This year, "leaf peepers" didn't have to go far to catch spectacular colors this fall.

Some forecasts called for a less-than-stunning display of color from mother nature this year due to near-drought conditions in summer.

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Perhaps the heavy rains at the very beginning of the fall season helped brighten things up.

Whatever the reason, most people can't remember a fall with this much spectacular color in New Jersey.

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Lots of people spend fall weekends and plenty of money traveling to Upstate New York or New England.

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That wasn't necessary this year and many local "leaf peepers" took advantage of the local color.

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We reached the peak about a week ago as most experts called it for Oct. 19 to 29.

There are still some trees showing color but the show is just about over.

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Plenty of people were capturing those colors at peak.

If you've got some stunning pictures of the foliage in New Jersey this fall, send them along for us to share.

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Just tell us approximately where in what town in New Jersey they are from. You can send your pictures to dennis.malloy@townsquaremedia.com.

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