2019 Summer Fairs and Festivals, NJspots Style

What's more a celebration of summer than a night out under the lights, sounds, and smells of a good old fashioned carnival, complete with popcorn, cotton candy, and rides that make you dizzy?

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The Most Photographed Lighthouses in New Jersey

There are eleven lighthouses scattered along the both shores of the Garden State — from Sandy Hook to the state’s southernmost tip in Cape May, to those located on the Delaware River running from Gloucester County to Cumberland County.

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Pick-Your-Own Strawberries: The Essential Guide to Spring’s First Fruit

Buying produce at a store is good, but picking your own sure is better! There’s nothing like connecting with the Earth by harvesting its fruits with your own hands. Kneeling down with a basket to eye up the ripest and juiciest of the bunch, getting dirty while the sun beats down on you, sneaking a couple tastes “just to make sure they’re good,” and ending the day with a sweet reward! Before you head out to the strawberry patch, check out our essential guide to picking your own strawberries.

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Spring into Action: 6 Tips for Tree Planting in the Garden State

Spring has sprung and so has tree planting season in The Garden State! Whether you’re planting in your own yard or beautifying a local park, follow these tips to ensure sapling success.

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What To Do in Cape May During the Winter
The Cape May sign set on the Washington Street Mall

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.  (more…)

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Giving Season: 3 Ways Mill Creek Urban Farm Is Doing Just That

Once the holiday season rolls around, the goodness in people really starts to shine. Organizations big and small start to collect toys, coats, mittens, and canned goods for those who are less fortunate. There are soup kitchens, warming centers, shelters, and food pantries to make sure no man, woman, or child goes cold or hungry.

Giving back to the community helps us all realize that the world is not such a bad place after all and reinforces our faith in humanity. The Mill Creek Urban Farm is one of those organizations that gives back year-round.

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Local Guide: The Pine Barrens – No Jersey Devil Required!

Interested in the Pine Barrens, but wary about the perils of isolated forests and spotty cell service? Luckily, there exist a few parks on the edges of that vast swath of trees that can serve as your gateway for many adventures to come!

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New Jersey Cranberries: A Tour of the Garden State Fruit

When someone mentions the Pine Barrens, a few things come to mind: The Jersey Devil, “Piney Power,” and a whole lot of trees — over a million acres of them to be exact. 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 cranberry crops.

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