5 Fun Things to Do at the Jersey Shore This Summer

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There is so much more to do at the shore than fun in the sun; There are fantastic 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! Down The […]

6 Must-See Spots When Visiting Cape May, New Jersey

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 to […]

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

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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. We have the most amazing produce popping […]

NJspots Takeover: Willow Creek Winery A Highlight of the Jersey Shore

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We had a chance to head down to Cape May for a wine tasting at Willow Creek Winery, and it did not disappoint! If you’re looking for a fun afternoon at a South Jersey winery, open year-round, start with the tasting menu (our writer Nichole highly recommends the Wilde Cock Apple Wine!). Willow Creek Winery […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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?

The Most Photographed Lighthouses in New Jersey

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Eleven lighthouses are scattered along both the Garden State shores from Sandy Hook to the state’s southernmost tip in Cape May, to those on the Delaware River running from Gloucester County to Cumberland County. Whether you’d like to opt for the white sand beaches of the Atlantic or go off the beaten path to the […]

Hiking Through the Unexpected Wildlife Refuge in New Jersey

Follow Our Writer Previous Next Follow on AllTrails In 1961 ecology was not a “thing”; people weren’t talking about conservation and natural habitats for wildlife in the general population. Most people were discussed  consumerism and modernization. Cavit and Hope Sawyer Buyukmichi weren’t like most people. In 1961 they purchased land in rural Buena Vista Township […]