facilities to the good people traversing the New Jersey Turnpike. The rest stops are all named after deceased individuals with some sort of connection to the state, which is a perfect representation of New Jersey pride: sort of pointless, but nevertheless endearing.

Any New Jerseyan, road trip aficionado, or habitué of the New York-to-D.C. corridor has a favorite Turnpike rest stop, but of course only one can be the actual best, which means a whole lot of people out there are wrong. In the interest of journalistic rigor, I got up extra early on a recent rainy Thursday, picked up my friend Martha, and the two of us hit the road. We drove the whole Turnpike from top to bottom and back again, stopping at every rest stop along the way. (Plus a quick afternoon detour to Six Flags, where the earlier rain meant we got to ride the tallest roller coaster in North America twice in a row without waiting in line. It’s not a rest stop, I’m just bragging.) Here, definitively, is the true ranking of New Jersey Turnpike rest stops.

12. Alexander Hamilton

Southbound, mile marker 112

Roy Rogers is usually is my favorite rest stop option, because you can get an order of really very good curly fries and then go to Roy’s “Fixin’s Bar” and load up on a lot of iceberg lettuce and sliced tomato and banana peppers and make yourself a nice little ersatz salad. The Roy’s Fixin’s Bar at Alexander Hamilton, which is an overall fairly dingy and unlovable service area, has a sign taped to it that says “Salads are available at the front counter,” which is VICIOUSLY AGGRESSIVE and made both Martha and me feel truly bad about ourselves even though we had no plans to salad-lifehack this particular Roy’s Fixin’s Bar.

Alexander Hamilton has two positive attributes, which aren’t nearly enough to make up for the salad shaming. One, there’s a toy machine where you put in two quarters and tinny circus music plays and an animatronic clown goes back and forth on a swing and the machine poops out a plastic egg containing a rubber Jolly Roger ring. Two, the convenience store attached to the gas station sells Flamin’ Hot Ruffles. There’s really no reason to stop here, though: It’s less than five miles down the road from the significantly better Vince Lombardi; the drive from one to the other takes exactly as long as “Thunder Road,” the first track on Martha’s meticulously curated New Jersey playlist, and also the actual best Bruce Springsteen song, do not @ me.

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11. Joyce Kilmer

Northbound, mile marker 78

Joyce Kilmer is the person responsible for “I think that I shall never see / a poem as lovely as a tree,” which is maybe a useful example of extended metaphor, but is also a truly horrible piece of poetry. It’s absurd that a poet like Kilmer is given, through their mutual service-plaza honoring, any equivalence to a titan like Walt Whitman. Kilmer’s given first name, as I learned from reading the honorary plaque, is Alfred, and Martha and I overheard two different sets of parents informing their kids that no, despite the name, Joyce Kilmer isn’t a woman. Beyond that delightful object lesson in the pitfalls of gender assumption, this is a dour and unexciting rest stop. They don’t even have the text of the tree poem! I would be completely comfortable with Joyce Kilmer being replaced with Bruce Springsteen, who is also undeniably a poet, even though he isn’t dead.

10. John Fenwick

Northbound, mile marker 6

There is absolutely nothing interesting to say about this rest stop as a retail, gastronomic, or architectural entity. John Fenwick was the leader of the first English settlement in what would become New Jersey, but was not, at any time during his life, actually New Jersey. Compare this to Whitney Houston, who was born in the state during a time when it was, epistemologically speaking, actually the state, and who also was the single greatest pop singer of all time. Someone please start a Change.org petition to rename this stop after Whitney Houston, I will happily sign it.

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9. Thomas Edison

Southbound, mile marker 93

There’s a Sbarro (Martha got a breadstick), a Popeyes (I got a side of green beans), and a Burger King, which is a nice range of options. This is also the rest stop where we saw a publicly posted letter from the CEO of HMSHost to his employees, assuring them that the company “welcomes, appreciates, and supports everyone regardless of race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, or national origin,” which is really quite wonderful, but it’s probably posted at every service plaza, so no extra points.

8. Richard Stockton

Southbound, mile marker 59

Honestly, Richard Stockton is lovely. It’s got a double-height entry foyer with a sunny clerestory, and there’s a full-size wrought-iron bicycle mounted above the entrance to the market, complete with faux baguettes jauntily tucked in the basket. I thought the bicycle was amusingly nonsensical; Martha, an observational genius, pointed out that it’s an essential part of the rest stop’s theme: Paris! All the décor — framed stock art and massive murals — pay homage to Parisian café culture. Other rest stops do not have themes! Don’t get carried away on the wings of Francophone fantasy: Food options here are mostly Pizza Hut and Quiznos.

Richard Stockton, according to the framed piece of printer paper giving his biography, did the following in his life: Was elected to the Senate for an abbreviated term, declined renomination, ran and lost for governor three times, was a congressman for one term, and again declined renomination. I move we replace him with Lou Reed.

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7. Clara Barton

Southbound, mile marker 6

Clara Barton is the only verified human woman to have a rest area named in her honor (Molly Pitcher, who we’re getting to shortly, is a ~figure of legend~), which shamelessly earns this service plaza a higher spot on the list than its goods and services alone would garner. Barton founded the Red Cross, and its flag flies next to the American and New Jersey flags just outside the main building entrance. That’s nice! There is a Pizza Hut, but no Quiznos. (A unidirectional causal relationship Martha and I observed on our journey: Wherever there’s a Quiznos, there’s a Pizza Hut. The converse, however, is not the case.)

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6. Vince Lombardi

Both directions, mile marker 116

Vince Lombardi is the Turnpike’s most northerly service plaza, and also is the only one accessible to cars going in both directions. The truth is it’s quite good: Spacious, clean, and recently renovated, with a wide variety of fast-food options and a big, well-stocked Starbucks that (unlike many other rest stops) serves all of the hot Starbucks food. If you get confused in the course of leaving New York and getting onto the Turnpike, and realize you’ve accidentally gone in the wrong direction, Vince Lombardi’s bi-directionality presents a useful opportunity to reorient your trajectory. Arriving at 11 a.m., Martha and I were informed by a Burger King employee that they were no longer serving Croissan’wiches, but there were five of them right there under the heating lamps. We felt deceived.

5. Walt Whitman

Southbound, mile marker 31

The Roy Rogers here doesn’t salad-shame its customers, which is nice, and the parking area is surrounded by trees on three sides in a way that feels very serene and secluded in a way I feel like Walt Whitman would appreciate. Most Turnpike rest stops have a Hershey’s Ice Cream and a Dippin’ Dots vending machine; Walt Whitman also has a Carvel counter. No Fudgie the Whales to be seen, but they sell Carvelanches, a far more eating-in-the-car-friendly ice cream option.

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4. James Fenimore Cooper

Northbound, mile marker 39

This is competent, generally unremarkable rest area with some nice nature photos and, like Walt Whitman, a Carvel. As we were getting out of the car in its parking lot, Martha and I met THE TINIEST PUPPY EVER, her name is Diamond, she is a pit bull, and she was celebrating her eight-week birthday that very day. I cannot guarantee that Diamond will be there if you go, but what if she is and DIAMOND oh my god DIAMOND I LOVE YOU DIAMOND YOU ARE SUCH A GOOD GIRL YES YOU ARE.

3. Grover Cleveland

Northbound, mile marker 92

This gloriously airspacey building of glass and steel looks utterly unlike any of the other service plazas, which rock more of a faded ’90s aesthetic. For this, let us credit climate change: The original Grover Cleveland was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy in 2012, reopening in 2015 with an open floor plan, midcentury-ish seating, and a massive un-branded counter where you can get made-to-order pizzas, salads, and sandwiches — including the signature “I-95 Burger,” which for whatever reason is reuben-themed, the beef patty topped with pastrami, Swiss cheese, and Russian dressing. Sure! Okay!

Look, really, this rest area is just super pretty — maybe too pretty to be named for Grover Cleveland, who is described on the framed biographical explainer as, and this is a direct quote, “generally ranked among the second tier of American presidents.” This rest stop should be named after Judy Blume, who is far more inspiring than Grover Cleveland, but alas (or maybe not alas) is not dead yet.

2. Woodrow Wilson

Northbound, mile marker 58

There are plants in the corners — big, green, healthy looking ones. There’s a lot of sunlight. The floors are clean and the trim is un-chipped and the tables aren’t sticky. There’s a Quiznos and a Pizza Hut and a Roy Rogers, which has a lush, frequently refreshed Roy’s Fixin’s Bar that doesn’t carry with it so much as the faintest whiff of salad shaming.

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Any of these would be enough to clinch a high-ranking spot for ol’ Woodrow, but it also brings the goddamn pain with a slam-dunk move, the single best item a person can purchase and consume on the whole up-and-down stretch of the New Jersey Turnpike, and it is this: A fresh-squeezed orange juice machine, with a tray of plastic half-pint bottles next to it, that you can place under the tap and fill with orange juice that you get to watch being squeezed right in front of you, a mechanical wonder of oranges rolling out of a basket and down a track and being sliced in half and squished until all their sunset-hued lifeblood sluices out into your waiting vessel, sweet and fresh and tart. Martha and I almost wept. It was the most beautiful moment of our day.

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1. Molly Pitcher

Southbound, mile marker 72

My friends, Molly Pitcher is the best rest stop on the New Jersey Turnpike. I’ll admit now that I knew this outcome going in; for decades, for nearly my entire Turnpike-traversing life, this building named for a perhaps-fictional Revolutionary War heroine has been my rest stop of choice. I had considered, when Martha and I hit the road, that maybe this would turn out to have been an error, my frequent visits reinforcing my affections which would then translate into further visits, the mere-exposure effect in action. But her objective companionship confirmed what I’d already known: You can’t do better than Molly Pitcher.

The rest stop has many things you’ll find at other rest stops along the New Jersey Turnpike: a Roy Rogers (pleasantly sans salad-shaming), a Nathan’s Famous, a Cinnabon, a Dippin’ Dots vending machine, a counter where you can buy designer perfumes, for some reason. But it also offers gracefully arching windows and airy ceilings, a grassy picnic area, a standalone Starbucks with a separate entrance (which means it also offers the full Starbucks menu) and, semi-permanently, a Starbucks coffee truck parked just outside.

It also ups the game on the convenience shops, with a total of three: one in the gas station, one standard HMS market offering the exact same selection of beef jerky and state-branded gummy candies and (inexplicably) plush-animal sloths as all its brothers and sisters up and down the Turnpike.

But there’s a third convenience store, a sort of random-feeling one (it’s in the space that once upon a time was a Dick Clark-themed sit-down restaurant!), minimalist and slightly more upscale in its offerings, with blonde-wood shelves of dark-chocolate snacks merchandized alongside fake fruit. This store has — and I am not kidding — an old-timey candy store in the back, complete with wooden shelves and glass jars of penny-candy, many of which are inexplicably Tabasco-branded, and wooden barrels filled with packages of Big Fat Hissee Fit, a three-foot-long glucose monstrosity billed as the “world’s largest gummy snake.”

It is, in a word, flawless. The perfect place to pee, to stretch your legs, to eat a fried chicken leg with a side of bootleg topping-bar salad — to refuel not only your car, but your soul.

Helen Rosner is Eater’s editor-at-large. She was once, for several years, a resident of New Jersey.

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FAQs

How many rest stops in NJ? ›

There are 23 rest stops along the New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway: big, small; modern, outdated; fancy, no-frills. Clearly identified by big blue highway signs, they may look the same, but they're all different.

Does the NJ Turnpike have rest areas? ›

The New Jersey Turnpike is filled with rest stops. They are all very similar in design and the services they offer, all having full food services, restrooms, and travel services.

How many rest stops are on the NJ Parkway? ›

The 23 service areas on the New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway offer food, fuel, and a variety of services and amenities.

Who owns New Jersey rest stops? ›

New Jersey Rest Area Locations

They are mainly maintained by the New Jersey Department of Transportation. Some may be closed due to maintenance issues, its always best to have an alternate rest stop just in case.

Can you leave car overnight at rest stop in NJ? ›

Can You Sleep in Your Car at a New Jersey Rest Area? Yes, sleeping in your car is allowed. The New Jersey Department of Transportation expects drowsy drivers to use its rest areas, scenic overlooks, and service plazas to get some sleep.

Is I 95 the same as NJ Turnpike? ›

The two major highways in the state are the New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State parkway. The Turnpike runs north and south, from the Delaware Memorial Bridge to the George Washington Bridge. The New Jersey Turnpike and I 95 are the same highway until exit 6, going south, then the road is just the Turnpike.

How long is the NJ Turnpike? ›

Through various extensions built since its opening, the length of the turnpike is now 148 miles. The road is heavily used not just because of New Jersey's attractions but because it serves as a major connector to points along the East Coast.

Where is Exit 6 on the NJ Turnpike? ›

New Jersey Turnpike Exits
InterchangeMilepostLocation
326.1NJ168, Woodbury, S. Camden
434.5NJ73, Camden, Philadelphia
544Burlington, Mt. Holly
651Pennsylvania Turnpike
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Is there a Bruce Springsteen rest area in NJ? ›

Bruce Springsteen 'respectfully' declines having NJ rest area named for him; Sinatra, Bon Jovi, Gandolfini rest stops approved. This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated.

Does the Garden State have rest stops? ›

Stepping up its game: Your Garden State Parkway rest area just got more Jersey. Step aside, Molly Pitcher, Alexander Hamilton, Joyce Kilmer, Thomas Edison and all the other names for rest areas along the New Jersey Turnpike. The Garden State Parkway is stepping up its game.

What is the last rest stop on the Garden State parkway north? ›

Montvale service area is a service area on the Garden State Parkway at milepost 171. This is the last rest stop on the Parkway in New Jersey heading Northbound before entering New York and the New York Thruway.

Where is Jon Bon Jovi rest stop? ›

The Jon Bon Jovi rest stop on the Garden State Parkway is way cooler than you may think...in fact, it's cool enough that you should make it a point to fill up there. There is a Bon Jovi hologram and you can ask him questions!

What is cheesequake? ›

Cheesequake State Park is a botanical preserve in the midst of a rapidly developing region around the western end of Raritan Bay between South Amboy and Keyport in Monmouth County, NJ. The 1,284 acres of parkland encompasses most of a tidal wetland along Cheesequake Creek, swamps, and low hilly forested upland.

How many exits are there on the New Jersey Turnpike? ›

It's now 12 lanes at its widest point in Monmouth and Middlesex counties. The Parkway maintains a total of 365 exits and entrances. Tolls are collected at 49 locations, including 11 plazas on the main roadway and 38 on entrance or exit ramps.

Can I sleep in my car at a Walmart in NJ? ›

Answer provided by. If you're traveling through the Garden State and you need to stop, it is not against the law to sleep in your car in New Jersey.

Can you sleep in Walmart parking lot? ›

To spend the entire night without becoming a trespasser, you will need permission. Such permission could be from the property owner or whoever they have designated to manage or secure their property. All this legal jargon means that you need to ask permission before sleeping in a Walmart parking lot.

Where can I sleep in my car legally? ›

Answer provided by. As far as state laws go, you can legally sleep in your car anywhere, provided it's not on private property or prohibited by signage or local law. This is essentially just legal jargon for saying it's legal to sleep in your car.

Why did they rename Cheesequake rest stop? ›

Gov. Phil Murphy announced Tuesday that the New Jersey Turnpike Authority is renaming the Cheesequake service area, at Exit 124, after the famous Sayreville rocker, as part of a statewide effort to name service areas on the Garden State Parkway after iconic New Jersey Hall of Fame (NJHOF) inductees.

What exit is Cherry Hill on the turnpike? ›

Great Overnight Stop: Cherry Hill, NJ (NJTPK, Exit 4)

What was the Cheesequake rest area named after? ›

The community's name has been said to be derived from the Lenni Lenape word "Cheseh-oh-ke", meaning "upland" or from the word "chickhake", meaning "land that has been cleared."

What is the speed limit on NJ Turnpike? ›

The default speed limit is 65 miles per hour (105 km/h) between the southern terminus and milepost 97, and 55 miles per hour (89 km/h) from there to the northern terminus. The Newark Bay Extension carries a 50-mile-per-hour (80 km/h) limit.

What's the longest interstate in United States? ›

I-90: 3,020.44 miles

Interstate 90, America's longest Interstate Highway, spans from Boston, Massachusetts, to Seattle, Washington.

Can you pay cash on the NJ Turnpike? ›

You can pay tolls on the New Jersey Turnpike or Garden State Parkway using E-ZPass or cash, or the Holland or Lincoln tunnels going into New York City with E-ZPass or by license plate and invoice.

Why is NJ Turnpike famous? ›

The Jersey Turnpike is also the most heavily traveled toll road in the nation. It balloons from 12 lanes north of Exit 8A—six lanes for cars only, and six lanes for cars and trucks—to 18 lanes between Exits 14 and 15E.

How much does NJ make in tolls a day? ›

drives through the tollbooths on the eastbound George Washington Bridge. E-ZPass registers “Toll Paid” or the toll collector raises the gate. This goes on 24/7, and each day the GWB collects $944,640. Basically, that works out to $328 every second.

Why is it called a turnpike? ›

Etymology. From Middle English turnpyke (“spiked barrier across a road”), originally used to block access to such a road until toll was paid. Equivalent to modern turn + pike (“shaft”).

What is Exit 7 on the NJ Turnpike? ›

NJ Turnpike at Exit 7, Bordentown, NJ, Travel Adventure - MapQuest.

What town is Exit 5 on NJ Turnpike? ›

NJ Turnpike at Exit 5 - Westampton Township, NJ.

Where is exit 3 on the New Jersey Turnpike? ›

NJ Turnpike at Exit 3 - Intersection in Bellmawr.

Where is Bruce Springsteen's farm in NJ? ›

A sprawling 127-acre estate in Colts Neck, New Jersey, a pocket of the Garden State known for its equestrian farms, mansions and Bruce Springsteen, is headed to the market Friday for $27.5 million, Mansion Global has learned.

Does Springsteen live in Colts Neck NJ? ›

“I suppose the unusual thing was that moving around the world as I did, all I do is I always came back," he said. "I always come back.” Springsteen now lives in nearby Colts Neck.

How much are NJ parkway tolls? ›

Last UpdatedJanuary 1, 2022 at 1:07 PM

The cost for passenger cars on the parkway has risen by 6 cents to $1.96 at most main toll plazas for E-ZPass customers and from $1.95 to $2 for cash customers. The Toms River toll is now 2 cents higher at 97 cents for E-ZPass customers and $1 when paying by cash.

What exit is LBI on the Garden State parkway? ›

If traveling the Garden State Parkway, use Exit 63. On US 9, look for the Manahawkin exit. NJ Route 72 East will take you right to LBI.

What exit is the Garden State parkway on the NJ Turnpike North? ›

Next in line for Interstate 95 northbound is the junction with the Garden State Parkway (Exit 11).

Where does Garden State Parkway start and end? ›

The 173-mile Garden State Parkway runs from Cape May in the south to the New York State Thruway at the northern border between New Jersey and New York. Rest stops with gas and food are located all along the parkway.

Are tractor trailers allowed on the Garden State Parkway? ›

No trucks or special vehicles are permitted on the Garden State Parkway in New Jersey.

Where can you legally sleep in your car in NJ? ›

Answer provided by. If you're traveling through the Garden State and you need to stop, it is not against the law to sleep in your car in New Jersey. However, overnight parking or camping isn't available in all areas or rest stops.

How many exits are there on the New Jersey Turnpike? ›

It's now 12 lanes at its widest point in Monmouth and Middlesex counties. The Parkway maintains a total of 365 exits and entrances. Tolls are collected at 49 locations, including 11 plazas on the main roadway and 38 on entrance or exit ramps.

Does Garden State Parkway have rest stops? ›

Stepping up its game: Your Garden State Parkway rest area just got more Jersey. Step aside, Molly Pitcher, Alexander Hamilton, Joyce Kilmer, Thomas Edison and all the other names for rest areas along the New Jersey Turnpike. The Garden State Parkway is stepping up its game.

What is the route number for the New Jersey Turnpike? ›

East Coast Roads - New Jersey State Route 700 - New Jersey Turnpike. The New Jersey Turnpike is New Jersey's main north/south toll road. It begins at I-295 in Pennsville, just north of the Delaware Memorial Bridge.

Why can't you sleep in your car? ›

What is this? No, under federal law, it is not illegal to sleep in your car unless you are trespassing, intoxicated (including engine off), or falling asleep whilst driving. That being said, some cities have local ordinances that do make it a crime.

How do homeless people survive with cars? ›

10 Tips for Living out of Your Vehicle
  1. Stay organized. ...
  2. Take a good cooler. ...
  3. Get a power inverter for your car charger. ...
  4. Keep quick meals on hand. ...
  5. Take lots of baby wipes. ...
  6. Take some air fresheners. ...
  7. Make a really really good playlist. ...
  8. Sleep in national forests.

Where can I sleep in my car legally? ›

Answer provided by. As far as state laws go, you can legally sleep in your car anywhere, provided it's not on private property or prohibited by signage or local law. This is essentially just legal jargon for saying it's legal to sleep in your car.

How much does NJ make in tolls a day? ›

drives through the tollbooths on the eastbound George Washington Bridge. E-ZPass registers “Toll Paid” or the toll collector raises the gate. This goes on 24/7, and each day the GWB collects $944,640. Basically, that works out to $328 every second.

Who owns the NJ Turnpike? ›

The New Jersey Turnpike Authority (NJTA) is a state agency responsible for maintaining the New Jersey Turnpike and the Garden State Parkway, which are two toll roads in the U.S. state of New Jersey. The agency is headquartered in Woodbridge Township, New Jersey.

What is the speed limit on NJ Turnpike? ›

The default speed limit is 65 miles per hour (105 km/h) between the southern terminus and milepost 97, and 55 miles per hour (89 km/h) from there to the northern terminus. The Newark Bay Extension carries a 50-mile-per-hour (80 km/h) limit.

Is there a Bruce Springsteen rest area in NJ? ›

Bruce Springsteen 'respectfully' declines having NJ rest area named for him; Sinatra, Bon Jovi, Gandolfini rest stops approved. This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated.

What exit is Cherry Hill on the turnpike? ›

Great Overnight Stop: Cherry Hill, NJ (NJTPK, Exit 4)

What is the last rest stop on the Garden State parkway north? ›

Montvale service area is a service area on the Garden State Parkway at milepost 171. This is the last rest stop on the Parkway in New Jersey heading Northbound before entering New York and the New York Thruway.

Why is it called a turnpike? ›

Etymology. From Middle English turnpyke (“spiked barrier across a road”), originally used to block access to such a road until toll was paid. Equivalent to modern turn + pike (“shaft”).

Why is the New Jersey Turnpike famous? ›

The turnpike is celebrated in art, verse, song, film, and literature. It makes appearances in The Godfather, Midnight Cowboy, Being John Malkovich, The Gumball Rally, The Muppets Take Manhattan, Garden State, Jersey Girl, and many others. It appears in the title sequence of The Sopranos.

What is the first exit on the NJ Turnpike? ›

New Jersey Turnpike Exits
InterchangeMilepostLocation
11.2Delaware Memorial Bridge
212.9US322, Swedesboro, Chester
326.1NJ168, Woodbury, S. Camden
434.5NJ73, Camden, Philadelphia
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