Top 4 RV Camping Destinations In New Jersey

The state of New Jersey has more than its share of great RV Resorts to choose from so we’ve chosen the top four top-rated RV parks in the area to get your adventures started. We’re sure one of these great resorts will have what you and your family are looking for on your next camping adventure.

Echo Farms Campground – Ocean View, New Jersey

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Mother’s Day Trip Locations

Show Mom she’s the light of your life with a weekend of lighthouses, blooms, glitz and memorable views at locations in and around New Jersey.

Cape May

Cape May beach, New Jersey

Treat mom to a weekend in Cape May, when the flowers are in bloom, the temperatures are moderate, and there are plenty of activities to fill your day. Enjoy a whale watching trip, some relaxing time on Cape May’s beautiful beaches, or take the family to the Cape May Zoo.

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Fun Things To Do In New Jersey In The Winter

New Jersey may be famed for its shore, glitzy boardwalks, and rolling farmlands, but winter brings its own excitement. In New Jersey, winter is time to get out and have fun.

Skiing

Hit the slopes at Mountain Creek Resort in Vernon. Less than 50 miles from New York City, Mount Creek is the perfect place to enjoy a “snow day,” weekend getaway, or a mini vacation. With 167 acres to ski down, a 1,000-ft drop, snowboard and tube runs, there’s plenty of opportunity for fun – and with the region’s most extensive snow-making system, little chance for disappointment.  With proximity to metropolitan areas and quality skiing, consider a weekday escape to avoid crowds, or check in for an extended stay slope side at the resort’s lodge or indulge in a luxury condo rental.

Perfect for families, Campgaw Mountain Ski Resort in Bergen, N.J., offers extensive areas for beginners and the smallest skiers. The county-owned ski area has one major slope, but five beginner and intermediate trails and a big “bunny” area.  There are six 800-ft tubing runs. Campgaw Mountain bills itself as the best place in New Jersey for anyone new to skiing.

Snowshoeing

New Jersey is a great place to try out the fastest growing winter sport in the world, snowshoeing. Great locations to burn some calories while enjoying the great outdoors are plentiful in New Jersey.

High Point Cross Country Ski Resorts offers five miles of trails exclusively for snowshoeing. The center’s longest path, Monument Trail gains 500 feet in elevation and rewards hikers with a view of the Catskills and Poconos in the distance. The Delaware Water Gap National Recreation area provides miles of great trails suitable for beginners yet challenging enough for an experienced trekker.  The Lamont Reserve and adjacent Rockleigh Woods Sanctuary offers the public 4.5 miles of trails through 200 wooded acres.  Be rewarded with wintery views of the New York City skyline when you rise to the challenge at Ramapo Mountain State Forest, which has trails with challenging climbs ranging from about 200 to 1,100 feet.

Ice Fishing

Just because the lake is frozen doesn’t mean the fishing fun is done for the season. Winter is a great time to try out ice fishing. When lakes and ponds freeze solid, it’s time for the hardiest of souls to get out the fishing gear. The New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife encourages anglers to engage in the fun, productive, and social sport of ice fishing. How, where and when are subject to weather conditions, but generally ice must be at least 4 inches thick for safety.

Some popular “ice fishing” catch are the chain pickerel and yellow perch, while the Division has stocked several fishing species in recent years, including walleye, northern pike, tiger muskies and muskellunge.  The division’s new Winter Trout Stocked Lakes program gives ice fishermen a chance at an icy trophy trout.

New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife suggests a few popular lakes for ice fishing. Cranberry, Jefferson, Aeroflex, Hopatcong, Musconetcong, Swartswood, Little Swartswood and Wawayanda in Sussex County; Greenwood, Pompton, Shepherd, Green Turtle Pond and Monksville Reservoir in Passaic County: Furnace, White, Mountain, Delaware and Deer Park Pond in Warren County; Budd Lake in Morris County, and Spruce Run Reservoir in Hunterdon County.

Ice Skating

Up and down the state, outdoor ice rinks are ready for families yearning to burn off some energy, couples looking for an old-fashioned date, and other people looking to enjoy some icy fun in the great outdoors.

The Mercer County Ice Skating Center is an “open-air, sheltered skating facility” open seven days a week through Mid-March. The center has a little something for everyone, with a full snack bar, fireplace and lounge area, skate rentals and lockers. Middlesex’s outdoor Family Skating Rink overlooks the lake in beautiful Roosevelt Park. Skate with an ocean view at the Jersey Shore “Ice at the Pier.” Located at Pier in Long Branch, New Jersey, the rink is scheduled to be open through President’s Day weekend.

Sweet Treats

Canada and Vermont may grab the lion’s share of the maple glory, but New Jersey has its own thriving maple industry and winter is a great time to get a taste of what “Maple Sugaring” is all about, according to visit New Jersey.

On Sundays from early Feb to March 25, visit the Tenafly Nature Center to learn how to identify a maple tree and about the maple sugaring process. You can even enjoy a sweet taste.  Saturdays and Sunday from Feb.17 to March 11 at the Basking Ridge Environmental Education Center learn about the history and centuries old process at the outdoor “sugar shack.”

Sledding

Take advantage of a snow day and grab your sled for some old-school adventure. New Jersey’s rolling hills make it ideal for families to find a perfect place to hit the hills. Many state and county parks as well as golf courses offer sledding opportunities with convenient parking, rest rooms and snack stands.

In Northern New Jersey, Liberty State Park in Jersey City offers thrills with a view.  Sled down the park’s hills while taking in the sights of the Manhattan skyline. Considered by some to have the best sledding in New Jersey is Jersey City’s Mosquito Park. It offers six acres of rolling hills and stunning views of the Pulaski Skyway.

In Central New Jersey, the Monmouth Battlefield State Park offers up a fun-for-all-ages long sledding hill just behind the Visitor’s Center. Thrill seekers from around the state head to southern New Jersey’s Fort Mott State Park and it’s steep sledding hill.

Wherever wintry adventures take you, Crossroads Trailer Sales in Newfield, N.J., can help you get there in a style in a new or used RV.

The Best Campgrounds In & Around NJ for Kids and Families

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Choosing the best kid-pleasing campground starts with understanding what keeps everyone around your campfire happy.  While teens may enjoy high-energy fun — and require access to dependable wi-fi — younger campers may find joy in the simpler pleasures of feeding a family of ducks, or a splash pad to cool off in. New Jersey and the surrounding area offers a variety of camping experiences from rustic wilderness to beaches to amusement parks for camping families. Continue reading

5 Romantic RV Destinations for Valentine’s Day

340641February is almost here, which means Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Instead of spending your Valentine’s Day at a crowded restaurant or hotel, try visiting one of these romantic RV destinations instead. You”re Valentine’s Day will be extra memorable when you spend it with your special someone at one of these beautiful destinations across the United States. Continue reading

RV Travel Tips: 5 Camping Spots in the Southeast

Traveling in your camper is great fun, but when the weather gets cooler and the snow starts to fall, you may want to consider a new destination. As fellow NJ residents, we understand that camping in winter can be rough. If your RV or trailer isn’t equipped to keep you comfortable this December, you may want to visit our Crossroads service department. If palm trees and beaches are more your thing, check out these top camping spots in the Southeast. Continue reading

Travel Destinations: The Best Fall Leaves in NJ

There are many reasons we love Fall: Pumpkins, apple-picking, campfires, s’mores, the list goes on and on. However, nothing gives us that warm and fuzzy feeling quite like seeing the leaves start to change. New Jersey is one of the best states to witness this beautiful transformation, and we’ve narrowed down some of the best places to see it. Put that RV to good use this fall and plan your next roadtrip to these destinations. P.S. don’t forget to bring a camera!

New Jersey Botanical GardenbotanicalIt’s no surprise that the garden state is home to one of the most beautiful botanical gardens in the US. The NJBG has over 96 acres of gardens and 1000 acres of woodlands that are open for exploring. NJBG at Skylands offers events on a weekly basis, including live music, family hikes, planting tips and more. The gardens are open year-round from 8am to 8pm and 8am to 6pm in the winter.

Hopatcong State Park

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This gorgeous state park surrounds the 9-mile long, 2,500 acre freshwater Lake Hopatcong, a historic water way that is perfect for swimming, boating and year-round fishing. The park has several picnic areas so you can enjoy the scenery and crisp clean air. The beautiful foliage at Lake Hopatcong is sure to take your breath away.

Wharton State Forest

whartonAs the largest single tract of land within the NJ State park system, Wharton State Forest is the perfect destination for sight seeing, hiking, canoeing, horseback riding, and much more. This destination is famous for wildlife observation and bird-watching, including bald eagles, red-tailed hawks, osprey, owls, and more. Within the forest is the Batsto Village, a historic industrial center that thrived between 1766 and 1867. A visit to Wharton is guaranteed to be full of scenic views and animal watching.

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Hike, paddle, walk, or fish your way to a gorgeous trip at the Delaware Water Gap. The 1000-foot deep gap is a historic location with 40 miles of scenic and recreational river, 67,000 acres of forested mountains, valleys and floodplains, and over 100 miles of hiking trails. Start planning your visit here.

Before you hit the road, make sure you stop by Crossroads Trailers in Newfield, NJ to take advantage of our Hershey Show Price special! Crossroads is your #1 RV and Trailer dealer in NJ, with over 200 new and used RVs in stock. We also have a great selection of horse trailers, cargo, and utility trailers. Call us at (856) 697-4497 today.

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Special Camping Rates for Fall

Camping in the Fall is not only beautiful, it can also be a great time to enjoy some special rates from all your favorite campsites. But don’t worry, you don’t have to look far. We’ve researched some campgrounds that will offer you a great rate for your upcoming camping trip! Continue reading to learn more: Continue reading

National Dog Day – Pet Friendly RV Parks in NJ

A German Shepherd dog is camping at a campground with his owner, a man who is playing guitar in the background.

Happy National Dog Day to all you dog-lovers out there. As you already a know, a camping trip isn’t nearly as fun if you can’t bring along your furry family friend. So before you plan your next weekend RVing adventure, make sure your next camping destination can accommodate your RV and your pooch! Check out these Pet Friendly RV Parks: Continue reading