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What’s to do around Parsippany?

Whether visiting or moving here, there’s plenty to see in this area. Naturalists can hike the Great Swamp; amateur rockhounds can explore the Franklin Mines.  Small children are enthralled by the animals at Fosterfields or the Turtleback Zoo.  A number of restored excursion trains are within an easy drive – at Whippany and Flemington, to name a few.  History buffs will enjoy Morristown’s rich Revolutionary past – only 10 minutes by car.  Edison’s laboratories are open to the public and barely 15 minutes away.   There is an abundance of regional theater – whether at the countless local colleges, the renowned Paper Mill Playhouse, or at Parsippany’s own community theater.  For sports fans, ski slopes are about 35 minutes away, in Sussex County; in the summer, one can take in minor league baseball in Montclair.  And, of course – let’s not forget the Meadowlands Sports Complex – about 25 minutes by car.


State/Local Parks
Morris County Parks Department
NJ State Parks



Kids’ Activities
Turtle Back Zoo
Fosterfields Farms
Montville Playground – located on Changebridge Road in Montville, this large playground is a choice spot for your energetic child (and very popular with SAT moms!!)
Whippany Railway Museum – The Museum itself is closed, but there are large trains currently being restored by various train enthusiast groups in the area. Located on Rt. 10 and Whippany Rd.
Lincoln Park Airport – This small airport, located in Lincoln Park, is open to the public, and the perfect spot for the child who can’t get enough of Jay-Jay the Jet Plane. Best bet is to go on Sunday when planes are taking off and landing regularly.
Pick-Your-Own Farms


Outdoor Activities
Franklin Mines -
Skiing Campgaw Mountain -
Skiing Mountain Creek -
The Great Swamp

New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Paper Mill Playhouse
Shakespeare Theater of NJ
General NJ Theater Links Page

The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms
Morris Museum
Edison Museum
Morris County Revolutionary Historic Sites

Sports Venues
NJ Devils:
NJ Jackals:

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