Fall in New Jersey is beautiful. The bright orange, yellow and red leaves, the crisp cool air- it’s the perfect time to enjoy the outdoors and explore the local charm. Here are some fun fall activities to check out in Monmouth County.
Kayaking the Manasquan Reservoir
Kayaking doesn’t just have to be a Summer activity. You can rent a kayak on the Manasquan Reservoir through October. The cooler temperatures make for beautiful days spent drifting across the water.
Camping at Turkey Swamp Park
Fall is the perfect time to camp. The chilly nights make a campfire even more inviting. Turkey Swamp Park has campgrounds available through November 15th at very affordable rates.
Visit the Deep Cut Gardens
Located in Middletown, the Deep Cut Gardens are gorgeous in the Fall. The park is open from 8 a.m. to dusk daily and features fifty-four acres of gardens and greenhouses. If you’re a home gardener, check out their many different fall workshops like the Composting Workshop on October 6th or November 3rd.
Harvest Home Festival
On September 30th, check out the Harvest Home Festival at Historic Longstreet Farm. This fair is full of late 1800’s themed fun like wagon rides, pie eating contests and craft shows.
Thompson Park Day
Thompson Park will be the place to bring your kids and pets on October 14th for Thompson Park Day. Your furry friends can participate in the “Strut Your Mutt” Doggie Costume Contest sponsored by the Friends of the Park, while the humans can enjoy several different events and activities to celebrate the season.
Fall Craft Show
Start your holiday shopping early on November 10th at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Area with this year’s Fall Craft Show. You’re bound to find many unique gifts and treasures at the over fifty different vendor booths.
Enjoy the season with the many different activities available to enjoy in Monmouth County.