Winter blues? Or Winter fun! Here are some great ways to get good exercise; build muscles, stimulate heart muscles, and improve coordination and balance. Bring the kids outside. Try cross country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling or horseback riding. Or lace up the boots, grab some gloves and enjoy an invigorating winter hike. Bring the sled and be close to the frosty mountains, icy ponds and adventurous trails among the dozens of NJ state parks.
Enjoy these great parks in our region. Most trails are ungroomed.
Statue Cruises 201-604-2800. Frequent departures from NY and NJ to visit Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island. Explore and learn about your ancestors. Ellis Island is open. Come up close to Lady Liberty.
Winter fun doesn’t have to include just snow and ice…why not try an ‘off the beaten trail’ sort of adventure. Lace up the boots, grab some gloves and a hat and enjoy an invigorating winter hike. Dozens of NJ State Parks await and many trails remain open. Check out hiking trails throughout NJ State Parks.
Who says fishing is just for the summer months? Several parks around NJ are stocked and now is the perfect time to lower your hook. Try your hand at this cold weather sport:
Skating the old fashioned way - outside on a frozen pond is the best! There are quite a few parks that offer pond skating BUT make sure to call ahead to see if the pond is safe. NEVER skate on a pond that is not properly marked! Check out NJ State Parks.
Grab your red flyer and hang on! We’ve found some of the best sledding hills in NJ:
Here are some parks and trails:
Seaton Hackney Stables in Morristown NJ. Year round riding lessons and trail rides. 973-644-335
Zoom Ziplines, Mountain Creek in Vernon NJ. Winter Zipline tours - soaring fun – clamp on the harness and get ready to soar above the snow-covered treetops.Back To Top