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 Jersey 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 […]

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 created 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 […]

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!

Rutgers Gardens Instameet Wrap Up

The highlight of Rutgers Gardens is the Bamboo Forest (yes, they have a bamboo forest). We were immersed by giant sticks of bamboo coming from all directions. It’s pretty easy to get lost and forget that you’re in New Jersey and not the Himalayas.

Photo Guide: Astro Photography Part 2

A while back, we created a post describing where to get SWEET Milky Way shots in New Jersey. (Check it out here!) Part 2 of the guide will teach you exactly what settings and gear you may want to try when it comes to shooting The Galaxy. Let’s Recap: What you should be looking for before […]

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. That’s why it’s one of our top spots in New Jersey. So take this virtual guide with you as you explore (and believe us, there’s plenty to do!). Walking Through […]

9 Top Spots for Mountain Biking in New Jersey

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5 Best Waterfall Hikes in New Jersey – Discover Local Waterfalls

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!

Photo Guide: Street Photography

What Is Street Photography? There is no defining street photography, through the years it has changed drastically, but one constant is that it is candid. For the longest time street photography has been preferred to be done with a 35mm or a 50mm lens. Capturing the world around you, and the unique individuals who inhabit […]

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 […]

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 South Jersey Spots To Watch The Sunrise & Sunset

Purples and pinks streak across the backdrop of Philadelphia. Deep swirls of magenta and bright orange paint the atmosphere over the Sea Isle and Avalon bay. These beautiful moments are brought to you by none other than mother nature.  And New Jersey has some amazing areas where you can watch (and photograph) her show at […]

Top Swimming Holes & Spots To Cool Off in New Jersey

It’s almost sweet summertime, and you know what that means — 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, we’re […]

8 Best Places in NJ For Pumpkin Picking This Fall

The best part about fall is all the activities that come with it — apple picking, hayrides, leaves changing, and everything pumpkin. Best Pumpkin Picking Farms in New Jersey New Jersey is full of local farms where you can enjoy a day out with friends and loved ones, but if you don’t know where to start […]

6 State Parks Perfect To Visit for Hiking in New Jersey

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 […]

Photo Guide: How To Organize & Plan Your Photo Spots

Finding new photo spots for your next journey might be a hard time. I’m using Instagram, 500px, Flickr, and Google to get new ideas and inspirations. How I Organize My Photo-Spots… To organize my photo-spot database I use Google Maps (a Google account is necessary).

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 “down the shore” this summer! Down The […]

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.

4 Tips for Hiking Mt. Tammany in New Jersey

So you have seen the dozens of pictures on Instagram, drooling over the gorgeous panoramic views, and now it’s time for you to conquer hiking Mt. Tammany at the Delaware Water Gap in New Jersey. Mt. Tammany is a mountain in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area in New Jersey. It stands at 1,528 […]

Best Photography Spots Around Philadelphia – Complete Guide

Ah, the city of Brotherly Love. While some snowballs thrown at Santa may have negatively stereotyped the city to some, I am here to tell you Philadelphia is an amazingly beautiful place! Philadelphia is one of the oldest cities in the country with centuries of history. Some even call her “Philadelphia First” because of how […]

4 Apps for Predicting Sunsets & Sunrises

The days are getting longer, and the sun is showing off many colors streaming across the sky. When you see the clouds moving and the colors flashing across the sky, it’s a fantastic feeling to capture it on camera and share your view with the world. The hardest part is… How Do You Know When The […]

Best Places To Pick Apples in New Jersey

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, McIntosh, and […]