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Saving money is easy with these 15 free things to do in New Jersey – Lonely Planet Travel News

Caught between New York City and Philadelphia, New Jersey has never received the credit it deserves........

Caught between New York City and Philadelphia, New Jersey has never received the credit it deserves. Even back in the 1800s, a pair of Abrahams – New Jersey’s first attorney general, Abraham Browning, and the nation’s 16th president, Abraham Lincoln – were said to have noted that the Garden State is a barrel that both New York and Pennsylvania take from.

In many ways, that is still true today. While the surrounding states love to poke fun at the Jersey accent and attitude, New Jersey modestly lures visitors into its borders with promises of greener pastures (literally) and sandy beaches (130 miles of them, to be exact). And perhaps as proof of how welcoming the nation’s third state is, many of its greatest attractions come without an admission fee. Here, we highlight 15 sites you can visit while keeping your wallet closed. 

Paterson Great Falls

The second-largest waterfall by volume east of the Mississippi River has been so powerful for so long that Alexander Hamilton decided it should be the site of the country’s first planned industrial city, Paterson, which he established in 1791. 

More than two billion – yes, billion – gallons of water flow over Great Falls’ rocky cliffs every day. The 177ft high by 260ft wide cascade is virtually the same way it has appeared for the last 12,000 to 14,000 years.

Though it is officially a national historical park, the site doesn’t charge admission and is open year …….

Source: https://www.lonelyplanet.com/articles/top-free-things-to-do-in-new-jersey