New Jersey is absolutely beautiful. We’re so much more than highways, refineries and densely packed cities. Our state has striking natural landscapes that are the definition of perfection. Could we be more breathtaking?
1. Fall foliage at Speedwell Lake.
This Morristown Lake is stunning in autumn, like much of our state.
2. The Red Mill, Clinton.
One of the most photographed buildings in the United States, it's easy to see why.
3. The historic Sandy Hook Lighthouse.
Built in 1764, this is the oldest working lighthouse in the country.
4. The New Jersey Pine Barrens.
One of Southern New Jersey's most defining landscapes. This photo was taken in Jakes Branch County Park.
5. Mount Tammany, as seen from the Appalachian Trail.
Mount Tammany is the southernmost peak of the Kittatinny Mountains, located in Knowlton Township. It is 1,526 feet tall and makes for a great hike.
6. The marshes and swamps of the Meadowlands.
It may not be the most beautiful place in North Jersey, but it is home to a vast array of wildlife and is certainly one of our defining sceneries.
7. The Delaware Water Gap, near Lambertville.
The gorgeous gap between New Jersey and Pennsylvania runs the length of the state, and is entirely spectacular.
8. The wild foxes of Island Beach State Park.
Photographers flock to the area to catch the famed foxes in action.
9. Lady Liberty.
Yes, this is a New Jersey landmark. The park, however, is maintained by the federal government.
10. The Cape May coastline.
You can still see the remains of the USS Atlantus off of the coast of Sunset Beach.
11. The majestic Great Falls in Paterson.
An urban oasis, these falls are now part of the National Park System.
12. Whitesbog Village and the New Jersey cranberry bogs.
Whitesbog is also where the highbush blueberry was first successfully cultivated. It was also once New Jersey's largest cranberry bog.
13. High Point views.
Located in Sussex County, the views from High Point Monument are incredible. The highest point in New Jersey, you can see three states on a clear day.
14. A horse farm in Colts Neck.
Horses, farms, what could better define the Garden State? We have over 700,000 acres of farmland and more horses per capita than Kentucky.
15. Manasquan Reservoir.
This must be one of the most beautiful places to watch the sun rise in our state.
Aren’t these incredible? Each spectacular shot serves as a reminder of what makes New Jersey so beautiful.