Here you will find yet another advantageous locale in New Jersey, this time a piece of land that gives visitors access to the wonderful Delaware River and all the many natural and man-made landmarks that span the 70,000 acres known as the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. This is the great outdoors, with tons of things to do, including the start up the Appalachian Trail. There’s an ancient archaeological dig site that you can visit, too, containing indigenous remnants of 10,000 year old relics and fossils.
The variety of New Jersey’s landscape is really under-appreciated. Just take the Paterson Great Falls for an example. You don’t have to visit Niagara Falls in two different countries for the chance to fully experience a breath-taking waterfall and natural parks, New Jersey’s own allows full access to all angles and activities that will tingle your senses.
The infamous bastion for America’s immigrants is easily accessible by ferry at the aforementioned Liberty State Park, yet one cannot help but try to picture the emotional arrival of millions of people during the 1900’s. Learn all about the typical journey of hope, struggle, and reprieve for immigrants arriving in American on Ellis Island.
In case you haven’t noticed, New Jersey has a lot to offer nature-lovers. This one is home to numerous hiking trails, entrance to the Appalachians, and a famous WWI monument called the High Point Monument, which acts as an observation tower overlooking the mountaintops in the distance. These are favored camping grounds for amateurs or anyone looking for a convenient stay within relative proximity of the city.
This celebrity sculpture is making our list of the best things to do in New Jersey because of just how great it is as a departure from the normal North East fanfare. It’s typically something you’d find in the Mid-West, but thanks to a guy named James Lafferty who built it as a hokey attempt at drawing in more buyers for his nearby real estate, New Jersey has its own pet elephant that looks as good as the day she was built in 1881.