Individuals purchase pickles on the Dutch Nation Farmers Market. The market presents an array of scrumptious home-style consolation meals, candy treats and farm recent merchandise. Patti Sapone | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
A Nation Market
The Dutch Country Farmers Market (19 Commerce St., Raritan Township | 908.806.8476) options home-style consolation meals, candy treats and farm recent merchandise. Right here, search for recent and ready meals in addition to varied candies, home made snacks, recent meats, pies, muffins and breads, recent salads, greens and produce, milk and cheese merchandise and extra. The market is open Thursday from 10 a.m. to six p.m., Friday from 9 a.m. to six p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to three p.m.
Individuals take pleasure in a day at Previous York Cellars a vineyard in Ringoes. Amanda Brown | For NJ Advance Media
At Old York Cellars (80 Previous York Highway, Ringoes | 908.284.9463) friends can take pleasure in wine (paired with a chew to eat) whereas taking in views of the winery and surrounding mountains in considered one of a number of out of doors seating areas. Naturally, there is also an indoor tasting room. The vineyard hosts particular occasions and applications together with seasonal wine festivals, a wine and music collection, comedy nights, and speciality tasting experiences. The vineyard is open every day from midday to 7 p.m. Hunterdon County is residence to numerous wineries, along with Previous York Cellars. Take a look at this wine trail guide.
Individuals take pleasure in strolling close to Lake Solitude Dam in Excessive Bridge. Patti Sapone | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
For a Serene Setting
Lake Solitude, with its 42-foot spillway, was in-built 1858 to supply electrical energy for the Taylor-Wharton Iron and Metal Co., which produced munitions for the navy. However the space, as soon as listed on Preservation New Jersey’s most threatened historic websites, has additionally served as a candy spot to sit down, fish, and absorb the solar. The key was set free final yr after a TikTok video labeling the location as a hidden gem went viral. Whether or not the placement is acquainted to few or many, the very fact stays … Lake Solitude is one pristine place value visiting.
Northlandz, positioned in Raritan Township, incorporates a show with sculpted 35-foot mountains, greater than 250,000 bushes and 400 bridges, considered one of which spans 40 ft. There are literally thousands of handcrafted buildings and greater than 10,000 freight vehicles. It’s within the Guinness Guide of World’s Information for being the world’s largest mannequin railroad. Michael Mancuso | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
Solely in Hunterdon County
Northlandz, (495 Route 202, Raritan Township | 908.782.4022) “the world’s largest miniature wonderland,” holds a spot within the Guinness Guide of World Information for having the most important mannequin railroad. Right here, greater than 100 trains run on eight miles of monitor. The show options greater than 400 tunnels and a whole bunch of mountains. Along with the indoor mannequin trains, Northlandz presents out of doors practice rides. The practice, which runs on tracks and is pulled by a duplicate steam engine, passes by means of the wooded panorama of the property. Northlandz can also be residence to a doll museum and a 2,000-pipe theater organ.
Ken Lockwood Gorge in Califon. Patti Sapone | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
For Strolling, Climbing, Boating and Floating
On the 500-acre Ken Lockwood Wildlife Administration Space in Lebanon Township, hemlocks line the partitions of the gorge. The New York/New Jersey Path Convention notes “a 2.5-mile stretch of the South Department of the Raritan River flows by means of the gorge, cascading over boulders, spilling over small waterfalls, and pouring into quiet swimming pools.” Right here, leashed canines are permitted with hikers. For extra, together with the place to park, contact the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife at 609.984.0547.
Hunterdon County Arboretum positioned in Lebanon. Patti Sapone | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
Guests to the Hunterdon County Arboretum (1020 Route 31, Lebanon | 908.782.1158) can mix a stroll to a show backyard with a stroll on a path by means of blended hardwood and evergreen woods, and alongside a boardwalk by means of a wetland with skunk cabbage, cattails and ferns. For extra, together with path map and information, contact the Hunterdon County Parks and Recreation Department.
A person enjoys a stroll alongside the D & R Canal State Park in Lambertville. Patti Sapone | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
The D & R Canal State Park has greater than 70 miles of multi-use paths alongside the historic canal and extra path networks and connections throughout a number of counties. There are mountain climbing, working, biking and horseback alternatives alongside the canal; motorized autos usually are not permitted on any trails.
Large Bear Gear River Tubing presents tubing and rafting down the Delaware river. Tubers enter the river in Kingwood. Patti Sapone | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
The Big Bear Delaware River tubing operation is positioned on the Cooley Tract of the D&R Canal State Park on Route 29, lower than one mile south of the Kingwood boat launch. Examine-in is on the Large Bear Gear River Tube Middle (2876 River Drive, Kingwood). From there, friends board a shuttle to be taken to the drop-off level. Large Bear additionally rents rafts and kayaks.
Individuals kayak previous Bulls Island recreation space alongside the Delaware River in Stockton. Patti Sapone | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
Delaware and Raritan Canal
Each the Feeder Canal and the Most important Canal close to Bull’s Island supply miles of “simple” boating for canoes and kayaks, in line with dandrcanal.com. In Hunterdon County, entry to the river is offered in Kingwood, Byram, Bull’s Island (Stockton) and Lambertville.
Colourful balloons take flight in the course of the annual balloon competition in Readington. Wealthy Maxwell | for NJ Advance Media
A Pageant of Flight
The New Jersey Lottery Festival of Ballooning (Solberg Airport |39 Thor Solberg Highway, Whitehouse Station) payments itself as “the most important summertime sizzling air balloon and music competition in North America.” This yr it takes place from July 23 by means of July 25. Along with sizzling air balloon ascensions every day (climate allowing), the competition will function a “Operating with the Balloons 5K,” stay music and household leisure.
Pleasure Leone milks Rosie, a 3-year-old goat, as her brother, Anthony Leone, works on the farm at The Bubbly Goat in Stockton. Patti Sapone | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
Bubbly Goat (246 Locktown Sergeantsville Highway, Stockton | 908.468.2540) produces goat milk skincare merchandise together with soaps and lotions. However that’s not all. The farm welcomes guests for occasions together with goat milking and care demonstrations, goat snuggling, gardening lessons, and maple sugaring applications.
Blueberry selecting at Phillips Farms in Milford. Patti Sapone | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
At Phillips Farms (564 Milford-Warren Glen Highway and 91 Crabapple Hill Highway, Milford | 908.995.0022), people are welcome to choose raspberries, blueberries, currants, plums, peaches, blackberries, flowers and greens. To search out out what is offered for selecting, name 908.995.0022 for a recorded message.
Hunterdon Artwork Museum in Clinton. Patti Sapone | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
For Historical past, Artwork and Tradition
The Hunterdon Art Museum (7 Decrease Middle St., Clinton | 908.735.8415) presents altering exhibitions of up to date artwork, craft and design in a nineteenth century stone mill that’s on the Nationwide Register of Historic Locations. Based in 1952, the museum is a regional artwork heart showcasing works by established and rising up to date artists. It additionally presents artwork lessons and workshops for youngsters and adults.
Individuals take pleasure in strolling alongside the bridge in Clinton. The Crimson Mill Museum Village is pictured at proper. Patti Sapone | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
The Red Mill Museum Village (56 Most important St., Clinton | 908.735.4101), which along with the long-lasting mill, consists of a number of different buildings, presents guests a glimpse of greater than 200 years of historical past. The museum presents altering displays, lectures, live shows and particular occasions that present guests with “an ongoing dialog with the previous.”
Downtown Lambertville. Patti Sapone | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
A Image-Excellent Downtown
When nj.com’s Pete Genovese ranked New Jersey’s finest small cities , he positioned Lambertville on the primary spot. Genovese wrote: “Nice riverfront setting, full of life arts neighborhood, a great deal of outlets, an eclectic mixture of eating places and a cool sister metropolis (New Hope) only a quick stroll, away. Hunterdon County is filled with scenic small cities, however none supply fairly the entire bundle as Lambertville.”
Sincronizada, a flour tortilla with melted Monterey jack and cheddar cheese and hen inside, topped with lettuce and bitter cream, is without doubt one of the choices at Cocina Del Sol a Mexican, a Tex-Mex restaurant in Frenchtown. Patti Sapone | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
When you have a style for Mexican and Tex-Mex fare, go to Cocina Del Sol (10 Bridge St., Unit 2, Frenchtown | 908.996.0900). The BYOB restaurant is open every day from 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday till 10 p.m.
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