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Here Are The Best Times And Places To View Fall Foliage In New Jersey

August is nearly over and, to some, that’s a tragedy. While I will miss the summer (especially at the shore), I look forward to fall. You might find me sipping cider, hopping on hayrides and perhaps picking an apple or two but there’s one thing that I’ll definitely do – watch the show. What show? The leaves changing from green into beautiful shades of orange, yellow and red. Here are some of the most beautiful places to take in the fall foliage in New Jersey.

Now that you know where to see the foliage, you’ll probably want to know when. Leaves start changing in late September and have mostly fallen from their branches by early November. Peak season for much of New Jersey is late October though Northwest New Jersey (including Mount Tammany) peaks earlier and Southern and Pine Barrens regions peak later. To see shades of yellow, visit these spots early in the season. For vibrant reds, closer to November is better.

Where’s your favorite spot to see the leaves change color in New Jersey? Did you know that New Jersey was named one of the best places to enjoy fall foliage in America by Conde Nast Traveler? Learn more about that by clicking here.

Kristen Koennemann
Kristen is a freelance writer, editor and social-media manager who really loves her state. She's here to share all that New Jersey has to offer with residents and the rest of the world.