9 Top Spots for Mountain Biking in New Jersey

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Do you happen to have a mountain bike in New Jersey, but don’t know where to use it? Fret not, we have 9 of the best downhill mountain biking spots in New Jersey for you to enjoy. We’ve also created a mountain bike map to help you plan your next adventure. Use this as a […]

7 Best North Jersey Spots to Watch Sunrise & Sunset

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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.  […]

4 Apps for Predicting Sunsets & Sunrises

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There’s an enigmatic feeling that comes with watching a sunset or a sunrise. Maybe it’s how breathtaking the colors that paint the sky are or perhaps how still the world becomes for a moment – either way, it’s a sentiment you’d want to capture through your lens. In this post, we’re going to share 4 […]

24 Abandoned Spots in New Jersey To Investigate

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New Jersey was one of the original colonies settled in America. Before that, Native Americans have called this land their home for thousands of years. So, it shouldn’t surprise anyone that New Jersey is home to some cool abandoned places. Here is a list of our favorite places to explore and connect with the past. […]

Ten New Jersey Winter Festivals to Spring You into 2024

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January 2024 is almost over, and we have already had two actual snow storms this year. Depending on where you live in the state, you may have seen anywhere from 2 to 6 inches of snow. To some, this is a call to huddle up and hunker down – but to others, this is all […]

8 Best Places in New Jersey For Pumpkin Picking This Fall

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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 […]

New Jersey Cranberries: A Tour of the Garden State Fruit

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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 […]

Adventure at Round Valley Reservoir – Discovering The Bermuda Triangle of NJ

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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” […]

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 […]

Exploring the Natural Beauty of South Mountain Reservation in New Jersey

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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

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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 […]

We Picked 8 New Jersey Vineyards To Visit This Spring

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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 […]

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

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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

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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 […]

23 New Places to Explore in New Jersey in 2023

Happy New Year! It’s time to explore some new places in 2023! Check out some new (and new-to-you!) places this year and let us know where you end up. Visit Princeton Battlefield State ParkThere is so much to see here — history, hiking and suspension bridges included! Check out our guide below. (Image by @limitlessfoto […]

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 […]

2019 Summer Fairs and Festivals, NJspots Style

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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?

6 Best Spots For Rainy Days in New Jersey

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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 […]