What does your perfect fall day in New Jersey entail?
A gorgeous drive through the mountains, taking in the colors of changing leaves along the way? An afternoon of festival-focused fun with the family, picking pumpkins and apples? A laid-back evening at a winery, tasting new varieties and catching up with old friends?
Whatever your ideal autumn excursion, we can bet it features the Garden State’s great outdoors. Below, browse a comprehensive guide of places to visit and things to do this season.
Ready for an autumn rush? Check out these lesser-known splendors. READ MORE
From Oktoberfest celebrations to family-friendly events, the Garden State has a plethora of fun fall happenings. READ MORE
The sprawling Essex County trail links suburban streets with woodsy mountains and hidden history. READ MORE
Find frights and delights all over New Jersey as Halloween nears. READ MORE
Ready to enjoy a brew with a view? Here’s your guide to the Garden’s State’s most picturesque breweries, wineries, distilleries and cideries. READ MORE
Guests can traverse the Watchung Reservation—a verdant, 2,000-acre preserve in Union County—on horseback while learning about local wildlife. READ MORE
Board a historic passenger train in Phillipsburg, ride along the Delaware River and arrive at an interactive mining exhibit. READ MORE
People come from as far away as France to gaze at the stunning Great Falls. Plus, there’s an abundance of fabulous Middle Eastern cuisine to try. READ MORE
Take a trek through the Great Swamp, where woodlands, grasslands, brooks and ponds provide a habitat for a wealth of aquatic life, birds and mammals. READ MORE
New Jersey’s capital city offers the kind of deep-dish American history you can only find in a few U.S. cities. (And don’t forget about its thin-crust pizza!) READ MORE
Put on your walking shoes and hike to Hemlock Falls, a 25-foot-high cascade in the heart of the 2,110-acre wooded oasis. READ MORE
Can’t get enough? Check out more autumnal excursions:
Get Lost But Find Fun in a Corn Maze
Visit NJ’s Often-Overlooked Bayshore Heritage Scenic Byway
Spend a Peaceful Day at Watchung Reservation
Stroll Where Washington Stood Fast
Kick Back in a Kayak on the Manasquan River
Visit Pequannock Watershed, a ‘Pristine Forest’ in New Jersey