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Amusement Parks
Antique Shopping
Biking
Billiards
Boat Rentals
Canoes & Kayaks
Farms
Fine Dining
Fishing
Golf
Historic Sites
Hiking
Horseback Riding
Movie Theaters
Museums & Galleries
Music
National & State Parks
Nature Preserves & Trails
Outlet Stores
Ruins
Shopping
Sight Seeing
Skiing
Sky Diving
Swimming
Tennis
Theater
Winery & Vineyards
Zoos

During your New Jersey vacation, remember that we are only one hour from New York City. The only city in the world with over 2,000 restaurants, some of the most famous tourist attractions anywhere, and the most outstanding museums and art galleries in this country, if not the world. Broadway! You can get there from Stanhope during the week by train or on weekends by bus.

Listed below are some of the many local attractions and activities to make your stay memorable.

See a SAMPLE INTINERARY at the bottom of this page.  

See events on our Event Calendar.

 Amusement Parks
» Wild West City (2 miles), Rte 206, Byram, (973)347-8900
» Tomahawk Lake (6 miles), Tomahawk Trail, Sparta, (973)398-7777
» Land of Make Believe (14 miles), Great Meadows Rd, Hope, (908) 459-5100,
» Mountain Creek (28 miles)-Rte 94, Vernon, (973) 827-2000.

Antique Shopping
» Blue Heron Antiques (two blocks), 34 Main St, Stanhope, (973) 347-7373
» Scranberry Coop (5 miles), 42 Main St, Andover, (973) 786-6414
» Great Andover Antique Co. (6 miles), 124 Main St, Andover, (973) 786-6384

» Grey Barn Antiques (6 miles), 131 Main St, Andover, (973) 786-5555
» Lafayette Antiques - Old Lafayette (17 miles),(973) 383-0065
» Historic Chester - Main St, (8 miles), Chester, (908) 879-4814

Biking
We have maps for a number of varied road and mountain bike rides. There are several hybrid and mountain bikes available for use on site. Please provide your own approved helmet. If you need a bike rental or repairs to your own bike, they are available locally at Cycle Works (1.9 miles), Rte 206, Byram, (973) 347-3733. Allamuchy Bike Ride Trail, North Jersey Places to Ride, Morris County Bike Trails.

Billiards
» Rockaway Billiards, (9.5 miles), 353 US Highway 46, Rockaway, (973) 625-5777

Boat Rental
» For Lake Musconetcong Bait & Boat (3 blocks, rents aluminum row boats), Highway 183, Stanhope, (973) 347-5797
» For Lake Hopatcong - Lake's End Marina, (3.3 miles, motorboats, patio boats), 91 Mount Arlington Blvd, Landing, (973) 398-5707,
Dick Dow's Boat Rental , (3.6 miles, row boats), 973-663-3826
Lakeview Marina , (pontoon boat or ski boat rentals), 973-663-2935

To take a tour of Lake Hopatcong call the Jefferson House for their tour schedule, 973-663-3063, $12 per person.

» Sunset Sailboat Co, (8.8 miles, sailboats), 335 Espanong Rd, Lake Hopatcong, (973) 663-1242
» Swartswood Lake State Park - Row Your Own Boat Rentals (kayak, canoe, paddle boat, sailboat, (973) 383-4200.

Breweries
» Krogh's Restaurant and Brew Pub  , 23 White Deer Plaza, Sparta, (973) 729-8428
» Long Valley Pub and Brewery , 1 Fairmount Rd, Long Valley, (908) 876-1122

Canoe & Kayak Rental
» Kayak East , kayak tours of Cranberry Lake or Lake Hopatcong, company will bring a kayak for you or you can bring your own, 1-866-529-2532.
» Kittatinny Canoes, (30.7 miles), Silver Lake Rd, Dingmans Ferry, PA,
(570) 828-2338
» Adventure Sports, Route 209, Marshalls Creek, PA , 1-800-487-2628

Car Racing
» Island Dragway , ( 11 miles), Island Rd, Great Meadows,
(908) 637- 6060.

Farms
» Valley Shepard Creamery , 50 Fairmount Rd(Rte 517), Long Valley, 908-866-9200, (13 miles)
» Bobolink Dairy Farm, (31 miles), 42 Meadow Burn Rd, Vernon, 973-764-4888,
Riamede Farm, (8.3 miles), 122 Oakdale Rd, Chester, (908) 879-5353
» Windy Brow Orchards, (9.1 miles), 359 Ridge Rd, Newton, (973) 579-9657
» Well Sweep Herb Farm, (12.8 miles), 205 Mount Bethel Rd, Port Murray,
(908) 852-5390.

Fishing - If you have a NJ fishing license, there are many local lakes and rivers to fish. Lake Musconetcong is within walking distance. Lake Hopatcong is within 3 miles. If you don't have a license try Go Fish-33 Newton-Sparta Rd, Newton, (973) 579-6633

Golf
» Lake Lackawanna Golf Course (4 miles, 9 holes), 131 Lake Dr, Stanhope,
(973) 448-1313.
» Morris County Golf Course, (6.2 miles), Pleasant Hill Rd, Flanders, (973) 584-8964
» Mine Brook Golf Club, (8.6 miles), 500 Schooleys Mountain Rd, Hackettstown,
(908) 979-0366,
» Rolling Greens Golf Club, (8.2 miles), 214 Newton-Sparta Rd, Newton,
(973) 383-3082.

Historic Sites

» Waterloo Village (1.8 miles) (open special weekends only)

» Historic Morristown,  (15 miles); Fine dining, theater, shopping, museums and galleries

» Washington's Headquarters Historical Park (15 miles) 230 Morris Ave., Morristown, NJ 07960, (973) 539-2016

 

Hiking
» Morris Canal, (walking distance), 
» Sussex County Branch Trail, (2 miles), Byram
» Stephens State Park, (6.5 miles), Hackettstown, (908) 852-3790 
» Kittatinny Valley State Park, (6.4 miles), Andover, (973) 786-6445 
» Stokes State Forest, (25 miles), Branchville, (973) 948-3820
» High Point State Park, Montague, (973) 875-4800
» Hiking in NJ

Horseback Riding
» Spring Valley Equestrian Center, (11 miles), 56 Paulinskill Lake Rd, Newton, (973) 383-3766
» Double D Guest Ranch, (20 miles), 81 Mt Hermon Rd, Blairstown, (908) 459-9044
» Windy Hollow Hunt, fox hunting.

Ice Skating
» Aspen Ice at Randolph, (10 miles), 16 Aspen Drive, Randolph NJ (973) 927-9122

Lake/River - See swimming and boating.

Movie Theater
» Cinema 10 Succasunna, (6 miles), Rte 10, Succasunna, (973) 584-8860
» Chester Cinema 6, (9 miles), Chester Springs Shopping Ctr., (908) 879-4444
Clearview Mansfield Theatre 15 , (13 miles), 1965 Rte 57, Mansfield
AMC Rockaway 16 , (13 miles), 363 Mt. Hope Ave, Rockaway

Museums/Galleries
» Lake Hopatcong Historical Museum, (2 miles), State Park, Landing,
(973) 398-2616
» Drue Chryst Gallery, (8 miles), 14 Winona Parkway, Sparta, (973) 729-0609
» Sussex County Historical Society, (9 miles), 82 Main St, Newton, (973) 383-6010
» Sterling Hill Mining Museum, (16 miles), (tour the mine) Ogdensburg,
973-209-7212
» Craftsman Farms Historic Site , (12 miles), 2352 State Route 10 # 5, Morris Plains, (973) 540-1165.

Music
» Stanhope House R&B, (walking distance), 45 Main St, Stanhope, (973) 347-0458

» Grist Mill Cafe, 4 Lenape Rd, Andover, (973) 786-6400
» Krogh's Restaurant , 23 White Deer Plaza, Sparta, (973) 729-8428.
» Salt, (2 miles, Gastropub), 109 Rte 206, Stanhope, (973) 347-7258 (Menu)

» Centenary Stage , (9.5 miles), 400 Jefferson St, Hackettstown, (908) 979-0900

National & State Parks
» Kittatinny Valley State Park, (6 miles) Andover, (973) 786-6445
» Delaware Water Gap National Forest, (25 miles), Jenny Jump, Hope,
(908) 459-4366
» Stokes State Forest, (18 miles), Branchville, (973) 948-3820

Nature Preserves/Trails
» Pequest Trout Hatchery and Natural Resource Education Center, (14 miles),Rte 46, Hackettstown, (908) 637-4125
» Lakota Wolf Preserve, (19 miles), 89 Mt. Pleasant Road, Columbia
(877) 733-9653

Outlet Stores
» Old Lafayette Village, (16 miles), Rtes 15&94, Lafayette, (973) 383-8323
» The Crossings Factory Stores, (33 miles), Tannersville, PA, (570) 629-4650

Restaurants
» Bell's Mansion
, (walking distance, American/Continental), 11 Main St, Stanhope, (973) 426-9977 (Menu)
» Black Forest, (1.5 miles, German/Continental), 149 Rte 206, Stanhope,
(973) 347-3344 (Menu)

» La Strada Ristorante, (10 miles, Italian),1105 Rte 10 East, Randolph, NJ, (973) 584-4607 (Menu)
» The Ridgewood, (2 miles, Italian/Portugese),35 Brooklyn-Stanhope Rd., Hopatcong, NJ,(973) 398-9841, (closed Tuesdays) (Menu)
» Salt, (2 miles, Gastropub), 109 Rte 206, Stanhope, (973) 347-7258 (Menu)
» Windlass Restaurant, (5 miles, Italian, lakeside) Nolans Point, Lake Hopatcong,
(973) 663-9795 (Menu)

Ruins - Waterloo Village has recreated a Lenape Indian Village.

Sailing - See Boating.

Shopping
» Historic Chester, (8 miles), Main St, Chester, (908) 879-4814
» Old Lafayette Village,(12 miles), Rtes 15&94, Lafayette, (973) 383-8323
Rockaway Townsquare Mall , (9 miles), Exit 35 off I80, Rockaway, (973) 361-4070.

Sight-seeing - There are over 20 Museums, Historic sites and tours to take in this region.

Ski Area - See Skiing Downhill and Cross Country.

Skydiving
» Sky's the Limit, Newton, 973-940-6998

Skiing - Cross Country
Fairview Lake Ski Touring Center, (15 miles), Newton, (973) 383-9282
» Stephens State Park, (6.5 miles), Stephens Rd, Hackettstown, (908) 852-3790
» Stokes State Park, (25 miles), Branchville, (973) 948-3820

Skiing - Downhill
» Hidden Valley Ski Resort, (20 miles), Breakneck Rd, Vernon, (973) 764-4200
» Mountain Creek-Great Gorge Ski Area, (21 miles), Rte 94, Vernon, (973) 827-2000
» Shawnee Mountain, (25 miles), Exit 52 off I80, PA 1-800-Shawnee
» Camelback Mountain Resort, (44 miles), 1 Camelback Road, Tannersville, PA, (570) 629-1661

Swimming
» Lake Hopatcong State Park, (2 miles), Landing, (973) 398-7010
» Swartswood State Park, (17 miles), Rte 619, Swartswood, (973) 383-4200
» Stokes State Forest, (18 miles), Branchville, (973) 948-3820
» Tomahawk Lake, (11 miles), Stanhope-Sparta Rd, Sparta, (973) 398-7777

Tennis
» Outdoor Courts in Port Morris 2 miles east on Allen St
» Outdoor Courts at Lenape Valley High School, (1.5 miles) Stanhope-Sparta Rd, Stanhope
» Indoor Courts-Flanders Valley Swim & Tennis Club-Flanders. (3 miles).

Theater
» Pax Amicus Theater, (5 miles), 23 Lake Shore Dr, Budd Lake, (973) 691-2100
» Centenary Stage , (9.5 miles), 400 Jefferson St, Hackettstown, (908) 979-0900; Featured Upcoming Shows - Bad Dates (02/18-03/06); How to Pray (04/01 - 04/17)

Wineries & Vineyards
» Four Sisters Winery, (16.6 miles), Rte 519, Belvidere, (908) 475-3671
» Westfall Winery , (36 miles), Clove Rd, Montague, (973)-293-3428
» Villa Milagro Vineyard ,33 Warren Glen Rd, Finesville, 908-995-2072 (32 miles)

Zoos
» Space Farms , (28 miles),218 Rte 519, Sussex, (973)- 875-5800

Sample Itinerary

5 days of play and shopping in the Skylands Region of New Jersey

Day 1  Ride and Ride
- Start off with a ride on our complimentary bikes. Load the bikes into your car or ride the two miles to the Sussex Branch Trail Head.  This trail will take you on a wonderful  landscape through fields, wooded areas, rocky outcroppings and past a lake.  The first break in this trail is at Cranberry Lake, just two miles into your ride.
- Continue on the Sussex Branch Trail with a short detour onto Route 206 before returning to the trail.
- OR- return to the Inn to grab a snack and drive to one of two outfitters for a horseback ride.  This one is easy, the horses do all the work.  After your ride return to the inn for a complimentary soft drink and snack before preparing for dinner at Bell’s Mansion

Day 2  A Step into the Past
- Head North on Route 206 to explore the many options for  antiques at the very unique Scranberry Coop.  Each booth is individually owned so each selection is different. 
- Continue traveling on Route 206 North to travel into the past to visit the 8+ of antique stores on Main St (Route 206) in Andover Borough.
- Once again continue on Route 206 N to Newton. Take a walk down the Main Street of this busy town.  Depending upon the time you will want to sample the offerings at one of the café’s on Spring Street. 
- If you are ready for more antiquing return to Route 206 N until the light at Route 94 N.  At the Lafayette Mill you will once again see several antique vendors under one roof.
- At the corner turn right onto Route 15 South. Complete your day with a stop at the Ole Lafayette Village Antique store.  Then, settle down with appetizers and a beverage of your choice at the Lafayette House.  Perhaps you will want to remain for dinner before returning to the Inn.

Day 3- Time with Nature
- Head out on Route 80 West to Columbia to visit the Lakota Wolf Preserve.  You will enjoy a wonderful guided tour of the preserve, viewing several species of wolves and bobcats.
- Return to Route 80 West and cross over the Delaware River on the Delaware Water Gap Bridge.  Turn North onto Route 209 for a trip to Bushkill Falls. Plan to spend the afternoon walking the trails and visiting the attractions. You may be able to attend a wildlife show to learn about local wildlife with the ‘stars of the show’ present in their cages.
- Return to the Inn to relax before dinner at Barone’s.

Day 4 A History Lesson
- Take route 80 East to Morristown.  Tours of this historical city start at 10:00 AM.
- After your tour return to Washington’s Headquarters to see how the general of our Revolutionary War lived while in New Jersey.
- After Lunch at one of the many Morristown Restaurants drive to nearby Jockey Hollow State Park to walk the battlefield and see how the soldiers lived compared to General Washington
- A short trip forward in time will take you to the Stckley Museum at Craftsman Farms, a turn of the century log home. The log house, built in 1911, is one of the most significant landmarks of the American Arts and Crafts movement,.  If time permits plan a visit to Fosterfields not a replica, Fosterfields is a working farm, using the tools, techniques, and materials of a turn-of-the-century farm.
- Return to the Inn to prepare for dinner at the Black Forest Restaurant.

Day 5  The Appalachian Trail
- After a hearty breakfast pick up your lunch filled back-pack.  Select a snack and drinks from our hospitality center, grab your maps and hiking boots and become one of many who has been on the Appalachian Trail.
- Travel North on Route 206 for approx 25 minutes to the turn off for Sunrise Mountain. The northern Kittatinny Ridge rises in an uninterrupted rampart, climbing to 1803 feet at High Point, the greatest elevation above sea level in New Jersey. This rugged AT ridge walk is punctuated by craggy ledges, far-reaching vistas, plus the Normanook Fire Tower, Sunrise Mountain Pavilion, and High Point Monument, man-made features that ascend above the natural landscape.
-  At the end of your hike return to the Inn for a well deserved rest on our veranda or in the garden.

Other ideas- Plan a day in Chester at Chester Streets Mall for shopping, then Main Street Chester for some unique shops including more antiques and craft shops.  Stop at Taylor’s  for a homemade ice cream treat.  If you feel the need for more exercise stop in Hacklebarny State Park for a short (or long) hike).

Visit Well Sweep Herb farm for an informative morning or afternoon learning about herbs and how to use them.  You may be able to find something you need in your home garden or you may arrive in time to participate in one of their classes.  On your way back, stop at Four Sisters Winery for wine tasting and a tour.