The Great Outdoors
Simple tools and a bit of patience yield fossils aplenty at Big Brook.
Flower power is in full bloom at Peony’s Envy farm and nursery.
Celebrate National Park Week by visiting one of these historic landmarks.
Taking the plunge with New Jersey’s extreme canoers.
Two intrepid hikers travel through the wild isolation of the Pine Barrens.
When the warm weather rolls around, the Garden State becomes a playground.
Teens compete for a spot in the U.S. Fencing Association Summer National Championships in California this July.
For one not-so-memorable year, the Newark Peppers brought big-league baseball (with 10-cent bleacher seats) to the Garden State.
Inventive workouts and luxury amenities have pumped up the popularity of boutique health clubs.
Parkour brings obstacle-course training indoors.
Our Great Lakes and Rivers
Looking for some freshwater fun? Here’s our take on 20 New Jersey lakes.
This South Jersey spot is an oasis of small family picnics and sleepy summer afternoons.
The powerful Delaware River is a recreational paradise, boasting such activities as boating, tubing, hiking and more.
Jersey’s anglers are hooked on the mighty Musky.
This "little lake that could" is a hidden gem in the heart of Cheesequake State Park.
The state’s official water-ski team makes a splash at Lake Mohawk.
Jersey farmers delight birds, bees and day-trippers with an eye-pleasing new crop.
A young entrepreneur brings his “blue thumb” to the revival of the Jersey oyster, a sustainable crop that cleans the water and, yes, tastes great.
The Lee family maintains a 75-year tradition, raising broad-breasted birds with a personal touch.
Scallop fishermen, working like dogs, haul in Jersey’s most valuable seafood crop. A day on the job with the crew of the scallop boat Lucky Thirteen.
A failed gardener finds joy and profit in wild (but delightfully edible) plants running amok in her Flemington yard.
At the last of Jersey’s big family egg farms, the rural life is all it’s cracked up to be.
For poet Maria Mazziotti Gillan, a working-class childhood in gritty Paterson inspired a lifetime of luminous literature.
Every morning for a decade, a Montclair artist crafts meticulous collages from the daily paper.
Reiki, a holistic healing practice, is a new method for aiding ailing pets.
Three friends hope to help reconnect Mile Square City with its beer-brewing roots with 902 Brewing Co.