Discover the Beautiful Skylands Region In New Jersey
Situated in the northwestern part of the state, the Skylands region in New Jersey includes over 60,000 acres of parkland. The area is home to historic sites and charming towns where visitors enjoy shopping, dining and cultural attractions. Morristown National Historic Park offers four historic sites used by George Washington and the Continental Army from December 1779 to June 1780.
Explore exhibits at the museum and library and view artifacts from pre- and post Revolutionary America. Nearby Thomas Edison National Historic Park in West Orange pays tribute to one of the nation’s most famous inventors. Take a tour of Glenmont Estate and view Edison’s home and laboratory.
The Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge spans over 7700 acres with miles of hiking and bird watching trails. Outdoor lovers can hike 74 miles of the Appalachian Trail passing through Wawayanda State Park, High Point and Delaware Water Gap. Rudolf W. van der Goot Rose Garden in Somerset is a must-see arboretum for plant lovers.
Enjoy live entertainment from top name performers at The Mayo Performing Arts Center. Take a tour of the wineries in Belvidere and Finesville, or see a Rutgers University football game at High Point Solutions Stadium in Piscataway.
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Spend a day at Cranberry Lake, five miles north of Rte. 80 on Rt. 206. The 180-acre lake offers miles of hiking, biking and equestrian trails. Nearby Wild West City is fun for the whole family. Stroll along Main Street and enjoy shops, saloons and cowboys re-creating an Old West atmosphere. Take in the scenery along the Musconetcong River between Waterloo Road and Saxton Falls. Rent a rowboat, canoe, or kayak for the best views.