Morris County and Morristown NJ offers much in the way of historic getaways, cultural heritage, parks and recreation, wedding and banquet facilities, meeting spaces, cultural venues and events.
The Morris Museum, the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms, Revolutionary War sites and Morristown National Historical Park are just a few of the world class attractions that we have to offer travelers to New Jersey. Ideally located 25 miles west of New York City, Morris County makes a perfect location for a diverse vacation with your family.
For Immediate Release
February 28, 2012
Contact: Rick Kendall, 215-597-0865
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 5,858,443 national park visitors in New Jersey in 2010 spent $157,526,000 and supported 2,353 jobs in the state.
“The people and the business owners in communities near national parks have always known their economic value,” Northeast Regional Director Dennis Reidenbach said. “In New Jersey communities, national parks are clean, green fuel for the engine that drives the economy.”
Most of the spending/jobs are related to lodging, food, and beverage service (52 percent) followed by other retail (29 percent), entertainment/amusements (10 percent), gas and local transportation (7 percent) and groceries (2 percent).
The figures are based on $12 billion of direct spending by 281 million visitors in 394 national parks and nearby communities and are included in an annual, peer-reviewed, visitor spending analysis conducted by Dr. Daniel Stynes of Michigan State University for the National Park Service.
The National Parks in New Jersey include: Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Gateway National Recreation Area, Great Egg Harbor Scenic and Recreational River, Middle Delaware National Scenic River, Morristown National Historical Park, Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park, Thomas Edison National Historical Park, and Statue of Liberty National Monument.
Across the U.S., local visitor spending added a total of $31 billion to the national economy and supported more than 258,000 jobs, an increase of $689 million and 11,500 jobs over 2009.
To download the report visit http://www.nature.nps.gov/socialscience/products.cfm#MGM and click on Economic Benefits to Local Communities from National Park Visitation and Payroll, 2010.
The report includes information for visitor spending at individual parks and by state.
For more information on how the NPS is working in New Jersey, go to http://www.nps.gov/newjersey