New Jersey, The Garden State, sure has a lot of stunningly beautiful spots as the following pictures series proves! Although it is the fourth smallest state it has a lot interesting locations you should visit. Have a look at some of the most beautiful places to visit in New Jersey.
1. Passaic River Great Falls
The Great Falls are a spectacular waterfall that stand at 23 meters high on the Passaic River in Paterson. Surrounding the falls are a National Historic Park. This is one of the largest waterfalls in the United States and they were formed approximately 13,000 years ago. Lenape Native Americans originally settled on the site before Dutch settlers moved in during the 1690’s.
Troy Meadows is a beautiful freshwater marsh that is located within the Whippany River Watershed in the Passaic River Basin. The area covers 3,100 and has many threatened and endangered species of flora and fauna. The area also provides valuable flood storage for the surrounding parts.
3. Seaside Heights
Seaside Heights is a beachside area that covers a 16 by 4 block area by the beach that is hugely popular with tourists. There are two amusement piers, souvenir shops, arcades and low key dining experiences. If you visit this beautiful destination in the summer you can enjoy free movies on the beach as well as firework displays.
Clinton is a beautiful small town in Hunterdon County that is home to just a couple of thousand people. There are two mills on the town which are the famous landmarks, they sit on opposite banks of the South Branch Raritan River and service The Red Mill and the Stone Mill.
5. Barnegat Lighthouse
A climb up the Barnegat lighthouse will offer the visitor spectacular views of Long Beach Island, Barnegat Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. You can climb up as far as the light keeper’s catwalk during permitted entry times. The lighthouse sits in a 32 acre park that was created in 1957.
6. The Great Falls
Another awesome picture of The Great Falls.
7. Painted house in Cape May
The painted houses in Cape May are often referred to as the “Painted Ladies” and they are a beautiful collection of Victorian homes that are also a National Historic Landmark. In 1878 a fire tore this seaside town apart and the rebuilding work that took place left the beautiful seaside town you can see today.
8. Allaire State Park
Allaire State Park is part of the New Jersey Coastal Heritage Route and offers tranquil walks that include beautiful scenery. The park is most famous for its 19th century restored iron works. There are many charcoal grills and picnic areas that make a perfect base for a few hours of peaceful tranquility.
9. Edgemont Park
Edgemont Park in winter is a stunning site and one that it sure to live in your memory. During the winter the ice freezes to a level that enables safe ice skating in one of the most beautiful locations in New Jersey.
10. Point Pleasant Beach
Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey
11. Ocean Grove
With a population of just over 3,000, Ocean Grove is a serene village that sits in the middle of Jersey Shore. The coastline is one of New Jersey’s crown jewels and people often come to this quiet area to enjoy the natural beauty on offer.
12. Warrington Plaza clocktower in Hoboken
The Warrington Plaza is a new take on an old historic landmark. The side of the building spells out Lackawanna. The original clock tower came about in 1907, unfortunately it was removed in 1950 and a new one was not put in place until the 1990’s