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 […]
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!
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 […]
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 […]
5 Must-See Places To Visit In New Jersey
Looking for multiple places to explore in New Jersey? We have some you can check out.Â These locations are great for day trips and exploring all the different areas and landscapes that New Jersey has to offer. Mt. Tammany – Delaware Water Gap One of the more popular hikes in New Jersey, Mt. Tammany is located […]
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.
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.
Top 11 Hikes in New Jersey This Labor Day
Whether you are looking to discover a new hiking spot or bring friends to one of your favorite hikes, we have the top hikes in New Jersey this Labor Day Weekend.
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. […]
2022 East Coast Fall Colors & Where To Go
Ready to find Fall? NJspots has your full guide and map to discover the Fall Colors on the East Coast this season! Start your adventure!
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 […]
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!
Exploring Fort Lee Historic Park Views & Hiking Options
With New Jersey right across from one of the most notable skylines in the country, there are so many ways to photograph the skyline and enjoy the view. Fort Lee Historic Park is part of the Palisades Interstate Park â€” it gives visitors a breathtaking view of the George Washington Bridge from any vantage point, […]
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.
Hiking South Mountain Reservation
Nestled a few miles east of I-78 and the Parkway is an outdoor gem â€” South Mountain Reservation in Millburn/West Orange, New Jersey. This 2,000+ acre park in Essex County is not only home to several miles of nature trails, but also a zoo (and yes, there are giraffes). Hereâ€™s what you need to explore […]
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.
Visiting The Bermuda Triangle of NJ
Don’t let that name intimidate you, its true name is Round Valley Reservoir, located in Lebanon, NJ. It’s one of the largest and most deep lakes in NJ, with that being said there have been quite a few people that have gone missing in this body of water, still have yet to be found to […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
3 Must-See Spots in Central Jersey
Central Jersey is the hotly-debated region of our great state. And I’m here to tell you that yes, it exists, and yes, it’s amazing to explore. The most popular spots to visit in New Jersey are the Delaware Water Gap, or far south in the Pine Barrens. However, Central Jersey is home to some beautiful […]
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.
Hiking the Pochuck Boardwalk on the Appalachian Trail
Part of the Appalachian Trail, the Pochuck Boardwalk famous section of the boardwalk hiking trail through the marshy lands of North New Jersey. The trail is located in Glenwood, NJ, butted next to the Wawayanda State ParkÂ and starts off County Road 517. This serene and adventurous 1.5-mile section along the Appalachian Trail is a favorite […]
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 […]
Photo Guide: The Best Spots At The Delaware Water Gap
For those of you who call New Jersey home, this guide to the Delaware Water Gap will give you the tools necessary to practice your craft and get great portfolio-level shots in the Delaware Water Gap and surrounding areas.Â Photography in the Delaware Water Gap differs from photographing the huge touristy spots out West like […]
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.
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.
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!
The 14 Best Places to Capture the Leaves Changing in New Jersey
With the fall crisp air creeping in, the anticipation of fall colors is at an all-time high for a select few weeks in New Jersey.