9 Top Spots for Mountain Biking in New Jersey

Bike handlebars looking into forest

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 […]

Best Places To Pick Apples in New Jersey

Left hand holding apple with leaf

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 […]

Get Lost At Grounds For Sculpture with Over 250 Sculptures

Sculpture of Women and children playing through for Cynthia bush

Among New Jersey’s many gems is Grounds For Sculpture, a botanical garden and art exhibit in one. Located on the former NJ State Fairgrounds, it features larger-than-life pieces of art that will make you feel tiny in comparison. With 42 landscaped acres and over 270 sculptures to explore, it’s easy to get lost, but that’s […]

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

Cherry blossoms

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. 1: Find Your Zone It is important to know the Hardiness Zone you are planting in to find what kinds of trees thrive […]

Manasquan Reservoir: A Natural Gem in Monmouth County, NJ

manasquan reservoir

Manasquan Reservoir is a freshwater reservoir in Monmouth County, NJ, popular for activities like walking, biking, fishing, and birdwatching. It’s also a vital source of drinking water for local communities and has a visitor center with educational programs.

The Best Spots for Frozen Photos in New Jersey

Sometimes, the coldest days in New Jersey are the best days to take photos! So grab your camera and head out to these frozen places (and set up these frozen scenes!) to get the best reflections, snowy scenes, and more across the Garden State. Before you go out, learn to prevent cold weather damage with […]

Best Photo Spots for Wildlife in New Jersey

Stag running though amber grass

New Jersey is home to a wide variety of “critters”, some are cute & cuddly while others are quite dangerous. If you walk along any trail or sit in a park you will certainly find squirrels and chipmunks running around as if they are late for their train. If you are quiet and look hard […]

Middlesex County

Tall grass and creek in forest

Grab your camera and join us on this photographer’s scavenger hunt of Middlesex County.

Hunterdon County

Aerial view of red mill

Grab your camera and join us on this photographer’s scavenger hunt of Hunterdon County.

Exploring the Lambertville Graffiti Train

Graffitied inside of train car

Finding the train isn’t hard. There are two approaches you can take. This one is a little longer.  Parking in Lambertville is always a challenge, so park where you can, as near Lambertville Inn as possible.  Walk-behind the restaurant through the parking lot.

Peaceful Hiking in Central Jersey at Plainsboro Preserve

Overcast sky overlooking lake through trees

Just 30 minutes outside Princeton, NJ lies 1,000 acres of dense forests, wide fields, and lakeside views the Plainsboro Preserve. The Plainsboro Preserve is owned and operated by NJ Audubon and is free and open to public from dawn to dusk. The Preserve boasts 5 miles of trails including a geocache route, a nature discovery […]

Roam through Red Bank

Arial view of boats with lights from businesses on boarder, sunset

Red Bank has the best of all worlds — a great, walkable downtown area, close proximity to water (both a river and the ocean) and is very close to many of New Jersey’s favorite hiking spots.

Union County

Grab your camera and join us on this photographer’s scavenger hunt of Union County.

Take An Autumn Stroll Through Chester, NJ

Pumpinks in gazebo

Looking to celebrate all of the wonderful feelings that come with enjoying fall in New Jersey? Look no further than historic Chester! Teeming with charm and style, Chester’s main thoroughfare offers an abundance of specialty shops and unique dining experiences. Wander off Main Street/Rte 24 to find historical homes and stunning views of the changing […]

Mercer County

Large white brick historical building with clockface

Grab your camera and join us on this photographer’s scavenger hunt of Mercer County.

Ocean County

Grab your camera and join us on this photographer’s scavenger hunt of Ocean County.

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

Buying produce at a store is good, but picking your own is better! There’s nothing like connecting with the Earth by harvesting its fruits with your own hands. Kneeling 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 of […]

2019 Summer Fairs and Festivals, NJspots Style

View of rides at fair

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?

The Most Photographed Lighthouses in New Jersey

Red and white lighthouse with pine in shot

Eleven lighthouses are scattered along both the Garden State shores from Sandy Hook to the state’s southernmost tip in Cape May, to those on the Delaware River running from Gloucester County to Cumberland County. Whether you’d like to opt for the white sand beaches of the Atlantic or go off the beaten path to the […]