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Turtle Back Zoo – Adventures Abound!

September 13th, 2013

  American alligator swimming. If it’s been a while since you’ve been to Turtle Back Zoo, get ready to be surprised!  The 50 year old zoo has gone through many upgrades in recent years, all for the better. Get ready to watch sea lions swim, touch some sting rays, feed some farm animals and observe…

Great Outdoor Places to Visit this Spring in Northern New Jersey

March 22nd, 2013

You can’t tell from the weather outside, but spring really is here!  It is a great time to be outdoors.  The bugs haven’t started to really swarm, it’s not too hot and the weather really can be simply perfect.  It is also a great time to introduce your kids to nature.  Here are a few…

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Turtle Back Zoo Review – Field Trip Friday

November 18th, 2011

Is it a park? Is it a zoo?   Step into the Turtle Back Zoo and you might not know you are at a zoo. At first glimpse, it’s a beautiful park. It’s only when you delve deeper that you see the beauty of the animals tucked into their habitats that you realize the Turtle…