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Things to Do in NJ: Fall Activities

It’s no secret that Fall is my favorite season! With so many fun things to do in NJ it’s hard for it not to be. Here are some of my favorite fall activities in the Garden State.

Apple and Pumpkin Picking

My absolute favorite Fall activity in NJ is going to pick my own apples and pumpkins. My favorite place to go is Terhune Orchards. They have everything! They also have their own wine (I’m partial to the apple and peach flavors), fresh produce and apple cider donuts and apple cider.

Fall Foliage and Hiking

There’s nothing I love more than when all the trees are beautiful hues of reds, oranges, and yellows and luckily in NJ there are plenty of places to hike and see the beautiful fall foliage. Check some of them out here.

Walk in Princeton

Okay, I might be biased but I love walking around the Princeton University campus in the fall. Established in 1746, the Ivy League campus is full of gorgeous architecture, plenty of trees, paths, and lawns. It’s a great place for a fall stroll.

You can stop in town first to grab a cup of coffee at Small World Coffee or a hot chocolate or apple cider at The Bent Spoon.


Going to a winery might be my second favorite fall activity. A crisp, sunny day spent outside with friends and wine, it doesn’t get much better. Some of my favorite area wineries are Laurita, Alba, and Old York Cellars.


If you’re more into beer, there are also plenty of breweries to check out in NJ. You can check them out here.

Grounds for Sculpture

Grounds for Sculpture is so fun and unique any time of year, but especially great to walk in the fall since it can be a little hot/sticky in NJ in the summers.

Top Golf/Mini Golf/Golf

I love to golf, and there are so many fun ways to golf in NJ! It’s a great group activity. Check out Top Golf in Edison or Mt. Laurel, or one of the state’s many mini golf locations! If you’re a golfer, I love Neshanic Valley and Mercer Oaks.


Before it gets too cool, make sure you get at least one more picnic in. One of my favorite places to picnic is Mercer County Park. They have a huge amount of green space, there’s even a marina, biking paths, tennis courts and more.

I also love the green in Palmer Square, be sure to pick up one of the cheese kits at Olsson’s Fine Foods for your picnic needs. Use AYZIA20 for 20% off your online purchase.


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