Everyone In New Jersey Should Take This Underappreciated Scenic Drive

Though the official New Jersey State Parks foliage tracker says that much of the Garden State is seeing “some change” in the leaves, I’ve noticed fairly significant changes in several areas during my daily travels. It was a delightful surprise to see entire swaths of red and gold so early in the season! These changes mean that now is a wonderful time for a colorful scenic drive. We’ve got so many terrific options but one of my absolute favorites has to be Henry Hudson Drive.

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This drive makes for a great day trip since you’ll also be able to park and hike if you choose. If you get hungry, the State Line Cafe is currently open for takeout.  With several wonderful trails, where do you begin? Try this hike to castle ruins or this hike to an enchanting stone monument.

Address: Henry Hudson Dr, Fort Lee, NJ, USA