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  1. Danik
    January 7, 2020 @ 12:36 pm

    Ok, you have sold me! I have only driven through New Jersey from NYC to DC and never stopped. My thoughts on New Jersey are loud-mouth people from Jersey Shore, the gambling coastal city of Atlantic City (am I right on that one?) and er…that’s it. The state has so much natural beauty, I would love to check out some of these trails and views as I am a hiker. Also Cape May with those wooden buildings looks charming. Could easily stop here and hopefully they have some sort of ‘tea’ shop as it does seem to be that kinda place. 🙂

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    • dankiteski
      January 10, 2020 @ 8:32 pm

      Thanks, Danil. NJ kinda has a little bit of everything.

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  2. Cai
    January 7, 2020 @ 12:51 pm

    Great list of ideas for New Jersey.
    Not done much travel in the USA yet but certainly will add these to the list when I’m in that state.
    Cheers

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  3. Linda (LD Holland)
    January 8, 2020 @ 3:21 am

    As I read this post, I realized we have never really spent much time in New Jersey. I am sure the coast of Cape May is a lovely spot to escape the city. I love that there is so much visible from the State Line Lookout. And see why you might think this is a photographer’s dream. In the Autumn, I am sure the show is amazing. The cascading waterfall at Buttermilk Falls. And a great gateway to Crater Lake. Definitely a spot to spend more time.

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    • dankiteski
      January 10, 2020 @ 8:21 pm

      New Jersey looks great during the Autumn.

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  4. Fae Celine
    January 8, 2020 @ 3:46 am

    I did not know that there are several fun things to do in New Jersey. The pinball museum looks so much fun. Thank you for sharing these!

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  5. Rhonda Albom
    January 8, 2020 @ 9:25 am

    The moment I saw that first photo I knew this was going to be an eye-candy of a post. Those houses are so quaint!Do you know the name of the architectural style in that Cape May photo? Colonial or something? Do people ever free-dive that WWI boat? It sure would be interesting but I can imagine there are some sharp edges that could get nasty. Is the teahouse at the Greenwood Gardens an actual teahouse, or just a building? And buttermilk falls is such an interesting waterfall! We have a similar one in New Zealand, and people tube or slide down it. Looking at the photo though, I think buttermilk might be a bit too sharp for that.

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  6. Marion Halliday
    January 8, 2020 @ 12:07 pm

    I’ve never visited New Jersey, but from what I’d previously read about it I thought it would be mostly urban development. So it was a surprise to read about (and see via the great photos) the natural attractions like the Delaware Water Gap NRA, the Kittatinny Mountains (great name!), Greenwood Gardens, Buttermilk Falls and Teaneck Creek Conservancy – and even Ocean Grove, Millbrook Village and Cape May look refreshingly undeveloped. All the same, the Pinball and Paranormal Museums will certainly get a visit from me if I get the chance to go there!

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    • dankiteski
      January 10, 2020 @ 8:42 pm

      Thanks, Marion. Hope you travel to NJ soon.

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  7. AMAR SINGH
    January 8, 2020 @ 4:51 pm

    I was in New Jersey last Easter and must admit I could have made a bit more of it if I had come across this post prior to my visit. There are some absolutely stunning places that yo have listed which are not as popular and promoted like the Atlantic City. I would love to explore the abandoned Central Railroad Terminal which is my kind of place for sure. I did manage to visit the oldest building in New Jersey (Nassau Hall) which was very interesting and filled with history. Thanks for sharing this list which indeed is hidden gems of New Jersey.

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    • dankiteski
      January 10, 2020 @ 8:50 pm

      Thanks, Amar. Visiting those places can be your reason to visit NJ again.

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  8. Debra Schroeder
    January 8, 2020 @ 7:48 pm

    Hidden gems in Jersey? You don’t mean bodies, do you? LOL, just kidding. I’ll have to check out Cape May, it seems to charming. I’ve been to New Jersey a bunch of times but haven’t visited a single spot on this list, not even the pinball museum. I need to rectify that immediately!

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    • dankiteski
      January 10, 2020 @ 8:04 pm

      Glad to hear that Debra.

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  9. Indrani
    January 9, 2020 @ 6:24 am

    Cool list of offbeat places to see in NJ. I like how the State Line Lookout provides good photo opportunities. Sterling Hill Mining Museum is another place I would love to explore. Buttermilk Falls is such a cute name. Seems like a very refreshing place to visit.

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    • dankiteski
      January 10, 2020 @ 7:49 pm

      Great to hear that you liked the list.

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  10. Pashmina Binwani
    January 9, 2020 @ 3:52 pm

    As someone who loves the outdoors and has cousins in New Jersey, I never knew green and wonderful wildlife exists over there! I feel like I need to share them these offbeat finds with them because I am pretty sure they don’t know about it especially the wolves in Lakota Wolf Preserve!

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    • dankiteski
      January 10, 2020 @ 7:48 pm

      Thanks, Pashmina.

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