Cruise America now has a rental center in Cliffwood, New Jersey; just a 27-mile hop, skip and a jump from Newark.
Newark is the largest city in the state of New Jersey. It’s located about eight miles west of lower Manhattan, and ranks as the 70th largest city in the nation. It lies at the mouth of the Passaic River where it flows into the Newark Bay, and the waterfront has become an integral part of the Port of New York and New Jersey.
Dotted among the 127 miles of beautiful beaches, the various RV resorts and campgrounds along Highways 139 and 9 are the perfect stop to embrace the beauty of the Garden State.
For travelers unsure of which of the many sites they’d like to visit, here are a few options:
Long Beach RV Resort
Rediscover the beautiful forests and kid-friendly activities while vacationing at the Long Beach RV Resort. Boasting 227 RV sites, this resort is the perfect blend of entertainment and nature, featuring a golf course, jump pillow, nature trails for hiking, swimming pool, children’s playground and much more. Each spacious site includes water hookups, onsite grills, campfire rings and private picnic tables. There are laundry facilities, a dog park and even a store on the premises. It’s the perfect place to enjoy some Jersey Shore camping! It is located at 30 Route 72 Barnegat, NJ 08005, and the phone number is (844) 726-0390. To get there, get onto I-78 E from NJ-21 S. Take I-95 S and Garden State Pkwy to Wells Mill Rd in Ocean Township. Take exit 69 from Garden State Pkwy. Continue on Wells Mill Rd to Barnegat Township. This 87-mile trip should take you approximately 1.5 hours.
Liberty State Park
Located in the middle of the northern part of New Jersey, Liberty State Park is one of the most dramatic parks in the entire state, offering 1,212 acres of good times. There is a variety of recreational activities, including paths for walking, jogging, biking, rollerblading, bird watching, picnic sites, fishing, and boating or kayaking. At the north end of the park you’ll find the historic Central Railroad of New Jersey (CRRNJ) Terminal; a great reminder of Jersey’s transportation history in the northeast. There is a two-mile promenade called Liberty Walk. It links the picnic area, the Interpretive Center and the CRRNJ Terminal with one another, all while offering a spectacular view of the Hudson River. In the northern sections of the park, visitors will find the outdoor performance area, along with several other attractions. The western portion of the park is where the state-of-the-art Liberty Science Center is located. Liberty State Park is the only location in New Jersey that offers ferry service to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. The park is open from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., and the park office (closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day) is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The address of the park is 1 Audrey Zapp Drive Jersey City, NJ 07305 and the phone number is (201) 915-3403. To get there, take the NJ Turnpike to exit 148 Jersey City, then follow the signs to the park.
Wharton State Forest
Known as the perfect spot for travelers, the Wharton State Forest is part of the famous Pine Barrens (Pinelands National Reserve) 1.1 million-acre nature preserve. It is the largest state forest in the state of New Jersey, and the largest single tract of land in the state’s park system, boasting 115,000 acres of the Pinelands northeast of Hammonton. Throughout the park, you’ll find rivers and streams for canoeing, hiking trails and miles of unpaved roads for mountain biking and horseback riding. In addition, there are numerous lakes, ponds and fields, making for great wildlife watching. The park is open from sunrise to sunset. It’s a two-hour trip from Newark via the New Jersey Turnpike and the US 206, but well worth the drive.
Wherever your journey takes you, cruising in a Cruise America rental RV is the smartest way to travel. The Garden State is a wonderful place to explore if you’re looking for relaxing tranquility and family enjoyment. Book an RV for your next vacation from our easily-accessible Newark (Cliffwood) RV rental center.
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There are options for all experience levels!