Whether you’re looking for pristine coastlines, stunning spots to take a photo, extraordinary architecture, Norman Rockwell-esque towns, or just a romantic weekend getaway–New Jersey is an enchanting state with awe-inspiring hidden gems. Here are 7 most beautiful things to see in New Jersey.
Wharton State Forest is filled with diverse hiking trails, an array of rivers and streams for canoeing, miles of unpaved roads for mountain biking and horseback riding and countless ponds, lakes and fields perfect for wildlife observation. Numerous endangered species makes Wharton their home. Also within the park are ghost towns, a sawmill and gristmill, several historic sites and a mansion. Don’t miss this enchanting forest that will make you feel like you’ve stepped into a fairy tale.
While it’s natural splendor is something to be admired, its history is what acquired it’s National Historic Park and Landmark status. The second largest waterfall, only to Niagara Falls, it flows for 80 miles through diverse landscapes of forests, marshlands, towns, and urban areas. It’s breathtaking beauty is not one to miss!
Barnegat Light is the ideal spot to get away from the hustle and bustle. With its sandy beaches, history filled shops and scrumptious eateries, Barnegat Light embraces the qualities to make the ideal getaway. At the northern tip, you’ll find the historic lighthouse, where scenic views summon.
In 1892, Catholina Lambert was determined to build the mansion of his dream, like the ones from his childhood days in England. The medieval fantasy, like a castle right out of Camelot, stood out. It is fortress like, nestled atop a prominence that provides impressive views of Paterson and the New York City skyline. In it’s beautifully decorated interior, is a 3 story atrium, stained glass windows, elaborate mantle pieces and an extensive art gallery. The 70 foot high gothic tower offers breathtaking views.
Stroll through stores brimming with items chosen to provide a one-of-a-kind shopping experience. Thrill your taste buds with a wide range of culinary cuisines from one of the award winning restaurants. Journey back in time to the early days of Clinton. Stroll through the historic art museum while viewing awe-inspiring art pieces. Clinton is a charming little town that will have you thinking you stepped back in time.
History enthusiasts and hikers delight in the reservation, which includes one of the beacons built by Washington’s troops during the Revolution. The reservation boasts rivers, woodlands and hills, as well as the sensational and the picturesque 25-foot Hemlock Falls.
I hope this list of 7 most beautiful things to see in New Jersey inspires you to go out and explore this beautiful world. “Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta