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5 Places to Visit This Fall in Morris County, NJ

Fall is one of the best seasons to be out and about in Morris County. Whether it’s going for a hike, picking pumpkins, or sipping on delicious hot cider, Morris County has a great fall activity for everyone. Estling Village, one of the area’s top apartment complexes, is located in Denville, New Jersey — the heart of Morris County. If you call Estling Village home, you are fortunate enough to live in close proximity to all of the quintessential activities of the fall season. Read on to find out more about the 5 best places to visit this fall in Morris County, NJ!

1. Go for a Hike in Hacklebarney State Park

What better way to witness the leaves changing colors than to pack up a picnic basket and go for a hike? Nestled in the beautiful town of Long Valley, Hacklebarney State Park contains nine well-maintained trails and over 100 picnic tables. For the angler in the family, Hacklebarney is one of the best spots in New Jersey for brown, rainbow, and brook trout fishing. The park also offers a variety of interpretive programs for those who want to learn more about the many natural and historic features of the area. Feel free to bring your dog along, too, as long as they remain leashed.

2. Apple and Pumpkin Picking at Alstede Farms

Chester, NJ is home to the wonderful Alstede Farms, your one-stop-shop for everything fall! Pick your own pumpkins and apples, navigate your way through the corn maze, and go for a harvest moon hayride complete with s’mores kits. Children’s activities are held every day, making the farm a welcoming place for families. While you’re there, indulge in a decadent homemade treat like apple cider donuts or ice cream. Alstede Farms also hosts wine and hard cider tastings throughout the season for adults looking to try something new. Check out their calendar for event details and more to keep you occupied in Morris County this season.

3. Experience the Morris Museum

Some days are simply a little too cold to enjoy being outside, but that’s okay! For those chillier autumn days, head over to the Morris Museum in Morristown. This museum houses engaging exhibitions on art, science, history, and performing arts. Named Outstanding Arts Organization by the Arts Council of the Morris Area in 2008, the Morris Museum is a leading cultural institution in the state. The museum also hosts programs for families, including Family Fun Days and Tot Tours. Special programs and exhibits are always popping up, so plan your museum trip today!

4. Hunt for Treasures at the Summit Antiques Center

Whether you’re getting a jump on holiday shopping or simply looking for that new quirky piece for your home, shopping for antiques is a fun and exciting way to spend a Saturday. The Summit Antiques Center has been the number one antiquing destination in the tri-state area since 1990. With two stories and over 50 experienced antique dealers, the Summit Antiques Center is sure to have the hidden treasure you’re looking for. Seasonal sales are common, so be sure to check out their events page for new postings. As their slogan states, the Summit Antiques Center truly does have something for everyone.

5. Explore Denville by Bike

With the summer heat behind us, now is the perfect time to pump up those tires and go for a bike ride. Biking is a great way to stay active and bond with family, and the fall weather is absolutely perfect for this fun activity. Multiple parks and an easily accessible downtown district make Denville a great town to explore by bike. Don’t have a bike, but still want to partake in the fun? Check out our Zagster bike rental hub, conveniently located right here in Estling Village!

Make Estling Village Apartments Your Home

If you’re considering moving to the Morris County area, come on over and check out Estling Village Apartments in Denville, NJ. Located just a short walk from the Denville Train Station, our luxury apartments were designed with both privacy and community in mind. Estling Village provides commuters with an exceptional location and easy access to New York City, as well as a variety of apartment features and amenities. Contact us today by calling 973-539-7999 to find out more about pricing, lease information, and current floor plans, and find your dream home with us this fall!