Looking for a day trip near home? When you only have one day, make the most of it and come Explore Hunterdon and make some great memories!  Here is your Day Trip checklist.   

Phillips Farms

1. U-Pick is first on your day trip list!

Finding the freshest and sweetest fruits, flowers and veggies is an activity that the whole family will enjoy.  Let us help you find a U-Pick Farm near you! 

Located in Milford is Phillips Farms, offering a large variety of deliciously ripe fruit waiting to be picked. Make sure to grab some of the mouth watering apple cider donuts while there!

The Bonacorsi Family Farm is a family-owned berry farm stocked with strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and even more outside the berry category including apples and snap peas! Stop by at either of this farm’s two locations in Flemington or Frenchtown.

In Oldwick you can find multiple locations of Melick’s Town Farm. At the Califon Orchards location you can enjoy a day of picking your own peaches, apples, and pumpkins when in season! 

Path to Milford Bluffs

2. Hiking is second on your day trip list!

Whether you’re hiking to the mountain top or through the gorge, Hunterdon has a variety of trails to suit any level of hiker!

One of the more popular trails is located at the Point Mountain section of the Musconetcong River Reservation. Located at Hunterdon County’s Northern tip in Holland Township, this scenic trail begins with large open fields and transforms into a more rocky route. 

Another popular trail is located at the Round Mountain section of Deer Path Park in Flemington. This path combines natural and man-made beauty, from scenic mountain views to historic farming architecture.

The Teetertown Nature Preserve can be found in Lebanon Township. With three woodsy trails all leading to spectacular views, this spot is one of the most untouched areas in Hunterdon County. 

3. Step Back in Time

Hunterdon County is filled with history, so why not enjoy some activities that allow you to step back in time and experience it firsthand!

The Black River & Western Railroad offers family-friendly train rides throughout Hunterdon County. Events are offered for every occasion including holiday themed events, date nights, and rail-fan specials, adding a unique twist to old fashioned steamed railroading.

For more time traveling adventures, stop by the historic town of Clinton. Located in Clinton you can find the Red Mill Museum Village, which is a four-story grist mill built in 1810. Grab a meal or ice cream and watch the water wheel turn in this revolutionary time village.


Golden Nugget Flea Market

4. Antiquing is a must on your day trip list!

If you’re looking for a place to find eclectic and historic antiques, Hunterdon County is the place to be. Charming antique stores are located all throughout! 

Lambertville offers over 30 antique stores, making this the perfect place to spend a day hunting for treasures. Stop by The People’s Store Antiques and Design Center for a wide variety of antiques, collectibles, furniture, and memorabilia. The Golden Nugget Antique Market is a flea market full of fascinating items including vintage clothing, jewelry, books, decor, and more. For unique furniture pieces, check out Funk & Junk, a unique shop offering salvaged, recycled, and repurposed one of a kind pieces.

Old York Cellars Winery

5. Wine Tasting ends your day trip list!

Hunterdon is home to a multitude of wineries where you can spend the day wine tasting, vineyard touring or sitting back and enjoying the countryside with a glass of wine and live music.

Some wineries to check out include:
Beneduce Vineyards

Angelico Winery 

Mount Salem Vineyards

Old York Cellars

The Federal Twist Vineyard 

Unionville Vineyards 

The best part is in just 35 minutes you could visit all of these wineries! Each offers unique vineyards that show why Hunterdon County is being called New Jersey’s very own Napa Valley.


Explore more trip ideas here!