Visit High Point State Park In New Jersey For An Absolutely Beautiful View Of The Fall Colors
It’s leaf-peeping time in New Jersey, and the vibrant colors of autumn are all around us. Get out and see them up close when you visit High Point State Park, one of the most beautiful gems in the New Jersey State Park System.
High Point State Park encompasses 15,413 acres in the Kittatinny Mountains, and it's a beautiful place to visit year-round.
When the weather cools and the leaves start to turn, this park is filled with the rich hues of yellow, orange, and red. Grab your camera and head out for a visit this season.
Three lakes grace this park. Lake Marcia offers swimming during warm months, Sawmill and Steenykill Lakes are perfect for boating.
The Dryden Kuser Natural Area includes 850 acres. Black Spruce Bog was one of State Senator Kuser's favorite places to spend time, and you can see why - it's a quiet, peaceful place, surrounded by nature's wonders.
High Point Monument towers high over the park at 1,803 above sea level. The monument honors war veterans, and was completed in 1930. Both the park and its monument were made possible by the generous donation of Colonel Anthony R. and Susie Dryden Kuser.
Climb to the top of the 220-foot monument for a beautiful view. From this vantage point, you'll see the Poconos, Catskills, and Wallkill River Valley.
The park has more than 50 miles of trails to explore, so lace up your hiking boots and head off on an adventure!
The Monument Trail Loop is 3.5 miles, round trip, and takes you to a stunning overlook that provides a view of the entire park below, blanketed in the rich colors of fall.
High Point State Park is open daily, starting at 8 a.m. Entrance fees per vehicle are $5 for New Jersey residents and $10 for non-residents on weekdays; $10 for residents and $20 for non-residents on weekends.
Plan your visit by visiting High Point State Park’s
website, and make sure to follow the park’s Facebook page to see what’s new at the park.
Have you seen this year’s fall foliage at High Point State Park? We’d love to see your photos and hear about your autumn adventure in the comments! If you’re looking for more spots for leaf peeping, take our
two-hour drive across New Jersey to see this year’s fall colors.
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High Point State Park, 1480 NJ-23, Sussex, NJ 07461, USA