We Picked 8 New Jersey Vineyards To Visit This Spring
Spring is finally here! If that isn’t Riesling enough to be cheerful, here is more to look forward to; warmer weather, open-toed sandals, and outdoor adventures. These outdoor adventures may include a glass of fruity sangria or a delicate rose if you are lucky. New Jersey is home to many wineries that offer an abundance […]
8 Tips from NASA To Photograph A Solar Eclipse
When taking photographs of a solar eclipse, it is important to prioritize safety by never looking directly at the sun without proper eye protection and using a tripod for stability. Experimentation is key, try different lens options and shoot in RAW format for post-processing flexibility. Plan your shots by familiarizing yourself with the path of […]
Photo Guide: Drone Photography & Flying Around New Jersey
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, you’d think I would run out of places to shoot. I have to be honest, I […]
NJspots Takeover: Willow Creek Winery â€” A Highlight of the Jersey Shore
We had a chance to head down to Cape May for a wine tasting at Willow Creek Winery, and it did not disappoint! If you’re looking for a fun afternoon at a South Jersey winery, open year-round, start with the tasting menu (our writer Nichole highly recommends the Wilde Cock Apple Wine!).
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!
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.
Brooksbrae – Graffiti Covered Brick Factory
Nestled deep in the Pine Barrens, lay the small town of Pasadena, New Jersey. To the naked eye of a weary traveler, the town seems almost vacant, but surprisingly, there is history all around you.
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 […]
New Jersey Peaches – Right In Our Backyard!
As mid-summer blazes on, slightly fuzzy, speckle-skinned, super juicy, and undeniably sweet peaches are exploding at farm markets throughout the Garden State. There’s nothing like biting into a Jersey peach, from that first break through the skin to the stream of juice that runs down your chin with each bite.
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 […]
9 Best Photos of Lighthouses in New Jersey
One thing that the Garden State is popular for is the coastline and the beaches that gather hundreds of thousands of beach-goers every summer. But while some may be trying to win prizes at the boardwalk or jump on an exciting ride, there are others that continue to explore New Jersey shore and the lighthouses that are streamed along the coast.
Black River Rock Ruins & Waterfall – Abandoned Cottage
One of the favorite spots of our founder, Virginia (@buewho), this trail loop and unique place is a cool one to check out. Nestled in the back of the woods along a peaceful river you will come across a unique spot of what was once a mill along the Black River in Chester, New Jersey. […]
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 […]
Hiking the Pochuck Boardwalk on the Appalachian Trail
Part of the Appalachian Trail, the Pochuck Boardwalk famous section of the boardwalk hiking trail through the marshy lands of North New Jersey. The trail is located in Glenwood, NJ, butted next to the Wawayanda State ParkÂ and starts off County Road 517. This serene and adventurous 1.5-mile section along the Appalachian Trail is a favorite […]
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.
2 Favorite Spots For A New Jersey Photographer
Recently we connected with Melchi Dompreh (@melchisan), a freelance photographer from Edison. He wanted to share some of his favorite places in New Jersey to visit around the state and capture some photos. Above are some of his favorite photos from his 2 favorite #NJspots.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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?
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.
Day Adventures Around Cape May & Exit Zero
As soon as September rolls in and school start again, the crowds vacate the Southern New Jersey shore points, but don’t let the masses fool you! During what the locals call the “off-season” or local summer – from Sept. through April – there are many fun activities to enjoy at the Jersey Shore for everyone. […]
Exploring The John Abbott II House
Venturing east out of New Jersey’s capital city of Trenton, you will enter the Township of Hamilton. This 40-square-mile township is the state’s 9th-largest municipality, and within it, you’ll experience plenty of fascinating New Jersey history. One of the most prominent pieces in Hamilton’s historical collection is theÂ John Abbott II HouseÂ (circa 1730),Â located on Kuser Road […]
Jersey Fresh: The Iconic Jersey Tomato
When people start talking about the summer season, it’s inevitable that the iconic Jersey Tomato will come up in the conversation. What makes the JerseyÂ tomato special? Why is it different or better than any other tomato? That question is what sparked my latest produce adventure: find a farmer and reveal exactly what makes it the […]
Top 10 Places & Things To Do Memorial Day Weekend In New Jersey
Explore New Jersey this Memorial Day Weekend with some of the top spots to hike in the Garden State. Make sure to be responsible with your social distancing.
The Best Places For Sunrise & Sunset Photos in New Jersey
When you are a photographer in New Jersey, there is an abundance of places you can travel to set up your camera for incredible sunrise and sunset shots. Over the years, we have continued collecting unique New Jersey places to capture a sunrise or sunset. We have even createdÂ a map for all of them that […]
Photo Guide: iPhone Editing Apps I’ve Used
Instagram. The place where people share their visual life and inspire. This app has started a revolution of content creation and consumption all on a screen only a few inches big. With the rebirth of photography and sharing your scenes, I have become more mobile with both my photography and editing of photos.
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 […]
7 of the Best Gardens & Arboretums in the Garden State
Take a tour of New Jersey by visiting these arboretums and gardens all around the Garden State â€” youâ€™ll find some amazing flowers, sculptures, trees, and maybe some critters!
The Ultimate Photography Gear Guide
Interested in buying new photo gear and don’t know where to start? We have collected some of the essentials you will need to get started!