October 2017: Fall Day Trips

Hop in your car, grab your bike or climb on a horse–and enjoy all that autumn has to offer in our beautiful Garden State.

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Fall Day Trips

Road Trip: Millstone Valley

Hiking, biking, historic farms and delicious pancakes await you on this 27.5-mile trip that winds through the rustic, rural sections of Hunterdon County.

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Road Trip: Hackettstown to Frenchtown

An uncluttered rural landscape of rolling hills awaits you on the scenic and splendid Warren Heritage Scenic Byway.

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26 Can’t-Miss Fall Festivals To Make Your October Fun

There’s plenty to celebrate this fall with an array of festivals throughout October.

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8 Spooky Events That Will Give You a Little Fright

Love things that go bump in the night? These haunted attractions are certain to make this Halloween spooky and scary.

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12 Plump Pumpkin Patches Ripe for the Picking

On the hunt for the perfect pumpkin? Check out these farms!

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At Giamarese Farms, You’ll Find Pumpkins Galore

Pick a plump one at this East Brunswick farm.

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Saddle Up for Horseback Riding at Willow Grove Farm

Climb on a Clydesdale and take a scenic ride on the Columbia Trail through Morris County.

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“Wicked” Doings at Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey

This October 30, check out “Something Wicked This Way Comes,” a staged reading of classic horror tales from the likes of Edgar Allan Poe and Bram Stoker.

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A Crimson Harvest of Cranberries

Deep in the Pine Barrens, touring a cranberry farm.

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Off the Road, in the Pinelands

The off-road biking trails in Wharton State Forest are the perfect place to take a ride and enjoy all of fall’s splendor.

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Rutherfurd Hall, A Still-Lavish Estate, Revisited

A Warren County estate where history and a bit of presidential mischief were made stands as a monument to the Gilded Age.

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Hey, Bacteria? Can We Talk?

The Princeton microbiologist hopes to make new medicines by listening to the conversations of bacteria.

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After Years Apart, Adoptees and Birth Families are Together Again

Having gained legal access to their birth records, New Jersey adoptees revel in long-overdue reunions.

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A Tale of Two Sisters

Reunited, they learn of their different paths.

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Eat & Drink

Simplicity Runs Deep: Juniper Hill in Clinton

After a peripatetic career, chef Josh DeChellis has come home to Jersey’s wealthiest county to turn a former bank into a showcase of fresh, contemporary cooking for all.

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A Viniferous Sisterhood of Women Winemakers

Making wine (as opposed to marketing, selling or writing about it) has long been a male domain. But Jersey’s female head vintners are changing that.

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A Tablespoon Overflows With Pleasure: Tablespoon Cafe in Cranford

What Tablespoon Café in Cranford lacks in designer decor it more than makes up in the quality of its classic French food.

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The Place Gets Packed: Tutta Pesca in Hoboken

So admits owner Mike Caracappa That is both a happy statement and a lament. The narrow restaurant has just 32 seats, and lines often form outside.

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Quick Bite: B London

B. London, a casual eatery serving breakfast and lunch daily, features some fanciful British influences, such as the BBB (bangers, bacon and bagel).

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Garden Variety

These Mushroom Hunters are Putting the Fun in Fungi

The New Jersey Mycological Association hosts weekly forays during the warm and wet months wild mushrooms are in season.

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Red Bank’s George Stirnweiss, The Forgotten Yankee

A new book about the 1947 World Series between the New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers profiles important members of each team.

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“This Is Us” Is Back (Now Stop Sobbing)

NJ native Dan Fogelman never imagined his hit series “This Is Us” would make viewers cry so much.

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A Conversation with Tom Perrotta

The creator of the HBO series “The Leftovers” talks about the true, down-to-earth Jersey attitude, and how the state influenced his work.

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And the Grammy Museum Goes to…Newark!

The Grammy Museum is on the ground floor of the Prudential Center, and will pay tribute to artists from New Jersey and around the world.

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Knowing the Score—for 50 Years

By his count, Herb Turetzky has kept the score of 2,090 of the Nets’s home games—including the last 1,395 in a row.

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Only in New Jersey with Steve Adubato

Temperature’s Rising: How Will Jersey Deal with Global Warming?

A new report details the potential impact of global warming—and makes clear the need to act now.

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Home & Garden

This Maplewood Colonial Boasts a Low Budget with High Style

With clever cost-cutting ideas and just a few splurges, a Maplewood family updates their kitchen.

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Renegade Shades

Take a cue from Pantone’s fall fashion palette and welcome the new season with novel color combos.

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Ramy Brook Sharp was Born to Design

For New Jersey native Ramy Brook Sharp, a fascination with fashion began as a teen.

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Exit Ramp

Celebrating Things that Go “Bark” in the Night at Dog Walk of the Dead

At Dog Walk of the Dead in Sussex County, canine lovers and their furry friends dress up for a Howl-O-Ween affair.

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