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 […]
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!
Hiking Historic Atlantic Highlands
Hike your way through this historic spot in Central Jersey, and see what you can find along the way!
Visiting Ocean County’s Wells Mills County Park
Wells Mills Park really is a feast for the senses and a Jersey Shore gem.
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
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.
Among the Pines: Poplar Road Wildlife Sanctuary
Explore this hidden forest in Bergen County â€” and make sure to take your hiking boots AND your camera!
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.
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 […]
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!
Through the Bogs of Burlington County: Black Run Preserve
Get out your hiking shoes (no really â€” your feet might get wet) and explore the bogs of South Jersey in this nature preserve.
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 […]
Exploring Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
This spot is the perfect place to go when you need to get out and be one with nature while taking photos of some of the most amazing birds in the Garden State.
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 […]
Best State Park Hikes in South Jersey
Check out these hikes in South Jersey to get you outside this summer!
Exploring Laurie Chauncey Nature Trail Near Princeton
What most people arenâ€™t aware of are the beautiful grounds surrounding the campus of this institution located just outside Princeton, in Lawrenceville, and the over 2 miles of trails that run alongside Stony Brook.
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 itâ€™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 […]
Meetup Wrapup: Sunrise Hike at Mount Minsi
The Delaware Water Gap is one of the most well-known hiking spots in New Jersey â€” and we were lucky enough to catch sunrise from the Pennsylvania side on Mount Minsi! We wrapped up our 2-Part Hiking Meet with our friends at the Pennsylvania CollectiveÂ by starting a 4am hike on the PA side of […]
The Best Hikes for You and Your Dog in New Jersey
If taking your pups out for a hike is one of the best parts of your day, check out this guide for some of the best places to walk your furry friends in New Jersey! And check out our map for dog-friendly swimming spots, too. North Jersey Jenny Jump State Forest (Hope). This is one […]
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.
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.
Hiking Sourland Mountain Preserve
Do you have a list of your favorite hiking trails in New Jersey? If so, then add this to the list!
“Rail Trails” to Explore in New Jersey
Explore these railroad tracks-turned-hiking-and-biking-spots across New Jersey.
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.
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. […]
Visit the Northernmost National Wildlife Refuge in New Jersey
If you are a birder or weekend warrior, chances are youâ€™ve spent a lot of time in the wildlife refuges most familiar in the Garden State.
Grab your camera and join us on this photographer’s scavenger hunt of Sussex County.
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 […]
Guide on Choosing the Best Camera Lens for Hiking
Ready to level up your hiking photography? Maybe you read out guide for the best camera for hiking and are ready to find the best lens for an interchangeable camera. You can choose the right focal length and photography style on your hikes when you have various lens options. We will choose our lens similar […]
Hiking Through the Unexpected Wildlife Refuge in New Jersey
Follow Our Writer Previous Next Follow on AllTrails In 1961 ecology was not a â€œthingâ€; people weren’t talking about conservation and natural habitats for wildlife in the general population.Â Most people were all about consumerism and modernization.Â Cavit and Hope Sawyer Buyukmichi weren’t like most people.Â In 1961 they purchased land in rural Buena Vista […]