|One of the smallest states in size, New Jersey is one of the largest in population.
Although it ranks only 46th in area, its more than 7 million people make it the
ninth largest state in population. Nearly nine tenths of this total live in cities
and towns, the highest percentage of any state.For every square mile New Jersey has an
average of 1,030.3 persons--a figure that is larger than that of any other state. It
is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the east, and by the states of Delaware to the south
west, Pennsylvania to the west, and New York to the north and north east. Parts of the
state are suburbs of New York City, just across the Hudson River to the the north east,
and Philadelphia, just across the Delaware River on the south west. New Jersey
offers a wide selection of delightful bed and breakfasts, country inns, historic hotels,
farm homestay B&Bs, beach cottages and cabins and urban inns.
Although the most densely populated state in the nation, New Jersey is well known for
its beautiful beaches and other natural attractions, including the migratory birds of Cape
May, the Pine Barrens, blueberry farms and cranberry bogs, the Delaware Water Gap, a
72-mile leg of the Appalachian Trail and its interurban analogue, the East Coast Greenway,
and the Palisades. From Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, the world's ultimate
theme park featuring Hurricane Harbor Water Park and the Wild Safari Animal Park to
entertainment amusement piers like Jenkinson's Boardwalk at Point Pleasant Beach, thrill
seekers satisfy their adrenaline rush at amusement parks dotted around the state.
Stand within shouting distance of the famous stars of New Jerseys zoos. See where over 500
animals reside at the Space Farms Museum and Zoo in Beemerville or watch wolves, their
pups, bobcats and foxes thrive in their natural habitat at Columbia's Lakota Wolf