Some of the most charming small towns in New Jersey are found in rural corners of the state, surrounded by farmland and beautiful scenery. Whether you’re looking to relocate to one of the more rural areas in NJ or simply love a good day trip, we think you’ll find this list handy. No matter the reason, take a trip to any of these for a beautiful day in the Garden State!
What are your favorite rural areas in New Jersey? Let us know and we’ll check them out — we would love to hear from you! And, if you’re feeling filled with state pride, be sure to check out this awesome New Jersey apparel collection from Wear Your Roots.
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Beth C. |February 02, 2024
Where can I go in New Jersey that only the locals know about?
New Jersey is brimming with hidden gems! Below you'll find a list of places in New Jersey that the locals love:
Chicken Galore -- Woodbridge
The Molly Pitcher Inn -- Red Bank
Popcorn Park Animal Refuge -- Forked River
The Bent Spoon -- Princeton
World War II Lookout Tower -- Cape May
Columbus Farmers Market -- Columbus
The Circle -- Newton
Colts Neck General Store and Deli -- Colt's Neck
Sakana -- New Brunswick
Light Dispelling Darkness -- Edison
Caribbean Motel -- Wildwood Crest
Curious to learn a bit more about these destinations? Check out our list of hidden gems in New Jersey that you'll want to visit ASAP.
What are some of the best day trip destinations in NJ?
Some of the best day trips in New Jersey include the following: