Hiking the History of Voorhees State Park
One of the most visionary components of the New Deal was the Civilian Conservation Corps.; one of the local beneficiaries of this program was Voorhees State Park. In the early 20th century Hill Acres Farm in rural Lebanon Twp. was home to chickens, orchards and fields of wheat, rye and hay.
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.
Explore These Haunted Spots this Halloween
These are some of our favorite haunted spots in New Jersey… or are they?
Hiking Hemlock Falls – Waterfall Hike in South Orange
Share It! Tweet It! LinkedIn Reddit Pin It! We get a lot of questions about this spot in South Mountain Reservation. And getting to this NJspots-follower favorite waterfall is easy! There are also a few things you can do here: Play with your dog in the shallow falls Explore the top of the falls Continue […]
Discover Waterfalls at Apshawa Preserve
The word â€œapshawaâ€ translates to, â€œupon the mountain.â€ This is a very fitting name for this preserve in West Milford; because there certainly is magic in the mountains here.
Exploring Palisades Interstate Park – Hiking with NYC Views
The Palisades Interstate Park is a must-visit destination for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. Located in North Jersey, the park stretches from Fort Lee to Alpine and offers a variety of activities for all seasons. If you’re looking to take in the breathtaking views of the surrounding area, there are several lookout points worth checking […]
My Decision To Go From Nikon to Sony
With expense price tags and new features to learn, it’s hard changing cameras. Here’s why I switched to a mirrorless camera.
Hiking Peanut Leap Cascade & Giant Stairs in Palisades Interstate Park
Hike two of the best spots in Palisades Park with this guide.
Money Island (Alloway Creek Wetland Restoration Site)
Follow Our Writer Previous Next Follow on AllTrails Hereâ€™s a place thatâ€™s remote in location and information â€“ this one is for the explorers out there!Â Money Island is one of the smallest and remote locations in rural Cumberland Co. This preserve sits on the area the Native Americans called â€œWootsessunging.â€ In 1664 the Governor […]
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!
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!
The Ultimate Guide to New Jersey National Wildlife Refuges
Get out into nature at these five spots from the very top to the very bottom of New Jersey.
Exploring the Lambertville Graffiti Train
Finding the train isnâ€™t hard. There are two approaches you can take. This one is a little longer.Â Parking in Lambertville is always a challenge, so park where you can, as near Lambertville Inn as possible.Â Walk-behind the restaurant through the parking lot.
Find a New Community (& Explore with Purpose) with Hike the World
If youâ€™ve ever wanted to join a hiking group in New Jersey but didnâ€™t know where to start, begin with Hike the World â€” youâ€™ll find an upbeat group of hikers shining a light on mental health awareness through hiking and getting outside.Â
Capturing the George Washington Bridge from Fort Lee Historic Park
Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on reddit Share on pinterest Home to the busiest bridge in America, Fort Lee, New Jersey is a great place for cityscape photographers and hikers alike. Palisades Park runs parallel to Manhattan in this area, while also offering great views of the New York City […]
Discover Miquin Woods in Hunterdon County
Hike and explore Miquin Woods Preserve, a little jewel in the Hunterdon County Park System.
Hit the Trail with NYNJTC’s Hike of the Week
New Jersey is filled with trails â€” both long and short! â€” to get you exploring from the mountains to the shore. Whether youâ€™re a fan of cliff side hikes that lead to waterfalls, or winding walks in the woods, New York-New Jersey Trail Conferenceâ€™s Hike of the Week will get you started on all […]
Hiking Historic Atlantic Highlands
Hike your way through this historic spot in Central Jersey, and see what you can find along the way!
South Jersey’s Maurice River Bluffs Preserve
If youâ€™re looking for a quiet escape in South Jersey and a chance to observe birds, climb on some concrete ruins, or a quiet walk along the river, this is definitely a place youâ€™ll want on your list.
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.
Visit the Largest of the Natural Lands’ Preserves, Home to Turkey Point Bridge
Explore this wild South Jersey gem for hiking, birding, or night photography.
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.
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 […]
Stroll the Haledon Reservoir Loop in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey
Looking to spend a relaxing afternoon in North Jersey in the outdoors? Walking the 1.5 mile loop around Haledon Reservoir in Franklin Lakes should do the trick.
Choosing The Best Camera For Hiking Adventures
What’s important when choosing the best camera for hiking? When choosing a camera for hiking photography, many options can be selected based on your wants and needs. Before we talk about the types of cameras for hiking, it’s essential to figure out what’s most important to you when taking photos on your hikes. Importance of […]
Get Outside and Avoid Crowds at These New Jersey Hiking Spots
If you’re trying to avoid crowds these days, here are some amazing spots all over New Jersey to get you out and about!
The Wildlife of Davidson’s Mill Pond Park
The real hidden gems in New Jersey are the hundreds of small county and township parks tucked into the neighborhoods all over our state.
Best Hikes in Wawayanda State Park – Including Stairway To Heaven
Welcome to Wawayanda State Park. It is ideal for the hiker, camper, swimmer, and boater, as its natural ambiance makes it the best place to spend your time doing your favorite activities. Wawayanda State Park is a natural park in New Jersey that spans 34,350 acres of land and water. It offers recreational activities like […]
Top 10 Things To Do in New Jersey for 4th of July Weekend
Looking for something to do during 4th of July? We have some of the Top 10 from NJspots for celebrating the Fourth in New Jersey.
23 New Places to Explore in New Jersey in 2023
Happy New Year! It’s time to explore some new places in 2023! Check out some new (and new-to-you!) places this year and let us know where you end up. Visit Princeton Battlefield State ParkThere is so much to see here â€” history, hiking and suspension bridges included! Check out our guide below. (Image by @limitlessfoto […]