Fall Foliage, Harvest Activities & Halloween Events

Celebrate autumn with these seasonal attractions and activities in New Jersey.
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Fall Colors

Starting in late September, New Jersey’s landscape begins to shift from vivid green to dazzling yellow and orange, and there are so many ways to enjoy the transformation. Take in the spectacular fall foliage and crisp air with a hike, or mountain bike ride on the forested trails that lattice across New Jersey’s national and state parks. Travel through the rural countryside and past small towns along the way with a drive along a scenic byway, such as the 42-mile Palisades Interstate Parkway, which offers breathtaking views at Palisade Interstate Park. Or, go on a self-guided fall colors tour around the state to see the leaves at the peak of their color change throughout the season.

Harvest Activities

With charming farmland and sprawling orchards throughout the Garden State, harvest season means corn mazes and hayrides, apple picking and pumpkin patches. Stop by a farm stand to pick up a jug of freshly-pressed apple cider or a batch of pumpkin butter. Go on a hike through a nature preserve or wetlands area, such as Cape May Bird Observatory, to watch birds in migration, or find a nearby wildlife management area for hunting waterfowl, wild turkey, bear, deer and more. Discover even more fall activities in New Jersey.

2017 Halloween Events

October 13-31, 2017
Halloween Happenings (Cape May)

October 21, 2017
City Place 3k Spooky Stroll (Edgewater)
Hoboken Harvest Festival (Hoboken)
Octoberfest (Sea Isle City)

October 22, 2017
Trick or Treat Street and Howl-O-Ween (Seaside Heights)

October 26, 2017
Witches Night Out (Allentown)

October 26-28, 2017
Haunted Seaport (Tuckerton)

October 27, 2017
Pumpkinfest (Clinton)

October 28-31, 2017
Haunted Hamilton (Rahway)

October 28, 2017
Atlantic City Ballet Presents Dracula (Lakewood)
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Millville)
Zombiewalk (Smithville)
Zombie Crawls (Frenchtown and Lambertville)

October 31, 2017
Hometown Halloween (Washington)
Toms River Halloween Parade (Toms River)
Trick or Treat at the Physick Estate (Cape May)

See more upcoming events in the New Jersey events calendar.