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Accommodations

Allamuchy

The Inn at Panther Valley - Rt. 517, 07820, (908) 852-6000.

Andover

Holiday Motel - 708 US206, 07821, (201) 786-5260.
Crossed Keys* - 289 Pequest Rd., 07821, (201) 786-6661.

Basking Ridge

Olde Mill Inn - 225 Rt. 202, 07920, (908) 221-1100.

Belvidere

Thisilldous Inn* - 320 Front St., 07823, (908) 475-2274.

Benardsville

The Bernards Inn - 27 Mine Brook Rd., 07924, (908) 766-0002.

Bridgewater

Best Western Red Bull Inn - 1271 Rt. 22 W., 08807, (908) 722-4000.
Holiday Inn of Bridgewater - 1260 Rt. 22 E., 0887, (800) HOLIDAY, (908) 526-9500.

Chatham

The Parrot Mill* - 47 Main St., 07928, (201) 653-7722.

Clinton

Holiday Inn-Clinton - 111 Rt. 173, 08809, (908) 735-5111.

Flemington

Bel-Air Inn - 250 Rt. 202/31, 08822, (908) 782-7472.
The Cabbage Rose Inn* - 162 Main St., 08822, (908) 788-0247.
Jerica Hill Bed & Breakfast* - 96 Broad St., 08822, (908) 782-8234.

Franklin

Sullivan's Gas Light Inn* - 382 Rt. 23, 07416, (201) 827-8227.

Frenchtown

The Hunterdon House - 12 Bridge St., 08825, (908) 996-3632.
The National Hotel - 31 Race Rd., 08825, (908) 996-4871.

Hope

The Inn at Milrace Pond* - Rt. 519, Box 359, 07844, (908) 459-4884.
Miller's Cottage at Sunrise Farms* - Millbrook Rd., 07844, (908) 459-5643.

Lambertville

The Bridgestreet House* - 75 Bridge Street, 08530, (609) 397-2503.
Chimney Hill Farm* - 207 Goat Rd., 08530, (609) 397-1516.
The Inn at Lambertville Station* - 11 Bridge St., 08530, (609) 397-4400.

McAffe

Great Gorge Village Condominium Hotel - Rt. 94 N, 07428, (201) 827-2222.
94 Motor Lodge - Rt. 94, 07428, (201) 827-4666.
Seasons Resort and Conference Center at Great George - Rt. 517, 07428, (201) 827-6000.

Milford

Chestnut Hill on the Delaware - 63 Church St., 08848, (908) 995-9761.

Morristown

Best Western Morristown Inn - 270 South St., 07960, (800) 688-4646, (201) 540-1700.
Governor Morris Hotel - 2 Whippany Rd., 07960, (201) 539-7300.
The Madison Hotel - 1 Convent Rd., 07960, (201) 285-1800.

Parsippany

Embassy Suites - 909 Parsippany Blvd., 07054, (201) 334-1440.
HoJo Inn - 625 Rt. 46 E., 07054, (201) 882-8600.
Sheraton Tara Hotel - 199 Smith Rd., 07054, (201) 515-2000.

Phillipsburg

Holiday Inn - 1314 US22, 08865, (908) 454-9771.

Somerset

Quality Inn - 1850 Eastern Ave., Exit 6 off 287, 08873, (908) 469-5050.
Somerset Radisson - 200 Atrium Dr., 08873, (908) 469-2600.

Stanhope

Whistling Swan Inn* - 110 Main St., 08886, (908) 479-6060.

Warren

Somerset Hills Hotel - 200 Liberty Corner Rd., 07059, (908) 647-6700.

Whippany

Hanover Courtyard by Marriot - 157 Rt. 10 E., 07981, (800) 321-2211, (201) 887-8700.
Howard Johnson - 1255 Rt. 10, 07981, (201) 539-8350.

White House Station

Holly Thorn House* - 143 Readington Rd., 08889, (908) 534-1616.

* Indicates that Accomodation is a Bed & Breakfast
Arts & Culture

Centenary Performing Art Guild
Centenary College, 400 Jefferson St., Hackettstown, 07840, (908) 852-1400, ext. 348.
A repertory group of professional and student talent in drama, music, and dance. September through May.

Country Gate Playhouse
114 Greenwich St., Belvidere, 07823, (908) 859-4611.
Year-round schedule of Broadway shows.

The Folk Project
Box 41 Mendham, 07945.
This lively and informal group of 450 musicians, dancers, and enthusiasts sponsors a weekly coffee house, dances, concerts, and a host of special workshops and performances.

The Growing Stage
Main St., Williamson Bldg., Box 132, Chester, 07930, (908) 879-4946.
Professional company dedicated to quality productions for young people and families.

New Jersey Shakespeare Festival
Drew University, Bowne Theater, 36 Madison Ave., Madison, 07940, (201) 408-3278.
Dynamic company keeps Shakespearean tradition alive. Great modern plays.

Perona Farms
Rt. 517, 350 Andover-Sparta Rd., Andover, 07821, (201) 729-6161.
Restaurant-dinner theater.

Somerset Valley Playhouse
Box 775, Rt. 514, Neshanic Station, Somerville, 08876, (908) 369-7469.
Community players in performances of dramas, musical comedies, and special children's productions. Held in a 19th century schoolhouse that has been converted to a theater.

Top Notch Crafts, Inc.
PO Box 689, Blairstown, 07825, (908) 362-5006.
Year-round crafts and fine arts shows throughout New Jersey in hotels, malls and shopping villages.
Museums and Galleries

Coryell Gallery
8 Coryell St., Lambertville, 08530, (609) 397-0804.
Original paintings, prints, pottery, and sculpture by prominent artists of the Delaware Valley area.

Franklin Mineral Museum
PO Box 54, Evans St., Franklin, 07416, (201) 827-3481.
New Jersey and world minerals on display.

Hunterdon Art Center
7 Lower Center St., Clinton, 08809, (908) 735-8415.
Located in a 19th century gristmill on the Raritan River.

Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown, 07960, (201) 538-0454.
Rotating exhibits in fine arts, science and humanities.

Sterling Hill Mining Museum
30 Plant St., Ogdensburg, 07439, (201) 209-7212.
Underground mine tour, educational displays, historic buildings, and a gift shop. Tours are almost two hours.

Whippany Railway Museum
1 Railroad Plaza, Rt. 10, PO Box 16, Whippany, 07981, (201) 887-8177.
Nostalgic look at historic trains and railroads. Open April-October.

Attractions

Garden State Exhibit and Convention Center
50 Atrium Dr., Somerset, 08873, (908) 469-4000.
Trade shows and conventions, numerous special events.

Matarazzo Farms
R.D. #1, Box 258, Belvidere, 07823, (908) 475-3872.
Year-round events include Seeds of Peace Powwow, Strawberry Festival, and Winter Wonderland.

Miniature Kingdom
Rt. 31 S, Washington, 07882, (908) 689-6866.
A spectacular exhibition of European castles and cathedrals, trains and ships; all in miniature.

The Ship Inn
61 Bridge St., Milford, 08848-0497, (908) 995-7007.

Amusements

Fairy Tale Forest
145 Oak Ridge Rd., Oak Ridge, 07438, (201) 697-5656.
Authentic hand-crafted exhibits of children's best loved stories.

Land of Make Believe
Rt. 80, Exit 12, Hope, 07844, (908) 459-5100.
New Jersey's largest preteen water and amusement park. Perfect for family outings.

Wild West City
50 Lackawanna Dr., Rt. 206, Stanhope, (201) 347-8900.
Gunfights, pony rides, and stagecoach rides. Visit the Golden Nugget Saloon to enjoy food and a show.
Zoo

Space Farms Zoo & Museum
218 Rt. 519, Beemerville, 07461, (201) 875-5800.
100 acre museum/zoo, 500 live animals. Museum features autos, carriages, wagons and much more.


Historic Sites

Acorn Hall
68 Morris Ave., Morristown, 07960, (201) 267-6205.
Victorian mansion built in 1853. Headquarters of Morris County Historical Society.

Cooper Mill
Rt. 24, Chester, 07930, (908) 879-5463.
Functioning historic gristmill. Tours, events May through October.

Historic Speedwell
333 Speedwell Ave., Morristown, 07960, (201) 540-0211.
Site where the first telegraph was demonstrated.

The Meadows Foundation
1289 Easton Ave., Somerset, 08873, (908) 828-7418.
Five restored houses at different locations.

Millbrook Village
Old Mine Rd., Millbrook, (908) 560-1617.
Site of George Washington's Revolutionary War encampment.

Morristown National Historic Park
Washington Place, Morristown, 07960, (201) 543-4030.
1779-80 winter encampment site of the Continental Army.

The Old Milestone Forge Museum
N. River St., Milestone, 08873, (908) 873 2803.
Displays of 17th century documents and blacksmithing exhibits.

Rokingham Historic Site
108 CR 518, Princeton, 08540, (609) 921-8835.
It was here at Washington's last wartime headquarters that he wrote his farewell. Restored farmhouse. Seasonal festivals.

Village of Waterloo
Waterloo Rd., Stanhope, 07874, (201) 347-0900.
28 buildings and structures including a working grist/saw, blacksmith shop, etc.


Science & Nature

Colonial Park Rose Gardens
156 Mettler's Rd., East Millstone, 08873, (908) 234-2677.
All-American Rose Selections Display Garden containing more than 4,000 roses.

Cross Estate Gardens
Old Jockey Hollow Rd., Bernardsville, 07924, (201) 539-2016.
Early 20th century formal garden.

Fariview Farms
2121 Larger Cross Rd., Bedminster, (908) 234-1852.
150 acres of wildlife area, deer, birds, 4 miles of trails.

Well Sweep Herb Farm
317 Mt. Bethel Rd., Port Murray, 07865, (908) 852-5390.
Formal garden with 80 types of geraniums, knot gardens and herb gardens.

Wick House Herb Garden
Tempe Wick Rd., Jockey Hollow, (201) 543-4030.
An 18th century herb and vegetable garden reminiscent of the Revolutionary period.

Yards Creek Station
Walnut Valley and Mt. Vernon Rds., Blairstown, 07825, (908) 362-6163.
Visitor Center, miles of hiking trails along the Appalachian trail.


Shopping

Bridgewater Commons
400 Common Way, Bridgewater, 08807, (908) 218-1166.
160 specialty shops, movie theater, gazebo. New Jersey's only three-level shopping center.

Golden Nugget Antique Flea Market
Rt. 29, Lambertville, 08530, (609) 397-0811.
Indoor/outdoor market.

Liberty Village Factory Outlets
1 Church St., Flemington, 08822, (908) 782-8550.
High-quality factory outlet complex with early American style.

Village Shops of Sunrise Farms
Rt. 519, Hope, 07844, (908) 459-5643.
Craft shop, garden shop, and year-round Christmas shop.


Sports & Recreation

Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park
625 Canal Rd., Somerset, 08873, (908) 873-3050.
Covers 72 miles in Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, and Somerset counties.

Duke Island Park
Old York Rd., Bridgewater, 08807, (908) 722-1200.
109 acre park, picnic facilities, on banks of Raritan River.

Grand Slam USA
8 Bartles Corner Rd., Flemington, 08822, (908) 806-4800.
Indoor baseball batting, slam-dunk basketball, video arcade and much more.

High Point State Park
1480 Rt. 23, Sussex, 07461, (201) 875-4800.
Majestic overlook from state's highest point. Swimming, boating etc.

Island Dragway
Great Meadows Timing Association, off Rt. 46, Great Meadows, 07838, (908) 637-6060.
Drag racing NHRA style.

Lewis Morris Park
Rt. 24, Morristown, 07962-1295, (201) 326-7600.
1,154 acres, fitness stations, hiking trails etc..

Skylands Park
94 Champion Place, Augusta, 07822, (201) 579-7500.
Minor league baseball. Home of the New Jersey Cardinals.

Tomahawk Lake
Tomahawk Trail, Box 109, Sparta, 07871, (201) 478-7490.
Lake with water rides, swimming, picnics, and catering.

Vernon Valley-Great Gorge Ski Area
Rt. 94, Vernon, 07462, (201) 827-2000.
New Jersey's ski capital with 52 slopes, lodge, ski rentals, restaurant, and spa.

Golf

Crystal Springs Golf Club
123 Crystal Springs Rd., Hamburg, 07419, (201) 827-1444.

Green Knoll Golf Course
Garretson Rd., Bridgewater, 08807, (908) 722-1301.

Mount Freedom Golf Club
Sussex Turnpike, Mount Freedom, 07970, (201) 895-9898.

Spooky Brook Golf Course
528 Elizabeth Ave., Somerset, 08873, (908) 873-2242.

Horseback Riding

Lord Stirling Stables
256 S. Maple Ave., Basking Ridge, 07920, (908) 766-5955.
Stables, rentals, lessons and shows

Seaton Hackney Stables
440 South St., Morristown, 07960, (201) 267-1372.
Stables, horseback riding, and lessons.

Water Sports

Griggstown Canoe Rental
1076 Canal Rd., Griggstown, 08540, (908) 359-5970.
Delaware and Raritan State Park.

Indian Head Canoes
8 Hampton Downs, Newton, 07860, (201) 579-1616.
Canoe, raft, kayak, and tube rentals.


Visitors Information

Franklin Township Chamber of Commerce
15 Cedar Grove Lane, 9A, Somerset, 08873, (908) 873-1717.

Hackettstown Area Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 546, 228 Main St., Hackettstown, 07840, (908) 852-1253.

Historic Morris Visitors Center
14 Elm St., Morristown, 07960, (201) 993-1194.

Jefferson Twp. Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 64, Lake Hopatcong, 07849, (201) 663-1028.

Morris County Chamber of Commerce
10 Park Ave., Morristown, 07960, (201) 539-3882.

Skylands Tourism Council of New Jersey
3117 Route 10 E., Denville, 07834, (800) 4-SKYLAND.

Warren County Department of Tourism
Wayne Dumont, Jr. Administration Bldg, 165 County Rd., Rt. 519S, Belvidere, 07823, (800) 554-8540, (908) 475-6580.

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