The New Jersey Meadowlands region is a fascinating area of Northern New Jersey. The people, commerce and character in the Northern New Jersey area make it a destination with endless things to do. The large ecosystem of wetlands in Northeast New Jersey, which is also known as the Hackensack Meadowlands, gave this region its name. The Meadowlands Sports Complex and Meadowlands Race Track bring sport lovers to the area year after year, and the Meadowlands Exposition Center brings businesspeople and convention goers as well.
Northern New Jersey is just a stone’s throw away from New York, with trains and buses that allow for easy access to the city. All you have to do is travel 10 miles and you can be in New York City, seeing the sites, catching a Broadway play, or wandering through Times Square. In fact, public transportation is very convenient from Secaucus, where you can easily get into the heart of Manhattan in a matter of minutes.
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Northern New Jersey is home to many famous people, including old blue eyes Frank Sinatra, actress Meryl Streep, rock stars Jon Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen, and biologist Alfred C. Kinsey. The Meadowlands area is also home to big business, which is why many visitors find themselves here in the first place. Numerous United States corporate headquarters are located in Northern New Jersey, including Linens N’ Things, Panasonic, LG, Samsung, BMW, and PSE&G.
The entire state of New Jersey is known for its many diners, and you will find no shortage of this American culinary classic driving through the Meadowlands. Or, if you’re a nature lover, you might enjoy taking a trip to some of the great nature preserves in the area, such as the South Mountain Reserve. Or, bring the family to Mountain Creek Park, which is a great place for skiing in the winter and is a water park in the summer. The Meadowlands Environmental Center is another great place for nature lovers to visit, where you can find eco tours and learn more about the local habitat.
Arts, history, and culture also abound in Northern New Jersey. The New Jersey Performing Arts Center is located in Newark and showcases many local artists. The Morristown National Historic Park, which is a national site relating to the Colonial era, is a great place for families to visit and get an idea of what it was like for early settlers here. And then there is Waterloo Village, a restored 19th Century canal town in Byram Township, Sussex County in Northwestern New Jersey.
If you want to take in a sports game, the NY Jets, NY Giants, NJ Devils, NJ Nets, and the NY Red Bulls aka the NJ Metro Stars all play in the Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford. You can also find horse racing at the Meadowlands Race Track. Or, if exciting dining, bars, and nightclubs are more your thing, hop over to Hoboken and see what you can stir up. New Jersey has something for everyone, and your visit should provide some lasting memories.
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