The weather forecast in New Jersey is looking gorgeous for New Year’s Day 2019! That’s the perfect excuse to get out for some fresh air and exercise in one of New Jersey’s State Parks. The NJ State Park Service is hosting guided hikes and mountain bike rides across the region on January 1st, 2019.
Palisades Interstate Park — which stretches from Fort Lee to Alpine — has it all. You can hike all day up by the New Jersey-New York state line, or enjoy a casual stroll through a picnic area down by the Hudson River in the afternoon. Pack up your car or your backpack and head up to this versatile park to see what North Jersey has to offer all year round.
If you’re the adventurous type and love nothing more during this season than capturing the beautiful colors the leaves are changing, you’ve come to the right place. New Jersey is full of parks, forests, and arboretums that might be the perfect place to take pictures of the fall foliage, but we’ve rounded up some of the best locations for you. Be sure to tag your photos with #NJspotsFall when you visit!
NJspots was started by the founder with the purpose of showing more people what New Jersey is all about and bashing stereotypes that the Garden State has. As the years have gone on, the NJspots community has continued to share amazing places around the state that are worth visiting.
Part of the Appalachian Trail, the Pochuck Boardwalk famous section of boardwalk hiking trail through the marshy lands of North New Jersey. The trail is located in Glenwood, New Jersey and starts off County Road 517. This serene and adventurous 1.5-mile section along the Appalachian Trail is a favorite among locals and also thru-hikers making the trek from Georgia to Maine.
Central Jersey is the hotly-debated region of our great state. And I’m here to tell you that yes, it exists, and yes, it’s amazing to explore. The most popular spots to visit in New Jersey are the Delaware Water Gap, or far south in the Pine Barrens. However, Central Jersey is home to some beautiful parks, swim-spots, and most importantly, great places to eat!