Cattus Island, Toms River, NJ State Park

We found the quietest, most deserted beach today at Cattus Island State Park and in the middle of August at the Jersey Shore, what a complete rarity!  The park had so many trails, an educational center, a park for the kids, picnic areas and a butterfly garden that we didn’t have time to explore, but …

Mill Creek County Park

Another beautiful February day today- so we took advantage and went to the park! After yesterday’s adventure at Popcorn Park Zoo, we were looking for some quiet fun and Mill Creek was just the place! My daughter is only 20 months old, so finding park equipment that she can actually enjoy without us both struggling is a …

About NJ Parks and Forests

New Jersey is the home of many town, county and state parks for a total of 1,484,900 acres of preserved open space and farmland. That’s not exactly the picture that’s painted when the country thinks Jersey, but it’s a refreshing reality. My family and I are loyal fans of our parks system- there is always a …