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New Jersey's National Parks

New Jersey’s National Parks

Visit New Jersey has shared this adventurous list of 12 ways to enjoy the New Jersey National Parks!

On August 25, 2016, the National Park Service will celebrate its 100th birthday of serving and preserving our nation’s most cherished natural spaces, historic sites, and recreation areas.  Find your own way to celebrate this centennial event by exploring one of the National Park sites in New Jersey.  Here are 12 ideas to get you started:

Appalachian National Scenic Trail courtesy NPS

Appalachian National Scenic Trail courtesy NPS

  • Take the ferry from Liberty State Park to Ellis Island—part of the Statue of Liberty National Monument—to learn about the immigrants who came to America in search of a better life.

    Ferry to Ellis Island

    Ferry to Ellis Island

  • Visit the oldest continuously-operating lighthouse at Sandy Hook, part of Gateway National Recreation Area—a 27,000-acre national park that is comprised of numerous locations throughout New Jersey and New York.
  • Paddle your way through Great Egg Harbor River, a 129-mile river system that flows through New Jersey’s Pinelands National Reserve.

    Great Egg Harbor River, NJ

    Great Egg Harbor River

  • Step into replica soldier cabins and envision what it must have been like when George Washington and the Continental Army camped out for the winter of 1779 in New Jersey, in what is now Morristown National Historical Park.
  • War Department of 1779- 1780 General Washington and his staff designed strategy in hopes to end the war with a victory.

    War Department of 1779- 1780 General Washington and his staff designed strategy in hopes to end the war with a victory.

    Drive along parts of the 300-mile New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail Route, and stop at one of the many New Jersey State Parks en route.

  • Hike one of the many scenic trails, and spot wildlife along the way at New Jersey Pinelands National Preserve, which encompasses more than one million acres of idyllic farmland, dense forests and serene wetlands.

    New Jersey Pineland National Reserve

    New Jersey Pineland National Reserve

  • Stand where Thomas Edison stood when he made inventions that changed the modern world as you tour his home and laboratory at the Thomas Edison National Historical Park.

    Glenmont, Home of Thomas and Mina Edison

    Glenmont, Home of Thomas and Mina Edison, photo credit Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Thomas Edison National Historical Park

  • Follow the trail that American and French soldiers took from 1781-1782 during the Revolutionary War while you explore the Washington-Rochambeau National Historic Trail.  The 680-mile trail is dotted with a hundred of historical sites throughout both metropolitan and rural areas.

About Visit New Jersey

The New Jersey Division of Travel and Tourism is responsible for promoting New Jersey’s premier tourist assets to potential visitors. For additional information on New Jersey attractions and events, visit our website, www.VisitNJ.org or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or on the Visit NJ Mobile App.

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