A Charming Day in the Town of 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 your charming destination to enjoy small town Hunterdon charm. How might you take it all in? Here are some helpful tips to spend your day in Clinton:
Start your morning..
Start your morning off with a great cup of Coffee from either Citispot Coffee and Tea, or the Stone Bean. Just across the street from one another, each provides a breathtaking view of the Raritan River.
Explore many of the unique stores on Main Street. Looking for a special sustainable gift for a little one in your life? Stop by Primrose and Poppy! A handcrafted dollhouse on your list? Karen’s Dollhouse Shop has a wide variety of exquisite options to choose from!
Take a tasting of the many cheeses from around the world at Fourchette. Be sure to try the favorite délice de bourgogne, a lovely triple cream delight to your taste buds!
You can’t beat a meal at a classic family owned diner for over 40 years! Enjoy a cozy booth at the Towne Restaurant, providing dining hospitality in Clinton for generations. You definitely want to try the Patty Melt!
Stretch your legs after lunch and walk over to the Hunterdon Art Museum or the Red Mill Museum Village. The Hunterdon Art Museum, located in a 1800’s stone grist mill, hosts an ever changing unique collection of art for your eyes to take in. The Red Mill is home to a variety of history exhibits, providing you a glimpse of what life was like in the old milling town that once was Clinton. Be sure to take a selfie with the Red Mill in the background – by doing so, you can have your photo at one of the most photographed places in the United States!
End your day
Ready to close the day out with an elegant meal? Stroll over to the 1743 Clinton House. Dine in style where the travelers have visited since before the American Revolution. From mouth watering steaks to seafood delights, there are options for every diner to enjoy.
Clinton is truly classic small town America. Clearly movie directors agree when looking for the right place for their story, as it has been home to a number of films over the years. We hope you can make your story too by experiencing this historic small town along the Raritan River!
Want to experience more? Explore other great Hunterdon Main Streets here!