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Trenton, NJ – Following up on her successful summer Tourism Tuesday campaign and highlighting New Jersey’s vibrant winter tourism industry, Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno and her family traveled this weekend to Sussex County to enjoy New Jersey’s northern mountains to snowboard, cross-country and downhill ski, and visit indoor water parks.

“The Garden State isn’t just a great place to spend your summer – New Jersey also has a huge winter tourism industry,” said Lt. Governor Guadagno.  “New Jersey is open all year round, and we’re excited to show visitors all the great things that await them here this winter.”

For those who enjoy the outdoors, northern New Jersey’s terrain is perfect for skiing, snow tubing and snowshoeing.  In addition to numerous resorts, many of New Jersey’s state parks also provide an ideal setting for winter activities like snowmobiling, ice skating, ice fishing and ice boating.  More information on New Jersey’s state parks can be found by visiting:http://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/parkactivity.html.

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New Jersey’s museums, historic homes, battlefields and other sites offer a glimpse into the past with year-round programs.  The state’s vibrant arts community can be enjoyed in any season with plays, concerts, ballet, art exhibits and other performances happening in every corner of the state.  Find something exciting that fits your schedule at www.jerseyarts.com.

Lt. Governor Guadagno added, “New Jersey’s tourism industry contributes more than $40 billion to our economy, so don’t let the cold weather stop you from enjoying all New Jersey has to offer, every day of the year!”

More information on New Jersey’s winter tourism opportunities can be found at: http://www.visitnj.org/season/winter.