32 Nature Photos That Prove New Jersey Ain’t The Armpit Of America

1. To everyone who calls the great state of New Jersey a dump, we’ve got one question for you:

To everyone who calls the great state of New Jersey a dump, we've got one question for you:

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Delaware Water Gap

2. Do your dumps have pink skies?

Asbury Park, NJ

3. No? What about pink cranberry bogs?


Wharton State Forest

4. (It’s like a lake full of Valentine’s-themed M&Ms except healthier and less melty.)


5. Contrary to popular belief, New Jersey has trees.

Allaire State Park

6. Sometimes they’re ruby red, unlike your cold, New-Jersey-hatin’ heart.

Colts Neck, NJ

7. Other times they’re golden. (No, seriously, the trees in NJ are made of gold.)


8. And then there are times the trees in New Jersey are so pristinely white, it brings a tear to Ice T’s weird eyes.


Butler, NJ

9. NJ even has stunning waterfalls. Right in the heart of Paterson, where you can get stabbed right in the heart.

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Great Falls of Paterson, NJ

10. And tiny, adorable watertrickles.

Gravel Hill in Holland Township

11. Maybe you’ve heard of our swamps. But did you hear that they’re this frickin’ cool looking?

Mill Creek, Meadowlands, NJ

12. Panorama worthy, yo.

Brigantine National Wildlife Refuge

13. There are sticks growing out of them and everything!

Manasquan Reservoir

14. And our sunsets are 90% pollution, 100% siiiiick!

Ocean Grove, NJ

15. But even better than our swamps are our SHORES.


Sunset Beach, Cape May, New Jersey.


Ocean Grove, NJ


Ocean Grove, NJ


Long Beach Island, NJ.

19. Eighteen-hundred glorious miles of coastline.

Brigantine, NJ

20. You can spot such majestic creatures as Humpback, Fin, and Right whales.


Cape May, NJ

21. Or, ya know, garden variety sea birds…

Sea Isle City, NJ

22. New Jersey is home to 11 lighthouses. How many lighthouses you got, Kansas?

Cape May, NJ

23. Our winters are beautiful. And historic. George Washington fought here after Valley Forge.

Old farmhouse on Monmouth Battlefield.

24. Woodsy trails? Yeah, we got that.

New Jersey Pine Barrens

25. Most of our rivers are just streams, but still. You can tube in some!


Delaware Water Gap

26. Vistas on top of vistas.

Paradise Valley, NJ

27. Roads on top of ROADS.

Basking Ridge, NJ


Colts Neck, NJ

29. (No seriously, we have horses. It’s the state animal).

Colts Neck, NJ

30. DID WE MENTION? The Statue of Liberty is technically in NJ! New Jersey = AMERICA.

31. But(t) the best view ever is right HERE:

Columbia Records


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