Hunterdon County with it's bucholic scenic country side, rural farms, historic sites, charming villages, wineries, and recreational activities, is a tourist's delight.
Located in central, western new jersey, an hour drive from both New York City and Philadelphia, it is a popular destination for visitors living in the tri-state area who are looking a short vacation, weekend getaway, or day trip, that has a wide variety of year round attractions, things to do, charming B&B's, and overnight accomodations, to keep a visitor entertained, or relaxed.
The most visited destinations and overnight home bases in Hunterdon county include .the towns of Clinton, Frenchtown, Lambertville, Sergeantsville, and Stockton. All are small charming towns with surrounding rural scenic beauty that easily be seen in a weekend.
For the more active traveler, the Clinton area has some good hiking at the Lockwood Gorge Wildlife Management Area, and the The Landsdown Trail.
Frenchtown is an undiscovered secret that is attracting visitors with its many three story multi-colored Victorian homes, art galleries, antique shops, clothing boutiques, and restaurants, all surrounded by rural scenic rolling hills, a river and historic sites, is another great selection as one of the best weekend getaways.
If you chose to make Frenchtown your overnight base for exploring Hunterdon County, rent a bike at Freeman’s bike shop and ride south along the D & R Canal towpath, stopping in at Stockton, then continue on to Lambertville. Return to Frenchtown by way of Route 29. Check out Alexandria Balloon Flights - 908-479-4878. View Frenchtown’s romantic sunsets from a hot air balloon. See fantastic views of the river, the riverbanks, and the rolling hills. If its summer, rent an inner tube at Delaware Tubing, 908-996-5386, for a leisurely float along the Delaware River. Check out the Sand Castle Winery for tasting and tours
Where to Stay in Frenchtown
A boutique hotel with guest rooms featuring a whirlpool tub,With dark wood beams, and beds draped in mosquito netting.
This charming 1878 Victorian B & B located a few minutes walk from the Delaware River and the shops and restaurants in the village of Frenchtown. A great place for a romantic getaway with working fireplaces and Jacuzzis.
Sergeantsville is a small village located near Stockton & 5 miles north of Lambertville. The area resembles Pennsylvania’s Amish Country with its rolling hills, open farmland, and the State’s last pre-20th century covered bridge, and an old fashioned general store.
located along the Delaware River north of Lambertville, is a small village that has recaptured he charm that it had in the eighteenth century. It is home to the former Stockton Inn, established in 1710, and was immortalized by Richard Rodgers in the song "There's a small hotel with a wishing well", sung in the Broadway play "On Your Toes". The inn was first built as a private residence and it is believed to have been converted in 1832.
Stockton is also the home of the oldest three room school house in New Jersey. Established in 1872, it is still in operation today. Stockton School is well known for its small classes that give individual attention to each student and is compared frequently with local private schools.