The Regions of New Jersey By Rianna Atlantic Coastal Plains The Atlantic Coastal Plains is the largest region of all the 4 regions of New Jersey. Much of the Atlantic Coastal Plain is made up of farmland. It includes rich soil and low plains which helped New jersey earn its nickname “The Garden State.” The Atlantic Coastal plain is known for the Pinelands. In the Atlantic Coastal Plains, farmers grow fruits and vegetables, including blueberries, the state fruit of New Jersey, cranberries, and the famous Jersey tomato. The marshy wetlands and sandy beaches are home to a great variety of animal and plant life. About 200-300 types of plants, birds, and other animals come together in New Jersey’s wetlands. Piedmont The Piedmont region has the most population of all of New Jersey. About 3,000,000 people live in the Piedmont region of New Jersey The New Jersey’s state capital, Trenton, is located in the Piedmont region. Pompton Lakes is in the Piedmont region of New Jersey. Highlands The Highlands is just north and west of the Piedmont region. Rocks in the Highlands are found nowhere else on earth. Some rocks glow! Franklin, a town in the highlands is famous for the glowing rocks. Some lakes in the Highlands are reservoirs. Reservoirs is a natural or human-built lake used to store water. Lake Hopatcong is the largest lake of New Jersey. Ridge And valley The Ridge and Valley region of New Jersey is a part of the Appalachian Mountains which run from Maine to Alabama. It is hard to raise crops in the region’s rocky soil. More than 25,000 cows deliver milk, butter, and cheese for New Jersey. If you get a milk at school, it’s definitely from a New Jersey cow. A state law says that only New Jersey dairies can sell milk to our state’s school. Fun Facts about New jersey New Jersey is known as the diner capital of the world. New Jerseyans’ favorite season is the Fall. The game Monopoly got its street names from Atlantic City. The tallest water tower sphere in the world is in New Jersey. New Jersey’s state flower is the purple violet. New Jersey’s state tree is the Red Oak Tree.