Historic Walnford HouseNew Jersey Photography Hot Spot
62 Walnford Road, Upper Freehold, N.J.
Ranger Station: 609-259-5794 – Walnford House: 609-859-6275
Travel out to the middle of nowhere to see this colorful historic location. It’s a pretty cool spot. We think it’s haunted. Check out the slideshow below and look for the ghost. Our friend Helen took me out to this unique hot spot. We couldn’t remember the name so we called it Helen’s Mill for quite some time.
The mill makes for great photos with its brilliant blue color. We just missed peak fall foliage here. There are several buildings surrounding this mill to take pictures of. You can tour the inside of the buildings when they are open or you can take a guided tour and learn about the mill and wetlands.
You will want to try to position yourself to get the reflections off the water of the mill and be sure to use a circular polarizing filter to get the dynamic reflections to make your photos pop. Go inside to get some architectural images just remember to bring your tripod along. We don’t think this location gets too packed with people but do check their calendar for events.
There is not much else out this way. You can travel around the back roads looking for a cool old beat up barns or some horses to pair this location up with or hit it on your way to another Monmouth County photography hot spot.
Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Food: Better bring your own. No food or drinks offered.
Professional Photography Permit: $50 to $180 per hour for weddings and professional shoots.
Park Brochure & Map
You can go into town for some food. You will really enjoy this small town in New Jersey, but there is not too much to choose from. We like quite over the busy areas with a lot of options. We will take this little town over the bigger ones any day of the week.