16 Awesome Nature Destinations in South Jersey
They call it ‘the Garden State’ for a reason!
New Jersey may be better known for its popular shore points, but did you know the Garden State is also home to 50 protected nature areas? Find the best places to bike, hike, swim, boat, and walk along scenic river trails, barrier island, and more. Here are some of the top spots.
A View Worth the Climb
The Wharton State Forest is the largest single tract of land within minutes of the Garden State park system. Stretching over several counties including Atlantic, Burlington, and Camden, Wharton has something for everyone. Here, you can canoe, hike, bike, and horseback the winding woods of Wharton. This popular park destination is also home to vast wildlife that live in New Jersey including wild turkeys, deer, beavers, and a bald eagle sanctuary.
The view: Atop of Apple Pie Hill, you’ll be amazed with the jaw-dropping, panoramic scenery from the highest point in the Pine Barrens over 200 feet above sea level. Staff on site assist thrill-goers with climbing a 60-foot tower to reach the best view of them all.
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