NJ Fall Foliage Archive

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Foliage report archives, from 2010 – 2020.

For current reports see NJ Fall Foliage.

11/16/20 – Final Report

Some color lingers here and there across southern New Jersey but recent rain and wind has done a number on remaining leaves.

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11/13/20

This weekend and into next week
For the most chance of color, aim for the lower third of New Jersey and along the coasts.

Rain this week has been knocking a lot of leaves off. Any color is mixed in with bare trees and a few that still have green.

Possibilities for some color in NJ (we make no guarantees!):

Further out…New York: Long Island is at peak. Pennsylvania: Some possible color in the southeast.

Even Further out – South of NJ…  Southeastern Maryland is at peak. Coastal Virginia has color. Shenandoah N.P. has some color at lower elevations.


11/10/20

Currently…
Pops of color mixed with bare trees can be found in lower third of New Jersey and along the coasts.

The state is past peak and losing leaves fast so any suggested location is going to be mix of color and leaf drop, or entirely past. 

Based on spotting color along the Parkway in an area that tends to turn later: The Palisades, Paterson Falls, High Mountain might still be options.

Also could try southern NJ: Parvin State Park, Maurice River Bluffs, Belleplain State Park.

11/9/20

Anthony’s Nose – Near NJ – Hudson Highlands, NY
While this area was peaking just at the end of last week, color is starting to fade on the hillsides. Nice spots of color still along the Camp Smith trail.

View from Anthony's Nose of fall foliage
Foliage on Camp Smith trail

11/7/20

Stokes State Forest – Blue Mountain via Red Maple/AT
Sunny and 70 degree weather prompted a hike to Blue Mountain instead of seeking out the last bits of foliage. Bits of color lingered on the trail but that was it, as expected.

View from Blue Mountain
Red orange foliage and leaf drop on a trail

11/6/20

This weekend and into next week
To find the most color, aim for the lower third of New Jersey and along the coasts but there are still pockets of color around the rest of state.

We’re at the point that any color is mixed in with trees that have lost their leaves and some that still have green. 

The next few days are looking like it should be sunny and near 70 (!) – take advantage of that if at all possible.

Possibilities for color in/near NJ (we make no guarantees!):

Further out…New York: Hudson Highlands area on either side of the Hudson River is at peak (West Mountain & Doodletown, Anthony’s Nose, Breakneck Ridge, Bull Hill etc). Long Island is at peak.

Pennsylvania: Peak to past peak color in the southeast; most else is past.

Even Further out – South of NJ…  Eastern Maryland is at peak. Shenandoah N.P is seeing some color but with a decent amount of leaf drop. Great Smoky N.P still has color at lower elevations throughout the park.


11/2/20

Currently…
Look to the southern third of the state and coastal areas for color.

Recent rain, low temps, and wind hasn’t done the foliage any favors but color is still on the trails. Just expect leaf drop and bare trees mixed with pops of color.

This week should see sun and milder temps in the low 60s so if you can get out, do so!

Possibilities for color in NJ (we make no guarantees!):


11/1/20

Cheesequake State Park
Hooks Creek Lake and trails were a mix of color and green with some leaf drop.

10/31/20

Goat Hill Overlook – Hunterdon County
Trails had some color while the surrounding hills a mix of green, fading color, and bare trees.

Milford Bluffs – Hunterdon County
Some color on the trails and on the surrounding hills but past peak and fading.


10/30/20

This weekend and into next week
Aim for the southern half of New Jersey as the northern half of the state is moving past peak. Expect to see leaf drop from all the rain this week (might be a good weekend for waterfalls…)

And just because an area might be technically “past peak” that doesn’t mean it’s all bare trees. Peak just means all the leaves have changed – there’s still colorful leaves left in past peak areas.

Possibilities for color in NJ (we make no guarantees!):

Further out…New York: Hudson Highlands and Bear Mountain/Harriman area is at peak (West Mountain & Doodletown, Anthony’s Nose, Breakneck Ridge).

Pennsylvania: Peak color from Philadelphia towards Lancaster (possibly Wissahickon Gorge, Ridley Creek, Kelly’s Run). Poconos are past peak.

Even Further out – North of NJ… Color can be found in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island.

Even Further out – South of NJ…  Northeastern Maryland is at peak; Elk Neck State Park, Gunpowder Falls. Shenandoah N.P is still seeing color but with leaf drop. Great Smoky N.P locations 2000′ and lower are peak (Cades Cove, Cataloochee Valley); high and mid elevations are past peak. 


10/26/20

Currently…
There’s plenty of bright color across NJ but chilly temperatures have increased the leaf drop. Expect some trails to be blanketed in color and some bare trees mixed in with full color.

Based on our scenic drives returning from hikes this weekend, potential areas for good color this week might be:


10/25/20

Delaware Water Gap (Warren County, NJ)
An overcast day muted the colors a bit but it was still quite nice. This area is at peak color but moving past. The trails showed a decent amount of leaf drop.

Catfish Fire Tower:

Appalachian TrailSouth of Catfish Tower.

Crater Lake: Peak color around the lake is starting to move past.


10/24/20

Black River at Cooper Mill (Morris County, NJ)
Some really beautiful areas along the river with more leaves on the ground than expected but that just adds to the effect. Quite a few bare trees around Kay’s Pond.


10/23/20

This weekend and into next week…
Terrific color can be found all across New Jersey – and more vibrant than we’ve seen in a few years.  

The most northwestern corner of the state (High Point S.P, Stokes) was at peak this week and should continue to have good color this weekend though it’s likely moving past peak.

Near to peak color is likely across the northern half of NJ, with the rest of the state seeing moderate to near peak color. 

With a decent forecast this is the weekend to get out there and treat your eyeballs!!!

Note: Parking is filling very early at popular spots such as the Water Gap, High Point, or Hacklebarney. Go early, have alternates in mind, or try a weekday if possible.

Possibilities for color in/near NJ (we make no guarantees!):

Further out…New York: Adirondacks is past peak with lingering color, Catskills is past peak with still a lot of color. Hudson Valley is at peak with some areas moving past. Hudson Highlands is peak West of the Hudson River, and near peak East of it. Bear Mountain is at 75% color.

Pennsylvania: Central and Southern Poconos at peak, Northern is past peak. Promised Land, Lehigh Gorge/Jim Thorpe area are options.

Even Further out – North of NJ… New Hampshire’s southern end is at peak, the rest past. Vermont has peak color in some southern areas with the rest past. Good color can be found in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island.

Even Further out – South of NJ… Shenandoah N.P is seeing moderate to peak color in higher elevations. Great Smoky N.P has peak color at elevations at 3000-4000 ft while above 4500 is past.


10/19/20

Currently…
Peak color at High Point S.P. and Stokes S.F. in Sussex County which should continue this week, depending on the weather of course. 

Overall the color seems a bit more vibrant than we’ve seen in the last few seasons. 

Color is spreading it’s way down the state. There was a lot of nice color along Rt. 15 above Rt 80, as well as color along Rt 206 through Chester.

Stokes State Forest – Sussex County – 10/18/20:
Beautiful peak color change seen from overlooks on the Appalachian Trail and Sunrise Mountain, with mostly vibrant yellows along the trails.

View from Culver Lookout Tower

View from Sunrise Mountain

Stony Lake Trail

High Point State Park – Sussex County – 10/17/20:
Both the trees and understory bushes were showing vibrant peak color with plenty of reds and oranges.

High Point Monument seen from Steeny Kill Lake

Monument Trail

High Point Monument seen from Lake Marcia

View over NJ from High Point Monument


10/16/20

This weekend and into next week…
We’re moving into prime time for fall foliage in NJ. Peak color is appearing in the most northwestern corner of the state with near peak color just south of that. 

Moderate color can be found in the rest of the northern half of NJ as well as some areas further south such as Wharon or Brendan Bryne. Elsewhere is low color.

Heavy rain today may knock a few leaves off but should make waterfalls flow. And this weekend is looking to be mostly sunny with some comfortable perfect-for-hiking temperatures.

Possibilities for color in NJ (we make no guarantees!):

Further out…New York: Adirondacks and Catskills region is at peak to past peak areas that still have a lot of color. Hudson Valley should be hitting peak this weekend; Gertude’s Nose might be an option. Bear Mtn. and the Hudson Highlands have moderate color.

Pennsylvania: Central Poconos is high color, Southern is moderate to high, while Northern is past peak with about 50% of the leaves on the trees. TobyannaPromised Land, Cliff ParkMauch Chunk Lake are options for color.

Even Further out – North of NJ… New Hampshire’s White Mountains are at peak to past peak, with peak or near peak conditions in the rest of the state. Vermont is peak with some areas moving past. Southern/coastal Maine is at peak while the rest of the state is past. 

Even Further out – South of NJ… Shenendoah N.P is seeing moderate to peak color in higher elevations. Great Smoky N.P is around 50% changed in higher elevations.

10/12/20

Currently…
Color change has made a decent progression in the last week. Plenty of color on trails and at the edge of water, with the most amount of change found in the northern third of the state.

Wawayanda State Park – Sussex County – 10/10/20:
Some of the most vibrant areas were around the lake closest to the main parking areas.

Nice color on the trails, trees around the lake edge are moderate color mixed with green.

Monksville Reservoir – Passaic County – 10/10/20
Beautiful color popping at water’s edge, it’s still low to moderate color higher up on the surrounding mountains. These photos were taken from the boat launch parking areas on either side of Rt 511.


10/9/20

This weekend and into next week…
Color can be found across all of New Jersey with the most change in the northern part of the state. And nice temperatures are forecasted again this weekend. 

Best bets for color in NJ would be High Point and Stokes S.F., with other possibilities in Terrace Pond NorthKittatinny Valley, Monksville Reservoir, Long Pond S.P, Ringwood S.P., maybe Splitrock Reservoir (we make no guarantees!). 

There is plenty of beautiful color while on the trails even if from viewpoints hills and mountains appear to have low to moderate color still. Also look to the edges of  lakes and ponds where color turns first.

The color change is more on a usual timeframe and not running ahead like earlier in the season.


Further out… New York: Adirondacks and Catskills region is at peak with some higher areas moving past. Hudson Valley is nearing peak with around 60% change. Bear Mtn. area is low to moderate color at around 40%. Hudson Highlands has low color with about 15% changed.

Hudson Valley is around mid-point to nearing peak. Hudson Highlands/Bear Mtn. area has low color with 10-30% changed.

Pennsylvania: Central and southern Poconos are at moderate color with 40% changed while northern Poconos are 100% changed and with some leaf drop. Promised Land is an option for color.

Even Further out… New Hampshire’s northern tip and White Mountains are at peak with high color found elsewhere. Vermont is mostly near peak with some areas moving past, a scenic drive and hikes along Rt 100 a good chance of nice color. 

Southern/coastal Maine is at peak but the rest of the state quickly moved to past peak with high leaf drop.


10/9/20 – Mohonk Preserve – New Paltz, NY – The ‘Gunks’
Minnewaska Trail, Undercliff Trail – mid point of change.

10/8/20 – Minnewaska S.P. – New Paltz, NY – The ‘Gunks’
Near peak color from Litchfield Ledge and Castle Point looking towards Lake Awosting. Nice color along Mossy Glen, Jenny Lane, and Rainbow Falls trails too.

Low to moderate color on Hamilton Point looking towards Gertrude’s Nose.

Vibrant fall foliage with a lake in the distance

10/5/20

Currently…
Color is showing up on trails and at the edge of lakes and ponds, with the most amount of change found in the north west and north central part of the state, mainly north of Rt. 80.

Terrace Pond North – Passaic County – 10/3/20:
Plenty of color in the low shrubs and shorter trees along the trail with mainly green seen from the many overlooks. Some color change around Terrace Pond but it was muted.


10/2/20

This weekend and into next week…
Leaves are changing across all of New Jersey and the forecast is calling for perfect fall temperatures for this weekend! 

The most chance for fall color is in north western and north central New Jersey but nice pops of color can be found just about anywhere in the state.

Expect low color mixed with green trees. Mostly yellows, with some stressed leaves showing bits of brown. More color change and some reds showing in lower bushes.

Best bets for a little color in NJ would be High Point and Stokes S.F., with other possibilities in Kittatinny Valley State Park and Pyramid Mountain (we make no guarantees!). 

In central NJ, try Manasquan Reservoir where colors started making a show along the water’s edge last weekend.


Further out… New York: Best bet for peak color now is the Adirondacks and Catskills regions. Adirondacks is peaking with 70-90% changed. Catskills is also peaking with 50-90% change.

Hudson Valley is around mid-point to nearing peak. Hudson Highlands/Bear Mtn. area has low color with 10-30% changed.

Pennsylvania: Poconos are at about 20-30% changed with Tobyhanna State Park, Promised Land, and Rt. 390 as options for color.

Even Further out… Most of Maine is peak color with some far north areas past; south is at 50% or less. New Hampshire’s White Mountains are peak to near peak.

Vermont is running slightly ahead of norm with most areas at least mid-point with many at or near peak, a scenic drive and hikes along Rt 100 offer a good chance of nice color.


9/28/20

Currently…
Color is showing up across New Jersey, with the most amount of change found in the north west and north central part of the state.

Expect a fair amount of green trees with some that are quite far along, in addition to the low bushes that usually change first.

Overall, the change seems to be progressing a bit earlier than average, with color popping up in spots further south than usual this early in the season.

Manasquan Reservoir – Monmouth County – 9/27/20
Nice pops of color along the water’s edge, seen from a kayak. Most of the color was along the shore where the dead trees stick up.

Fall color with trees sticking out of water
Trees starting to turn color along the edge of water

9/25/20

This weekend and into next week…
The season is just getting underway with low color is starting to appear in north western and north central New Jersey, with spots of color showing up in the rest of the state.

Best bets for a little color in NJ would be High Point and Stokes S.F., and possibly Bearfort Ridge – Surprise Lake area.

Further out… New York: Best bet for color now is the Adirondacks region in NY with 50% color. Catskills region ranges from 25-40%. Hudson Valley/Hudson Highlands/Bear Mtn. area is just changing and around 10-20%.

Pennsylvania: Poconos are just changing with 10-15% color; but Tobyhanna State Park  and Prompton State Park may be options to snag some color that may be further along than NJ.

Even Further out… Northern Maine is seeing high color at 50-70% while south remains low at 10-30%. New England’s overall season looks to potentially be bright – but a bit early and possibly brief. Right now try Smugglers Notch in VT or in NH the higher regions of the White Mountains or along the Kancamagus Highway.


9/23/20

Recent cool overnight temperatures are kicking the foliage change into gear, slightly earlier than usual. If drier than normal conditions continue, colors could be a bit muted.

9/20/20

Overall, color is just starting to appear but trees remain mostly green. We spotted yellows and a few pops of color appearing north of Rt 80 in the north central part of the state.



11/18/19… Final Report for 2019.

Some leaves linger here and there across southern New Jersey but the color has faded and leaf drop is very high.

For our fellow year-round hikers – or anyone looking to be – head over to our Winter Hiking pages:

11/15/19… 

This weekend… Some color can still be found across parts southern New Jersey. Leaf drop is very high.

Even further out… Central Virginia, TN and NC are high to peak color and will move past peak in the next week.

11/11/19…

Thompson Park – Monmouth County – 11/10/19
Muted yellows as well as some stubborn green.

Rooty trail at Thompson Park
Still some green at Thompson Park

Currently… Lingering color and some green leaves still on trees can still be found across parts of central and southern New Jersey. Leaf drop is high.

11/8/19…

This weekend and into next week…
While all of New Jersey is technically “past peak”, fall color can still be found across central and southern New Jersey amongst trees that have dropped their leaves (and some that are still green).

Potential hikes with some color (we make no guarantees!):

Further out… in New York… peak to past peak color may be found in Long Island and NYC. The rest of NY as well as Pennsylvania is past peak.

Even further out… Central Virginia is at peak color. TN and NC are high to peak.

11/4/19…

Currently… Plenty of color can still be found across central and southern New Jersey so you’ve got at least a week or two to enjoy some fall foliage.

Just expect to see color mixed in with trees that have dropped most or all of their leaves (and some green leaves here and there too). 

Watchung Reservation – Union County – 11/2/19
Lots of peak color but also 50%+ leaf drop. Some of the most leaf-filled trees were found around Surprise Lake and the section of the Sierra trail that nears the horse stables.

11/1/19…

This weekend and into next week…
There is still plenty of color out there in central and southern New Jersey, despite the recent wind and rain.

This weekend is forecasted to be sunny with perfect fall hiking temps. We’ve listed lots of suggested hikes across many different areas… go get some color while it lasts!!!!

Potential hikes with some color (we make no guarantees!):

Further out… in New York… Long Island is at peak, NYC is near peak. Lower Hudson Valley, Bear Mountain, and Harriman State Park are peak to past peak.

In Pennsylvania… Southeastern P.A. is seeing peak color (the area of Philadelphia and south of that borders N.J.). Poconos southern region is moving to past peak.

Even further out… Maryland and West Virginia range from high to peak color, with past peak color at higher elevations of WV.  Southern VA and most of TN and NC are at moderate color. New England is past peak.

10/28/19…

Currently… Vibrant color can be found across New Jersey. The wet weather really kicked up the color from it’s somewhat muted start. This is the brightest color we’ve seen in the last few years.

Sunday’s rain caused a decent amount of leaf drop, of course, but there still is plenty of color – go get it!

Reports from this past weekend:
—Rt 80 West from Rt 206 = Peak
—Rt 206 N through Chester to Rt 80 = Near peak to peak
—Rt 287 N from New Brunswick = High to near peak

Jenny Jump – Ghost Lake – Warren County – 10/26/19
Peak color with areas of leaf drop.

Ghost Lake at Jenny Jump
Jenny Jump Summit Trail
Foliage from Summit Trail atJenny Jump

Allamuchy Pond Trail – Warren County – 10/26/19
Peak color with leaf drop.

Allamuchy Pond Trail
Path around Allamuchy Pond

Rt. 80 Scenic Overlook – Warren County – 10/26/19

About a mile from the Allamuchy Pond Trail, heading East on Rt 80.

Foliage from the Rt. 80 Scenic Overlook

10/25/19…

This weekend and into next week…
Rain has boosted the vibrancy of the color across the state PLUS this weekend and over the next few weeks will be prime foliage. Go out and get some eye candy!

The northwestern corner of the state is past peak color, but peak to moderate color can be found everywhere else. And even if an area is “past peak” it can still have color – it’s just past the point where all leaves have changed.

Potential hikes with some color (we make no guarantees!):

Further out… in New York… Hudson Valley is peaking, Bear Mountain is a mix of peak, green, and leaf drop. The Catskills is peak at lower elevations with the rest past.

In Pennsylvania… Poconos central (which borders NJ from High Point to Rt 80) and southern region are at peak color.

Even further out… Southern Maine and New Hampshire are at peak. Massachusetts and Connecticut are high to peak color. West Virginia is peak at higher elevations, with peak to high color spreading across WV and VA.

Belleplain State Park – Cumberland/Cape May County – 10/25/19
Near peak color. More on the roads than the trails; nice biking option.

Fall at Belleplain
Fall at Belleplain State Park

Parvin State Park – Salem County – 10/25/19:

Fall color at Parvin State Park
Fall color at Parvin

Patriot’s Path – Morris County – 10/24/19:

Fall foliage on the Patriot's Path
Patriot's Path

Frelinghuysen Arboretum – Morris County – 10/24/19:

Fall at Frelinghuysen Arboretum
Frelinghuysen Arboretum

D&R Canal – Somerset County – 10/23/19:

D&R Canal
Towpath along the D&R canal

10/21/19…

Currently… Near peak to peak conditions across the northern third of New Jersey. Moderate color across the majority of the rest of the state. The color is mixed with green unchanged leaves and areas with leaf drop from the windy storm last week.

New Jersey… Near peak color around Abram Hewitt, Bearfort Mountain, Ringwood, Ramapos, Norvin Green. Decent amounts of leaf drop from the wind earlier this week.

Hudson Valley, New York… The lower areas have a mix of high color to green, but a lot of leaf drop up on the hills. Beyond the Breakneck scramble, the trails to Sunset Point and back over Sugarloaf had very few leaves on the trees.

Reports from the past few days (listed north to south):
—9D/9W in Hudson Valley NY (Storm King/Breakneck) = high color
—Palisades Parkway NY (Bear Mountain) = high color
—Rt 287 to Rt 511 and Greenwood Lake Turnpike = near peak color
—Rt 287 N from New Brunswick to Rt 80 = Moderate to high

Terrace Pond North / Passaic County NJ – 10/19/19:

Breakneck Ridge to Sunset Point / Hudson Valley, NY – 10/18/19

View of Storm King from Breakneck Ridge
Breakneck Ridge trail

Storm King / Hudson Valley, NY – 10/17/19

View from Storm King
Storm King view over the Hudson River

10/18/19…

This weekend and into next week…
High winds and heavy rain on Wednesday knocked some leaves down, especially in the northwestern part of New Jersey. High Point State Park is reporting past peak conditions but that doesn’t mean there isn’t any color there.

Moderate color is spreading south more, into Somerset and Mercer, and down the center part of the state.

Low color remains along the coasts, however Double Trouble State Park in Ocean County is reporting peak conditions with a recommendation of viewing around reservoirs.

Best bets for color would be… Kittatinny, Ringwood, Ramapo Mountains, Pyramid Mountain; possibly Delaware Water Gap area (Mt. Tammany, Sunfish Pond)

Further out… in New York… The Adirondacks is a mix of peak and past-peak, The Catskills is peak color with areas past. Hudson Valley is near peak with more green near the river. Bear Mountain is 70% change.

In Pennsylvania… Northern Poconos region is past peak, with peaking color in the central region (which borders NJ from High Point to Rt 80). 

Even further out… Central Maine is at peak, with high along the coast. Vermont and New Hampshire are peak color. Massachusetts and Connecticut are high color. West Virginia is peak at higher elevations.

Potential hikes with some color (we make no guarantees!):

10/14/19…

Currently… Moderate color is appearing across the northern third of New Jersey with the area north of Rt. 80 heading quickly towards high color. 

Low color is found in the rest of the state, with moderate pops of color mixed. Expect to see pockets of brown leaves or leaf drop on trees that were stressed from lack of rain in September. Just mentally photoshop those out :)

Reports from this past weekend (listed north to south):
—Rt 15 and Rt 206 N from Rt 80 = Moderate to high.
—Rt 287 N from Rt 80 to Hamburg Turnpike = Moderate.
—Rt 287 N from New Brunswick to Rt 80 = Low to moderate, much more color than the week prior.

–Cliff Park, Milford Knob, Hackers Falls – 10/13/19
–Raymondskill Falls – 10/13/19

Get a wide view over northwestern New Jersey (Sussex County) from the Cliff trail on the Pennsylvania side of Delaware Water Gap Rec. Area. At moderate color. Both Raymondskill and Hackers Falls were flowing.

Cliff trail, looking back south over the Delaware River at New Jersey: 

Cliff trail looking south into NJ

Cliff trail, looking north over Pennsylvania at New Jersey with New York in the far distance.

Cliff trail looking north into PA

Along the Pond trail:

Fall foliage on the Pond Loop

The Pond trail:

Pond in Cliff Park

Raymondskill Falls, a short walk from the same parking area as the Cliff Park hike.

Raymondskill Falls

10/11/19…

This weekend and into next week…
Look for at least some low color across all of New Jersey. Moderate color is now starting to spread into Morris, Hunterdon, and Bergen counties so moderate color can be found across the northern third of the state.

Best bets for fall color in N.J… High Point, Stokes S.F., Norvin Green, Long Pond, Ringwood, possibly Pyramid Mountain or Jenny Jump.

Further out… in New York… The Adirondacks is at peak, The Catskills is near-peak to peak color. In Pennsylvania… Northern Poconos region is peaking, with high color in the central region (which borders NJ from High Point to Rt 80).

Even further out… Northern Maine is at peak, with high along the coast. Vermont and New Hampshire are high to peak color. West Virginia has high color in higher elevations.

Potential hikes with some color (we make no guarantees!):

10/7/19…

Currently… Low color is appearing across most of New Jersey with the most color is north of Rt. 80. Some stressed, early changing trees have brown leaves that are dropping but the majority is still green and ready to change.

Report from this past weekend:

Apshawa Preserve – Passaic County – 10/5/19
Less color around Butler Reservoir than expected as well as some brown areas amongst unchanged leaves. Some good color at the end of the route. Apshawa Falls and the dam were totally dry.

Butler Reservoir from Red trail / Apshawa Preserve 10/5/19:

Butler Reservoir at Apshawa Preserve

Green trail / Apshawa Preserve 10/5/19 :

Fall foliage at Apshawa Preserve

Overlook on Green trail / Apshawa Preserve 10/5/19:

Overlook at Apshawa Preserve

Orange trail / Apshawa Preserve 10/5/19:

Foliage at Apshawa Preserve

10/4/19…

This weekend and into next week…
The big temp drop this week should kick the color up. Look for low color across all of New Jersey, with moderate color in the northwestern section of the state. The dry conditions did stress some trees, so expect a little brown tucked in there.

Best bets for color would be High Point, Stokes S.F., Norvin Green, possibly Wawayanda.

Further out… in New York… The Adirondacks is high to peak color, The Catskills moderate to high with some peak areas. Northern Poconos region in Pennsylvania is near or at peak, with moderate color in the central region (which borders NJ from High Point to Rt 80).

Even further out… Northern Maine is peaking, with moderate to high color in the rest of the state. Vermont and New Hampshire are moderate to high color.

Potential hikes with some color (we make no guarantees!):

10/1/19…

Currently… Low color is appearing across northern New Jersey. 

Reports from this past weekend (listed north to south):
—Rt 287 N from Rt 80 to Hamburg Turnpike = Low color.
—Rt 287 N from New Brunswick to Rt 80 = Low color.

Torne Mountain/Osio Rock – Norvin Green S.F. – Passaic County:

View from Osio Rock
View from Hewitt-Butler Trail

9/27/19…

This weekend and into next week…
Look for low color across Northern New Jersey, with pops of color in the rest of the state. Best bets would be northwestern NJ such as High Point and Stokes S.F., and possibly north central around Bearfort Ridge – Surprise Lake area.

Further out… The Adirondacks and Catskills in New York have moderate color at around mid-point of change with near-peak color at higher elevations.

Northern Poconos region in Pennsylvania is seeing moderate color, while it’s only 5-10% changed in the central region (which borders NJ from High Point to Rt 80).

Even further out… Northern Maine and sections of Vermont have moderate color.

9/22/19…

Currently… Low color is starting to appear in north central New Jersey above Rt 80. Most of the state is still green as it’s early in the season plus we’ve had some warm weather recently which can delay the change.

Further out… Higher points in the Adirondacks in New York are approaching mid-point with the rest of the state just starting to turn. The Poconos region in Pennsylvania is seeing color change between 10-20%.

Even further out… Northern Maine and sections of Vermont have low color.

Reports from this past weekend (listed north to south):
—Rt 287 N to Rt 23 N = Some low color.
—Rt 287 N from New Brunswick to Rt 80 = little to none.

Terrace Pond Loop – Passaic County, NJ – 9/21/19. Some low color appearing along the pond and across viewpoints:

Fall color starting to appear at Terrace Pond.
Fall color starting from a view on the way to Terrace Pond.

11/15/18… Final Report for 2018.

There are lingering bits of color out there central, south and coastal… but a storm today with wind/snow pretty much ends the foliage season. 

For our fellow year-round hikers, or anyone looking to be, head over to our Winter Hiking pages:

11/12/18…

There are still pops of color to be found amongst increasingly bare trees. A windy Saturday didn’t help things and everywhere in NJ is past peak.

Best bets… are still central, southern, and coastal New Jersey as well as southeastern PA.

Report from 11/11/18…

Thompson Park Conservation Area [Middlesex County] – past peak but vibrant yellows and orange can still be found.

11/9/18…

This weekend and into next week… Rain and wind made quick work of moving the state past peak.

There is still some bits of bright color out there but expect to see more leaves on the ground than on the trees at this point. But hey, they are colorful and pretty on the ground too.

Best bets… are still central, southern, and coastal New Jersey as well as southeastern PA.

Further out… NY: Harriman, Bear Mtn, lower Hudson Valley peak to past peak. Even further out… High to peak color in West Virginia and Virginia but higher elevations are past peak.

Potential hikes with lingering color (we make no guarantees!):

For more hike ideas, pop over to our Hike Finder map.

11/5/18…

There is abundant brilliant color out there but rain and wind is taking it’s toll so don’t delay in getting out.

North is moving past peak so the best bet is central, southern, and coastal New Jersey as well as southeastern PA. Further out, West Virginia is peaking.

Reports from 11/4/18…

Parvin State Park – peak color.

Peak color / 50% leaf drop for:
Black River County Park / Cooper Mill [Morris County]:

Schooley’s Mountain [Morris County]:

Duke Farms [Somerset County]:

Go get some color before it’s gone!!!! For more hike ideas, pop over to our Hike Finder map.

Keep scrolling down to see foliage reports and photos from the past week…

11/4/18…

High to peak color is across the state. With some sunshine for a change, today is the day to get out there! Because of this delayed season, expect green and bare trees in the mix. The color should linger over the next few weeks but leaf drop will be increasing quick.

11/3/18…

Still plenty of color out there even after a windy overnight and Saturday. Report from today:

Rt 29 – Washington Crossing [Mercer County] to Frenchtown [Hunterdon County]…
Rt. 29 runs on the NJ side of the Delaware River and ranged from intense peak color to totally bare trees. The river banks tended to be muted color with leaf drop but the roads were bursting with color in many areas.

Similar conditions on the PA side return, Rt 32 from Upper Black Eddy to Bowman’s Hill. More color closer to Washington Crossing than to Frenchtown. Hike options: Washington Crossing, Fiddlers CreekBaldpate, Goat Hill Overlook, Delaware Canal Towpath.

View from Bowman’s Hill Tower (PA) looking over the Delaware River into New Jersey, towards Goat Hill Overlook:

View from Bowman’s Tower, over PA:

The Delaware Canal Towpath and Washington Crossing park:

Near peak to peak color for:

Ken Lockwood Gorge [11-1-18; Hunterdon County]:

Batsto @ Wharton SF [10-31-18; Burlington County]:

Black Run Preserve [10-28-18; Burlington County]:

11/2/18…

This weekend and into next week… Color has popped all over the state. It ranges between high and peak color – so you can hike just about anywhere and treat your eyeballs. 

Keep in mind with this delayed season you’ll see a mix of green and bare trees in with the color. There might be another weekend or two with but it’s best to get out this weekend if possible.

Further out… PA: Southern Poconos and the area of PA adjacent to NJ is at peak color, Hawk Mountain is nearing peak; Central Poconos is peak to past peak. NY: Harriman, Bear Mtn, lower Hudson Valley is high to peak. Even further out… Higher elevations of West Virginia are at high color.

Potential hikes with color (we make no guarantees!):

11/1/18…

Holmdel Park – North Section – Monmouth County – Mostly yellows on the trails, but there are some different trees around the parking lots that were spectacular if you want some easy peeping.

Frelinghuysen Arboretum – Morris County on 11/1/18 – While not a hiking spot per se, it’s good for an easy walk through a lot of color.

10/31/18…

Cheesequake State Park – Yellow, Blue, Green trails – Middlesex County – High to peak colors but also some green and bare trees. Also received a report that colors are vivid along the coast around Ocean City down to Cape May. 

Cheesequake – Green Trail…

Cheesequake – Blue Trail at Perrine Pond…

Cheesequake – Yellow Trail at Hooks Creek Lake…

10/30/18…

D&R Canal Towpath at Blackwells Mills – Somerset County:

10/29/18…

Currently… Color has sharply increased all across NJ. The most change is still in the northern portion of the state, but there are ranges of good color just about anywhere. 

Still expect to find a mix of green leaves and bare trees along with the colorful leaves. Overall, the wind from Saturday’s storm didn’t increase the leaf drop too much.

This coming week and weekend… should bring high to peak colors to a lot of the state. Mild temps are forecasted a few days this week to possibly get in a lunchtime walk… or even better, take a day off!

Reports from this past weekend:

—Rt 287 N from New Brunswick – Rt 80 – moderate color mixed with green and leaf drop but an obvious increase from last week
—Rt 15 to Rt 206 N: High color mixed with green and leaf drop:

Stokes S.F. – Appalachian Trail and Acropolis Trail from Culvers Gap to Blue Mountain: High to near Peak color. [This hike isn’t up on the site yet; page to come.]

It was dark and overcast all day with only little peeks of sun so the photos look much duller than reality.

10/28/18 update

Driving out this morning, appears yesterday’s wind didn’t seem to affect leaves much. Color popping up all over.

10/26/18…

Currently… The color change has increased across all of New Jersey, with the most color found in the northwest corner but moderate to high color is also showing up in Wharton near Atsion, Double Trouble, and Rt. 18 into the Eatontown area.

But with this delayed season expect a mixed bag: color, some muted, along with green leaves and trees that have dropped leaves. A storm coming Saturday won’t help.

Further out… find moderate color in NY around Bear Mtn and Harriman. Near peak or peak color in the Hudson Valley (NY) and even further away in the Finger Lakes (NY). Central Poconos (PA) is peaking.
Potential hikes with color (we make no guarantees!):

For more ideas, pop over to our Hike Finder map.

10/22/18…

Currently… There is at least low to moderate color change in all of New Jersey. The most color is still mostly across the northern third, with the northwest corner (High Point, Stokes, Del. Water Gap NRA) your best bet for Jersey color.

In southern NJ, Double Trouble and Wharton are seeing some color pop up. Parvins is mostly green. Rt 55 is low color.

This coming weekend will be prime time to search for color, but the season may also extend to the first few weekends in November. But with this later than normal change, expect to find a mix of green leaves and color than can be somewhat muted mixed with some leaf drop. 

Reports from this past weekend:

New Jersey:
—Rt 287 N from New Brunswick to Chester – low to moderate, obvious increase from the week before
—Rt 206 N from Chester – moderate but muted with some leaf drop in spots:

—Rt 80 West to the Gap – moderate muted color with more leaf drop than Chester
—Rt 206 at border with PA through Rt 15 to Rt 80 – Not quite moderate, muted, also many trees with leaf drop

Central Poconos, PA:
—From Rt 80 to Rt 447 N to 390 N to Promised Land SP – high muted color mixed with green and some leaf drop:

—Rt 6 from Wallenpaupack to Milford PA – moderate to high, mixed with green

10/18/18…

This weekend and into next week… Fall color is still taking it’s sweet time across New Jersey, but that just means more opportunities to hit the trails with beautiful autumn weather… and to reward all that effort with a post-hike cider donut (or three).

Currently… there is at least low to moderate color change in all of New Jersey.

The most color is across the northern third, with the northwest corner (High Point, Stokes, Del. Water Gap NRA) your best bet for Jersey color. Nearby, just across the river into PA, the central Poconos region should peak this weekend.

Further out… find moderate color in NY in the Hudson Valley, Sterling Forest, Bear Mtn, Harriman. High color in the Gunks (NY) and on through to the border with PA. Catskills (NY) is peak to past peak while much of the Adirondacks, VT, NH and northern Maine is moving past peak color.

Potential hikes with color (we make no guarantees!):

For more ideas, pop over to our Hike Finder map.

10/15/18…

Fall color has been moving sloooow but now the change should be amping up. Currently, there is at least low color change in all of New Jersey even though large areas are still green. The most color is in the northwest corner (High Point, Stokes).

Reports from this past weekend (listed north to south):

—Rt 97 in NY, Upper Delaware River: surprisingly, low color still (Hawks Nest viewpoint):

—Rt 206 N from Newton through Stokes – low with moderate areas:

—Rt 15 through Sparta – low, some moderate (Mahlon Dickerson)
—Rt 206 N from Netcong
– low, some moderate (Allamuchy, Kittatinny Valley)
—Rt 206 N from Chester – low with a few spots of moderate (Hacklebarney, Schooleys)
—Rt 287 N from New Brunswick – low
—D&R Canal N from Washington Crossing to Lambertville – low:

10/12/18…

This weekend and into next week…New Jersey is seeing low color around the state, with the most color showing in the northern third… but it’s still behind usual times so don’t expect peak color there.

Best bet for Jersey color is the northwest corner of the state, perhaps over into the Highlands. Possibilities:

For more ideas, pop over to our Hike Finder map.

Further out… moderate color in Hudson Valley (NY) or central Poconos (PA). Near peak color in northern Poconos (PA). High to peak color in the Catskills (NY).

Find peak color in: The Adirondacks (NY), Vermont, Northern New Hampshire; Most of Maine, including Bar Harbor and Acadia NP (north Maine is moving past).

10/4/18…

Color is starting to appear in little bits here and there all across the state, but overall it’s still mostly green. Need some cooler temps to kick things up. Best bet for finding low color in NJ is the northwestern corner in High Point S.P. and Stokes S.F.

For the closest color to NJ... head to the Catskills (NY) for 50% to near peak, or high color in the northern Poconos (PA).

Further out… For the best color over Columbus Day weekend you’ll need to road trip up to the Adirondacks (NY) for peak and near peak color, or to the White Mountains (NH) and Green Mountains (VT) for near peak color. You can also take a loooong road trip to northern Maine for peak color.

9/20/18…

Not much color change in the New Jersey area as it’s early in the season and the weather has been warm. When the temperature dips a little it will spur the leaves on.

If you’re up for a little road trip… find some color in the Adirondacks in New York, as well the central Poconos in Pennsylvania. Even further out… northern Maine is seeing some color change.

2017 NJ Fall Foliage Report Archive

Final Report – this week thru weekend of Nov 18th/19th… The best chance for the last bits of color this season is the southern third of the state and the coastal areas. But still expect a mix of peak color, unchanged green leaves, brown leaves, and bare branches. After this weekend, unlikely to find much color.


11/11/17 – Washington Valley, Somerset County
– Mix of beautiful peak color with past peak trees. 

11/9/17 – This weekend and into next week…
Peak color across central, southern, and coastal areas, while northern Jersey has moved past peak. There’s still terrific color out there but expect to also see unchanged green as well as thinned or totally bare trees on the same trail. A cold snap this weekend will likely spur leaf drop so get out and soak it in now!

Potentials… Central: Round Valley, Baldpate Mtn, Washington Crossing, D&R Canal; Coast: Cheesequake, The Palisades, Hartshorne; Southern: Maurice River Bluffs, Belleplain.

Further out… Peak color in southeastern PA, the portion up against NJ from about Rt 78 and south. Near peak to peak in Long Island and NYC. Virginia and NC: mountains are at peak, with high color towards the coast.


11/4/17 – Sourland Mountains, Somerset County – High to Peak color. Like everywhere in the state at this point, the color was mixed with green leaves and some bare trees.

11/3/17 – This weekend and into next week… 
The state continues to be a mix of high to peak color, green leaves, and trees with leaf drop. Color can be found almost everywhere in varying amounts but best bets for color now moving to the central, south, and coastal portions of the state.

Try Hacklebarney, Cooper Mill, Round Valley, Baldpate Mtn, Washington Crossing, D&R Canal; The Palisades; Belleplain. Northwest corner is past peak (High Point).

Further out… Peak color in southeastern PA, the portion up against NJ from about Rt 78 and south. Peak in Harriman and Bear Mtn; Hudson Valley mix of peak to past peak. High color across Maryland. Peak in lower elevations of W. Virginia.

10/30/17 – Color can be still be found across all of New Jersey but this season has been a little different. In any one place might see a range from moderate to peak color right now – but also green leaves and leaf drop (the recent rain and wind didn’t help things). This makes it hard to suggest a particular spot to try, but also that most anywhere will have something. 

Some trees are still green so the season might be extended a bit in addition to the usual southern areas and the coast having color into November. The most northwestern corner of the state like High Point SP is moving past peak.

Further out… High color in southeastern PA, the portion up against NJ from about Rt 80 and south. Peak in Harriman and Bear Mtn; Hudson Valley mix of peak to past peak. Adirondacks and Catskills moving past peak.

Oct 21/22, Oct 28/29: Jersey will see the best color soon so plan to get out and about the weekends of Oct 21/22 and Oct 28/29. Since the color is a little slow to change this year, the first half of November should be good too, with the color moving more towards the coast and southern NJ.

10/20/17 – This weekend and into next week… Foliage is kicking up. North still has the most color change but the color is progressing intro central and south. Good bets for color would be High Point, Stokes, Wawayanda, Norvin Green, Ringwood, Ramapo Mountains.

Also look to places like Hacklebarney, Jockey Hollow, Sourland Mountain, Washington Crossing later next week.

Further out… NY: Bear Mountain SP and Hudson Valley are moderate to near peak; Catskills and Adirondacks at peak but higher elevations are past.

PA: Peak color in the central Poconos (Big Pocono SP or Tobyhanna are potentials), while northern Poconos is past peak; High to peak color across most of New England (some past peak for higher elevations). High to peak color in western Maryland and Eastern West Virginia (highest elevations past peek).

10/15/17 – Stokes State Forest – Sunrise Mountain to Culver Fire Tower – Moderate color across the northwest but we’re seeing the usual mixed bag: green leaves yet to change, colorful leaves, with a decent amount of leaf drop from the recent warm temps and no rain.

  • Rt 287 N from New Brunswick is low but color increases around exit for Great Swamp.
  • Rt 80 W  – 40-50% color.
  • Rt 15 N from Rt 80, Rt 206 N – Moderate color, 50%.

10/13/17 – This weekend and into next week… 
All of New Jersey is between low and moderate color with more color happening in the northwest and across the central part of northern Jersey in the Highlands.

Further out… NY: Catskills at peak; Hudson Valley 50-60% color change. PA: Central Poconos at peak likely this weekend, northern Poconos is moving past peak.

Even further out… Adirondacks NY at peak (highest elevations past peak);  high color across most of Vermont; peak for the northern half of Maine; high to peak color in eastern West Virginia (some past peak for higher elevations).

10/8/17 – Parvin State Park – Low color, with the understory shrubbery showing more color. The color is brightening up a bit from the muted tones of the leaves that changed first. (Hike it: Parvin State Park).

  • Turnpike South from Exit 9, Rt 55 South: Low color

10/6/17 – This weekend and into next week…
Low color showing across all of New Jersey now, with some areas of more color popping up in the northwest and the Highlands. Best bets are still High Point, Stokes, DWG and the nearby areas into PA/NY, Bearfort Ridge, Norvin Green.

Further out… most of the Adirondacks and Catskills near or at peak this weekend; northern Poconos expected to be high to peak this weekend and through next week. Even further out… higher elevations in the mountains are peaking in western Maryland/eastern West Virginia/western Virginia.

10/1/17Stokes S.F. – Low color overall with some small areas of moderate color. The leaves that have changed can be a little muted and there is some leaf drop because of the recent hot dry weather – but it’ still very early in the season. (Hike it: Blue Mountain Loop)

  • Rt 287 N from New Brunswick, Rt 80 W  – mostly unchanged
  • Rt 15 N from Rt 80, Rt 206 N – none to low color 

9/29/17 – This weekend and into next week…
The warm temps halted the color progression some, but with it turning cooler color change should kick back up. Best bet for color is still northwest NJ or the Highlands area.

Further out, find good color in NY in the Catskills and Adirondacks, as well as the northeast Poconos in PA. Even further out… for anyone looking for an impromptu road trip, the higher elevations in eastern West Virginia are at peak.

9/21/17 – This weekend and into next week…

The color is starting to turn in northwest NJ, with low color showing in higher elevations and along the water. (High Point, Stokes, DWG and the nearby areas into PA/NY, plus Highlands area like Norvin Green, Terrace Pond, Bearfort Ridge).

The best chance for more color is further out in NY (road trip!) in the Adirondacks, as well as higher elevations in the Catskills.

2016 NJ Fall Foliage Report

11/18/16 – Final Report
This weekend… head to the lower third of the state for peak to past peak color, and there are pops of color hanging around throughout central Jersey – but also expect plenty of leaf drop as the season winds down.

Turkey Swamp

11/13/16
South has the best bet for color with areas at peak to past peak. Fall color is lingering in central longer than normal at this time of year but it’s past peak with decent amounts of leaf drop at this point.  Overall, you can probably pops of color in the southern half of the state this week and possibly into next weekend, but that should be about it.

Turkey Swamp Park [Monmouth County]Past peak and plenty of leaf drop but some trees are full of leaves in vibrant colors still.

11/10/16
This weekend…
Still peak color out there for this weekend. Look to the lower half of the state – some central, and across the southern third of Jersey. Further out… Southeast PA, and Delaware and Maryland are also at peak.

Expect leaf drop mixed in with bright color. It’s not going to last much longer so get out there and enjoy!

11/6/16
We’re getting a little extended bonus this year – still plenty of color across central and southern NJ. Color in the south third likely good thru next weekend.

Manasquan Reservoir
  • Central and southern New Jersey: high to peak color, with varying degrees of leaf drop.
  • Northern third is past peak.
  • In general, seeing more leafless trees around water; stick to forested trails for the best results.

Manasquan Reservoir [Monmouth County] – Peak color. Less leaf drop on trail sections away from the water, with more drop along the water’s edge.

Belleplain SF

11/5/16

  • Turnpike S from around exit 7 to 3 and Rt 55 S – High to peak color
  • Belleplain SF [Cape May County] – High to peak color

11/3/16
This weekend and into next week…

  • Peak color can be found across central NJ, and towards the coastal areas.
  • High to peak color for the southern third of the state .
  • In all areas, expect a mix of color, leaf drop, and even some green.

Just outside of NJ…

  • Lower elevation areas of Southern PA (that borders NJ; possibly around French Creek park) at peak.
  • Long Island NY should see peak color this weekend.

10/31/16… Expect to find a mix of beautiful fall high to peak color, unchanged green leaves, and trees with leaf drop – all in the same area.

Cheesequake Fall

Because of this, color in central Jersey may linger into the first and second week of November in areas that would normally go past peak. South is moderate color. Better chance of color seems to be within forest and away from open areas subject to wind.

  • 10/31/16 – Wickecheoke Creek Preserve [Hunterdon County] – Peak color. [Report via Michael H.].
  • 10/30/16 – Belleplain State Forest [Cumberland/Cape May County] – Moderate to high color along the water, with about 50% unchanged green [Report via Tracy B.].
  • 10/30/16 – Cheesequake State Park [Middlesex County] – High to peak color, not as much green. Leaf drop.
  • 10/29/16Jockey Hollow at Morristown NP [Morris County] – High to peak color mixed with green and leaf drop. Rt 287 corridor was muted, but once off the highway the color improves.
  • 10/28/16Merrill Creek Reservoir [Warren County] – was a mixed bag – evenly divided between color, green, and leaf drop. Rt. 78 west from Rt 287 had muted color and leaf drop.
Jockey Hollow

10/27/16
This weekend and into next week…
Rain and chilly weather this week has kicked up the color and caused leaf drop, but color can be found across the state:

  • Look for high to peak color spreading central and south this weekend, and possibly the next.
  • South Jersey should see color into November.
  • Northwest Jersey is past peak and leaves are dropping (High Point/Stokes and Wallkill River area likely past peak color).
Merrill Creek

Just outside of NJ…

  • Southern PA (that borders NJ from around Rt 78 on southwest) should see peak color this weekend.
  • North-central PA Poconos region (along the northwest border of NJ) and Harriman/Bear Mountain just over the border into NY are past peak.

10/24/16

The wind and rain on Saturday caused some leaf drop in northwest NJ, and moved some areas past peak. High to peak colors should move down toward central Jersey over the coming week.

Wallkill River NWR [Sussex County] – Color is peak to past peak with some leaf drop.

Wallkill River

Parvin State Park [Salem County] – Color is moderate across southern New Jersey and will likely peak the first week or two of November. With less drought conditions, the color may be more pronounced than in the north.

Parvin

10/21/16
This weekend and into next week…
Color has spread across New Jersey. Peak to high color can be found in northwest New Jersey (High Point, Stokes, Wawayanda, Kittatinny Valley, Paulinskill/Sussex Branch, Norvin, Splitrock Reservoir, Bearfort Ridge). The rest of New Jersey is moderate with some spots of high color.

Nice weather forecast for Sunday. On Saturday, try heading south to avoid rain in the north half of the state (potentials: Rancocas, Black Run, Franklin Parker, Parvins)…

Just outside of NJ… Peak color can be found in North-central PA Poconos region (along the northwest border of NJ). Peak to high color at Harriman/Bear Mountain just over the border into NY, while a little north of that it’s peak to just past peak for Hudson Valley (Shawangunks region).

Further out… the Adirondacks and Catskills in New York are past peak.

Great Swamp

10/16/16

Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge [Morris County] – Moderate to high color in the area; with high color at the edge of wet areas. Rt. 287 N corridor from New Brunswick showing moderate to high color.

10/15/16
Chilly overnight temps kicked the foliage into gear across north and into central New Jersey. Moderate to high fall color at Kittatinny Valley State Park [Sussex County] and surrounding areas as well as Rt 206 N from Rt 287. Low color change in the southern third of the state.

Kittatinny Valley State Park

Best bets: High Point, Stokes, Wawayanda, Kittatinny Valley, Paulinskill Valley/Sussex Branch biking, Allamuchy, Hacklebarney…

10/14/16
This weekend and into next week…
Look to the northwest section of New Jersey for moderate color change (best bets: High Point, Stokes, possibly to Wawayanda and Norvin). The rest of New Jersey is low color.

Just outside of NJ… High color can be found in North-central PA Poconos region (along the northwest border of NJ) with change of 80-90%. From there across to the Hudson Valley (Shawangunks region) has 80-100% change.

Further out, peak color in the Adirondacks and Catskills in New York.

Tobyhanna Foliage

10/9/16
Tobyhanna State Park, PA
– Nice 50-60% color around the lake; less change on the trails. The Poconos area has good opportunities for color this week.

Low to moderate color spreading across the northern part of NJ.

From central Jersey north towards Rt80 at the Delaware Water Gap:

  • Rt 206 around Chester – low color; 10%
  • Rt 80W from 287 – low color; 10-20%
  • Rt 80 into PA, Rt 380 – 20-30%

10/6/16
This weekend and into next week…
Most of New Jersey is low color. Best chance is north-central PA (along the northwest border of NJ) and over into NY in that area for a color change of about 30-40%. Further out, in New York, the Adirondacks area is near or at peak and the Catskills is near peak.

9/29/16
This weekend and into next week…
Most of New Jersey is unchanged to low color. Further out, the best chance for some color is likely in the Adirondacks or perhaps Catskills in NY as well as north-central PA (along the northwest border of NJ) which has a color change of 25-30%.

2015 NJ Fall Foliage Report

11/8/15
Thompson Park / Monmouth County
– Nice color still on the trees but significant leaf drop as well. While there is still lingering color in central and south Jersey, NJ has passed peak and the color won’t last much longer than this week.

11/6/15
This weekend and into next week…
Peak color can still be found throughout central and southern New Jersey, but expect a decent amount of leaf drop as areas are moving past peak.

Cheesequake S.P.

11/3/15
Cheesequake S.P.
/ Middlesex County – still plenty of color, but moving past peak with lots of leaf drop.

Unseasonably warm 70 degree weather this week is a bonus opportunity to grab color throughout central and southern NJ. North NJ has pretty much moved past peak.

Baldpate Mountain

10/31/15
Baldpate Mountain
and Mercer County in general – Peak color; with some trees having dropped their leaves.

Look for peak conditions throughout central Jersey this week.

10/30/15
This weekend and into next week…
Look for high to peak color across central, south, and northeast (along Hudson River) – suggestions: Sourlands, Washington Crossing, Cheesequake, Palisades, Parvin.

The northern third of the state is still experiencing peak color, but the northwest corner (High Point, Stokes, DWG and the nearby areas into PA/NY) is moving past peak.

Just outside of NJ… Peak color still found Harriman/Bear Mtn/Sterling SF, and the Hudson Valley NY area. High color found in southeastern PA (area southwest of Philly and east of the NJ border).

Wyanokie High Point - Norvin Green

10/26/15
Norvin Green S.F. – Wyanokie High Point and Carris Hill: Peak color

10/24/15
Ringwood S.P. – Skylands Manor – Ilgenstein Rock/Erskine Lookout:
Peak color, with leaf drop happening

10/23/15
Great fall color for the next couple of weeks – go out and grab it!
This weekend and into next week…
Peak color found in the northwest corner of the state (High Point, Stokes, DWG) and the nearby areas into PA/NY, with some areas in the very NW experiencing leaf drop and past peak color. The rest of the northern third of the state is moderate to high while central/south New Jersey is showing moderate color, 50-60%.

Just outside of NJ… Peak color should be found Harriman/Bear Mtn/Sterling SF, the Hudson Valley NY area, and in north-central PA (Poconos/along the northwest border of NJ).

Stairway to Heaven: Pochuck Valley to Pinwheel Vista

10/19/15
Northwestern corner of the state is at peak, with some areas moving past peak with leaf drop. High color spreading across northern NJ, with moderate for the rest of the state.

Stairway to Heaven – Pochuck Valley to Pinwheel Vista: High color
Stokes S.F. – Tillman Ravine: Peak color, decent amounts of leaf drop in some areas
Del. Water Gap – Van Campens Glen: High to peak color

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From central Jersey north into Sussex and Warren counties:
-Rt 287 New Brunswick – Rt 80: moderate 30-40%, still some green
-Rt 80W from 287 – Moderate 40-50%, rusts with green still
-Rt 15 to Rt 206 through Sussex County: Moderate to high
-Rt 23 to Rt 94 through Sussex County: Moderate to high

10/16/15
This weekend and into next week… High color found in the northwest corner of the state (High Point, Stokes) and the nearby areas into PA/NY. The rest of New Jersey is moderate color, 30-40%, with pops of high color near water.

Just outside of NJ… high to peak color should be found in Sterling SF and Harriman/Bear Mtn, Hudson Valley NY area, and in north-central PA (Poconos/along the northwest border of NJ).

Further out… Peak color in Catskills/Adirondacks in NY, central PA.

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10/12/15
From central Jersey north into New York:

-GSP from ~Exit 130 to NY Border – Low, 30%
-New York Thruway to Rt 17 thru Tuxedo – Moderate, 30%-50%
-Harriman State Park – Lemon Squeezer from Elk Pen – Moderate, with some high color around Island Pond and low, wet areas.

Maurice River Bluffs

10/10/15

From central Jersey south into Cumberland County:
-Turnpike Exit 9 – Exit 3: Low, 20-30%
-Rt. 55 – Deptford thru Millville: Low, 20-30%
-Maurice River Bluffs – Low, but pops of moderate to high color at water’s edge

10/9/15
This weekend and into next week…
Weather changes this week have kicked all of NJ into at least low color, with the northwestern corner of the state showing moderate with some high color.  Best options… High Point, Stokes, or anything either side of the Delaware River down to where Rt 80 heads into PA (like Mt. Tammany or Mt. Minsi).

Just outside of NJ… moderate to high color should be found in Hudson Valley NY area or in north-central PA (Poconos/along the northwest border of NJ). Sterling SF, and Harriman/Bear Mtn are also possibilities. Further out… High to peak color found in Catskills/Adirondacks in NY.

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10/5/15
Sunrise Mountain – Stokes S.F. [Sussex County]
Still low color in the northwest corner of the state, and low to no change elsewhere. Decent amount of leaf drop at Stokes – the winds this weekend didn’t help. Foliage is running a little behind this year, after a warmer than normal September.

Rt. 287 corridor north from New Brunswick – barely any color.
Rt. 206 corridor thru Chester – low color, mostly yellows.
Rt. 206 corridor thru Andover – low color with pockets of moderate. Mostly yellows but some pops of reds.

10/2/15
This weekend and into next week…
Color is getting a slow start this season, but should be picking up with the cooler temps. Most of New Jersey is unchanged to low color. Best chance for color is likely some low color in northwest NJ (Such as High Point, Stokes SF, along the Kittatinny Mtns).

Further out, the Catskills/Adirondacks in NY has more color, and north-east and north-central PA (along the northwest border of NJ) has a range of 20-40% color.

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9/12/15
Bear Mountain S.P. – New York
– West Mountain, The Timp, Bald Mountain
Some early foliage here and there, some leaf drop.

9/5/15
Stonetown Circular Trail
– Norvin Green/Long Pond Ironworks SP [Passaic County]
A little early foliage, likely from trees stressed by lack of rain.

2014 NJ Fall Foliage Report

––Photos in our NJ Fall Foliage 2014 forum.

11/15/14
Sourland Mountain
, Somerset County – some lingering color. While the color this year seemed to get an early start, it seems to be hanging on a bit later than usual around central and southern NJ.

11/13/14
The last color of this season can be found around central and southern New Jersey, and possibly the Palisades.

11/6/14
This weekend and into next week… head to central and southern New Jersey, southeastern PA and possibly Long Island. There is still color out there despite all the leaf drop… but we’re nearing the end of the season so go get it!
Potential areas for color… Baldpate Mountain, Sourlands, Cheesequake, Rancocas, Manasquan Reservoir, Maurice River Bluffs) or south eastern PA’; or further out… head into Delaware or Maryland for some color.

11/3/14
Parvin State Park
Heavy rains and wind has taken a toll even in southern NJ. A considerable amount of leaf drop has dulled the colors but there are still pockets of good color to be found.

Central NJ is moving past peak but still has good color found throughout areas of leaf drop. Color seemed to boost around exit 4.

10/30/14
This weekend and into next week… for high to peak color head to central and southern NJ (i.e Baldpate Mountain, Sourlands, Cheesequake, Rancocas, Manasquan Res, Parvin, Maurice River Bluffs) or south eastern PA.
Past-peak color in northwestern corner of NJ (High Point, Stokes); peak color to moving past in northern NJ (Water Gap, Pyramid Mountain) and Harriman/Bear Mtn) over the border in N.Y.

10/26/14
Norvin Green State Forest – Osio Rock, Torne Mountain, Lake Lerriwein
North NJ, Highlands region; Bloomington, NJ; Passaic County
Nice high to peak color with a smattering of green. Plenty of leaf drop (30-40%) from the winds this week. The color here might hold thru to next weekend but hurry!

10/24/14
This weekend and into next week… Peak to past-peak color in the northwestern corner of NJ (High Point, Stokes); peak color in northern NJ (Water Gap, Pyramid Mountain). Central (Baldpate Mountain, Sourlands, Cheesequake) is high with some areas of peak color. Southern NJ (Rancocas, Wharton) is moderate, while south, south NJ (Cumberland County and south) is low. This week’s rain and wind this weekend may increase the leaf drop across the state.
Over the border… in NY (Harriman/Bear Mtn) and southern eastern PA is at peak.

10/16/14
This weekend and into next week… peaking color in northwestern corner of NJ (High Point, Stokes); high color in northern NJ (Water Gap, Pyramid Mountain). Central is seeing moderate color (Baldpate Mountain, Sourlands), while southern NJ is low to moderate (Parvin S.P.) Over the border in NY Harriman/Bear Mtn) is high to peak color.

10/9/14
This weekend and into next week…. high or peaking color in northwestern corner of NJ (High Point, Stokes); moderate-high color in northern NJ (Water Gap, Pyramid Mountain). Low-moderate color the rest of the state.

Over the border… in NY (Harriman/Bear Mtn) likely starting to hit peak color; look for high color in central-east PA (Mt. Minsi)
Further out… Higher sections of the Adirondacks and Catskills are past peak with lower areas at peak; Northeastern PA is at peak.

10/5/14
High Point State Park, Sussex County –
High color (70-80%) found within the park. This coming weekend likely to see peak color. [report via NJ HIKING]


Around NJ…
Rt. 287 Corridor from New Brunswick to Rt 80: Low, 10% or less
Rt 206 through Chester to Rt. 80: Low, 10% with areas of moderate color
Rt. 206 through Newton: Moderate, 50-60%
Rt 15 – Moderate 40-60% with spots of high color

10/2/14
Look for moderate-high color in the higher elevations of north and northwest New Jersey this coming weekend. Over the border in NY (Hariman/Bear Mtn) likely seeing moderate color. Further out… NY’s Adirondacks & Catskills at peak and near-peak this weekend; and NE PA should be high color.

9/29/14
Fall color seems to running a bit ahead of schedule this year. Good color can already be found in higher elevations in north NJ (Highlands and NE edge of NJ), as well as over the borders into NY/PA. Further north into NY (Catskills, Adirondacks) and PA (NE of the NJ border), the conditions are closer to peak or at peak.

9/20/14 – 9/21/14
Bear Creek Preserve, Poconos, PA
Some nice color starting in the Poconos. Delaware Water Gap is still pretty green, just a little bit of color here and there all along I-80. [report via Gone Hikin’]

Cheesequake State Park, Matawan
We didn’t expect any color in central Jersey, but encountered some slight coloring appearing at water’s edge. [report via NJ HIKING]

9/14/14
Wildcat Ridge – Four Birds Trail / Splitrock Reservoir
Unexpected amounts of leaf drop and yellow leaves along Four Birds trail, and some slight color around the edge of Splitrock Reservoir. But not much of any change from the Hawk Watch. [report via NJ HIKING]

9/7/14
Minnewaska State Park, NY
More color than I expected to see in the Gunks; along High Peter’s Kill Trail. [report via Gone Hikin’]

8/24/14
Ramapo Mountains
Just starting to notice a hint of color in some trees in the Ramapos. [report via Brian S.]


2013 NJ Fall Foliage Report

––Photos in our NJ Fall Foliage 2013 forum.

Current (11/12): Color is at peak color this week for some central areas still as well as southern NJ, but the foliage season in Jersey will likely be wrapping up this weekend.

11/4/13
Palisades Interstate Park – Spectacular color! Lots of leaf drop but that is as colorful as the trees. [report via Gone Hikin’]

11/3/13
Cheesequake State Park – Peak color, with 70% leaf drop
Rt. 18 thru Matawan – Peak color [report via NJ HIKING]

Stokes State Forest – Along the Blue Mountain and Silver Mine Trails, still some small patches of color. [report via Brom V.]

11/2/13
Round Valley Reservoir – Peak color, with 50-60% leaf drop
In general, color is at peak across central NJ and into southeastern PA [report via NJ HIKING]

10/29/13
Southern NJ/Millville area – still mostly green but now with pops of color. [reports via Tracy B.]

10/25/13
Ramapo Mountain State Forest – Peak color to past peak; 70% leaf drop
Rt 287 N, Morristown area to exit 57 – Mix of moderate to high color, 50% leaf drop [report via NJ HIKING]

10/24/13
The Pinnacle and the Pulpit – The Appalachian Trail in Hamburg, PA – High to Peak color, with 30% leaf drop
Rt 78 W, from Rt 287 to Round Valley area – Moderate to high color, 20% leaf drop
Rt 78 W, from Round Valley area to Hamburg, PA – High to peak color, 30% leaf drop [report via NJ HIKING]

10/20/13
High Point State Park – Peak to past peak, 50% leaf drop.
Rt 23 on the way to High Point – Mostly past peak.
Rt. 206 through Chester – moderate to high color, 20% leaf drop.
Rt 287 on the way to Chester – moderate, still a decent amount of green. [reports via NJ HIKING]

Swartswood State Park – Show’s over. About 90% leaf drop. [report via Gone Hikin’]

10/19/13
Central NJ, Rt 18 and Rt 520 into Red Bank – moderate to high color appearing [report via NJ HIKING]

Hammonton near Batsto – low color, starting to turn
Southern NJ/Millville area – low color [reports via Tracy B.]

10/18/13
Van Campen’s Glen – Not much color, lots of leaves down. [reports via Brom V.]

Black Rock Forest, NY – There is some great color in Black Rock Forest right now, the nicest I have seen this year. Lots of bright yellow, peach and orange. There are still sections of mostly green trees here and there but also a lot of leaf drop. I would say color change is about 60 – 70%. [report via Gone Hikin’]

10/14/13
Norvin Green State Forest – Color varied a bit through the area but on average I’d call it Medium since there was still a decent amount of green left on some trees. Starting from Weis ecology center and looped around via Otter hole. [report via Eric B.]

10/13/13
Sterling Forest, NY – High color, with leaf drop that seemed more than normal (likely due to recent rains). [report via NJ HIKING]

Rt. 17 in Mahwah; Garden State Parkway Paramus area – Moderate color change, still large sections of green. [report via NJ HIKING]

High Point State Park – Found the foliage to be somewhat disappointing. I think a lot of the color was lost in the rain and wind storm on Monday, 10/7. There was a lot of leaf drop and most of the remaining color was brown/drab yellow. There were still some spots of color, just not as much as expected. [report via Gone Hikin’]

10/6/13
Sussex County / Kittatinny Ridge / Little Swartswood LakeLow towards Moderate Colors. Not peak yet, but leaves coming down & nice photogenic colors definitely happening. [report via T.J. K.]

Norvin Green State Forest – Lake Sonoma and Manaticut Point
Moderate color change, still some green, and decent amount of leaf drop. [report via NJ HIKING]

Route 287 corridor from Rt 78 to Wanaque – low to moderate color change. [report via NJ HIKING]

10/3/13
Harriman State Park, NY along I 87
Starting to look colorful. Low to moderate color.

Catskill Park, NY – Balsam Mountain and Belleayre Mountain
It’s just starting to peak in Catskills. Still lots of green in the forest with color in the canopy. [reports via Gone Hikin’]

10/1/13 – NJH Road Trip report:
Maine: Acadia National Park … Low.
Maine: 95 South … low to moderate
Massachusetts/Cape Cod … none to low
Connecticut/New York: Rt. 95 corridor … none to low
New Jersey: Parkway from NY border to Central NJ … none to low

09/29/13Long Pond Ironworks State Park – Monksville Reservoir
Low – moderate color change. [report via Gone Hikin’]

09/28/13 – Round Valley Reservoir
Low color. [report via T.J. K.]

09/25/13 – Sussex County
The maples are starting to turn. [report via Paul]

9/8/13 – Cheesequake State Park
Slight pops of mild color. [report via NJ HIKING]

9/7/13 – Boonton area
Some color change starting already. [report via Bob S.]

9/6/13 – Sterling Forest State Park, NY – Wildcat Mountain
In just a few places, some leaves starting to change on a tree here and there. [report via Gone Hikin’]


2012 NJ Fall Foliage Report Archive

––Photos and reports posted in our Fall Foliage in New Jersey – 2012 forum.

10/29/12 – Hurricane Sandy will likely put an abrupt end to the foliage season in New Jersey and the surrounding areas.

10/27/12
Hacklebarney State Park – Peak to past-peak color, with significant leaf drop.

Route 287 and 206 corridor from New Brunswick to Chester – also at peak to past-peak. [Reports via NJ HIKING]

10/25/12
Henry Hudson Trail South (Aberdeen to Marlboro) – Peak color, lots of leaf drop. [Report via Daniela W.]

10/24/12
Jenny Jump S.P. is great right now. Great deals on cabin overnights. Allamuchy = nice foliage, streamside pink sumac. [Report via Dan L.]

10/21/12
Terrace Pond, Wawayanda S.P: High to peak color on the trails, with a good amount of leaf cover on the trail itself. Peak to past-peak color from the viewpoint and at the pond area.

Route 287 corridor from New Brunswick to West Milford: High color

Maurice River Bluffs/Southern New Jersey: It seems that the rain on Friday really pushed the color changing along and things seemed a lot more colorful this weekend then they had been. MaysLanding/Ocean City area seemed a lot further ahead in terms of changing color.

Turnpike from exit 8A – 6: High color, 50-60% changed; from 6 – 3: Moderate – high, 40-50% color change. [Reports via NJ HIKING]

Delaware Water Gap – Mt. Tammany: Anything out I-80 was peak and stunning today (Allamuchy, Jenny Jump). Mt. Tammany is past peak and there is a lot of leaf drop but Dunnfield Creek still has some green. Views from Mt. Tammany are at peak. [Report via Daniela W.]

Sussex Branch Trail in Allamuchy Mtn State Park: Beautiful lake reflections and mountains that look like lollipop flavors. [Report via Dan L.]

10/14/12
Sunrise Mountain, Stokes State Forest: High color to approaching peak, though there is still a good amount of green. As in recent years, the color isn’t turning all at once for a somewhat mixed result at viewpoints. On the trails, a moderate amount of leaf drop. [Report via NJ HIKING]

Route 287 and 206 corridor from New Brunswick to Stokes:

  • Route 287 in New Brunswick to Route 206: low color change, 20-30%.
  • Route 206 through the Chester area, mixed green with 30-40% change.
  • Route 206 through Andover, moderate, 40%
  • Route 206 near Lake Owassa and approaching the park: 40-50%

10/8/2012

Catskills, NY Platte Clove to Overlook Mountain – Peaking now, or past peak depending on the elevation. Harriman/ Sterling was becoming colorful driving by up I-87 [Report via Daniela W.]

10/6/12
Watchung Reservation: Color was minimal with many early, dried-out leaves falling. These leaves were ‘golden’, but only so because of leaf scortch due to lack of adequate rains this summer. [Report via Linda F.]

Route 1/295/55, and Route 54 in Buena to 206 to Bordentown: Slight blush of low, mild color. [Report via NJ HIKING]

10/2/12
Stokes State Forest: The AT in Stokes is still mostly green. Just a few touches of color looking west from the peaks. A few more days and the colors will start to come out. [Report via Paul]

9/30/12
Sourland Mountain Preserve – color change has begun. [Report via Linda F.]


Cushetunk Mountain Nature Preserve and Round Valley Reservoir: Some color on the north side of Cushetunk Mountain in the preserve, with color starting on the other side of the mountain around Round Valley Reservoir. [Report via Daniela W.]

Wildcat Ridge WMA and the Hawkwatch in Morris County; Rt 287 corridor from New Brunswick to Rt 80: Low color change with mostly green, some pops of vibrant yellow and red. Some leaf drop along the trails. [Report via NJ HIKING]

9/23/12
Lehigh Gap Nature Center in Palmerton, Pa.: Smattering of color, llittle punches of deep ruby and a splotch of burnt orange-tinged leaves here and there dotting nearby hillsides. [Report via Linda F.]


2011 NJ Fall Foliage Report Archive

––Photos and reports posted in our Fall Foliage in New Jersey – 2011 forum.

11/13/11 – New Jersey is past peak but there are trees with color still, mostly from central to southern NJ.

11/6/11 – Green Lane Park, Montgomery County, PA. – 50% peak, 50% past/leaf drop. Most of the color was found in the woods on the trails, while areas in the open like along water or the roads were past peak or dropped entirely.

New Jersey Turnpike south and southeastern PA along the PA Turnpike still had nice color. The color faded and leaves dropped the further west we traveled along the PA pike.

10/30/11 – High color can still be found in central and southern NJ. North is mostly past peak, with some peak areas. Plus, the storm knocked a lot of leaves down early in all areas.

10/23/11
Bearfort Ridge: Surprise Lake, State Line Trail/Ernest Walter, AT North into NY – Peak color to just past peak; mostly nice yellows/golds but also some leaf drop/bare trees.

Stokes State Forest – It was a mixed bag. Where the Appalachian Trail runs along the ridge (Culvers Gap to Brink Road) between 90 – 100% leaf drop, then the lone, random, just-starting-to-turn tree. At lower elevations like Shay Road, Dimon Road, Stoll Trail, just past peak. Lots of leaf drop but also many leaves still hanging on but not for long. [Report via Gone Hikin’]

Wildcat Ridge WMA, Four Birds Trail southern section. Leaves at or post peak, lots of leaves down already. [Report via TJ K.]

Audubon trails in Sparta near the Ogdensburg line – Foliage was beautiful, but clearly just at or slightly past peak. [report via Ted D.]

10/20/11
Poconos, PA – Peak, if not slightly past peak foliage. [report via Jennifer P.]

10/16/11
French Creek & Ridley Creek in PA. Not quite peak, but enough contrast to provide some beautiful color. Lots of yellows/golds. [report via Linda F.]

Buttermilk Falls and Mahlon Dickerson Reservation: moderate to high color [report via Ted D.]

Norvin Green – Hewitt Butler Trail South to Osio Rock Loop. Low to Moderate Color. [report via TJ K.]

10/15/11
Jenny Jump State Park – Moderate color with mostly yellow and rust orange, still somewhat muted. Still a lot of green, but also a decent amount of leaf drop. Improving color on routes 287N, RT 206N and 80W on the way to the Gap area.

10/10/11
Ramapo Valley County Reservation area. Decent color at around 50% changed.

Catskills, NY – Great color, peaking. [both reports via Gone Hikin’]

10/9/11
Mt. Minsi, Delaware Water Gap, PA side. Low to moderate color, with a lot of green still. Rt. 80, and Rt. 206 through Chester low color, a lot of green but also trees with leaf drop. Colors generally muted and not vibrant.

Wawayanda State Park – low to moderate color. [via photo from GetOutsideNJ]


2010 NJ Fall Foliage Report Archive

––Photos and reports posted in our Fall Foliage in New Jersey – 2010 forum.

11/14/10 – Harriman State Park, NY. Still some fading color, decent
amount of leaf drop. Some color along the Parkway heading north.

11/6/10 – Southern New Jersey still has peak color, with about 30% leaf drop. (Turnpike south from 8A down, into Cumberland County -Vineland/Millville)

11/5/10 – Apshawa Preserve, West Milford: pops of color but mostly fading, 70% leaf drop. Along the 287 corridor: mostly fading oranges and reds, 60-70% leaf drop.

10/31/10 – Cooper Mill/Black River in Chester Twp: brilliant peak color mixed with about 60% leaf drop.

10/24/10 – Most of New Jersey is now at peak or almost peak color.

10/23/10 – Delaware Water Gap, Mt. Tammany, Sunfish Pond: high to peak color mixed with some leaf drop and green leaves. Rt. 206 corridor through Chester has some nice high to peak color, but also bare trees in areas. Peak color is appearing throughout southern Jersey as well (reported from Cumberland County).

10/17/10 – Delaware Water Gap, Mt. Tammany: Mix of moderate to high color change viewing the mountains, but also still some just turning or still green; mainly yellows inside the trails but also some leaf drop due to the wind on Saturday.

10/16/10 – Moderate color in central Jersey at Cheesequake State Park, Matawan.

10/13/10 – Some low color change spotted in the Apshawa Preserve, West Milford. In southern Jersey, some color pops spotted in the Edwin B. Forsythe NWR.

10/10/10 – Low to moderate color change at Ramapo Mountain State Forest, and along route 287 from New Brunswick north to the park.

In NY, Minnewaska has high color, and should be at peak next weekend.

10/08/10 – Cheesequake State Park, Matawan. Some pops of color amid mostly
green.