What are the best roads to ride to see Autumn colors here in New Jersey?
“Take a Hike & Take Some Pics” ~ Shawn Michaels
It is that time of year when the colors of Autumn begin to appear here in the Garden State, but what are the best roads to travel in New Jersey to see the leaves changing? Or as some call it “leaf peeping”.
So let’s begin in Ocean, Burlington and Monmouth counties. In Ocean County Route 539 is a great ride when the leaves change....all the way from Tuckerton to Jackson. Routes 70 & 72 have some nice spots for color watching. The Garden State Parkway through Ocean County always provides color.
In Burlington County a trip on Pemberton - Browns Mills Road is a good ride for “leaf peeping”. Route 206 can also provide some color. Magnolia Road is another nice scenic road off of Route 70.
In Monmouth County Route 195 can have some nice tree lines, it’s a busy roadway but not many buildings and lots of trees. Herbertsville Road and Squankum Road can have some nice color opportunities. Route 537 and the Garden State Parkway through Monmouth County can also be a scenic trip. Tennent Road might be a place to look as well.
I personally think a walk in any of the county or state parks will always provide a great view and exercise as well. Take a hike! and take some pics!
We still haven’t begun a total color explosion yet here in New Jersey, but some areas are seeing a bit of color, so just be on the lookout.
Where do YOU think the best “leaf peeping” opportunities are here in New Jersey?