24 Abandoned Spots in New Jersey To Investigate

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New Jersey was one of the original colonies settled in America. Before that, Native Americans have called this land their home for thousands of years. So, it shouldn’t surprise anyone that New Jersey is home to some cool abandoned places. Here is a list of our favorite places to explore and connect with the past. […]

What To Do in Princeton in the Winter

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Princeton is famous for many reasons; there’s the world-renown University, the downtown full of unique shops and restaurants, and, of course, all that history. Princeton is a town that must be walked to be enjoyed. Just because the weather is colder doesn’t mean there isn’t much to explore in this unique Central Jersey town. Current […]

Hunterdon County

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Grab your camera and join us on this photographer’s scavenger hunt of Hunterdon County.

Money Island (Alloway Creek Wetland Restoration Site)

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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 […]

Discover Waterfalls at Apshawa Preserve

The word “apshawa” translates to, “upon the mountain.” This is a very fitting name for this preserve in West Milford; because there certainly is magic in the mountains here.

Roadside Photo Spots: North Jersey

New Jersey is a treasure chest filled with wonders – if only you have the spirit to look for them. Here’s a small sampling of amazing road-side attractions to photograph.

South Jersey’s Maurice River Bluffs Preserve

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If you’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 you’ll want on your list.

Afternoon Antiquing in Lafayette

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Sometimes stopping by a small town leads to an afternoon of North Jersey antiquing and chocolate, and that’s what I found when visiting Lafayette, New Jersey.

Somerset County

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Grab your camera and join us on this photographer’s scavenger hunt of Somerset County.

Hudson County

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Grab your camera and join us on this photographer’s scavenger hunt of Hudson County.

Sussex County

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Grab your camera and join us on this photographer’s scavenger hunt of Sussex County.

Monmouth County

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Grab your camera and join us on this photographer’s scavenger hunt of Monmouth County.

New Jersey Holiday Fairs, Markets & Festivals

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Get ready for a fantastic holiday season here in New Jersey! With this guide, you can see everything our state has to offer — from sipping hot apple cider at a holiday parade to hanging out at a craft fair at your favorite off-season beach. The NJspots team has put together some of the best […]

Roam through Red Bank

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Red Bank has the best of all worlds — a great, walkable downtown area, close proximity to water (both a river and the ocean) and is very close to many of New Jersey’s favorite hiking spots.

Visiting the Historic Rahway River Park in Cranford New Jersey

How big is Rahway River Park? Rahway River Park is a popular destination for outdoor recreation in New Jersey. The park stretches along the Rahway River, covering over 200 acres of land. It is an ideal spot for walking, jogging, fishing, boating, and bird watching. There are several well-maintained trails throughout the park as well […]