Historic Walnford House

New Jersey Photography Hot Spot

Walnford New Jersey


Ranger Station: 609-259-5794 – Walnford House: 609-859-6275

Escape to the remote countryside and discover a vibrant piece of history. This hidden gem is both fascinating and eerie, as locals believe it may be haunted. Our friend Helen took us on a journey to this little-known location, which we fondly called “Helen’s Mill” for quite some time.

The mill’s striking blue color makes for stunning photographs, especially with fall foliage as a backdrop. The surrounding buildings also provide great photo opportunities. You can tour inside when they are open or take a guided tour to learn about the mill and its wetlands.

Be sure to position yourself for captivating reflections on the water’s surface and use a polarizing filter for added depth in your photos. If you venture inside, don’t forget your tripod for architectural shots. This spot doesn’t attract many visitors, but checking their event calendar is always a good idea.

There isn’t much else around here, but you can explore the back roads in search of old barns or horses to complement this location. Alternatively, you can make a pit stop here on your way to another popular photography destination in Monmouth County.