Visiting Hopatcong State Park in New Jersey
Share It! Tweet It! LinkedIn Reddit Pin It! One of the smaller parks in the state,Â 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 historianÂ @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 the […]
Visiting Historical Jockey Hollow
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 […]
The 14 Best Places to Capture the Leaves Changing in New Jersey
With the fall crisp air creeping in, the anticipation of fall colors is at an all-time high for a select few weeks in New Jersey.
Grab your camera and join us on this photographerâ€™s scavenger hunt of Middlesex County.
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!
Find a New Community (& Explore with Purpose) with Hike the World
If youâ€™ve ever wanted to join a hiking group in New Jersey but didnâ€™t know where to start, begin with Hike the World â€” youâ€™ll find an upbeat group of hikers shining a light on mental health awareness through hiking and getting outside.Â
Hit the Trail with NYNJTC’s Hike of the Week
New Jersey is filled with trails â€” both long and short! â€” to get you exploring from the mountains to the shore. Whether youâ€™re a fan of cliff side hikes that lead to waterfalls, or winding walks in the woods, New York-New Jersey Trail Conferenceâ€™s Hike of the Week will get you started on all […]
Top 11 Hikes in New Jersey This Labor Day
Whether you are looking to discover a new hiking spot or bring friends to one of your favorite hikes, we have the top hikes in New Jersey this Labor Day Weekend.
9 Best Fall Hikes in New Jersey – Perfect for Colors & Foliage
The best time to get outside in New Jersey is arguably the fall, when the air is crisp and the leaves are changing!
Hiking Through History: Historic Allaire Village
Allaire Village in Allaire State Park holds much historical significance around New Jersey.
2022 East Coast Fall Colors & Where To Go
Ready to find Fall? NJspots has your full guide and map to discover the Fall Colors on the East Coast this season! Start your adventure!
Three Best Spots in Cheesequake State Park
Cheesequake State Park is perhaps one of the most overlooked state parks in New Jersey â€” even though a lot of you drive through it on the Parkway every day!
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.
The Ultimate Guide to Island Beach State Park
Jump To Entrance Jump the the beaches And more… 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, with over 10 miles of white-sand beaches where visitors have plenty of space to enjoy outdoor activities. The park also has tons […]
5 Best Waterfall Hikes in New Jersey – Discover Local Waterfalls
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!
Get Outside and Avoid Crowds at These New Jersey Hiking Spots
If you’re trying to avoid crowds these days, here are some amazing spots all over New Jersey to get you out and about!
6 State Parks Perfect To Visit for Hiking in New Jersey
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 […]
Best State Park Hikes in North Jersey
Check out these hikes in North Jersey to get you outside this summer!
3 Must-See Spots in Central Jersey
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 […]
Best State Park Hikes in Central Jersey
Check out these hikes in Central Jersey to get you outside this summer!
Hiking the Pochuck Boardwalk on the Appalachian Trail
Part of the Appalachian Trail, the Pochuck Boardwalk 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 ParkÂ and starts off County Road 517. This serene and adventurous 1.5-mile section along the Appalachian Trail is a favorite […]
Best State Park Hikes in South Jersey
Check out these hikes in South Jersey to get you outside this summer!
Skip These Popular New Jersey Spots & Go Here Instead…
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.
“Rail Trails” to Explore in New Jersey
Explore these railroad tracks-turned-hiking-and-biking-spots across New Jersey.