Kids love adventurous activities and while they are growing up, there are tons of incredible things that you as a parent can do to make their childhood memories last forever. From beautiful beaches, forests for hiking, lounging and cool playgrounds, and parks, New Jersey is full of places which make a great trip.
Here we have listed 50 best not to be missed family activities in New Jersey.
1. Appalachian Trail.
If you have teenage kids then take them to Appalachian Trail for hiking. It is the scenic longest hiking-only footpath in the world.
2. Cape May County Zoo.
Cape May County Park and Zoo is an amazing place for kids of all ages. It is spread over 200-acre parks with picnic areas, fishing ponds, walking tracks, playgrounds, and tennis courts etc. The entrance is free that features over 550 animals from 250 species.
3. Lakota Wolf Preserve.
A good place if your kids love animals, there are at least 4 packs of wolves, foxes, and bobcats that can be seen in their natural environments. There are guided educational tours to the preserve.
4. Allaire State Park.
Especially good for teenagers who love cycling, it is a dedicated and non-crowded bike path, that runs through east-west from downtown Manasquan to Allaire State Park. It passes through playgrounds, woods, under highways.
5. Cape May Whale Watcher Cruise.
You kids will not forget an amazing whale and dolphin watching cruise that offers guaranteed sightings. There are multiple types of cruise trips available to choose from at different times of the day.
6. Field Station: Dinosaurs.
It is one of the few prehistoric theme parks that are designed for the kids to make them aware of Dinosaurs. You will walk along full-sized models with interactive exhibitions and live shows that will make children aware about the role of animals in the ecosystem.
7. Camden Children`s Garden.
Take your kids to Camden Children`s Garden where they can smell the flowers and spend a day in nature or hit the rides and playground. The room around plants and see plenty of butterflies around flowers.
8. New Jersey Lake.
Although New Jersey is known for its outstanding beaches, there are many lakes and water reservoirs open for the public where teen kids can swim during the summer.
There are plenty of activities for kids at Pequest Hatchery including hiking, fishing, and learning all about trout. Kids can hang around enjoy watching fish pens and can even catch fish if they want.
10. Liberty Science Center.
Liberty science center is a great place that provides kids a lot of learning about different topics. There is a big screen that shows movies on different topics related to scientific discoveries. Not only this, your kids will have a memorable experience in the state of the art planetarium.
11. Northlandz Miniature Wonderland.
An amazing place for kids is the Northlandz that is world largest miniature wonderland with 100 + train models that runs over miles, and miles of rail track passing through different sceneries including rivers, bridges, and mountains. If you visit during weekends you can also enjoy the outdoor train ride. With art gallery and dolls house, this place is full surprises.
12. Alstede Farms.
Alstede farm allows you to pick your own fruits, vegetables, flowers giving your kids an enjoyable family experience. There are fresh peaches, strawberries, apples and many other vegetables grown at this farm. You can buy it for your home use, while kids will pick them up at their own.
13. Whippany Railway Museum.
It a train rides on vintage coaches and steam engine, that were once played a key role in railways. This train ride is located in Whippany section of Hanover Township in Morris Country, New Jersey, USA . this historic rail is serving people from last 4 decades provide regular trips through scenic rail track around NJ.
14. Delaware River.
This river in New Jersey, provide a number of activities for kids including tubing, rafting, canoeing, and kayaking etc. you can have a perfect day full of relaxation and sun during the summer. This place offers unforgettable memories in a fun atmosphere. You can also enjoy fishing here.
15. South Mountain Reservation.
Spread over 2,110 acres, south mountain reservation on the Rahway River offers plenty of activities. There is recreational complex inside it like Richard J. Codey Arena and Turtle Back Zoo are located within the reservation boundaries. You can enjoy Safari, Mini golf, and the Treetop Adventure Ropes, paddleboat, restaurants, and zoo. There is also a dedicated picnic area in case you want to have lunch in the open sun.