24 Abandoned Spots in New Jersey To Investigate

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New Jersey was one of the original colonies settled in America. Before that, Native Americans have called this land their home for thousands of years. So, it shouldn’t surprise anyone that New Jersey is home to some cool abandoned places. Here is a list of our favorite places to explore and connect with the past. […]

What To Do In Asbury Park: The Beach, its Boardwalk, and Beyond

Looking for things to do in Asbury Park, NJ? We have you covered for activities and places to see in Asbury Park, one of the most unique beach towns in New Jersey. There are a lot of activities for kids and adults all year round. We have collected some of our favorites. The Silverball Museum […]

Visiting Sandy Hook Beach in New Jersey

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Sandy Hook Beach is a stunning stretch of golden coastline within the Gateway National Recreation Area in New Jersey Monmouth County. It’s one of our favorite beaches, so if you’re planning a visit, you’re in for a treat! With its soft sand, crystal clear waters, and breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean and NYC, Sandy […]

Photo Guide: The Best Spots At The Delaware Water Gap

For those of you who call New Jersey home, this guide to the Delaware Water Gap will give you the tools necessary to practice your craft and get great portfolio-level shots in the Delaware Water Gap and surrounding areas. Photography in the Delaware Water Gap differs from photographing the huge touristy spots out West like […]

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 […]

Exploring the History & Outdoors of Princeton

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Princeton, New Jersey is home to Princeton University, filled with awesome buildings and amazing architecture, next to a town packed with good eats and shopping. That’s why it’s one of our top spots in New Jersey. So take this virtual guide with you as you explore (and believe us, there’s plenty to do!). Walking Through […]

Mercer County

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

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 […]

Exploring the Lambertville Graffiti Train

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Finding the train isn’t hard. There are two approaches you can take. This one is a little longer.  Parking in Lambertville is always a challenge, so park where you can, as near Lambertville Inn as possible.  Walk-behind the restaurant through the parking lot.

6 Best Spots For Rainy Days in New Jersey

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Rainy day got you down? Not to worry! NJspots has you covered with some of the best places that are worth visiting around New Jersey during those rainy or overcast days. Whether it’s spring showers, summer thunderstorms, or storm season, we have some spots you’ll still want to visit. Before you start exploring during the […]

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 […]

Tour Clinton, New Jersey: a Town of History & Charm

Red mill. With dam and mill

Clinton is a small town that is located within the charming rural countryside of Hunterdon County, New Jersey you may know it from its landmark, the Red Mill. Explore the history of this this quaint town with us. Whether you’re looking to tour the Red Mill Museum Village, admire art at the Hunterdon Art Museum, […]

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 […]

Meetup Wrapup: Sunrise Hike at Mount Minsi

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The Delaware Water Gap is one of the most well-known hiking spots in New Jersey. We were lucky enough to catch sunrise from the Pennsylvania side on Mount Minsi! We wrapped up our 2-Part Hiking Meet with our friends at the Pennsylvania Collective by starting a 4am hike on the PA side of the Delaware […]

Morris County

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

5 Must-See Places To Visit In New Jersey

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Looking for multiple places to explore in New Jersey? We have some you can check out. These locations are great for day trips and exploring all the different areas and landscapes that New Jersey has to offer. Mt. Tammany – Delaware Water Gap One of the more popular hikes in New Jersey, Mt. Tammany is located […]

Somerset County

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

Day Adventures Around Cape May & Exit Zero

As soon as September rolls in and school start again, the crowds vacate the Southern New Jersey shore points, but don’t let the masses fool you! During what the locals call the “off-season” or local summer – from Sept. through April – there are many fun activities to enjoy at the Jersey Shore for everyone. […]

NJspots Guide: 14 Spots We Love in New Jersey

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These places are some of our favorites that we love in New Jersey. These must-visit spots in New Jersey can be found all over the state and have something to offer for everyone. Bring your kids, friends, dogs, and certainly your camera to capture these amazing places to visit throughout New Jersey. These places we love […]

Hunterdon County

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