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New Jersey State Parks and Forests

Abram S. Hewitt State Forest
Allaire State Park
Allamuchy Mountain State Park
Atsion Recreation Area
Barnegat Lighthouse State Park
Bass River State Forest
Belleplain State Forest
Brendan T. Byrne State Forest
Bull's Island Recreation Area
Cape May Point State Park
Cheesequake State Park
Corson's Inlet State Park
Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park
Double Trouble State Park
Farny State Park
Forked River State Marina
Fort Mott State Park
Fortescue State Marina
Hacklebarney State Park
High Point State Park
Hoatcong State Park
Island Beach State Park
Jenny Jump State Forest
Kittatinny Valley State Park
Leonardo State Marina
Liberty Landing State Marina
Liberty State Park
Long Pond Ironworks State Park
Monmouth Battlefield State Park
Norvin Green State Forest
Parvin State Park
Penn State Forest
Princeton Battlefield State Park
Ramapo Mountain State Forest
Rancocas State Park
Ringwood State Park
Round Valley Recreation Area
Senator Frank S. Farley State Marina
Spruce Run Recreation Area
Stephens State Park
Stokes State Forest
Swartswood State Park
Voorhees State Park
Washington Crossing State Park
Washington Rock State Park
Wawayanda State Park
Wharton State Forest
Worthington State Forest

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Description - Information provided by New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry

Follow the Appalachian Trail through the forest until it breaks out into stunning vistas of valleys and ridges, forests and farms. Walk the 50-mile Batona Trail through the fresh wild aromatic pine forests of the Pine Barrens. Swim in icy blue lakes formed when glaciers scraped the landscape.

Take a few days and discover a lifetime. Step back in time and visit Allaire Village, Batsto Village, the manor houses at Ringwood State Park or any of the historic sites in New Jersey. Climb to the top of a lighthouse and watch the ocean wash the shore. Follow the American Revolutionary Trail as it crisscrosses New Jersey and learn how this state played a pivotal role in the fight for democracy. The opportunities are endless. For more information about the NJ Division of Parks & Forestry or to receive a Calendar of Events, please call (800) 843-6420 or (609) 984-0370. Text telephone users: please call the NJ Relay Services at (800) 852-7899

Attractions - Cool off at the beach

Designated swimming areas in lakes are officially open from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend throughout the state. Ocean bathing at Island Beach State Park opens mid-June.

Take to the trails

Over 600 miles of trails beckon the outdoor enthusiast. Some trails are designated for foot traffic only, while others accommodate bikers, horseback riders and hikers. ATVs and motorized bikes are not allowed.

Fishing and hunting

Anglers and hunters will find some of New Jersey's best fishing and hunting in many of the state parks and forests. Hunting and fishing are subject to the laws of the Division of Fish and Wildlife. For information about fishing and hunting, please refer to the NJ Fish and Wildlife website, www.nj.gov/dep/fgw or call the main information number in Trenton at (609) 292-2965.

Recreation - There are a variety of recreational activities such as fishing, hunting, swiming, hiking, biking, and horseback riding.

Climate - The temperatures in New Jersey vary slightly, with the southern area being the warmest. Winter weather can start by October and is in full force by November, temperatures average 20 to 40 degrees. Spring can begin in mid March and brings temperatures of 50 degrees F, by April temperatures can reach 65 degrees F. Summer weather can extend from late May to mid September, and temperatures often reach 95 degrees during this season with nighttime lows near 65 degrees. Fall weather has temperatures between 65 and 45 degrees F. Precipitation levels in New Jersey are highest from March through August.

Location - Parks located throughout New Jersey.

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New Jersey - This is a small east-coast state that contains diverse landforms and numerous historic sites. Although, thickly settled excellent highway systems allow visitors and residents to easily access natural areas of the state.

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