The Great Falls In New Jersey Will Soon Be Surrounded By Beautiful Fall Colors
It’s officially fall in New Jersey and beautiful foliage isn’t far behind. The leaves have already started changing color in some parts of the state. We can’t wait for the striking shades of red and gold on the trees, especially around our very own most impressive landmark – The Great Falls in New Jersey. Beautiful all year, fall is a great time for families and photographers alike to take a scenic day trip to this magnificent waterfall for one of the best views in the Garden State.
Even still, the park is worth a visit! You’ll get to enjoy the scenic views seen in the video below, shot at the end of October 2015 by RCHeliCamInc.
An urban oasis with wheelchair and stroller-accessible paths, this is a popular spot for artists, photographers, and families. There are also picnic tables available! You can find out all about the many landmarks and attractions at this park with a visit to the website of the National Park Service, which runs the popular National Historical Park. While you’re in Paterson, check out this fantastic middle eastern grocery, or book a stay at the nearby Hilton Garden Inn Wayne.
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Best Waterfalls In New Jersey
Where can I find the best waterfalls in New Jersey?
The Great Falls are New Jersey's most famous falls, but here are some other great cascades to chase down!
- Buttermilk Falls might not be the most famous waterfall in New Jersey, but it is the tallest. This 85-foot-tall cascade is located in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, and is accessible via a steep staircase that takes you to an amazing vista. If you're not up for the hike, a 1.5-mile trail is another way to get close to the falls for photo opportunities.
- Ramapo Mountain State Forest is one of the most peaceful spots in the state, a huge wilderness area with a beautiful overlook. You simply take a 2.2-mile out-and-back trail that leads you past wildflower fields, a lake, ruins, and even a small but beautiful waterfall right by the main overlook.
- Hacklebarney State Park was originally only 32 acres, but is now over thirty times that size and is one of the state's most beautiful spots for exploring. The park is split by the Black River Gorge, and as you follow the path of this stunning body of water, you'll find several small waterfalls with beautiful views. Part of the joy of taking this trail is that you never know what you'll encounter next.