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 […]

4 Tips for Hiking Mt. Tammany in New Jersey

So you have seen the dozens of pictures on Instagram, you’ve drooled over the gorgeous panoramic views, and now it’s time for you to conquer hiking Mt. Tammany at the Delaware Water Gap in New Jersey.

What To Do In Asbury Park: The Beach, its Boardwalk, and Beyond

Looking for things to do in Asbury Park, NJ? We have you covered for activities and places to see in Asbury Park, one of the most unique beach towns in New Jersey. There are a lot of activities for kids and adults all year round. We have collected some of our favorites. The Silverball Museum […]

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.

New Jersey Lighthouse Challenge: A New Perspective on the Jersey Shore

When fall comes, the tourism season in coastal New Jersey ends, but on one October weekend, hundreds of people flood shore towns from Sandy Hook to Long Beach Island to Cape May to make a unique pilgrimage — to their favorite New Jersey lighthouses. The Lighthouse Challenge of New Jersey is a two-day event celebrating […]

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 […]

8 Best Places in NJ For Pumpkin Picking This Fall

The best part about fall is all the activities that come with it — apple picking, hayrides, leaves changing, and everything pumpkin. Best Pumpkin Picking Farms in New Jersey New Jersey is full of local farms where you can enjoy a day out with friends and loved ones, but if you don’t know where to start […]

Best Photography Spots Around Philadelphia – Complete Guide

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 […]

Best Places To Pick Apples in New Jersey

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, McIntosh, and […]

New Jersey Cranberries: A Tour of the Garden State Fruit

When someone mentions the Pine Barrens, a few things come to mind: The Jersey Devil, “Piney Power,” and many trees — over a million acres of them, to be exact. 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 […]

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 […]

4 Best North Jersey Spots to Watch Sunrise & Sunset

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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 […]

Visiting Sandy Hook & Fort Hancock

The Hook is also home to the (guess the name?) Sandy Hook lighthouse (right? who would have thought?). There you can sign up for a tour and walk your way to the top of the of it; tours are offered for free every hour from 1:00-4:00 pm, and they DO fill up.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

4 Apps for Predicting Sunsets & Sunrises

The days are getting longer, and the sun is showing off many colors streaming across the sky. When you see the clouds moving and the colors flashing across the sky, it’s a fantastic feeling to capture it on camera and share your view with the world. The hardest part is… How Do You Know When The […]

Skip These Popular New Jersey Spots & Go Here Instead…

NJspots was started by the founder with the purpose of showing more people what New Jersey is all about and bashing stereotypes that the Garden State has. As the years have gone on, the NJspots community has continued to share amazing places around the state that are worth visiting.

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

Photo Guide: Taking Long Exposure Photos

One of the fun things to do with landscape photography is take long exposures. There’s something about the smooth texture that long exposure creates in the water and sky that’s instantly satisfying. Here’s how it’s done. If you want to make the water look like glass and watch colors and clouds melt in the sky […]

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 […]

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 — the Plainsboro Preserve. The Plainsboro Preserve is owned and operated by NJ Audubon and is free and open to public from dawn to dusk.