There are many old and charming small towns in the great state of New Jersey. With memorable summer destinations, college towns and sleepy suburbs, the garden state represents small town USA from Sussex County down to Salem County. Here is our second installment in the ongoing series on Mommy Poppins New Jersey, Great Small Towns in NJ. Check out our first installment on Chester, NJ and let's hear it for wonderful small towns!
“On Autumn Days, it's always nice to take a soothing nature walk, through the crisp Autumn forest...” Paige, my six year old.
Oh Autumn, my absolute favorite season. Farmers markets filled with pumpkins and the smell of hot apple cider wafting through the air as you pull your wool cardigan a wee bit tighter around you... New Jersey is beautiful during the fall and it's the perfect time to get out with your young ones to hike and explore nature. The temperature is ideal (no hauling sweaty three year olds up a hill) and the foliage will take your breath away. Here are our favorite hiking spots for the under 10 crowd.
As much as I love summer, I find myself looking forward to fall's arrival more and more every year. The cooler weather, crunching of leaves underfoot and pumpkin-flavored everything are all highlights of the season for me. And let’s not forget Halloween! New Jersey has many wonderful fairs and festivals for your family to enjoy this autumn—grab the kids (and a jacket) and check out these fall events coming to a town near you.
Every time I saw Lorelai and Rory Gilmore stroll the streets of Stars Hollow I felt a ping of jealousy. This picturesque small town may have only been located on TV, but its local restaurants, town center, quirky shops and hopping Main Street gave it a remarkable hometown charm. New Jersey is home to many of the country’s oldest communities, so today we start a new series on Mommy Poppins New Jersey, "Great Small Towns in NJ". With summer destinations like Cape May, distinctive college towns like Princeton and more, the garden state represents small town USA from Sussex County down to Salem County.
New Jersey has fairs and festivals galore this August. We've already highlighted some offbeat options for your family to enjoy. But wait, there's more! Flutter over to Pennington for a Butterfly Festival, camp out at Sunrise Lake or indulge in rides and games at a classic county fair. With so many options, your calendar will be packed all month long. Read on for our top picks, and squeeze in as many as you can—Labor Day will be here before you know it.
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