Volume 2-1
February/March 2006
       
       
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Gateway Region
Make Your Own Wine

Learn the art and science of creating fine wine using some of the finest California and Chilean grapes in the world. The same grapes used in the best wineries in the U.S. are now available to winemakers in New Jersey. Participants will learn to crush grapes, barrel the juice and bottle their own wine. Dayton; (609) 409- 9463. Click Here to learn more.

Skylands Region
Winter Recreation

The Garden State offers so many different types of outdoor recreational activities: From the Highlands to the Pinelands, from the Hudson to the Delaware, New Jersey has more than 1,000 miles of marked or mapped land trails, approximately 500 miles of canoeable waterways and access to a variety of terrain and landscapes statewide – perfect for biking, hiking, horseback riding or cross-country skiing.

Winter Recreation

High Point State Park
Located in the northwest corner of New Jersey, the 14,193-acre park offers outstanding opportunities for year-round recreation. During the winter months, visitors can access the High Point Cross-Country Ski Center, which offers cross-country skiers more than nine miles of groomed trails, suitable for beginners to experts. The park also includes special trails for children and for handicapped skiers, and a five-mile trail designated for snowshoeing. Cross-country skis and other winter sports equipment are available for rent.

High Point State Park

Stokes State Forest
The 15,735-acre forest is situated along New Jersey's Kittatinny Ridge between High Point State Park and the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. It offers opportunities for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, ice fishing, ice skating, and snowmobiling. The state forest includes 12 miles of the Appalachian Trail, including a panoramic view from the top of Sunrise Mountain, 1,653 feet above sea level.

Love Antiquing?

Lambertville, NJ (just across the Delaware River from New Hope, PA) is a must see for antique lovers, rich with antique shops in the heart of historic Lambertville. Ask your local innkeeper for a list of favorites.

Scenic Hot Air Balloon Rides

Enjoy a one-hour balloon flight above scenic Hunterdon County. The landscape is a combination of wooded areas, farmland, and beautiful villages and towns. Balloons Aloft (866) 800-4FUN

Scenic Hot Air Balloon Rides

Delaware Valley Region
Love Antiquing?

Lambertville, NJ (just across the Delaware River from New Hope, PA) is a must see for antique lovers, rich with antique shops in the heart of historic Lambertville. Ask your local innkeeper for a list of favorites.

 

         
       
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Howell Farm "Living History" is a time machine that takes you back to the year 1900 - a time when horses and buggies traveled the lanes of Pleasant Valley. The farm enriches the present through reenactment of the past. Today, if it is time to harvest corn, you can ride up into a field in a horse drawn wagon, help us shock and pick corn, and return to the barnyard to help shell it, grind it, and bake it into cornbread. We invite you to help us plant, cultivate and harvest our crops, to care for our animals, to sweep our barn, to make soap, butter and ice cream, and of course to sit under the maple tree and talk about the future.

Howell Farm "Living History"

Shore Region
Romance Along the Sea

Romance Along the Sea

The beach can be incredibly romantic even in the winter and early Spring, picking up seashells or sitting under a blanket watching the sunset across the ocean. Many Preferred Inns offer Valentine’s Day Romance packages, which are a perfect opportunity to reconnect or spend some leisurely time together. Visitors can stroll Seaside Heights Boardwalk, a one-and-a-half mile long promenade with the only beach skyride in the state, and ride an antique carousel (the historic Floyd L. Moreland Carousel, one of less than 150 left).

Click Here to read All NJINNS Romance Special Packages.

The Historic Floyd L. Moreland Carousel

The Historic Floyd L. Moreland Carousel

Visit Sandy Hook, the focal point of the Sandy Hook Gateway National Recreation Area complete with dune trails, Fort Hancock and Sandy Hook Lighthouse, the oldest original operating lighthouse in the country.

A Romantic View

Visit the Mount Mitchill Scenic Overlook. At 266 feet, this overlook in Atlantic Highlands sits on the highest natural elevation from Maine to the Yucatan providing beautiful views of Sandy Hook, Sandy Hook Bay, Raritan Bay and the New York skyline. The 12-acre site is also home to Monmuth County's 9/11 Memorial.

Lovers and Chocolate Lovers

Visit Ocean Grove's Annual Chocolate Lovers Weekend on February 11th & 12th 

The weekend is filled with events for chocolate lovers, including the 12th Annual Chocolate Lovers' Dinner Dance (guess what’s for dessert!). Chocolate lovers are also invited to visit some of Ocean Grove's beautiful Victorian Inns featuring a touch of Something Sweet... like CHOCOLATE!

Hunt for Hearts

Ocean Grove shopkeepers will have a special "Heart" placed somewhere in their shops and visitors must "Hunt for the Heart." Game boards and instructions are available between 10am and 4pm at the Chamber Office. Prizes will be awarded. Ocean Grove Chamber Office at 732-774-1391

Southern Shore Region
For the cold-blooded:

12th Annual Polar Bear Plunge Boardwalk and JFK Blvd.
Sea Isle City
February 18  
(609) 263 – 8687

Antiques Abound:
Wheaton Village opens its 2006 season with the annual Mid-Winter Antiques and Collectibles Show, February 4 and 5. This year’s show features over 50 dealers with an assortment of nostalgic pieces ranging from furniture, linens and household collectibles, to fine jewelry, artworks and pottery. (856) 825-6800

Cape May's Spring Festival

Cape May's Spring Festival

April 21-30 (800) 275 - 4278 Experience and appreciate the Victorian springtime with 10 days of activities in America's first seaside resort. Activities, tours and events are throughout Cape May.

Lighthouse Tour

Lighthouse Tour

New Jersey is home to 21 historic lighthouses along the state’s coastline, many of which are concentrated along the southern shores. Visit the New Jersey Lighthouse Society a nd plan to tour these historic beacons.
 

 

 

 

   
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