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Welcome to New Jersey

From sandy beaches to water parks to casinos to scenic rivers, historic sites and museums, New Jersey has so much to offer the RVer in each of six regions. Walk bustling boardwalks or take coastal drives.

New Jersey's regions range from festive seaside communities to tranquil inland areas.

Skylands
Visit picture-perfect Clinton and stroll across the 1870 iron bridge past gristmills and Red Mill Museum Village, home to the Hunterdon Historical Museum.

Northlandz houses the world's largest miniature railroad with more than 100 trains navigating eight miles of track. Ride the Raritan River Railway, a replica steam train; for a longer excursion ride the scenic Black River and Western Railroad between Flemington and Ringoes. Stop by its oldest building, the 1756 Flemington Castle Museum.

A gathering of antiques shops and eclectic galleries clustered on the banks of the Delaware River makes Lambertville a haven for artists and craftsmen. Founded in 1705, its charming streets are lined with well-preserved federal townhouses and Victorian homes.

Morristown National Historical Park is part of the region known as "The Crossroads of the American Revolution National Heritage Area."

Gateway
A melting pot of cultures and people, Jersey City was the first destination for many immigrants entering the U.S. through nearby Ellis Island. From Liberty State Park you can catch a ferry to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Visit the park's Central Railroad Terminal of New Jersey, the historic depot where most immigrants' New Jersey story began.

Located in the shadow of midtown Manhattan at Meadowlands, the IZOD Center is part of the MetLife Sports and Entertainment Complex that includes MetLife Stadium, home of two NFL teams along with the Meadowlands Racetrack that features thoroughbred and harness racing.

Montclair State University is home to the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center.

New Brunswick is the home of Rutgers University, the location of the country's first intercollegiate football game, Rutgers versus Princeton, in 1869.
The urban heart of New Jersey, Newark is the state's biggest metropolis. The glittering NJ Performing Arts Center is a stunning performance venue. New Jersey's largest museum complex, the Newark Museum houses a planetarium, the restored Ballantine Victorian mansion, natural history displays and a collection of fine art paintings and sculptures.
In Trenton, tour the New Jersey State House and the New Jersey State Museum. The Capitol Complex is home to the State Planetarium and the War Memorial, which features a 1,807-seat venue of Italian Renaissance Revival splendor.
West Orange is home to Thomas Alva Edison's laboratory. Visitors to the Edison National Historic Site have access to the family's mansion and grounds and laboratory.

Delaware River
Take a trip into New Jersey's historic past at Batsto Village, originally a center for bog iron production.

The Camden Waterfront includes views of the Philadelphia skyline and the Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial, the U.S. Navy's most decorated battleship.

Like a miniature Philadelphia less than 10 miles away, Haddonfield is filled with Revolutionary era history, Georgian architecture and picturesque streets.
Take a walking tour of the charming Princeton University campus and visit the Gothic Princeton University Chapel and the Princeton University Art Museum.

Take a self-guided walking tour of the historic districts of Salem and visit the Salem County Historical Society at the 1735 Old Salem County Courthouse, the country's second-oldest courthouse in continuous use. Hancock House State Historic Site, the location of a Revolutionary War massacre, is located just outside of Salem in Hancock's Bridge.

Jersey Shore
The historic shore town of Asbury Park features one of the best beaches in the state, endless sand and surf with a revitalized Boardwalk. Belmar boasts a mile-long beach for sunning, bathing and surfing.

In the middle of the 19th century, New York's elite were drawn to Lakewood's bucolic setting and healthy lake waters.

During the Victorian era, visitors to Ocean Grove came in droves for revival meetings. They pitched tents for true "tent meetings" while also enjoying the balmy ocean air. More than 100 of these summer residence tents have survived.

Located on a thin peninsula that juts into lower New York Harbor, the Sandy Hook Unit of Gateway National Recreation Area draws more than two million visitors annually to enjoy its historic landmarks, natural areas and recreational facilities. Built in 1764 to help reduce shipwrecks, Sandy Hook Lighthouse is the oldest operating lighthouse in America and a National Historic Landmark.

Atlantic City
Atlantic City is a seaside resort and gaming capital of the east coast that hosts 30 million visitors a year, making it one of the most popular tourist destinations in the United States. World-renowned casinos resorts, extravagant spas, brand name restaurants featuring famous chefs, unique attractions, headline entertainment, championship golf and shopping.

South Shore
Celebrating its 157th birthday in 2014, Cape May is a historic Victorian seaside gem with eight miles of sparkling ocean and bay beaches. The visitor will find two and half miles of boardwalk containing eight full blocks of family amusements. The entire city is a National Historic District, with nearly 600 preserved Victorian buildings. For a closer view of the gingerbread trim, visit the preserved 1879 Emlen Physick Estate. The pedestrian friendly Washington Street Mall is a hub of shopping activity.