Explore the enchanting Christmas light displays in New Jersey this holiday season. Our curated list showcases spectacular displays across the state, ensuring a memorable experience for all. Discover these magical locations and for a more interactive journey, visit our Christmas Map on NJspots.com. Christmas Lights Holiday Showcase View Map ? Camuso Family Christmas Display of […]
How To Choose Traction Cleats for Hiking In The Winter But First, Why Do You Need Microspikes for Winter Hikes Traction cleats for hiking in the winter can provide much-needed stability and support on snow and ice. These cleats are designed to fit over the soles of your regular shoes or boots, giving you added […]
With snow being a frequent visitor in New Jersey, we figured it would be fun to put together some tips on how to shoot in the snow safely. We also have some creative ideas for shooting photos in the snow. So kick off that blanket, jump off your couch, layer up, and head into the […]
Winter in New Jersey offers a unique and beautiful landscape for outdoor enthusiasts, despite freezing temperatures. This article will detail the best winter hiking locations in the state, including popular trails, frozen lakes, and other winter wonderlands. Whether you are an experienced hiker or simply looking to enjoy the outdoors during the colder months, read […]
There are some essential tips to remember when it comes to cold-weather photography. When planning to take photos during the winter, it’s essential to keep two things in mind: protecting yourself and your camera. How To Dress Warm for Cold-Weather Photography First, dress appropriately – wear layers, waterproof boots, gloves, and a warm hat. With […]
So you have seen the dozens of pictures on Instagram, drooling over the gorgeous panoramic views, and now it’s time for you to conquer hiking Mt. Tammany at the Delaware Water Gap in New Jersey. Mt. Tammany is a mountain in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area in New Jersey. It stands at 1,528 […]
Welcome to the lush landscapes of Allamuchy State Park, where the Scenic Loop beckons adventurers and nature lovers alike. Spanning over 5 miles, this circuit offers an enriching blend of tranquil scenery, moderate challenges, and the undeniable allure of the great outdoors. This guide will be your companion as you traverse this picturesque trail system […]
Amidst the hustle and bustle of everyday life, we often yearn for something more—those experiences that tap into our deepest desires, challenge our status quo, and lead us toward self-discovery. In our pursuit of these unique stories, NJspots brings the riveting tale of Ryan Benz, a native New Jerseyan whose path took him far from […]
When the temperatures drop, and the snow begins to fall, it’s time to lace up your skates! New Jersey, a winter wonderland, offers a plethora of ice skating spots. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned pro, here’s a roundup of the top ice skating destinations in the Garden State. Insider Tip: Always check the […]
I typically only share products I have tested in the field and am passionate about. The Altra Olympus 5 Hiking boot doesn’t fall short of being one of my favorites. I severely sprained my ankle three days before a hiking trip to the Grand Canyon. This was the worst sprain I’ve ever had as a […]
Ready to find Fall? NJspots has your full guide and map to discover the Fall Colors on the East Coast this season! Start your adventure!
The best time to get outside in New Jersey is arguably the fall, when the air is crisp and the leaves are changing!
Whether you are looking to discover a new hiking spot or bring friends to one of your favorite hikes, we have the top hikes in New Jersey this Labor Day Weekend.
New Jersey is a city that is always the life of the party. It makes sense that you can find everything music-related here. There are hundreds of events to attend all year long. You can have some incredible drinks with your friends at the local pubs or sing your heart out at the best music […]
New Jersey, fondly known as the Garden State, is also a hub for thrilling water parks. From gravity-defying slides to relaxing lazy rivers, there’s something for everyone. Buckle up as we tour the best water parks across the state! Insider Tip: While all these parks offer locker rentals, they can run out quickly during peak […]
Liberty Science Center is a treasure trove of educational fun, situated in the heart of Liberty State Park, Jersey City, just off of Exit 14B on the New Jersey Turnpike. Combining interactive exhibits with exciting 3D and IMAX experiences, it’s a must-visit destination for learners of all ages. Highlights of Liberty Science Center: Things To […]
New Jersey is home to several petting zoos that provide fun and educational experiences for the entire family. Get up close with adorable animals, learn about their behaviors, and make lasting memories. Here’s a guide to the top petting zoos in the Garden State. See the list ? Farms and Animal Sanctuaries Insider Tip: Most […]
Join us as we explore the wonders of the Enchanted Forest located in the heart of Watchung Reservation, Union County, New Jersey. You can find this magical retreat by following I-78 to exit 41, then taking Dale Road to Glenside Avenue. Highlights: Mesmerizing Trails, Wildlife Encounters, Historical Landmarks Accessories: To fully enjoy your visit to […]
Venture with us to the exhilarating world of kitesurfing at Sandy Hook, nestled in Monmouth County, New Jersey. This scenic beachside gem is conveniently accessible via NJ-36, right off exit 117 on the Garden State Parkway. Highlights: Unrivaled Winds, Abundant Wildlife, Historical Landmarks Accessories: For an optimal kitesurfing experience at Sandy Hook, we recommend packing: […]
When it comes to ensuring the safety, functionality, and aesthetics of your home, the garage door plays a pivotal role. It’s not just a mere entry and exit point for your vehicles; it’s a reflection of your home’s personality and a barrier that protects your belongings. That’s why, when it malfunctions or breaks down, you […]
Download The 2023 Milky Way Calendar Fill out the form below to get access. Calendar Credit to Capture the Atlas Photo Credit: JT Shimer FOLLOW ON INSTAGRAM Peak Milky Way season is almost upon us here in the Garden State! Here are the best dates and times when the Milky Way and the galactic center […]
Looking for something to do during 4th of July? We have some of the Top 10 from NJspots for celebrating the Fourth in New Jersey.
Sandy Hook Beach is a stunning stretch of golden coastline within the Gateway National Recreation Area in New Jersey Monmouth County. It’s one of our favorite beaches, so if you’re planning a visit, you’re in for a treat! With its soft sand, crystal clear waters, and breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean and NYC, Sandy […]
What’s important when choosing the best camera for hiking? When choosing a camera for hiking photography, many options can be selected based on your wants and needs. Before we talk about the types of cameras for hiking, it’s essential to figure out what’s most important to you when taking photos on your hikes. Importance of […]
The weather is getting warmer, the sun is staying out longer, and the days are getting more adventurous for those looking to explore New Jersey in the spring and summer. We are always looking for new places to adventure in the Garden State, so we have put together a guide for the best waterfall hikes in New Jersey. Get your car gassed up and get ready to explore!
Looking to escape the concrete jungle of the urban areas in New Jersey or even New York City? We have some of our favorite State Parks to visit in the State of New Jersey that is perfect for hiking. We have included some of the recent photos that our community has shared with us at […]
Get out on your bike and into the elements! We’ve created a mountain bike map to help you plan your next adventure. Use this as a tool to get you started. Some of the popular spots are here, but we also bring some insider spots from our team members too. These mountain bike spots will […]
Explore New Jersey this Memorial Day Weekend with some of the top spots to hike in the Garden State. Make sure to be responsible with your social distancing.
Cheesequake State Park is perhaps one of the most overlooked state parks in New Jersey â€” even though a lot of you drive through it on the Parkway every day!
Nestled a few miles east of I-78, and the Parkway is an outdoor gem in South Mountain Reservation in Millburn/West Orange, New Jersey. This 2,000+ acre park in Essex County is home to several miles of nature trails and a zoo (and yes, there are giraffes). Here is what you need to explore this hidden […]