There’s a reason Jersey is known as the Garden State. Home to thousands of acres of preserved greenspace, thanks to conservation efforts throughout the region, lovers of the outdoors can take advantage of countless hiking trails, fishing spots, nature conservancies, campgrounds and more. 

Return to nature by hiking along one of many picturesque trails in South Jersey’s state forests. Each trail varies in length and difficulty, but all share breathtaking landscapes and a wealth of wildlife.

Visitors looking to mix education into their outdoor excursion can tour one of the many nature reserves and conservancies nestled throughout the region. Some of these locations rehabilitate injured wildlife, helping them recover while also providing visitors with a firsthand opportunity to learn more about both them and their habitats.

For anyone with an affinity for water, there are plenty of rivers and lakes hidden throughout South Jersey available for fishing, kayaking, canoeing, or swimming. Bring your own gear or borrow from one of many rental services in the area.

Parvin State Park