The Garden State: Operation Explore

The Garden State is busy, congested, and densely populated. These well known facts often make it entirely too easy for us to forget about its diverse topography. This summer I’m committed to showing my girls the greenery and scenery of the Garden State. Here are a few places we’re headed.

Washington Rock Park: My 4 year old is a self-proclaimed picnic princess and we’re headed here for some scenic views and a big old fashioned picnic for the ages.

Barnegat Lighthouse: I’ve always loved lighthouses. I’m thrilled to be able to take the picnic princess and her sister for a picnic near Old Barney.

Black River Park: In Chester, you’l findl 500+acres of activities. It came recommended so I’m excited to see what’s in store for us.

Leaming’s Run Gardens: Rumor has it that this garden attracts butterflies. We have some butterfly lovers in our household who happen to stop and smell the roses too.

Liberty State Park:The big city is beautiful, but it’s especially breathtaking from this view. I’m so excited to show my girls the grass on our side of the Hudson.

Sussex County Sunflower Maze: This has been on my list for awhile so I’m excited to venture to the sunflower maze in August. Wandering in the fields is perfect for tiny adventurers.

Remember, I’m a non-native. Therefore this list is based off experience, personal interest, or recommendation. Do you have a suggestion? Until then, I’m packing picnic baskets and roaming the landscapes of this land we live in with my eager explorers.