New Jersey is also called the Garden State, The Diner Capital of the World, or home of the famous. It is renowned for tomatoes, blueberries, and corn. New Jersey’s turning of the leaves rivals New England, and watching as the leaves turn color is fantastic. New Jersey fall trips, even if for a day, are one of the most memorable experiences. The fall colors are at their best around the weekend of St Columbus Day, with most of the ridges keeping the golden shade up to November. The best fall trips to take in New Jersey are:
Take a trip to New Jersey’s mountainous and forested area to view the vibrant and stunning fall colors. You can take these New Jersey fall trips as day or weekend trips. Start your scenic journey in Newton town, which has a Revolutionary War past, and enjoy the colonial-style homes and many antique shops.
The 7-mile Sunrise Mountain Overlook is very picturesque, and one of the most popularly visited places in the Stokes State Forest. The overlook provides a breathtaking view at the height of 1,653 feet above sea level. Along the ridge, you will find the Appalachian Trail, and once inside the park, there are signs that guide you into the High Point State Park and Stokes State Forest. The Monument is the highest point at 1,803 feet above sea level and offers visitors a breathtaking view of the Delaware River Valley.
If you love adventure, continue to the Buttermilk Falls that cascade down the steep Kittatinny Mountain. The full loop is 7.5 miles and is inclusive of 3 waterfalls and a stunning view. It is worthy to note the trails are not well marked, and Buttermilk Falls is New Jersey’s highest waterfall at 200 feet tall.
The Old Mine Road
The Old Mine Road is a New Jersey Historic and Scenic Treasure, and a picturesque road that has a place in the National Register of Historic Places. It is one of the oldest roads in the U.S and runs 104 miles from Kittatinny Point Visitor Center in Hardwick Township, New Jersey, all the way to Kingston New York.
Clinton, New Jersey
Clinton is a small and beautiful town. It is one of the most photographed towns in New Jersey, and its downtown is tree-lined and filled with restaurants and shops. The spectacular Raritan River has the Clinton Red Mill, and runs through the town, with a 200-foot wide waterfall also winding through it. This town is very popular with visitors who are out for New Jersey fall trips for a weekend getaway or a day’s excursion. Most photographers are keen on the town history going back circa 1880.
Green Sergeant’s Covered Bridge
The Green Sergeant’s is a covered bridge over the Wickecheoke Creek in Stockton, NJ. It is the only remaining bridge in NJ and is in the National Register of Historic Places. The bridge was built in 1872 and was damaged in 1960. It was dismantled in 1961, and rebuilt using the same materials the following year.
With so many fantastic fall trip destinations every fall, it is easy to see why many people choose to stay in this state. If you are property hunting in New Jersey and want to narrow down your best real estate options, you can call us at 201.568.5668 or email Josh@NJLux.com today!