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“Cherry Blossom Time”
Review of Branch Brook Park

Branch Brook Park
Ranked #5 of 36 things to do in Newark
Certificate of Excellence
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New York City, New York
Level 6 Contributor
922 reviews
258 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 937 helpful votes
“Cherry Blossom Time”
Reviewed 20 April 2014

Branch Brook Park has more Cherry Trees than at the Jefferson Memorial in Washington DC. Many trails to walk, one by an aqua duct that runs along the main road. The park covers an area of about 300 acres. They have a bus that takes you through the whole park. I skipped the bus and just walked for about an hour and a half. Many people are there on a warm Saturday taking pictures everywhere. You can find uncrowded paths *(try the ones that go uphill) . Good Fun!

Visited April 2014
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New York City, New York
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Annual superior enjoyment of cherry blossoms”
Reviewed 18 April 2014

This relatively large and somewhat quaint picturesque park transforms annually into a spectacular gem of blooming Japanese cherry trees (sakura trees). This is quite a spectacle... I have not seen that many sakuras in one park anywhere else in the USA.
Previously there would be no way online to check whether cherries are in bloom, but now there is a real-time camera, which is certainly an improvement.
This park becomes very romantic when sakuras are in bloom, with paved leisurely walks along the river canal.

Visited May 2013
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Newark, New Jersey
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Branch Brook Park”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

I give it a 4/5 because it needs more vigilance in certain isolated areas. The rest is good. A lot of options for sports and relaxation. Great acces to public transportation.

Visited September 2013
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New Jersey
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“5 Stars for Cherry Blossoms: 0 for the Location”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

Amazing once a year beauty in an ugly unsafe city. If you go, just be vigilant. Best to drive by through the park to see the blossoms.

Visited April 2014
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Toms River
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107 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Run for your life”
Reviewed 28 November 2013

Another Newark gem destroyed by the drug and criminal element.
This city is an AVOID COMPLETELY area. Even their no good mayor got out ASAP.
Born here but WILL NOT RETURN EVER AGAIN.

Visited December 2012
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