New Jersey

Best Apple Orchards in Northern NJ

Apple picking at the best apple orchards in northern New Jersey is a fun way to spend a fall weekend and stock up on delicious varieties of apples.

apples in bags

Hiking at Ramapo Mountain State Forest

Hiking at Ramapo Mountain State Forest in NJ you’ll find rocky, hilly trails alongside lakes, waterfalls, ruins and more. Here’s the 5.5 mile loop we hiked and recommend!

Experience George Washington’s Christmas Crossing of the Delaware

Every December, Washington’s historic crossing of the Delaware is reenacted at Washington Crossing State Park in Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania. During the reenactment, the park hosts many fascinating displays and demonstrations. Families can tour several historic buildings on the grounds and learn about blacksmithing, colonial games, candle-making, quilt-making, cooking, crafts, musket-firing drills and more.

Musket drills, Washington Crossing

Five Winter Delights in Cape May on the Jersey Shore

While our off-season trip to the Jersey Shore did not include bathing suits, swimming, ice cream, or even much sunshine, we enjoyed a slow-paced weekend that was the perfect opportunity to explore the area without the crowds.

Sunset Beach