Celebrate our Planet with These Outdoor Instagrams of #NewJersey
Liberty State Park by @b_brophy
By Sarah Emily Gilbert
There’s no questioning New Jersey’s commitment to environmental preservation and conservation. In 2016, we were ranked the tenth greenest state based on factors such as eco-friendly behavior and climate change contributions. We are currently fifth in the nation in solar power installations, and we’re home to over 50 state parks. Forests cover 45% of our 2.1 million acres of land, of which 790,000 acres are farmland, and we’re the second biggest producers of blueberries in the country. I guess it’s no wonder why we’re dubbed the Garden State.
To commemorate Earth Day and exercise our Jersey pride, we rounded up our favorite Instagram shots of the state. From the shore to the city, these pictures show that NJ is far more than factories and highways, but a natural oasis.
Seaside Heights Boardwalk by @gbonii
Mount Tammany by @yung.snooze
Giant Stairs in Palisades Interstate Park by @aytek_fe
New Jersey Pine Barrens by @michael_danila
Appalachian Trail Boardwalk in Sussex by @melissa.trinidad
Clinton Resevoir by @noaamichael
Lower Trenton Bridge by @jfgambone.photography
Princeton, New Jersey by @rsr09
Pittstown by @theothertimearound