Central NJ is a tough one thing to define. But we consider most of Mercer, Southern Middlesex, most of Monmouth, and a smidge of Ocean to be Central NJ. And within this northmagical realm, you will find historical places (like Washington Crossing SP), great fishing (in Assunpink WMA), and the future Capital To Coast trail! Come explore... you will love everything you find :)

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Places to walk new Brick, NJ

Sep 7. 2021: Places to walk new Brick, NJ

Here are some places to walk near Brick, NJ

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Are you Instagram? Say Hello :)

Sep 5. 2021: Are you Instagram? Say Hello :)

Follow along with our adventures on Instagram!

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4th of July/Independence Day Celebrations By County (2021)

Jun 1. 2021: 4th of July/Independence Day Celebrations By County (2021)

Find a 4th of July celebration down by county.

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25+ Gardens and Arboretums You Should Visit This Spring!

May 1. 2021: 25+ Gardens and Arboretums You Should Visit This Spring!

With the greener months of 2021 starting to pop up around the state, we wanted to help you find the most beautiful public gardens or arboretums of the great Garden State.

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Easter with the Kiwanis Club of Point Pleasant

Apr 20. 2021: Easter with the Kiwanis Club of Point Pleasant

A few weeks back, we volunteered with one of our favorite local groups... Kiwanis Club of Point Pleasant. They put together a fun Easter event with games, an Easter egg hunt, and more! What a fun day with a great group of people!

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20 Cool Places to Hike within 20 Miles of Point Pleasant

Apr 18. 2021: 20 Cool Places to Hike within 20 Miles of Point Pleasant

A while back, some folks on the Point Pleasant Beach, Boro & Bay Head Community Group on Facebook asked about everyone's favorite parks to explore in the area. We figured we would share some of our favorites here!

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ExploringAllaire.com - A new Side Project

Aug 22. 2020: ExploringAllaire.com - A new Side Project

We love Allaire State Park and wanted to put up a fan site to show off all its beauty.

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Have you visited the NJ Outdoor Map yet? You should...

Jul 16. 2020: Have you visited the NJ Outdoor Map yet? You should...

We started working on a new site that will help you find new places to explore. It is called the NJOutdoorMap.com

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New Parks And Places May, 2020

May 19. 2020: New Parks And Places May, 2020

We have a few fun new features coming to the site (and maybe to some other new sites) this year. Here are what we have so far!

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NJ State Parks and Many County Parks Reopen!

May 6. 2020: NJ State Parks and Many County Parks Reopen!

NJ State Parks, and many County Parks opened this past weekend for passive recreation!

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NJ State and County Parks Closed Until Further Notice

Apr 8. 2020: NJ State and County Parks Closed Until Further Notice

All State Parks, State Forests and County Parks throughout New Jersey are now Closed until further notice.

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State Park Facilities Close to Help Reduce Spread of COVID-19

Mar 16. 2020: State Park Facilities Close to Help Reduce Spread of COVID-19

Open spaces at state parks and wildlife management areas open and available for passive recreation; enclosed facilities, campgrounds at state parks, forests and recreation areas closed.

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St Patrick's Day Parades by County (2020)

Feb 29. 2020: St Patrick's Day Parades by County (2020)

St. Patricks Day is right around the corner! We hope this will help you find an event near you!

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 First Day Hikes in the NJ State Parks - 1/1/2020

Dec 15. 2019: First Day Hikes in the NJ State Parks - 1/1/2020

The New Jersey State Park Service is hosting 29 hikes, 1 mountain bike ride and 1 horseback ride in state parks, forests and historic sites on New Years Day as part of America's State Parks First Day Hikes program. These free First Day Hikes offer a great incentive to get outside, exercise, experience history, enjoy nature, and celebrate the New Year with friends and family in one of your state parks.

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2019 Lighthouse Challenge of NJ - How Many Will You Visit? (Oct 19th & 20th)

Oct 7. 2019: 2019 Lighthouse Challenge of NJ - How Many Will You Visit? (Oct 19th & 20th)

The Lighthouse Challenge of NJ is a rain or shine, two-day opportunity to visit 10 land-based lighthouses. one museum and two life-saving stations. Participants may purchase a souvenir pamphlet for only $2 and have it stamped at each stop of your journey!

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I Heart NJ Parks -- Park Visitor Feedback Survey

Jul 9. 2019: I Heart NJ Parks -- Park Visitor Feedback Survey

The NJ Division of Parks and Forestry is dedicated to the excellent stewardship of the state's rich and diverse historic, cultural, recreational and natural resources for the benefit of present and future generations. And they are looking to know what you think about their parks!

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New Locations So Far This Year (Jan-June 2019)

Jun 30. 2019: New Locations So Far This Year (Jan-June 2019)

Each month, we try to visit many new locations and meet all types of new groups. We also do our best to add new content to the site, including new locations, groups and photo galleries. By sharing them here, we hope that you find a few new places to go explore yourself!

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4th of July/Independence Day Celebrations By County (2019)

Jun 22. 2019: 4th of July/Independence Day Celebrations By County (2019)

We have put together this list of great 4th of July celebrations broken down by county.

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St Patrick's Day Parades by County (2019)

Mar 1. 2019: St Patrick's Day Parades by County (2019)

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Oct 20-21, 2018: The Lighthouse Challenge of NJ - How Many Will You Visit?

Oct 15. 2018: Oct 20-21, 2018: The Lighthouse Challenge of NJ - How Many Will You Visit?

The Lighthouse Challenge of NJ is a rain or shine, two-day opportunity to visit 10 land-based lighthouses. one museum and two life-saving stations. Participants may purchase a souvenir pamphlet for only $2 and have it stamped at each stop of your journey! This event encourages you to explore coastal New Jersey while raising the funds needed for the continued preservation of these beautiful historic sites! This is the only time of the year, when all of the lighthouses agree to stay open at the same time for two days. Enjoy!

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Explore the Sunflower and Corn Mazes of New Jersey! (2018)

Sep 10. 2018: Explore the Sunflower and Corn Mazes of New Jersey! (2018)

When I see a sunflower field, it makes me happy! The brilliant colors of the flower and the thousands of seeds in the center create a delightful sight.

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Howell Farm 2018 Corn Maze Opens in September

Sep 1. 2018: Howell Farm 2018 Corn Maze Opens in September

The Friends' fall Corn Maze is growing taller each day, and promises to be a challenging course for those willing to step in. The Howell Farm Corn Maze will run Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through October 28. There will be special courtyard activities and games, as well as theme-related exhibits and demonstrations featuring farm animals. Last exit for the corn maze is at 9 p.m.

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Independence Day Fireworks By County (2018)

Jun 25. 2018: Independence Day Fireworks By County (2018)

We have put together this list of great 4th of July celebrations broken down by county.

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#GetOutGetsFit Challenge #6 - Starting Soon!

Jun 5. 2018: #GetOutGetsFit Challenge #6 - Starting Soon!

In 2017, I started a journey to change my health. I am down 60 pounds, down many shirt sizes, needed to put many new holes in my belt, can go for long hikes without taking breaks and can even mow my entire yard without being wrecked for the rest of the day. I am now able to do more and have a bit more of the life I want. It is a great start, but I still have a long way to go.

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Keyport GardenWalk, June 2nd and 3rd: Self-guided tour of public and private gardens in Keyport

May 20. 2018: Keyport GardenWalk, June 2nd and 3rd: Self-guided tour of public and private gardens in Keyport

The Keyport GardenWalkis a unique, free opportunity to enjoy and explore the public and private gardens of this charming town on the Raritan Bay.

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(Closed for the Season) Don't Drive To Holland - Drive to Holland Ridge Farms!

Apr 17. 2018: (Closed for the Season) Don't Drive To Holland - Drive to Holland Ridge Farms!

Home to the largest tulip event on the East Coast, the Holland Ridge Farms Tulip Festival attracts thousands of visitors each year. The 140-acre farm features more than one million blooming tulips that brighten the landscape with brilliant blues, purples, yellows, reds and more.

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26 Gardens You Should Visit This Summer

Apr 8. 2018: 26 Gardens You Should Visit This Summer

With the greener months of 2018 just a few weeks away we wanted to help you find the most beautiful gardens of the great Garden State. And here you go :)

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Introducing Trail Tracker for New Jersey State Parks, Forests & Historic Sites

Oct 13. 2017: Introducing Trail Tracker for New Jersey State Parks, Forests & Historic Sites

The New Jersey State Parks system has released a new way to explore NJ!

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(updated) State Parks, Forests, Historic Sites, and Recreation Areas will be closed for a bit

Jul 1. 2017: (updated) State Parks, Forests, Historic Sites, and Recreation Areas will be closed for a bit

Due to the government shutdown in the State of New Jersey, all State Parks, Forests, Historic Sites, and Recreation Areas will be closed until further notice.

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NJ State Championships Disc Golf Tournament at Thompson Park

May 22. 2017: NJ State Championships Disc Golf Tournament at Thompson Park

Thompson Park Disc Golf Course, created by East Brunswick resident David Wolverton for his Eagle Scout Project, hosted the Sunday Finals of the NJ State Championships Disc Golf Tournament.

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