Buying produce at a store is good, but picking your own sure is better! There’s nothing like connecting with the Earth by harvesting its fruits with your own hands. Kneeling down with a basket to eye up the ripest and juiciest of the bunch, getting dirty while the sun beats down on you, sneaking a couple tastes “just to make sure they’re good,” and ending the day with a sweet reward! Before you head out to the strawberry patch, check out our essential guide to picking your own strawberries.
If you’re the adventurous type and love nothing more during this season than capturing the beautiful colors the leaves are changing, you’ve come to the right place. New Jersey is full of parks, forests, and arboretums that might be the perfect place to take pictures of the fall foliage, but we’ve rounded up some of the best locations for you. Be sure to tag your photos with #NJspotsFall when you visit!
The best part about fall is all the activities that come with it — apple picking, hayrides, leaves changing, and everything pumpkin. New Jersey is full of local farms where you can enjoy a day out with friends and loved ones, but if you don’t know where to start looking, we’ve got you covered! Here are some of the best farms to pick your pumpkins this season.
Fall is for apple picking. Young and old, couples and kids alike, everyone loves the quintessential stroll through an orchard, searching for the most perfect speckled fruit. There’s nothing better than the smell of cool autumn air graced with sweet apple aromas swirl as you zigzag from tree to tree. Fuji, Gala, Golden Delicious, McIntosh, and Granny Smith are all varieties grown in New Jersey. Read on to find an apple-picking spot near you!