There’s so much to love about fall on the Gold Coast, from the autumnal breeze brushing past you as you walk the shores of the Hudson to the fabulous displays of foliage that will truly take your breath away.
If you’re not quite ready to say goodbye to the harvest season, here are some fall activities that are just a stone’s throw away from the Gold Coast.
I know what you’re thinking—this might be the most bizarrely-named farm you’ve ever heard of! But I promise that Cheesequake Farms is the coolest pumpkin patch in the area, and it’s certainly worth a visit. Owners Linda and Bob are 4th and 5th generation farmers, and they’ll be on hand to help you get into the fall spirit.
In addition to their farm stand and pumpkin patch, Cheesequake Farms has a wide-array of fun activities for every member of the family. Feel free to enjoy the hayride, navigate the corn maze, and check out their zombie paintball experience. Best of all, there’s no entrance fee and it’s only a 40 minute drive from Jersey City!
R and J Farm Corn Maze and Hayride
Nestled in picturesque Galloway Township, R and J Farm is a family-owned business that has everything you need to enjoy autumn on the Gold Coast. Even as the season comes to an end, there’s still exciting things going on at the farm. It’s the perfect spot for a day trip, clocking in at just under 2 hours from Jersey City.
Wondering what’s around? You have to check out the meticulously designed corn maze, the hayride to the pumpkin patch, and the endless hay pit. On the weekends, the farm truly comes alive. Feel free to bring your kids, too—they’ll love the face painting, pony rides, and picking out their very own pumpkin. Want to get spooked? Don’t miss this year’s Cornfield of Terror!
Ready to pick some delicious Jersey apples? Wightman Farms is a locally-owned apple orchard in Morristown, and it’s certainly worth the 45-minute drive. The Wightman family has been running the farm for nearly 100 years. It’s this passion that drives them to provide patrons with the best apples in the area.
Aside from their “pick your own” field, the farm offers all of your favorite fall activities. Try your hand at the pumpkin slingshot, get lost in the corn pit, and find the best pumpkin to take home. You’ll also want to sign up for their community-supported agriculture program. It’s the best way to support farmers while also having produce delivered straight to your door!
Ready to Experience Fall on the Gold Coast?
It’s not too late to enjoy fall with us, but no matter the season, life on the Gold Coast is always a breeze. Ready to take your next steps and find your new home here? Feel free to reach out to me or check out my resources for buyers. I can’t wait to help you find your New Jersey dream home.
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