Hiking at Baldpate Mountain Ted Stiles Preserve

28 Fiddlers Creek Road, Titusville

The best way to experience fall is to truly SEE it. Baldpate has over 12 miles of hiking if you go the entire loop, and it’ll have your family feeling fall in the air, the trees and the view. It brings you to the highest point in Mercer County, which is a spectacular view of the changing leaves. If you snap some pics, tag us! We love sharing your adventures.

An open field on top of a mountain in fall


Fall Fest at Princeton Shopping Center

301 N Harrison Street, Princeton, NJ



When: October 16th, 11am - 3pm


Stop by PSC for some family-friendly festivities, including a Pumpkin Painting Party, sustainable scarecrow making with Sustainable Princeton, activity stations with Princeton Public Library, an interactive presentation with Eyes of the Wild, harvest-themed farm market with McCaffrey's, and best of all, everyone is going to learn new line dancing moves with their DJ mixing fun fall tunes! Halloween costumes encouraged!

Finding the Great Pumpkin


Leaf Peeping at Princeton University

Nassau Street, Princeton


Walk along ivy grounds while awing at the stunning foliage falling around you. You’ll discover the beauty that is Princeton, but with the colorful leaves it’ll feel like you stepped into a painting. Peaceful and joyous. It’ll put a spell on you.

This is an image of the main building at Princeton University. It is a very large building, extremely wide and tall. The building also has many windows on it, with a very large set of double doors front and center.


Pumpkins & Hayrides at Terhune Orchards

330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton


A crucial part of fall is picking pumpkins and riding through the farm on a hayride bundled up with friends and family. Terhune is a NJ favorite due to all its fun activities and delectable farm goods. Note there is a coverage charge on weekends (when the hayrides are active), but if you want to keep costs down make sure to keep your pumpkins small since you’ll pay by weight. You might also want to be careful in the farm store since everything in there is hard to say no to! Moms, be sure to check out their FREE mommy & me outing on October 26th.

A porch in the front of a red barn that is all decked out for fall with pumpkins


Hamilton Township’s Oktoberfest

Veteran’s Park, 2206 Kuser Road, Hamilton Twp, NJ


When: October 17th, 11am - 5:30pm

Free admission for a multitude of fall activities! Musical entertainment, amusements, pumpkin patch, hay rides, corn mazes, food trucks and more. This is pretty much fall wrapped into one incredible day.


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Bonus for Adults:

Harvest Celebration at Crossing Vineyards

1853 Wrightstown Road, Newtown, PA


When: October 9th & 10th, 12pm - 6pm

No cover charge! Stop by for live music, complimentary food samples by local culinary experts, hot apple cider and some wine (if you’re into that sort of thing). Experience the beauty of autumn in the vineyard!

harvest celebrationPhoto via www.buckslocalnews.com