When you take your toddler to their first Easter egg hunt, you realize it can be brutal. As a parent, it's your first lesson in letting them succeed or fail on their own ... or not.
After we saw what can happen, I decided to dress up like the Easter Bunny and have one in my backyard, with some family and a few kids from the neighborhood. Once that was done, we went back to the official Easter Egg hunts we could find around New Jersey.
They're a lot of fun and a great photo op. Here are some of the many hunts around the Central Jersey area. We'll start with the free ones and then the others.
Here are some more Easter Egg Hunts around New Jersey that you can enjoy for a nominal fee.
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The 10 free bridges from New Jersey to Pennsylvania (and vice versa!)
The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission oversees many of these free crossings, and their method is one that is a foreign concept to those in charge in the Garden State. The group, which is a bi-state agency appointed by officials in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey, uses revenue generated from larger, more heavily trafficked crossings to maintain the free ones.