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Garden State Parkway – Exit by Exit Challenge

Growing up in Jersey, you can’t help but hear the question, “What exit…?” Make new friends in college who are also from Jersey, one of the first questions you’ll get is what exit are you? It’s the same when you are an adult and you talk to other Jerseyans. We all seem to relate to each other by exits. It’s a Jersey thing. ;)


In an effort to share with our followers all that is good about Jersey, I am issuing this Parkway, Exit by Exit Challenge.  Below, I’ve listed all the exits to our Garden State Parkway. I hope you will join me in my quest to find something fun for families to do at each exit. Already, I’ve added some links below. I’ll add more as I find them.  In the meantime, I need your help. What should I add to the list? What do you recommend? Please send me your thoughts and links. (Ideally, I am looking for things located within a few miles of the parkway exit). Include them in the comments below or email them to me at [email protected] Thanks.


Exit 4 (North Only)

  • Wildwood Beaches
  • Seashore Train Lines (seasonal)

Exit 4A (South Only)

  • Cold Spring Village

Exit 4B (South Only)

Exit 6 (South Only)

  • North Wildwood beaches
  • Hereford Lighthouse

Exit 9

Exit 10 A

Exit 10 B

Exit 11

Exit 13

Exit 17 (South Only)

Exit 20 (North Only)

Exit 25

Exit 29 (North Only)

  • Ocean City Beaches

Exit 30 (South Only)

Exit 36

Exit 37 (South Only)

Exit 38

Exit 38A

Exit 40 (South Only)

Exit  44 (South Only)

Exit 48(South Only)

  • Noyes Museum of Art
  • Historic Smithville & Village Greene

Exit 50 (North Only)

Exit  52 (South Only)

Exit 58

Exit 63

Exit 63A (North Only)

Exit 67 (South Only)

Exit  69 (North Only)

Exit 74

Exit 80 (South Only)

Exit 81

Exit 82

Exit 82A

Exit 83 (North Only)

Exit  88 (South Only)

Exit 90 (North Only)

Exit 91 (South Only)

  • Ocean Lanes
  • Windward Beach

Exit 98

Exit 100 (North Only)

  • Ocean Grove Beaches

Exit 100 A

  • Asbury Park Beaches

Exit 100 B

  • Ocean Grove Beaches

Exit 102 (South Only)

  • Asbury Park Beaches

Exit 103 (North Only)

Exit 105 (South Only)

Exit  109 (South Only)

Exit 114 (South Only)

Exit 116

Exit 117

Exit 120 (North Only)

Exit 124 (South Only)

  • Raritan Bay Waterfront Park

Exit  125 (North Only)

Exit   127 (North Only)

Exit 129

Exit 130 (South Only)

  • Woodbridge Center Mall (our review)

Exit 131

Exit 135

Exit 136

  • Warinanco Park

Exit 137

Exit 138

  • Kidz Village

Exit 139 A (North Only)

Exit 139 B (North Only)

Exit 140

Exit 140 A (South Only)

  • Bowcraft Amusement Park

Exit 141 (South Only)


  • Paper Mill Playhouse

Exit 142 A (North Only)

Exit 143

Exit 143 A (South Only)

Exit 143 B (South Only)

Exit 144

Exit 145

Exit 147 (South Only)

Exit 148

Exit 149 (South Only)

Exit 150 (North Only)

Exit 151

Exit 153 (South Only)

Exit 153 A (North Only)

Exit 153 B (North Only)

Exit 154

Exit 155 P (North Only)

Exit 155 (North Only)

Exit 156 (North Only)

Exit 157

Exit 159

Exit 160 (North Only)

Exit 161 (North Only)

Exit 163

Exit 165

Exit 166 (South Only)

Exit 168 (North Only)

Exit 171 (North Only)

Exit 172 (North Only)

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Thursday 17th of February 2011

love, love, love this idea! Will definitely be back with some suggestions for up North. I'm in Morris County and I just love it here. Rich with historical attractions and state parks.

btw, I'm kind of also doing my own thing to celebrate the many things that are great about the garden state. Check out my Project 365: Really Real New Jersey Challenge

Jennifer Auer

Thursday 17th of February 2011

Love it girl! I'm thinking of so many ways we can help each other out. Thanks for sharing. Good Luck! Jenn


Wednesday 16th of February 2011

Exit 0 - CM Point State Park/ Lighthouse; birdwatching galore; Sunset Beach (concrete ship); Cape May-Lewes Ferry; Exit 4A - Cold Spring Village (it's actually halfway between the 4 & 0); Seashore Train Lines (seasonal) Exit 6 - North Wildwood beaches; Hereford Lighthouse

Jennifer Auer

Wednesday 16th of February 2011

Thank you adding them to the list now. Jenn

Erin Lazzarini

Wednesday 8th of December 2010

Exit 91: Ocean Lanes Windward Beach


Tuesday 7th of December 2010

Exit 74, Lacey Road, Forked River: The Popcorn Park Zoo


Tuesday 7th of December 2010

Ok, you might have to double check some of these exits when you add the links, but here are a few: beginning of parkway- Cape May Whale Watcher; exit 90 (I think) Jenkinson's boardwalk, amusement & aquarium, and Jersey Shore Pirates!, exit 38 Atlantic City Aquarium & Ripley's Believe it or Not Museum, exit 30 Gillian's Wonderland, exit 145 Turtle Back Zoo, exit 48 Historic Smithville, exit 117 Keansburg Amusement Park, exit 36 Storybook land, exit 105 Monmouth racetrack (we took the kids 1 year, they enjoyed watching the horses & there's a playground too).

Jennifer Auer

Tuesday 7th of December 2010

Thanks Jenny for getting us started. I'll go look up these links this evening after the kids are in bed. :)

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