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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
Branch Brook Park

(973) 268-2300

115 Clifton Ave
Newark, NJ 07104   Directions Website

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
Eagle Rock Reservation

(973) 731-6363

West Orange, NJ
Website

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.

Stephen R. Gregg-Bayonne County Park
Stephen R. Gregg-Bayonne County Park

(201) 217-5484

1031 Kennedy Blvd
Bayonne, NJ 07002   Directions Website

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.

Weequahic Park
Weequahic Park

(973) 926-2536

Weequahic Park
Newark, NJ 07102   Directions Website

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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