The diverse woodlands of Parvin State Park, situated on the edge of the Pine Barrens in Pittsgrove, feature more than 200 varieties of flowering plants.
Do you like this story?
Parvin State Park
Pittsgrove (Salem County)
Size of park: 1,952 acres
Situated on the edge of the Pine Barrens, Parvin is home to diverse woodlands—everything from a pine wilderness to swampland to hardwood forests. Factor in more than 200 varieties of flowering plants and Parvin adds up to a nature lover’s delight, particularly in the fall and spring.
“It’s very secluded and quiet out here,” says Mary Munson, Parvin’s customer service representative. “But it’s also six miles from downtown Vineland and Bridgeton, so you still have easy access to any amenities you might need.”
Between April 1 and October 31, visitors have several options for immersing themselves in Parvin’s seclusion. The park has eighteen cabins located on the north shore of the 15-acre Thundergust Lake, each with a furnished living room, a fireplace or wood-burning stove, a kitchen with running water, and other amenities. For a more rustic experience, there are 56 tent and trailer sites on the south shore of the 95-acre Parvin Lake.
Year round, visitors can kayak, canoe, or row on the two lakes. Fishing is allowed in all seasons, but swimming is limited to the summer months. There are also more than fifteen miles of novice hiking trails. It would be easy to while away an entire weekend here.
Dream On: Exotic Cars, Pedestrian Speeds
The Top Golf Holes In New Jersey
Galloping Hill's New Giddyap
Value Golf: Good Deals on Great Rounds
Top Golf: Category Leaders
The Top 10 Public Golf Courses
The Top Public Golf Courses
This week Rosie tells us about Robert’s Steakhouse in Atlantic City, Mistral in Princeton, David Burke’s new partnership with Crumbs Bakery and much more news about NJ restaurants.
Kevin Smith, the acclaimed New Jersey filmmaker and comic-book aficionado, was introduced to Superman as a youth in Red Bank. Who better to talk about Man of Steel, the latest film about the superhero, which flies into theaters this weekend?
France has no shortage of classic wine-producing regions. Of them all, the Loire Valley produces the wines that are perhaps best suited for the warm months ahead.
When you grab a head of romaine or packet of herbs at the supermarket, “it could’ve taken five to seven days” to go from the field to the store, says Paul Kneeland, VP of Produce and Floral for the 23 Kings Food Markets in New Jersey. Kneeland wanted to better that—and has, by a lot, with Local Fresh 24/7.
Learn about CLEAR Internet in New Jersey