This Saturday, June 4, we are celebrating National Trails Day and the benefits of federal and local trails. June is also Great Outdoors Month. To make it a little easier to enjoy all of the state parks, recreation areas, and forests, New Jersey is waiving entrance fees, all summer. NJ has a lot to offer when it comes to the great outdoors. Whether you like the mountain or the ocean or both, here are some of the most popular spots to consider:
- Washington Crossing State Park
- Allaire State Park
- Island Beach State Park
- Wharton State Forest
- High Point State Park
And if you are looking for trails and parks in our area, here are some ideas:
- The Lawrence Hopewell Trail is a great choice for a family ride and enjoying nature. You can find more information about trail segments and comfort levels here.
- The Delaware & Raritan Canal is another multi-use path great for the whole family. You will encounter many types of birds, turtles, and other (friendly, mostly friendly, watch out for geese and don’t bother them) wildlife on your trip. More info here.
- Mercer County Park is another popular destination for families. More info here.
- Baldpate Mountain is another beautiful spot, but be aware the trails are not paved and may be harder to navigate with small children. More info here.
- The Trolley Line is also great for families. Learn more about the trail here.
- Explore the Circuit Trails https://circuittrails.org/what-is-the-circuit
And don’t forget to check out our website at gmtma.org for interactive maps and other resources on biking and other trails info.
Have fun and enjoy the outdoors!