5 Best Waterfall Hikes in New Jersey – Discover Local Waterfalls

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The weather is getting warmer, the sun is staying out longer, and the days are getting more adventurous for those looking to explore New Jersey in the spring and summer. We are always looking for new places to adventure in the Garden State, so we have put together a guide for the best waterfall hikes in New Jersey. Get your car gassed up and get ready to explore!

6 Perfect State Parks for Hiking in New Jersey: A Nature Lover’s Guide

Looking to escape the concrete jungle of the urban areas in New Jersey or even New York City? We have some of our favorite State Parks to visit in the State of New Jersey that is perfect for hiking. We have included some of the recent photos that our community has shared with us at […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Full Moon Captured Over Great Beds Lighthouse – Sayreville, NJ

A local photographer recently lined up the perfect shot for a full moon – Hardik Bhavsar (on Instagram) did his homework when planning this shot. The Full Moon was rising directly behind the Great Beds Lighthouse – a shoal lighthouse, more on that later. The shot shows the vibrant pink of the rising moon, and […]

A National Treasure That Once Entertained George Washington

Instagram user and local historian @archi_guy recently shared some amazing facts about the historical Drake House, located in Plainfield, NJ. This museum is city-owned and operated by the Plainfield Historical Society. This place is unique because it was a place that George Washington and his company frequented during the Revolutionary War. This is one of […]

Visiting Historical Jockey Hollow

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Jockey Hollow in New Jersey offers a glimpse into American history and the Revolutionary War period. The site features reconstructed buildings, picnic areas, and trails for visitors to explore. Immerse yourself in history and appreciate the beauty of nature. Participate in educational programs and events for a fun and interactive learning experience. Take a step […]

3 Must-See Spots in Central Jersey

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Central Jersey is the hotly-debated region of our great state. And I’m here to tell you that yes, it exists, and yes, it’s amazing to explore. The most popular spots to visit in New Jersey are the Delaware Water Gap, or far south in the Pine Barrens. However, Central Jersey is home to some beautiful […]

Skip These Popular New Jersey Spots & Go Here Instead…

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NJspots was started by the founder with the purpose of showing more people what New Jersey is all about and bashing stereotypes that the Garden State has. As the years have gone on, the NJspots community has continued to share amazing places around the state that are worth visiting. There are always some gems that […]

Middlesex County

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

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 […]

Find a New Community (& Explore with Purpose) with Hike the World

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If you’ve ever wanted to join a hiking group in New Jersey but didn’t know where to start, begin with Hike the World you’ll find an upbeat group of hikers shining a light on mental health awareness through hiking and getting outside.  Hike the World is a hiking company that offers community hikes, unique themed […]

Hit the Trail with NYNJTC’s Hike of the Week

New Jersey is filled with trails both long and short! They get you exploring from the mountains to the shore. Whether you’re a fan of cliff side hikes that lead to waterfalls, or winding walks in the woods, New York-New Jersey Trail Conference’s Hike of the Week will get you started on all the Garden […]

Hiking The Stairway To Heaven Trail in Vernon, New Jersey

The overall length of the trail is about 4 miles out and back. The gain of elevation is around 1000 feet, so you’re gaining a lot of elevation in a short period of time. This hike is great for beginners in the New Jersey area and also good for families and/or pets.