New Jersey Natural Park Wonders

National and State Wonders Found in the Garden State:

New Jersey, known for its miles of shore (and resort areas), is also home to the Delaware Water Gap, Appalachian Trail, Great Swamp, and Pine Barrens (Pinelands).

Let us be your guide to discovering these natural wonders. Follow the links below to obtain more information, insider tips, and pictures, as well as ideas for where to stay when visiting.

New Jersey Welcome Sign National Rivers:

  • Great Egg Harbor Scenic and Recreational River [Official Site]
  • Middle Delaware National Scenic River [Official Site]

    National Reserves:
  • New Jersey Pinelands National Reserve [Official Site]

    National Scenic Trails:
  • Appalachian National Scenic Trail [Official Site]

    Pine Barrens, Pinelands National Reserve National Recreation Trails:
  • Delaware River Water Trail - Middle Delaware Segment
  • Delaware & Raritan Canal
  • Hackensack River Greenway through Teaneck
  • Palisades Long Path Trail
  • Patriots' Path

    National Recreation Areas:
  • Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. Location: along the border of western New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania, and administered by the National Park Service. [Official Site]
  • Gateway National Recreation Area. Location: Metropolitan New York area, including parts of New York (including Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island) and New Jersey (Monmouth County), part of the National Parks of New York Harbor, and administered by the National Park Service. [Official Site]

    Appalachian Trail, New Jersey National Wildlife Refuges:
  • Cape May National Wildlife Refuge
  • Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
  • Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
  • Supawna Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
  • Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge

    National Wilderness Areas:
  • Brigantine Wilderness
  • Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge Wilderness

    National Scenic Roads and Byways:
  • Delaware River Scenic Byway
  • Millstone Valley Scenic Byway

    New Jersey State Parks, Campgrounds, Recreational Areas: Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
  • 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
  • Island Beach State Park
  • 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
  • Worthington State Forest


    State Scenic Roads and Byways:
  • Bayshore Heritage Byway
  • Palisades Interstate Parkway
  • Pine Barrens Byway
  • Route 57
  • Upper Freehold Historic Farmland Byway


    Visit New Jersey: 800-VISIT-NJ

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