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.
3 Must-See Spots in Central Jersey
Central Jersey is the hotly-debated region of our great state. And I’m here to tell you that yes, it exists, and yes, it’s amazing to explore. The most popular spots to visit in New Jersey are the Delaware Water Gap, or far south in the Pine Barrens. However, Central Jersey is home to some beautiful […]
Tour Clinton, New Jersey: a Town of History & Charm
Clinton is a small town that is located within the charming rural countryside of Hunterdon County, New Jersey â€” you may know it from its landmark, the Red Mill. Explore the history of this this quaint town with us.
Step Back in Time for Canal Days at Waterloo Village
During the 19th century, Waterloo Village was a thriving point on the Morris Canal. This part of New Jersey history, which contains a 400-year-old Lenape Indian Village in addition to the once-thriving port’s colonial town, is plucked down along the beautiful Musconetcong River.
3 Ways to Discover the Wetlands in the Meadowlands
The Meadowlands may be known for the racetrack or the sports complex, but nestled next to the Turnpike and the Hackensack River is Richard W. DeKorte Park and the Meadowlands Environment Center. Walk with the wildlife along the boardwalk and see the New York City skyline from this waterfront park in Lyndhurst, New Jersey.
The Ultimate Guide To New Jersey Farmers Markets
Jump to your favorite Farmers Market in New Jersey with this ultimate guide from NJspots. There are some great markets to head to for local produce.
Photo Guide: The Best Spots At The Delaware Water Gap
For those of you who call New Jersey home, this guide to the Delaware Water Gap will give you the tools necessary to practice your craft and get great portfolio-level shots in the Delaware Water Gap and surrounding areas.Â Photography in the Delaware Water Gap differs from photographing the huge touristy spots out West like […]
Have a Rocky Hiking Adventure in Schooley’s Mountain Park
Explore this Long Valley hike for a variety of outdoor elements â€” starting the hiking season off strong! What Youâ€™ll Find at Schooleyâ€™s Mountain Park Lake George Waterfalls Rocky places to adventure Forest trails Overlook views Picnic area Warmer weather means more Garden State hiking adventures! And the NYNJTC has you covered with this hike […]
6 Best Spots For Rainy Days in New Jersey
Rainy day got you down? Not to worry! NJspots has you covered with some of the best places that are worth visiting around New Jersey during those rainy or overcast days. Whether it’s spring showers, summer thunderstorms, or storm season, we have some spots you’ll still want to visit. Before you start exploring during the […]
4 Best North Jersey Spots to Watch Sunrise & Sunset
New Jersey has some top places to watch the sunrise and sunset. So sit back, relax, and watch the show at these amazing spots in North Jersey. Some of these places are easily accessible, and other’s are not. Please note any posted signs and guides we have linked below. 4 Apps for Predicting the Sun […]
Skip These Popular New Jersey Spots & Go Here Instead…
NJspots was started by the founder with the purpose of showing more people what New Jersey is all about and bashing stereotypes that the Garden State has. As the years have gone on, the NJspots community has continued to share amazing places around the state that are worth visiting.
Meetup Wrapup: Earth Day Cleanup
This past weekend, NJspots hosted an Earth Day-themed meetup to cleanup a local park on Saturday, April 20.
Get Lost At Grounds For Sculpture
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 […]
Peaceful Hiking in Central Jersey at Plainsboro Preserve
Just 30 minutes outside Princeton, NJ lies 1,000 acres of dense forests, wide fields, and lakeside views â€” the Plainsboro Preserve. The Plainsboro Preserve is owned and operated by NJ Audubon and is free and open to public from dawn to dusk.
In Review: 2019 Top NJspots & Numbers
After a great year here at NJspots, we are excited to share some of our best numbers and awesome spots from around New Jersey with you!
Photo Guide: Knowing The Drone Photography Laws
Drone Maps Drone Flying Map Brought To You By: Tips on Finding Places to Fly in NJ (& Any Other Place You Travel To) Living in NJ for a majority of my life and growing up doing photography here, youâ€™d think I would run out of places to shoot. I have to be honest, I […]
‘Tis the Season to Give Back â€” 5 New Jersey Charities to Support
I remember the feeling of awe as I held our “Cardiac Chargers” Heart Walk poster standing next in a crowd of over 2,000 people at 8am on a Saturday morning in early November. The morning air was particularly frigid, a cold front blew in unexpectedly the night before and many of us forgot to wear […]
Top Gear for Hiking with Your Dog
If you’re ready to hit the trails with your best furry friend, you will need to ensure you have the right gear for them.
Visiting The Bermuda Triangle of NJ
Don’t let that name intimidate you, its true name is Round Valley Reservoir, located in Lebanon, NJ. It’s one of the largest and most deep lakes in NJ, with that being said there have been quite a few people that have gone missing in this body of water, still have yet to be found to […]
What is ISO & How Does It Work?
Whether photography is a passionate hobby or a professional job, when we all start out with our first cameras we are all a bit clueless. Generally, we start in “auto” mode and just start snapping. Eventually, with time and experimentation, we graduate to using manual modes to help capture the scenes as we see them […]
Hiking At Milford Bluffs Preserve
One of the best views of the Delaware River is waiting at the Thomas F. Breden Preserve in Milford, New Jersey. Tucked away in between Holland and Milford is an enjoyable mix of forest hiking and open field wandering that leads to breathtaking views of the Delaware River reaching out into the distance. You will […]
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. […]
Exploring the History & Outdoors of Princeton
Princeton, New Jersey is home to Princeton University, filled with awesome buildings and amazing architecture, next to a town packed with good eats and shopping. Thatâ€™s why itâ€™s one of our top spots in New Jersey. So take this virtual guide with you as you explore (and believe us, thereâ€™s plenty to do!). Walking Through […]
Here’s How to Recover Details In Your Landscape Photos
There are a lot of factors to consider when taking landscape photos. Sometimes if it’s not the right time of day, then your photos could end up blown out â€” or maybe you didn’t focus on the right part of the photo to give you the most details. These are two of my favorite techniques […]
Photo Guide: How To Take Photos of Waterfalls
Since the release of the NJspots Maps, the Waterfalls and Lookout Spots map has been one of the more popular maps, and rightfully so. In travel and social media, it seems like all the trendy influencers are taking photos in front of massive waterfalls. But here in New Jersey, we like to think you are […]
Photography Tips for Shooting with Your iPhone
There are many ways to switch up and enhance your iPhone photography skillsâ€” but first you have to know the basics! Take your iPhone photos to the next level with these tips.
Top Swimming Holes & Spots To Cool Off in New Jersey
Itâ€™s almost sweet summertime, and you know what that means â€” swimming! Here are some places you can go swimming this summer in the Garden State. Get out your sunscreen and get outside! View this post on Instagram A post shared by NJspots | Exploring New Jersey (@njspots) The Beach (and Beachfront Lakes) No, weâ€™re […]
Branding Workshop Wrap-Up!
Video & Editing by Erick Roman It was a bitterly cold week in New Jersey leading up to the first-ever NJspots workshop, but that didn’t stop the hot topics and ideas from flowing at the Work Home space in Millburn, NJ on Saturday, February 2nd.
5 Fun Things to Do at the Jersey Shore This Summer
There is so much more to do at the shore than fun in the sun; There are fantastic restaurants, vineyards, and weekly fireworks! In addition to playing on the beach or the bay for the day, these are a few places and ideas that are worth checking out â€œdown the shoreâ€ this summer! Down The […]
3 Tips For Branding As A Photographer
After our successful workshop about branding and online presence with some of our passionate community members, we took some important things out of it that we wanted to share. Fellow creators and photographers around New Jersey could benefit for a few tips they should all be doing to help build their brand.