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The Top 10 Spots To View Fall Foliage In New Jersey Before It’s Gone

Peak fall foliage season for 2016 has hit Northern New Jersey and will reach the rest of the state within the next few weeks.

Since the summer was fairly dry, leaves will be less colorful in some areas, but you can still enjoy a vibrant show.

Head to parks and open spaces near water to see shades of red, orange and yellow.

The following 10 locations are some of the best places to enjoy fall foliage in New Jersey right now. (All Photos Courtesy: onlyinyourstate.com)


1. Mount Tammany, Knowlton, NJ

1. Mount Tammany, Knowlton

You’ll find great colors all along the Delaware Water Gap, but for the more adventurous, hiking to the top of Mount Tammany will allow you to see the leaves for miles.

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Distance from Passaic/Clifton: Approx. 55 min.

Distance from Lakewood: Approx. 1 hr. 45 min.

 

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The color around Lake Marcia is sure to be spectacular, and the entire park is a gem.

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Distance from Passaic/Clifton: Approx 70 min.

Distance from Lakewood: Approx 2 hours

 


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3. Norvin Green State Forest, Bloomingdale

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Check out the view from Wyanokie High Point. Surrounded by lakes, ponds and the Wanaque Reservoir, you should spot some fantastic foliage here.

Distance from Passaic/Clifton: Approx 37 min.

Distance from Lakewood: Approx 80 min.

 

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4. South Mountain Reservation, West Orange

4. South Mountain Reservation, West Orange

There’s plenty to do here besides leaf peep. You can visit the Turtle Back Zoo, take a train ride through the woods, or hike to Hemlock Falls.

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Distance from Passaic/Clifton: Approx 25 min.

Distance from Lakewood: Approx 60 min.

 

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5. Palisades Interstate Park, Alpine

5. Palisades Interstate Park, Alpine

Along the Hudson River, the colorful cliffs are always breathtaking. Hike or bike through the park for pathways come alive with shades of red and yellow.

Distance from Passaic/Clifton: Approx 25 min.

Distance from Lakewood: Approx 80 min.

 

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6. Washington Crossing State Park, Titusville

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On the Delaware River, this park is the site of Washington’s famous crossing. There’s a wonderful nature center here, too.

Distance from Passaic/Clifton: Approx 70 min.

Distance from Lakewood: Approx 50 min.

 

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7. Mercer County Park, West Windsor

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This picturesque park surrounds Mercer Lake and is home to the Van Nest Wildlife Refuge.

Distance from Passaic/Clifton: Approx 60 min.

Distance from Lakewood: Approx 40 min.

 

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8. Speedwell Lake, Morristown

8. Speedwell Lake, Morristown

The lake and dam make this a popular spot for photographers year-round, but it really shines in the fall.

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Distance from Passaic/Clifton: Approx 30 min.

Distance from Lakewood: Approx 70 min.

 

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9. Garrett Mountain Reservation, Woodland Park

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Distance from Passaic/Clifton: Approx 10 min.

Distance from Lakewood: Approx 70 min.

 

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10. Ringwood State Park, Ringwood

10. Ringwood State Park, Ringwood

While you’re here, check out Skylands Manor, Ringwood Manor and the New Jersey Botanical Garden.

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Distance from Passaic/Clifton: Approx 35 min.

Distance from Lakewood: Approx 95 min.

 

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Whatever you choose to do today, make it an enjoyable day outdoors, and most of all HAVE FUN!


 

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