Best Places to Enjoy Fall Foliage
Besides summer, fall is one of my favorite seasons of the year. Especially since it's still warm enough during the day to spend time at the beach. I enjoy the crisp, cooler air in the early morning and night.
Fall is also the perfect time to catch a glimpse of nature's beauty. We are entering the peak time for fall foliage. According to the website Smokey Mountains, the leaves will start to change color around the beginning of October. South Jersey will start to be in peak mode for fall foliage by mid October. Before you know it the leaves will start to fall all at once.
Here's a look at some of the best places in New Jersey to take in the fall foliage for 2019 from VisitNJ.org.
Catch all of fall's vibrant colors at Stokes State Forrest in Branchville or check out the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. The highest point in the state for fall foliage viewing is High Point State Park in Sussex with an elevation of 1,803 feet.
The New Jersey Botanical Gardens is in full bloom at Skylands Manor, located in Ringwood has over 90 acres of gardens. It's the perfect place for a Sunday drive to check out the colors of fall.
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This is when you want to make time to visit the the largest forest in the state for breathing views of fall foliage. Wharton State Forest is located on Batsto Road Hammonton but also encompasses 115,000 acres in Burlington, Atlantic, and Camden counties.
Belleplain State Forest, located is Woodbine is also a great spot to take in the vibrant colors of fall. Check out the surrounding oak, cranberry, red maple and gum trees all displaying the beautiful colors of fall.