New Jersey Parks, Forests, and Natural Areas: A Guide

New Jersey Parks, Forests, and Natural Areas: A Guide

by Michael P. Brown, Mid-Atlantic Country, Newark Star-Ledger
     
 

Want to know where in New Jersey you can go fossil hunting? How about cranberry harvesting? Perhaps you’d like to find the most accessible Garden State fishing areas for people with disabilities? Or maybe you’ve just been wondering how Double Trouble State Park got its name?

Now in its third edition, this updated guide—the first of its kind for

Overview

Want to know where in New Jersey you can go fossil hunting? How about cranberry harvesting? Perhaps you’d like to find the most accessible Garden State fishing areas for people with disabilities? Or maybe you’ve just been wondering how Double Trouble State Park got its name?

Now in its third edition, this updated guide—the first of its kind for New Jersey—lists over 250 parks, forests, and natural areas in the Garden State, from national, state, city, and county parks to nature preserves run by non-profit groups, arboretums, and undeveloped wildlife management areas. Wherever you live in New Jersey, you can find a beautiful place nearby for picnicking, hiking, camping, hunting, fishing, boating, and a host of other outdoor activities. All are open to the public, and most are free or charge only a small fee. Michael Brown divides the state into six regions along county lines and includes helpful maps, so outdoor enthusiasts can easily plan excursions.

For each park, the guide provides up-to-date, practical information about locations and phone numbers, fees, hours, seasons, acreage, regulations, handicap access, special facilities and activities, campsites, swimming and boat launching sites, restrooms, playgrounds and picnic sites, hunting and fishing, and hiking. Also included in this edition is broadened coverage of mountain biking and horseback riding.

Editorial Reviews

Newark Star-Ledger
An important resource.
Mid-Atlantic Country
For those Turnpike habituTs who've never understood why New Jersey is called the Garden State.
For those Turnpike habitués who've never understood why New Jersey is called the Garden State.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813533995
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Publication date:
06/04/2004
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

MICHAEL P. BROWN is a school librarian who lives in Kendall Park, New Jersey. He has visited many of the parks he describes in this book.

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