Things to Do

Welcome to Hunterdon County, the Other Side of Jersey

Come explore all that makes our county special. Enjoy our vineyards, farmers markets, charming small towns, outdoor adventures, and our sheer natural beauty. Whether you make it a day, a weekend, or a full family vacation, discover a Jersey you never imagined!

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Shop

Exploure our unique shops & main streets.

Art & Culture

Explore our museums, galleries, & historic sites.

Play

Find the best activities to do in Hunterdon County.

Trails

Explore vineyards, beer, biking & more on these self-guided tours.

Eat

Find out why Hunterdon is a foodie destination.

Did You Know?

Discover fun facts about Hunterdon's Main Streets
TRIAL of the CENTURY

In 1934, over 50,000 people flocked to Flemington to follow the trial of Bruno Hauptmann, charged for kidnapping Charles Lindburgh’s baby.

Historic Shopping Destination!

Throughout the early 1900’s, Flemington was the train stop about half way between Philadelphia and NYC. Patrons would stop in Flemington to shop at the then famous Flemington Furs, Fulpur Pottery and Flemington Cut Glass.

You can ride a steam engine!

All aboard at this family fun attraction starting in Flemington and then throughout the countryside. Ride on a historic train and even celebrate the holiday season with unique themed rides.

Do You Know Why It’s Called Frenchtown?

Records indicate that several families with French names settled here, and in the late 1790’s, people began to call the place “Frenchtown” after the language so many of its inhabitants spoke.

Host to Artists

Frenchtown’s connection to the arts goes back to the 1930s when authors James Agee and Nathanael West decided it was a good place to write. More recently Liz Gilbert wrote “The Signature of All Things” in 2013.

ArtYard

ArtYard is an alternative contemporary art gallery, theater, and residency program founded by a group of artists, filmmakers, curators, and writers.

Devil's Tea Table

A special place at the top of a cliff 250 ft. above the Delaware River, there is a stack of rocks known as the Devil’s Tea Table with a fabulous view of the river and valley.

The Red Mill is one of the Most Photographed Places in the Country.

Be sure to tour the museum and get a #selfie in front of it from the terrace of the Hunterdon Art Museum (another great museum to tour)!

Spruce Run and Round Valley Reservoirs

Looking to get out on the water in your boat or swim along the water’s edge? Head over to one of two reservoirs just minutes outside of Clinton.

The Landsdown Trail

Walk right from downtown Clinton over to the scenic Landsdown Trail.

The trail is a simple flat gravel path that runs along the South Branch of the Raritan River and through beautiful countryside.

The Solitude House was visited by several important figures during the American Revolution, such as George and Martha Washington, General Lafayette, Colonel Charles Stewart, and Aaron Burr.

The Union Ironworks produced cannon balls and rifle barrels for the American Revolution right in High Bridge.

Solitude Falls

Enjoy the beauty of these scenic falls that flow down from the South Branch of the Raritan River and Lake Solitude. The falls are just a short drive up the road from downtown.

The Columbia Trail

Walk right from downtown Clinton over to the scenic Landsdown Trail.

Right off of Main Street is access to a beautiful and simple path that takes you through the woods of Northern Hunterdon County. Be sure to look for little gnomes hiding along the way!

Top 15 Prettiest Towns in America…

...according to Forbes magazine! If that isn’t reason enough to visit, consider it was also recently named “#1 weekend getaway city in New Jersey”.

Antiques Capital of New Jersey

Hidden treasures and rare finds are everywhere at both large outdoor and indoor markets. For the true collector, RAGO Auction House is nationally recognized for their collections and expertise.

Delaware River Tubing

Take a safe and fun ride down the river on a tube, raft, canoe or kayak and enjoy the beautiful Delaware River.

ACME Screening Room + Music Mountain Theatre

Take in a live show at Music Mountain Theatre or an independent film at the Acme Screening Room.

Did You Know…

Under Riverside Treasures there is an Underground Tunnel used for delivering food from the basement of 23 Bridge Street to the Gibson House Hotel in the 1800’s!

Bobolink Dairy and Bakehouse

Take a trip and taste world renowned cheese just outside of downtown Milford. You can even take a baking class and learn historic ways of baking!

Delaware River Tubing

Take a safe and fun ride down the river on a tube, raft, canoe or kayak and enjoy the beautiful Delaware River.

Milford Bluffs

For the outdoor enthusiast, a hike to the top of the Milford Bluffs provides incredible views over the Delaware River.

Revolutionary War History

The river ferry located here was used by George Washington and his troops in the famous Christmas night crossing of the Delaware River during the Revolutionary War.

Bulls Island Recreation Center

The park as 30 miles of trails, picnic area, overlook and viewing points, historical programs, and canoeing PLUS 100 species of birds and other animals and plants.

Prallsville Mills

The 10-building complex includes a grist mill, linseed oil mill, saw mill, and granary, dating back to the late 1700s and considered a significant example of early American industrial architecture.

D&R Canal

You can bike along the quiet and pretty canal tow path from Stockton to Washington Crossing in Pennsylvania.

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Flemington

Upcoming Events

AUG 10

9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Pick Your Own Peaches

AUG 11

9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Pick Your Own Peaches

AUG 11

5:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Tasting Tour!

AUG 11

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Festomato: Motherfire Tasting

AUG 12

9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Pick Your Own Peaches

AUG 12

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Friday Night Wine & Music Series!

AUG 12

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Festomato: Chef’s Terrace!

AUG 13

9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Pick Your Own Peaches

Find a Special Place to Stay

Hunterdon’s accomodation options are diverse, with something for every level of comfort and budget.

Explore our unique accommodations… choose from an array of historic inns, charming bed and breakfasts, beautiful riverside hotels, rustic farmhouses, and more!

Bloomsbury

Blue Moon Farm, LLC

67 Hawks Schoolhouse Rd, Bloomsbury

Phone: 908-995-2965

Website: airbnb.com

Milford

Chestnut Hill on the Delaware B&B

63 Church Street, Milford

Phone: (888) 333-2242

Website: chestnuthillnj.com

Lebanon

Courtyard by Marriott

300 corportate Drive, Lebanon

Phone: 908) 236-8500

Website: marriott.com

Stockton

Federal Twist Vineyards

8 Federal Twist Road, Stockton

Phone: 609-773-6066

Website: federaltwistvineyard.com

Clinton

Hampton Inn

16 Frontage Road, Clinton

Phone: 908-713-4800

Website: hilton.com

Flemington

Hampton Inn

14 Royal Road, Flemington

Phone: 908-284-9427

Website: hilton.com

Lambertville

Lambertville House

32 Bridge Street, Lambertville

Phone: (609) 397-0200

Website: lambertvillehouse.com

Clinton

TownePlace Suites Clinton

1638 Highway 31 North, Clinton

Phone: 1 908-323-2621

Website: marriott.com

Stockton

Woolverton Inn

6 Woolverton Rd, Stockton

Phone: 609-397-0802

Website: woolvertoninn.com

Click here to view all lodging options

Hunterdon's Favorite Adventures

Things to Know Before You Go – NJ Lottery Festival of Ballooning: July 29 – July 31

Named by USA TODAY and NJ Monthly as a top NJ event, the NJ Lottery Festival of Ballooning takes place on July 29-31, 2022 at Hunterdon County’s Solberg Airport in…

Visiting Hunterdon County this Summer? Explore the Outside!!

Hunterdon County is especially appealing in the summer with Jersey fresh produce in abundance, flowers in bloom, and outdoor events and activities in full swing.  Hunterdon has something for everyone…

The Outdoor Side of Frenchtown

Frenchtown may be known for its recently-won (and well-deserved) title as Best Small Town for Shopping by USA Today's 10 Best Reader's Choice travel awards but did you know the…

Favorite Vistas

There are so many amazing views to take in here in Hunterdon County! From the mountains in the north through the farm field rolling hills to the south and the…

Explore our Outdoor Adventures

Things to do in Lambertville NJ

Lambertville NJ has delightful Victorian architecture, antiques, art + artisans, galleries, coffee shops, shopping,  and a vibrant food scene.   Nestled on the banks of the Delaware River, this famed…

Oh My Cow! – An Ice Cream Lover’s Guide to Hunterdon County

Ice cream is a classic almost everyone loves, especially on a warm day. In Hunterdon County, there’s no shortage of ice cream destinations including old-fashioned roadside stands and unique local…

Wine and Cheese Tour

Napa Valley? Who needs that when you have scenic wine country, Hunterdon County! From the farm fields of Pittstown to the countryside along the Delaware River, you can taste the…

A Day in Clinton

Whether it is the picturesque Red Mill, the trickle of the waterfalls along the South Branch, or a cup of coffee glancing at the historic Iron Truss Bridge, Clinton is…

Explore our Shopping Adventures

Things to Know Before You Go – NJ Lottery Festival of Ballooning: July 29 – July 31

Named by USA TODAY and NJ Monthly as a top NJ event, the NJ Lottery Festival of Ballooning takes place on July 29-31, 2022 at Hunterdon County’s Solberg Airport in…

Meet the Farm Animals of Hunterdon County: Family Fun on the Farm!

Hunterdon’s farms offer visitors a variety of experiences from wineries, to farm stands, to u-pick, and more.  But it also offers families a chance to mix n’ mingle with gentle…

Visiting Hunterdon County this Summer? Explore the Outside!!

Hunterdon County is especially appealing in the summer with Jersey fresh produce in abundance, flowers in bloom, and outdoor events and activities in full swing.  Hunterdon has something for everyone…

Oh My Cow! – An Ice Cream Lover’s Guide to Hunterdon County

Ice cream is a classic almost everyone loves, especially on a warm day. In Hunterdon County, there’s no shortage of ice cream destinations including old-fashioned roadside stands and unique local…

Explore our Family Adventures

Romantic Weekend

Whether it is a romantic wine date taking in the views of the countryside, a quaint bed and breakfast to stay at, or dining at a 1700’s tavern, Hunterdon is…

Wine and Cheese Tour

Napa Valley? Who needs that when you have scenic wine country, Hunterdon County! From the farm fields of Pittstown to the countryside along the Delaware River, you can taste the…

Explore our Vineyard Adventures

Visiting Hunterdon County this Summer? Explore the Outside!!

Hunterdon County is especially appealing in the summer with Jersey fresh produce in abundance, flowers in bloom, and outdoor events and activities in full swing.  Hunterdon has something for everyone…

Explore our Farm Adventures

Visiting Hunterdon County this Summer? Explore the Outside!!

Hunterdon County is especially appealing in the summer with Jersey fresh produce in abundance, flowers in bloom, and outdoor events and activities in full swing.  Hunterdon has something for everyone…

Oh My Cow! – An Ice Cream Lover’s Guide to Hunterdon County

Ice cream is a classic almost everyone loves, especially on a warm day. In Hunterdon County, there’s no shortage of ice cream destinations including old-fashioned roadside stands and unique local…

Along the River

The adventurer in you will love Hunterdon County – home to the best side of the Delaware River! Love to ride your bike? Take your bike down to the Delaware River…

Romantic Weekend

Whether it is a romantic wine date taking in the views of the countryside, a quaint bed and breakfast to stay at, or dining at a 1700’s tavern, Hunterdon is…

Explore our Tasty Adventures

In The News

15 Top Romantic Getaways in New Jersey

Antiquing aficionados will want to book a long weekend in Lambertville. Myriad purveyors of old and interesting items have set up shop in this small Hunterdon County town, alongside inviting coffee shops and quaint residential streets…. Offering a wooded refuge along the Delaware River, Frenchtown is a darling destination for…

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Ready to coast? These High Bridge downhill mountain biking trails are one-of-a-kind in NJ

Located near both the Nassau and Columbia trail systems, High Bridge – a borough with a budding downtown surrounded by lush Hunterdon County landscapes – has long been an epicenter for hiking, trail running and mountain biking. However, the early-2020 addition of two new mountain biking trails – the only…

mycentraljersey.com
A Day on Hunterdon County’s 579 Trail

Did you know that Hunterdon County is home to a scenic driving trail that links some of the most beautiful farms, farm stands, farmer’s markets, eateries, wineries, and unique experiences in agrotourism that New Jersey has to offer? It’s true! You’ll discover an absolute wonderland along the Hunterdon County 579 Trail.

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Hunterdon County wants tourists to Explore the 'other side' of NJ

Visitors to Hunterdon County, or even residents themselves, may have a particular downtown area that they like, or might know of one attraction that keeps them coming back. And it’s more than just a series of charming Main Street areas. There’s biking, hiking, expansive parks, walkways along the Delaware River,…

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A Day Trip Guide to Lambertville, NJ

A quaint town that sits right along the Delaware River, Lambertville, New Jersey is home to stunning views, historic architecture, boutiques, antique shops, great food, and more.  Lambertville is a charming town to spend a day in and is about an hour’s drive from North Jersey. Read on for your guide on…

hobokengirl.com
The Hunterdon County ‘579 Trail’ is Filled with Family Fun

The 579 Trail in Hunterdon County offers so much fun for families who love to try new foods and activities and explore our beautiful state. From farmer’s markets to farms and wineries, there’s something for everyone in the fam to see and do, and now is the perfect time of year to…

njfamily.com
Explore the History of the Garden State on Hunterdon County’s 579 Trail

A summer road trip with my mother along New Jersey’s 579 Trail, a 25-mile stretch of country road from Bloomsbury to Lambertville, was a great way to shake off the cabin fever of quarantine and explore the agricultural roots of the Garden State. County Road 579, as it is formally known,…

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Hunterdon’s Unique Bicycling Opportunities

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ – From winding country roads, quaint towns, villages, and historic sites, to beautiful scenic vistas and gorgeous natural resources, Hunterdon County offers amazing riding for bicyclists of all ages and abilities. goHunterdon, the local non-profit dedicated to sustainable transportation, mobility, and safety, has launched a new website, www.bikehunterdon.org,…

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Hunterdon’s 579 Trail is a Day-Tripper’s Dream

Roaming through rows of blueberry bushes, I’m on the hunt for perfect blue gems among the glossy leaves. It’s pick-your-own season at Phillips Farm in Milford, one of the dozens of farms and vineyards that make Hunterdon County a destination for day-trippers. Hunterdon’s new agritourism program, the 579 Trail, features destinations along or…

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Central Jersey Has Become a Bicycling Mecca

Did you know that Central New Jersey offers some of the most fabulous bicycling opportunities in the United States, just an hour from New York City and Philadelphia? Discover the Garden State’s “other shore,” along the Delaware River, or explore the 70-mile D&R Canal State Park towpath, or peddle along…

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Trip Ideas

There is so much to do in Hunterdon County: explore our vineyards, farmers market, breathtaking views, biking and hiking trails, charming main streets, and much more. Visit our Trip Ideas page for suggestions on the perfect day or weekend in Hunterdon!

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