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 […]

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 […]

Sussex County

Obelisk on hill with trees

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

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.

Morris County

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

Warren County

River in valley with fall folliage

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

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.

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 […]

Visiting Eagle Rock Reservation – Overlook of New York City

NY skyline at a distance with trees

Check Out the NYC Overlook If you need a new place to explore, check out Eagle Rock Reservation,! located in South Orange There’s something to do for the whole family, whether you want to get your hiking boots dirty, have a picnic, or set up your tripod. This spot is amazing day and night, so […]

15 Amazing Outdoor Hangout Spots in New Jersey

NY skyline, view from beach/grass area

If you’re looking for spots to hang your hammock, get outside (safely!) with friends and family, or just chill for the day, this is the article for you.  Check out this list of outdoor hangout spots, which has everything from fields with a city view, to short hikes that will take you to a waterfall. […]

Roadside Photo Spots: North Jersey

New Jersey is a treasure chest filled with wonders – if only you have the spirit to look for them. Here’s a small sampling of amazing road-side attractions to photograph.

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.

Exploring Palisades Interstate Park – Hiking with NYC Views

Top of cliff looking onto lake

The Palisades Interstate Park is a must-visit destination for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. Located in North Jersey, the park stretches from Fort Lee to Alpine and offers a variety of activities for all seasons. If you’re looking to take in the breathtaking views of the surrounding area, there are several lookout points worth checking […]