Recommended Relaxation: 12 Great Spots in NJ

August 26, 2009

Molly de Aguiar, Program Associate

Last week, we gave you a list of the books and articles we’ve been reading this summer. Today, we’ve got a list of great spots to visit and enjoy in New Jersey.

Want to add to the list? Leave us a comment!

D&R Canal on Flickr capemay1
(D&R Canal; Cape May)

Sandy Hook Gateway National Recreation Area
“Great for biking and birding!”

Asbury Park
“Amazing arts & music scene, restaurants & beaches”

Shakespeare Theater of NJ
“I was thrilled by the beauty of ‘The Tempest’ at the outdoor stage of the Shakespeare Theatre and howled with laughter at their current production of ‘Noises Off.’ Can’t wait for Hamlet, opening September 12th…”

“Exquisite glass works at their bi-annual Glass Weekend”

Spring Lake, NJ
“The longest non-commercial boardwalk in NJ”

Cape May
“It has something for everyone – sea and beach, horse-drawn carriage tours and bird-watch walks, miniature golf and professional theatre, old-world mansions and new age cuisine, t-shirt shops and art galleries, a light-house and the best sunset in the Northeast.”

The Delaware Gap National Recreation Area
“The geographic beauty of the park, the history of the Old Mine Road which is the oldest road in America and runs through the park, the hikes and, of course, the historic buildings and fabulous artisans of Peters Valley Craft Center.”

Skylands Music and Arts Festival in Delaware, NJ
“Had an amazing list of local, national, and international musical performers in northwest New Jersey near the Delaware Water Gap. Check your calendar for next year’s event.”

Willowwood Arboretum
“Beautiful place for a picnic and a nice hike”

Canoeing on the D&R Canal with Griggstown Canoe Rental
“A very kid-friendly activity”

Terhune Orchards
“Pick your own fruit and zinnias, take home some of their cider doughnuts and pies, and feed the farm animals.”

Strolling downtown Princeton
“Great shops, great places to eat. Don’t skip dessert at Thomas Sweet or the Bent Spoon!”

Photo of D&R Canal courtesy of JerseyStyle Photography.

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