October 2020: Fall Day Trips

Our Fall Day Trips section details all you need to know before you visit farms, vineyards and other seasonal attractions throughout the state. The ongoing effects of the Covid-19 pandemic have limited a number of activities this year; we’ve tried to provide the latest information on popular destinations.

The other articles in this month’s issue are as varied and tempting as New Jersey’s harvest bounty. We trust you will enjoy both.

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Garden Variety

So, What Is Forest Bathing Anyway?

The Japanese practice offers serenity, which feels particularly relevant in these stressful times.

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A Conversation with Mary Chapin Carpenter

The Princeton native opens up about her new album, at-home performances amid the pandemic, and more.

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Book Revisits Infamous NJ Case of Murder for Hire

Doctor Dealer shares new details behind “a doctor high on greed, a biker gang high on opioids, and the woman who paid the ultimate price.”

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In Short Hills, a Newly Reopened Retreat

Following a $5 million renovation, Greenwood Gardens provides a welcome oasis.

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Behind a 12-Acre Salvage Yard in Atco

At Wade’s Salvage, decommissioned aircraft mingle among vintage buses and abandoned household items.

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Steve Adubato: Only in NJ

Can NJ Transit Stay on Track?

Despite pandemic losses, the state-owned public transportation system is forging ahead with an ambitious 10-year plan.

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Giving Back

In Allentown, a Sanctuary for Senior Dogs

At Marty’s Place, four-legged residents live out their final days with love, dignity and comfort—and an occasional dip in the pool.

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In Hoboken, a One-Stop Shop for Sustainable Style

Helmed by slow-fashion sage Maggie Emma, the thoughtfully curated Margo Market helps customers procure lasting clothes and goods.

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These 6 Autumn Accessories Will Refresh Your Wardrobe

Fall in love with versatile items in caramel, cream and blue hues.

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8 Chic Items for Your Home Office

Working remotely? Spruce up that space with some stylish and efficient décor.

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Can Virtual Fundraising Save Our State’s Nonprofits?

Online events help nonprofits raise money, but for many cultural and charitable institutions, pandemic-related revenue shortfalls are staggering.

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Writer Shares Rare Joys of Raising a Disabled Child

Heather Lanier’s memoir, Raising a Rare Girl, explores the shock and subsequent pleasures of her daughter’s diagnosis.

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Where to Birdwatch During Jersey’s Migration Season

Birds of prey cruise down our aerial highway every fall. Here’s a guide to the passing parade.

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A Guide to Jersey’s Treasure Trove of Historic Train Stations

From small wooden shacks to awesome stone marvels, these depot delights will stop you in your tracks.

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Fall Day Trips

At Ironbound Farm, Connect with Food from Ground to Glass

The 108-acre regenerative farm in Asbury provides the opportunity to experience food at every stage.

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Savor Sunflower Season at Holland Ridge Farms

The fields buzz each fall with vibrant blooms and visitors by the thousands.

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A Safe Space for Animals—and Autumn Visits

At Tamerlaine Sanctuary & Preserve, a 336-acre farm in Sussex County, book a private tour to meet, pet and feed the 200-plus residents.

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Your Fall Guide to Visiting Farms & Vineyards

Head to farm country for a season of harvest fun.

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At the Delaware River Railroad, Chug Along on a Seasonal Adventure

Fall excursions include such add-on activities as pumpkin picking, gem mining and wine tasting.

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Hunterdon’s 579 Trail is a Day-Tripper’s Dream

Fresh-picked fruit, vegetables and plants, as well as dairy and meat products, take center stage.

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Home & Garden

5 Top Kitchen Trends We’re Loving

What’s cooking? Larger islands, creative storage, statement lighting and more.

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Eat & Drink

How Four Food Artisans Confronted Covid-19

Grounded by the pandemic, these local creatives responded with passion and enterprise, launching ambitious new products.

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Why Health-Conscious Drinkers Love Hard Kombucha

As a category, the fizzy drink has steadily grown in sales since 2014, when the first commercially available brand launched in Brooklyn.

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Exit Ramp

In Orange, Painting the Nation’s Largest ‘Black Lives Matter’ Mural

A local community joins the social-justice movement sweeping the globe.

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