Exterior view of Minerals Hotel during fall

Top Five Fall Things to Do in New Jersey with Your Family

New Jersey is full of towering trees, vibrant fall foliage, and, more importantly, fall activities for families. Autumn is the best time of year for outdoor crafts and tours because the scenery is ablaze with color and the temperatures are pleasant all day long. Due in part to our proximity to the best family activities and festivals in NJ, Crystal Springs Resort is one of the best family resorts in NJ, and we think everyone should experience fall in our beautiful part of the world. Many of the top fall things to do in NJ are easily accessible from our luxurious hotels.

Best Fall Things to Do in NJ for Families

From festivals to crafts to tours, there is no shortage of fall things to do in New Jersey. Here at Crystal Springs Resort, we look forward to fall all year long. These are our top picks this year:

1. Good Ole Fashioned Marshmallow Roast

We host marshmallow roasting around our cozy fire pits. Some of the most classic family activities happen around the fire: ghost stories, sing-alongs, and more. It’s a free event, and we provide the marshmallows and roasting sticks. If you forget to pack graham crackers, s’mores kits are available for a small fee.

2. Hiking along a Nature Trail

Set out for a calming walk on our three mile wooded Nature Trail adjacent to Grand Cascades Lodge. You’ll enjoy the forested setting and scenic views along the way. Wear sturdy walking shoes and bring a camera for shots of flora and fauna.

3. Animal Fall Activities for Preschoolers

Some of the best fall things to do in NJ are educational. Although adults are certainly welcome to attend our animal educators events, they are especially well suited for little ones. Bring your kids to learn about animals. This event is complimentary and no reservation required!

4. Fall Harvest Festivals in NJ

The nearby Heaven Hill Farm has unbeatable events for every season of the year, but we’re especially fond of their Great Pumpkin Festival. The 110-acre farm offers more than 40 of the best fall things to do in NJ, all of which are perfect for families. Explore the corn maze, feed farm animals, and take home the biggest pumpkin you can find for the best jack-o’-lantern in history!

5. Apple Orchard Fall Activities for Families

In addition to all the family activities offered on-site, Crystal Springs Resort is conveniently close to several Orchards and Farms. Opt for Pennings Orchard for a more traditional apple orchard experience, or check out Pochuck Valley Farms for a wider variety of fruit.

Family Resorts in NJ with Fall Festivities

Spend this fall enjoying quality time with your family. Whatever the age and size of your household, Crystal Springs Resort has something for you. From preschoolers to retirees, the fall things to do in NJ are endless. Call 855-977-6473 to book your stay.

Orifinally posted on 9/30/22.