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Don’t be fooled by the nickname The Garden State. New Jersey bursts with sandy beaches, bustling cities and quiet towns. Close to New York and Philadelphia, yet far from big city life - New Jersey has so many places to visit with kids - culture, history, nature and most importantly - FUN!

New Jersey has always been know for it’s beautiful seasides and shorelines, so take advantage and introduce kids to popular attractions like Abescon Lighthouse and Casino Beach Pier. 


But there are also surprises! Did you think New Jersey was the place for whale watching? Cape May Whale Watcher even spots dolphins too!  Battleships too? Yep! Battleship New Jersey lets kids even sleep in the bunks!

Dinosaurs come to life at Field Station Dinosaurs, and you can see the state from another angle with super fun Helicopter Rides!

Of course, nature in New Jersey is stunning - and there are a host of FREE state parks to explore! From Wharton to Kittatinny Valley, activities from hiking, kayaking to wildlife spotting are all waiting for YOU!

Don’t forget the camera…you will be creating a LOT of memories!

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  • Swartswood State Park

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    (58 miles) Stillwater Township

    With a series of short trails ideal for young children featuring duck ponds and bird blinds, also suitable for walking, biking, roller blading and skate boarding. A playground and open playing fields ...

  • Wawayanda State Park

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    (62 miles) Hewitt

    A wonderland in winter and a restful backdrop for canoeists, boaters and fisherman year round, you may also swim, picnic and hike to your heart's content.

  • Kittatinny Valley State Park

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    (64 miles) Andover

    Lots of outdoor adventure in New Jersey for the family at this state park! Hiking, fishing, boating, mountain biking, and horseback riding are popular activities, with winter sports too!

  • Ricketts Glen State Park

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    (66 miles) Benton

    Take the Falls Trail and explore the Glens, which boasts a series of wild, free-flowing waterfalls, each cascading through rock-strewn clefts in this ancient hillside. A classic family hike with a ...

  • Ringwood State Park

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    (71 miles) Ringwood

    Stunning gardens intersected with marked and multi use trails. Swimming, boating, canoeing and fishing are all permitted with boat rentals available.

  • Worlds End State Park

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    (77 miles) Forksville

    Provides outstanding views, especially during fall foliage, plus a dam for swimming in, and hunting, fishing and boating opportunities.

  • Hacklebarney State Park

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    (80 miles) Long Valley

    Over a hundred bird species and wildlife such as black bear, woodchuck, deer and fox live in the park, which is a favorite place for wildlife spotters, anglers, hikers and picnickers. Even in the ...

  • Borderland State Park

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    (81 miles) North Easton

    Fishing, canoeing, trails...even ice-skating are waiting for kids to enjoy at this historically significant park in beautiful Massachusetts.

  • Mount Pisgah State Park

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    (81 miles) Troy

    The 75-acre lake provides fishing, boating and skating, plus great hiking territory and a swimming pool!

  • Round Valley Recreation Area

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    (87 miles) Lebanon

    Welcomes swimmers, boaters, fishermen, picnickers and campers to its scenic shore. Camping opportunities accessible by hike or boat. There are two playgrounds and volleyball nets on the beachfront.

  • Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom

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    (90 miles) Allentown

    Big fun for those little ones at this Wildwater Kingdom! Pint-sized rides for those kiddies and enjoyable family fun for all!

  • Bowcraft Playland

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    (93 miles) Scotch Plains

    Thrills and excitement with roller coasters, pirates ships, and a submarine - just to name a few! Family fun with adventures to be had!

  • Knoebels Amusement Park

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    (95 miles) Elysburg

    Classic wooden coasters, water rides and adrenaline pumping rides in this Pennsylvania theme park in the heart of a forest. Kiddie rides too!

  • Carousel Water and Fun Park

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    (18 miles) Beach Lake

    Carousel Water and Fun Park is a family amusement park offering water slides, bumper boats, go-karts, mini-golf, batting cages, kiddie kars, a game room and lots more.

  • Montage Mountain Waterpark

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    (42 miles) Scranton

    Montage Mountain Waterpark has something for the whole family to enjoy. The waterpark features a giant wavepool, a 1/4 mile long lazy river, and numerous rides and slides!

  • Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark

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    (56 miles) Tannersville

    Over 30 Waterslides along the natural terrain of the Camelback Mountain!

  • Split Rock Water Park

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    (58 miles) Lake Harmony

    Indoor Family Waterpark features attractions for all ages, including the KOMODO DRAGON - Pennsylvania's 1st Indoor Flow Rider. Daredevils will want to try the VIPER, PIRANHA and AMAZON BLAST

  • Action Park Mountain Creek

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    (59 miles) Vernon

    The world's TALLEST (and only!) thrill slide with double loops at this adrenaline pumping New Jersey water park for the whole family!

  • Zoom Flume Water Park

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    (66 miles) East Durham

    Splash in Riptide Cove Wave Pool, Zoom down giant winding water slides, careening 300 feet to splash down in the canyon below. Challenge a 10,000 gallon-a-minute Wild River Ride rafting down a ...

  • Tomahawk Lake

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    (66 miles) Sparta

    Rides to choose from such as their 400 foot body slides and speed slide, swan boats, duck boats, paddle boats and bumper boats, the one-person water coaster, Trolley slide and their awesome Rocky ...

  • Land of Make Believe & Pirates Cove

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    (67 miles) Hope

    Over 30 acres of family attractions in New Jersey! With river rides, roller coasters, trains and even pirate cannonballs....entertainment and excitement for all ages!

  • Dutch Springs

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    (81 miles) Bethlehem

    Located in the beautiful Lehigh Valley, Dutch Springs is a little more adventure... A little more extreme... above and below The surface!

  • Claws n Paws Animal Park

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    (33 miles) Lake Ariel

    Get CLOSE to the Animals at the "Zoo-in-the-Woods!" Upon entering the park you will receive a schedule sheet telling the times of all animal shows, Dino Digs, and giraffe and parrot feedings.

  • Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park

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    (38 miles) Binghamton

    Offers a conservationist zoological experience with naturalistic enclosures containing a wide range of animals, reptiles and birds; plus educational activity stations.

  • Lehigh Valley Zoo

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    (85 miles) Schnecksville

    Part of an incredible 1,100 acre nature preserve, this zoo is home to over 275 animals from all around the world. They even have wagon rides and paddle boats!

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