Fall is a great time of year to get out and enjoy the changing colors of nature. If you live in New Jersey, there are many activities that can be enjoyed during this time of year.
One may not think about fall surfing when they think about New Jersey but along shore towns like Ocean City, Seaside Heights and Wildwood, the ocean water is still warm in October. The fall is also the peak of the hurricane season and that is another reason why surfing on the Jersey shore attracts many surfers in the fall.
The Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is located along the Delaware River separating New Jersey from Pennsylvania. It is a beautiful park to camp in and enjoy activities like canoeing, hiking, biking and fishing.
Another choice for camping is located in South Jersey. The 1.1 million acre Pinelands National Reserve is another good location for fall camping.
Bird enthusiasts have different choices when it comes to fall bird watching in New Jersey. The Cape May Bird Observatory, located in Cape May Point, is operated by the New Jersey Audubon Society. Another choice for bird watching is in the Highlands at the Gateway National Recreation Area at Sandy Hook. Over 300 species of birds can be found there. Travel to Lyndhurst to the Meadowlands which is nationally recognized as a migratory fly-over and resting preserve.
New Jersey is also called the Garden State and fall is a perfect time to go for a hayride or visit a pick-your-own farm. Corn, blueberries and cranberries are just a few of the fall harvests that New Jersey has to offer.
Fall is a great time to visit the casinos of Atlantic City, take in a show, enjoy fine dining and even enjoy a walk on the boardwalk.
New Jersey has 11 lighthouses that are open for the public to see. From the Barnegat Lighthouse on Long Beach Island to the Cape May Lighthouse in Cape May Point, fall is a great time to explore these majestic sentinels of the sea.
This is just a small sampling of the different activities to do in the fall in New Jersey. For more ideas visit the New Jersey tourism’s website.