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

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Art & Culture

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Play

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Trails

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Eat

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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

DEC 3

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Black Shed’s Annual Holiday Market

DEC 3

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Stangl Factory Farmers Market

DEC 3

10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Festival of Trees

DEC 3

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Emelise Alpacas Farm

DEC 3

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Winter Fine Arts & Crafts Show

DEC 3

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Twin Goat Farm Holiday Craft Show

DEC 3

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

WoodsEdge Farm Store – Opening Weekend

DEC 3

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Christmas on the Farmstead

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

Lambertville

Chimney Hill Estate Inn

207 Goat Hill Road, West Amwell Township

Phone: (609) 397-1516

Website: chimneyhillestate.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

Lambertville

Lambertville Station Restaurant & Inn

11 Bridge Street, Lambertville

Phone: (609) 397-8300

Website: lambertvillestation.com

Califon

Raritan Inn Bed and Breakfast

528 County Road 513, Lebanon Township

Phone: (908) 832-6869

Website: raritaninn.com

Lambertville

The Hawke Inn

74 S. Union Street, Lambertville

Phone: (609) 213-6019

Website: thehawkerestaurant.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

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Hunterdon's Favorite Adventures

Top 5 Things to Do this Fall in Hunterdon County NJ

Hunterdon County is ‘the other side of Jersey’ where you will find vineyards, u-pick farms, a craft beer trail, charming towns, outdoor adventures, and natural beauty that shines in the…

A Day Tripper’s Checklist for the Early Fall

When you only have one day, make the most of it and come Explore Hunterdon and make some great memories!   U-Pick Finding the freshest…

Enjoy Bicycling this Fall in Hunterdon County, NJ

  Hunterdon County, NJ is absolutely stunning this time of year. Bicycling offers a unique opportunity to take in the change of season. Multi use trails become enveloped in a…

Over the River and through the Woods to Hunterdon Farms We Go!

Looking to taste what Jersey Fresh really is? Hunterdon County is your fun farm-filled destination! From charming farm stands to full-blown farm stores, experience all that the Other Side of…

Explore our Outdoor Adventures

So Much Holiday Fun in Flemington this December!

If you are looking for holiday fun this December, Flemington NJ is the place for you!  Unique holiday shopping, trolley rides, concerts, outdoor art, artisan markets, and so much more…

Historic Inn is Charming Starting Point for Holiday Shopping in Hunterdon

(Courtesy of Woolverton Inn) The holiday season at the Woolverton Inn is always a favorite time of year – from the Manor House decorations to the sometimes snow covered countryside…

A Guide to Visiting Historic Clinton NJ during Dickens’ Days

  Experience the magic of the season and step back in time to the era of Charles Dickens at Clinton, NJ's Dickens' Days November 25-27, 2022. This annual festival transforms…

A Day Tripper’s Checklist for the Early Fall

When you only have one day, make the most of it and come Explore Hunterdon and make some great memories!   U-Pick Finding the freshest…

Explore our Shopping Adventures

So Much Holiday Fun in Flemington this December!

If you are looking for holiday fun this December, Flemington NJ is the place for you!  Unique holiday shopping, trolley rides, concerts, outdoor art, artisan markets, and so much more…

A Guide to Visiting Historic Clinton NJ during Dickens’ Days

  Experience the magic of the season and step back in time to the era of Charles Dickens at Clinton, NJ's Dickens' Days November 25-27, 2022. This annual festival transforms…

Top 5 Things to Do this Fall in Hunterdon County NJ

Hunterdon County is ‘the other side of Jersey’ where you will find vineyards, u-pick farms, a craft beer trail, charming towns, outdoor adventures, and natural beauty that shines in the…

Over the River and through the Woods to Hunterdon Farms We Go!

Looking to taste what Jersey Fresh really is? Hunterdon County is your fun farm-filled destination! From charming farm stands to full-blown farm stores, experience all that the Other Side of…

Explore our Family Adventures

Everything You Need to Know About the Hunterdon Beer Trail

The Brewery Passport is a fun way to explore all seven breweries of the Hunterdon Beer Trail as well as the small towns and scenic countryside of Hunterdon County.  The…

Top 5 Things to Do this Fall in Hunterdon County NJ

Hunterdon County is ‘the other side of Jersey’ where you will find vineyards, u-pick farms, a craft beer trail, charming towns, outdoor adventures, and natural beauty that shines in the…

A Day Tripper’s Checklist for the Early Fall

When you only have one day, make the most of it and come Explore Hunterdon and make some great memories!   U-Pick Finding the freshest…

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 Vineyard Adventures

Flemington Corn, Tomato, and Beer Festival returns August 13th!

Foodies, families, and craft beer lovers are invited to one of Hunterdon county’s biggest summer events celebrating Jersey’s sweet tomatoes, heirloom corn, and local craft beer.  Here’s what you need…

Things to do in Milford, NJ

Let’s explore Milford, New Jersey!  A small town along the Delaware River, Milford’s unique historical buildings are set amid the natural beauty of the Delaware River. One of the best…

Things to do in Flemington NJ

All Aboard! Awarded the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest miniature railroad, the Northlandz Miniature Railroad & Museum is one of Flemington’s most famous destinations. With over 100 miniature…

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…

Explore our Farm Adventures

Everything You Need to Know About the Hunterdon Beer Trail

The Brewery Passport is a fun way to explore all seven breweries of the Hunterdon Beer Trail as well as the small towns and scenic countryside of Hunterdon County.  The…

Great Coffee Shops of Hunterdon

Hunterdon has over a dozen great coffee houses across the county. They are all unique but what they all share is great coffee, tasty treats, fast Wi-Fi, and an awesome…

These Lambertville BYOBs Restaurants are worth a visit!

Lambertville is filled with an array of cuisines from every corner of the world.  The choices are endless when it comes restaurants that offer great food with the option of…

Over the River and through the Woods to Hunterdon Farms We Go!

Looking to taste what Jersey Fresh really is? Hunterdon County is your fun farm-filled destination! From charming farm stands to full-blown farm stores, experience all that the Other Side of…

Explore our Tasty Adventures

In The News

Delaware Township, N.J.: A Farming Town With One Traffic Light

A commitment to preservation has kept this Hunterdon County township bucolic: “There’s no traffic, unless you get stuck behind a tractor.”  Aside from a few historic villages and the adjacent residential neighborhoods, most of Delaware Township is farmland, rolling hills and woodlands. Through restrictive zoning, environmental protections and a dedicated…

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2023 N.J. Destination of the Year Finalist Spotlight: Flemington

If you haven’t driven through Flemington lately, we don’t recommend that you do; because, well, Flemington is not a drive-through town. This historic Hunterdon County hamlet, just under a mile-and-a-half square, is as inviting as a swing on a painted porch — so you’re going to want to stay a while.And, like…

jerseysbest.com
2023 N.J. Destination of the Year Finalist: Lambertville

If this were merely a beauty contest — which it isn’t — Lambertville just might have an unfair advantage over its competition for Jersey’s Best 2023 Destination of the Year. Ranked among the “Top 15 Prettiest Towns in America” according to Forbes magazine, there’s no debating Lambertville’s lovely looks. But looks alone can’t…

jerseysbest.com
Angelico Winery in Delaware Township Celebrates Grand Opening Weekend

DELAWARE TOWNSHIP, NJ – Hunterdon County welcomes its seventh winery to the burgeoning agribusiness landscape Aug. 20 and Aug. 21, as in the quiet pastures of Delaware Township, southwest of Flemington and north of Lambertville, Angelico Winery welcomes all for a weekend of grand opening festivities and entertainment.

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Readington River Buffalo Farm provides a taste of the West in West Jersey

Catching a glimpse of these awesome animals brings hundreds of thousands of people out west every year. But at Readington River Buffalo Farm (buffalo is a colloquial term for American Bison) in Hunterdon County, you can see the animals up close, where they range on 400 acres of land.

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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.

jerseybites.com
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,…

nj1015.com
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…

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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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