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Things to Do in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, This Summer

by Katie Skrzek

May 30, 2023

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Destinations / North America

Instead of the Jersey shore, family travelers should consider a visit to Hunterdon County, New Jersey, this summer, located about a 90-minute drive from both New York City and Philadelphia.


© Mad Lavender Farm

Hunterdon County boasts more than 120,000 acres of farmland. Enjoy an interactive farm experience during your visit. Snuggle and feed baby goats at Bubbly Goat or try goat yoga at Mad Lavender Farm. WoodsEdge Farm hosts Lunch with the Llamas this June. Pick your own fruit and flowers at farms including Bonacorsi Berry Farm, Philips Farms and Melick’s Town Farm.


Summer is festival season. Check out Sourland Mountain Festival on July 15 in Ringoes, New Jersey, for live music and local food. The 40th annual New Jersey Lottery Festival of Ballooning takes place July 28–30 in Readington, New Jersey. View more than 100 hot-air balloons and enjoy other live entertainment. Corn, Tomato and Beer Festival enters its sixth year in Flemington, New Jersey. The festival celebrates — you guessed it — local corn, tomatoes and beer.


© Explore Hunterdon

Whether you prefer wine or beer, there is an option for you in Hunterdon County. Explore the breweries on Hunterdon Beer Trail and get your Brewery Passport stamped along the way. Many local wineries offer tastings and events including Angelico, Beneduce Vineyards, Federal Twist and Old York Cellars.


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