10 Ways to Love Spring in New Jersey
Temperatures are rising and the sun is shining! The Garden State is home to tons of beautiful destinations that really blossom in the Spring. Blooming botanical gardens, sunny days at the beach, bustling street festivals—there’s a lot to love about spring in New Jersey. Make the most of the season with this quick bucket list of must-try experiences.
1. Explore one of New Jersey’s many botanical gardens.
See the Garden State’s floral beauty in full bloom! Meander your way through the twisting trails between rose bushes at Deep Cut Gardens in Middletown, smell the fresh growing flowers at Cross Estate Gardens in Bernardsville, or make a day out of visiting the New Jersey Botanical Garden at Skylands in Ringwood.
2. Fly a kite on the beach.
Take advantage of the shore during the Spring! If you’re looking to bring your 4-legged friend along, the Stone Harbor Beach on 122nd allows leashed dogs and offers free parking and free beach. Right now, dogs are allowed all day everyday! Once peak season begins, they are allowed 7pm to sunset. For all the kite enthusiasts, May 28 – 31, 2021 is home to Wildwood’s International Kite Festival; it’s the largest kite festival in North America and the perfect place to watch pros show off their kite skills.
3. Visit a local farm or zoo.
Every year, Alstede Farms in Chester welcomes new babies of all varieties, and kids can enjoy seeing everything from bunnies to baby ducks at this year-round farm. While you’re here, buy a bag of veggies at the farm to feed the animals, and then pick up some treats, including homemade ice cream and freshly baked pie, at the farm store. For those in South Jersey, the Cape May Zoo hosts a variety of Spring time events including EGGstravaganZOO! This event runs April 2-11 and offers a handful of activities including an Easter scavenger hunt and HOPsticle course.
Interested in finding out the best spots in New Jersey to watch springtime bird migration, celebrate springtime festivals, and see cherry blossoms in full bloom? Read the full article here.