Monday, October 17, 2011

Scenic Fall Foliage Drives in Raritan New Jersey

Fall brings with it some amazing displays.  There are some great scenic fall foliage drives around Raritan, New Jersey, and the nearby areas.  If you need something to do in the coming weeks, why not get out and take a drive through some of the best views the Garden State has to offer.

Take a drive to Waterloo Village in Stanhope, an area that not only features great foliage but also has a number of historic festivals and unique little shops.

A drive to Lake Hopatcong, the largest lake in the state, is a great place to enjoy the outdoors.  Bring a picnic lunch and have a nice lunch while taking in the sights.

Another great place to take in the fall scenery is near Andover.  The Allamuchy Mountain State Park is located close to the city, and it’s a great place for an outdoor family adventure.  Enjoy the various hiking trails, take a picnic lunch, or even go camping and fishing. 

New Jersey has more than just one outstanding state park.  If Andover is out of your way, how about visiting Moravian Village, an 18th century town that features several different walking tours.  The town is right next to Jenny Jump State Forest, a great place for camping, hiking, and more.

The Pequest Trout Hatchery and National Resource Center is another fun place to visit.  The waters reflect the fall foliage, giving you a great mirrored display of the colors.

The Ringwood State Park offers two great sights: Norvin Green Forest and Shepherd Lake.  Along the way to the park, stop by Wanaque Reservoir.  This is a great day trip.

Finally, there’s the New Jersey Botanical Garden at Skylands Manor.  You’ll find over 90 acres of gardens and natural areas.  It’s amazing any time of the year, but the fall foliage looks especially nice.

Fall Flowers delivered in Raritan New Jersey

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