The best part about fall is all the activities that come with it — apple picking, hayrides, leaves changing, and everything “pumpkin flavored.” Did you know pumpkins are rich in vitamins and have been a fall staple in American culture for centuries? Best Farms to Pick Pumpkins in New Jersey New Jersey is full of […]
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!
Fall is for apple picking. Young and old, couples and kids alike, everyone loves the quintessential stroll through an orchard, searching for the perfect speckled fruit. There’s nothing better than the smell of cool autumn air graced with sweet apple aromas swirling as you zigzag from tree to tree. Fuji, Gala, Golden Delicious, Macintosh, and […]
When someone mentions the Pine Barrens, a few things come to mind: The Jersey Devil, “Piney Power,” and over a million acres of trees! That’s all I knew before getting a private tour by the most knowledgeable and kind woman at Whitesbog Village, a working farm and living history museum of the region’s blueberry and […]
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.
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.
Sandy Hook Beach is a stunning stretch of golden coastline within the Gateway National Recreation Area in New Jersey Monmouth County. It’s one of our favorite beaches, so if you’re planning a visit, you’re in for a treat! With its soft sand, crystal clear waters, and breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean and NYC, Sandy […]
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” […]
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!
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 […]
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 […]
Get out on your bike and into the elements! We’ve created a mountain bike map to help you plan your next adventure. Use this as a tool to get you started. Some of the popular spots are here, but we also bring some insider spots from our team members too. These mountain bike spots will […]
Explore New Jersey this Memorial Day Weekend with some of the top spots to hike in the Garden State. Make sure to be responsible with your social distancing.
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 […]
Among New Jersey’s many gems is Grounds For Sculpture, a botanical garden and art exhibit in one. Located on the former NJ State Fairgrounds, it features larger-than-life pieces of art that will make you feel tiny in comparison. With 42 landscaped acres and over 270 sculptures to explore, it’s easy to get lost, but that’s […]
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 […]
New Jersey is known as the Garden State for a reason. Home to over 9,000 farms, NJ is a prime location for producing bell peppers, peaches, tomatoes, and corn, to name a few. Visiting weekly farmer’s markets is a fantastic way to celebrate and support local farms, artisans, and many other unique vendors, businesses, eateries, and […]
Spring is finally here! If that isn’t Riesling enough to be cheerful, here is more to look forward to; warmer weather, open-toed sandals, and outdoor adventures. These outdoor adventures may include a glass of fruity sangria or a delicate rose if you are lucky. New Jersey is home to many wineries that offer an abundance […]
Sometimes, the coldest days in New Jersey are the best days to take photos! So grab your camera and head out to these frozen places (and set up these frozen scenes!) to get the best reflections, snowy scenes, and more across the Garden State. Before you go out, learn to prevent cold weather damage with […]
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.
A while back, we created a post describing where to get SWEET Milky Way shots in New Jersey. (Check it out here!) 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 be looking for before […]
Princeton, New Jersey is home to Princeton University, filled with awesome buildings and amazing architecture, next to a town packed with good eats and shopping. That’s why it’s one of our top spots in New Jersey. So take this virtual guide with you as you explore (and believe us, there’s plenty to do!). Walking Through […]
When you are a photographer in New Jersey, there is an abundance of places you can travel to set up your camera for incredible sunrise and sunset shots. Over the years, we have continued collecting unique New Jersey places to capture a sunrise or sunset. We have even created a map for all of them that […]
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.Â And New Jersey has some amazing areas where you can watch (and photograph) her show at […]
It’s almost sweet summertime, and you know what that means swimming! Here are some places you can go swimming this summer in the Garden State. Get out your sunscreen and get outside! The Beach (and Beachfront Lakes) No, we’re not going to list the whole shoreline for you (because we’re not going to fight you […]
Rainy day got you down? Not to worry! NJspots has you covered with some of the best places that are worth visiting around New Jersey during those rainy or overcast days. Whether it’s spring showers, summer thunderstorms, or storm season, we have some spots you’ll still want to visit. Before you start exploring during the […]
Looking to escape the concrete jungle of New JerseyÂ 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.
Ah, the city of Brotherly Love. While some snowballs thrown at Santa may have negatively stereotyped the city to some, I am here to tell you Philadelphia is an amazingly beautiful place! Philadelphia is one of the oldest cities in the country with centuries of history. Some even call her Philadelphia First because of how […]
There is so much more to do at the shore than fun in the sun; There are fantastic restaurants, vineyards, and weekly fireworks! In addition to playing on the beach or the bay for the day, these are a few places and ideas that are worth checking out down the shore this summer! Down The […]
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!