Being relatively new to the Garden State, I'm always fascinated by the amount there is to do and see.

In the summer, Jersey is chock full of really cool events for the entire family.

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There are so many different towns that host movies on the beach, you can check out some of the schedules below.

Lavallete movies on the Bay schedule

Avalon Movies on the Beach schedule

Seaside Heights movies on the Beach schedule 

Point Pleasant movies on the Beach schedule

Seaside Heights also hosts a few really cool free concerts throughout the summer like the hugely popular Concerts on the Beach series.

Photo by Marvin Meyer on Unsplash
Photo by Marvin Meyer on Unsplash

Jersey is also filled with some truly amazing small towns, that if you drive too quickly, you could pass right by!

A while back I told you about Jersey's friendliest small town and planned the perfect day trip for you. 

Another thing that Jersey is filled with is beautiful state parks.

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Photo by Joshua J. Cotten on Unsplash

One of my favorites is Island Beach State Park.

But have you ever visited Jersey's smallest state park?

It may be totally worth the day trip, especially because this tiny park apparently has one of the best views in the entire state.

The park is also full of history, in fact, it's the very spot where George Washington stood in 1777 to keep a watchful eye on the British, according to Only In Your State.

You'll have to make the trip out to the small town of Watchung New Jersey and take a hike through gorgeous Washington Rock State Park.

Photo by Meriç Dağlı on Unsplash
Photo by Meriç Dağlı on Unsplash

According to Only In Your State this park is amazing to hike not only in the summer but also when the fall foliage sets in.

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