A heaven for history buffs and Anglophiles, Haddonfield boasts the King Tavern Museum, set at the site where NJ was declared a state. A tour around downtown provides an opportunity to see a hadrosaurus foulkii dinosaur skeleton, excavated back in 1858. On a bright, sunny morning, browse the British shops, such as the English Gardener Gift Shop, where you'll find unique souvenirs and presents. The town is also home to the Greenfield Hall, the headquarters of the Historical Society of Haddonfield. Visit to see its 18th-century costumes, needlework, pottery, and ancient NJ glassware. Later, enjoy a selection of locally produced beer at the King Road Brewery Company on Kings Hwy E.
This charming town, nestled by the beautiful banks of the Raritan River, is famous for its scenic beauty. The Red Mill Museum boasts postcard-worthy scenery, while bustling Main Street is an excellent destination for gourmands and shoppers. Treat yourself to ice cream at JJ Scoops, or scrumptious sandwiches at Ye Olde Sub Base. To enjoy the outdoors, go for a picnic at the Spruce Run Recreational Area. At this scenic locale, you can indulge in fishing and boating.
Discover the Garden State's coastal atmosphere with a visit to Spring Lake, sure to charm you with its beautiful beaches and boardwalks. Wander the town's 3rd Ave for a shopping spree at one of the many stores, or indulge in mouthwatering pastries and chocolate at the Scone Pony and Third Ave Chocolate Shoppe. For a seafood lunch or dinner, make your way to Ray’s Café on Washington Blvd and choose from the assortment of sandwiches and burgers.
Known for its college vibes thanks to Princeton University, this city is a must-see. Check out the campus architecture and the university art museum’s stunning exhibits on Latin American culture and the Italian masters. Stop at The Bent Spoon and Seasons 52 to refuel before catching an evening performance at the McCarter Theater Center. Outdoor enthusiasts will love exploring Mercer County Park, which offers paddle boating rides at the Marina. To play a few holes, check out Bunker Hill Golf Course or Cream Ridge Golf Club.
The rolling fields, riverbanks, and off-the-beaten-path hiking trails in this township are breathtaking. Bike along the Delaware & Raritan Canal State Park trail to take in the stunning scenery between Delaware and Trenton. The area also hosts a plethora of festivals. Check out Wine and Art in May, Bastille Day in July, and RiverFest in September. Learn more about Frenchtown’s art and culture at the River Union Stage at the Professional Equity Theater. This cultural center stages compelling plays, ranging from classic shows to contemporary performances.