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!

Exploring the Natural Beauty of South Mountain Reservation in New Jersey

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Nestled a few miles east of I-78, and the Parkway is an outdoor gem in South Mountain Reservation in Millburn/West Orange, New Jersey. This 2,000+ acre park in Essex County is home to several miles of nature trails and a zoo (and yes, there are giraffes). Here is what you need to explore this hidden […]

Have a Rocky Hiking Adventure in Schooley’s Mountain Park

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Explore this Long Valley hike for a variety of outdoor elements starting the hiking season off strong! What You’ll Find at Schooley’s Mountain Park Warmer weather means more Garden State hiking adventures! And the NYNJTC has you covered with this hike of the week, which starts at a lake and loops around to an overlook. […]

Passaic County

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

Hiking Hemlock Falls – Waterfall Hike in South Orange

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Share It! Tweet It! LinkedIn Reddit Pin It! We get a lot of questions about this spot in South Mountain Reservation. And getting to this NJspots-follower favorite waterfall is easy! There are also a few things you can do here: Play with your dog in the shallow falls Explore the top of the falls Continue […]

Discover Waterfalls at Apshawa Preserve

The word “apshawa” translates to, “upon the mountain.” This is a very fitting name for this preserve in West Milford; because there certainly is magic in the mountains here.

5 Best Waterfall Hikes in Harriman State Park

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New Jersey is known for its charming beaches, bustling boardwalks, and proximity to historical landmarks. Beyond these tourist attractions, the state boasts easy access to countless waterfalls in nearby states. Incredible waterfalls outside New Jersey at Harriman State Park Harriman State Park, the second largest state park in neighboring New York, offers plenty of adventures […]

Black River Rock Trail & Waterfall with Kay’s Cottage Ruins

Broken down light brick building in Forrest with waterfall

One of the favorite spots of our founder Virginia (@buewho), is this unique trial loop which is definitely one to check out! Nestled in the back of the woods along a peaceful river you will come across a unique spot of what was once a mill along the Black River in Chester, New Jersey. This […]

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 […]

Photo Guide: How To Take Photos of Waterfalls

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Since the release of the NJspots Maps, the Waterfalls and Lookout Spots map has been one of the more popular maps, and rightfully so. In travel and social media, it seems like all the trendy influencers are taking photos in front of massive waterfalls. But here in New Jersey, we like to think you are […]

Exploring Palisades Interstate Park – Hiking with NYC Views

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The Palisades Interstate Park is a must-visit destination for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. Located in North Jersey, the park stretches from Fort Lee to Alpine and offers a variety of activities for all seasons. If you’re looking to take in the breathtaking views of the surrounding area, there are several lookout points worth checking […]