7 Places to Visit in New Jersey This Fall

What plans do you have this fall? Apple picking? Football games? Corn mazes? How about some travel? 

If you’re not tied to the school calendar or you’re just looking for a relaxing weekend away, fall is a wonderful time to explore New Jersey. Not sure where you should go? Here are some ideas for you that will make exploring your home state fun!

  • Margate, New Jersey: You may not think about heading to the beach in the fall, but it’s a perfect time to go. The crowds have left after a busy summer, and you can enjoy a much more relaxed visit. Margate is close to Atlantic City and boasts of having some delicious restaurants along with tons of activities to do in the autumn.
  • Sussex County, New Jersey: If you’re looking for a relaxing drive that will have you enjoying the mountains, forests, and some of New Jersey’s more rural areas, then head to Sussex County. You can go hiking and see some gorgeous waterfalls in this area. There are plenty of bed and breakfasts or quaint hotels for a long weekend and don’t forget to check out the Sterling Hill Mine.
  • West Cape May, New Jersey: Another beach destination you may enjoy this fall is West Cape May. This town is often referred to as the “funkier” side of Cape May and has lots of restaurants, shops, and boutiques perfect for exploring. There are also trails for hiking, and you can climb to the top of the Cape May Lighthouse to take some fantastic pictures and enjoy the view.
  • Millville, New Jersey: Millville has lots of historical attractions based around the American glassmaking industry, which makes it an interesting destination on its own. But, Millville also has a great downtown area with art galleries, boutiques, restaurants, pubs, and a theater with lots of enjoyable shows. Wine lovers may also want to drop by the Southwind Vineyard.
  • Stockton, New Jersey

Stockton is a quiet little town located on the Delaware River and is perfect if you’re looking for a quiet weekend where you can get outside. You can visit Prallsville Mills and the Bulls Island Recreation Area. Be sure to take some photos of the covered bridge!

  • Flemington, New Jersey: Flemington is a quaint town with lots of boutiques and delicious restaurants, and the beautiful Main Street Manor if you want to spend the night. But if you love October because of Halloween, then head to Flemington for Schaefer’s Farm Fright Fest. It bills itself as the “Farm of Horrors” – so be prepared to be scared!
  • Asbury Park, New Jersey: This is another beach destination that may not be on your radar for the fall, but if you enjoy strolling a quiet boardwalk, plenty of good music, some fun bars and restaurants – then it needs to be on your list. Be sure to see if there are any events happening at the Paramount Theater or the Convention Hall.

Do you have a favorite spot in New Jersey that you love to visit in the fall? Or, are you going to check out one of these places? Wherever you’re headed this fall, enjoy all that New Jersey has to offer!

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