New Jersey’s national parks are totally free this Saturday

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The weather is going to be nice this weekend in New Jersey. Happy spring everyone! This is great news because this weekend you can get out and soak up the sights in any national park for FREE.

Any area maintained by the National Park Service offers free entry, this Saturday, April 16and in honor of National Parks Week.

It’s not just Jersey with this cool perk, over 400 parks nationwide are also waiving admissions.

Remember when walking in parks was all we had during the height of COVID? It was such a gift to get out in the fresh air and go for a walk with your family. It was the only slice of normalcy we had for a long time and I’m grateful for that. Here are my three favorite ideas to try this Saturday. The full list of New Jersey National and State Parks website is also a great resource!

Photo credit: Jockey Hollow Park Google Maps

Photo credit: Jockey Hollow Park Google Maps

Jockey Hollow, right next to historic Morristown. It is near Route 202 in Harding Township. If you love nature but are also a history buff like my husband, you’ll think this is the coolest. It was actually one of the Continental Army encampments.

Photo credit: Delaware Water Gap Google Maps

Photo credit: Delaware Water Gap Google Maps

The Delaware Water Gap is such a great experience. My family and I hiked and canoeed there. We even brought our dog on the canoe. It has 70,000 acres of scenery on 40 miles of the Delaware River and you get an eye out for Appalachia while you do it. There are waterfalls and even a nice beach where you can picnic!

Photo credit: Google Maps of Paterson Great Falls National Park

Photo credit: Google Maps of Paterson Great Falls National Park

If you are looking for powerful and thrilling waterfalls, you must choose Grand Falls of Passaic River. It is the second largest waterfall after Niagara Falls.

It is a historical monument and is considered a popular tourist destination. Have fun this Saturday!

So how many of these New Jersey attractions have you visited?

How many of these popular New Jersey attractions have you visited?

RANKED: Here are the most popular national parks

To determine the most popular national parks in the United States, Stacker data compiled from National Park Service on the number of recreational visits to each site in 2020. Read on to discover the 50 most popular national parks in the United States, in reverse order from #50 to #1. And be sure to check with individual parks prior to your visit for current pandemic-related safety precautions at www.nps.gov/coronavirus.
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