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 as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

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.