7 Best North Jersey Spots to Watch Sunrise & Sunset

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If you’re looking to bask in the glory of breathtaking sunrises and sunsets, North Jersey boasts some stellar spots to hang out and take in nature’s daily light display.  From towering peaks with sweeping vistas to serene lakeside retreats, get ready to discover some of the best North Jersey spots to watch sunrise and sunset.  […]

Adventure at Round Valley Reservoir – Discovering The Bermuda Triangle of NJ

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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 deepest lakes in NJ, that being said there have been several people that have gone missing in this body of water. These individuals are still missing to date…hence the creepy “Bermuda Triangle” […]

5 Best Waterfall Hikes in New Jersey – Discover Local Waterfalls

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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!

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. Photography in the Delaware Water Gap differs from photographing the huge touristy spots out West like […]

6 Perfect State Parks for Hiking in New Jersey: A Nature Lover’s Guide

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 […]

Exploring the Natural Beauty of South Mountain Reservation in New Jersey

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Nestled a few miles east of I-78, and the Parkway is an outdoor gem in South Mountain Reservation in Millburn/West Orange, New Jersey. This 2,000+ acre park in Essex County is home to several miles of nature trails and a zoo (and yes, there are giraffes). Here is what you need to explore this hidden […]

A Guide to Hiking the Pochuck Boardwalk on the Appalachian Trail in New Jersey

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Part of the Appalachian Trail, the Pochuck Boardwalk is a 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 Park and starts off County Road 517. This serene and adventurous 1.5-mile section along the Appalachian Trail is […]

Black River Rock Trail & Waterfall with Kay’s Cottage Ruins

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One of the favorite spots of our founder Virginia (@buewho), is this unique trial loop which is definitely 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. This […]

My First Visit to Duke Farms

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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 […]

Exploring Fort Lee Historic Park Views & Hiking Options

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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 it gives visitors a breathtaking view of the George Washington Bridge from any vantage point, and […]

Hiking the History of Voorhees State Park

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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.

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.

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 […]

Hiking At Milford Bluffs Preserve

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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

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Finding the train isn’t hard. There are two approaches you can take. This one is a little longer.  Parking in Lambertville is always a challenge, so park where you can, as near Lambertville Inn as possible.  Walk-behind the restaurant through the parking lot.

Photo Guide: How To Take Photos of Waterfalls

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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

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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 […]

Best Hikes in Wawayanda State Park – Including Stairway To Heaven

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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 […]

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

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Just 30 minutes outside Princeton, NJ lies 1,000 acres of dense forests, wide fields, and lakeside views the Plainsboro Preserve. The Plainsboro Preserve is owned and operated by NJ Audubon and is free and open to public from dawn to dusk. The Preserve boasts 5 miles of trails including a geocache route, a nature discovery […]

Local Guide: The Pine Barrens – No Jersey Devil Required!

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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! Double Trouble State Park and Jakes Branch County Park, both located in […]

5 Must-See Places To Visit In New Jersey

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Looking for multiple places to explore in New Jersey? We have some you can check out. 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 […]

Brooksbrae – Graffiti Covered Brick Factory

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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.