Stretching from the northernmost border of NJ/NY/PA to northern Mercer/Northern Monmouth, NNJ provides access to all types of landscape. You will find the tallest point (High Point), beautiful overlooks of NYC (Eagle Rock Reservation), and fun beach access (Sandy Hook).

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St Patrick's Day Parades by County (2020)

Feb 29. 2020: St Patrick's Day Parades by County (2020)

St. Patricks Day is right around the corner! We hope this will help you find an event near you!

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 First Day Hikes in the NJ State Parks - 1/1/2020

Dec 21. 2019: First Day Hikes in the NJ State Parks - 1/1/2020

The New Jersey State Park Service is hosting 29 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.

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Do you use Instagram? So Do We!

Dec 15. 2019: Do you use Instagram? So Do We!

Follow along with our adventures on Instagram!

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2019 Lighthouse Challenge of NJ - How Many Will You Visit? (Oct 19th & 20th)

Oct 7. 2019: 2019 Lighthouse Challenge of NJ - How Many Will You Visit? (Oct 19th & 20th)

The Lighthouse Challenge of NJ is a rain or shine, two-day opportunity to visit 10 land-based lighthouses. one museum and two life-saving stations. Participants may purchase a souvenir pamphlet for only $2 and have it stamped at each stop of your journey!

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I Heart NJ Parks --- Park Visitor Feedback Survey!

Jul 8. 2019: I Heart NJ Parks --- Park Visitor Feedback Survey!

The NJ Division of Parks and Forestry is dedicated to the excellent stewardship of the state's rich and diverse historic, cultural, recreational and natural resources for the benefit of present and future generations. And they are looking to know what you think about their parks!

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New Locations So Far This Year (Jan-June 2019)

Jul 5. 2019: New Locations So Far This Year (Jan-June 2019)

Each month, we try to visit many new locations and meet all types of new groups. We also do our best to add new content to the site, including new locations, groups and photo galleries. By sharing them here, we hope that you find a few new places to go explore yourself!

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Independence Day Celebrations By County (2019)

Jun 22. 2019: Independence Day Celebrations By County (2019)

Find your nearby 2019 4th of July Celebrations!

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4th of July/Independence Day Celebrations By County (2019)

Jun 22. 2019: 4th of July/Independence Day Celebrations By County (2019)

We have put together this list of great 4th of July celebrations broken down by county.

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2019 Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival

Apr 1. 2019: 2019 Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival

Pick one or join us for many of our fabulous featured events during the 2019 Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival!

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St Patrick's Day Parades by County (2019)

Mar 4. 2019: St Patrick's Day Parades by County (2019)

St. Patricks Day is right around the corner... maybe it is time to find a parade near you!

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Holiday Lights at the Turtle Back Zoo in 2018

Nov 11. 2018: Holiday Lights at the Turtle Back Zoo in 2018

Take a winter stroll through the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo this holiday season under the sparkling lights of over 50 winter and animal characters.

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A fall hike through Lord Stirling Park (w/Boondock Boardwalk)

Nov 2. 2018: A fall hike through Lord Stirling Park (w/Boondock Boardwalk)

This past weekend, we stopped in at one of our favorite Somerset County Parks: Lord Stirling Park. It has been many years since our last visit and we are very happy we did!

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Oct 20-21, 2018: The Lighthouse Challenge of NJ - How Many Will You Visit?

Oct 18. 2018: Oct 20-21, 2018: The Lighthouse Challenge of NJ - How Many Will You Visit?

The Lighthouse Challenge of NJ is a rain or shine, two-day opportunity to visit 10 land-based lighthouses. one museum and two life-saving stations. Participants may purchase a souvenir pamphlet for only $2 and have it stamped at each stop of your journey!

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Explore the Sunflower and Corn Mazes of New Jersey! (2018)

Sep 10. 2018: Explore the Sunflower and Corn Mazes of New Jersey! (2018)

When I see a sunflower field, it makes me happy! The brilliant colors of the flower and the thousands of seeds in the center create a delightful sight.

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Independence Day Fireworks By County (2018)

Jun 24. 2018: Independence Day Fireworks By County (2018)

Find your nearby 2018 4th of July Celebration!

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Come on out to the 2018 Waterloo Farmers Market!

Jun 4. 2018: Come on out to the 2018 Waterloo Farmers Market!

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Opening Day at the Highlands Natural Pool (May 26th)

May 1. 2018: Opening Day at the Highlands Natural Pool (May 26th)

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26 Gardens You Should Visit This Summer (2018)

Apr 8. 2018: 26 Gardens You Should Visit This Summer (2018)

With the greener months of 2018 just a few weeks away we wanted to help you find the most beautiful gardens of the great Garden State. And here you go :)

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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 -- the Trail Tracker!

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(updated) State Parks, Forests, Historic Sites, and Recreation Areas will be closed until further no

Jul 1. 2017: (updated) State Parks, Forests, Historic Sites, and Recreation Areas will be closed until further no

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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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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Scenic Train Rides Around NJ

Sep 24. 2016: Scenic Train Rides Around NJ

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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Explore the Sunflower and Corn Mazes of New Jersey! UPDATED!

Sep 15. 2016: Explore the Sunflower and Corn Mazes of New Jersey! UPDATED!

When I see a sunflower field, it makes me happy! The brilliant colors of the flower and the thousands of seeds in the center create a delightful sight.

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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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Nov 2015 Recap - New and Updated Locations, Groups, Galleries

Nov 1. 2015: Nov 2015 Recap - New and Updated Locations, Groups, Galleries

Each month, we try to add all types of new content. This includes new locations, groups, photo galleries, and guides. Click this story to see all our new additions...

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Oh, New Jersey, how do we love thee?

Oct 23. 2015: Oh, New Jersey, how do we love thee?

Many years ago, the beauty of this state inspired me to explore everything that NJ had to offer, and to capture everything that I was seeing. I found that there is much more to this state than the rolling hills...

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September 2015 Recap - New and Updated Locations, Groups, Galleries

Oct 1. 2015: September 2015 Recap - New and Updated Locations, Groups, Galleries

Each month, we try to add all types of new content. This includes new locations, groups, photo galleries, and guides. Click this story to see all our new additions...

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Fall And Winter Recap - March 2016

Oct 1. 2015: Fall And Winter Recap - March 2016

Each month we try to find fun new places to visit. Other the fall and winter seasons, we usually "slow down" a bit once the weather gets cold. But that does not mean that we do not stop getting outside :)

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Rebuild the Boondocks Boardwalk...

Sep 23. 2015: Rebuild the Boondocks Boardwalk...

In September, 2015, the Somerset County Parks has launched a campaign, asking for funding from the public to fix the Boondock section of the park.

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