There is currently eight National Park Service Site in New Jersey and 4 associated sites.

Official National Parks of New Jersey

  • Appalachian National Scenic Trail
  • Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
  • Gateway National Recreation Area
  • Great Egg Harbor Scenic and Recreational River
  • Morristown National Historical Park
  • Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park
  • Statue of Liberty National Monument
    • Ellis Island
  • Thomas Edison National Historical Park

Associated sites of New Jersey

  • Crossroads to the American Revolution National Heritage Area
  • Lower Delaware National Wild and Scenic River
  • New Jersey Pinelands National Reserve
  • Washington-Rochambeau National Historic Trail
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New Jersey National Parks

Appalachian National Scenic Trail

Depending on where you are from, the Appalachian National Scenic Trail either starts in Mount Katahdin, Maine and ends in Springer Mountain, Georgia, or starts in Springer Mountain, Georgia, and ends in Katahdin, Maine. The Appalachian Trail is 2,181 miles long and passes through 14 states (Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine).

There is 72.2 miles of trail in the state of New Jersey.  The trail goes thru Delaware Water Gap to the summit of Kittatinny Mountain and into High Point State Park.

Every year several thousand people attempt to thru-hike the trail.  Tens of thousands of people will hike sections of the trail each year.  The trail was officially completed in 1937 but the improvement has been ongoing since then.  The trail is maintained by 31 different trail clubs and other partnerships.

Things to do in Appalachian National Scenic Trail: Hiking, Wildlife Viewing, Scenic Views

How to get to Appalachian National Scenic Trail: There are multiple access points along the trail. Many of which are driveable.

Where to Stay in Appalachian National Scenic Trail: Along the trail, there are numerous shelters and backcountry campgrounds. Hotels are available in towns along the trail.

Appalachian National Scenic Trail Entrance Fee: There is no entrance fee for the Appalachian Trail but the trail passes through numerous state and national parks, forests and public lands which may charge an entrance fee or have overnight permit fees.

Appalachian National Scenic Trail Official Website: Click Here

Map of Appalachian National Scenic Trail: Download

Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

Gateway National Recreation Area

Great Egg Harbor Scenic and Recreational River

Morristown National Historical Park

Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park

Statue of Liberty National Monument

Ellis Island

Thomas Edison National Historical Park

Crossroads to the American Revolution National Heritage Area

Lower Delaware National Wild and Scenic River

New Jersey Pinelands National Reserve

Washington-Rochambeau National Historic Trail

Washington-Rochambeau National Historic Trail is a 680-mile long Historical Trail.  The trail is sometimes known as the Washington–Rochambeau Revolutionary Route.  The route follows the road used by George Washington’s Continental Army and Jean-Baptiste de Rochambeau’s Expédition Particulière took on their way from Newport, Rode Island to Yorktown, Virginia. Yorktown was the final battle of the American Revolutionary War.

Washington-Rochambeau National Historic Trail is primary an auto trail.  While the route forces on the march to Yorktown, the trail passes thru or near many other important revolutionary war sites. Rhode Island sites include the Joy Homestead.

Washington-Rochambeau National Historic Trail passes through Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Washington D.C, and Virginia.

Things to do in Washington-Rochambeau National Historic Trail: Auto touring, bicycling, walking, historical tours, guided tours, museums

How to get to Washington-Rochambeau National Historic Trail: There are major airports all along the route.

Where to Stay in Washington-Rochambeau National Historic Trail: The trail follows major highways and lodging is located along the route.

Washington-Rochambeau National Historic Trail Entrance Fee: Free, but some of the federal, state, and privately managed buildings along the trail may have an entrance fee.

Washington-Rochambeau National Historic Trail Official Website: Click Here

Map of Washington-Rochambeau National Historic Trail: Download

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