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Five New Jersey Parks To Visit

 

Some people think of New Jersey as  just the turnpike,
diners, and strip  malls, but residents know NJ has  more
than its fair share of stunning  natural beauty!  
Summer
is a great  time to check out these beautiful  parks nearby.

 

 

 

Palmyra Cove Nature Park – 
Palmyra, Burlington County

Bring your camera and explore 9.5 miles of trails in this 250-acre 
natural area home to a variety of  birds, butter?ies, dragon?ies,
and  other wildlife! Visitors can also  check out the Discovery Center 
open daily.

Smithville Park –
Eastampton,  Burlington County

This 312-acre park features a  diverse collection of habitats and terrain.
With upland forests and  meadows, freshwater streams and  wetlands,
creek shoreline and the  22-acre Smithville Lake, visitors  can enjoy
hiking, biking, ?shing,  and canoeing in an idyllic, natural  setting.
Bring the kids – there’s 
a picnic area with grills and a  playground on site!

Mannesquan Reservoir – 
Howell, Monmouth County

Spend a day at this beautiful  and unique spot in southern Monmouth
County! The 770-acre  Reservoir is part of a larger 1,208-  acre site
that includes woods and  wetlands, a 5-mile perimeter trail,  ?shing
and boating areas, and a  Visitor Center. No need to load 
up the car
– kayak, rowboat, and  bicycle rentals available!

Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife  Refuge –
Oceanville, Atlantic County

This refuge in Atlantic County is a  great option for those with
mobility issues, or those who just want 
to enjoy wildlife from the
seat of  their car. While hiking and biking  are permitted, the most
popular  place to view wildlife in the refuge  is the Wildlife Drive.
This 8-mile,  one-way, unpaved road leads you  through beautiful
wetlands and  woodlands where you’re sure to see  lots of waterfowl
and shorebirds.

Cape May Point State Park –
Cape  May  Point, Cape   May County

There’s something for everyone at  this natural area at New Jersey’s 
southernmost point. Climb Cape  May lighthouse, view wildlife from 
the observation platforms, check  out a WWII bunker, go surf ?shing, 
or just relax on the beach!

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