Stunning NJ Spot to Check Out Fall Foliage
The colors seem to be on par with most years. Some spots are better than others as we are just about at-peak for many parts of the Garden State.
The best place to see the best and the most color in any year is anywhere there is some contour. Hills and mountains definitely add to the amount of color you can see in one vista. Of course, you have to go to the northern part of New Jersey to get that.
Passaic, Morris, Bergen, Warren, Hunterdon, and Sussex Counties give you the best shot at getting to see those colors in the hills.
Two of the best-known spots in Sussex County are High Point and Sunrise Mountain. Both of which are very popular this time of year. If you don't want to go that far north, there is a spot in Warren County that does not disappoint.
It's Merrill Creek Reservoir in Harmony Township. It's just a few miles north of Phillipsburg and I checked it out last weekend.
Merrill Creek Reservoir is an artificial lake that holds 15 billion gallons of water.
It is held by the Merrill Creek earthen dam and is surrounded by 290 acres of protected woodland and fields.
The reservoir gets its water from a 3-mile tunnel that comes from the Delaware River.
There are plenty of natural and manmade habitats for birds.
It's a very popular spot for bird watchers and photographers.
It's kind of tucked away with only a handful of visitors at any one time.
The colors should be at their peak the first week of November this year.
A great place to get away from everything.
It's a pretty popular place to take the dogs out for a long walk.
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