With all that we have to offer, New Jersey is the perfect place for a good adventure. We have everything from a(musement parks) to z(oos) and nearly anything in-between. With warmer weather on the way, now is the perfect time to get out and explore our great state. Here are 16 places to go in New Jersey if you’re feeling adventurous:
1. Delaware River Tubing & Jet Boat Tours, Milford
Rafting is great, but I'm a big fan of tubing. It's a bit more relaxing than rafting, but an adventure nonetheless. Delaware River Tubing does it best, and even offers guests a free meal on the water.
2. Point Pleasant Parasail, Point Pleasant
There are plenty of places to parasail along the Jersey Shore, but Point Pleasant parasail is one of the more popular - it also scores rave reviews.
3. East Coast Parasail & Jet Ski, Cape May
Another great parasailing option, I'm featuring East Coast for their epic Jet Boat Adventure. You'll enjoy a 40-45 minute excursion with twists, turns, and Jersey Shore history mixed in.
4. High Point Monument, Sussex
Drive up to this monument and climb the 200 feet to the top of the obelisk - you'll be rewarded with incredible views. If you're feeling really adventurous, you can hike to the monument instead of driving.
5. Navesink Twin Lights, Atlantic Highlands
Another spot offering great views, the Twin Lights also operate as a unique museum that visitors love - it has a 5-star review on Yelp!
6. Hackensack Riverkeeper Eco-Cruises, Secaucus
There are several different tour options available, departing from Laurel Hill Park in Secaucus. Appreciate the beauty of nature in unexpected places, spot birds and wildlife, and learn all about our meadowlands!
7. Maurice River Cruise, Millville
See a wide range of wildlife, including bald eagles, during this two hour cruise on the Delaware Bay tributary.
8. Cape May Whale Watcher, Cape May
No need to head north to New England for some old-fashioned whale watching. Cape May Whale Watcher offers whale and dolphin watching along with dinner cruises and lighthouse cruises.
9. Paranormal Books & Curiosities, Asbury Park
Enjoy a paranormal museum along with ghosts & legends walking tours. They also serve as a shop and occasionally host seances.
10. Essex County Treetop Adventure Course, West Orange
Adjacent to the Turtle Back Zoo, this adventure course will make you feel like a badass. You'll traverse swinging bridges and tightrope walk 30-feet in the air, but all while being safely secured with a harness.
11. Zoom Ziplines, Vernon
Fly through the air with the greatest of ease, and take in some spectacular sites along the way. This thrilling attraction is open year-round at Mountain Creek.
12. Mick's Pine Barrens Canoe and Kayak Rental, Chatsworth
What better way to enjoy New Jersey than to canoe or kayak through our gorgeous Pinelands at whatever pace works for you?
13. Legacy Riding Stables, Sayreville
Fun for all ages and skill levels, enjoy trail rides through the beautiful Capik Nature Reserve.
14. Green Flag Driving Experience, Wall
Drive a real race car around a real track! The Winged Three-Quarter Midgets, INEX Legend Cars, ARTS Truck, and K&N Pro Cup Stock Car race cars used in the Green Flag Driving Experience are actual team cars built for and raced in the auto racing series.
15. Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson
If you're feeling really adventurous, you can brave a ride on one of the more heart-pounding coasters. If you're like me, you can also stick to the family-friendly attractions - there are plenty to choose from! Six Flags also has a water park and drive through safari.
16. Popcorn Park Animal Refuge, Forked River
A truly unique zoo, the animals here are rescues. You'll find a wide variety of species, some of which you can feed and interact with.
Do you see anything you want to try? Where are your favorite places to have an adventure in New Jersey? Have fun, be safe, and explore our beautiful state!