Clinton, New Jersey - A Visitors Guide

Clinton, New Jersey - A Visitors Guide

Clinton, New Jersey is a picturesque, widely photographed small town with a tree lined downtown filled with shops and restaurants and an attractive river with an old grist mill and waterfall winding through it.

This charming town offers a variety of attractions and activities for visitors to enjoy. Whether you're interested in history, outdoor adventures, or shopping, Clinton has something for everyone.

One of the main attractions in Clinton is the Red Mill Museum Village. This historic site showcases the town's industrial past and features a working gristmill, a textile mill, and several other restored buildings. Visitors can explore the museum exhibits, take a guided tour, or simply enjoy the picturesque views of the Raritan River.

For outdoor enthusiasts, Clinton offers plenty of opportunities for hiking, biking, and fishing. The nearby Round Valley Recreation Area is a popular spot for boating, swimming, and picnicking, while the Columbia Trail provides a scenic route for walking or cycling.

If shopping is more your style, Clinton's Main Street is lined with unique boutiques, antique shops, and art galleries. You can browse for one-of-a-kind treasures, sample local wines at the Clinton Wine & Spirits, or indulge in delicious treats at the Clinton Station Diner, famous for its colossal burgers.

In addition to its attractions, Clinton also hosts a variety of events throughout the year, including the annual "Come Together" festival, which celebrates the town's diverse community and features live music, food vendors, and family-friendly activities.

Whether you're a history buff, outdoor enthusiast, or avid shopper, Clinton, New Jersey has something to offer. Plan your visit today and discover all that this charming town has to offer.

Things to See and Do

Hunterdon Art Museum

Hunterdon Art Museum

7 Lower Center Street
Clinton, NJ
(908) 735-8415
Located in a 19th century stone mill they feature exhibitions of contemporary art, craft and design with many education programs for adults and children.
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Red  Mill Museum Village

56 Main Street, Clinton
(908) 735-4101
Located in historic Clinton, you can discover for over 200 years of Clinton history. It covers a 10-acre site, including the historic Red Mill and the Mulligan Quarry.
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The Lockwood Gorge Wildlife Management Area
High Bridge - 609-984-0547. Take I-78 to Exit 17 and continue north on NJ 31 for 1.9 miles, turn right on County 513 to the Borough of High Bridge.
Hikers can enjoy a stroll along the unpaved road that parallels the river without interruption by vehicular traffic, It parallels the South Branch of the Raritan River through a deep gorge, one of the most beautiful spots in New Jersey.

The Landsdown Trail
Once a short line of the Lehigh Valley Railroad is part of the South Branch Reservation having over 1000 acres of recreational activities is helps preserve the South Branch of the Raritan River Watershed and provides habitat for wildlife. The trail runs 1.8 miles from Lower Landsdown Road to the village of Clinton Borough. The trail is a popular attraction for hiking, biking, cross country skiing, and for rainbow, brook, and brown trout fishing on the south Branch of the Raritan River.

Places to Stay

Riverside Victorian
Clinton, NJ

Riverside Victorian Inn
A 6 room 1882 historic inn located in the heart of Clinton, one block from the village shops, major attractions, and casual restaurants.
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Clinton Hampton Inn
Clinton,  NJ

Clinton Hampton Inn
A 131 room hotel located at the top of a hill overlooking beautiful Hunterdon County