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Top 10 Places to Visit in Flemington, New Jersey

New Jersey has hundreds of attractions spread throughout the state but knowing which one is the best can be a challenge.  In this blog, we are only covering the Flemington area only. It is a borough in Hunterdon County with few really good attractions to visit. Either you live around this place or staying here for the short term, you would love the places mentioned in our list.

1. Northlandz

It is one of the most famous places in Flemington, New Jersey.  Listed in the Guinness book of the world record for being the largest miniature railroad, this place is loved by all age groups. The complex is spread over that layout of 52000 sq foot with 8 miles of miniature railroad track having 1000 + buildings, 400 + bridges and 250,000 trees covering the whole landscape. You will see 100+ model trains passing through these miniature cities, mountains, rivers etc. There is also a dolls house, an art gallery and outdoor train rides to added fun.

2. Deer Path Park.

It is a very quiet and peaceful park where you can enjoy a good walk, ride, picnic or fishing.  This place is used for concerts regularly during the summer season. There are three lakes/ponds Firethorn Lake spread over 2.68 acres, Willow Lake 2.69 acres, Evergreen Lake 5.62 acres where you can also catch fish. There are many child play areas including kids castles, basketball, volley balls, tennis and baseball court. You can also have BBQ here as there are 4 grills spots available where you can enjoy cooking food.

3. Fleming Castle Museum.

It is a great place to visit if you have an interest in history.  Fleming`s One of the earliest houses built in the area has now been converted into the museum. It will provide you a lot of information about the old classic way of living. There are different items that are generally belonging to the era of earlier 1700s and 1800s. It is also famous that General George Washington also stayed at Flemings but according to the latest research this claim cannot be verified from independent sources.

4. Bernadette Morales Nature Preserve.

It is also known as upland farms due to hilly terrain, this 101-acre reserve provides a unique opportunity to visit a natural heritage.  It is great to open space with extensive hiking trails having different kids play areas as well.  You would love this place in case you want to have a picnic with kids or family. If you love walking there are at least 9 tracks in loops that are around 1 to 2.5 miles in length.

5. Black River and Western Rail Road.

It is a short line railroad that operates in Hunterdon County New Jersey, between Flemington and Ringoes. By riding on this train you will be able to know about historical railways as all of the coaches here are a vintage that is pulled by a steam engine. There are many theme trains specially designed for festival seasons that will be loved by kids. The train passes through beautiful areas before reaching the destination.

6. Mine Brook Park.

It is undauntedly one of the best public parks in the Flemington area.  You would love it because it is well maintained, not overcrowded with a good amount of open green spaces. In case you love going out for a picnic then there is a covered pavilion with picnic tables, a baseball, and soccer. Not only this park is great for kids anyone who loves walking /running can enjoy the visit. Want to have quite a time come here to sit by the creek.

7. Flemington Borough Park.

Another beautiful park in the Flemington area, it is nice, quiet and Green Park that has to offer a lot for the nature-loving people. Visit here to have a day in the sun or spend some quality time while sharing lunch on a mild day. This place is especially suitable for people wants to relax, walk on wonderful tracks and clear their mind.

8. Bouman-Stickney Farmstead.

It is a farm with an old building that was built around the 1700s, now turned into a museum.  The area is now around sixty Acre Park that is accessible for walks and peaceful time out. This farm is often a top choice for the people who want an outdoor agricultural classroom for local school kids. There are also historical demonstrations and presentations who want to know about the history of this property and area.

9. Echo Hill Park

A beautiful park where you will find a lot of trees that make it bearable to play during the heat summer.  There are many playgrounds for kids with big umbrellas that help to keep the area a bit cooler when the weather is hot. Kids would love new slides, swings, climbing net structure for appropriate age groups, monkey bars, and rock walls. There are many short walking tracks around the parks and other large open spaces

10. Tuccamirgan Park

There is a lot of history behind the name of this 12-acre park. Tuccamirgan Park is named after the Chief Tuccamigran who was the leader of the Lenape tribe in the area. He became friends with John Case who was an early settler in the area.  With this help, he and his family were able to survive in this new area. When died, Chief was buried on Case`s property.

This 12-acre park boasts several walking pathways through quiet fields and shady forests that offers the perfect environment for the people who love walking and running. There are many picnic shelters, playgrounds for kids.

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Top 15 Places in New Jersey to hang out with Kids

Kids love adventurous activities and while they are growing up, there are tons of incredible things that you as a parent can do to make their childhood memories last forever.  From beautiful beaches, forests for hiking, lounging and cool playgrounds, and parks, New Jersey is full of places which make a great trip.

Here we have listed 50 best not to be missed family activities in New Jersey.

1. Appalachian Trail.

If you have teenage kids then take them to Appalachian Trail for hiking.  It is the scenic longest hiking-only footpath in the world.

2. Cape May County Zoo.

Cape May County Park and Zoo is an amazing place for kids of all ages. It is spread over 200-acre parks with picnic areas, fishing ponds, walking tracks, playgrounds, and tennis courts etc. The entrance is free that features over 550 animals from 250 species.

3. Lakota Wolf Preserve.

A good place if your kids love animals, there are at least 4 packs of wolves, foxes, and bobcats that can be seen in their natural environments. There are guided educational tours to the preserve.

4. Allaire State Park.

Especially good for teenagers who love cycling, it is a dedicated and non-crowded bike path, that runs through east-west from downtown Manasquan to Allaire State Park. It passes through playgrounds, woods, under highways.

5. Cape May Whale Watcher Cruise.

You kids will not forget an amazing whale and dolphin watching cruise that offers guaranteed sightings.  There are multiple types of cruise trips available to choose from at different times of the day.

6. Field Station: Dinosaurs.

It is one of the few prehistoric theme parks that are designed for the kids to make them aware of Dinosaurs. You will walk along full-sized models with interactive exhibitions and live shows that will make children aware about the role of animals in the ecosystem.

7. Camden Children`s Garden.

Take your kids to Camden Children`s Garden where they can smell the flowers and spend a day in nature or hit the rides and playground. The room around plants and see plenty of butterflies around flowers.

8. New Jersey Lake.

Although New Jersey is known for its outstanding beaches, there are many lakes and water reservoirs open for the public where teen kids can swim during the summer.

9. Pequest

There are plenty of activities for kids at Pequest Hatchery including hiking, fishing, and learning all about trout. Kids can hang around enjoy watching fish pens and can even catch fish if they want.

10. Liberty Science Center.

Liberty science center is a great place that provides kids a lot of learning about different topics. There is a big screen that shows movies on different topics related to scientific discoveries.  Not only this, your kids will have a memorable experience in the state of the art planetarium.

11. Northlandz Miniature Wonderland.

An amazing place for kids is the Northlandz that is world largest miniature wonderland with 100 + train models that runs over miles, and miles of rail track passing through different sceneries including rivers, bridges, and mountains. If you visit during weekends you can also enjoy the outdoor train ride. With art gallery and dolls house, this place is full surprises.

12. Alstede Farms.

Alstede farm allows you to pick your own fruits, vegetables, flowers giving your kids an enjoyable family experience. There are fresh peaches, strawberries, apples and many other vegetables grown at this farm. You can buy it for your home use, while kids will pick them up at their own.

13. Whippany Railway Museum.

It a train rides on vintage coaches and steam engine, that were once played a key role in railways. This train ride is located in Whippany section of Hanover Township in Morris Country, New Jersey, USA . this historic rail is serving people from last 4 decades provide regular trips through scenic rail track around NJ.

14. Delaware River.

This river in New Jersey, provide a number of activities for kids including tubing, rafting, canoeing, and kayaking etc. you can have a perfect day full of relaxation and sun during the summer. This place offers unforgettable memories in a fun atmosphere. You can also enjoy fishing here.

15. South Mountain Reservation.

Spread over 2,110 acres, south mountain reservation on the Rahway River offers plenty of activities. There is recreational complex inside it like Richard J. Codey Arena and Turtle Back Zoo are located within the reservation boundaries. You can enjoy Safari, Mini golf, and the Treetop Adventure Ropes, paddleboat, restaurants, and zoo. There is also a dedicated picnic area in case you want to have lunch in the open sun.

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