9 Top Spots for Mountain Biking in New Jersey

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Do you happen to have a mountain bike in New Jersey, but don’t know where to use it? Fret not, we have 9 of the best downhill mountain biking spots in New Jersey for you to enjoy. We’ve also created a mountain bike map to help you plan your next adventure. Use this as a […]

The Best Places For Sunrise & Sunset Photos in New Jersey

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Chasing the golden hour in New Jersey? Prepare to be captivated by the state’s breathtaking sunrises and sunsets!  There’s an abundance of places in New Jersey that you can go to and set up your camera for incredible sunrise and sunset shots. We highlight them all in this guide, so stick around.  Quick Note: Over […]

Where NOT to Drone in New Jersey

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Share It! Post It! LinkedIn Reddit Pin It! Living in NJ for the majority of my life and growing up doing photography here, you’d think I would run out of places to shoot. Honestly, I feel like I have sometimes, but I continue to look for more and more places every day.  I’ve heard a […]

17 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 From art and history to science and technology, New Jersey is home to over a dozen museums that cater to diverse interests. These cultural hubs offer a gateway to […]

7 Best North Jersey Spots to Watch Sunrise & Sunset

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If you’re looking to bask in the glory of breathtaking sunrises and sunsets, North Jersey boasts some stellar spots to hang out and take in nature’s daily light display.  From towering peaks with sweeping vistas to serene lakeside retreats, get ready to discover some of the best North Jersey spots to watch sunrise and sunset.  […]

4 Apps for Predicting Sunsets & Sunrises

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There’s an enigmatic feeling that comes with watching a sunset or a sunrise. Maybe it’s how breathtaking the colors that paint the sky are or perhaps how still the world becomes for a moment – either way, it’s a sentiment you’d want to capture through your lens. In this post, we’re going to share 4 […]

What To Do in Cape May During the Winter

Cape May is one of my favorite places to be in New Jersey. Its Victorian charm is more than enough for anyone to fall in love with it! And in the winter, Cape May’s magic is all the more alluring! So, if you’re looking for the right blend of relaxation and fun, consider a weekend […]

Best New York City Overlooks

Wide shot NY skyline

Bet you didn’t know that New York City is home to Einstein’s eyeballs! And there’s more to this hustling city than that. Over 800 languages are spoken there, and whatever cuisine you’re craving, NYC has you covered—especially when it comes to pizza! Believe it or not, though, to truly experience the city, you have to […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]