New Jersey which is located in the north Atlantic region of the United States was inhabited by Native Americans for about 3000 years. This beautiful state offers a number of different attractions for any one visiting it. The museums, the entertainment parks and many other spots make it one of the enjoyable vacation spots in the United States. New Jersey has almost every other sorts of attractions, a unique beach experience where you can enjoy the salty breeze and excellent sea food, a number of amusement parks located almost everywhere in the state and also one of the best shopping experience. The place also offers a good biking experience along its beautiful coast for any nature loving bikers and you can also go for surfing or kayaking in the waters.
Here are some of the most interesting things to visit at the state:
The Great Fall in New Jersey is one of the most exotic nature experiences in the whole country. The great fall which is of about 80 feet high evolved around 13,000 years ago with the end of the ice age as the water started finding its way along the rocks. This water fall is a very strong and exciting when the rainfall gets strong and the water in the Passaic River starts to flood. In the year 2009, the Great fall and its surrounding 35 acres was declared as a national park by the President Barrack Obama, hence protecting this beautiful piece of nature and trying to recover and preserve it.
|The Great Fall Location:||Paterson, New Jersey|
|The Great Fall Coordinates:||40.9161889°N 74.1815972°W / 40.9161889; -74.1815972|
|The Great Fall Governing Body:||National Park Service|
|Added to NRHP:||August 14, 1986|
|Designated NHLD:||May 11, 1976|
|The Great Fall Designated [[|]]:||March 30, 2009|
|The Great Fall Designated NJRHP:||June 24, 1986|
This is a route joining the New Jersey shore areas that could be travelled leisurely and the nature, cultural site and the coastal areas of New Jersey can be enjoyed. The three themes which this trial is associated with are coastal habitat, maritime heritage, and wildlife migration. This trial which lies in harmony with the nature and wildlife runs about 300 miles and includes a number of New Jersey State Parks. While travelling through this beautiful trial you can get pleasure out of the soul and scent of nature and enjoy the beaches, lighthouses, fishing villages, wildlife in the marshy habitat and much more along it.
If you love hiking and nature, the New Jersey Coastal Heritage trail is the one for you. Camping and kayaking facilities are also made available for the nature lovers to enjoy the water and sand in the New Jersey coastal area. The trial is also a great treat for wildlife lovers and photographers as besides the being a rich wildlife habitat with lots of animals and birds, a number of migratory and seasonal birds, marine animals and even insects are also found in along the trail in specific seasons.
The Cape May County beaches along the south of New Jersey are one of the best Beaches along the Atlantic coast. The very fine, white and powdery sand in the beach and the entertainment activities that can be enjoyed in the beach makes it among the best loved beaches in the United States. Cycling, surf fishing and roller blades are among the most favored activities along these beaches. Stone Harbor, one of the best New Jersey beaches provides an opportunity for surfing and fishing and also offers tennis courts and boat ramps for the people to enjoy.
|Cape May County Beach Coordinates: 38°56′24″N 74°54′19″W|
|Cape May County Beach Country||United States|
|Cape May County Beach State||New Jersey|
|Cape May County Beach County||Cape May|
|Cape May County Beach Incorporated||March 8, 1848|
|Cape May County Beach Government|
|- Type||Faulkner Act (Council-Manager)|
|- Mayor||Edward J. Mahaney Jr.|
|Cape May County Beach Area|
|- Total||2.8 sq mi (7.3 km2)|
|- Land||2.5 sq mi (6.4 km2)|
|- Water||0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)|
|Cape May County Beach Elevation||10 ft (3 m)|
|Cape May County Beach Population (2006)|
|- Density||1,623.7/sq mi (626.9/km2)|
|Cape May County Beach Time Zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|- Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|Cape May County Beach ZIP Code||08204|
|Cape May County Beach Area Code(s)||609|
|Cape May County Beach FIPS Code||34-10270|
|Cape May County Beach Feature ID||0885178|
|Cape May County Beach Website||http://www.capemaycity.com|
This museum was earlier most widely known as 'the home of Goliath', the World's largest bear. Besides the display of the Goliath (the stuffed one) above the fire place, the Space family also displays a number of family mementoes and certain weird and important stuffs that they dug up from the place. The stuffs displayed here includes the bones of dinosaurs, skulls of red Indians, the Goliath skull and the case of an old turtle on which Fred Space carved his initials back in 1897. The place also has a number of animals like the snakes, rodents and beaver preserved and displayed in jars.
This historical monument is a must see if you are ever going to visit New Jersey. The thirteen feet tall bulb which is illuminated at night marks the place where the very first electric bulb was lighted by Edison. This tallest light bulb is located at the Merlo Park section and was built back in 1937 to pay respect to the person who lighted the world.
This is the world’s largest miniature railway which runs eight miles long along the wooden carved mountains and highlands. This model craved of a number of small wood pieces is a result of 25 years of effort and dedication. This 8 miles long railway, buildings, bridges and lichen trees which runs on and off a multiple storey mountain all of which is made from wood is one of the wonderful combinations of art and creativity. Little cows, horses, men and building all make the model very interesting and life like.
New Jersey not only offers the above mentioned attractions, is also a place for fishing, shopping and entertainment parks and museums. So whatever you wish out of your holiday, New Jersey offers it all. Enjoy the state and its nature, food, wildlife, museums and much more. If you are ever flying to this beautiful place, you are going to love it.
|New Jersey Featured Attraction||Address|
|U.S.S. Ling, WWII Sub||Hackensack, New Jersey|
|Hitler's Toilet||Florence, New Jersey|
|Hindenburg Crash Site||Lakehurst, New Jersey|
|Mighty Joe the Gorilla||Shamong, New Jersey|
|Space Farms Zoo and Museum||Beemerville, New Jersey|
|World's Largest Light Bulb||Edison - Menlo Park, New Jersey|
|Northlandz||Flemington, New Jersey|
|Sterling Hill Mining Museum||
Ogdensburg, New Jersey