Liberty State Park

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Liberty State Park

Location:Exit 14B off the New Jersey Turnpike; follow signs to park.
Facilities:Picnic areas, playgrounds, nature and fitness trails, food concession, marina, boat launch, visitor center, interpretive center, science center, ferry service to Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.
Activities:Boating, canoeing, fishing, crabbing, bicycling, inline skating, hiking, jogging, cross-country skiing, sightseeing, environmental and historical education programs.
Special Features:Park is located in a metropolitan area, with the Manhattan skyline as a backdrop. During the 19th and early 20th centuries, the park's site was a major industrial port with an extensive freight and passenger transportation network. Located in the north end of the park is the Central Railroad of New Jersey Terminal (CRRNJ). From 1892 to 1954, throngs of immigrants from northern, southern, and eastern Europe passed through Ellis Island and onto the CRRNJ to disperse into the United States. The park also includes Liberty Landing Marina (see separate entry).
Address:Morris Pesin Dr
Jersey City, NJ 07305

Size: 1,211 acres.

See other parks in New Jersey.
Parks Directory of the United States, 5th Edition. © 2007 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
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