New Jersey is a family-friendly state. With lots of outdoor and indoor destinations that will be enjoyed by the whole family, the garden state is a great location for family bonding activities, as well as travels.
Simple yet fun bonding activities like picnic will always be fun in New Jersey. The state has a wide array of areas to choose from for families who may want to eat their meals in a relaxing place outdoors.
SJMAG.com has a list of picture-perfect picnic spots in South Jersey, families and friends may want to check out. One of those featured on their list is the Sayen Gardens in Hamilton.
“Pack your basket and grab a blanket for this picnic right out of a fairytale. The serene pond and beautiful bridge make the perfect backdrop for this flower-packed picnic. Keep an eye out for brides and grooms or couples – the park is popular for hosting weddings or engagement shoots.”
Check out the photographs of the picnic locations here.
Mommy Poppins also rounded up great picnic locations within New Jersey. Hacklebarney State Park in Long Valley was mentioned in their write-up. New Jersey Wiki
“Rustic picnic tables shaded by hemlock trees dot the landscape of this rocky park, a favorite with hikers, anglers, and picnickers. A deep ravine carved out by the trout-filled Black River remains cool, even in summer, and the area is home to 100 species of birds and other wildlife, including bears, woodchucks, deer, and foxes. Charcoal grills are available at scenic picnic areas, and a small playground is located near the ravine.“
Take a look at the rest of the picnic spots mentioned here.
Picnic by the Lake
The New Jersey Leisure Guide also shared its own list of picture-worthy picnic locations in and around the New Jersey area. Parvin State Park made it to their list. New Jersey State Golf Association
“Parvin is a state park located on the edge of the Pine Barrens. The park not only has pine forests typical to the area but also a swamp hardwood forest. Spring bursts out in bright colors and rich fragrances with blossoming dogwood, laurel, holly, magnolia, wild azalea and over 200 kinds of flowering plants. Thundergust Lake, Parvin Lake and Muddy Run are popular for fishing and boating.”
Read more here.
Apart from being a family bonding activity, picnics have also been a great way for companies to hold an out of office get together for their employees. There are state and private run parks that can accommodate such large groups through reservations.