Take NJ TRANSIT to the Great Outdoors

Looking for a fun time this summer? How about a great day in the outdoors? You may know we offer service to many sports and entertainment destinations. But did you know we can also transport you to many of the state’s parks, fishing holes and hiking/biking trails?

Our TRANSIT to Trails web page on njtransit.com highlights the recreational destinations served within a mile of an NJ TRANSIT bus stop, train station or light rail station. You can find more than 45 parks to choose from, all reachable by public transportation.

Our TRANSIT to Trails webpage gives instructions on how to use the web page’s interactive map to make the most of your outdoor experience. When you click on the tree or fish icons, popups will appear that provide you with the name and location of the park, a link to the park’s website and the NJ TRANSIT service that operates within one mile of a park entrance, trailhead, or meeting place. A “Zoom to” option gives you a closer look at the bus routes, bus stops, and/or the rail or light rail services and stations nearby.


Liberty State Park, served by four bus routes and Hudson-Bergen Light Rail (left), is a popular recreation area on the Hudson River waterfront in Jersey City.

Thinking about taking your bike to the park? NJ TRANSIT’s Bike Aboard Program may be an option for you based on your day and time of travel. Please check the rules and regulations closely before traveling with a bike on our system.

Below you will find a current list of parks that are included in the interactive map within one mile of NJ TRANSIT service:

  • Abbott Marshlands: Roebling Memorial Park
  • Abram S. Hewitt State Forest
  • Albert Giampietro Memorial Park
  • Allamuchy Mountain State Park
  • Branch Brook Park
  • Cadwalader Park
  • Cooper River Park
  • Crystal Lake Park
  • Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park
  • Dorbrook Recreation Area
  • Eagle Rock Reservation
  • Estell Manor Park
  • Gateway National Recreation Area - Sandy Hook
  • Hamilton Veterans Park
  • Hartshorne Woods Park
  • Hedden Park
  • Hopatcong State Park
  • Johnson Park
  • Lake Shenandoah Park
  • Lenape Park
  • Liberty State Park
  • Long Pond Ironworks State Park
  • Mercer County Park
  • New Brooklyn County Park
  • Ocean County Park
  • Ockie Wisting Recreation Complex
  • Overpeck County Park
  • Pennsauken Fishing Access
  • Pickell Park/Cushetunk Mountain
  • Princeton Battlefield State Park
  • Rahway River Park
  • Riverside Way
  • Riverview Beach Park
  • Rutgers Ecological Preserve
  • Saddle River County Park
  • Sands Point Park Fishing Access
  • Shark River County Park
  • Smithville Park
  • South Mountain Reservation
  • Spicers Creek Boat Access
  • Tall Pines State Preserve
  • Thompson Park
  • Waltman Park
  • Watchung Reservation
  • Weequahic Park
  • Winding River Park

For more information about TRANSIT to Trails, visit www.njtransit.com/trails.

Branch Brook Park, Newark, NJ (served by Newark Light Rail and 13 bus routes)