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The Milky Way can be found in New Jersey. That is if you know when, where, and how to look for her. You must have this information because she is not always visible. You can go to our Dark Sky page and click on the dark sky finder map. One place that is not listed here is Batso Village. We aren’t in the mood to get arrested this summer. The Park Police are gung-ho on keeping all of us out. If you go here, be prepared to avoid them, and if you get caught, you will be removed and have to pay the fine. (Be sure you get your shot before you are removed).
The Bass River/Bellepain State Park Area is a dark sky area, and Hope New Jersey is also a dark sky area. Jenny Jump State Park has rustic cabin rentals. These are some places not listed below.
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Milky Way Photography Island Beach State Park, New Jersey
Island Beach State Park has some of the darkest skies in New Jersey. Our favorite place is called the Judge’s Shack. After parking in lot #11, take the path to the beach and then make a right at the water, and just a very short distance, you will see the Judge’s Shack.
Milky Way Photography Avalon, New Jersey
Check out the crazy good Milky Way Mike image on the dunes of Avalon, New Jersey. He is the best Milky Way photographer in the universe! These skies do produce some outstanding results when shooting the Milky Way in New Jersey.
Milky Way Photography East Point Lighthouse, Heislerville, New Jersey
Just outside of Cape May New Jersey is one of our favorite Milky Way locations. This lighthouse makes for some great foreground when shooting the Milky Way.
Milky Way Photography Long Beach Island, New Jersey
Long Beach Island is a good spot for Milky Way Photography. There are some great rocks for the foreground and people like to write on the sand in that area and you might get something cool for the foreground as we did.
Milky Way Photography Bridge to Nowhere, Manahawkin, New Jersey
Milky Way Photography Tuckerton, New Jersey
This is also a good sunset location, so get there a little early and get both sunset photos and milky way photos. It is a bit challenging with Atlantic City so close by. There wasn’t any way to avoid the city light glow in the images. These were taken on July 27. The milky way moves some during the milky way season, so at a different time, it could be slightly better if you’re in New Jersey and don’t want to travel far, it’s still a decent place to go.
BEWARE: of the Green Flies on hot, humid days. You will not be happy if you get eaten alive. The locals swear by Avon So Soft to keep them away.