The Region: New Jersey’s Highlands and Surrounding Areas

Picatinny Arsenal is located in northwest New Jersey in the Highlands Region. A wealth of recreational and family activities, including vacation and weekend hotels, bed and breakfasts, amusement parks, beaches and world renowned hotels and casinos are no more than a few hours’ drive. New York City, with its museums, Broadway theater district and sports teams are about an hour away. Southeast is the Jersey Shore with its world famous boardwalks and plenty of sandy beaches for swimming and surf fishing. Go further south for more beaches, fine dining and luxurious hotel accommodations in Atlantic City. Go 25 miles east to visit Branch Brook Park in Essex County that has more than 2,000 cherry trees that blossom during April, greater both in variety and number than the famed Washington, D.C. Go ten miles west of Picatinny Arsenal and you can remember the past at Waterloo Village in Sussex County that is an 18th and 19th century living history canal settlement. Also west is the Pocono Mountain region, with its skiing, water parks and resorts. There are 17 wineries within ten counties that host festivals and events throughout the year. Large amusement parks, water parks and ski resorts are within easy reach.

History, art, sports, gambling, shopping, beaches and mountains…. Welcome to New Jersey! We have it all and it’s all close!

Follow the link below for the official website of New Jersey

http://www.state.nj.us/

Follow the link below for the official tourism site of New Jersey

http://www.visitnj.org/

Morris County

Picatinny is located within Morris County which is about 25 miles west of New York City. The county is part of the New York Metropolitan Area. The county seat is Morristown – known as the military capital of the American Revolution because of its central role in the Revolutionary War. The county is 481.62 square miles. It has an estimated population of nearly 500,000. In 2009, Forbes magazine ranked the county the sixth-best place in the nation to raise a family. Website: www.co.morris.nj.us

Sussex County

People and Nature together. Sussex County has rolling hills and beautiful vistas, with farms, lakes, golf courses and charming villages and shopping areas. Sussex County is a wonderful place to live - or visit, work and raise a family. Website: http://www.sussex.nj.us/index.cfm

Warren County

Warren County was established in 1825 when it separated from Sussex County. Transportation has played an important role in the development of the county since its beginning. The first Europeans settled in the county and dug for copper around 1650. During this period, they constructed a road over which they transported the proceeds of their mining ventures. This road, the first commercial highway built in the United States, is still in existence today. Known as "Old Mine Road," it traverses the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, a major visitor attraction in the county. Website: http://www.co.warren.nj.us/

Eastern Pennsylvania

This region of northeastern Pennsylvania offers the odd juxtaposition of two distinct elements of Americana - love of leisure time and the outdoors and our industrial heritage. The region is filled with clear lakes, wide-open countryside and rugged mountains, and offers year-round, outdoor activity. Winter visitors can find abundant downhill and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing and snowmobiling. The Pocono Raceway hosts two NASCAR Nextel Cup Series races in the summer. There are equestrian trails, fishing, canoeing, rafting down the Delaware River, viewing waterfalls, interpretive programs, and 25 miles of the infamous Appalachian Train found in and around the recreation areas. There are historical buildings and original Indian settlements. The Zane Grey Museum, former home of the famous western fiction writer and author of "Riders of the Purple Sage" overlooks the Roebling Aqueduct, a wire suspension bridge that was the forerunner to the Brooklyn Bridge and is the oldest wire suspension bridge in the United States. Visitors to the Lake Region will find rentals of any type of water sport equipment from canoes to water skis, sailboats and ice fishing equipment, readily available. Hawk and eagle watching along the Delaware River is also very popular. In fact, the Upper Delaware and Lackawaxen Rivers are the largest wintering areas for bald and golden eagles east of the Mississippi.

Poconos Official Website: http://www.800poconos.com

Stroudsburg Tourism Site: http://www.visitpa.com/cities/stroudsburg

Morris County

Picatinny resides in Morris County, which is depicted in the above image of New Jersey.