Photo Guide: Ideas For Shooting Photos In The Snow

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 […]

Best Hikes in Wawayanda State Park – Including Stairway To Heaven

Welcome to Wawayanda State Park. It is the ideal place 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 […]

Choosing The Best Cameras For Hiking & Backpacking 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 […]

What To Do in Princeton in the Winter

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 […]

Best Photography Gift Ideas & Accessories for the Holidays

*As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. 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 […]

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 […]

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.  Great waterfalls outside New Jersey at Harriman State Park Harriman State Park, the second largest state park in neighboring New York, offers plenty of adventures […]

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. This spot is amazing day and night, so […]

Best New Jersey Birding Spots – Perfect for Photography

Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on reddit Share on pinterest Contrary to popular belief, New Jersey offers amazing opportunities to see and (ethically) photograph some of North America’s most beautiful bird species, from up north in the Meadowlands to down south in Cape May. The rare bird alerts, eBird database, […]

4 Tips for Hiking Mt. Tammany in New Jersey

So you have seen the dozens of pictures on Instagram, you’ve drooled 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.

What You Need To Know About Moving To New Jersey

It is always a thrilling moment when you are moving somewhere new. And if you are moving to New Jersey, there are a lot of reasons to get excited. The Garden State is one of the most beautiful places to live in the United States, and it offers an amazing blend of natural beauty, exciting […]

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 […]

Hiking The Stairway To Heaven Trail in Vernon, New Jersey

The overall length of the trail is about 4 miles out and back. The gain of elevation is around 1000 feet, so you’re gaining a lot of elevation in a short period of time. This hike is great for beginners in the New Jersey area and also good for families and/or pets.

Best New York City Overlooks

There is nothing like New York City. The noise, the traffic, the hustle, and the bustle. And we all know New York has been dubbed one of the greatest cities in the world, but there is something relaxing about not being a part of the city — and that’s being apart from the city. Here’s where […]

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 […]

How To Photograph Sunrise & Sunset – What You Need

  Nothing makes for a more beautiful sunrise or sunset than vivid colors beaming across the sky. Having a sky with golden yellows and oranges and beautiful reds and purples can give any photographer goosebumps, but there are a few tricks and tips to keep in mind to capture the perfect picture before it fades […]

Where NOT to Drone in New Jersey

New Jersey is one of the most heavily-regulated states for drones. And as more and more people pick up drone photography, we at NJspots have seen a lot of photographers taking illegal photos!

New Jersey Lighthouse Challenge: A New Perspective on the Jersey Shore

When fall comes, the tourism season in coastal New Jersey ends, but on one October weekend, hundreds of people flood shore towns from Sandy Hook to Long Beach Island to Cape May to make a unique pilgrimage — to their favorite New Jersey lighthouses. The Lighthouse Challenge of New Jersey is a two-day event celebrating […]

My First Visit to Duke Farms

It was a gorgeous, chilly Fall day after Thanksgiving, and I was in the mood for a spontaneous adventure somewhere. I was thinking of going to NYC or Philly but thought otherwise with the holiday rush. Then I remembered that Duke Farms was only about 20 minutes away, and judging by the dozens of excellent […]

8 Best Places in NJ For Pumpkin Picking This Fall

The best part about fall is all the activities that come with it — apple picking, hayrides, leaves changing, and everything pumpkin. Best Pumpkin Picking Farms in New Jersey New Jersey is full of local farms where you can enjoy a day out with friends and loved ones, but if you don’t know where to start […]

Best Photography Spots Around Philadelphia – Complete Guide

Ah, the city of Brotherly Love. While some snowballs thrown at Santa may have negatively stereotyped the city to some, I am here to tell you Philadelphia is an amazingly beautiful place! Philadelphia is one of the oldest cities in the country with centuries of history. Some even call her “Philadelphia First” because of how […]