How Algae Blooms On New Jersey’s Lake Hopatcong Will Affect Your Summer Plans

Last year, widespread algae blooms put a damper on summer fun in New Jersey. Lakes closed across the Garden State, sending lake lovers to the shore. This year, shore beaches are already hitting capacity so that’s not an option for many of us.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life. While we continue to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, please take proper precautions or add them to your bucket list to see at a later date. If you know of a local business that could use some extra support during these times, please nominate them here:

Will the algae blooms affect your summer plans? Let us know in the comments! To keep track of current watches and advisories, you can use this interactive New Jersey algae bloom map. If you’d prefer safe, socially distant summer fun from home, you can check out this incredible virtual tour of Cape May’s Emlen Physick Estate.