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.

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 […]

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 […]

Winners for the #NJspotsYou Portrait Challenge

We were excited to have our community join in on this new challenge this month to show off some of the portrait skills around New Jersey. By tagging #NJspotsYou, we were able to follow along some great ideas and creative ideas. Out of hundreds of entries for the challenge we are happy to announce our winner and runner-ups.

Photo Guide: Astro Photography Part 2

What’s up guys! A while back, we created a post describing where to get SWEET Milky Way shots in New Jersey. (Check it out here!) This 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 […]

300,000

I can’t believe I’m typing this. I can’t believe this number. I don’t even know if I can count that high!

Exclusive Patron Meetup: Stumpy’s Hatchet House

Thursday, April 25th, the NJspots Team was excited to host our Exclusive Inner-Circle Meetup for our Patrons. Visiting our friends at Stumpy’s Hatchet House in Eatontown, we were joined by Patrons Bob, Jimmy, and team member Sean for a night of axe-throwing.

#NJspotsUrban Photo Challenge

We want to see the urban places and photos around the state. With two of the major cities on the opposite ends of our states, there are several urban locations to get creative with. All photos must be entered on Instagram and tagged with #NJspotsUrban.

GNARBOX: The Photographer’s Best Storage Accessory

Corrupt memory card during a photo shoot? Running out of space on your memory card? Lugging around your laptop, charger, and hard drives in order to edit and backup your content? If you’re a professional photographer or videographer, chances are you’ve encountered some of these sticky situations.

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.

Weehawken Meetup Wrap Up

On Saturday, January 20th around 6am around 30 passionate and determined photographers huddle together on a sidewalk overlooking the New York City skyline from the heights of Weehawken, New Jersey. With the sun about to come up in an hour, the tripods lined the fences and cameras were getting set for the BIG event. The […]

NJspots Guide: 14 Spots We Love in New Jersey

These places are some of our favorites that we love in New Jersey. These must-visit spots in New Jersey can be found all over the state and have something to offer for everyone. Bring your kids, friends, dogs, and certainly your camera to capture these amazing places to visit throughout New Jersey. These places we love […]

The Best Places For Sunrise & Sunset Photos in New Jersey

When you are a photographer in New Jersey there are an abundance of places you can travel to to set up your camera for great sunrise and sunset shots. Recently the #NJspots Community was asked some of their favorite and best places to take sunrise and sunset photos in New Jersey. Here is what they had to say.

Photo Guide: Ideas For Shooting Photos In The Snow

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 […]

Instameet New Jersey – June 3, 2017

Looking to escape the concrete jungle of New Jersey and enter a forest of bamboo or pine trees in your back yard? Join the #NJspots Team on June 3rd for our Instameet at Rutgers Garden in New Brunswick. See details below and RSVP on Facebook.

#NJspotsEarthDay Challenge

Looking to explore and share the gorgeous views of New Jersey with the warmer weather? Join the #NJspotsEarthDay challenge on Instagram. When: April 20-22 What: Tag your BLUE & GREEN Photos How: Get Featured with Tag #NJspotsEarthDay From April 20-22 we will be sharing photos that show off the blues and greens around New Jersey […]

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.

NJspots Maps Are Here!

Explore NJspots Maps The NJspots Team has created some custom maps to help you start to explore the state of New Jersey. With several dozens of places to visit, take a family trip to, shoot photographs, hike, enjoy a picnic, and much much more, you will find many NJspots to love.

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.

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 […]

Money Island (Alloway Creek Wetland Restoration Site)

Follow Our Writer Previous Next Follow on AllTrails Here’s a place that’s remote in location and information – this one is for the explorers out there!  Money Island is one of the smallest and remote locations in rural Cumberland Co. This preserve sits on the area the Native Americans called “Wootsessunging.” In 1664 the Governor […]

Black River Rock Ruins & Waterfall

One of the favorite spots of our founder, Virginia (@buewho), this trail loop and special 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. […]

Instameet at Duke Farms – July 15th

“It’s about time!” – NJspots (and what everyone else is thinking!) We have been a bit MIA the last few months working on some other projects and when we checked the calendar we noticed it was over 5 months since our last meetup! We decided to put a stop to this craziness and partnered with […]