|Cherry Blossom (櫻花 ) in New Jersey -
More than 4,000 Cherry Trees
Looking from bridge (on Park Drive) down to Branch Brook through pink cherry blossom
There are more than 4,000 cherry blossom trees with 17 different varieties in Branch Brook Park in
Belleville/Newark, New Jersey, USA. Usually, these cherry blossom trees are in full bloom in the second week
and the third week in April each year. Many visitors come to enjoy the beautiful cherry blossom all over the
place during the annual Cherry Blossom Festival in northern part of Branch Brook Park in Belleville. I visited
Branch Brook Park during the annual Cherry Blossom Festival at least four times in last few years to enjoy and
to take pictures of the beautiful cherry blossom as shown on this web page.
Young lovers here and there kissing under the beautiful cherry blossom trees add the romantic
atmosphere to the Cherry Blossom Festival in Branch Brook Park.
There are also many birds in the Branch Brook Park. Some are on the lawn catching bugs or worms to eat.
Many other birds are on the trees singing beautiful love songs to attract their mates during the spring time.
A bird in the nest on the cherry blossom tree, probably sitting on and hatching eggs.
Bright yellow forsythia in full bloom along Branch Brook.
A view of the Branch Brook with flowers
An egret caught a gold fish (or a Koi) at the edge of a pond in southern part of the Branch Brook Park.
The neck of the egret becomes bigger because it is swallowing the fish
Branch Brook with cobble stones as river bed
Branch Brook Park
Location: Junction of Park Drive & Mill Street, Belleville, NJ 07109, USA
E-Mail : Mail@branchbrookpark.org
Note: Most of the cherry blossom trees are in the northern part of the Park near the Junction of Park Drive and
Mill Street in Belleville.
1. Take Garden State Parkway North
2. Take Exit 148 and the Exit Ramp merges into John F. Kennedy Drive N
3. Proceed on John F. Kennedy Drive N for about 1 mile
4. Turn right into Montgomery St. East
5. Proceed on Montgomery St. East for approximately 0.8 mile
6. Turn right into Mill St. and go southeast for about 0.8 mile
7. Arrive at the Junction of Mill St. and Park Dr. which is the northeast part of the Branch Brook Park
8. Park your car along Mill St. or Park Drive. Get off your car and hike west along Mill St. or Park Drive to
enjoy the blooming cherry blossoms.
Note: Branch Brook Park is about 4 mile long from southern end in Newark to northern end in Belleville. Those
4,000 cherry blossom trees are in the northern part near Mill St. in Belleville If you arrive at the southern part of
the park in Newark, you may NOT see any cherry blossoms. It is important to drive to northern part of the park
in Belleville to see and to enjoy all those beautiful cherry blossoms.
Map: Click here to see interactive Google Map showing northern part of Branch Brook Park
Detailed Park Map of Branch Brook Park is available at the following website:
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