in Newark, NJ
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Branch Brook Roller Skating Center
7th Ave & Clifton Ave
Newark, NJ 07102 Directions
All ages are welcome at the Branch Brook Roller Skating Center, a state-run roller-skating rink in the park. Come for a skating lesson, watch the Garden State Rollergirls practice or just enjoy some fun public skating. Perfect for parties and themed events, this skating rink is open seven days a week during the daytime and evenings, as well as several late night events each week just for the adults.
679 Washington Ave
Belleville, NJ 07109 Directions
Brunswick Zone has it all: bowling, billiards and an arcade. Slide into a pair of bowling shoes and head to one of the 32 lanes available for public bowling. Challenge a group of friends or family members to a little competition at the alley or wander over to the pool tables or video games.
East Coast Greenway
The East Coast Greenway, or ECG, spans almost 3,000-miles along the Atlantic coast, linking several major cities with its urban path. The section that runs through New Jersey is 97 miles long and encompasses many major metro areas like Newark and Jersey City. Get a taste of this enormous path while enjoying recreation at the popular Weequahic Park.
Jersey City, NJ
Although still under construction, the Hackensack RiverWalk offers hikers and bikers an excellent urban walkway. This eight-mile recreation trail follows along the Hackensack Riverfront and the Newark Bay. Many residential areas and parks are connected by this greenway already, and Hudson County plans for more sections to come.
Land of Make Believe & Pirates Cove
352 Hope Great Meadows Rd
Hope, NJ 07844 Directions
The young and the young at heart won’t be able to wait to cool down at Land of Make Believe & Pirates Cove. This award winning water park offers guests a great escape from the summertime heat, straight into water recreation. Float along a lazy river, swirl down the Black Hole, get drenched by a giant water cannon, soak in the wading pool and much, much more!
Hike along part of the Lenape Trail, a 34-mile trail extending from Newark’s Military Park to west of the Passaic River. This unique recreation trail links dozens of other parks, rail trails and historical landmarks throughout Essex County. One of the most popular sections includes the path in Brook Branch Park lined by gorgeous cherry blossom trees.
Monster Mini Golf
1235 W Chestnut St
Union, NJ 07083 Directions
For a spooky good time, visit Monster Mini Golf where you can golf amongst monsters. This indoor mini golf course and recreation facility has a Halloween theme that is torn between scary and silly, great for adults looking for a gimmicky glow-in-the-dark course or children looking to have fun with the bright neon and black light colors.
Mountain Creek Waterpark
200 Rt 94
Vernon, NJ 07462 Directions
From Memorial Day to Labor Day, cool off at Mountain Creek Waterpark. Great for all ages, this water park offers tons of fun and recreation for all ages. Hang out with a few friends or bring out the whole family to experience some of the amazing rides in Adventure Ridge, Wild River Canyon, Park Central or even Kids World.
New Jersey Devils
165 Mulberry St
Newark, NJ 07175 Directions
See the New Jersey Devils heat up the ice in the Prudential Center. This NHL team suffered a losing streak during their first thirteen seasons, but the sports team's luck turned around and the Devils are currently tied with the Detroit Red Wings for the longest winning streak in the US.
New York Red Bulls
600 Cape May St
Harrison, NJ 07029 Directions
Although the New York Red Bulls may represent the Big Apple, you’ll find their home arena in the Garden State. Come by the Red Bull Arena to see this sports team face their competitors head-on. A charter club of the Major League Soccer’s Eastern Conference, the Red Bulls do not have the best domestic record–even though they were the first MLS team to win a trophy outside of North America.
Pedals N Paddles
3 Route 35 S
Seaside Heights, NJ 08751 Directions
Head over to Pedals N Paddles in Seaside Heights to take advantage of Newark’s proximity to water. Whether you are new to boating or an expert, you’ll find some fun ways to take to the water at this aquatic sports rental store. Attempt to ride a water bike, practice your kayaking, challenge yourself to stand-up paddle boarding or relax in a classic pedal boat.
Pole Position Raceway
99 Caven Point Rd
Jersey City, NJ 07305 Directions
Give family time a slightly competitive edge at Pole Position Raceway, an indoor go-kart racing attraction in Jersey City. This huge indoor track features two quarter-mile tracks and adult karts that can go all the way up to 45 mph. Kid’s karts, of course, are also available. Race each other or team up to beat your opponents on these fun, winding racetracks.
Six Flags Great Adventure
1 Six Flags Blvd
Jackson, NJ 08527 Directions
You can never go wrong with a visit to Six Flags Great Adventure. In addition to the main amusement park, you can access the Wild Safari animal park and the Hurricane Harbor animal park inside the complex. All ages can indulge in a day of thrills, chills, entertainment and adventure!
55 County Rd 639
Sussex, NJ 07461 Directions
Nothing can compare to the thrill of falling hundreds of feet from a plane. Skydive Sussex helps you capture that feeling with the additional safety of professional skydivers. After a short but thorough briefing, you can safely tandem dive with a certified instructor. Those with more experience can even take lessons on how to freefall.
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