Explore New Jersey’s State Parks Through The Years With These 15 Vintage Photos

New Jersey may be a mostly urban state but we’re not all sprawl. Not at all! We’ve got over 715,000 acres of farmland and over 430,000 acres of parkland. This number is based on our state parks – if you factor in our county and local parks, along with non-profit nature preserves, we’d probably top 500,000 acres! This is something I’m proud of as a New Jerseyan and our parks are a big part of what makes our state so great. We’ve got forests to hike through, sandy shores to explore, and so much more. Check out a few vintage photos of Garden State parks below.

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Share your New Jersey state park stories and photos in the comments, and let me know if you’d like to see more vintage state park photos in a future article!