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Photography Scavenger Hunt:
Monmouth County

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Get Your Camera Ready for Our New Jersey Scavenger Hunt!

Want a little adventure? We’ve created a scavenger hunt for every county in New Jersey. You can see them all here.

So grab your camera, download the map below, and head our to get some new photos and explore some new places!

We realize that your favorite photo spot might not be on the list, and that’s ok! These maps and lists are designed to get you to some new spots you might not have explored in the Garden State. 

Once you’ve checked them off, let us know and we’ll send you a sticker!

Keansburg Fishing Pier

There’s nothing like a long exposure shot of a New Jersey fishing pier. Dust off your filters and get shooting!

Sunset at Popamora Point

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Image by Anna Pittas

Since this spot is facing Sandy Hook Bay to the west, you’re uniquely positioned for sunset. 

You’re also at the beginning of Henry Hudson Trail, so take a stroll there to see what you can see, as a bonus spot!

Want more sunset spots? Check out our sunset & sunrise spots map.

Mt. Mitchell Scenic Overlook

This spot sits on the highest natural elevation on the Atlantic Seaboard. From here, you can see Sandy Hook, Sandy Hook Bay, Raritan Bay and the New York skyline. 

Take your biggest lens and see what you might be able to shoot!

For more viewpoints and overlooks, check out our map.

Atlantic Highlands Marina Sailboats

Try your hand at sailboats if you haven’t already! Make your way to Atlantic Highlands and check out the marina to get a cool shot of the boats there. What is the coolest name you can find?

Twin Lights Lighthouse

Maybe you’ve shot this for the lighthouse challenge or for the drone challenge! But check out this lighthouse from another perspective for the scavenger hunt. You never know what you might find along the way.

Want to hang out while you’re there? Hike Atlantic Highlands with this guide.

Sandy Hook “Voodoo” Bunker

Monmouth County: New Jersey Photographer Scavenger Hunt, Monmouth County
Photo by Anna Pittas.

Chances are as a photographer you’ve been to Sandy Hook. And if you haven’t — what are you waiting for!

And if you haven’t, make your way to Sandy Hook’s Voodoo Bunker, located on the West side of the peninsula. Enter if you dare!

Full guide coming soon!

Manasquan Reservoir

A photographer favorite, we couldn’t leave this off the list! Check out our guide for the best photo and hiking spots to get the best day out of the visit to this spots.

Assunpink Wildlife Management Area

Birders unite! Check out this spot if you want to get pictures of wide open spaces, lakes, and many, many species of birds.

Want more birds? Our Birdy Jerz guide is for you.

Circus Liquors Clown

Do a complete 180 and photograph a local legend, colloquially known as “The Evil Clown of Middletown.” Get creative with lighting here and see what you can come up with!

Row boats near Navesink River

Boats, water, and the sunset can make for some amazing scenes. And if you’re near Red Bank, check out what the town has to offer — socially distant, of course.

This is from a series “Photography Scavenger Hunt.” Contact editor Abbey Dufoe if you have suggestions for spots to add!

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