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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

New Jersey State Facts - The Garden State


If you have never visited the state of New Jersey you are in for a real treat! The state offers many different types of things to see and do...definitely something for everyone! You can go hiking, fishing, boating, camping or try your luck in one of Atlantic City's casinos. If you are a beach lover and sun worshiper then you have miles upon miles of beautiful coastline to explore...thanks to the mighty Atlantic Ocean.
Here are some official state facts regarding New Jersey.

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!