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Best Local NJ Fall Foliage Trips

September 28, 2017

There’s no doubt that autumn is upon us. The air is cooler, farmers have started harvesting, and the coffee shops are selling everyone’s favorite fall-themed drinks. People are bringing out their cozy clothes and turning up the heat, preparing to settle in for the chillier temperatures ahead. Be sure and get one last outdoor tour in before it gets too cold.

One of the most amazing things about the fall season in New Jersey is watching the leaves change color. Leaves are already starting to change in parts of the county but the grand finale happens in late October here on the East coast. Here are a few great local places you can experience all the wonder nature has to offer this fall.

New Jersey Lighthouses

There are 11 major lighthouses in the state of New Jersey. The top of a lighthouse offers a great vantage point for viewing all the splendor fall has to offer. Check out Navesink Twin Lights in Monmouth County, Barnegat Lighthouse in Ocean County, Finns Point Rear Range in Salem County, and Cape May Lighthouse in Cape May County.

High Point State Park

Anyone into hiking and biking must check out High Point State Park. It boasts the highest elevation in New Jersey at 1,803 feet and on a clear day there are 80 miles of beautiful fall colors to view. Make it a mini-vacation and take in the nearby High Point Country Inn in Wantage. With seven acres of grounds, there’s plenty to see there as well.

Delaware Water Gap

The Kittatinny Ridge part of the Delaware Water Gap in Sussex consists of miles of amazing scenery and rolling hills as well as Kittatinny Lake. The Delaware Water Gap is a national recreation area consisting of 70,000 acres in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Late September and early October is the most colorful time for The Delaware Water Gap.

Woodlands Tour

The Woodlands Tour is a fun excursion to take in mid to late October. You can start the tour in Riverdale and finish at Echo Lake. On the tour, you will see amazing points of interest like Ringwood State Park, the New Jersey Botanical Gardens, Greenwood Lake, the Wanaque Wildlife Management Area, and Abram S. Hewitt State Forest. The tour includes plenty of opportunities for hiking, bird watching, and taking in fall in all its glory.

Echo Lake Stables

For a unique experience while taking in some of those amazing fall colors, check out Echo Lake Stables in Newfoundland. With more than 1,100 acres to explore, Echo Lake Stables offer guided horseback rides along wooded trails boasting with all kinds of red and gold leaves.

Regardless of where you go to experience autumn in all its wonder this year, you’ll want to make sure you can take it all in with the best vision possible. LASIK eye surgery is a safe and effective vision correction procedure that only takes about 15 minutes per eye! Contact the OCLI team today to find out if you’re a good candidate for LASIK surgery.

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