Take These 12 Country Roads In New Jersey For A Lovely Scenic Drive
By Kristen|Updated on August 17, 2023(Originally published May 01, 2020)
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If you know where you look, you’ll find an escape from traffic and discover the best scenic drives in New Jersey. Though you can travel the entire length of New Jersey in about three hours, we have diverse landscapes and winding roads that traverse them. You can explore rivers, mountains, woodlands, and charming small towns, all in the span of several hours. It would be nearly impossible for us to compile a complete list of country roads with beautiful scenery in New Jersey since we have so many, but here is a list of just some of the best drives in NJ.
If you’ve spent enough time in the Garden State, chances are you can think of countless other scenic drives in New Jersey, from Route 15 past Lake Hopatcong to Route 9 near the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge. What other scenic drives near me in New Jersey would you add to this list? Let us know in the comments!
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What are the best road trips through New Jersey?
Traffic in New Jersey can be rough, but if you stick to back roads, you'll find some of the best road trips in New Jersey.
Try traveling the length of Route 206 from Hammonton all the way to Port Jervis, NY and you'll discover the farmland of Shamong and Columbus, the urban setting of Trenton, and the Kittatinny mountains all along one road.
If you're looking for less of a scenic trip and more of a destination-based journey, follow one of our New Jersey Food Trails. You can find a taco trail, an ice cream trail, and a wine trail all here in New Jersey.
What are the most charming small towns in New Jersey?
Whether you love the mountain setting of Hope Township, the city-neighborhood feel of Collingwood, or you enjoy strolling the streets of historic Mount Holly on the banks of the Rancocas Creek, you'll have an easy time finding a small town to fall in love with.
Beyond those mentioned above, Moorestown, Madison, Highland Park, Pennington, Cape May, and Montclair are each worth discovering.
What one-of-a-kind destinations can I visit in New Jersey?