New Jersey is anything but an industrial wasteland. All South Jersey residents know the real reason why New Jersey is referred to as the Garden State. SJ residents are proud of where we come from. released a list of the most beautiful places in each of New Jersey's twenty-one counties. The list below highlights our counties here in South Jersey.



  • 1

    Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge

    Atlantic County

    According to, the 47k acres of marshlands that make up the Forsythe Wildlife Refuge play home to several species of fish and birds. The greenery is a sight you can't miss.

  • 2

    Cape May Lighthouse

    Cape May County

    The Cape May Lighthouse landmark is a staple down the shore. You can't pick a better spot for date night or a day trip. Climb to the top and take in one of the most beautiful views the Jersey Shore has to offer.

  • 3

    Wharton State Forest

    Camden County

    Wharton State Forest includes the best hikes in the Pine Barrens. If you've never spent a day exploring the Barrens, head to Wharton and let the adventure begin!

  • 4


    Cumberland County

    Some of the best bird watching in the state can be done in Historic Greenwich. Grab your binoculars and head towards the banks of the Cohansey River.

  • 5

    Two Bridges Wine Trail

    Gloucester County

    If you're a wino vino, you won't be disappointed.

  • 6

    Mannington Meadows Greenway

    Salem County

    Take in the waters and the wildlife all along this route. Experiencing it during a sunset is even better.