October 21, 2022
Fall foliage conditions in most of New Jersey are close to peak or at peak conditions. If looking for a good leaf peeping opportunity, Friday and Saturday would be the best days this weekend to get out doors and view the fall colors. A chance of rain is predicted for Sunday making Friday and Saturday the best days for viewing.
If traveling, High Point State Park and Stokes State Forest areas are past peak conditions. Even some areas in northern Warren County have peaked and are starting to go past peak.
This weekend check out Vernon, New Jersey, Mountain Creek offers a “Sky Ride” for $10. The Sky Ride ticket is required to ride The Cabriolet to the top of Vernon Peak. To purchase a Sky Ride ticket, visit the Mountain Creek website since the ticket is only available online: Sky Ride Tickets
The New Jersey Forrest Service graphic is below showing best areas for fall foliage viewing:
High Point State Park October 20, 2022:
Photos taken on October 20, 2022, High Point State Park, leaves are past peak.
Aerial photos of the Paulinskill Viaduct, leaves in the area appear to be past peak on October 19, 2022. This property is owned by the State of New Jersey and off limits and police will issue summons for trespassing so avoid going on the bridge or parking directly below the structure.
The Paulinskill Viaduct, also known as the Hainesburg Viaduct, is a reinforced concrete railroad bridge that crosses the Paulins Kill in Knowlton Township, New Jersey. When completed in 1910, it was the largest reinforced concrete structure in the world. See more at Wikipedia
Vernon, NJ October 20, 2022:
Aerial photos near the Great Gorge Condominiums and Mountain Creek Ski Area. This would be a good spot for leaf peeping this weekend. The colors are red and gold and some trees are still green and have not turned yet. Mountain Creek offers a “Sky Ride” for $10. The Sky Ride ticket is required to ride The Cabriolet to the top of Vernon Peak. To purchase a Sky Ride ticket, visit the Mountain Creek website since the ticket is only available online: Sky Ride Tickets