9 Top Spots for Mountain Biking in New Jersey

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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 […]

The Best Places For Sunrise & Sunset Photos in New Jersey

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Chasing the golden hour in New Jersey? Prepare to be captivated by the state’s breathtaking sunrises and sunsets!  There’s an abundance of places in New Jersey that you can go to and set up your camera for incredible sunrise and sunset shots. We highlight them all in this guide, so stick around.  Quick Note: Over […]

4 Apps for Predicting Sunsets & Sunrises

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There’s an enigmatic feeling that comes with watching a sunset or a sunrise. Maybe it’s how breathtaking the colors that paint the sky are or perhaps how still the world becomes for a moment – either way, it’s a sentiment you’d want to capture through your lens. In this post, we’re going to share 4 […]

What To Do In Asbury Park: The Beach, its Boardwalk, and Beyond

Looking for things to do in Asbury Park, NJ? We have you covered for activities and places to see in Asbury Park, one of the most unique beach towns in New Jersey. There are a lot of activities for kids and adults all year round. We have collected some of our favorites. The Silverball Museum […]

Ten New Jersey Winter Festivals to Spring You into 2024

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January 2024 is almost over, and we have already had two actual snow storms this year. Depending on where you live in the state, you may have seen anywhere from 2 to 6 inches of snow. To some, this is a call to huddle up and hunker down – but to others, this is all […]

Photo Guide: Ideas For Shooting Photos In The Snow

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With snow being a frequent visitor in New Jersey, we figured it would be fun to put together some tips on how to shoot in the snow safely. We also have some creative ideas for shooting photos in the snow. So kick off that blanket, jump off your couch, layer up, and head into the […]

Hiking Allamuchy State Park with an Amazing Overlook of Waterloo Village

Welcome to the lush landscapes of Allamuchy State Park, where the Scenic Loop beckons adventurers and nature lovers alike. Spanning over 5 miles, this circuit offers an enriching blend of tranquil scenery, moderate challenges, and the undeniable allure of the great outdoors. This guide will be your companion as you traverse this picturesque trail system […]

8 Best Places in New Jersey For Pumpkin Picking This Fall

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The best part about fall is all the activities that come with it — apple picking, hayrides, leaves changing, and everything “pumpkin flavored.” Did you know pumpkins are rich in vitamins and have been a fall staple in American culture for centuries? Best Farms to Pick Pumpkins in New Jersey New Jersey is full of […]

Best Places To Pick Apples in New Jersey

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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 […]

New Jersey Cranberries: A Tour of the Garden State Fruit

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When someone mentions the Pine Barrens, a few things come to mind: The Jersey Devil, “Piney Power,” and over a million acres of trees! 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 […]

Visiting Sandy Hook Beach in New Jersey

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Sandy Hook Beach is a stunning stretch of golden coastline within the Gateway National Recreation Area in New Jersey Monmouth County. It’s one of our favorite beaches, so if you’re planning a visit, you’re in for a treat! With its soft sand, crystal clear waters, and breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean and NYC, Sandy […]

Adventure at Round Valley Reservoir – Discovering The Bermuda Triangle of NJ

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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 deepest lakes in NJ, that being said there have been several people that have gone missing in this body of water. These individuals are still missing to date…hence the creepy “Bermuda Triangle” […]

5 Best Waterfall Hikes in New Jersey – Discover Local Waterfalls

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The weather is getting warmer, the sun is staying out longer, and the days are getting more adventurous for those looking to explore New Jersey in the spring and summer. We are always looking for new places to adventure in the Garden State, so we have put together a guide for the best waterfall hikes in New Jersey. Get your car gassed up and get ready to explore!

6 Perfect State Parks for Hiking in New Jersey: A Nature Lover’s Guide

Looking to escape the concrete jungle of the urban areas in New Jersey or even New York City? We have some of our favorite State Parks to visit in the State of New Jersey that is perfect for hiking. We have included some of the recent photos that our community has shared with us at […]

Get Lost At Grounds For Sculpture with Over 250 Sculptures

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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 […]

A Guide to Hiking the Pochuck Boardwalk on the Appalachian Trail in New Jersey

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Part of the Appalachian Trail, the Pochuck Boardwalk is a 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 Park and starts off County Road 517. This serene and adventurous 1.5-mile section along the Appalachian Trail is […]

The Ultimate Guide To New Jersey Farmers’ Markets

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New Jersey is known as the Garden State for a reason. Home to over 9,000 farms, NJ is a prime location for producing bell peppers, peaches, tomatoes, and corn, to name a few. Visiting weekly farmer’s markets is a fantastic way to celebrate and support local farms, artisans, and many other unique vendors, businesses, eateries, and […]

We Picked 8 New Jersey Vineyards To Visit This Spring

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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 […]

Skip These Popular New Jersey Spots & Go Here Instead…

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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. There are always some gems that […]

6 Best Spots For Rainy Days in New Jersey

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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 […]

NJspots Takeover: Willow Creek Winery A Highlight of the Jersey Shore

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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!). Willow Creek Winery […]

Peaceful Hiking in Central Jersey at Plainsboro Preserve

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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 […]

New Jersey Peaches – Right In Our Backyard!

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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. Jersey peaches are infamous, ranking […]