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 […]

What To Do in Cape May During the Winter

Cape May is one of my favorite places to be in New Jersey. Its Victorian charm is more than enough for anyone to fall in love with it! And in the winter, Cape May’s magic is all the more alluring! So, if you’re looking for the right blend of relaxation and fun, consider a weekend […]

Best Places To Pick Apples in New Jersey

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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, Macintosh, and […]

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 […]

Everything You Need to Know Before Visiting Island Beach State Park

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Island Beach State Park is one of New Jersey’s greatest treasures. The pristine barrier island is located on the Jersey Shore in Ocean County. Containing over 10 miles of white-sand beaches visitors have plenty of space to enjoy outdoor activities. The park has many diverse habitats: saltwater marshes, woodlands, and freshwater ponds. Each varying environment […]

The Ultimate Guide To New Jersey Farmers’ Markets

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New Jersey is known as the Garden State for a reason. Home to over 9,000 farms, NJ is a prime location for producing bell peppers, peaches, tomatoes, and corn, to name a few. Visiting weekly farmer’s markets is a fantastic way to celebrate and support local farms, artisans, and many other unique vendors, businesses, eateries, and […]

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 […]

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 […]

New Jersey Peaches – Right In Our Backyard!

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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. Jersey peaches are infamous, ranking […]

Jersey Fresh: The Iconic Jersey Tomato

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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 Jersey 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 […]

New Jersey Lighthouse Challenge: A New Perspective on the Jersey Shore

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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 the […]

Hiking the Ruins of Estell Manor

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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.

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

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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! Double Trouble State Park and Jakes Branch County Park, both located in […]

Burlington County

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Photography Scavenger Hunt: Burlington County Share It! Tweet It! LinkedIn Reddit Pin It! 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 […]

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. […]

Atlantic County

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