It didn't take long for fall to kick in. At daybreak on Friday, the second official day of autumn, the temperature clocked in at a chilly 48 degrees Fahrenheit.
For lovers of woolen sweaters, boots and scarves — as well as all activities fall, like apple-picking, corn mazes and cider donuts — this was very good news indeed. Who wants to pick apples wearing a tank top?
So don your flannels and vests and get out there for some fall fun. Here's your guide.
From horseback riding in the fall foliage to antiquing in the country, we've put together the ultimate list of things you won't want to miss when it comes to fall fun. Check it off: Your ultimate fall bucket list: 22+ fun things to see, do and eat in North Jersey.
Do you like yours plain? With powdered sugar? Or sprinkled in cinnamon-sugar? How about one of each? You can choose your own apple cider donuts at these of 24 orchards and farms. Satisfy your sweet tooth: 24+ places to get apple cider donuts throughout New Jersey this autumn.
Corn, peaches and blueberries might get all the attention when it comes to New Jersey produce, but as summer fades into fall, it's all about apples. The best time to pick them is late August through September — so get going! Some apple orchards are open now for u-pick. Prepare your pies, people: Where to pick your own apples this fall in New Jersey.
We're lucky to have some of the best dining options in the country right here in North Jersey, and you never know when another restaurant might make the scene even better. Food editor Esther Davidowitz has zeroed in on fall's most anticipated restaurant openings. Will one of those be the one? Make your reservations: Here are North Jersey's most anticipated restaurant openings for fall.
Predictions for fall foliage may not be stellar, considering this summer's drought — but that shouldn't stop you from getting out and motoring around. There are plenty of destinations that will take you past beautiful landscapes, whether they're colored in brilliant reds and yellows or not. Grab those keys: Scenic, relaxing drives to enjoy fall colors (and stop for a bite!) in North Jersey.
Before you head out on the road, check the schedule. Here's a look at the peak season for fall foliage from Pennsylvania to New Jersey to the Hudson Valley and upstate New York. Check the map: From the Pocono Mountains to Lambertville and Cape May, here's when fall foliage will peak.
It's hot in New York in the summer. We can all agree: fall is the best time to visit. But don't hit up the usual suspects. Check out these hidden gems, from public gardens to live music to haunted spaces (boo!). Congestion pricing, what congestion pricing? Visiting New York? Here are 15 hidden gems that even locals don't know about.
The Hudson Valley has earned its title as a Halloween destination, and its attractions begin in September, not October. There's the wildly popular carved-pumpkin walk on "The Blaze," and other spooky events, including a Harry Potter interactive in the woods of Yorktown, a new musical based on “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” and a circus-themed event called “The Legend,” which promises to be a step back in time. Head up north (don't forget your cape): Halloween arrives in the Hudson Valley.
This article originally appeared on NorthJersey.com: Fall 2022 things to do NJ: Leaf peeping to apples picking