Fall Day Trips 2014: Great Getaways

Golden opportunities beckon across the state, from hiking and hayrides to historic inns and romantic B&Bs.

Three-year-old Sana Gupta takes a rest from her search for the perfect pumpkin at Melick’s Town Farm in Califon.
Photo by Matt Rainey

The foliage, the chilly evenings, the warm apple cider, the carved pumpkins, fall is here! We’ve designed this month’s package as your comprehensive guide to all things autumn in the Garden State. We’ve got charming B&B’s, historic lodges, hayrides, Oktoberfests, winery tours and plenty more! Click the links below to see what delights are in store this season. Be sure to check back next week for even more fall treats!

Autumn is Awesome at Crystal Springs
The sprawling, scenic Crystal Springs Resort in Hamburg offers luxury and leisure.

Teeing Off, Over the Vineyards
Sand traps and seclusion beckon at Renault Winery Resort.

Cozying Up to Chester

The classic colonial town now offers overnight stays.

Taking Stock of Stockton
A romantic inn, a riverside stroll and plentiful culinary treats.

Where Victorians Still Reign
Seasonal celebrations of past and present in Cape May.

Sheer Delight: Hiking the Palisades
Jersey’s Palisades have a hike for every skill level—plus hawk watching, picnicking and more.

Is There a Yurt in Your Future?
Camping in the round in Jersey’s state park.

Apples A Plenty
One of the state’s largest apple growers, Melick’s Town Farm in Califon offers wagon rides and good times for the whole family.

Fall Festivals for All

Where are the best places to celebrate the season this year? Our round-up of fall festivals covers everything from cranberry harvests, to wine tastings, to pumpkin trains and beyond!

Kickin’ It Up in Keyport: Chili Festival
Monmouth County will be a much spicier place October 11 and 12, when the 17th annual Screamin’ Country Jamboree and Chili Fest returns.

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