August Things to Do in New Jersey

Top Ten 2019 Seasonal Attractions and Places to Visit

Things to Do in New Jersey in August

8You'll find lots of interesting things to do in New Jersey in August 2019. This is a great time of the year with warm summer weather still in effect and the end of the peak vacation season nearing the end.

It's also a great time to of the year to visit many of the cultural festivals.




1- Plan a weekend getaway or vacation to Ocean City

Ocean City Pier

Ocean City is a Jersey Shore beach resort that sets itself apart from other beach front towns in going all out to insure that its reputation as “ America’s Greatest Family Resort” is true to its motto. This family resort destination has many attractions and accommodations that are family oriented and reasonably priced. Lodging including motels, bed and breakfasts, hotels, and vacation home rentals; family oriented restaurants, both sit in and take-out; shopping, including clothing, T-shirts, souvenirs, and antiques; and of course its beautiful beach and fun filled boardwalk.

2 - Get out an enjoy the outdoors and some exercise with a scenic bike trip

Biking

Best Bike Trips -
New Jersey has great terrain and scenery and offers a wide variety of trails for a wonderful cycling adventure for beginners to advanced cyclists.
Some favorites include:
Island Beach State Park
- Ride adjacent the sea shore, dunes and wildlife sanctuary - 16 miles round trip - Easy
The Pine Barrens - Traverse pristine pine & oak forests, blueberry fields and cranberry bogs and 3 major rivers. - 43 miles - Easy

3 - Take a day trip to a Jersey Shore Beach

New Jersey Beaches

New Jersey Beach Information - fees, facilities, and more
With 127 miles of beaches, the Jersey shore are a natural landscape of beauty, clean ocean water, refreshing breezes and beautiful, white sandy beaches, making the Jersey Shore one of the most desired vacation destinations on the east coast. The beaches in Cape May County are especially known for their wide, fine, powdery sand, and are considered to be among the best beaches on the Atlantic coast.

3- Pack your fishing rod  and enjoy an ocean, bay or river fishing trip

New Jersey Fishing

New Jersey fishing
is a huge opportunity to experience a wide variety of fishing experiences and fish species. From the spring migrations of striped bass on the Jersey shore, and the American shad in the Delaware River to the bay shores and the ocean along the Atlantic coastline, there's something for all anglers.

NJ with it's vast ocean coastline, bays, and rivers, offers anglers a wide variety of fishing experiences and fish species. Learn about tips on fishing, and where to go.

5 - Take a Canoe or Kayak trip

New Jersey State Fair

Best NJ Canoe and Kayaking
Batsto River - Hampton Furnace to Quaker Bridge - The lower Batsto River from Quaker Bridge to the lake at Batsto Village is a good paddle for all levels. Rentals available at Adams Canoe Rental 1005 Atsion Road, Atsion 609- 268 - 0189
Merrill Creek Reservoir, Warren County - Paddle past the red pine and cedar-lined shore forests and fields amongst wildlife and water fowl, where you will find mergansers, king fishers, pileated woodpeckers, bald eagles, white-tailed deer, muskrat, hawks and herons.

NJ offers a wide variety of scenic and wildlife experiences, with a range water from easy flat water to the more intermediate, challenging rivers and beach areas.



6 - Take a camping trip to a private camping ground

New Jersey Camping

Camping at a private campground
offers an excellent opportunity to enjoy nearby attractions on a modest budget. For those who prefer not to wander far from the camp grounds, many of them have extensive family recreational facilities on the grounds. For others who enjoy a beer or glass of wine with their meal, they usually do not have restrictions on moderate alcohol use.
More info

7 - Take in the Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Festival

Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Festival
Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Festival
Saturday, August 24th, 2019; from 1 PM - 9 PM (Rain or Shine)
The Great Lawn on the Long Branch Promenade
Long Branch, NJ
Website
This music festival features a mix of strong national and local musicians performing live Jazz and blues on stage, kids activities, and food vendors with exotic and regional NJ food and crafts and Fireworks.
Scheduled events:
1:00 PM National Anthem - Reanne Runge
1:15-2:15 PM Damian & The DCQ
2:30-3:30 PM Slidewinder Blues Band
3:45-4:45 PM Jane Stuart
5:00-6:00 PM The Shadetree Mechanics
6:15-7:15 PM The Mikey Junior Band
7:30 –9 PM Jeff Levine & Friends Featuring JT Bowen
Dusk Fireworks

8 - Visit the New Jersey State Fair

New Jersey State Fair
August 2nd - 11th, 2019
Sussex County Fairgrounds
37 Plains Road
Augusta, NJ
Website
One of the more popular New Jersey family festivals, The New Jersey State Fair offers agricultural competitions and education, horse shows, 4-H, livestock and animals, rides and attractions, free entertainment, vendors, foods and much more. Animals, competitions and exhibits bring public attention to agriculture, education, youth advancement and the great things that Sussex County and New Jersey Have to offer.

9 - Take the Family Peach Picking at a "Pick Your Own Farm"

Peach Picking

Peach picking
A popular New Jersey family activity. If you love peaches and enjoy getting out with the family for a fun activity, head on out to a pick your own peach farm and take home fresh, fully ripened, and flavorful peaches --- peaches that you aren't able to get at the local supermarket.

Peach picking season begins in early July and runs to the middle of September, depending on varieties and weather conditions.

10 - Take the family to an Italian Festival

Feast of the Assumption Festival
Assumption Festival
August 10, 2019: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Arbolino Park
Allen St
Netcong, NJ
Website
Contact Name: Joe Amendola
Phone: 917-612-4808, Email: brojoeis@gmail.com
This traditional Italian family Feast, carried down to the fourth generation. features a night filled of fun with food, drinks, live music, fireworks, kids activities, a 50/50 and more.
A highlight of the evening is the awesome fireworks display at dusk.




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