New Jersey Division of Parks & Forestry

401 E. State St.
P.O. Box 420

Trenton, NJ 08625
 609-777-3373  800-843-6420
  • Overview

    The NJ Division of Parks & Forestry operates dozens of State Parks, Forests, Recreation Areas and Historic Sites all throughout the state that offer a near endless array of outdoor activities and recreational opportunities.

    Experience first-hand New Jersey's natural and historic world. Discover the many special places in this astoundingly varied state.

    Visit New Jersey's state parks forest, recreation areas, historic buildings and villages. Follow the Appalachian Trail through the forest until it breaks out into stunning vistas of valleys and ridges, forests and farms. Walk the 50-mile Batona Trail through the fresh wild aromatic pine forests of the Pine Barrens.

    Swim in icy blue lakes formed when glaciers scraped the landscape. Take a few days and discover a lifetime. Step back in time and visit Allaire Village, Batsto Village, the manor houses at Ringwood State Park or any of the historic sites in New Jersey.

    Climb to the top of a lighthouse and watch the ocean wash the shore. Follow the American Revolutionary Trail as it crisscrosses New Jersey and learn how this state played a pivotal role in America's fight for independence.

    The opportunities are endless. For more information about the NJ Division of Parks & Forestry or to receive a Calendar of Events, please call 800-843-6420 or 609-984-0370. Text telephone users please call the NJ Relay Services at 800-852-7899.

    Visit the Division's website for complete details about New Jersey's state park system.
  • Amenities

    Activities
    • Canoeing & Kayaking
    • Hiking
    • Fishing
    • Swimming
    • Birding
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    •  Events

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      •   Activities

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        View >
      •   Activities

        Passage Theatre Company
        0.3 MI
        609-392-0766
        View >
      •   Activities

        Alexander Douglass House
        0.3 MI
        609-394-1965
        View >
      •   Activities

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        0.3 MI
        609-394-9436
        View >
      •   Activities

        Trenton Arts Connection
        0.5 MI
        609-393-8998
        View >
      •   Dining

        Mill Hill Saloon
        0.5 MI
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        CURE Insurance Arena
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