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Natural Wonders of NJ

Natural Wonders of NJ


Some of New Jersey's most exciting history can be found in our more than two dozen State Parks. Old names such as Wawayanda and Hopatcong remind us of the Lenni Lenape, or "Original People." Historic battlefields recall New Jersey's perilous years as "the Crossroads of the American Revolution." Abandoned forges still speak of our first great industry, and we can trace the beginnings of our transportation network in the paths of the Morris and the Delaware & Raritan Canals. 

Trails across the state often fulfill different purposes.  Rail-Trails New Jersey & New York: The Definitive Guide to the Region's Top Multiuse Trails covers many attractions across the two states including the Great Lakes, the Atlantic Ocean coastline, the Finger Lakes, and the Catskill and Adirondack Mountains. You’ll appreciate the detailed maps for each trail, plus driving directions to trailheads. Quick, at-a-glance icons indicate which activities each trail can accommodate, from biking to fishing to snowmobiling.

Our state is also noteworthy for the breadth of its ecological diversity, as evidenced in Wild New Jersey: Nature Adventures in the Garden State. Along with the expert guidance of charismatic wildlife biologists and local conservationists, he explores mountains, valleys, beaches, pine barrens, caves, rivers, marshlands, and more—breathtaking landscapes and the state’s Noah’s Ark of fascinating creatures. 

The outdoors have the ability to bring the whole family together. Best Hikes with Children in New Jersey can do just that as it features hikes and outdoor activities on the easier side, which makes for an adventure the whole family can enjoy.