The Best Spots for Frozen Photos in New Jersey

Sometimes, the coldest days in New Jersey are the best days to take photos! So grab your camera and head out to these frozen places (and set up these frozen scenes!) to get the best reflections, snowy scenes, and more across the Garden State. Before you go out, learn to prevent cold weather damage with […]

A National Treasure That Once Entertained George Washington

Instagram user and local historian @archi_guy recently shared some amazing facts about the historical Drake House, located in Plainfield, NJ. This museum is city-owned and operated by the Plainfield Historical Society. This place is unique because it was a place that George Washington and his company frequented during the Revolutionary War. This is one of the […]

24 Unique Facts About New Jersey – We love #19!

There are plenty of memes and jokes about New Jersey, but this little state of ours packs a mighty punch regarding historical, cultural, and environmental importance. These facts about New Jersey below are just some of our favorites. Learn more about New Jersey and what this great state has to offer. New Jersey is known […]

Local Photographer Catches Early Milky Way Rising

On January 29, 2023, Local New Jersey Photographer Steven Sitarik captured the Milky Way Rising over the horizon at the Jersey Shore in Long Beach Island. Despite the weather forecast initially not being in his favor, he used his instincts to set up his camera and capture the galaxy in the night sky. You see […]

Choosing The Best Yaktrax & Microspikes for Winter Hiking

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 […]

Winter Photography Tips – Protecting Camera Gear In Cold Temperatures

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 […]

Best Hikes in Wawayanda State Park – Including Stairway To Heaven

Welcome to Wawayanda State Park. It is ideal for the hiker, camper, swimmer, and boater, as its natural ambiance makes it the best place to spend your time doing your favorite activities. Wawayanda State Park is a natural park in New Jersey that spans 34,350 acres of land and water. It offers recreational activities like […]

Choosing The Best Camera For Hiking Adventures

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 […]

5 Best Waterfall Hikes in Harriman State Park 

New Jersey is known for its charming beaches, bustling boardwalks, and proximity to historical landmarks. Beyond these tourist attractions, the state boasts easy access to countless waterfalls in nearby states.  Incredible waterfalls outside New Jersey at Harriman State Park Harriman State Park, the second largest state park in neighboring New York, offers plenty of adventures […]

How Popular Are Online Casinos In New Jersey?

Casinos are a great place to have fun and potentially win some money. They offer a variety of games, such as slots, blackjack, and roulette, and many people enjoy spending time there. Not only that, casinos also offer a variety of entertainment options for visitors. These can include concerts, comedy shows, and even magicians. Some […]

Tips To Find Trusted Online Bookmakers

Sports have been around for centuries and are enjoyed by people all over the world. There are many different types of sports, and people love them for different reasons. Some people love the competition and the excitement of watching a game or race. Others love the physical activity and the sense of accomplishment they feel […]

23 New Places to Explore in New Jersey in 2023

Happy New Year! It’s time to explore some new places in 2023! Check out some new (and new-to-you!) places this year and let us know where you end up. Visit Princeton Battlefield State ParkThere is so much to see here — history, hiking and suspension bridges included! Check out our guide below. (Image by @limitlessfoto […]

Best Photography Gift Ideas & Accessories for the Holidays

You may be thinking you don’t need any new gear in your life, but who are you kidding? Whether it’s a new camera, gadgets, or something to level up your iPhoneography game, here’s what you need to look into this year.  Check out these fantastic Amazon deals before they’re gone — for you or the […]

Visiting Eagle Rock Reservation – Overlook of New York City

Check Out the NYC Overlook If you need a new place to explore, check out Eagle Rock Reservation,! located in South Orange There’s something to do for the whole family, whether you want to get your hiking boots dirty, have a picnic, or set up your tripod. Don’t Forget Your Viewfinders! This spot is amazing […]

The Best Adventures For National New Jersey Day

DID YOU KNOW July 27th is We come together as a community to celebrate National New Jersey Day! As a community of over 50,000 strong, we are excited to share some of the best things to do for National New Jersey Day! Check out the list below with some of the best spots and places to […]

The Ultimate Guide to Island Beach State Park

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Jump To Entrance Jump the the beaches And more… Island Beach State Park is one of New Jersey’s greatest treasures. The pristine barrier island is located on the Jersey Shore in Ocean County, with over 10 miles of white-sand beaches where visitors have plenty of space to enjoy outdoor activities. The park also has tons […]

Capturing the George Washington Bridge from Fort Lee Historic Park

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Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on reddit Share on pinterest Home to the busiest bridge in America, Fort Lee, New Jersey is a great place for cityscape photographers and hikers alike. Palisades Park runs parallel to Manhattan in this area, while also offering great views of the New York City […]

Visiting Lake Mohawk in Sparta, NJ

I grew up and lived in Lake Mohawk for 26 years of my life. I loved the quiet lake life there, as well as the amazing Sunsets that could be witnessed from the entire lake. The boardwalk was a great place to find small, local businesses. I am so excited to share this spot with […]

New Jersey Holiday Fairs, Markets & Festivals

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Get ready for a fantastic holiday season here in New Jersey! With this guide, you can see everything our state has to offer — from sipping hot apple cider at a holiday parade to hanging out at a craft fair at your favorite off-season beach. The NJspots team has put together some of the best […]