Best Places to See the Fall Leaves in Mercer County
It's October 1st, so pretty soon will be prime leaf peeping season. Where are the best spots to see some amazing colors around Mercer County? I've got Visit Princeton's list and a few of my own picks.
I bet you've never heard of some of these spots, I hadn't, but, I'm up for checking them out this year.
Baldpate Mountain - Ted Stiles Preserve on Fiddlers Creek Road in Titusville
You can reach the highest point in Mercer County here, which offers a breathtaking view. If you like to hike, this is the place for you....it has over 12 miles of hiking. It also overlooks the Delaware River.
Billie Johnson Mountain Lakes Nature Preserve on Mountain Avenue in Princeton.
It has 2 lakes, and many trails for you to walk and see all of the fall colors.
Mercer County Park which can be accessed from Hughes Drive or Old Trenton Road in West Windsor.
There are tons of trees in the park. Take a bike ride through to see the colors, or just go sit by the lake, near the boathouse, maybe bring a picnic lunch, and enjoy the scenery.
Princeton University on Nassau Street in Princeton.
When I was in school, I had to do a leaf project where we had to find leaves and identify them, and I loved wandering around campus, taking in all the beautiful fall scenery.
For more from Visit Princeton, click HERE.
I also recommend a visit to Kuser Farm Park on Newkirk Avenue in Hamilton. There's a beautiful mansion and gazebo to visit and take pictures while taking in the fall colors. It's home of a great Winter Wonderland celebration in early December too.
I'm kind of cheating here, because it's not in Mercer County, but, close by in Middlesex County is my hometown of Cranbury. One trip down old fashioned Main Street, and a stop at the lake to check out all of the historic homes and beautiful fall leaves and you'll see why I love it so much.
I can't wait to check out these spots.
I love fall, can you tell?