October 2023: Fall Day Trips

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 day, we can bet it features the Garden State’s great outdoors.  

Enjoy our guide of places to visit and things to do this season!

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The Best Fall Day Trips in New Jersey

Fall is all about exploring the Garden State’s outdoor pleasures—hiking trails, waterfalls, seasonal festivals, and tasting rooms with scenic views.

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Discover the Hidden Gems of NJ: 6 Breathtaking Waterfalls You Need to See

Ready for an autumn rush? Check out these lesser-known splendors.

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New Jersey Fall Festivals and Fairs You Won’t Want to Miss

From Oktoberfest celebrations to family-friendly events, the Garden State has a plethora of fun fall happenings.

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A Guide to Exploring NJ’s 36-Mile Lenape Trail

The sprawling Essex County trail links suburban streets with woodsy mountains and hidden history.

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Haunted Attractions Sure to Scare NJ This Fall

Find frights and delights all over New Jersey as Halloween nears.

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Unwind at NJ’s Most Scenic Tasting Rooms

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.

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Group Works to Save the Oft-Forgotten Jersey Side of Ellis Island

A local nonprofit refuses to let the island’s abandoned medical buildings crumble into the sea.

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The War on Gas-Powered Leaf Blowers Is Revving Up Across New Jersey

More towns are limiting the use of—or even completely banning—gas-powered blowers, citing health and environmental concerns.

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