Things to Do with the Family this Fall in Hunterdon County NJ
Looking for a fall activity? There are many fun activities and events to enjoy with the family in Hunterdon County during the fall season. Here are some suggestions:
Yummiest Fall Activity – Apple Picking!
Apple picking is a popular fall activity in Hunterdon County. You can find apple orchards and farms throughout the area.
A picture perfect fall day starts with a wagon ride! On Fall weekends, Melick’s Town Farm offers wagon rides at both their Oldwick and Califon orchards. You’ll be dropped off to pick apples and snap the perfect photo.
Melick’s Town Farm in Califon features apple and pumpkin picking, wagon rides, a corn maze, and a tire playground for children. Kids of all ages love watching the farm animals playing on the goat tower or lounging in the barnyard. Guests are welcome to pack a picnic lunch to enjoy in the picnic area. Homemade donuts, breads, pies, and apple cider. and pre-picked produce are available for purchase.
Melick’s Town Farm Cider Mill and Orchard in Oldwick features a cider tent for the fall season, the site of fall festivals and hard cider tastings for adults. Sip delicious hard cider while exploring the orchard! Wagon rides to and from the apples orchards. Reservations are suggested and can be made on the website: melickstownfarm.com.
Bonacorsi Family Farm in Flemington is open on weekends through the fall for a large variety of pick-your-own apples and grapes. Phillips Farms in Milford is a great pick-your-own farm with a large property that offers a peaceful experience and lots of fresh apples to pick!
Pumpkins and Spooky Things to Do
There are several pumpkin patches and farms in Hunterdon County where you can pick your own pumpkins, go on hayrides, get lost in a corn maze and enjoy other fall activities.
Everitt Farms at Pumpkin Junction in Ringoes offers fall fun for all ages. A $7 admission fee includes: wagon rides, corn mazes, music and games, a petting zoo, 6 acre pumpkin patch, and concessions.
Schaefer Farms in Flemington offers freshly picked apples for sale, along with a hayride through the farm landscape to a pumpkin patch, where you can pick your own pumpkins. The farm experience also includes live music, corn mazes, and animal feeding.
If you want a frightening experience, Schaefer’s Farm of Horrors includes four attractions: the Hayride of Horror, Trail of Terror, Massacre Maze, and Carnevil of Chaos. Please note that the Farm of Horrors is a “high scare/startle experience” and it is not recommended for children under 13 years of age.
The Haunted Red Mill in Clinton is another perfect place to go for some fall fright. Venture through mazes, trails, and hayrides and end up facing final terrors at the historic Red Mill. A less scary version of the event is available for families with children.
The Official Flemington Ghost Walk transports you back in time to learn about the history of Flemington and the spirits that surround it to this day. The walk begins at Stangl Road and goes through 15 stops. This walk is led by a real paranormal investigator, providing a hauntingly genuine experience!
Attend a fall festival.
There are several festivals in Hunterdon County, including, the Tewksbury Harvest Festival in Oldwick, Milford Alive and the Central Jersey Jazz Fest in Flemington. These festivals offer a variety of activities, entertainment, and food vendors.
Easiest Fall Activity – Take a scenic drive!
Hunterdon County has beautiful foliage. There are several scenic routes you can take to enjoy the autumn colors. Some recommended routes include Route 29 along the Delaware River. Route 519 through the Amwell Valley, and Route 513 through Tewksbury Township.
These are just a few examples of the many fall activities and events available in Hunterdon County. With its scenic countryside and rich history, the area offers many opportunities for family fun and exploration.
Learn more about visiting Hunterdon County, NJ at ExploreHunterdonNJ.com.