3 Great Ways to Spend a Summer Day in Hunterdon County NJ

Posted on: June 3rd, 2014 by


NJ Summer Day Trip Ideas
This summer, while the kids are off from school, make sure you get out there and have fun with one of these 3 great ways to spend a summer day in Hunterdon County, all of them would make a great day trip for New Jersey families.


3 Great Ways to Spend a Summer Day in Hunterdon County New Jersey


Round Valley

Round Valley has something for everyone.  You can relax on the beach or maybe you prefer something a little more adventurous such as hiking or canoeing. The brisk blue waters of Round Valley Reservoir attract swimmers, boaters, fishermen, picnickers and campers to its scenic shore. Round Valley is one of the few parks that offers wilderness camping. The campsites on the eastern side of the reservoir are accessible only by hiking or boating. The park also offers hunting (waterfowl only), picnicking (picnic tables, picnic shelters), playground, food concession, boating / canoeing (electric motors, gas motors – 10 hp limit), trailer launch, cartop launch, no rentals available, swimming (reservoir), bathhouse, scuba and skin diving and trails for hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking. Round Valley also has an amazing half mile loop bike trail perfect for introducing children to mountain biking.


There are 85 wilderness family campsites and wilderness tent sites with fire rings (no trailers and no vehicle access), drinking water and pit toilets are within walking distance. Access to campsites by boat, canoe or backpacking. Three-to six-mile hike from parking lot and from most facilities including swimming area. Each family site accommodates up to six people. Open April 1 – Oct. 31.



Black River & Western Railroad

Everyone loves a train ride!  The Black River and Western Railroad offer excursions and themed events throughout the year and provide visitors many ways to experience old-fashioned railroading right here in Hunterdon County. Some upcoming events include Readin’ Railroad Storytime (ideal for preschool children) and summer excursions.  For more information please click here.



Hunterdon County Arboretum

The arboretum is a free hidden treasure within Hunterdon County. Beautiful trees and breathtaking scenery every where you turn.  On the arboretum grounds you will find an alphabet garden, a wizard walk,  two-story gazebo, rock garden, ponds and six short trails. One of the short trails has animal signs hidden with in it, where my children love playing “I Spy”.  A small alphabet garden has letters hidden among the beautiful flowers and my son loves finding all the letters in his name. The gazebo is also great for imaginary play. Scattered among the trees you will find a few picnic tables where you can enjoy a small snack.

Hunterdon County Arboretum

Hunterdon County Arboretum

Hunterdon County Arboretum

Hunterdon County Arboretum










We hope you’ve enjoyed these great ways to spend a summer day in Hunterdon County.


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