Friday, April 23, 2010
New Jersey State Parks
New Jersey has the third largest state park system in the nation, with 36 parks, 11 forests, 4 recreation areas, 42 natural areas, 23 historic sites, 4 marinas and 1 golf course. Many of New Jersey’s 19 light houses are preserved in state parks, including Barnegat Lighthouse, Cape May Point Light house and Sandy Hook Lighthouse.
High point State park is named after the state’s tallest peak and has swimming and water sports on Lake Marcia in summer and cross-country skiing in winter. The Appalachian Trail comes through here. Wharton State Forest, New Jersey’s largest, contains the Baste State Historic Site, a restored late 18th and 19th century pinelands ironworking village.