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New Jersey National Parks

Appalachian National Scenic Trail

This 2,158-mile footpath runs from Mount Katahdin in Maine to Springer Mountain in Georgia, traversing 14 states. The 72-mile section in New Jersey includes a rugged stretch along the Kittatinny Range as well as a crossing of the Delaware River at the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.

Delaware National Scenic River

River flows 41 miles through the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, affording opportunities for swimming, boating, and fishing.

Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

This scenic and historic area preserves relatively unspoiled land on both the New Jersey and Pennsylvania sides of the middle Delaware River.

Edison National Historic Site

Thomas Edison's research and development laboratory and his 29-room residence (Glenmont) were home to the inventor from 1887 until 1931.

Ellis Island National Monument

Park includes the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, which played an important role in the history of immigration in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Gateway National Recreation Area

Spanning portions of NY and NJ, nation's first urban park offers wide range of recreational opportunities. It includes a wildlife refuge, historic forts and airfields.

Great Egg Harbor Scenic & Recreational River

Running through or along the Pine Barrens of southern NJ, this river and its tributaries offer excellent opportunities for canoeing.

Lower Delaware National Wild & Scenic River

The largest free-flowing river in the eastern United States, the Delaware River runs past forests, farmlands, and villages, and it also links some of the most densely populated regions in America.

Morristown National Historical Park

Preserves site occupied by General George Washington and the Continental Army during two critical winters - January 1777 and 1779-80 - of the Revolutionary War.

New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail Route

The Trail will show you roads less traveled where you can find historic villages, migrating eagles, and boardwalks on miles of sandy beaches. This auto-trail stretches nearly 300 miles along New Jersey's shore and bays.

New Jersey Pinelands National Reserve

It's classified as a United States Biosphere Reserve and in 1978 was established by Congress as the country's first National Reserve.

Thomas Edison National Historical Park

Thomas Edison's laboratory and his residence, Glenmont, were home to the inventor from 1887 until 1931. The complex includes his chemistry lab, machine shop, and library.

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