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2018 Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival

Mar 12. 2018: 2018 Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival

Pick one or join us for many of our fabulous featured events during the 2018 Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival!

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Introducing Trail Tracker for New Jersey State Parks, Forests & Historic Sites

Oct 13. 2017: Introducing Trail Tracker for New Jersey State Parks, Forests & Historic Sites

The New Jersey State Parks system has released a new way to explore NJ!

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(updated) State Parks, Forests, Historic Sites, and Recreation Areas will be closed for a bit

Jul 1. 2017: (updated) State Parks, Forests, Historic Sites, and Recreation Areas will be closed for a bit

Due to the government shutdown in the State of New Jersey, all State Parks, Forests, Historic Sites, and Recreation Areas will be closed until further notice.

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NJ State Championships Disc Golf Tournament at Thompson Park

May 22. 2017: NJ State Championships Disc Golf Tournament at Thompson Park

Thompson Park Disc Golf Course, created by East Brunswick resident David Wolverton for his Eagle Scout Project, hosted the Sunday Finals of the NJ State Championships Disc Golf Tournament.

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Bald Eagle Chicks Hatch At Manasquan Reservoir (Patch Article)

Apr 5. 2017: Bald Eagle Chicks Hatch At Manasquan Reservoir (Patch Article)

Great news from the Manasquan Reservoir! Have you ever seen one soaring around NJ?

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The SPIRIT of the JERSEYS Returns to Monmouth Battlefield State Park

Mar 17. 2017: The SPIRIT of the JERSEYS Returns to Monmouth Battlefield State Park

Experience five centuries of New Jerseys history all in one place at the annual SPIRIT of the JERSEYS State History Fair - a historical festival for all ages on Saturday, May 13th, Monmouth Battlefield State Park in Manalapan, NJ.

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2017 First Day Hikes Throughout the NJ State Parks

Dec 30. 2016: 2017 First Day Hikes Throughout the NJ State Parks

The New Jersey State Park Service is hosting 19 guided hikes, 1 mountain bike ride and 1 horseback ride in state parks, forests and historic sites on New Years Day as part of America's State Parks First Day Hikes program. These free First Day Hikes offer a great incentive to get outside, exercise, experience history, enjoy nature, and celebrate the New Year with friends and family in one of your state parks.

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Trail Maintenance Day in Mercer County Park - Nov 2016

Nov 19. 2016: Trail Maintenance Day in Mercer County Park - Nov 2016

Volunteers with the Mercer chapter of Jersey Off Road Bicycle Association ( S.M.A.R.T. ) worked hard to fix a muddy issue on the blue trail in Mercer County Park.

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Scenic Train Rides Around NJ (2016)

Sep 24. 2016: Scenic Train Rides Around NJ (2016)

We have a bit of a soft spot for scenic train rides, and always search them out whenever we are out exploring. We hope this list helps you find a few scenic train rides for your next adventure!

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A Special Time to Stargaze: 2016 Perseids Meteor Shower

Aug 5. 2016: A Special Time to Stargaze: 2016 Perseids Meteor Shower

This year is setting up to be one of the best years for seeing the Perseids Meteor Shower. With a projected rate of 50 - 150 per hour, this should be a great show to watch.

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