in Newark, NJ
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There’s nothing better than breathing fresh air and getting in touch with nature. State parks, botanical gardens, trails, lakes, and farms are exactly the place to do it – and this area is full of them.
Take a look at all the options within driving distance – you’ll be surprised at how close your next adventure is. We provide the driving directions, but the sunscreen’s on you!
Branch Brook Park
115 Clifton Ave
Newark, NJ 07104 Directions
Located just minutes away from the heart of downtown and all of its attractions, Branch Brook Park is a gorgeous retreat in the middle of an urban landscape. Wander through its 360 acres of sprawling meadows and woodlands. Walk, jog, bike or birdwatch along the miles of undulating terrain, filled with streams and lakes and lined with 4,000 cherry blossom trees.
Eagle Rock Reservation
424 Eagle Rock Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052 Directions
Escape to the Eagle Rock Reservation in Essex County. This forest reserve and park takes up more than 400 acres of land in this densely populated metro area. The park is filled with rolling hills, valleys, streams and an extensive trail system. The rustic view of the great outdoors is not all that will take your breath away, however. The Essex County 911 Memorial provides an unparalleled view the New York City skyline.
Great Falls of the Passaic River
65 McBride Ave
Paterson, NJ 07501 Directions
See the breathtaking Great Falls of the Passaic River, the second largest waterfall next to Niagara Falls and an intense force of nature. This National Historic Landmark played a vital role in New Jersey’s early industrial development and continues to draw in visitors wanting to see this spectacular sight.
Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
241 Pleasant Plains Rd
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920 Directions
Since 1960 the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge has protected the New Jersey wildlife and its habitat. One of 553 refuges in the National Wildlife Refuge System, the Great Swamp has become a home and resting ground for fox, deer, muskrat, turtles, fish, frogs and more than 244 species of birds. Follow along the trails for a chance to see these creatures up close.
Liberty State Park
Morris Pesin Dr
Jersey City, NJ 07302 Directions
Opposite the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island is Liberty State Park. On this side of the Upper New York Bay, the enormous historic park commemorates Jersey’s industrial waterfront transportation hub and its connection to New York City. Inside the peninsula park, you will find a variety of walkways, bike paths, fields, monuments, the Liberty Science Center and other attractions, not to mention the best view of the Big Apple.
Stephen R. Gregg-Bayonne County Park
1031 Kennedy Blvd
Bayonne, NJ 07002 Directions
The 97-acre Stephen R. Gregg-Bayonne County Park is divided into an east and a west half by shrubby slope. The western half features several different playing fields (from ball fields to tennis courts), a paved track and a spray pool. The eastern half showcases a greater variety of observable plant life as well as lovely outdoor scenery along Newark Bay.
Newark, NJ 07102 Directions
Explore the historic Weequahic Park, designed by the Olmsted Brothers during the 1890s although the area had been a popular area for hosting agricultural fairs and horse racing before then. Named after the Lenape Native American phrase for “head of the cove,” this park contains the largest natural lake in the county, rolling hills, the historic Dividend Hill pavilion and portions of the East Coast Greenway.
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