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The fall season is here and now that cooler temps are on the horizon it’s time to really ramp up your fall weekend fun! From pumpkin picking to Halloween events, there are so many ways to celebrate fall in the Garden State. How many of these excursions have you checked off your fall to-do list? Have we left any out any fall activities that you love to do with your family?

Try out a scary Halloween attraction
From scary corn fields to haunted houses, there are so many creepily fun adventures to be had this month. Check to see which ones are appropriate for your family’s age level (and tolerance for zombies) before heading out.

Pick your own pumpkins!
What would fall be without a trip to a pumpkin farm? Make sure to call ahead for COVID rules and restrictions as some places will require timed entry tickets. Then you’ll be carving your jack-o-lanterns in no time!

Eat apple cider doughnuts
These seasonal, sugary treats are a must for fall. Buy one or get ‘em by the dozen!

Take a Halloween train ride
All aboard for some fall fun where you’ll get to see some amazing foliage and spend quality time together.

Celebrate Halloween with a party
Even if your child will be trick-or-treating this year, outdoor pumpkin carving parties and over-the-top decorations are still a lot of fun for everyone.

Try a drive-thru experience
Experience fall fun from the safety of your vehicle with events like the Halloween Light Show.

Visit Boo at the Zoo
Halloween is in full swing all month at the Bronx Zoo and what’s more fun than getting dressed up for this yearly tradition?

Get lost in a corn maze
Corn mazes are a great way to get outside together as a family and be active, and NJ has some of the very best ones to explore.

Peep some pretty leaves
Popular spots like Cheesequake State Park offer beautiful views of the season’s colorful show.

Attend Oktoberfest
NJ has some of the most fun Oktoberfest events and most of them are very family-friendly (but still with beer!).

Pick your own apples
Apple picking is the ultimate family-friendly fall activity. Baking up fall treats with your haul makes it two times as fun!

Spend a day on the farm
It’s sweater weather and there’s no better time to visit a local farm, pick up some fresh vegetables and maybe even meet a goat or two!

Take a hike in nature
Explore the great outdoors at locations such as High Point State Park have hikes that are kid-friendly in distance.

Visit the aquarium
Adventure Aquarium in Camden has sharks, turtles and fish that are just waiting to see you! Don’t miss the Shark Bridge, the Shark Tunnel and of course the Touch Tanks.

Take a bike ride
There’s nothing like a family bike ride in the crisp, fall air. Try the D&R Canal Path for an exceptional ride!

Make a splash at a water park
Many water parks like Camelback’s Aquatopia offer gallons of indoor fun, no matter what the weather is like outside.

Visit a playground
As the weather gets chillier, make sure your kids still spend some time playing outside every day. Thankfully, NJ has some of the best playgrounds to explore, so they’ll never be bored.

What fall activities are looking forward to? Are there any fall activities we’ve missed? Let us know in the comments below.