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Raptor Trust, Millington NJ

Editor’s Note: Spring has Sprung, and we have started visiting unique places around NJ again, if you have a new place you would like us to cover, comment on our Facebook Page here! Want to get in on our latest newsletter? Click here to subscribe!-Sheila Today we visit the Raptor Trust, a place that has

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Presby Iris Gardens, Montclair NJ

The Presby Memorial Iris Gardens are located on 474 Upper Mountain Ave, Montclair, NJ 07043.

My good friend Charlene invited me to go, and it was a beautiful tranquil experience. Although it’s not your playground destination, the flowers are beautiful, and downtown Montclair is walking distance away.

From Presby Iris Gardens website– “UPDATE 2016: May

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Woodbridge Community Center, Woodbridge, NJ

Editor’s Note: Hi NJ friends, today’s visit is to the Woodbridge Community Center aka “The Arenas at Woodbridge” where we were surprised to see so much going on! Want to thank Jane, Pam and Noelle from the Woodbridge Rec department! Our kids had a great time mini-golfing and attempting to roller skate 🙂

The Arenas

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The Great Divide Campground, Newton NJ

Editor’s Note:

First of all, wanted to say hi, and hope you all are having a wonderful summer. Our family has been very busy and has focused on my parents’ big move to our town. Now that things are getting settled, we are happy to focus on outdoor attractions and playgrounds again!!! Jan Hudson

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Turtle Back Zoo, West Orange NJ

Update #2- 3/29/2016- Lots going on at TBZ. The giraffes are here, but not visible to the public yet. Saw some massive construction going on. Some changes since 2013 including removal of digger at playground, and no water & pebbles at table noted below.

Turtle Back Zoo Dining/Cafeteria area is under construction 3/29/2016 photo

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Wild West City, Netcong NJ

Editor’s Note: Throughout the summer we will be visiting some favorite NJ outdoor attractions. For this special post, Amy visited Wild West City and shares her trip with us. If you have a special outdoor attraction you would like us to feature, comment on our Facebook Page!

Wild West City, Netcong

50 Lackawanna Drive ·

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Field Station: Dinosaurs

Who out there loves DINOSAURS? Heck, who doesn’t love them???? And whoever thought you’d find some live ones right here in the Garden State!

Sheila and I (with 6 kids between us!) had the great pleasure of visiting the new Field Station: Dinosaurs. It officially opens Saturday May 26th, 2012. This amazing new dinosaur park

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Maple Sugaring 2014 and A special look at Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center, Chatham NJ

2014 UPDATE:

Snowy days have not been great on my updating timeliness! Want to know where the latest maple sugaring events are happening what’s left of February 2014 and March? Here are a few links to some great nature/environmental centers:

Bergen county:

Tenafly Nature Center Maple Sugaring- LINK here to register ($5/Member $10/Non-members (Children under

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Essex Environmental Center- Roseland, NJ

Essex Environmental Center is located on 621 Eagle Rock Avenue, Roseland, NJ.

From their website: ” The Essex County Environmental Center is located in the western section of Essex County at West Essex Park. West Essex Park is 1,360 acres of wetlands preserve which remains almost entirely undeveloped. It stretches along six miles of the

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Essex County Safari Mini Golf, West Orange NJ

As big fans of Turtle Back Zoo, we were pleased to receive a special invitation to try out the newest mini golf course in our area from Essex County. Safari Minigolf was a fun outing for all my kids, ages 6, 4 and 2.

I’ve learned that with my young kids, score-keeping was out

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Space Farms, Sussex, NJ

Space Farms is located on 218 Route 519, Sussex, NJ. 07461 . We met up with some good friends from Flanders at Space Farms for a low-key day, no rides, no lines, just see some animals and explore. This place is huge, (over 500 animals (100 species) and you’ll definitely

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Crystal Springs Aquatic Center, East Brunswick, NJ

Dunham’s Corner Road at Church Lane, East Brunswick, NJ. Update: We finally visited Crystal Springs Aquatic Center and it is amazing. Although it is not like a Sesame Place or a Great Adventure, it is the place to go if you want to enjoy just the waterpark attractions and not have to deal

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