30+ Fun Locations Opening for their 2022 Season

Updated: Mar 26, 2022 Short URL: gonj.me/open22

Spring is a special time of year, bringing flowers, new growth, warmer and longer days for more fun adventures... it is our favorite time of year. And with this change of season, many fun places around NJ will soon be opening for their 2022 season!

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Atlantic County, Bergen County, Camden County, Cape May County, Essex County, Hunterdon County, Mercer County, Monmouth County, Ocean County, Passaic County, Somerset County, Sussex County, Warren County


Atlantic County


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Lucy the Elephant

Opening Day:
Memorial Day Weekend

Margate City, Atlantic County, NJ

Lucy the Elephant is located along the beach in Josephine Harron Park (named for our co-founder) in Margate, New Jersey. She is six stories high and is listed on the National Park Registry of Historic...


Address
9200 Atlantic Ave,
Margate City, NJ 08402

Website
http://www.lucytheelephant.org

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/elephantlucy/

Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/lucytheelephant/


Amusement Park

Steel Pier

Opening Day:
April 16

Atlantic City, Atlantic County, NJ

AC's #1 Family Destination for Amusement Rides & Attractions. Now the home to the 3rd Largest Observation Wheel in the Country.


Address
1000 Boardwalk,
Atlantic City, New Jersey 08401

Website
https://steelpier.com/

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/steelpier

Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/steelpierac/


Amusement Park

Storybook Land

Opening Day:
April 2

Egg Harbor Township, Atlantic County, NJ

Storybook Land has been keeping the spirit of childhood alive in an entertaining and educational atmosphere. At Storybook Land, our emphasis is on fun for the entire family.


Address
6415 Black Horse Pike,
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234

Phone
(609) 641-7847

Website
http://storybookland.com

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/SBL1955

Instagram
https://instagram.com/storybookland_nj/

Twitter
http://twitter.com/Storybook_Land


Bergen County


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Bergen County Zoo

Opening Day:
Open Year-Round

Paramus, Bergen County, NJ

The Bergen County Zoo exhibits wildlife from North and South America. You have the unique opportunity to view such rare and unusual species as Baird's Tapirs, Andean Condors, American Alligators, Gold...


Address
216 Forest Avenue,
Paramus, New Jersey 07652

Phone
201-262-3771

Website
https://www.co.bergen.nj.us/bergen-county-zoo/about-bergen-county-zoo

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/BergenCountyZoo

Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/bergencountyzoo/?hl=en


Camden County


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Amusement/Water Park

Clementon Park & Splash World

Opening Day:
May 21

Clementon, Camden County, NJ

Clementon Park & Splash World is the Delaware Valleys only combination theme and water park and has been a destination for residents of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware for the last 104 years.


Address
144 Berlin Rd,
Clementon, New Jersey 08021

Website
https://www.clementonpark.com/

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/ClementonParkOfficial

Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/clementonpark/


Cape May County


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Zoo

Cape May County Park and Zoo

Opening Day:
Open Year-Round

Cape May Court House, Cape May County, NJ

Visitors to the Cape May County Zoo are greeted by lions and tigers and bears, by red pandas and red foxes, by camels and cranes.


Address
Route 9 & Crest Haven Road
Cape May Court House, New Jersey 08210

Phone
(609) 465-5271

Website
https://www.capemaycountynj.gov/1008/Park-Zoo

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/capemaycountyparkzoo

Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/capemaycountyzoo/


Amusement Park

Gillian's Wonderland Pier

Opening Day:
April 9

Ocean City, Cape May County, NJ

Gillians Wonderland Pier is a historic amusement park founded in 1929 by David Gillian, who first came to Ocean City in 1914. It is located on the ocean boardwalk of the New Jersey shore.


Address
600 Boardwalk,
Ocean City, New Jersey 08226

Phone
609-399-7082

Website
https://www.gillians.com/

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/GilliansOCNJ

Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/gilliansocnj/


Amusement Park

Morey's Piers

Opening Day:
April 30

Wildwood, Cape May County, NJ

Enjoy the beautiful New Jersey coast, just with a little more fun. Each of our three amusement piers has activities and rides for all ages! And our two water parks, Ocean Oasis and Raging Waters, will...


Address
3501 Boardwalk,
Wildwood, New Jersey 08260

Website
https://www.moreyspiers.com/

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/MoreysPiers/

Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/moreyspiers/


Amusement Park

Playland's Castaway Cove

Opening Day:
April 9

Ocean City, Cape May County, NJ

Situated by the boardwalk, this long-standing amusement park has thrill rides, family rides, mini-golf go-karts & an arcade for all ages!


Address
1020 Boardwalk,
Ocean City, New Jersey 08226

Website
https://oceancityfun.com/

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/playlandscastawaycoveocnj

Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/playlandscastawaycove_official/


Essex County


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Scenic Attraction

Branch Brook Park

Cherry Blossoms:
First week of April

Newark, Essex County, NJ

Branch Brook Park, the nation's first county park, is located in the North Ward of Newark, between the neighborhoods of Forest Hill and Roseville. A portion of the park is also located within the Town...


Address
Park Ave. & Lake St.
Newark, New Jersey 07102

Website
https://www.essexcountyparks.org/parks/branch-brook-park

Branch Brook Park Alliance
http://www.branchbrookpark.org/

Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/branchbrookpark/


Hunterdon County


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Scenic Attraction

The Red Mill Museum Village

Opening Day:
April 1

Clinton, Hunterdon County, NJ

The Red Mill is a 4-story grist mill located along the South Branch Raritan River at 56 Main Street in Clinton, New Jersey. It was built c. 1810 as an industrial mill. It has served several roles, inc...


Address
56 Main Street,
Clinton, New Jersey 08809

Website
https://theredmill.org/

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/redmillmuseum

Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/theredmillmuseum/


Mercer County


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Baseball Season

Trenton Thunder Ballpark (Trenton Thunder)

Opening Day:
June 7

Trenton, Mercer County, NJ

Big League Futures. Major League Fun. The Trenton Thunder are a collegiate summer baseball team of the MLB Draft League, playing at the Trenton Thunder Ballpark (Trenton, New Jersey).


Address
One Thunder Road
Trenton, NJ 08611

Website
https://www.milb.com/trenton

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/TrentonThunder/

Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/trentonthunder/


Monmouth County


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Holland Ridge Farms

Tulip Bloom Starts:
Beginning of April

Cream Ridge, Monmouth County, NJ

Our 140 acre farm, located in Cream Ridge, NJ, just off Exit 7A on the NJ Turnpike, will be blooming with over 1 millions tulips this Spring 2018. Come walk the tulip fields and stroll through our edu...


Address
86 Rues Road,
Upper Freehold, New Jersey 08514

Phone
609-448 -7483

Website
https://www.hollandridgefarms.com/

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/hollandridgefarms

Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/hollandridgefarms/


Amusement / Water Park

Keansburg Amusement Park

Rides Open:
April 1
Water Park Opens:
May 21

Keansburg, Monmouth County, NJ

Keansburg Amusement Park is safe, clean affordable fun for young and old. Filled w/dozens of kiddie rides, thrill rides and family attraction.


Address
275 Beachway Ave,
Keansburg, NJ 07734

Phone
(732) 495-1400

Website
http://www.keansburgamusementpark.com/

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/KeansburgAmusementRunawayRapids

Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/keansburg_amusement_park/


Ocean County


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Breakwater Beach Waterpark

Opening Day:
May 28

Seaside Heights, Ocean County, NJ

Breakwater Beach Waterpark offers great water slides, a water playground, a lazy river and more.


Address
800 Ocean Terr.
Seaside Heights, New Jersey 08751

Phone
(732) 793-6488

Website
http://www.casinopiernj.com/breakwaterbeach/index.html

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/casinopier.breakwaterbeach

Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/casinopier_bwb/


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Casino Pier in Seaside Heights

Opening Day:
April 2

Seaside Heights, Ocean County, NJ

Casino Pier offers family friendly activities, amusements, rides, mini golf, and great food.. all on the boardwalk at the Jersey Shore


Address
800 Ocean Terrace
Seaside Heights, New Jersey 08751

Phone
(732) 793-6488

Website
http://www.casinopiernj.com/

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/casinopier.breakwaterbeach/

Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/casinopier_bwb/


Amusement Park

Fantasy Island Amusement Park

Opening Day:
May 21

Beach Haven, Ocean County, NJ

Welcome to Fantasy Island Amusement Park, one of Long Beach Islands crown jewels. Boasting 17 amusement rides, games of all types, an arcade, food, a classic carousel, private parties, and so much mor...


Address
750 North Bay Avenue,
Beach Haven, New Jersey 08008

Phone
609-492-4000

Website
https://fantasyislandlbi.com/

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/fantasyislandlbi

Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/fantasyislandlbi/


Baseball

FirstEnergy Park (Jersey Shore BlueClaws)

Opening Day:
April 8

Lakewood, Ocean County, NJ

This is the baseball stadium where the Jersey Shore BlueClaws call home.


Address
2 Stadium Way
Lakewood, New Jersey 08701

Phone
(732) 901-7000

Website
http://www.blueclaws.com/

Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/BlueClaws1


Amusement Park

Jenkinson's Amusement Park and Rides

Opening Day:
April 9

Point Pleasant Beach, Ocean County, NJ

With several rides intended for small children, it is a great place for a child's first amusement park experience. At the southernmost end of our amusement park, you will find our larger rides. Teenag...


Address
300 North Ocean Avenue,
Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey 08742

Website
https://jenkinsons.com/amusement-park/

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/JenksAmusementPark

Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/jenksamusementpark/


Amusement Park

Six Flags Great Adventure

Opening Day:
April 1

Jackson, Ocean County, NJ

One of the largest theme parks in the world, Six Flags Great Adventure has so much to offer any age visitor! From pulse-pounding roller coasters to gentler options for tots. Take a break at one of our...


Address
1 Six Flags Blvd,
Jackson, NJ 08527

Website
http://www.sixflags.com/greatadventure

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/sixflagsgreatadventure

Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/sfgradventure/


Water Park

Six Flags Great Adventure Hurricane Harbor

Opening Day:
May 14

Jackson, Ocean County, NJ

Brave Hurricane Mountain, get a speed rush on Tornado, and so much more! We have dozens of thrills to test your limit.


Address
1 Six Flags Boulevard,
Jackson Township, New Jersey 08527

Website
https://www.sixflags.com/hurricaneharbornj

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/sixflagsgreatadventure

Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/sfgradventure/


Zoo

Six Flags Great Adventure Wild Safari

Opening Day:
March 19

Jackson, Ocean County, NJ

Boasting 1,200 animals from six continents including elephants, rhinos, tigers, giraffes and lions, Wild Safari Drive-Thru Adventure takes explorers on an exhilarating, interactive animal adventure.


Address
1 Six Flags Boulevard,
Jackson Township, New Jersey 08527

Website
https://www.sixflags.com/greatadventure/things-to-do/animal-attractions

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/sixflagsgradventurewildsafari

Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/sfgradventure/


Water Park

Thundering Surf Waterpark

Opening Day:
May 21

Beach Haven, Ocean County, NJ

Large, seasonal entertainment venue featuring a water park, miniature golf course & casual eateries.


Address
300 Taylor Avenue,
Beach Haven, New Jersey 08008

Website
https://www.thunderingsurfwaterpark.com/

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/ThunderingSurfWaterpark

Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/thunderingsurfwaterpark/


Passaic County


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Highlands Natural Pool

Opening Day:
May 28

Ringwood, Passaic County, NJ

Come check out our natural pool! It's stream-fed, beautiful and available to anyone for a reasonable fee. Enjoy the natural beauty of your surroundings.


Address
180 Snake Den Rd,
Ringwood, NJ 07456

Website
https://www.highlandsnaturalpool.org

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/hnpool/

Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/highlandsnaturalpool/


Baseball

Yogi Berra Stadium (New Jersey Jackals)

Opening Day:
May 27

Little Falls, Passaic County, NJ

The stadium is home to the New Jersey Jackals professional baseball team and is located on the campus of Montclair State University in Little Falls, NJ. Fans can enjoy baseball games as well as other ...


Address
27 Clove Road,
Little Falls, New Jersey 07424

Website
http://njjackals.pointstreaksites.com/view/njjackals/home-page-657/

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/YogiBerraStadium/


Somerset County


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Duke Farms

Bike rentals start:
Late April
(Duke is open throughout the year... we just wanted to mention them :))

Hillsborough, Somerset County, NJ

Large estate garden in Hillsborough, whose features include a lake and other water features, a sycamore allee, and barns. Many outdoor activities and events are available.


Address
80 US Highway 206
Hillsborough, NJ 08844-4102

Phone
(908) 722-3700

Website
http://www.dukefarms.org

Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/visitdukefarms

Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/dukefarms


Baseball

TD Bank Ballpark (Somerset Patriots)

Opening Day:
April 12

Bridgewater, Somerset County, NJ

As The New York Yankees Double-A Affiliate, the Somerset Patriots develop todays top minor league talent into the pinstriped superstars of tomorrow for Major League Baseballs winningest team.


Address
1 Patriots Park,
Bridgewater Township, New Jersey 08807

Website
https://www.milb.com/somerset

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/somersetpatriots/


Sussex County


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Bike/Water Park

Mountain Creek Resort

Bike Park Opening:
May 7
Water Park Opening:
May 18

Vernon, Sussex County, NJ

Mountain Creek offers fun all year round with their summer activities like a water park and mountain biking, as well as great skiing in the winter.


Address
200 Route 94
Vernon, New Jersey 07462
Sussex County

Phone
(973) 827-2000

Mountain Creek Resort Website
http://www.mountaincreek.com

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/MountainCreekNJ

Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/mountaincreek/


Baseball

Skylands Stadium (Sussex County Miners)

Opening Day:
May 13

Augusta, Sussex County, NJ

The Sussex County Miners are a professional independent league baseball team playing at the Skylands Stadium (Augusta, New Jersey).


Address
94 Championship Place,
Augusta, New Jersey 07822

Phone
(973) 383-7644

Website
http://sussexcountyminers.com/

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/SussexCountyMiners/

Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/sussexcountyminers/


Zoo

Space Farms Zoo & Museum

Opening Day:
March 26

Sussex, Sussex County, NJ

Space Farms offers educational fun for all ages while getting up close with bears, tigers, snakes, lions, and much.


Address
218 Route 519
Sussex, New Jersey 07461
Sussex County

Phone
(973) 875-5800

Website
http://www.spacefarms.com/

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/spacefarms

Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/spacefarmszooandmuseum/


Amusement Park

Wild West City

Opening Day:
April 30

Stanhope, Sussex County, NJ

Wild West City is a western heritage theme park that brings the old west back to life through portrayals of real-life western characters, legendary events, and a frontier town re-creation. Featuring 2...


Address
50 Lackawanna Dr,
Stanhope, New Jersey 07874

Phone
973-347-8900

Website
http://www.wildwestcity.com/

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/WildWestCity

Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/wildwestcitynj/


Warren County


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Amusement Park

Land of Make Believe

Opening Day:
April 28

Hope, Warren County, NJ

Land of Make Believe is a premier Family Amusement & Water Park offering Short Lines, Lowest Prices and Wholesome Atmosphere for the Whole Family. It is the best day trip destination in North Jersey.


Address
354 Great Meadows Road,
Hope, New Jersey 07844

Website
https://www.lomb.com/

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/LandOfMakeBelieveHopeNJ

Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/landofmakebelieveofficial/

About the author - Jeff C.

 Jeff C.
Jeff C. is a web developer in Central New Jersey that has a passion for helping folks get outside and explore NJ. He works on a few Outdoor-centric sites, including GetOutsideNJ, the NJ Outdoor Map, ExploringAllaire, and more. Please visit getoutsidedevelopment.com to learn more!

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