Now that the CDC said vaccinated adults can go without masks outdoors – picnics are perfect! Picnics are one of the simple pleasures, so grab a blanket and your favorite goodies and head out to one of North Jersey’s many spots for family gatherings. From majestic views and wooded trails to tranquil lakes and shaded playgrounds, these parkland treasures are worth a visit. Whether you are celebrating a birthday, planning a family reunion, or just heading out for an afternoon of fun, New Jersey’s parks will not disappoint. Mary Poppins offers this list spots to check out:
Darlington County Park – Mawah
Featuring three lakes, wooded picnic areas, a new playground, and rolling lawns, this park at the foot of the Ramapo Mountains is a winner.
Hacklebarney State Park – Long valley
Rustic picnic tables shaded by hemlock trees dot the landscape of this rocky park, a favorite with hikers, anglers, and picnickers.
High Point State Park – Sussex
Panoramic views of forests and farmland from the highest point in New Jersey, combined with lush trails and quiet picnic spots, make this spot a nature-loving family’s dream.
Lewis Morris County Park – Morris Township
With 22 miles of walking, biking, and equestrian trails, plus swimming at Sunrise Lake Beach Club and a great playground, this park is a perfect family destination.
Liberty State Park – Jersey City
Spread out your blanket and take in views of the Hudson River, New York skyline, and of course, the Statue of Liberty.