Top Adventures in New Jersey

  • Explore the Great Falls of the Passaic River

    Getting to the Great Falls of the Passaic River is a relatively straight shot. It is located off exit 57B on Route 80 which is also accessible from highway 287. Parking is located on McBride Avenue across the street from the park's welcome center....

  • Explore Kugler Woods Waterfall

    Drive 5.2 miles north on Route 29 from the center of Stockton, NJ and you will come across a very small parking lot on the left side of the road. If you park your car there, walk back south on Route 29 about 50 feet, and cross over to the woods-s...

    0.5 miles

  • Hike to Buttermilk Falls

    The parking lot is a big dirt lot, so if it's raining or has rained, be prepared. The immediate falls are located mere steps from the parking lot, so on holiday weekends, be prepared for crowds. But if you walk around, up the stairs and over the b...

  • Explore the Ken Lockwood Gorge

    One of New Jerseys best kept secrets has to be the Ken Lockwood Gorge. If you are looking for a relaxing, beautiful, and nature packs place then this area is perfect for you. You can access the gorge from two different points, either by driving do...

  • Hike the Stairway to Heaven

    This popular hike starts out on the Appalachian Trail (AT, white blazes). You begin on a boardwalk that crosses over a marsh, then you leave the boardwalk and enter a forested area. At around 1.4 miles, follow a bicycle path, Canal Road, then turn...

    7.4 miles 1050 ft gain

  • Hike Mt. Tammany via Red Dot Trail

    This is a short but strenuous hike to a bluff overlooking the Delaware River and surrounding mountains and hills. The summit makes a good spot for a picnic or just for relaxing and watching the sunset. The entire hike also has plenty of beautiful ...

    2.3 miles 1115 ft gain

  • Hike to the Hidden Lockatong Waterfall

    If you're on Kingwood Stockton Road, there will be a dirt road with a Lockatong Nature Preserve sign before it (going north on Kingwood Stockton Road, the sign will be on your left. If you're driving south, the sign will be on your right). Just dr...

    2 miles

  • Hike to Ramapo Lake and the Van Slyke Castle

    Begin at the MacEvoy Trailhead (blue blazes), at the end of the parking lot. A moderate uphill climb and stream crossing will take you up towards Ramapo Lake. Following the blazes, take two left turns, then a right, as the trail approaches the sho...

  • Hike Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge

    Nestled within the more urban and suburban communities in Northern New Jersey, you can escape back to nature at Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. The name says it all - this place is the perfect opportunity to get up close to a variety of diff...

    2 miles

  • Hike Hacklebarney State Park's Trout Brook Riverbanks

    This is a relatively easy hike through Hacklebarney State Park that is great for families with younger children, rock scrambling, photography, and just hanging out in nature. There are two different ways to explore Hacklebarney, either by staying ...

  • Hike Bearfort Mountain

    Bearfort Mountain is a great weekend morning hike that borders NJ and NY. Parking can be tricky as the entrance to the lot looks like it is Greenwood Lake Marina's boat storage area. Once parked, find the trail entrance at the top of the little hi...

  • Hike to Chikahoki Falls

    This is a fairly easy hike that is great for the whole family to see the fall foliage and experience a great waterfall. It is a short hike through the woods to get to the falls with other loops available for those that want to hike more.

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • Cape May, New Jersey

      Cape May KOA

    • Clarksboro, New Jersey

      Philadelphia South / Clarksboro KOA

    • Highlands, New Jersey

      Camp Gateway Sandy Hook

      Overview Welcome to Gateway National Recreation Area, Sandy Hook Unit! There are a variety of cultural and recreational opportunities available at the park including history tours, living history d...

    • Southampton Township, New Jersey

      Pinelands Getaway

      Located on the reservoir for the cranberry farm, this is the only campsite on the 200+ acre property. Catch and release fishing and BYO kayak for kayaking only steps away, as is your own private ...

      From $130/night

    • Sparta, New Jersey

      Camp Lake Grinnell

      Campsite on secluded property and an extremely short walk to the lake where you can kayak (bring your own). There are horses on the property nearby and we own a restaurant where you are welcome to ...

      From $150/night

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