A lovely indicator of warm weather, cherry blossoms are a sweet treat that brighten up any block when in bloom. While they signify spring, they are also said to represent a time of renewal and the fleeting nature of life. Walk around Hoboken and you will see them sporadically, but for the full cherry blossom experience, see below for North Jersey parks. After the blooms peak around two weeks, the flowers begin to drop – so be sure to take the time to see them in action as soon as you can.
Brooke Park Branch | newark
An iconic cherry blossom destination, Branch Brooke Park is home to the Cherry Blossom Festival, which was already over (sigh), but the flowers are still blooming, so be sure to marvel at the rows and rows of trees.
Hamilton Park | City of Jersey
Named after one of our founding fathers, Hamilton Park is a gem located in downtown Jersey City. A great place for a basketball game or to sit and read a book, it’s a beloved space in the community. Cherry blossoms are the cherries on top!
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Liberty State Park | City of Jersey
The heart of Jersey City – Liberty State Park is ideal for any type of outdoor adventure: picnics and elaborate barbecues, a long bike ride, a visit to the Central Railroad of New Jersey Terminal or simply admiring the cherry blossoms.
New Jersey Botanical Gardens | Ringwood
ICYMI – NJ has its own botanical garden, and it is located on top of a mountain with 96 acres of gardens, surrounded by thousands of acres of woods. NJBG frequently organizes tours of the gardens and mansion, which is a great way to get the most out of your experience. While you’re there, stop by the cherry blossom display.
Reeves-Reed Arboretum | Summit
Wander the historic grounds and show gardens, see the Daffodil Bowl, filled with thousands of flowers throughout April, or hike the woodland trails – there’s something for everyone here. Cherry blossoms are particularly pretty.
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Riverview-Fisk Park | City of Jersey
With a playground, basketball courts, and gazebos, this Jersey City Heights park is another local spot to feast on the cherry blossoms.
Verona Park | Verona
Verona Park is a 54.32 acre park with a lake that was first formed in 1814. The park is used for boating, swimming, skating, picnics and concerts by band. A great place for water sports and cherry blossom photos.