New Parks And Places May, 2020

Updated: Jul 17, 2020 Short URL: gonj.me/10513kt

We have a few fun new features coming to the site (and maybe to some other new sites) this year. The first one deals with county parks. Throughout May, we took some time to get all the Atlantic County Park propertiesinto the system. We also started to add Bergen County Park propertiesand a few other fun places.

Have you ever visited any? Do you have a favorite?


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Atlantic County, Bergen County, Monmouth County, Ocean County, Passaic County


Atlantic County


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Absecon Wildlife Management Area

Brigantine, Atlantic County, NJ

This are encompasses about 3,600 acres. This is a very good area for bird watching, especially shorebirds. Saltwater fishing and waterfowl hunting is allowed here. There is a public access boat ramp located on Faunce Landing Road in Absecon.



Atlantic County Park at Weymouth Furnace

Mays Landing, Atlantic County, NJ

This park is located on Route 559 (Weymouth Road) just north of Route 322. It is about 11 acres. This was the original site of an iron furnace and paper mill in the 1800's, located right on the Great Egg Harbor River (non-tidal). Now it is a good sit



Camp Acagisca

Mays Landing, Atlantic County, NJ

This camping area is used for group camping only. The camping sites may only be used during the camping season. There are two group sites, which hold up to 20 people and are $25.00 a night



Camping at Lake Lenape Park West

Hamilton, Atlantic County, NJ

Lake Lenape is located in Mays Landing and has 18 sites available. User's fees for Lake Lenape sites are $17.00 a night for up to 6 people (Family/Individual sites). Reservations will not be accepted over the phone for family or individual sites. Res



Cologne Ave Tract

Mays Landing, Atlantic County, NJ

This large tract was obtained to preserve the valuable role its streams play as a buffer protecting run off into the Great Egg Harbor River Watershed. Several major tributaries consisting of Babcock Creek, Mankiller Branch and Adams Branch run throug



Estell Manor Park Group Camping

Mays Landing, Atlantic County, NJ

In Estell Manor there is 1 group site with a pavilion. The usage fee for the group site is $25.00 a night for up to 20 people.



Galloway East Tract

Galloway, Atlantic County, NJ

This tract of land is located in the Galloway Township section of Atlantic County, and encompasses over 371 acres. It can be accessed through Highlands Ave., Seaview Ave., Jimmie Leeds Road, or Great Creek Road. Hiking and biking are allowed here. Hu



Galloway West Tract

Galloway, Atlantic County, NJ

Located on Pomona Rd across from Richard Stockton University, this tract consists of 188 Acres, amenities include, Hiking, Biking, Bird watching, Hunting-(During Season).



Gaskill Park

Mays Landing, Atlantic County, NJ

This beautiful park is located at the bulkhead of the Great Egg Harbor River in Mays Landing. It is easily accessible to the public, where one can enjoy picnicking, fishing (with a license), walking, or just sitting and watching. This park is an exce



John F. Gaffney Green Tree Golf Course

Egg Harbor Township, Atlantic County, NJ

Green Tree Golf Course is a regulation 18 hole, par 72, 5600 yard course that is a challenge to the experienced as well as the novice golfer. The course is known for its tight, tree lined fairways and its excellent greens. A driving range is availabl



Lake Lenape Park East

Hamilton, Atlantic County, NJ

This park is located on the eastern side of Lake Lenape and offers the most scenic views of the lake. Renovations have recently been completed and include new pavilions and a refurbished catering hall. Lakeside Manor is a unique and picturesque lakef



Lake Lenape Park West

Mays Landing, Atlantic County, NJ

This park is located on the western side of Lake Lenape (note that some land on the eastern side and the entire lake surface is controlled by the county). The park entrance is located at 6303 Harding Highway in Mays Landing and encompasses nearly two



Leeds' Point Natural Area

Galloway, Atlantic County, NJ

This is located in Galloway Township, and accessed through Leeds Point Road, off of Route 9 in Oceanville. It is a small parcel of land (slightly over 4 acres) but nevertheless it is an extremely valuable natural area. Hiking and biking are allowed.



Oscar E. McClinton Waterfront Park

Atlantic City, Atlantic County, NJ

Located on New Hampshire Avenue in Atlantic City. This park has been named in memory of Oscar E. McClinton, Jr. who was an Atlantic City resident who gave unselfishly of his time and talent to the community. This park is located on 4 acres in the Nor



Penny Pot Park of Atlantic County

Folsom, Atlantic County, NJ

This is a small parcel of land (about 20 acres) located at Spur 561 and Eighth Ave. (right off of Route 322) in Folsom. Generally Penny Pot Park is used as a starting point for canoe trips along the Great Egg Harbor River (non-tidal section). From th



Riverbend Park of Atlantic County

Egg Harbor Township, Atlantic County, NJ

This tract of land is located in Egg Harbor Township, along the eastern shore of the Great Egg Harbor River. Riverbend properties consist of 1294 acres, and can be accessed by Mays Landing - Somers Point Road, Betsey Scull Road, or Lida Avenue. Hikin



Tuckahoe (MacNamara) Wildlife Management Area

Corbin City, Atlantic County, NJ

Located east of Tuckahoe, this is the oldest WMA in the state, started in 1933. It is about 12,377 acres and has uplands, marsh, and six lakes. Available are hunting, fishing, trapping, boating, and bird watching.



Warren E. Fox Nature Center

Mays Landing, Atlantic County, NJ

Located in Atlantic County Park in Estell Manor on Route 50, the Nature Center was named in honor of Warren E. Fox, an active environmentalist who contributed thousands of hours to a better understanding of the New Jersey Pinelands.



Whirlpool Island County Park

Northfield, Atlantic County, NJ

Whirlpool Island is a bay island located off the Northfield mainland, but is in the jurisdiction of Egg Harbor Township. It is located in Lakes Bay and only accessible by boat. The Atlantic County Office of Mosquito Control periodically visits Whirlp



Bergen County


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Glen Gray Camp

Mahwah, Bergen County, NJ

Camp Glen Gray is an overnight campground nestled in the Ramapo Mountains near Mahwah, New Jersey. Open year-round, the camp offers a wide selection of cabins, lean-tos and tent sites.



Monmouth County


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Deerwood Park

Howell, Monmouth County, NJ

Deerwood Park, located off Allenwood Lakewood Rd, offers 1 large play structure (ages 5 12), 1 smaller play structure (ages 3 5), baby swings, 4 little league fields, batting cages, 2 roller hockey rinks and a refurbished skate park. Home of Howell



Deerwood Park Skatepark

Howell, Monmouth County, NJ

The Deerwood Park Skate park is the located in Howell, NJ. You will find a refurbished, fenced in skate park with multiple obstacles.



F. Bliss Price Arboretum and Wildlife Sanctuary

Eatontown, Monmouth County, NJ

The Bliss Arboretum boasts many acres of paths through woodlands managed conservatively by the Eatontown Shade Tree Commission. Groves of many varieties of tree grace these spaces and provide a haven for wildlife of many kinds.



Fort Monmouth Recreation Area

Eatontown, Monmouth County, NJ

Fort Monmouth Recreation Center is a 21,000 square foot indoor recreation facility! Perfect for an array of programs including arts & crafts, sports, exercise classes, and special events, the Rec Center offers a wide variety of amenities including...



Nature Interpretive Center in Allaire State Park

Farmingdale, Monmouth County, NJ

To help preserve the park's flora and fauna, large areas of Allaire State Park have been left in their natural state. The flood plain of the Manasquan River bisects the park and provides an excellent habitat for plant species not usually found in the



Sickles Park

Little Silver, Monmouth County, NJ

Sickles Park is located in Little Silver, NJ, next to Sickles Market. The park offers Baseball, Soccer, Lacrosse, Childrens Playground, Walking Trails, Parker-Sickles Homestead.



Ocean County


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Havens Homestead Museum

Brick, Ocean County, NJ

The Havens Homestead Museum is operated by Brick Township Historical Society, and it is located at 521 Herbertsville Rd, Brick, NJ. Hours of operation: Saturdays from mid-April through October - 10:00am to 12:00pm and by appointment except for major



Slade Dale Sanctuary

Point Pleasant, Ocean County, NJ

The 13-acre Slade Dale Sanctuary is an important part of the local ecosystem, and is home to a number of unique animals and plants. This waterfront preserve along the North Branch Beaver Dam Creek is predominantly tidal marsh, which provides habitat



Passaic County


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Dey Mansion Museum

Wayne, Passaic County, NJ

The Dey Mansion, a superb example of Georgian architecture, achieved national recognition as General George Washington's revolutionary war headquarters in the Preakness Valley.


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