Families visiting Hunterdon — whether for a weekend or just a day -- have arts, recreation, shopping, fine dining and historic discoveries awaiting them, with activities and interests for all seasons.
Clinton is a great place to start. It’s a Mecca for those who love to gaze at its landmark Red Mill while shopping at the town’s many fine boutiques. Across the picturesque falls by the Red Mill Museum Village is the legendary Hunterdon Museum of Art, which anchors the cultural center of northern Hunterdon. Throughout the year the Clinton area -- and High Bridge a bit north — sponsor concerts, art shows and festivals, including the popular Dickens Days in Clinton over Thanksgiving weekend.
A scrumptious morning’s breakfast can be eaten on an umbrella-lined terrace along the river, where you can watch anglers casting or kayakers floating by. For lunch or dinner, choose from many fine eateries nearby.
Consider a canoe trip on the South Branch of the Raritan River. Another family fun activity is visiting local farms where you can pick your own apples, peaches or other fresh fruits in season.
Want to experience some of the most scenic views of the county? Take a hike at Point Mountain or meander over to the Ken Lockwood Gorge, whose picturesque beauty is a well-kept secret among trout fishermen statewide.
And when you’re just plum tuckered out, plunk your tired body at one of the county’s charming bed and breakfasts, or spend the night at a variety of larger hotels.
For specific information about Hunterdon’s many attractions, including restaurants, lodging and leisure-time activities, check directory listings in this magazine.