What to See When You RV - New Jersey Edition

Posted on July 30, 2018


It's a good thing that New Jersey is one of the smallest states. There are lots of interesting stops to make in your Class A motorhome or gas RV. The Garden State is famous for 130 miles of coastline. Fishing villages, lighthouses, boardwalks, theme parks and casinos are all part of the fun in the surf and sand.

Here are some of the top attractions to explore in your diesel RV, Class C motorhome or Class A toy hauler. Just be sure to add native son Bruce Springsteen to your playlist.

Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

Explore 67,000 acres of forests, mountains and streams. There are more than 100 miles of hiking trails, including stretches of the Appalachian Trail, where rhododendrons and other native plants grow in profusion. The scenery is gorgeous, and the wildlife is bountiful. Historical villages along the way hark back to New Jersey’s colonial roots.

Branch Brook Park Cherry Blossom Festival

This annual spectacle, usually held in April, features more than 2,700 fragrant Japanese cherry blossom trees bursting into full bloom. It’s no wonder that New Jersey is called the Garden State. The park runs through Belleville and Newark, and there are many family-friendly events.

Beach Destinations

Atlantic City, Cape May, Wildwood, Ocean City, Belmar, Asbury Park and Spring Lake are just a few spots along the shore that might spark your interest. From boardwalks and gambling casinos to Victorian homes and romantic lighthouses, the coastline is a mecca for RUV beach adventures. Plan on surfing, fishing, parasailing and immersing yourself in maritime history.

Wharton State Forest

Strike out from your RV to spend the day horseback riding, canoeing, mountain biking or fishing. The wide assortment of wildlife is astonishing, so bring a good camera:

  • Swans
  • Ospreys
  • Bald eagles
  • Great blue herons
  • Various species of owls
  • Bluebirds
  • Purple martins
  • Goldfinch
  • Turkeys
  • River Otters
  • Beavers
  • Deer
  • Fox


New Jersey has museums for every interest. Delve into Edison’s greatest inventions at Menlo Park or Washington’s military career at the state museum in Trenton. Others include the following:

  • Liberty Science Center, Jersey City
  • Princeton University Art Museum
  • Liberty Hall Museum and Old Barracks Museum, Union
  • Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music, Monmouth University
  • Hoboken Historical Museum

New Jersey has much to offer. Thor Motor Coach RUVs and motorhomes are ideal for leisurely and affordably touring the state.

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