The Abbott Marshlands is a pristine freshwater marsh adjoining the Delaware River. Just moments outside the City of Trenton, visitors may fish in Spring Lake, kayak the marsh, hike the wooded trails, and enjoy nature.
Abram S. Hewitt State Forest is located in Hewitt, New Jersey. A section of Bearfort Ridge, as well as the Appalachian Trail reaches into Hewitt State Forest, offering hikers a challenging climb with a rewarding view.
Many activities are allowed within the park. Seasonal hunting/fishing, boating (kayaking/roof top launch plus small electric engines), horseback riding, an RC field and seasonal mountain biking (you can only bike during the warmer months).
The Barnegat Lighthouse contains picnic areas, trails along the inlet and to the beach, and of course the lighthouse itself. During the warmer months of the year, you are able to climb the lighthouse for a great view.
The forested acres of Belleplain include stands of young pine, oak and Atlantic white cedar, reflecting better soil conditions and less damage by fire than found in the Pine Barrens just north of the forest. Belleplain State Forest was established in
Birch Grove Campground is open April 1st, until the end of September each year. It includes wooded parking for tents, popups, and even RVs. Their site mentions full hookups are available, but we did not confirm this completely.
The Preserve is traversed by numerous existing hiking trails and sand roads. Recreation opportunities include hiking, mountain biking, birdwatching, nature photography, geo-caching, and environmental education.
Formerly known as Lebanon State Forest, visitors are greeted by the fresh scent of pines. Today, hikers can follow the sandy trails and roads that crisscross the forest, sometimes passing near the remains of stone or brick structures.
Bunker Hill Bogs is a wildlife recreation area in Jackson, NJ. It was dedicated as an official park in 2009 after many hours of hard work by the Jackson Pathfinders. You will find fishing, paddling, and walking opportunities.
Located on the southern tip of New Jersey, Cape May Point State Park is a key site on the NJ Coastal Heritage Trail, with an environmental center that houses a classroom for interpretive programs and a museum about the park.