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Natural Awakenings South Jersey

15 Things We Can Still Do in South Jersey to Reclaim Summer!

Aug 01, 2020 01:01PM ● By Michelle Vacanti

Craft Breweries

The craft beer scene here is exploding. Do some hopping and pack up your furry friend … most breweries are pet friendly.



They’re open. Beyond tasting and tours, many offer fun outdoor activities like live music, yoga and food truck festivals.


Outdoor Movies, Vendors and Music Nights

Check the local municipalities and chambers of commerce for events that entertain outdoor foot traffic and promote the local businesses.


Farmers’ Markets

They’re more than just farm harvests; local artisans display their wares here, too.


Local Farms

Pick your own berries and other fruits, hang out in a cranberry bog, join a hayride and don’t forget to bring home a freshly baked pie.


Outdoor Botanical Gardens and Arboretums

Dazzle your visual and olfactory senses, there are many to choose from in the Greater Philadelphia and South Jersey areas.


Day Trip Down the Shore

Remember to use environmentally safe sunscreen.


Hike/Kayak the Pinelands

Discover the vast natural landscape right in our backyard with lush trails and breathtaking rivers and lakes.


Join a Garden or Another Outdoor Club

Meet people and perhaps take on a new, lifelong hobby.


Read a Good Novel

It can be the best way to escape reality, lift spirits and keep the brain super sharp. 


Take a Walk

Ride Your Bike

Invite Friends Over

Disconnect from Digital Media

Rediscover the Simple Life …


Michelle Vacanti is the owner and publisher of Natural Awakenings South Jersey. She has lived and enjoyed South Jersey for 25 years. Connect with her at [email protected]