7 Best North Jersey Spots to Watch Sunrise & Sunset

delaware water gap

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.  […]

Spring into Action: 6 Tips for Tree Planting in the Garden State

Cherry blossoms

Spring has sprung and so has tree planting season in The Garden State! Whether you’re planting in your own yard or beautifying a local park, follow these tips to ensure sapling success. 1: Find Your Zone It is important to know the Hardiness Zone you are planting in to find what kinds of trees thrive […]

Visiting Hopatcong State Park in New Jersey

Big rocks in lake

Share It! Tweet It! LinkedIn Reddit Pin It! One of the smaller parks in the state, Hopatcong State Park is a great spot in North Jersey to check out. Here are some of the best areas to check out in the park. Where is Hopatcong State Park located? Located in Landing, New Jersey and minutes off […]

The Best Spots for Frozen Photos in New Jersey

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 […]

Tour Clinton, New Jersey: a Town of History & Charm

Red mill. With dam and mill

Clinton is a small town that is located within the charming rural countryside of Hunterdon County, New Jersey you may know it from its landmark, the Red Mill. Explore the history of this this quaint town with us. Whether you’re looking to tour the Red Mill Museum Village, admire art at the Hunterdon Art Museum, […]

Hudson County

Historical building with large clockface

Grab your camera and join us on this photographer’s scavenger hunt of Hudson County.

Essex County

Grab your camera and join us on this photographer’s scavenger hunt of Essex County.

Have a Rocky Hiking Adventure in Schooley’s Mountain Park

Water flowing over rocks through trees

Explore this Long Valley hike for a variety of outdoor elements starting the hiking season off strong! What You’ll Find at Schooley’s Mountain Park Warmer weather means more Garden State hiking adventures! And the NYNJTC has you covered with this hike of the week, which starts at a lake and loops around to an overlook. […]

Morris County

Grab your camera and join us on this photographer’s scavenger hunt of Morris County.

Handmade History: the Gingerbread Castle

gingerbread castle in hamburg

With its pastel pink walls, quirky characters, and swirling spires, the Gingerbread Castle looks like it could have been plucked right out of a children’s book… which was exactly the intent.

Pick-Your-Own Strawberries: The Essential Guide to Spring’s First Fruit

Buying produce at a store is good, but picking your own is better! There’s nothing like connecting with the Earth by harvesting its fruits with your own hands. Kneeling with a basket to eye up the ripest and juiciest of the bunch, getting dirty while the sun beats down on you, sneaking a couple of […]

Warren County

River in valley with fall folliage

Grab your camera and join us on this photographer’s scavenger hunt of Warren County.

2019 Summer Fairs and Festivals, NJspots Style

View of rides at fair

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?

Passaic County

Wide view of waterfall with bridge

Grab your camera and join us on this photographer’s scavenger hunt of Passaic County.

Bergen County

View of NY from NJ from under bridge

Grab your camera and join us on this photographer’s scavenger hunt of Bergen County.

Downtown Dreaming in Montclair

Evening sky with flowers and building with stop sign and lightpost

Planning a day trip to North Jersey? Find yourself in Montclair, a college town with perfect blends of city and suburban lifestyles. Shops and boutiques are sprouted all throughout town. Whatever your reading pleasures, you will be able to find the perfect soft, or hard covered page-turner at the 10,000 square foot Montclair Book Center. […]

Hiking Hemlock Falls – Waterfall Hike in South Orange

Large stone waterfall with trees on top

Share It! Tweet It! LinkedIn Reddit Pin It! We get a lot of questions about this spot in South Mountain Reservation. And getting to this NJspots-follower favorite waterfall is easy! There are also a few things you can do here: Play with your dog in the shallow falls Explore the top of the falls Continue […]

How to Shoot Timelapses

Memorial of some kind NY skyline also

Last weekend I hosted my first timelapse workshop for NJSpots. The workshop was hosted at Liberty State Park in New Jersey overlooking the Manhattan skyline. The weather was absolutely perfect for time-lapses and we got some good shots over the afternoon/evening. As a workshop recap, here are some steps on how to shoot timelapses, including […]