are just in the mood for a walk through the woods on a warm spring day or
biking is just your style. Perhaps you are new to the outdoors, but ready to
take the plunge! No matter your motivation, our guide is ready to share the
fun and adventure.
the Whistling Swan Inn will introduce bicycle tours, either self guided or
group tours. My partner, Bill Knab is the wizard behind each bicycle tour,
including scouting and planning selected routes. Bill is able to craft these
special trips because the Skylands is his home. He knows the routes and
region inside out. We will continually update our tours, and we're always on
the lookout for new ways to knock your socks off!
provide you with trails and road rides that are rideable, scenic, and
interesting for all skill levels. Each trail must be easy to find, decently
maintained and well marked. Road ride directions are complete and concise. It
is fun to go on these little adventures, on trails that have towns and places
to stop, and some nice historical aspects.
tours start within 5-20 minutes from the Inn, showcasing the
Skyland's natural beauty and history.
email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about our
bicycling tours, including itineraries, dates and prices. We will be having
who want to tour themselves we will provide tip sheets and maps to tell you
where the best biking trails and road rides are in the area.
approaches, the Skyland's snow covered landscape is transformed into
vibrant hues of lush greenery. It's a wonderful time to discover the
state's great outdoors and its palette of colors.
it be hiking, biking, sightseeing or canoeing let the Whistling Swan Inn be
your guide. We have been working on trip itineraries for you so you can
have a more pleasant stay at the Inn.
Skylands, or New JerseyHighlands, have been called
''the Yellowstone of the East,'' a North American rain
forest, and the GardenState's ''last
frontier.'' This is mountain country. Think deep shade, cool water,
vigorous jaunts to breathtaking views: smoky-blue ridges, tumbling streams,
forest-fringed lakes that are home to eagles, bears, trout, and cheery
residents of 200-year-old villages and farmhouses.
we live here and participate in these activities we can give you a
suggested daily itinerary, with things to see and do, places to eat,
recommended sidewalk cafes, markets and shops, etc. and how to get around
to enjoy them all. We can help you book a trip of a lifetime: sightseeing,
shopping, canoeing, biking, national parks, guided adventures, and
many years of guiding travelers, I've got definite ideas of what's
important and what's not, what people want to see and what they don't care
about. We can save you from missing something important, or backtracking on
what you saw the day before, or wasting time in transit. I group sights by
interest and location so you can see the things that interest you and not
fight traffic any more than necessary.
This is a
new service we are offering. Try it for free this Spring!
An Invitation to
an Evening of Music and Dancing!
This past summer
the Whistling Swan Inn hosted a community event, Dinner on the Veranda with
an old- fashioned summertime mood. We opened up our beautiful wraparound
verandah and gardens for dining and dancing under the stars!
dinner catered by a local restaurant was served at , accompanied by live band music from . We loved both bands, the Goodtimes Band
and the Kathy Phillips band.
It was an
evening of romance that we will remember for a long time. This year, we
plan to host the same event again, once a month starting in June. The event
is BYOB with soft drinks, coffee and tea to be served with dessert.
your calendar. The event will be offered on Saturdays, June 18, July 23,
September 17th from to . The August date will be available soon.
Locals as well as guests are invited. If you are a guest at the Inn the tickets are
is $55 per person which includes dinner, music, tax and tip. Reservations
are limited to 30 persons so call us early to reserve!
2/3 cup sugar
2/3 cup evaporated milk
3 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa
1 Tbsp cornstarch
¼ cup Kahlua (coffee flavored liqueur)
1 (16oz) angel food cake, cut into 1 inch cubes
2 (1.4ounce) English toffee candy bars, chopped (such as Skor or Heath
3 cups milk
3(3.4ounces) packages vanilla instant pudding mix (not sugar free)
2 cups sliced banana, divided
1(12 ounces) container frozen reduced calorie whipped topping, thawed and
sugar, evaporated milk, cocoa and cornstarch in a medium saucepan; bring to
a boil. Cook until sugar is dissolved and mixture is thick (about 3
minutes), stirring frequently. Remove from heat; stir in Kahlua. Cool.
Combine chocolate mixture and cake in a large bowl; stir in chopped candy
bars, reserving 1 Tbsp for topping. Set aside.
Beat 3 cups milk and pudding mix at medium speed of a mixer until well
blended. Stir in cake mixture. Cover; chill 15 minutes.
Spoon half of cake mixture into a trifle dish or bowl. Arrange 1 cup
bananas evenly over cake mixture; top with half of whipped topping. Repeat
layers; ending with whipped topping. Sprinkle with reserved 1 Tbsp chopped
candy bar. Chill 1 hour.
Yield 16 servings
We published a new
cookbook last year called Inn-Side the Whistling Swan Inn. It features all
of the tasty recipes we prepare here at the Inn. If you would
like to purchase the cookbook for yourself or as a gift please click on the
"Buy Now" button below. The cost is $8.49 plus $4.95 shipping and
As events grow in
stature and shear numbers check out our calendar of events. I'm sure you'll
find something to wet your appetite. It's diverse from sports and cultural
events to outdoor activities and live theater. You can find them on our website
with links to information on many of these events.
April 2 -
Women's Weekend - Looking for an opportunity to relax and rejuvenate?
Women's Weekend at SCCC is an opportunity for women ages 18 and older to
have some fun and learn something new. There will be workshops, seminars,
area vendors, and great healthy food.
registration fee includes all activities, Continental Breakfast, and Lunch
and Dinner prepared by Condit Catering. Pre-registration is encouraged;
however, day- of-event registration is also available at a slightly higher
One College Hill RoadNewton, NJ07860 Contact Linda
Nieman 973-300-2124 email@example.com
April 2 - FIRST ANNUAL MUSICFEST. Performers include Captains of Leisure,
Group Therapy, pianist Anthony Strong, Just Us, Lotus, The Valley String
Quartet, Jason Wysocki, WMCHS Jazz Band, vocalist Jerrett Smith, Chris
Hendricks with Cornerstone and many more. $7/ $3 children. LongValleyMiddle School, Route 513, LongValley.
April 16; Allamuchy INTERNATIONAL ASTRONOMY DAY begins with afternoon talks
at the Northeast Branch of the Warren County Library and ending with sky
observation later at the UACNJ Observatory. . JennyJumpStateForest. United Astronomy
Clubs of NJ, 908/459-4366.
- Sunday, May 21 & 22 - ANTIQUES FAIR Fee: $6 Adults, , 200 Exhibitors! Country, Oak, Victorian
& Formal Furniture, Folk Art, Textiles, Quilts, Glass, Pottery,
Primitives, Baskets, Hardware, Garden Antiques, Toys, Postcards, Tools,
Prints & more. No pets permitted. Sponsor: Stella Shows
www.stellashows.com, Waterloo Village Concert Field
- Sunday, May 28-29; Stanhope SPRING WINE FESTIVAL. Enjoy the sights,
smells and sounds of spring at Waterloo. Sample New Jersey's finest wines.
Assorted food and great live entertainment will be offered. . $18/ $10 ages 12-16. Village of Waterloo. GardenState Winegrowers, NJ
Dept. of Agriculture & NJ Wine Council., 908/475-3671.
Sunday, June 4-5; Augusta MICHAEL ARNONE'S ANNUAL CRAWFISH FEST. Fresh
boiled crawfish, jambalaya, shrimp creole, fried catfish, grilled alligator
sausage make great music even better. Come out and dance to Zydeco, Cajun ,
New Orleans R&B, Delta Blues, Gospel and a little Funk thrown in from
twelve bands on our main stage and in the 6,000 sq foot dance tent. . Rt. 206 & Plains Rd, SussexCountyFairgrounds, 973/948-5500.
- Sunday, June 4-5; Chester SPRING CRAFT FESTIVAL. Quality crafters
representing many types of wares. Routes 206 &
24/513. Historic ChesterVillage, 908-879-9795.
June 20; Belvidere FATHER'S DAY PIG ROAST. 12 noon - 3pm Roasted Pig and
all the trimmings! Live music by Thomas Riccobono. Served buffet style
under our beautiful tent. $16.95 adults, $12.95 ages 2-10. Seatings on the
hour. Reservations Required. Route 519. Four Sisters Winery, 908/475-3671.
June 26; Stanhope GARDEN STATE CRAFT BREW FESTIVAL. New Jersey microbreweries
showcase their top brews. . $22. 525 Waterloo Rd, Village Of Waterloo, 973/347-0900.