If you're looking for a secluded area to spend a day outside during quarantine Wharton State Forest might be the perfect place for you! The forest taps out in size at 122,880 acres, making it the largest tract of land within the New Jersey State Park System. Perfect for some alone time and quiet hiking!
Within the acres of the park are many hiking trails and rivers perfect for kayaking and canoeing! There are also miles of unpaved roads great for mountain biking and horseback riding.
If you more of a sit back and relax, kind of person you're in luck! There are numerous lakes and ponds for taking in the scenery and wildlife observing! Bald eagles, hawks, owls, hummingbirds, beavers, and river otters are just some of the many animals you can see on your visit to the forest!
The park is currently open for hiking and other passive recreational activities; however, due to COVID-19 facilities like restrooms and park buildings, along with any park events and camping reservations have been canceled and closed. If you're looking for a great way to spend a day outside and get a change of scene, we highly recommend a day trip to Wharton State Forest! For more information visit the park's website here.