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…

Exploring Palisades Park from Above and Below

Palisades Interstate Park — which stretches from Fort Lee to Alpine — has it all. You can hike all day up by the New Jersey-New York state line, or enjoy a casual stroll through a picnic area down by the…

Take An Autumn Stroll Through Chester, NJ

Looking to celebrate all of the wonderful feelings that come with enjoying fall in New Jersey? Look no further than historic Chester! Teeming with charm and style, Chester's main thoroughfare offers an abundance of specialty shops and unique dining experiences.…

New Jersey Cranberries: A Tour of the Garden State Fruit

When someone mentions the Pine Barrens, a few things come to mind: The Jersey Devil, "Piney Power," and a whole lot of trees — over a million acres of them to be exact. That's all I knew before getting a…

New Jersey Lighthouse Challenge: A New Perspective on the Jersey Shore

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…

The 14 Best Places to Capture the Leaves Changing in New Jersey

If you're the adventurous type and love nothing more during this season than capturing the beautiful colors the leaves are changing, you've come to the right place. New Jersey is full of parks, forests, and arboretums that might be the…

Peaceful Hiking in Central Jersey at Plainsboro Preserve

Just 30 minutes outside Princeton, NJ lies 1,000 acres of dense forests, wide fields, and lakeside views — the Plainsboro Preserve. The Plainsboro Preserve is owned and operated by NJ Audubon and is free and open to public from dawn…

How (and Where) to Pick the Perfect Jersey Apple

Fall is for apple picking. Young and old, couples and kids alike, everyone loves the quintessential stroll through an orchard, searching for the most perfect speckled fruit. There's nothing better than the smell of cool autumn air graced with sweet…

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…

6 Best Spots For Rainy Days in New Jersey

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,…