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Fun things to do in LAKE ARIEL

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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  • Morris County Planetarium

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    (59 miles) Randolph

    Kids love looking at the stars - so what better than to take them to a Planetarium show?!

  • Da Vinci Science Centre

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    (61 miles) Allentown

    Lots of hands on fun things to do with plenty of events and special exhibitions throughout the year. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in ...

  • Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine and Steam Train

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    (69 miles) Ashland

    Kids can take a step back in time with this immersive historical experience understanding a life as a coal miner.

  • Mercer Museum and Fonthill Castle

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    (80 miles) Doylestown

    Explore daily life circa 1850s through over 40,000 objects in 55 rooms, plus guided tours of the castle.

  • Statue of Liberty

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    (87 miles) NYC

    That iconic attraction everyone must go and visit in New York City - the Statue of Liberty! Hold that flame high!

  • South Street Seaport Museum

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    (88 miles) Manhattan

    Home to the nation's largest fleet of privately maintained historic vessels: Stationary, Training, and Workhorses.

  • Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom

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    (61 miles) Allentown

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

  • Knoebels Amusement Park

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    (71 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!

  • Bowcraft Playland

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    (75 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!

  • Sesame Place

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    (92 miles) Langhorne

    If you've always wanted to visit Elmo's World or dance with Big Bird in the Sesame Street parade, this is the place for you - plus loads of other things to do inc. over a dozen water rides. One of ...

  • Montage Mountain Waterpark

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    (16 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!

  • Carousel Water and Fun Park

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    (17 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.

  • Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark

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    (28 miles) Tannersville

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

  • Split Rock Water Park

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    (30 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

  • Land of Make Believe & Pirates Cove

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    (44 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!

  • Action Park Mountain Creek

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    (49 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!

  • Tomahawk Lake

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    (49 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 ...

  • Dutch Springs

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    (53 miles) Bethlehem

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

  • Blue Falls Grove

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    (76 miles) Reading

    Blue Falls Grove offers an olympic size swimming pool, a kiddie pool, and a 36-foot high, 3-flume Waterslides!

  • Zoom Flume Water Park

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    (90 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 ...

  • Runway Rapids Water Park

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    (95 miles) Keansburg

    Featuring kiddie lagoon, lazy river and toddler unit, plus 18 wild slides of varying height, length and speed. Supervised water play with lifeguards also available.

  • Claws n Paws Animal Park

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    (4 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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    (51 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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    (56 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!

  • Turtleback Zoo

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    (74 miles) West Orange

    500 animals of 200 different species plus loads of extra fun like pony ride and train rides. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in New Jersey

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