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Where to See Cherry Blossoms in Northern New Jersey

by Victoria Marie Moyeno
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A beautiful indicator of warm weather, cherry blossoms are a sweet treat that livens up any block when they’re in bloom. While the blooms signify spring, they are also said to represent a time of renewal and the fleeting nature of life. Walk around the Essex County area and you’ll see them sporadically, but for a full cherry blossom experience, there are a few parks in North Jersey where you can see them. After the flowers peak around two weeks, the blossoms start to fall — so be sure to make time to see them in action as soon as you can. Read on for a list of where to see cherry blossoms in Northern New Jersey.

Branch Brook Park | Newark


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An iconic cherry blossom destination, Branch Brook Park is home to the Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival, which is happening from April 6th to April 14th. The park is also home to the newly-opened Cherry Blossom Welcome Center with gallery and display cases highlighting the history of cherry blossoms in Newark.

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Hamilton Park | Jersey City


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Named after one of our Founding Fathers, Hamilton Park is a gem located in downtown Jersey City. A great place for a game of basketball or to sit and read a book, it’s a beloved space in the community. The cherry blossoms are the cherry(s) on top!

Liberty State Park | Jersey City


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The heart of Jersey City — Liberty State Park is ideal for any kind of outdoor adventure, from elaborate picnics and BBQs, a long bike ride, visiting the Central Railroad of New Jersey Terminal, or simply taking in the blooming cherry blossoms.

New Jersey Botanical Gardens | Ringwood

ICYMI — NJ has its own botanical garden, and it’s situated on a mountaintop with 96 acres of gardens, surrounded by thousands of acres of woodlands. NJBG frequently hosts tours of the gardens and the Manor House, which is a great way to get the most out of your experience. While you’re there, stop by the cherry blossom display.


Riverview-Fisk Park | Jersey City

With a playground, basketball courts, and gazebos, this Jersey City Heights park is yet another local spot where you can go to feast your eyes on cherry blossoms.

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Verona Park | Verona


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Verona Park is a 54.32-acre park with a lake originally formed in 1814. The park is used for boating, bathing, skating, picnics, and band concerts. This is a great location for water sports and cherry blossom photos.

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