Hike New Jersey: Liffy Island in Lake Hopatcong

Hike NJ: Liffy Island

From the moment the weather got nicer and the parks reopened, my family was out the door and ready for adventure. As a Sussex County resident, we have explored Liffy Island a few times and have always loved it. We even hiked there with our Cub Scout Pack to earn a patch. It is the … [Read more…]

NJ Zoos & Aquariums and What Makes Them Unique

NJ Zoos and Aquariums

Let’s Go Wild There are so many opportunities in NJ (and the surrounding areas) for families to explore the world of animals, reptiles, birds, insects, and more! As stated in our article Benefits of Visiting a Zoo, zoos allow children to grow and develop through discovery and exploration. Aquariums allow families to learn through exploration … [Read more…]

Hike New Jersey: Schooley’s Mountain

Hike New Jersey Schooleys Mountain

There is nothing like encountering a waterfall during a hike to perk your spirits and energize you for the remainder of the adventure. Schooley’s Mountain offers a two tier waterfall that can be found through a calm stroll starting from Lake George or, for those who want a challenge, you can scale the rocky terrain. … [Read more…]

Amazing Lavender Fields in New Jersey

Amazing Lavender Fields in New Jersey

While we have loved visiting sunflowers in New Jersey, we realized that there are other floral experiences in the garden state. Known for so many health benefits, lavender was a favorite scent of the original blue eyes himself Frank Sinatra, and it really does have a lovely rich scent. From cooking to therapeutic purposes, lavender … [Read more…]

Hike New Jersey: Hacklebarney State Park

Hiking Hacklebarney State Park

From the moment the weather got nicer and the parks reopened, my family was out the door and ready for adventure. Despite all the fun places we have been, hiking was not something we had done much of, until now that is! I had heard so many amazing things about Hacklebarney State Park so we … [Read more…]

Hike New Jersey: Buttermilk Falls Natural Area

Hike New Jersey _ Buttermilk Falls Natural Area

One of our first hikes as a family brought us to Buttermilk Falls Natural Area located in Mendham, New Jersey. What emerged as a recommendation from one of our readers led to an interesting discovery, including there are two Buttermilk Falls in New Jersey! The second one, located in Sussex County, boasts of a stunning … [Read more…]

Amazing Drive-Thru Experiences in NJ

Amazing Drive-Thru Experiences in NJ

With the nice weather finally upon us, we are itching to get out. We have loved hiking and exploring nature since the State Parks reopened, but now it’s time to try something new. NJ has been closed for quite awhile which has inspired new and exciting virtual experiences. Now that things are slowly opening up, … [Read more…]

Amazing Places to Jump and Bounce in NJ

Amazing Places to Jump and Bounce-2

Jump, bounce, flip and play! New Jersey is the home to some of the BEST places for kids (and kids at heart) to bounce around and get some exercise with friends and family. While playing, kids will enhance gross motor skills, balance, coordination and motor planning. There are so many amazing indoor places to play … [Read more…]