Here are our ideas to help you get started. Many places can be found on our website.
(check out our online bike trails). Peddling is a great form of exercise you can do with the entire family. Get away from those lazy video games! There are hundreds of trails in the NJ state park system, from easy to more advanced.
There are kids' fishing derbies splattered throughout our local communities. Many lakes are stocked with loads of fish. Just bring your fishing pole, bait, chair, bucket, and family. If you missed one, don’t fret, the ponds still have fish to be caught. As a kid, it’s fun to watch the float go under when the fish is nibbling!
It’s their last season lurking around the Garden State. If you haven’t seen these gigantic life size creatures, check them out.
Look for our beach exit guide. You'll find all sorts of amusement nearby. Wander around and check out what’s new and what’s been rebuilt after Sandy. New playgrounds, new shops, new boardwalks.
Enter to win NJ KIDS’ Disney getaway! For a family of four, win a trip valued over $3000. Go online and link to our contests.
May and June is brewing with outdoor fun. Every weekend you'll bump into all sorts of cultural, artsy and jersey shore specialties and more. Don’t miss upcoming Seafood Festival and Lobsterfest, our two favorite for food lovers.
Attend the upcoming Strawberry Festivals at Donaldson Farms in Hacketstown and Alstede Farms in Chester. Other strawberry picking farms include Giamarese Farm in E. Brunswick, Little Acres Farm in Pennington, and Lee Turkey Farm in E. Windsor to name a few.
If you look around your neighborhood, you may find some convenient and age appropriate hiking paths. Right behind the Turtleback Zoo, there’s a great outdoor space, with a 1.7 mile jogging path surrounding a pond with row boats, a ship park, picnic area and benches. Look for other hiking opportunities in the NJ State park system and you'll be pleasantly surprised. There are even fishing sections to cast the line.
If you haven’t reserved your spot, camp start right after school is over. Flip through NJ Kids’ Camp Guide. There’s numerous ways of expanding their brains and exercising their bodies, and making new friends at the same time. Visit camps if you haven’t done so. There’s still spots left. Don’t wait.
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