Did you know that Voorhees State Park isn't JUST a park? Nope! In fact, there is some history to this New Jersey outdoor adventure playground.
You see, Voorhees State Park served as a camp for the CCC - that's the Civilian Conservation Corps - which was Franklin Roosevelt's program during the Depression for people to be able to work. They planted trees, built picnic sites, constructed shelters and even built trails throughout the park. Pretty amazing!
So as you're walking around this incredible park, think about the stories of those that created it what it is today. Amazing!
Now back to the adventure - and what adventure there is to have!
If you love to explore the great outdoors, there are 7 trails perfect for all ages and abilities. These trails are perfect to explore different landscapes, and try and spot that local wildlife!
Did you know that Voorhees State Park also has an observatory? Now you do! The 26" Newtonian reflector telescope is actually one of the LARGEST privately owned telescopes in the entire state, and families like you can explore the night sky through the various sky-watching programs they are offered throughout the year.
With an adventure playground for those active kids, and winter sports including cross-country skiing and sledding, this fun state park isn't just for the summer - it's all year round fun!
Who's feeling adventurous!?
Bluegill and Bass fishing is available in several small ponds in the park!
Several picnic areas with table and grills are located throughout the park, so bring a packed lunch and enjoy it out under the sun. For larger groups, they also offer three reservable picnic areas with shelters.
Healthy Eating Make sure you take plenty of bottled water and healthy snacks with you.
From New York or north Jersey: Take Route 78 west to exit 17, merge with Route 31 north. At second traffic light, make a right onto 513 north through High Bridge. Follow signs to the park.
From Pennsylvania and western New Jersey: Take I-78 east to exit 16, cross Route 78 to traffic light. Proceed through traffic light. At stop sign turn left, merge onto Route 31 north. At second light on Route 31 north turn right on Route 513 through High Bridge. Follow signs to park.
The parcourse is accessible for those with disabilities. Many of the other trails range from rocky, steep to wide and graveled.
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