The "Empty Sky" 9/11 Memorial - Liberty State Park
A visit to New Jersey State Parks is a journey that encompasses hundreds of thousands of acres of forests, recreation areas, education centers, and historic sites that offer visitors a vast variety of outdoor activities.
New Jersey parks offer many diverse public settings to experience the the outdoors with it's a variety of landscapes including; hiking trails, lakes, mountain climbing, biking, wildlife and camping facilities, and a variety of other less adventuresome experiences that include museums, historic sites, and educational journeys.
The State parks listed are operated by the New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry
This park is located on a narrow barrier island stretching for 10 miles between the Atlantic Ocean and Barnegat Bay. Island Beach is one of New Jersey's last significant remnants of a barrier island ecosystem that once existed along much of the coast and is also one of the few remaining undeveloped barrier beaches on the north Atlantic coast. Over 3,000 acres and 10 miles of coastal dunes remain almost untouched since Henry Hudson first described New Jersey's coast from the ship, the Half Moon, in 1609.
Recreational activities include biking, hiking, fishing, swimming, sunbathing, picknicking, and horseback riding.