Located within the New York City metropolitan area, Newark is an active business and industrial center of northern New Jersey. Although most residents live in the surrounding areas, such as Jersey City, Manhattan, and Hoboken, Newark does have plenty of opportunities to enjoy cultural, recreational and educational pursuits. Additionally, with New York City being only 13 miles away and easily accessible by PATH train and NJ Transit you literally have the world’s greatest city within a thirty-minute commute.
Some unique cultural institutions, parks and sports arenas right here in Newark include:
Traveling further afar from Newark to then many recreational and entertainment areas both north and south of the city is very convenient. Newark is a major transportation hub, with Newark International Airport, Penn Station-Newark, and an extensive network of bus lines only minutes away from our campus. (Visit the State of New Jersey Travel and Tourism Bureau). The mountain and lake region in the north of the State is replete with scenic beauty and picturesque towns. Boating, fishing, hiking and camping facilities are found at Lake Hopatcong, the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area and High Point State Park. This part of the State also has excellent skiing, snowboarding and tubing at various area resorts such as Great Gorge, Mountain Creek and Vernon Valley.
Lastly, New Jersey has 127 miles of white sandy beaches where visitors can enjoy the surf, sand, fun and excitement of the famous Jersey Shore. There’s everything from nature walks in protected wetlands, to joining festive crowds up and down a bustling boardwalk in Atlantic City. The relaxation, entertainment, and recreational activities available at the New Jersey shore are endless and only one to two hours from campus.
As you can see, the central location of Newark is ideal for enjoying the cosmopolitan flare of New York City and the natural wonders of our Garden State.
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