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Outdoor Winter Fun for the Whole Family

By NJ Kids Staff on January 02, 2019

Go Outside for Some NJ Winter Fun 2019 

Head outdoors this winter!! What a great way to exercise, build muscles, stimulate the heart, and improve coordination and balance. Try your hand at cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice-skating or horseback riding. Lace up the boots, put on a coat, grab some gloves and enjoy a nice winter hike. New Jersey and the tri-state area is a winter wonderland with plenty of fantastic family destinations for day trips or longer getaways.

Go Cross Country Skiing

Enjoy these great parks! Most trails are not groomed.

  • Palisades Interstate Parkway, 5 mile trail (Bergen County)
  • South Mountain Reservation (Essex County)
  • Wawayanda State Park (Passaic County)
  • Lewis Morris County Park (Morris County)
  • High Point State Park (Sussex County), groomed
  • Go Cruising

    Statue Cruises, 201-604-2800, statuecruises.com
    Visit the Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island! Frequent departures from NY and NJ. Ellis Island is open so go explore and learn about your ancestors!

    Go Hiking or Walking

    Winter fun doesn’t have to include just snow and ice… why not try hiking trails of adventure. Put on a hat, lace up the boots, grab some gloves and enjoy an invigorating winter hike. Dozens of NJ State Parks await and many trails remain open. Check out nature centers and State Parks.

    Go Ice Fishing

    Fishing is not just a summer sport. Some NJ parks are stocked in the winter so now is the perfect time to lower your hook.

  • Allamuchy Mountain State Park, Hackettstown NJ
  • Budd Lake, Mt. Olive NJ
  • Hopatcong State Park, Hopatcong NJ
  • Ringwood State Park, Ringwood NJ
  • Spruce Run Recreation Area, Clinton NJ
  • Go Pond Skating

    Skate the old-fashioned way, outside on a frozen pond. There are quite a few NJ State parks that offer pond skating BUT make sure to call ahead to see if the pond is safe. NEVER skate on a pond that is not properly marked!

    Go Sledding

    Grab your red flyer and hang on! Some of the best sledding hills in NJ:

  • Braint Park, Summit NJ
  • Chubb Park, Chester NJ
  • Echo Lake Park, Mountainside NJ
  • Hopatcong State Park, Hopatcong NJ
  • Meisel Park, Springfield NJ
  • Ringwood State Park, Ringwood NJ
  • Round Valley Recreation Area, Lebanon NJ
  • Fort Mott State Park, Pennsville NJ
  • Go Snowmobiling

  • Allamuchy Mountain State Park, Hackettstown
  • High Point State Park, Sussex NJ
  • Ringwood State Park, Ringwood NJ
  • Wawayanda State Park, Hewitt NJ
  • Wharton State Forest, Hammonton NJ
  • Go Snowshoeing

    Snowshoeing is fun and easy to learn! Here are some parks and trails:

  • Ramapo Mountain State Forest (Bergen County)
  • Round Valley Recreation Area (Hunterdon County
  • Pyramid Mountain Natural Area (Morris County)
  • High Point State Park (Sussex County)
  • Allamuchy Mountain State Park (Warren County)
  • Jenny Jump State Park (Warren County)
  • Go Winter Horseback Riding

    Seaton Hackney Stables, Year round riding lessons, trail rides. 440 South St, Morristown, 973.644.3355

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    By NJ Kids Staff| January 02, 2019
    Categories:  Fun Things To Do
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