The Best Crime Books of New Jersey – Kidnapping, Murders, & More

New Jersey is known for growing things, so it shouldn’t be surprising that our fertile soil has produced a thriving crop of authors and literature about our fair condition. Philip Roth, Judy Blume, Janet Evanovich, and Harlan Coben are just a few of the bestselling authors born in New Jersey. With these literary credentials in […]

The Best Fiction & Poetry Books From New Jersey

New Jersey is known for growing things, so it shouldn’t be surprising that our fertile soil has produced a thriving crop of authors and literature about our fair condition. Philip Roth, Judy Blume, Janet Evanovich, and Harlan Coben are just a few of the bestselling authors born in New Jersey. With these literary credentials in […]

The Best Nature & Anthologies Books About New Jersey

New Jersey is known for growing things, so it shouldn’t be surprising that our fertile soil has produced a thriving crop of authors and literature about our fair condition. Philip Roth, Judy Blume, Janet Evanovich, and Harlan Coben are just a few of the bestselling authors born in New Jersey. With these literary credentials in […]

The Best Historical Books About New Jersey – From Revolutionary War to Our Diners

New Jersey is known for growing things, so it shouldn’t be surprising that our fertile soil has produced a thriving crop of authors and literature about our fair condition. Philip Roth, Judy Blume, Janet Evanovich, and Harlan Coben are just a few of the bestselling authors born in New Jersey. With these literary credentials in […]

Visiting Historical Jockey Hollow

Jockey Hollow in New Jersey offers a glimpse into American history and the Revolutionary War period. The site features reconstructed buildings, picnic areas, and trails for visitors to explore. Immerse yourself in history and appreciate the beauty of nature. Participate in educational programs and events for a fun and interactive learning experience. Take a step […]

Explore These 4 South Jersey Abandoned Spots

  Follow Our Writer One thing that New Jersey has a lot of is old buildings. As a result of being one of the earliest states in the United States, there are many places you can visit (check out our Top 5) with historical significance, like Princeton, Waterloo Village, and Allaire State Park. Between the […]

Six Mile Run & An Abandoned Farm

Follow Our Writer Previous Next Follow on AllTrails Confession time – as someone who likes to take pictures along the trail and gaze up in the trees for birds, we usually try to avoid trails that include mountain biking. I don’t want to stir up the hikers/bikers debate here, just acknowledging the trails can sometimes […]

Hiking the History of Voorhees State Park

One of the most visionary components of the New Deal was the Civilian Conservation Corps.; one of the local beneficiaries of this program was Voorhees State Park. In the early 20th century Hill Acres Farm in rural Lebanon Twp. was home to chickens, orchards and fields of wheat, rye and hay.

Bernadette Morales Nature Trails

Follow Our Writer Previous Next Follow on AllTrails You want to go for a hike on a beautiful Spring day after being cooped up all Winter; but you don’t want to get up at 6 a.m. on a Saturday to secure a coveted parking spot.  Thankfully, in NJ we have lots of other options.  Fortunately, […]

An Old Golf Course Turned Tall Pines State Preserve

Founded in 2016, Tall Pines State Park is the only state-owned park in Gloucester County.   These 110 acres are pretty flat overall, we did walk up a couple slight hills in our travels.  The fact that this land is a former golf course explains the 4 miles of paved trails within the park.

Abandoned Adventures at Jumping Brook Preserve

Follow Our Writer Previous Next Follow on AllTrails If you enjoy Franklin Parker Preserve, if abandoned cranberry bogs are your thing, or if you want to see beaver activity in NJ, I have a spot for you. Jumping Brook Preserve in Plumstead Township has 351 acres. I could only find one small mention on the […]

Have You Heard of White Lake?

Follow Our Writer Previous Next Follow on AllTrails Nestled at the foothills of the Appalachian Trail in the Great Limestone Valley, you’ll find a 69-acre spring-fed body of water now called White Lake. Founded in 1997, this 394-acre preserve is a varied habitat comprised of fertile meadows, sinkhole ponds, and mature hemlock trees. It is […]

Discover Waterfalls at Apshawa Preserve

The word “apshawa” translates to, “upon the mountain.” This is a very fitting name for this preserve in West Milford; because there certainly is magic in the mountains here.

The Footbridges in Whitesbog Village

  Follow Our Writer Previous Next Follow on AllTrails Cranberries aren’t just for Thanksgiving; Whitesbog Preservation Trust is not just “a restored historic village in the Pine Barrens.”  Originally founded in 1857 by the J.J. White Company as an active cranberry/blueberry production center, there’s so much more to see on these 3,600 acres located in […]

Money Island (Alloway Creek Wetland Restoration Site)

Follow Our Writer Previous Next Follow on AllTrails Here’s a place that’s remote in location and information – this one is for the explorers out there!  Money Island is one of the smallest and remote locations in rural Cumberland Co. This preserve sits on the area the Native Americans called “Wootsessunging.” In 1664 the Governor […]

Cedar Ridge Preserve

Follow Our Writer Previous Next Follow on AllTrails When we decided to hike Cedar Ridge Preserve we had no idea of the deep history of this location.  We simply wanted a quiet place to walk with interesting topography and little or no other people – what we got was so much more. Cedar Ridge is […]

Exploring Laurie Chauncey Nature Trail Near Princeton

What most people aren’t aware of are the beautiful grounds surrounding the campus of this institution located just outside Princeton, in Lawrenceville, and the over 2 miles of trails that run alongside Stony Brook.

24 Abandoned Spots in New Jersey To Investigate

New Jersey was one of the original colonies settled in America. Before that, Native Americans have called this land their home for thousands of years. So, it shouldn’t surprise anyone that New Jersey is home to some cool abandoned places. Here is a list of our favorite places to explore and connect with the past. […]

South Jersey’s Maurice River Bluffs Preserve

If you’re looking for a quiet escape in South Jersey and a chance to observe birds, climb on some concrete ruins, or a quiet walk along the river, this is definitely a place you’ll want on your list.

Hiking the Ruins of Estell Manor

Nestled quietly in the forests of Atlantic County in South Jersey is Estell Manor, former home to over 8,000 employees of the Bethlehem Loading Company.