Fun Activities for Fall

Fun Activities for Fall

With October right around the corner, all the fun fall festivals and events are coming up. Here at Mosquito Joe of Robbinsville-Jackson, we want to make sure all of our customers take full advantage of all the fall events in our area! Below we have compiled a list of our favorite fall festivals, hikes and orchards to visit. We hope you enjoy this beautiful season with your loved ones.

Ready for Fall Festival Fun?

Here is a list of upcoming festivals that are fun for the whole family:

Annual Fall Forestry Festival in Jackson 
Saturday, October 5, 2019 10 am – 3 pm at The Forest Education Center

Haddonfield Fall Festival in Haddonfield 
Saturday, October 12, 2019 10 am – 5 pm in The Haddonfield Business District

Rutgers Gardens Fall Festival in New Brunswick NJ 
Sunday, October 13, 2019 12 pm – 4 pm at the Log Cabin and Alumni Pavilion

5th Annual Amazing Pumpkin Carve in Hopewell Township 
Friday, October 11 – Monday, October 14, 2019 at Woosley Park

Admire Changing Leaves with a Lovely Hike.

Another enjoyable part of the fall season in New Jersey is watching the leaves change color. The average peak color in New Jersey is around October 19- 29. Take full advantage of the beautiful views and go for a hike to explore the local scenery. Check out these beautiful locations:

Institute Woods, Princeton Pike, Princeton, NJ 08540
This hike has it all! Institute Woods includes farmland, wetlands and plenty of foliage! What more could you ask for?

Billy Johnson Mountain Lakes Nature Preserve, 30 Mountain Ave, Princeton, NJ 08540
This preserve has several beautiful hiking and biking trails as well as a spacious lake.

Get into the Fall Spirit by Picking Apples and Pumpkins!

Apple and pumpkin picking are fun, seasonal activities. Visiting orchards is like the gift that keeps on giving. After a day of picking, you can continue the fun by baking pies or pumpkin carving!

Check out these local orchards and farms:

Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton, NJ 08540
Terhune Orchards has a wide range of activities, from wine tasting to apple picking.  It’s definitely worth a trip!

Strawberry Hill Farm, 3 Waln Road, Chesterfield, NJ 08515
This farm is a pick your own farm for peaches, nectarines, apples, plums and pears. Try a little of everything!

Windsor Farm & Market, 1202 Edinburg Windsor Rd, West Windsor, NJ 08550
Hayrides at the Windsor Farm & Market are the epitome of fall fun!

Fall into Itch-Free Living.

With all this time spent outdoors, remember that you aren’t the only ones enjoying the last days of the beautiful weather! Mosquitoes and ticks are still extremely active in New Jersey in the fall months. While out hiking, attending fall festivals and exploring the orchards, consider wearing long pants and shirts and tuck your socks over your pants to avoid mosquito and tick bites. When you and your family get home, shower right away and wash your clothing on high heat.

Many ticks survive the winter and do not go away just because it is cold. Depending on the species – and stage in their life cycle – ticks survive the winter months by going dormant or latching onto a host. While mosquitoes cannot withstand temperatures below 50 degrees, their eggs may remain dormant in freezing water and overwinter until warmer weather thaws them in the spring.

Enjoy your own backyard in this beautiful weather by making sure it’s bite-free! Mosquito Joe is still treating for ticks! Contact us to discuss our treatments and how we can create a barrier in your yard! Call us for a free quote at 732-228-8092 or email us at