10 of the Most Incredible Views in New Jersey

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It comes without surprise that the state of New Jersey has a ton of beautiful views to behold. From the coastline in the east to the state parks and forests to the west. The Garden State is full of hidden gems.

Here are 10 spots to head to if you're looking for your next adventure here in NJ.

Buttermilk Falls | Layton, NJ

This waterfall is an absolute must-see. Located on Mountain Rd in Layton, the waterfall is one of New Jersey's highest. There are multiple ways to get to the top including a convenient wooden staircase for those who aren't so into hiking.

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Ringwood Manor | Ringwood, NJ

A gorgeous place to visit, Ringwood Manor is a preserved mansion from the 18th century. The back of the property offers guests a stunning view of the gardens that feature Cherry Blossom trees in full bloom during the Spring season and gorgeous foliage in the Fall.

Manasquan Reservoir | Howell, NJ

A 770-acre wetland popular for boating and fishing, the reservoir is surrounded by the tranquil beauty of the woods. For the best views, head to the top visitor center's observation deck.

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Nassau Street | Princeton, NJ

One of the most known streets in Princeton, Nassau is home to the city's most famous shops and restaurants. However, one of our favorite things about this street is the way it looks in the Fall. Some of the absolute best foliage we've ever seen, we highly recommend taking a stroll once the leaves change.

South Mountain Reservation | West Orange, NJ

This nature reserve is nestled in between the Watchung Mountains. Walk the trails here to take in all the beauty nature has to offer. The reservation takes up over 2,000 acres so there's plenty to see. You can find ponds, streams, and even waterfalls.

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Liberty State Park | Jersey City, NJ

A beautiful place to visit in the spring as the Cherry Blossom trees bloom, Liberty State Park offers sweeping views of downtown Manhattan, the Statue of Liberty, and Ellis Island.

High Point Monument | Sussex, NJ

Hike to the top of this 1,800 ft hill to view the High Point Monument. You'll be able to take in sweeping views, especially if you opt to climb the 200 stone steps located within the monument.

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Cape May Lighthouse | Cape May, NJ

Cape May is a beautiful coastal city situated along Jersey's coastline. The town is filled with tons of scenic views from the ocean to their Victorian-era houses that line the streets. The Cape May Lighthouse however is one of our favorite views. Located at the tip of Cape May in Point State Park.

Lambert Tower | Paterson, NJ

This historic observation tower was reopened to the public in 2014. The lookout point offers visitors stunning views of the Lambert Castle.

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Ventor Pier | Ventor City, NJ

An idyllic beach town located in Atlantic County, Ventor City is a great place to visit if you're looking to take in some stunning views of the boardwalk, beach, and the stunning Ventor Pier.

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