In the last full month of winter (we’re talking technically here – we know the chilly temps have a habit of sticking around longer than we’d like), we’re ready to soak up all the last bits of winter fun there is. We’re talking sleigh rides, snowy hikes and, most importantly, fun places to warm up when you can’t feel the tips of your toes.

 

If you’re looking for a great way to celebrate the end of the season, we’ve got some ideas your family will love.

Break out the sleds

There’s only a little bit of time left, so you better hit the sledding slopes fast. Here are a few of our favorite spots:
Camden County: 
Blueberry Hill, Gibbsboro.
With its central location and hilly terrain, Gibbsboro’s Blueberry Hill is a perfect location to hit the slopes. The trail is located at 178 Berlin Road.
Burlington County: 
Laurel Acres Park, Mount Laurel
Don’t forget this spot inside the township park – it’s a designated sledding hill, which means it’s definitely a good one. The park is located at 1405 South Church Street.
Down the shore: 
Egg Harbor Township Nature Reserve. 
Enjoy this massive, 440-acre park and its delightfully hilly terrain. Enter through the parking lot at 318 Zion Road.

Take a hike

We know it’s cold, but it’s probably your last chance to see the frost-covered trails or experience that morning winter glow over the water.

Check out the ½ – 4-mile Batsto Village Trail starting at Historic Batsto Village.

You’ll likely get the  popular ½ – 1 ½ -mile Cape May Point State Park Trails all to yourself in the offseason starting at the Lighthouse at Cape May Point.

Head to the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge visitor center to tackle the 2.2 – 5.1 -mile Songbird Trail.

African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey
Newtonville and Atlantic City

Check out the museum that got a shout-out from Whoopi Goldberg on “The View.” (A portrait of her by Yigal Ozeri, an influential artist, was donated to the Atlantic City museum during her visit.) The collection houses some 9,000 other Black history cultural artifacts, such as the Memorial Quilt Project exhibit, which ends February 27. F.Y.I. – Atlantic City admission is free on Wednesdays.

 

Rowan University’s Edelman Planetarium
Glassboro

Have some intergalactic fun. You can learn about the origin of astrological signs, take a journey to the moon, or jam out to Lizzo while watching an interactive laser show.

Battleship New Jersey
Camden

The Battleship New Jersey is a museum and a memorial, but more than that – it’s one of the coolest, most interactive places to teach your kids some history while still having a ton of fun. Not only will you learn about the history of its voyages and the people who were aboard, you will also sit in the captain’s chair and climb into the gun turret to understand how the projectiles were loaded.

Air Victory Museum
Hainesport

Fly through the history of aeronautics at Hainesport’s Air Victory Museum. With more than 15 planes and hundreds of items of memorabilia on display, your little ones will have a blast. They could even sit in the cockpit of a P-80.

Adventure Aquarium
Camden

More than 15,000 aquatic species call the Adventure Aquarium home. The aquar­ium has the largest collection of sharks in the Northeast, not to mention there are also hippos, blue penguins, and a place where you can touch starfish and stingrays. Would you like to take a walk on the wild side? Well, you can literally walk across the Shark Bridge, suspended just inches over the shark tanks.

Harriet Tubman Museum
Cape May

Did you know that abolitionist Harriet Tubman spent time in Cape May helping escaped slaves from Delaware find freedom in the early 1850s? This little-known history is becoming common knowledge thanks to Cape May’s new Harriet Tubman Museum, which opened in a refurbished historic Black church on Juneteenth, 2020, and was named one of the nation’s most anticipated museums of the year. Go see what all the (well-deserved) hype is about.

Heritage Glass Museum
Glassboro

Did you ever wonder how Glassboro got its name? Learn why at the Heritage Glass Museum. You will leave with an extensive knowledge of New Jersey’s glass manufacturing history through exhibits of historic glass, bottles and animal glass art figurines. Just keep in mind that the museum is only open on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month.
February 2022
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