Someone Flew A Drone High Above New Jersey And Captured The Most Amazing Footage

New Jersey is a beautiful state and I always enjoy aerial footage. I typically feature our rolling hills, roaring rivers, and beautiful beaches, but there’s something special about cities, too. So many of us live in or near one, and visit to shop, dine, and enjoy unique cultural and artistic opportunities. Check out the fascinating footage filmed by DroneFanatic below and continue on for fun facts about each featured city.

Hoboken – During World War I, approximately 2 million U.S. soldiers were shipped off to Europe from Hoboken’s docks. “Heaven, Hell, or Hoboken” became a rallying cry for troops hoping to make it home in time for the holidays.

Jersey City – As of 2017, Jersey City was the most diverse city in the United States.

Weehawken – Built in 1891, The Eldorado Amusement Park spanned Boulevard East and was known as the most beautiful amusement resort in the world. It featured a cliffside castle, landscaped gardens, a 30-foot fountain, boxing matches, vaudeville performances, sporting events and an amphitheater that seated up to 15,000 people.

Fort Lee – Named for the site of an early American Revolutionary War military encampment, it later became the birthplace of the American film industry.

Hackensack – The County Seat of Bergen County, famous visitors included Mark Twain, and Presidents Grant, Wilson, and Taft.

Paterson – Founded by Alexander Hamilton’s Society for Establishing Useful Manufactures, Paterson was America’s first planned industrial city and the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. It was powered by the Great Falls and later became known for silk production.

Newark – Newark’s Branch Brook Park is the oldest county park in the United States and is home to the nation’s largest collection of cherry blossom trees, numbering about 4,300.

East Orange – At the peak of its industrial growth, East Orange had three train lines, three trolley lines and six stations within the 3.9 square miles of the city. Today, the city is one of 28 cities to be designated as a Transit Village.

New Brunswick – The city is home to the Daniel S. Schanck Observatory, named after a New York City businessman of the same name. The building was erected in 1865 as the spitting image of the Tower of Winds, a marble clock-tower in Athens built thousands of years ago.

Trenton – Before it was famously read in front of Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, the Declaration of Independence had its first public reading in Trenton. A mural commemorating the event can be found on South Warren Street.

Princeton – In 1783, Princeton served as the nation’s capitol. Nassau Hall (now part of Princeton University) was the capitol building, where the Continental Congress met.

What’s your favorite fact about New Jersey? For more incredible aerial footage, click here. Everywhere from High Point to Barnegat Light is featured!