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Gateway National Recreation Area Sandy Hook Unit hiking , New Jersey, United States

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Hiking

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Why choose a trail at Gateway National Recreation Area Sandy Hook Unit?

The Gateway National Recreation Area is a 26,000 acre park that offers something for everyone. There are three units in the park- the Sandy Hook Unit, the Jamaica Bay Unit, and the Staten Island Unit.

The Sandy Hook Unit is located on the eastern tip of New Jersey and is known for its beautiful beaches and stunning views of the Manhattan skyline. The unit has over 6 miles of beachfront, as well as hiking and biking trails, a nature center, and a fishing pier.

The Jamaica Bay Unit is located in Brooklyn and Queens and is home to over 9,000 acres of wetlands and wildlife. Visitors can enjoy bird watching, fishing, kayaking, and nature walks.

The Staten Island Unit is located on the southern tip of Staten Island and offers a variety of activities including fishing, crabbing, hiking, biking, and horseback riding.


What are the services on site?

Rate & open hour

Access fee $ 0.00
Schedule
Monday: 6:00 AM – 8:00 PMTuesday: 6:00 AM – 8:00 PMWednesday: 6:00 AM – 8:00 PMThursday: 6:00 AM – 8:00 PMFriday: 6:00 AM – 8:00 PMSaturday: 6:00 AM – 8:00 PMSunday: 6:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Coordinates
-73.9887047
40.439669

What are the coordinates and address ?

Gateway National Recreation Area Sandy Hook Unit
(732) 872-5970
26 Hudson Rd, Highlands, NJ 07732, USA

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Starting Point

The Gateway National Recreation Area Sandy Hook Unit is located in New Jersey. To get to the start of the trails, take the Garden State Parkway to exit 117 and follow signs for Sandy Hook.

Why visit Gateway National Recreation Area Sandy Hook Unit

The Gateway National Recreation Area is a federally protected area that spans 26,000 acres across three different sites in New York and New Jersey. The Sandy Hook Unit is located in New Jersey and is the most popular unit in the recreation area, with over two million visitors each year. The Sandy Hook Unit offers beautiful beaches, hiking trails, a nature center, and a variety of other recreational opportunities. It's also home to the historic Fort Hancock, which offers tours and exhibits on the history of the fort.

Is Gateway National Recreation Area Sandy Hook Unit in New Jersey a good place for the whole family?

Gateway National Recreation Area - Sandy Hook Unit is a great place for the whole family. There are many activities to enjoy such as hiking, biking, fishing, and swimming.

Things not to be missed

The best activities near Gateway National Recreation Area Sandy Hook Unit in New Jersey are swimming, fishing, and hiking. Some things not to be missed are the views of the New York City skyline from the beach, the lighthouse, and the observation tower.

-Hiking: There are a variety of hiking trails to choose from at Gateway National Recreation Area, Sandy Hook Unit, each with its own unique scenery and attractions.

-Biking: There are also a number of biking trails available, which offer beautiful views of the park and the surrounding area.

-Fishing: Gateway National Recreation Area, Sandy Hook Unit is a great place to fish, with plenty of different types of fish to catch.

-Swimming: The beaches at Gateway National Recreation Area, Sandy Hook Unit are perfect for swimming, sunbathing, and relaxing.

Where to eat?

1. The Boathouse at Gateway National Recreation Area Sandy Hook Unit in Highlands, NJ is a hidden gem that offers a unique dining experience. The restaurant is located in a historic boathouse on the grounds of the recreation area and features panoramic views of the Hudson River and New York City skyline. The menu features fresh, seasonal cuisine with a focus on local and sustainable ingredients.

2. The Lobster House at Gateway National Recreation Area Sandy Hook Unit in Highlands, NJ is another hidden gem that offers a unique dining experience. The restaurant is located in a historic building on the grounds of the recreation area and features panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and Sandy Hook Bay. The menu features fresh, seafood cuisine with a focus on local and sustainable ingredients.

3. The Chart House at Gateway National Recreation Area Sandy Hook Unit in Highlands, NJ is a popular seafood restaurant that offers a unique dining experience. The restaurant is located in a historic building on the grounds of the recreation area and features panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and Sandy Hook Bay. The menu features fresh, seafood cuisine with a focus on local and sustainable ingredients.

Let’s Answer Your Questions - FAQ

What are the opening hours?

Monday: 6:00 AM – 8:00 PMTuesday: 6:00 AM – 8:00 PMWednesday: 6:00 AM – 8:00 PMThursday: 6:00 AM – 8:00 PMFriday: 6:00 AM – 8:00 PMSaturday: 6:00 AM – 8:00 PMSunday: 6:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Is the place are families friendly?

No

Is there an information center / service center / reception?

No
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Lydia Crawford, an extraordinary woman with an insatiable zest for life, has become an inspirational figure to many through her adventures and infectious good humor. Born and raised in a small town nestled in the mountains, Lydia developed a love for the outdoors at an early age. Her childhood was filled with hiking, camping, and exploring the wilderness, experiences that shaped her into the avid outdoorswoman she is today.

She life was a celebration of adventure, joy, and the great outdoors. She lived with a fierce determination to enjoy every moment and to share that joy with others. Her legacy is one of laughter, exploration, and an unwavering love for the natural world. Lydia's spirit continues to inspire those who knew her and those who discover her story, reminding us all to embrace life with open arms and a heart full of joy.

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