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Top Five Ways to View Fall Foliage in Central Jersey

Posted by: NJ Kids Team - October 02, 2013

WANDER THROUGH A GARDEN

NJ Botanical Gardens
2 Morris Rd, Ringwood, NJ 07456
(973) 962-9534

Deep Cut Garden
352 Red Hill Rd, Middletown, NJ 07748
(732) 671-6050

Reeves-Reed Arboretum
165 Hobart Avenue Summit, New Jersey 07901
(908) 273-8787

The Leonard J. Buck Garden
11 Layton Road, Far Hills, NJ 07931
908 234-2677

GO ON A SCENIC TRAIN RIDE

Black River and Western Railroad
80 Stangl Rd Flemington, NJ 08822 ‎908.782.6622
Board your train at Flemington Station and enjoy the ride to Pumpkin Junction! New this year - kids can find the answers to farm trivia questions at maze checkpoints. Find all the answers to win a small prize! Attractions at Pumpkin Junction include: The new and improved corn maze - this year's maze is in the shape of a barn and silo, petting zoo, and refreshments. 

Delware River Railroad Excursions
99 Elizabeth Street Phillipsburg, New Jersey 08865 1-877-train-ride
The great Pumpkin Train runs from October 5th to the end of October, weekends. Every train is "The great Pumpkin Train” in October! Take the Great Pumpkin Train to the Corn Maze or just for a scenic ride along the Delaware River! Ride our steam train through the beautiful fall landscape of Western New Jersey. Take the train to the pumpkin patch located in a little glade in front of the historic Carpentersville Lime Kilns dating from the 1700's.  Once you arrive at the Pumpkin Patch, everyone is welcome to get off the train and EVERY CHILD can pick their own pumpkin for FREE. 

PADDLE A CANOE/KAYAK ON A LAKE, CANAL, OR RESERVOIR  

Princeton Canoe & Kayak Rental
483 Alexander St Princeton, NJ 08540
(609) 452-2403 canoenj.com

Cranford Canoe Club
250 Springfield Ave, Cranford, NJ
(908) 709-7285

Round Valley Recreation Are
1220 Lebanon-Stanton Road Lebanon, NJ 08833
(908) 236-6355

HIKE IN THE WOODS

Huber Woods Park
25 Brown's Dock Road, Locust (Middletown Twp.), NJ 07760
732-872-2670 - Environmental Center
Nestled on a hill overlooking the Navesink River, the park was established in 1974 with a 118-acre gift of land.  Besides forests and meadows, the site also features over 8 miles of multi-use trails and an Environmental Center. A visit to Huber Woods Park is the perfect opportunity to appreciate the facets of nature that are often taken for granted.  While there, take a moment amid the scenic beauty and panoramic views to observe small things - sounds, smells, light and shadow, subtle hints of seasonal change.  Relax in a meadow or take a walk along a wooded trail. Each experience will enhance your appreciation of the fascinating natural world around you.

TAKE A BOAT RIDE

Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center    
331 Georgia Tavern Road, Howell 07731
732-751-9453
All aboard! Come enjoy a boat tour on the beautiful Manasquan Reservoir! Tours are narrated by Park System Naturalists and will include opportunities to view local wildlife including turtles, egrets, herons, ospreys, and perhaps even a Bald Eagle! Boat tours depart from the Manasquan Reservoir Visitor Center. 

The River Lady
1 Robbins Parkway, Toms River, NJ 08753
(732) 349-8664
Join them for a delightful cruise on The River Lady, a 130 passenger, 85′ authentic reproduction of a paddle wheel riverboat. The River Lady splendidly captures the ambiance of a 19th century Mississippi Paddleboat.  The River Lady cruises the Toms River and Barnegat Bay of New Jersey. Advance reservations suggested. 

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Posted by: NJ Kids Team| October 02, 2013
Categories:  Fun Things To Do
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