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Branch Brook Park

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Address: Newark, NJ 07104
Phone Number: 973-268-2300
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Cherry Blossoms Galore

Next time I am staying longer, packing a lunch and enjoying it!! This was a first visit which was a bit short on time but the site of these trees is breathtaking! Do not forget... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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New Jersey
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71 reviews 71 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Next time I am staying longer, packing a lunch and enjoying it!! This was a first visit which was a bit short on time but the site of these trees is breathtaking! Do not forget your camera, really! We visited the cathedral and I would have liked to take the tour as well to learn more about the history. The... More 

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Newark, New Jersey
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49 reviews 49 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Beautiful park, home of the Cherry Blossom Festival, baseball, softball, bike, marathons and tennis tournaments as well. Kept very clean. Safe and relaxing.

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Makati, Philippines
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34 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

'Cherry blossoms' has been a surprise in my visit to New York and New Jersey since I am expecting for more edifices and modern architectures to see. However, aware that this fora grow in cold climates like Japan, I have never expected that NJ, the garcen city, would have this many beautiful trees. Came here May though so the color... More 

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Bloomfield, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We went after the peak blossom which was about a week again. Despite that we had a great time. Many of the cherry blossoms were still in bloom. The park is clean with a lot of activity. We walked from the cherry blossom center to the lake where you can see Sacred Heart Cathedral. Would go back. Try and go... More 

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Montville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I just visited Branch Brook Park on 4/23/2015. The Cherry Blossom Trees are at their peak so don't wait much longer .The park passed Washington Dc in both the number and variety of cherry trees. There are nearly 4,000 cherry trees and 78 other varieties of trees. The park was conceived by Frederick Law Olmstead (Central Park, NYC) fame in... More 

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Wanaque
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Went to this park last Saturday during the Cherry Blossom Festival. A lot of stuff was going on. We wanted to go on the historic tour but never found the building to register. But all in all it was a beautiful day, we walked around and got some great pics of a small portion of the park and the beautiful... More 

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I've been told this is not as good as Washington DC, but nevertheless a beautiful place to see Cherry Blossoms. Mid-April is the ideal time, so please check the dates and the weather before you go. Great place for kids to play as well.

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clifton
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

You do not need to go Washington DC, This park can rival those Cherry Blossoms in April. Get your camera ready. Best to go during week day, less crowd.

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Newark, New Jersey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Now that the worst of Winter is over and Spring is rapidly approaching, this is the time that you want to make your plans to attend the Annual Cherry Blossom Festival. The Cherry Blossom display is the largest in the United States outside of Washington, D.C. The beauty of the Newark Cherry Blossoms is comparable to that of the trees... More 

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Newark, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

French Park Park in Newark has been renovated last 10 to 12 years to make what used to be nice even nicer, within the park this football leagues baseball leagues soccer leagues lakes rollerskating a padded trail for jogging and walking, every year there's different events they have bike racing, concerts during the warm time of year, and the big... More 

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