Plan your trip to New Jersey, North America
Regional Population: 8,751,436
Elevation: 42 meters
Time Zone: America/New_York
Despite its reputation of being full of nothing but turnpikes, strip malls and women who use too much Aqua-Net, New Jersey is filled with enough attractions to placate any New England traveler. From Cream Ridge, the state’s wine country, to the Jersey shore, where its nothing but fun in the sun, there is something for everyone in this state.
Undoubtedly, one of the most popular getaways is Jersey’s famous shore. Atlantic City is where you can experience a mini-seaside Vegas, with its glitz, glamour, gambling and, of course, salt-water taffy. Boardwalks line beaches in a variety of Jersey Shore destinations. For the more natural side of Jersey, make your way to the Delaware Water Gap, featuring 70,000 acres of the Garden State’s most beautiful scenery. Hiking, camping, fishing and canoeing are some of the most popular activities in the recreation area. During the winter, Jerseyites and visitors alike can navigate the slopes at one of the Skylands region’s several winter resorts.
With its close proximity to New York, getting to and from New Jersey is a breeze. Many of the state’s largest cities, like Jersey City, Hoboken and Newark are all located very close to New York City. The capital of Trenton is located equally as close to Philadelphia. In Trenton, make sure to stop by to see the New Jersey State House, it’s the second-oldest capitol building in the United States.
Use this camping guide to help plan your outdoor adventure whether you’re a first-time or seasoned camper.