10 Jul 2015, 05:18
I miss my home state of 'Jersey' where I was raised from the age of 2. I
moved to Florida upon retirement and regret every day. I miss the change of
seasons and the beautiful foliage in mid to late October. I miss the lakes,
the hiking trails and especially the 'shore'. I hope one day soon to return
to my home state and experience the beauty it offers.
25 Oct 2013, 08:34
looking for a nice foliage olace to take photos..
12 Oct 2013, 12:01
I grew up in Ringwood -was born in Hackensack but moved in 1960 after Dad
built our house in Cupsaw lake -now after living in Jersey most of my life
live in the South Carolina low country --the autumns were always
beautiful ,especially the end of oct to first 10 days in nov. when we
had Indian summer always miss those fall days
18 Oct 2012, 14:42
I also regret having moved from NJ to FL. I miss all the seasons,
especially the Autumn. I moved to Fl to please other people and I'm
currently in Fl (24 yrs now)because of the same reason. \r\nMemories of my
25 years in NJ sometimes overwhelm me. Hopefully, some day soon I'll move
back. There is so much to see and do in NJ. I was born in another country
but to me NJ is and will always be my hometown.
11 Oct 2012, 12:18
They say the best time in Sussex fall foliage is mid to end Oct.Coming
weekend is probably a pretty good bet.
11 Oct 2012, 12:15
The Walpack Inn in Wallpack is an oustanding place to enjoy the fall
foliage and great food.There are many back roads to travel in the area
along the Delaware river.
14 Oct 2011, 04:25
come take a ride around a small and very beautiful lake in our nw corner in
warren county. we are mountain lake , between hackettstown and belvidere.
park at the jenny jump state forest parking space and walk the 2 1/2 miles
around our beautiful lake. we welcome visitors and now is the perfect time
because our leaves are spectacular !
11 Oct 2011, 14:33
WHEN WILL THE BEST FOLIAGE BE AT ITS PEAK IN NORTHEN NEW JERSEY.
11 Oct 2011, 11:53
I live at the Jersey Shore, and am interesting in taking a trip to see some
great foliage. I'm having a hard time really narrowing down where/when we
should go. Is there a specific park, or place anyone can suggest near
Avery G. Fischer
11 Oct 2011, 08:12
I presently live in South Florida but I was born and raised in Northern New
Jersey (Jersey as we call it). I left some 20 years ago and regret it. I
miss the seasons especially the fall. I still own a home in Stockholm where
we see the full moons and foliage. In spite of raking the leaves I can only
hope I return soon to enjoy what I miss dearly.
08 Oct 2011, 06:53
I'm aware there are folks that hate New Jersey; they don't know what
they're missing. On a personal note, I have "discovered" wonderful
treasures and little gems of beauty in NJ, and wouldn't leave this state
because of them! I always find real solace and joy in the Chester area of
Morris County (which is a thirty-minute drive from my home), especially
when autumn arrives: following the meandering Black River while traversing
the winding Black River Road through Pottersville up to Hacklebarney State
Park; savoring a delicious pumpkin cider donut with some fresh-pressed
apple cider at Hacklebarney Farm; biting into a crisp Mutsu apple and
pickin' aplenty at Riamede Farm while enjoying the colorful vista; driving
into Long Valley and stopping at Ort Farms; picking up a fresh bunch of
broccoli at Mr. Bond's broccoli patch in Middle Valley; reclining on one of
my favorite benches in the Leonard J. Buck Garden and gazing up at the
marvelous layers of colorful leaves while some slowly make their way to the
ground like a feather; hiking on the trails at the Great Swamp
Environmental Center--all this while savoring the vivid beauty of what NJ
residents have been blessed with--in any season, especially autumn!
29 Sep 2011, 17:52
I'm planning an outdoor wedding on 11-6, in west milford..do you think
there will still be colored leaves on the trees? or will they have falled
to the ground??
05 Nov 2010, 09:50
Where is the parking lot on Upper hibernia Road?? Going to splitrock
25 Oct 2010, 19:05
thank u lynn for your suggestion to go to Splitrock. We went on Sun 24th
Oct and i guess we got to see the best fall colors there... the foliage shd
persist for the next week as well. Took the upper hibernia rd to reach the
parking lot and took the HawkWatch trail.. very easy trail. purposefully
took diversion to explore wilderness and still made it to the cable
television tower. the view there is beautiful and real bird-watchers had
gathered there to spot hawk, coopers and turkey vultures.. on the way back
took the split rock rd and went to split rock reservoir.. amazing fall
colors.. parking lot was almost full.. will go next time with a boat.. am
sure there are some nice bass and pickeral in the waters..
21 Oct 2010, 10:38
Try Split Rock Reservoir in Rockaway, NJ. It is just beautiful, and a
great place to hike and take pictures. If you have a kayak or canoe to
paddle around... it is just stunning!
18 Oct 2010, 11:16
My apologies. I wanted fall foliage info specific to Monksville Reservoir.
If anybody has suggestions, they are welcome. Thanks again.
18 Oct 2010, 11:14
Can anyone give me an update on the state of the fall foliage at this time?
I just want to go for a photoshoot. Thank you for your help.
15 Oct 2010, 14:27
Wrong about the temperature... the reason leaves change color is the
shortened day causes them to stop producing chlorophyll.\r\n\r\nThe
INTENSITY of colors is related to the moisture context of the trees
themselves. It very little to do with the temp. This is why certain
deciduous here in Florida are changing color now as well.. and baby - it is
still warm here:)\r\n\r\nIf temp has any influence at all it is that in
some trees, like maples, glucose is trapped in the leaves after
photosynthesis stops. Sunlight and the cool nights of autumn cause the
leaves turn this glucose into a red color. So for these trees, the
appearance of color can be related slightly to temp, but not much.
12 Sep 2010, 04:19
Will guys put a lid on the global warming and toxin talk...jeeze.."Debbie
Downers" on an otherwise nice page.
05 Nov 2009, 15:39
Jeff,\r\nPerhaps it is not clear, but this website concentrates on
Northwest New Jersey. This story describes foliage trends in general and is
not intended to be this year's statewide foliage watch. It also points to
several more stories describing specific ideas for foliage tours. As the
article points out, most of the questions you refer to are really
unanswerable unless you have a roving leaf watcher, which we certainly
cannot afford. We were hoping that more of these comments would suggest
prime leaf peeping experiences for the rest of us.\r\n\r\nI don't know
where in South Jersey you're looking, but "peak" moves around according to
how high the elevation is, what kind of trees grow in the neighborhood, how
cold it was two nights ago, how windy its been lately, etc. But, I'm sure
you would enjoy a ride this weekend. You might find a more comprehensive
state-wide guide at visitnj.org.
05 Nov 2009, 10:19
Unfortunately, tree lovers, there are now enough toxins in our atmosphere
from fossil and biofuel emissions that the vegetation in New Jersey and
many other states is being damaged. Ozone and peroxyacetyl nitrates
interfere with the leave's ability to photosynthesize and produce
chlorophyll.\r\n\r\nThe cumulative and extreme episodic effects are enough
to send the trees into terminal decline. If we want to preserve our trees
and ecosystem, we need to switch to clean energy like,
yesterday!\r\n\r\nphotos and links to scientific research at
www.witsendnj.blogspot.com. WWF climate witness page here:
05 Nov 2009, 00:25
Is someone who manages this page supposed to answer the many excellent
questions here? Otherwise, why bother? I too would like to know about
South Jersey--when in 2009 the areas peak & whether there's still a chance
now, Nov. 5.\r\nThanks-
26 Oct 2009, 05:27
I keep searching for websites that have information about South Jersey,
even putting specific towns in my search, like Cherry Hill, Voorhees,
Medford, etc... and your site keeps popping up. But I don't see any
information about these towns. Did you include all these towns in your
html? If so, you should have information for them! New Jersey is a BIG
25 Oct 2009, 18:25
Looking for scenic Fall foliageareas and trails in northern NJ and or
Westchester NY areas)Oct 26, 2009
24 Oct 2009, 20:09
I would like to take a train from Manhattan around Nov 5 to a country town
with great foliage. Any suggestions?\r\nThanks!
15 Oct 2009, 08:49
What is the best sight as far as foliage is concerned in New
Jersey.\r\nRegion and possible directions.\r\nThanks
14 Oct 2009, 08:16
Looking for great foliage in Somerset County, NJ and also Ocean County, NJ.
I remember that the Far Hills, Peapack Gladstone areas were wonderful and
would like to know which date would be best.
12 Oct 2009, 15:58
I was down to the Allentown,NJ Fall Festival this past Sun. and the colors
there were beautiful! Howell and Homdel were also lovely... The leaves are
really changing fast. Northern NJ seems to be at its peak now. Central and
Southern NJ will follow shortly. Any trip on side roads should bring lovely
sights and good photo shots.
29 Oct 2008, 16:46
Any ideas for good foliage areas in NJ along rt 78 this week
18 Oct 2008, 12:03
I drive to Connecticut every week for work and this week i saw the most
gorgeous fall foliage ever. It warmed my soul & touched my heart, boy! what
a show of colors i must say.\r\n\r\nAll this i saw while cruising on I95N
between exists 30 & 60. Simply fabulous.
18 Oct 2008, 11:49
Since the global warming, imagined or not, the leaves have been changing
later and later in the season for New Jersey. I have lived in New Jersey
since 1970. The leaves change up northern Jersey first, due to elevation
and it gets cooler there first. Then middle and southern New Jersey. It
used to start first week of October and spread south the whole month. Now,
the third week of October seems to be the norm for peak colors in northern
New Jersey now, and spreads south from there. Of course moisture plays a
part and it has been dry here.I beleive that dulls some colors. Hope this
helps a little. e-mail me and i'll try and help with info
17 Oct 2008, 03:12
I will be in Atlantic City the 20th to the 23rd for a conference and have
limited time. Any suggestions in the close proximity for photographing fall
16 Oct 2008, 18:42
I agree that the Old Mine Road is great. While in the area, check out
Sunfish Pond, Tillman Ravine, and Buttermilk Falls.
15 Oct 2008, 07:54
try old mine road, near worthington state forrest
14 Oct 2008, 18:11
My wife and I just returned from a visit to Wawayanda S.P. The lake was
absolutely stunning with the foliage at its peak! (Mon, Oct. 13)
14 Oct 2008, 15:49
The best place to see Fall Foliage in NJ is High Point State Park.. It is
absolutely stunning... Next weekend will be the best weekend for foliage
12 Oct 2008, 10:19
For paddling, Cedar Creek (Ocean County) is hard to beat. From the Ore Pond
down to Rt. 9 is beautiful any time of year, even winter!
10 Oct 2008, 16:25
Last year was very unusual due to the extreme warmth we had in late sept
and early october so it pushed peak foliage back by at least 2 weeks. I can
say today on a visit to Hunterdon county that there was quite a bit of
color already. I'd say next weekend will be peaking out there and probably
the weekend after in the northeastern and central parts of the state
09 Oct 2008, 13:29
What is a good area near Mahwah, this week-end?
08 Oct 2008, 09:36
Try this link: http://www.foliagenetwork.net/. \r\n\r\nI just found it when
trying to figure out where to go take some photos this weekend.
04 Oct 2008, 10:18
I have been to the Princeton New Jersey area in Oct. for the past 3 years.
While there have been some pretty colors, it was not the best area to see
fall colors. We were there mid Oct all 3 times. My daughter said she
traveled further north and it was much better. She said that the week
following our visit (late Oct) the colors were better for a day or two, and
then they had a storm and it blew most of the leaves off the trees. I think
if you traveled farther north into Pennsylvania in mid Oct. you would get
22 Sep 2008, 07:32
Looking for someone to hang out with during my color foliage trip while I
am staying with another couple. Someone in his 50's to join me and my 2
friends to see the sights and have coffee, or dinner, share events, find
Karaoke( I'll pay my own way) during Oct. 18-25th or so. Email me if you
are availble and not a perv. :-)\r\nD
19 Sep 2008, 10:08
I'd like to know as well! I've been looking at the wunderground.com photos
for Madison area, hoping to see some fall color creeping in. We're headed
to Madison in two weeks for parents weekend and can't wait to experience
cooler weather, pretty leaves would be a plus!
18 Sep 2008, 08:46
When will the leaves be at their best this year in New Jersey?
14 Sep 2008, 06:25
I have the same question! Are their answer's posted somewhere and I'm
missing it? \r\n\r\nWhen do you think we can expect the peak fall season
to be this year in south Jersey?\r\n\r\nThank you!\r\n
09 Aug 2008, 12:48
When do you think the peak fall season in southern new jersey will be this
year? Looking to do some kayaking with friends & family this fall. Any
ideas to river kayaking (we have our own) Thank you! Karen
Robin from England
27 Jul 2008, 13:56
We can't get over to the USA until late October. What chance we'll be able
to see any leaf colors in NJ? And how far south does the "show2
30 Jun 2008, 17:42
Hello,\r\n\r\nWhen do you think is the fall season in New Jersey this year