12 South Jersey Spots to Take Your Next Instagram Shot
’Cause really, we’re all just in it for the gram

Grab your phone and head to these local finds to fill your Insta

stories with the perfect pics.


Kirby’s Mill
279 Church Rd., Medford

Fool your followers into thinking you’ve stepped back in time, but really you’re at Kirby’s Mill, a gristmill and sawmill built in 1778. There are several historic buildings on the property, so plan to spend an hour or 2.


Photo: dmhphotography

Grounds For Sculpture
80 Sculptors Way, Hamilton

You could fill your feed at Grounds For Sculpture with any of the 270 larger-than-life art pieces (not to mention the gardens, like the one that looks like a re-creation of Monet’s Pool of Water Lilies). Grab a map at the visitor’s center.


Shops at Rancocas Woods
118 Creek Rd., Mt. Laurel

Right in the middle of the quaint Shops at Rancocas Woods you’ll find this small whimsically painted shack. If you go on Nov. 28 (from 10 am – 4 pm), you’ll hit their craft and antique fair.


Photo: Adina Kline

Apple Pie Hill
On Batona Trail, 8.6 miles down from Carranza Rd.

Impress your followers with a panoramic view of the Pine Barrens from the top of this 60-foot fire tower in Wharton State Forest. You can only climb to the top when a “fire watcher” is present. Call the NJ Forest Fire Service at 609-726-9010 to schedule a visit.


Mr. Bill
453 S. Route 73, Winslow Township

Pull off Route 73 on your way to the shore for a burger at Mr. Bill’s and get a pic with the 22-foot-tall worker standing right out front. Just be sure to wear a mask, Mr. Bill always does.


Photo: David M. Warren

Pennypacker Park
Between Kings Hwy., Park Blvd. and Grove St., Haddonfield

Pennypacker Park is the site where the world’s first nearly complete dinosaur skeleton was discovered in 1858. Take a quick pic of the commemorative stone, and maybe a boomerang or 2 at the picture-perfect ponds along the way.


Boundary Creek Natural Resource Area
518 Creek Rd., Moorestown

The circular trail at Boundary Creek Natural Resource Area has 3 lookout decks with a special structure at the end to help with your Insta photo. Hold your phone inside any of the cut-outs and you have the perfect crop for a beautiful nature shot. (If it’s a good day, you might see a bald eagle fly by.)


Photo: dmhphotography

The Palace of Depression
265 S. Mill Rd., Vineland

The Palace of Depression is literally made of junk. There’s so much to shoot, but head to the lower level and get a quick pic of the stone fireplace/oven with a giant glass wolf head protruding out.


Palmyra Nature Cove
1335 Route 7, Palmyra

You’ll find 250 acres of forest, meadows and wetlands plus a 125-acre freshwater tidal cove at Palmyra Nature Cove. Plan to stay awhile and make a story of your entire experience.


Walt Whitman’s Tomb
1640 Haddon Ave., Camden

We’re sending you to a cemetery, but it’s ok. Lots of people visit Walt Whitman’s tomb. Ask for a map in the office, and wait ’til you see the shots you’re going to get at this massive stone tomb with a gated door. Built into a hillside, the crypt that he designed himself feels amazingly peaceful and … poetic.


Next to 790 Haddon Ave., Collingswood
When you’re feeling kind of edgy, kind of cool, post a selfie at the edge of this narrow alley. (I mean, the hanging fire escape – where can you find that in South Jersey?)


803 Smithville Rd., Eastampton
There are plenty of Insta-worthy spots on the grounds of historic Smithville. But head to the courtyard of the mansion. There’s a walkway covered in vines that is just breathtaking. No filter needed.



November 2020
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