Today my sister and I figured we better make this a big day for photography since there aren’t going to be too many weekends left before the leaves fall and leave behind barren trees.
I did a google search for “fall foilage New Jersey and came up with this website http://www.state.nj.us/travel/feature_fall_historic.html which ended up mapping out a wonderful day for us.
The tour we picked was called the Historic Tour and was the closest drive from the general area where we live. We were out the entire day from 11am – 6pm and I am SOOOOOO TIRED!
Begin in Titusville at Washington Crossing State Park, where General George Washington made his famous Christmas Day crossing of the Delaware River in 1776. The park brims with bridle paths, hiking and nature trails, a nature center and a playground, all dotted along the Delaware River.
From Titusville, take Rt. 546 East to Pennington, a quaint town with lovely shops. Take Rt. 31 North past several scenic wildlife management areas to Ringoes, where the Black River and Western Railroad offers a scenic train ride through many of the region’s interesting towns, including Flemington, known for its shopping and dining.
From Ringoes, take Rt. 579 North. Turn left onto Rt. 523 Southwest through Sergeantsville and drive through the state’s oldest covered bridge, the Green Sergeants Bridge.
Continue on Rt. 523 to Stockton, a lovely historic town with fine restaurants and antique shops. Here, the Bull’s Island section of the Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park offers fishing, canoeing, boating, hiking and nature trails. (we also visited Prallsville Mills Complex along the Delaware Canal.
From Stockton, take Rt. 29 North to Byram. Take the Rt. 519 spur to Rt. 519 South and circle back to Stockton. Take Rt. 29 South and follow along the scenic Delaware River through Lambertville. Stop here to enjoy the many antique shops, flea markets, art galleries and fine restaurants. Continue on Rt. 29 South back to Titusville.
This was the route highlighted from the website I found.
As I edit photos (who knows when) I will add them to this blog. 🙂