Columus Day is around the corner, which means we’ll all soon be getting in our cars to check out the beautiful autumn colors of changing leaves.
Indeed, the fall foliage in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania is a sight to behold. The changing leaves paint the landscape in shades of red, orange, yellow, and brown, creating a truly magical scene. If you’re looking for a place to enjoy the fall foliage, here are a few of the best spots we recommend that are all within (somewhat) decent driving distance of our store in Pompton Plains, New Jersey.
High Point State Park
Right here in Sussex County, New Jersey, High Point State Park is home to some of the highest elevations in the state, making it a great place to see the fall colors. There are also several hiking trails in the park, so you can enjoy the scenery up close.
And while you’re there, be sure to pick up some inspiration for your fall home decor. A rustic wooden bench or a cozy Adirondack chair would be perfect for enjoying the view. (And if you’re interested, check out our deep dive into Adirondack chairs in this blog article.)
And speaking of decor, Fireside Furniture has much more than just home furnishings! Check out a sampling of the terrific house decorations we have available here.
Deleware Water Gap Recreation Area
Set on the border of New Jersey and Pennsylvania, the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is known for its stunning scenery, including waterfalls, forests, and rivers. The fall foliage is especially beautiful here.
Imagine a cozy cabin in the woods with a warm fireplace and a fireplace mantel decorated with fall leaves and pumpkins. The perfect place to relax and enjoy the changing seasons.
For more information about fireplaces, check out our informative guide to fireplaces for your living room–come the winter snows, you’ll be glad you did.
Bear Mountain State Park
There are tons of great things to do in New York besides watch the Yankees or take in a Broadway show. In fact, Bear Mountain State Park, which just an hour and a half drive north of Manhattan, is a popular spot for hiking, camping, and fishing. The park is also home to some beautiful fall foliage, which can be enjoyed from the summit of Bear Mountain or along the many hiking trails.
If you’re looking for a unique piece of furniture to add to your home, consider a piece of driftwood or a tree stump that you find while hiking. The natural beauty of these materials will add a touch of the outdoors to your space. In addition, after a long day of hiking, you’ll want to come home to a comfortable bed and a plush blanket. Sound nice? Check out some of the beds we have available here. Or maybe you feel that a new sofa or armchair in a warm fall color would be the perfect way to unwind after a day of exploring–we have those, too.
Check Out Fireside Furniture This Columbus Day
These are just a few of the many great places to see fall foliage in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. When planning your trip, be sure to factor in the peak foliage dates, which typically fall in October. You can also check the websites of the various parks and recreation areas for up-to-date information on the fall foliage.
No matter where you go, you’re sure to enjoy the beautiful fall foliage in these three states. So get out there and enjoy the changing leaves! And don’t forget to stop by Fireside Furniture in Pompton Plains, New Jersey to pick up some new pieces to bring the beauty of the fall season into your home.