Double Trouble State Park offers an outstanding example of the Pine Barrens ecosystem and a window into the Pine Barrens history. The park provides the protection and interpretation of over 8000 acres of significant natural, cultural, and recreational resources representative of the Pinelands National Reserve.

Its location and resource base afford an opportunity to introduce visitors to southern New Jersey’s natural and cultural heritage. Both the natural environment, consisting of a high quality Pinelands watershed, and an extremely well preserved historic village associated with New Jersey cranberry agriculture and Atlantic White Cedar logging and milling industries are available to visitors at Double Trouble State Park.

Cheesequake State Park’s uniqueness lies in its geographical location. Not only is it situated in the middle of the urban north and the suburban south, it lies in a transitional zone between two different ecosystems. Open fields, saltwater and freshwater marshes, a white cedar swamp, Pine Barrens, and a northeastern hardwood forest are the main characteristics of the park.




Grounds For Sculpture, located in Hamilton, New Jersey (midway between Philadelphia and New York), is a forty-two acre sculpture museum, garden, and arboretum on the former site of the New Jersey State Fairgrounds. Founded by Seward Johnson to promote an understanding and appreciation of contemporary sculpture, GFS has been engaging visitors since 1992. Grounds For Sculpture features more than 270 contemporary sculptures and five galleries with rotating exhibitions. In addition, the park offers workshops for children and adults, concerts, performances, fairs, shopping and fine dining at the Zagat’s-rated Rat’s Restaurant. In May, 2014, GFS will open its largest exhibition to date – encompassing the main galleries as well as outdoor areas – a retrospective of the life’s work of artist and GFS founder, Seward Johnson. Until May, park hours are 10am to 6pm, Tuesday through Sunday. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, $8 for students; children 5 and under are free. Visit http://www.groundsforsculpture.org for more information.

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