State Nickname: The Garden State
State Motto: Liberty and Prosperity
State Capital: Trenton
Largest City: Newark
State Abbreviation: NJ.
Population: New Jersey has the 9th largest population.
Major Rivers: Delaware and Hudson Rivers
Bordering States: New York, Delaware and Pennsylvania
State Tree: The Red Oak
State Flower: The Violet
State Bird: The Eastern Goldfinch
State Animal: The Horse
State Fruit: The Blueberry (blueberries)
State Fish: The Brook Trout
State Shell: The Knobbed Whelk (large shell from a marine snail)
Lakes & Ponds: 800+ Lakes and Ponds
State Parks: 36 State Owned Parks
Bordered By: The Atlantic Ocean
If you are looking for some fun at the beach...we highly recommend visiting Ocean City, Avalon, Stone Harbor, North Wildwood, Wildwood, Wildwood Crest, Diamond Beach and/or Cape May. Yes...we are very partial to the beautiful beaches on the southern half of the state. Enjoy your trip to the state of New Jersey!