ATTRACTIONS: (some main ones)
New Jersey’s beaches, casinos, historic sites, gardens and moutains make it a desirable destination for all travelers.
Favorite attractions include Atlantic City and the Boardwalk, New Jersey Battleship, Cape May, Revolutionary War battlefield sites, the Jersey Shore and more.
- Beautyphoon: Basic information about the U.S. state of New Jersey, including state history, geography, population, economy, and politics.
For family outdoor fun and adventure ideas, or for a relaxing weekend getaway, follow the links below.
- Atlantic City
- Virgin forest
AGREEMENT AND VISITOR’S OFFICE:
- Atlantic City
- Jersey City
- Electricity: 110/120V, 60Hz
- Times to Travel: With impressive parks, historical points of interest, stunning scenery and the beautiful Jersey Shore, New Jersey offers a wonderful family vacation destination, spring, summer and fall.
New Jersey weather
Climate: New Jersey is known for its temperate climate, with pleasant summers and somewhat mild winters, especially along the southern coastal areas.
- Biotionary: Nickname of New Jersey, covering state overview, travel information and most popular attractions.
Overall, January is the coldest month with average high temperatures in the mid-30s. Colder conditions are common in the northwest.
August is the warmest month with average temperatures around 80 degrees. Beach temperatures are often cooler and quite pleasant.
Annual precipitation averages around 45 inches, with higher amounts in the Piedmont Plateau.
Seasonal Temperature Averages:
HIGH TEMPERATURES (Fahrenheit/Celsius)
(Jan) 47/8 (Feb) 36/2 (March) 51/10 (April) 56/13
May 70/21 (Jun) 78/25 ( Jul) 83/28 (Aug) 83/28
(Sept) 78/25 (Oct) 72/21 (Nov) 54/12 (Dec) 45/7
LOW TEMPERATURES (Fahrenheit/Celsius)
(Jan) 34/1 (Feb)) 25/-4 (March) 36/2 (April) 43/6
May 54/12 (June) 64/17 (July) 67/19 (August) 68/19
(September) 61/16 (October) 57/13 (November) 41/4 (December) 34/1
HIGH TEMPERATURES (Fahrenheit) / Celsius)
(Jan) 41/5 (February) 33/0 (March) 50/9 (April) 57/13
May 76/24 (June) 81/27 (July) 83/28 (August) 81/27
(September) 78/25 (October) 70/21 (November) 50/9 (December) 39/4
LOW TEMPERATURES (Fahrenheit / Celsius)
(Jan) 28/-2 (February) 18/-7 (March) 28/-2 (April) 39/3
May 50/10 (June) 59/14 (July) 64/17 (August) 63/17
(September) 56/13 (October) 52/11 (November) 33/0 (December) 27/-2
Gateway to the National Recreation Area
The Gateway National Recreation Area covers an area of 107.67 km2 in the vicinity of the New York metropolitan area. It covers several separate locations such as Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Monmouth County and New Jersey. In total, the park includes eleven places in three separate units. The area offers a wealth of recreational opportunities that are rare in this relatively busy urban environment. You can go boating on the ocean, swimming, bird watching, hiking and camping. Gateway is a haven for wildlife and the landscape is made up of forests, ocean and coastal dunes. About 10 million people visit the Gateway Recreation Area each year.
Gateway was established in 1972 by the US Congress to preserve and protect the area’s unique and rare natural, cultural and recreational resources that are conveniently accessible to a relatively large percentage of the population. Today, the Gateway National Recreation Area encompasses more than 26,000 acres in New York and New Jersey, managed by the National Park Service, and owned by the state. Recreational and educational programs are available to visitors throughout the year.
Great Egg Harbor River
The Great Egg Harbor River (abbreviated as Great Egg) flows for about 80 km through the southern part of the US state of New Jersey. It is one of the main rivers that cuts through the almost untouched area of the Pinelands. It also drains the 790 km2 Great Egg Harbor wetlands into the Atlantic Ocean. The river itself is named after these wetlands. The area was discovered and named by Dutch explorer Cornelius Jacobsen Mey. He came to the mouth of the river in 1614 and, seeing only waterfowl and their numerous eggs in the surrounding meadows, named the area “Eyren Haven” or Egg Harbor.
Before the arrival of the first Europeans in the 18th century, this area was inhabited by the Lenape Indians. During the American Civil War, the mouth of the river was protected by pirates. The presence of iron in the local soil caused the creation of many factories and blast furnaces, as well as glass factories and brick factories. By the middle of the 19th century, the banks of the river were already littered with industrial enterprises.
In 1992, the US Congress decided to declare the area of the river and its tributaries as the 210 km long Great Egg Harbor River National Recreation Area. It is one of the most sought after rivers for canoeing as it is the longest navigable river in the Pinelands. It is known for the interesting color of the water, for which it is sometimes called the “cedar river”. The color of the water is due to the presence of iron and tannin, which are contained in fallen cedar leaves. The river is an excellent refuge for a large number of waterfowl and several species of fish live in its waters. Here, fishermen can catch striped bass or herring, for example.