Visiting Sandy Hook Beach 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 […]
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!
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 […]
9 Top Spots for Mountain Biking in New Jersey
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 […]
Exploring the Natural Beauty of South Mountain Reservation in New Jersey
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
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 […]
6 Dog-Friendly Awesome Breweries in New Jersey
Looking for breweries in New Jersey to bring your dog? We have 6 places you can bring your dog and enjoy some new beer.
New Jersey Peaches – Right In Our Backyard!
As mid-summer blazes on, slightly fuzzy, speckle-skinned, super juicy, and undeniably sweet peaches are exploding at farm markets throughout the Garden State. There’s nothing like biting into a Jersey peach, from that first break through the skin to the stream of juice that runs down your chin with each bite.
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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, […]
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 […]
Jersey Fresh: The Iconic Jersey Tomato
When people start talking about the summer season, it’s inevitable that the iconic Jersey Tomato will come up in the conversation. What makes the JerseyÂ tomato special? Why is it different or better than any other tomato? That question is what sparked my latest produce adventure: find a farmer and reveal exactly what makes it the […]
2019 Summer Fairs and Festivals, NJspots Style
What’s more a celebration of summer than a night out under the lights, sounds, and smells of a good old fashioned carnival, complete with popcorn, cotton candy, and rides that make you dizzy?
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 […]
Photo Guide: Drone Photography & Flying Around New Jersey
Drone Maps Drone Flying Map Brought To You By: Tips on Finding Places to Fly in NJ (& Any Other Place You Travel To) Living in NJ for a majority of my life and growing up doing photography here, you’d think I would run out of places to shoot. I have to be honest, I […]
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.
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 […]
7 of the Best Gardens & Arboretums in the Garden State
Take a tour of New Jersey by visiting these arboretums and gardens all around the Garden State â€” youâ€™ll find some amazing flowers, sculptures, trees, and maybe some critters!
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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!
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.
Exploring The John Abbott II House
Venturing east out of New Jersey’s capital city of Trenton, you will enter the Township of Hamilton. This 40-square-mile township is the state’s 9th-largest municipality, and within it, you’ll experience plenty of fascinating New Jersey history. One of the most prominent pieces in Hamilton’s historical collection is theÂ John Abbott II HouseÂ (circa 1730),Â located on Kuser Road […]
6 Best Spots For Rainy Days in New Jersey
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 […]
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!
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. […]
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 […]
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.