Best Photo Spots in New Jersey

Where can you take photos in New Jersey? If you’re looking for beautiful places for your next photoshoot, here are a few more locations that I’ve added to my list. You can also see my first set of spots in this post: Northern New Jersey’s Most Instagrammable Spots. If you’re wandering around the Garden State, give these places a look.

1. Frelinghuysen Arboretum

353 E Hanover Ave / Morristown, NJ 07960

Visit this 127-acre estate any time of the year, open daily with no charge. It surrounds a Colonial-Revival mansion, though unfortunately it’s not currently open. There are so many places to take a beautiful photographs, from the formal gardens or just on the nature trails. You can even have a picnic on the Great Lawn.

2. Reeves-Reed Arboretum 

165 Hobart Ave, Summit, NJ 07901

This non-profit arboretum, located in Summit, is open daily from dawn till dusk, free of charge. There is a non-member suggested donation of $5 per person. Take a leisurely walk around the public garden’s 13.5 acres and enjoy nature. In April, the Reeves-Reed Daffodil Bowl explodes with thousands of yellow and white blooms. Casual “in-the-moment” photography is welcomed, but a permit is required for the primary purpose of taking posed photographs. The entrance gate opens automatically, you just have to pull your car up to activate the sensor.

3. Grounds For Sculpture

80 Sculptors Way, Hamilton Township, NJ 08619

Explore the 42-acre sculpture park and museum. Grounds for Sculpture is open year round, rain or shine, but closed Tuesdays. Capacity is limited and timed admission tickets are required. There are so many things to see as you wander on the paths. A great place to relax and unwind.

Adults (18+ years) $20
Seniors (65+ years), Active Military/Veterans/Healthcare Worker (ID required) $15
Student (6-17 years or Student ID) $10
Children 5 & under FREE

4. Central Park of Morris County

1 Gov Chris Christie Dr, Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ 07950

A multi-faceted sports complex comprised of 420 acres. Central Park of Morris County is open daily Sunrise to Sunset throughout the year.

5. The Bread Stand

419 Boyden Avenue, Maplewood, NJ 07040

There are no gardens or nature trails here, but there ARE delicious treats and a fun mural! I highly recommend a croissant, chocolate croissant, almond croissant, green pepper croissant, cinnamon morning bun, tomato danish, mushroom danish… I can go on, but I’m getting hungry.

Thank you for reading about more of my New Jersey photo spots! Have you visited any of these beautiful places? Do you have others I need to check out? Let me know in the comments.

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