Things to Do & See During Your Stay

During your vacation in New Jersey, remember that the Whistling Swan Inn is 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.

If you don’t want to travel to the Big Apple, or if you’re getting away from the city, there’s plenty to do and see right here in northwest New Jersey.

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

Amusement Parks

Antique Shopping


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.




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



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 at 33 Newton, Sparta Rd, Newton, (973) 579-6633


Historic Sites


Horseback Riding

Ice Skating

Movie Theaters



National & State Parks

Nature Preserves/Trails


Ski Area – See Skiing Downhill and Cross Country.


Skiing – Cross Country

Skiing – Downhill




Wineries & Vineyards