FREE Things To Do in NJ With Your Family

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Whether you’re looking to play, learn a new skill, go hiking, or go bowling, it’s always nice when the activity doesn’t weigh down your wallet. We have found some of our favorite free things to do in NJ with your family. If we missed your favorite ones, be sure to leave a comment below!

FREE #NJMOM Adventures in New Jersey:

1.Take a Hike On The Wild Side At Any of The Many NJ Points of The Appalachian Mountain Trail
For more information, please visit the Appalachian National Scenic Trail Website.

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2.Walk Around Historic Batsto Village
Hammonton Road, Hammonton, NJ 08037
For more information, please call (609) 561-0024

3.Play on The Playgrounds or Take a Walk Back in Time at Allaire State Park
4263 Atlantic Ave, Farmingdale, NJ 07727
For more information, please call (732) 938-2371


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4.Visit or Attend a Class at Paws Farm Nature Center
1105 Hainesport-Mount Laurel Road Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054
For more information, please call (856) 778-8795

5.Wander Through 96 Acres of Beautiful Gardens and Landscape at New Jersey Botanical Garden
2 Morris Rd, Ringwood, NJ 07456
For more information, please call (973) 962-9534

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6.Spend the Day Getting Up Close and Personal With Falcons, Hawks, Eagles and Owls at The Raptor Trust
1390 Whitebridge Rd, Millington, NJ 07946
For more information, please call (908) 647-2353

7.At the Cape May Bird Observatory, Enjoy Bird Related Activities And Educational Programs
701 E Lake Dr, Cape May Point, NJ 08212
For more information, please call (609) 884-2736

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8.Take In The Beautiful Gardens and Scenery at The Sayen Park Botanical Garden and House
155 Hughes Dr, Hamilton Township, NJ 08690
For more information, please call (609) 890-3630

9.Nature Walks, Biking and Photography at Duke Farms
1112 Dukes Pkwy W, Hillsborough Township, NJ 08844
For more information, please call (908) 722-3700

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10.Make new friends at the Cape May County Zoo
707 N. Rt. 9, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
For more information, call 609-465-9300

11.Kids Bowl for Free
Take advantage of the Kids Bowl Free Program by signing up online and visiting over 20 participating bowling alleys throughout New Jersey.

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12.Pick Blueberries and Other Fruits at Hillview Farms
223 Meyersville Rd., Gillette, NJ 07933
For more information, please call (908) 647-0957

13.Visit the Twilights Lighthouse
Lighthouse Rd., Highlands, NJ 07732
For more information, please call (732) 872-1814

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14.Climb Lucy the Elephant
Josephine Harron Park, Margate, NJ 08402
For more information, please call (609) 823-6473

15. Cool Off At A Splash Park
Visit NJMOM’s Guide of 20+ Best Splash Water Parks to find an aquatic wonderland near you.

Don’t forget to hashtag #NJMOM and tag @njmomhq and your little cuties could be featured in our next photo round-up.

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Karen lives in South Jersey with her three dogs, husband and 4 year old daughter Olivia. Graduating from Seton Hall University with a B.A. in Journalism and Public Relations, she was a staff writer for the Setonian and a Public Affairs Intern at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. One of her proudest moments as a writer so far has been interviewing Tim Gunn from 'Project Runway' and subsequently winning Honorable Mention in NJ for Feature Writing. When she is not busy as a stay-at-home-mom she enjoys reading, going to the boardwalk in Ocean City and watching the Real Housewives. She is very excited for the opportunity to write for NJ Mom and share her love of being a mom and finding fun things to do with her family in New Jersey.

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