Greetings from Gateway National Recreation Area

Gateway’s Atlantic coast offers unique habitats, rich history, hip beach culture and peaceful sunrises. It’s a place that contemplates the earth’s greatest challenges, while providing sacred pockets of serenity in the largest metropolis in America. Welcome to the wild, wild coast of New York and New Jersey!

Lauren Cosgrove

Gateway National Recreation Area

Created in 1972, Gateway is located in the outer New York-New Jersey Harbor, protecting more than 26,000 acres of land and offering an array of recreational, cultural and natural experiences. More than 330 species of birds and 71 species of butterflies live within the park or stop over at Gateway during their seasonal migrations. Gateway's buildings, landscapes and archaeological sites offer great examples of America's coastal defenses from the Revolutionary War through the Cold War.

State(s): New Jersey New York,

Established: 1972

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