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Parks and nature in New Jersey

Top parks

Park
“A walk, peddle, or carriage ride through the crisscrossing pathways of Central Park is a must-do on anyone's New York City itinerary. In winter, you can even lace up your skates and glide across Wollman Rink. This huge park in the city center, a half-mile wide and 2.5 miles long, is one of the things that makes New York such a beautiful and livable city. Besides being a great place to experience a little nature, Central Park has many attractions within its borders, and most of them are free, making it one of the few cheap things to do in NYC. Some of the most popular places to visit include the Belvedere Castle, Strawberry Fields, the Central Park Zoo, and the Lake. If you are exploring the park on your own, start by picking up a map at one of the visitor centers and plot your routing.”
  • 1150 locals recommend
Park
“A wonderful park complete with a lake for horseback riding, boat rides, ice skating in the winter, zoo, and lovely farmer's market on the weekends. In the summer you can attend free concerts and movie nights. this is the Brooklyn version of central park!”
  • 1514 locals recommend
Park
“I love to walk the High Line from 14th street to the end! Very peaceful and scenic!”
  • 1059 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“Beautiful botanic garden next to the museum and the park. Features include a japanese garden, cherry tree esplanade, rose garden, shakepeare garden, conservatory garden, lily ponds, native garden and a farming garden. Perfect place to get lost for hours. ”
  • 835 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“It's easier to go to the Ellis Island and Statue of Liberty from the Liberty Park in Jersey City. You can either walk or take Uber to the piers in the park. You can get off in Manhattan and continue sightseeing. ”
  • 289 locals recommend
Historic Site
“The Liberty Bell is an iconic symbol of American independence, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Once placed in the steeple of the Pennsylvania State House, the bell today is located in the Liberty Bell Center in Independence National Historical Park.”
  • 186 locals recommend
Park
“Beautiful park with the famous arch. Tons of street performers, right next to Soho. ”
  • 434 locals recommend
Plaza
“Posh and buzzing Rittenhouse hosts the high end of Philadelphia living with a multitude of stores and restaurants, set around the famous Rittenhouse Park”
  • 216 locals recommend

Playgrounds

Park
“This is a great park for playing soccer or running on the track. There is also space to lay out on blankets with friends, read a book, or people watch.”
  • 425 locals recommend
Park
“Need a place to jog? Play some basketball? Let your pup off leash? This park is a little bit of a walk, but it's worth it, as it is the best park in the area. Have you seen the Netflix show "It's Bruno!"? They frequent this park. There's also a bunch of great places to eat, cool boutiques, and vintage shops nearby. ”
  • 160 locals recommend
Park
“This is a larger park, which provides views of the East River and also access to the East River Bike Path, for longer river walks.”
  • 123 locals recommend
Park
“Some of the best restaurants and shops philly has to offer are located on this hot strip. You're sure to find something you love here.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Park
“A must see if you are walking the waterfront it Hoboken. Pier C juts into the Hudson River and thought it's small, offers interesting terrain, and fabulous views of NYC. There's also a playground built into the landscape for kids to play. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Playground
“It's just around the corner. You can play basketball, soccer, handball, and even enjoy the skateboard/bmx park rite next to it.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Park
“Easy walk , Sometimes they have movie night, stage plays and farmer's market. Also kid friendly playground .”
  • 13 locals recommend
Park
“a nice waterfront park with lots of flowers and trees, and a large kids play ground for kids of all ages.”
  • 9 locals recommend

Beaches

Other Great Outdoors
“Must do while at Point Pleasant Beach! Walk around, get some ice cream, funnel cake, play games, people watch, etc. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Beach
“The Famous Wildwood Boardwalk begins at our street, perfect starting place so you don't miss a thing! Make sure you pick up a discounted book of Tram Car tickets (they never expire) so you never have to drive to the boardwalk again! ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Arcade, Ice at the Pier (skating rink open weekends), and the famed kosher Coney Island Waffle Ice Cream ship with vegan and Cholov Yisroel options”
  • 16 locals recommend
Park
“- A 5,440-acre park with Tobyhanna Lake for water sports, plus trails, picnic tables & campsites - The 170-acre lake at Tobyhanna State Park features a sand beach for recreational use ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Beach
“Beach, restaurants, bars, water park, historic spots like Convention Hall, the Casino and Carousel.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Beach
“A fun boardwalk with tons of activities. More bars, more food, and more shops than Point Pleasant, but with more of that stuff comes more people! Very fun nonetheless!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Park
“a nice waterfront park with lots of flowers and trees, and a large kids play ground for kids of all ages.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Beach
“Ocean City Beaches are our families favorite beach to visit. We love that Ocean City is family oriented. We believe this helps create a relaxed, fun environment for people of all ages to enjoy. If you go south in OC the beaches are less crowded and easier to find free parking. The more north you go the more crowded the beaches become. This is also where you will find the boardwalk, resaturates, downtown stores, rides, water slides, and the farmers market (every Wednesday June 27th through September 12th). Ocean City beaches do require beach tags. -Seasonal $25 -Weekly $10 -Daily $5 They also offer military discounts. Tags can be purchased at welcome center on the 9th street bridge, beach entrances, or from taggers who pass by along the beaches.”
  • 5 locals recommend

Trails

Trail
“Great hiking and scenery for the entire family. A full day adventure in the "Niagara of Pennsylvania".”
  • 74 locals recommend
Park
“30 minutes away, this beautiful waterfalls attracts visitors all year round ”
  • 54 locals recommend
Trail
“Located down the road it is perfect place for hiking and to explore the nature with its great views”
  • 31 locals recommend
Park
“My most favorite place in the whole world. Go there for sunset, go there for the run. It's stunning, it's peaceful, it's where the real New York life is. ”
  • 86 locals recommend
Park
“Hartshorne Woods Park is a 736-acre county park located in Northern Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States, in New Jersey's Bayshore Region. The park has 16 miles of trails, several old military bunkers and a small beach with a fishing pier.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Trail
“- Specialized in beginner and intermediate horseback riding - No experience is required and professional guides available - Over 3,000 acres to roam and terrain that varies from flat to rugged ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Trail
“- Guided tours on full-size, late model off-road ATV's - Pocono ATV's 200 acre trail system explores the wooded grounds of Paradise Township, PA ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Trail
“I volunteer at this refuge once a month. If you enjoy birding, it is the place to go in Philadelphia. The Heinz has an educational visitor center and events throughout the summer that are great for the whole family.”
  • 15 locals recommend
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