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32 Nature Photos That Prove New Jersey Ain't The Armpit Of America

You think you Jersey's not beautiful? FAHGETABOUT IT!

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1. To everyone who calls the great state of New Jersey a dump, we've got one question for you:

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Delaware Water Gap

2. Do your dumps have pink skies?

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Asbury Park, NJ

3. No? What about pink cranberry bogs?

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Wharton State Forest

4. (It's like a lake full of Valentine's-themed M&Ms except healthier and less melty.)

5. Contrary to popular belief, New Jersey has trees.

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Allaire State Park

6. Sometimes they're ruby red, unlike your cold, New-Jersey-hatin' heart.

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Colts Neck, NJ

7. Other times they're golden. (No, seriously, the trees in NJ are made of gold.)

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8. And then there are times the trees in New Jersey are so pristinely white, it brings a tear to Ice T's weird eyes.

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Butler, NJ

9. NJ even has stunning waterfalls. Right in the heart of Paterson, where you can get stabbed right in the heart.

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Great Falls of Paterson, NJ

10. And tiny, adorable watertrickles.

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Gravel Hill in Holland Township

11. Maybe you've heard of our swamps. But did you hear that they're this frickin' cool looking?

Mill Creek, Meadowlands, NJ

12. Panorama worthy, yo.

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Brigantine National Wildlife Refuge

13. There are sticks growing out of them and everything!

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Manasquan Reservoir

14. And our sunsets are 90% pollution, 100% siiiiick!

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Ocean Grove, NJ

15. But even better than our swamps are our SHORES.

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Sunset Beach, Cape May, New Jersey.

16. OUR BEAUTIFUL,

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Ocean Grove, NJ

17. MYSTERIOUS,

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Ocean Grove, NJ

18. OTHERWORLDLY SHORES.

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Long Beach Island, NJ.

19. Eighteen-hundred glorious miles of coastline.

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Brigantine, NJ

20. You can spot such majestic creatures as Humpback, Fin, and Right whales.

Cape May, NJ

21. Or, ya know, garden variety sea birds...

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Sea Isle City, NJ

22. New Jersey is home to 11 lighthouses. How many lighthouses you got, Kansas?

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Cape May, NJ

23. Our winters are beautiful. And historic. George Washington fought here after Valley Forge.

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Old farmhouse on Monmouth Battlefield.

24. Woodsy trails? Yeah, we got that.

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New Jersey Pine Barrens

25. Most of our rivers are just streams, but still. You can tube in some!

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Delaware Water Gap

26. Vistas on top of vistas.

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Paradise Valley, NJ

27. Roads on top of ROADS.

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Basking Ridge, NJ

28. HORSES ON TOP OF HORSES?

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Colts Neck, NJ

29. (No seriously, we have horses. It's the state animal).

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Colts Neck, NJ

30. DID WE MENTION? The Statue of Liberty is technically in NJ! New Jersey = AMERICA.

31. But(t) the best view ever is right HERE:

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Bruuuuuuuuuuce!

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