SOMERSET HILLS, NJ - Fall foliage has been at its peak the last few weeks in the Somerset HIlls region, and TAPinto Somerset Hills is sharing some of the best local places enjoy the autumn foliage.

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Best New Jersey Foliage Places (from and the NJ Department of Environmental Protection website)

  • Stokes State Forest - At an elevation of more than 1,500 feet above sea level, mountain top views await visitors at the crest of Sunrise Mountain. (Branchville)
  • High Point State Park - View a spectacular panorama of rich farmland and forest, soft hills and lush valleys in three states. (Sussex)
  • Cheesequake State Park - Open fields, saltwater and freshwater marshes, a white cedar swamp, Pine Barrens and a northeastern hardwood forest provides an explosion of color and impressive sights.(Matawan)
  • Parvin State Park - The park not only has pine forests typical to the area but also a swamp hardwood forest. Look for the beauty of the dogwood, laurel, holly and magnolia trees as they change in color. (Pittsgrove Township)
  • Shrine at St. Joseph's (Sterling)
  • Scenic Overlook Route 78 West (Basking Ridge)
  • Watchung Reservation (Mountainside)
  • Echo Lake Park (Mountainside/Westfield)