What To Do in Cape May During the Winter

The Jersey Shore has always been recognized as the premier summer destination in New Jersey. But after the summer season comes to a close, the leaves have changed, and the holiday season is long gone, there are still plenty of opportunities to enjoy the splendor of the shore.  The coastline stretches from the northern tip […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

New Jersey’s Best Off-Season Beaches

Before summer beach season is upon us, there are several off-season beaches that our community really loves! Check out this list below to see where to explore before the crowds descend on South Jersey. Explore our sunrise map, too! There are plenty of spots for exploring before people hit the beach. Sunrise & Sunset Get […]

Local Guide: The Pine Barrens – No Jersey Devil Required!

Interested in the Pine Barrens, but wary about the perils of isolated forests and spotty cell service? Luckily, there exist a few parks on the edges of that vast swath of trees that can serve as your gateway for many adventures to come!

Hiking the Ruins of Estell Manor

Nestled quietly in the forests of Atlantic County in South Jersey is Estell Manor, former home to over 8,000 employees of the Bethlehem Loading Company.

Giving Season: 3 Ways Mill Creek Urban Farm Is Doing Just That

Once the holiday season rolls around, the goodness in people really starts to shine. Organizations big and small start to collect toys, coats, mittens, and canned goods for those who are less fortunate. There are soup kitchens, warming centers, shelters, and food pantries to make sure no man, woman, or child goes cold or hungry. […]

Burlington County

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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 the John Abbott II House (circa 1730), located on Kuser Road […]

Atlantic County

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Top Swimming Holes & Spots To Cool Off in New Jersey

It’s almost sweet summertime, and you know what that means — swimming! Here are some places you can go swimming this summer in the Garden State. Get out your sunscreen and get outside! View this post on Instagram A post shared by NJspots | Exploring New Jersey (@njspots) The Beach (and Beachfront Lakes) No, we’re […]

5 Fun Things to Do at the Jersey Shore This Summer

There is so much more to do at the shore than fun in the sun; There are awesome restaurants, vineyards, and weekly fireworks! In addition to playing on the beach or the bay for the day, these are a few places and ideas that are worth checking out “down the shore” this summer!

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?

Salem County

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6 Must-See Spots Around Cape May, NJ

Hop on the Garden State Parkway and head south — all the way to exit zero, and you will find a quaint yet adventure-filled beach town studded with Victorian architecture. Residential homes and Bed and Breakfasts with elaborate woodwork painted in pastel hues welcome visitors to New Jersey’s southernmost point, where you can find something […]

The Most Photographed Lighthouses in New Jersey

There are eleven lighthouses scattered along the both shores of the Garden State — from Sandy Hook to the state’s southernmost tip in Cape May, to those located on the Delaware River running from Gloucester County to Cumberland County.

Cape May County

Photography Scavenger Hunt: Cape May County Get Your Camera Ready for Our New Jersey Scavenger Hunt! Want a little adventure? We’ve created a scavenger hunt for every county in New Jersey. You can see them all here. So grab your camera, download the map below, and head our to get some new photos and explore some […]

Jersey Blueberries: You’ll Miss Them When They’re Gone

I recently posted a recipe featuring Jersey Blueberries, and a follower commented saying that she moved from New Jersey years ago, and misses the produce most of all. That comment resonated with me — are we really that lucky to live in The Garden State? Yes, yes we are.