How does this sound?

Veggies on a stick. Gourmet hot dogs. Pumpkin ice cream drizzled with cinnamon sugar and a cream cheese glaze.

Mini hay bales and handmade whiskey barrel cutting boards. Local bands. Vendors. Fun stuff for kids to do.

Yes, fall is coming to life in my town of Flemington with the Hunterdon Harvest Fest. It happens Saturday, Oct. 1 with a rain date of Sunday, Oct. 2.

You’ll find more than 50 vendors like Doggie Style with those gourmet hot dogs, The Salad Basket with those delicious veggies, Humdoo Ice Cream scooping out that pumpkin flavor, Deer Run Hay Farm with that fall décor and Allston Creek Farm with those cool cutting boards. Much, much more!


This is all happening on Stangl Road (which is known for its artisan vibe) in Flemington in the heart of Hunterdon County.

Best of all?

Admission and parking are FREE!

I know Stangl like the back of my hand. It’s where my daughter got her ears pierced at Diamond Heart Studios. It’s where alone Lone Eagle Brewing is.

To find it take Route 12 to the parking lot entrance by Liberty Village and then go on foot on Stangl Road by the south end near the Polo Outlet and Lone Eagle Brewing.

If you don’t think this is the perfect way to kick off fall listen to what Robin Lapidus, Executive Director at the Flemington Community Partnership has to say.

“Flemington is the heart of Hunterdon County, we are 100% Jersey Country with a vibrant artisan district and a historic Main Street where the majority of buildings throughout the borough are on the National Historical Register. We are surrounded by 1,600 farms, outstanding breweries, wineries, and something for everyone. Flemington is in the sweet spot of Hunterdon County, which is truly the ‘Garden’ of the Garden State.”

Robin is spot on. Maybe I’ll see you there. Happy fall!

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A trip to New Jersey doesn't have to be all about the beach. Our state has some incredible trails, waterfalls, and lakes to enjoy.

From the Pine Barrens to the Appalachian Trail to the hidden gems of New Jersey, you have plenty of options for a great hike. Hiking is such a great way to spend time outdoors and enjoy nature, plus it's a great workout.

Before you go out on the trails and explore some of our listeners' suggestions, I have some tips on hiking etiquette from the American Hiking Society.

If you are going downhill and run into an uphill hiker, step to the side and give the uphill hiker space. A hiker going uphill has the right of way unless they stop to catch their breath.

Always stay on the trail, you may see side paths, unless they are marked as an official trail, steer clear of them. By going off-trail you may cause damage to the ecosystems around the trail, the plants, and wildlife that live there.

You also do not want to disturb the wildlife you encounter, just keep your distance from the wildlife and continue hiking.

Bicyclists should yield to hikers and horses. Hikers should also yield to horses, but I’m not sure how many horses you will encounter on the trails in New Jersey.
If you are thinking of bringing your dog on your hike, they should be leashed, and make sure to clean up all pet waste.

Lastly, be mindful of the weather, if the trail is too muddy, it's probably best to save your hike for another day.

I asked our listeners for their suggestions of the best hiking spots in New Jersey, check out their suggestions:

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