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Top park recommendations from locals

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“Great place to let the kids run around. Tons of history, a working blacksmith and cute gift shop.”
  • 12 locals recommend
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“The 32 acre park was created in 1957. The main attraction is the lighthouse, which you can climb to the lightkeepers catwalk. From this lofty perch there are wonderful views of LBI, the Atlantic Ocean, Barnegat Bay, Barnegat Inlet and Island Beach State Park. Besides the lighthouse people come to the park to walk, birdwatch, learn about maritime history and fish.”
  • 7 locals recommend
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“ Free but its a bit of drive unless you are in the toms river area. nature center in the silver bay. but a beautiful park and good hiking trails.”
  • 8 locals recommend
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“Want to get away from it all? Head here for a bit of seclusion and relaxation.”
  • 4 locals recommend
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“swimming, some hiking, great family place and fun for everyone. there is picnic areas playground and the cedar creek for swimming. life guard is on duty in the summer. canoe trips down cedar creek are a blast if you love canoeing or kayaking. the water is some of the cleaned fresh water in NJ and empties out in the Barnegat bay near another great park~ Berkeley island! remodeled since Hurricane Sandy wiped it out. Now its wonderful place! also the cedar creek has the Barnegat branch trailer bike and hiking path. its a few miles long and a nature lover gem! ”
  • 1 local recommends
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“Double Trouble State Park offers an outstanding example of the Pine Barrens ecosystem and a window into the Pine Barrens history. The park provides the protection and interpretation of over 8000 acres of significant natural, cultural, and recreational resources representative of the Pinelands National Reserve. Its location and resource base afford an opportunity to introduce visitors to southern New Jersey's natural and cultural heritage. Both the natural environment, consisting of a high quality Pine Barrens watershed, and an extremely well preserved historic village associated with New Jersey cranberry agriculture and Atlantic White Cedar logging and milling industries are available”
  • 3 locals recommend
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  • 1 local recommends
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“Summerfest celebrations have been going on in Bricktown at Windward Beach for 25 years. July 4th, 11th, 18th, & 25th will have concerts starting at 7 pm; the DJ starts about 5 and there is a traditional shore food court and a beer garden. Bring your lawn chair or blanket and cooler. Spend a beautiful summer night under the stars on the shore of the Metedeconk River with a fireworks display to close the evening This is a great family fun place with playgrounds, where you can picnic, go crabbing and play bocce if you like. On other nights there are car shows and movie nights. Shuttles are available from several locations for your convenience. www.bricktownship.net/index.php/departments/recreation/summerfest-2019/ You must check out the Brick Farmer's Market every Saturday from May 18th-Sept21st. This Farmer's Market boasts Jersey Fresh fruits and veggies from local farms. It also has artisan cheese and pasta. Lots of great baked goods, plants, coffee, crafts and more. www.brickfarmersmarket.com ”
  • 3 locals recommend
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  • 1 local recommends
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“ FREE AMAZING PLACE picnics and swimming with beautiful views. It is located at mouth of cedar creek & the barnegat bay. It was wiped out from hurricane sandy and now its finally opened this year and is amazing. there is sprinkle water park, swimming beach, docks for fishing and crabbing, picnic and pavilion, playground. you can see the seaside bridge and amusement pier on the barrier island.”
  • 1 local recommends
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“Free nature canter with picnic area, hiking trails playground, and lots of wildlife. nearby ”
  • 1 local recommends
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  • 1 local recommends
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“Take a blanket or beach chair and enjoy the end the day with a free concert in Veteran's Park on Wednesdays. ”
  • 1 local recommends
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“River beach suitable for young children with no waves and playground area. Walk or a 2 minute drive from house ”
  • 3 locals recommend