7,400 acres, trail networks, gardens, sponsors of summer music series.
3,669 acres, 106 campsites, bath houses, concession stands, prize lake trout. Entrance fee Memorial - Labor Day.
2,012 acres, 70 campsites. Beach, bath and shower house, boating and fishing. Entrance fee Memorial - Labor Day.
1,036 acres, 50 campsites, features a 26-inch Newtonian reflector telescope for night skywatching programs.
Plan to spend a day on this easy path from garden to garden. Get to know the richness and pleasures of their natural and cultivated diversity.
A working farm since 1760, and New Jersey's first living, historical farm, features regular events illustrating rural life in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Voted New Jersey's #1 public garden, the Frelinghuysen Arboretum is open seven days a week free of charge. The 127-acre property features a large collection of trees and shrubs, themed gardens, the Haggery Education Center, and miles of nature trails.
Open 7 days a week, 9am-4:30pm, the Nature Center houses a reference library, and auditorium, two classrooms, and natural history displays. Hikers are welcome on the two miles of trails through woods, fields, swamps and marshes. Self-guiding trail books are available.Weekend family programing, trail walks, and workshops are scheduled on a seasonal basis. The Center also provides programs for school and scouting groups as well as a childrenâ€™s summer environmental program at the Kay Environmental Center in Chester.
890 acres, no camping. Hiking trails, excellent fishing in theBlack River and occasional tours of historic mine area.
Operates over 10,000 acres of recreational parklands including 2 arboreta, 3 golf courses, a sports arena, a living historical farm, and a turn-of-the-century operating gristmill.
The story of one of the Northwestern New JerseyŐs largest and more improbable natural treasures, a fist shaped swath of land designated in 1987 as the Pyramid Mountain Natural Historic Area, nearly 1,500 acres of wooded terrain dotted with brooks, swamps, glacial deposits, rock outcroppings glens and vistas.
Rising beyond the eastern shore of the Rockaway River, a Passaic River tributary, stands the Tourne, a modest mountain known for its rocky terrain and spectacular New York skyline views.
The canal's route provides a 67 mile, 4,476 acre corridor of recreation and wildlife that invites your pleasure by foot, bike or canoe.
One of three facilities at which the public may access the Great Swamp, the center is host to numerous events during the year and is historically significant as the former residence of Lord Stirling.
Once part of the estate of geologist Leonard J. Buck, who created the garden in the late 1930s with landscape architect Zenon Schreiber, the gardens were donated to the Somerset County Park Commission in 1974.
When the Jersey sky hangs white in summer haze, head to the woods at Six Mile Run in Franklin Township, Somerset County; a comfortable trail for all but the infirm, and pretty enough to forget your woes and dip into nature for a while.
Home to 10,000 acres of open space including gardens, golf courses, a riding stable, an environmental education center, tennis facilities, a swim club, paddle boating, and general use facilities. Summer special events include the Free Summer Concert Series and the Fourth of July Family Festival.
15,413 acres, 50 campsites. The monument marks highest elevation in New Jersey. Beach at Lake Marcia. Cross country ski center. Entrance fee Memorial - Labor Day.
The 1200 acre linear park includes the Paulinskill Valley and Sussex Branch trails established on abandoned rail beds through Warren and Sussex counties.
Public access to NJâ€™s largest lake features a large beach area and historical museum at the park. Entrance fee Memorial - Labor Day
15,482 acres, 77 campsites (some with furnished cabins with fireplace and a long waiting list), miles of trails, ravines, and streams, and theNJ School of Conservation. Entrance fee Memorial - Labor Day.
A large 7,500 acre waterfowl habitat along a 9 mile section of the Walkill River. Hiking, birding, fishing, canoeing.
18,235 acres include a 225 acre lake, boat rentals, fishing. 60 miles of hiking trails including a section of the Appalachian Trail and iron mining era remnants. Fee Memorial - Labor Day.
Warren County's Montana Mountain, Merrill Creek Reservoir, and the Pohatcong Valley is equally rewarding for students of history and devotees of the outdoors.
Operated by the New Jersey Division of Fish & Wildlife, the center is located within the 4,000-acre Pequest Wildlife Management Area. There are programs about natural resources, fishing education, and self-guided tours of the trout hatchery.
805 acres, 40 campsites., Six miles of marked foot, horse and mountain biking trails; some along sections of the historic Morris Canal. Interpretive nature programs.
6421 acres, 69 campsites along Delaware River. Extensive hiking trails through Delaware Water Gap and contiguous with National Recreation Area. Includes Dunnfied Creek and Sunfish Pond.