Explore the Wonders of Adventure Aquarium in Camden, NJ

Introduction to Adventure Aquarium Adventure Aquarium Lobby Photo by Jin Wu Nestled on the rejuvenated waterfront in Camden, NJ, Adventure Aquarium is a great family attraction that promises an ocean of adventure and excitement for visitors of all ages. With over 2 million gallons of aquatic exhibits and a collection that boasts more than 15,000 […]

What To Do in Cape May During the Winter

The Jersey Shore has always been recognized as the premier summer destination in New Jersey. But after the summer season comes to a close, the leaves have changed, and the holiday season is long gone, there are still plenty of opportunities to enjoy the splendor of the shore.  The coastline stretches from the northern tip […]

Emlen Physick Estate: Uncover Cape May’s Ghosts

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Are you ready to step into the mysterious world of the supernatural and unravel the secrets of Cape May’s haunted house? Explore the Emlen Physick Estate, a historical landmark that has been shrouded in eerie tales and ghostly legends since its construction in the Victorian era. The mansion, built in 1879 by Dr. Emlen Physick, […]

24 Abandoned Spots in New Jersey To Investigate

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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. […]

What To Do In Asbury Park: The Beach, its Boardwalk, and Beyond

Looking for things to do in Asbury Park, NJ? We have you covered for activities and places to see in Asbury Park, one of the most unique beach towns in New Jersey. There are a lot of activities for kids and adults all year round. We have collected some of our favorites. The Silverball Museum […]

Best Winter Hikes In New Jersey

Winter in New Jersey offers a unique and beautiful landscape for outdoor enthusiasts, despite sometimes 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, […]

15 Best Museums in New Jersey

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Be sure to check the websites of each of these museums, shortages in staff and volunteers have reduced hours for many museums. – NJ Spots Editor It’s time to explore beyond the shore! Whether you are looking for something to do on a rainy day or want to experience all the arts, culture, and history […]

Ten New Jersey Winter Festivals to Spring You into 2024

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January 2024 is almost over, and we have already had two actual snow storms this year. Depending on where you live in the state, you may have seen anywhere from 2 to 6 inches of snow. To some, this is a call to huddle up and hunker down – but to others, this is all […]

Wharton State Forest Visiting Vehicle Use

Public Comments Open Until March 9th, 2024 The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection invites you to have your say on the upcoming Wharton State Forest Vehicle Use Map. They are seeking your valuable feedback online, and the window for your comments is 45 days, concluding on Saturday, March 9. Unveiled on January 24, 2024 […]

Photo Guide: Ideas For Shooting Photos In The Snow

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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 […]

4 Apps for Predicting Sunsets & Sunrises

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The days are getting longer, and the sun is showing off many colors streaming across the sky. When you see the clouds moving and the colors flashing across the sky, it’s a fantastic feeling to capture it on camera and share your view with the world. The hardest part is… How Do You Know When The […]

New Jersey’s Best Christmas & Holiday Light Displays

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 […]

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

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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 […]

What To Do in Princeton in the Winter

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Princeton is famous for many reasons; there’s the world-renown University, the downtown full of unique shops and restaurants, and, of course, all that history. Princeton is a town that must be walked to be enjoyed. Just because the weather is colder doesn’t mean there isn’t much to explore in this unique Central Jersey town. Current […]

Hiking Allamuchy State Park with an Amazing Overlook of Waterloo Village

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 […]

Gliding through Winter: Top Ice Skating Spots in New Jersey

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 […]

8 Best Places in New Jersey For Pumpkin Picking This Fall

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The best part about fall is all the activities that come with it — apple picking, hayrides, leaves changing, and everything “pumpkin flavored.” Did you know pumpkins are rich in vitamins and have been a fall staple in American culture for centuries? Best Farms to Pick Pumpkins in New Jersey New Jersey is full of […]

My Review: Stability & Security with Altra Olympus 5 Hiking Boots

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 […]

Best Places To Pick Apples in New Jersey

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Fall is for apple picking. Young and old, couples and kids alike, everyone loves the quintessential stroll through an orchard, searching for the perfect speckled fruit. There’s nothing better than the smell of cool autumn air graced with sweet apple aromas swirling as you zigzag from tree to tree. Fuji, Gala, Golden Delicious, Macintosh, and […]

New Jersey Cranberries: A Tour of the Garden State Fruit

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When someone mentions the Pine Barrens, a few things come to mind: The Jersey Devil, “Piney Power,” and over a million acres of trees! That’s all I knew before getting a private tour by the most knowledgeable and kind woman at Whitesbog Village, a working farm and living history museum of the region’s blueberry and […]

Local Pubs and Festivals in New Jersey: Where to Find Them

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 […]

Make a Splash: Your Guide to the Top 5 Best Water Parks in New Jersey

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 […]

Your Quick Guide: Visiting Liberty Science Center

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 […]