The Garden State’s highest point, the aptly named High Point State Park, is the heart of the Skylands Region and where you can experience the best of the great outdoors.

Stop in Sussex to go up 1,803 feet to New Jersey’s highest point. Hike some (or all!) of the 72 miles of the Appalachian Trail that stretch through The Garden State. Visit Lakota Wolf Preserve in Columbia to observe and listen to packs of wolves or tour Pequest Trout Hatchery to see where the public waters of New Jersey get their stock of more than 700,000 trout annually. The Skylands Region offers some of the best outdoor activities in the state, with hiking, fishing and camping in the warmer months, and cross-country skiing, snowboarding and ice fishing in the winter.

For shopping enthusiasts, Bridgewater Commons has 175 department stores, shops and restaurants, along with a dine-in theater. Foodies will love the local farm-to-table favorite Urban Table in Morristown, serving up grass-fed beef burgers, locally sourced salads and other farm-fresh dishes in a casual setting. Also popular are Hilltop Deli in High Bridge (featuring the New Jersey Sloppy Joe).

Major events in the Skylands Region include the New Jersey State Fair, held in early August in Sussex and NJ’s Biggest Oktoberfest, held in early October in Warren.

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