April Things To Do:
Our Top 10 Picks For Your Day Out in New Jersey

courtesy: Essex County Dept of Parks

Discover New Jersey's Best Month of April Things to Do: Uncover The Top seasonal attractions, popular events, and hidden gems

The arrival of April brings Spring into full bloom with the greening of trees, the emergence of flowers and the resurgence of many outdoor activities.

The more adventurous can get out to enjoy the outdoors with hiking, biking, canoeing, and some early spring camping

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In response to this unprecedented crisis that is affecting our health concerns, all aspects of lives, and in particular with all New Jersey Leisure events and activities, we have removed events that we know have been cancelled. Our viewers are advised to check in with each of the venues, activities, and events that are listed in our webpages to ensure that they have not closed or postponed.This is especially the case with 3rd party ticket brokers who have not yet updated their computerized scheduling of ticket sales.

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1 - Take the Family To The Annual Cherry Blossom Festival in Newark

Cherry Blossom Festival
Cherry Blossom Festival
2nd & 3rd week in April
Branch Brook Park
Newark, NJ
The second largest Cherry Blossom display in the United States with the National Cherry Blossom display in Washington, DC being the largest and usually occurs about two weeks earlier. This blossoms peak in the second and third weeks of April. There are over 3,000 cherry trees. The blossoms can be best enjoyed by a casual walk or picnic in the park. This is a week long festival with many events including a 10K race, trolley bus tours, and family Day with Japanese cultural activities, including demonstrations on origami, bonsai, ikebana, and martial arts.

2 - Get out an enjoy the outdoors and some exercise with some outstanding scenic hiking

Appalachian Trail

The New Jersey stretch of the Appalachian Trail is 74 miles long and begins at Abram S. Hewitt State Forest in the northern most point and runs west and south through Wawayanda State Park, High Point State Park, Stokes State Forest, ending at Worthington State Forest.
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3 - Experience The Annual Tulip Festival From The Comfort and Safety of  Your Vehicle

Tulip Festival
Tulip Festival
Weather permitting, beginning early April and remain in bloom for two to three weeks.
Holland Ridge Farms
86 Rues Road
Cream Ridge, NJ
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In response to the recent COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, the Holland Ridge Farms has provided a drive-through tulip trail that would l be open to visitors to experience the flower fields from the comfort and safety of their own vehicles. While remaining in your car from start to finish, you'll be guided through the rows and rows of tulips, and as you make your way through the tulip beds, you'll be given a beautiful bunch of tulips as you exit

4 - Spend a Day at Palisades Interstate Park

Palisades Interstate Park
Palisades Interstate Park
1 Alpine Approach Road
Alpine, NJ 07620
Overlooking the Hudson River in Bergen County, the Palisades Interstate Park has more than 30 miles of hiking and ski trails, a boat launching ramp, a scenic riverside drive, a cliff-top parkway and overlooks, riverfront picnic areas and playgrounds, a nature sanctuary, two boat basins, historic sites - and mile after mile of rugged woodlands with scenic views of the NYC skylinees

5 - Take In A Music Festival at the Jersey Shore

Exit Zero Jazz Festival
Exit 0 International Jazz Festival
April 23-25, 2021
Multiple venues
Cape May, NJ
Cape may comes alive this weekend with more than 40 jazz performances taking place in a three day multi-venue festival featuring top national headliners. All venues staged using otdoor spaces with multiple stages respecting all CDC and State of NJ Covid-19 guidelines.

Cape May Visitors Guide

Cape May Visitors Guide - Discover the many attractions in Cape May, the Jersey Shore’s southern most beach destination.
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6 - Take A Scenic Canoe or Kayak trip In the Pinelands

Pine Barrens Canoeing

Many outdoor enthusiasts regard Pine Barrens canoing or paddling a kayak in the Pine Barrens as one of the best ways to experience the Pinelands up-close. The scenery is gorgeous - huge pines, cedars and oaks; birds singing; the clear brownish red cedar water of the river often times, the only sign of humanity in this vast forest as you quietly glide through the Pines.
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7 - Take The Family To A Museum

New Jersey Museum

New Jersey Museums offer a wide variety of exciting arts and natural science treasures and programs that are educational, fun, and adventuresome. If you are looking for a one day trip, or an attraction to complement your weekend getaway, visit one of New Jersey's treasured museums. Some suggestions are: The New Jersey State Museum in Trenton; The Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial in Camden; The Newark Museum in Newark.
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8 - Take Your Dog To A Pet Friendly Outdoor Recreational Area
For Some Exercise

Dog Friendly Beach

April may be your last chance to take your dog to a Jersey Shore beach before the seasonal restrictions kick in.
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9 - Visit Morris County For a Historic, Cultural Experience

Morris County Shakespeare Theatre

Morris County has a rich historic background dating back to the Revolutionary War when it was known as The Military Capital of the American Revolution. During this period , Morristown was the home of two of General George Washington and his Continental Army's , winter encampments. Today visitors can get to see many of the historical sites and museums from that period.

Today, Morris County is a vibrant and charming suburban community with museums, performing arts, gardens, parks and outdoor recreation.
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10 - For a Romantic Couples Experience Pamper Yourself at a Spa

Resort Spa Hotel

Discover the best NJ spa hotels and resorts that feature spa services for couples looking for a romantic getaway, or for men and women looking to complement their business trip or for a romantic weekend getaway.
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Day Spas

Discover where the these day spas are. These spas feature a variety skin care, hair, facial, nail, and massage services in addition to women's and gentleman's spa packages, and laser skin treatments.
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