October 2018: Fall Day Trips

There’s no better time than autumn to enjoy all that New Jersey has to offer. Check out these 83 places to go this fall!

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Fall Day Trips

26 Fall Festivals to Check Out This Month

A bounty of fun fall festivals awaits you this October.

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WheatonArts Fall Festival, Where Pumpkins are an Art Form

Glass is the heart of the WheatonArts Fall Festival—but other crafts abound.

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12 Pick-Your-Own Farms to Pick Your Perfect Pumpkin

Here are 12 New Jersey farms where you can pick your own pumpkins, listed from north to south.

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6 Haunted Happenings That Will Spook and Shock You

Here’s a six-pack of places where you can satisfy your thirst for a good fright.

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Old-Fashioned Fun at Brock Farms in Colts Neck

Pumpkin picking, a corn maze and haunted hayrides crop up every year at Brock Farms.

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Hitting New Jersey’s Wine Trails

Care for a refreshing chardonnay? A marvelous merlot? You’ll find plenty to sample on these trails, linking some of the state’s top wineries.

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Kayak Tours Offer Adventurers a Boatload of Fun

Kayak tours mean exercise, relaxation and fresh air—plus a break from cell phones and other modern distractions.

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A Bumpy Drive Through History Along Old Mine Road

Speed limits are snail-like on Old Mine Road, but the autumn views are worth the crawl.

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Counting the Pleasures of County Parks

New Jersey’s county parks have plenty to offer, from foliage walks to historic sites and abandoned villages.

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The Garden State is Fertile Ground for Poetry

New Jersey is a hotbed of contemporary poets. Ever wonder why?

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Congressman Tom MacArthur Faces Tough Battle to Keep 3rd District

After two easy campaigns, Trump ally Tom MacArthur is in a fight to keep his House seat in the GOP column.

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Eat & Drink

An Ascent Long Awaited: The Hill in Closter

Ben Pollinger, who won a Michelin star in New York in 2006, finally opens his own restaurant—in his home county.

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‘Baking is in Your Blood’

Guided by the women who came before her, Susan Carter devoted herself to her Hungarian heritage, launched her own business and deepened it with a pilgrimage.

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A Friendly Hive of Eats, Drinks, Music and Games: MudHen in Wildwood

The new MudHen Brewing Co. in Wildwood is an all-year venue with plenty of dishes to lure the hungry as well as brews to entice the thirsty.

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Oldest Form of Bubbly Is on the Rise

Pétillant-naturel—pét-nat for short—is both a sexy debutante in today’s wine world and a form of sparkling wine that predates Champagne by centuries.

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All-Season Italian on the Shore: Marandola’s in Bradley Beach

At Marandola’s in Bradley Beach, Mark Marandola says he makes his Italian menu ‘not too red-saucy.’ He calls it “a mixture of traditional and a little innovative.”

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A Southern Italian Source in Hoboken: Dolce & Salato

The recently opened Dolce & Salato is a cozy Hoboken storefront—part café, part takeout shop—celebrating the foods of southern Italy and Sicily.

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The Salty Whale & Guesthouse Opens in Manasquan

Plus: Other openings in Red Bank, Seaside Heights, Ridgewood and beyond.

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Bánh Mi For You: Hên Vietnamese Eatery in Cherry Hill

Hên Vietnamese Eatery in Cherry Hill offers six types of the classic bánh mi sandwich. There’s also four pho soups, plus many other dishes at this “stylish eatery…in a clean and modern space” that opened in June.

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Garden Variety

A Conversation with U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith

The Director of Creative Writing at Princeton University and Pulitzer Prize winner sat down with us to discuss how New Jersey has affected her work.

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Acme Accordion School Breathes New Life into Old Fashioned Instrument

At this Haddon Township school, accordion lessons are still the rage.

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Historian Finds Freedom in Art

Nell Irvin Painter, already a Harvard PhD., was 64 when she enrolled as an undergraduate at Rutgers’s Mason Gross School of the Arts, where she earned a BFA followed by a MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design.

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Silver Lining: Spotlight on Community Hope

An ailing veteran grabs a lifeline and hauls himself and his family out of the depths of despair.

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Road Trip! Your What To Bring Guide

Take a ride along Jersey’s beauteous byways. Grab your keys, pack the car and have a blast.

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Exit Ramp

Can You Dig It? At Diggerland, Yes You Can!

Dump trucks and ’dozers are the draw at this unique amusement park.

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