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1
Whistling Swan Inn Bed & Breakfast 
110 Main Street, Stanhope, NJ 07874
973-347-6369

Whistling Swan Inn Bed & Breakfast Top 50 Attractions in Sussex County NJ Voted One of the Top B&B's in the US!
Once a grand manor home, the award-winning Whistling Swan Inn is a magnificently restored Victorian mansion set amidst a quiet, tree-lined street in Stanhope, NJ. Built in 1905, the inn features a gracious wraparound veranda where leisurely breakfasts are enjoyed on pleasant mornings. Inside, the sweeping staircase in the foyer leads to nine elegantly appointed rooms where guests are pampered with exquisite linens, plush robes and other five-star amenities. Although decorated with antiques and period reproductions, each room has modern conveniences such as TV/DVD, air conditioning, fireplaces and, in our suites, luxurious Jacuzzi tubs.

Whatever the season, a myriad of activities awaits you. After a busy day of hiking, biking, shopping or antiquing relax in a hammock or share conversations with new-found friends. Enjoy fine dining at one of the area's gourmet restaurants, some within walking distance.

One of the Best Romantic Bed and Breakfasts in Sussex County NJ!

2
The Sussex Skylands 
Sussex County, NJ 07860
973-579-1811

The Sussex Skylands best family attractions in Sussex County NJ New Jersey’s Great Northwest!
The Sussex Skylands, New Jersey’s "Great Northwest," offers four seasons of exciting activities for all ages. Located in Sussex County, NJ, the Sussex Skylands is home to Mountain Creek and Crystal Springs Resort. The resort features seven World-Class golf courses, Minerals Resort and Spa, Grand Cascades Lodge, two luxury day spas, several fine-dining locations and the nation's largest wine cellar with over 130,000 bottles. Located on resort property is also Action Park water park, mountains for skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing, plus its two newest attractions – the Zoom Zipline and Mountain Coaster.

Area attractions include wineries, farmers markets and seven state and federal parks with extensive trail networks, including 40 miles of the Appalachian Trail for hiking, biking and wildlife observation. Sussex Skylands also features 20 golf courses, the beautiful Lake Hopatcong (New Jersey’s largest lake), casual and gourmet restaurants, antique shops, arts and entertainment venues. The natural beauty of the Sussex Skylands and its proximity to New York City make it a favorite destination for travelers. Visit www.sussexskylands.com or call 973-579-1811 for information.

Seasonal packages available

3
Zoom Ziplines at Mountain Creek 
200 Route 94, Vernon, NJ 07462
973-864-8880

Zoom Ziplines top attractions in Sussex County NJ Best adventure attraction in Sussex County!
Zoom Ziplines at Mountain Creek is located in beautiful Vernon, NJ, only 47 miles away from Manhattan, which makes it the closest zipline to NYC. It is also the only guided zipline tour in New Jersey. Their diverse and energetic team brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the operation; safety and guest satisfaction are their top priorities! Zoom Ziplines prides themselves on the ability to give guests of all ages a safe and enjoyable zipline experience any time of the year. Ziplining is a fun-filled activity suitable for kids and adventure seekers alike.

Take a guided ziplining tour any time of the year! Zoom Ziplines provides an unrivalled panoramic view of the tri-state area. Experience the ultimate thrill as you travel along a series of ziplines (ranging from 200ft to 1,500ft in length) suspended 1,040 feet on top of Mountain Creek. The two-hour guided tour takes you along 4 ziplines and 1 suspension bridge and also includes a unimog ride.

Ziplining adventures year-round!

4
Mountain Creek Waterpark 
200 Route 94, Vernon, NJ 07462
973-827-2000

Mountain Creek Waterpark Top 50 Attractions in Sussex County New Jersey The best Water park in Sussex County NJ!
Mountain Creek Waterpark is built among the beautiful mountains of Sussex County New Jersey. There are over 30 fun attractions for kids and adults! You’ll find some of the most thrilling water rides at Mountain Creek, all along the backdrop of picturesque mountains, making it seem as if the thrills are carved from the rushing mountain waters. The Alpine Mountain Coaster is a unique Sussex County, NJ kids attraction that allows you to control your own speed as you ride down a mountain. Other mountain adventures include water rides wrapped around mountain terrain, a zip-lining adventure and more. In the winter, Mountain Creek transforms into an action-packed winter adventure park.

Water park in the summer and ski resort in the winter!

5
Sterling Hill Mining Museum 
30 Plant Street, Ogdensburg, NJ 07439
973-209-7212

Sterling Hill Mining Museum top attractions Sussex County NJ Step Into Earth Science
Most everything man-made has something to do with mining. At the Sterling Hill Mining Museum we'll show you just how it's done. From drilling and blasting to the processing of the ore, we’ve got it all! Come take a ¼ mile underground walking adventure into the 4th oldest mine in the country and the last working underground mine in NJ.

Along the way you will see a mining equipment history display, a drilling and blasting demonstration and the world famous fluorescent “Rainbow Tunnel” where everybody gets to take home a fluorescent mineral specimen. Right here in NJ is one of the world's richest zinc ore deposits. This area boasts over 350 minerals, about 70 of which fluoresce, that's about 10% of the known minerals in the world right here in NJ. As well as the richest fluorescent mineral deposit in the world. You can collect minerals from all over the world, including fluorescence, yourself 7 days a week when the museum is open. Great museum for kids and adults.

Coolest attraction in Sussex County!

6
Tomahawk Lake Water Park 
155 Tomahawk Trail, Sparta, NJ 07871
973-398-7777

Tomahawk Lake Water Park The Top 50 Attractions in Sussex County NJ Best waterpark in Sussex County
Tomahawk Lake is celebrating their 63rd year entertaining parents and children. Tomahawk Lake is conveniently located just one hour from the George Washington Bridge in Sparta, NJ. The parks grounds are situated on 200 breathtaking acres that come complete with everything a family could ask for including an 18-hole miniature golf course, rustic outdoor beer garden featuring live music on the weekends, softball field, horse-shoe and volleyball areas, an old fashioned picnic area with more than 800 tables and Sussex County's only white sand beach featuring an incredible 20-acre lake!

Parents and older children will be swept away by Tomahawk Lake's wide variety of incredible water slides and rides to choose from such as their 400 foot body slides and speed slide, swan boats, duck boats, paddle boats and bumper boats, the one-person water coaster, Trolley slide and their awesome Rocky Mountain slide that spans over 500 feet! Open seasonally May through Labor Day!

Open seasonally

7
Painted Grape 
3640 NJ-94, Hamburg, NJ 07419
973-823-1464

Painted Grape best attractions in Sussex County NJ First Craft and Paint Studio in Sussex County
Painted Grape opened in the spring of 2014 as the first craft and paint studio in Sussex County, NJ. The studio is located in the picturesque mountains and is just minutes away from residential towns, spas and golf resorts. The serene views, paired with the quiet atmosphere give way to a more creative environment than many of the art studios located in more crowded, urban areas.

Painted Grape offers a variety of classes, birthday parties for kids and adults, bridal or baby showers, private events, BYOB classes and much more. Grab your girlfriends for a night of Paint and Sip, Crochet and Sip or Wreath and Sip, just bring your favorite beverage, a light snack and a creative mind, Painted Grape supplies the rest. View their calendar to reserve a class today. Grape Kids offers open studio times for kids 3 to 17 years old where they can participate in various painting or craft activities. During open studio times you only pay for what you paint and materials are included. For more information visit their full page listing.

Private classes, parties and walk ins available

8
The Stanhope House
The center of blues and jazz history in New Jersey with all-American food and atmosphere!
"The last great American Roadhouse!"
Stanhope NJ

9
Skyview Golf Club
Huge golf course equipped with natural terrain making it challenging yet fun for all levels of golfers!
One of the best golf courses in New Jersey!
Sparta NJ
 
10
Salt - A Gastro Pub
Live entertainment every week, great food and high end beer of all varieties!
Weekend specials on food and drinks!
Byram NJ

11
Space Farms Zoo & Museum
Huge zoo with over 500 wild and exotic animals plus museum showcasing American History!
Great day trip idea in Sussex County for the whole family!
Sussex NJ

12
Crystal Springs Resort
Great spas, amazing dining with views to match, huge indoor pools and much more!
Make it a day trip or a weekend getaway!
Hamburg NJ

13
Cava Winery & Vineyard
Tasting & tours every weekend, enjoy an intimate private tasting overlooking the Sussex County skyline!
One of the best wineries in Sussex County!
Hamburg NJ

14
The Chatterbox Drive-In
Fifties & Sixties authentic drive-in restaurant, car hop available on Saturday!
Kids will absolutely love this drive-in restaurant!
Augusta NJ

15
High Point State Park
Enjoy a year-round calendar of nature events!
Check out the High Point Museum!
Sussex NJ

16
Skylands Stadium
See diverse events throughout the year!
Home of the Sussex County Miners!
Frankford NJ

17
Kittatinny Valley State Park
Home to four lakes for fishing, boating and kayaking!
Explore historic Waterloo Village!
Andover NJ

18
Sussex County Fairgrounds
Attend year-round agricultural events!
Home of the legendary Sussex County Fair!
Augusta NJ

19
Sussex County Strawberry Farm
Pick your own delicious NJ strawberries, raspberries and pumpkins!
The garden center is bursting with flowers!
Andover NJ

20
Northeast Mountain Guiding
Try out hiking, yoga, kayaking, rappelling, rock climbing and more!
The best guided wilderness tours in Sussex County, NJ!
Sparta NJ

21
Friar Mountain Model Railroad Museum
Check out the rotating holiday train exhibits.
Come visit on the weekends!
Sparta NJ

22
Windy Brow Farms
This farm is famous for their homemade donuts and ice cream!
Pick your own apples, peaches, plums and nectarines!
Newton NJ

23
Tri-State Actors Theatre
See the best live theatre performances in Sussex County, NJ!
They also offer youth theatre programs!
Newton NJ

24
Salon Di Panache
Spend the day relaxing at this intimate spa.
Offering massages, facials, waxing and hair services!
Byram NJ

25
Swartswood State Park
Explore over 3,000 acres of woodland.
New Jersey's first state park!
Swartswood NJ

26
Krogh's Restaurant & Brew Pub
Sample local handcrafted beers!
Fun events every night of the week!
Sparta NJ

27
Westfall Winery
This winery regularly host fun events.
Bring your own picnic to the winery!
Montague Township NJ

28
Farmstead Golf & Country Club
Enjoy 27 holes of golf surrounded by beautiful scenery!
Host an elegant golf outing, wedding or banquet!
Lafayette NJ

29
Ventimiglia Vineyard
Sample Northern NJ's finest wines.
Visit the tasting room on weekend afternoons!
Wantage NJ

30
Lake Owassa
Enjoy the natural beauty of the lake!
One of the best fishing spots in Sussex County, NJ!
Frankford NJ

31
Laser One
Take on the multi-level laser tag arena and laser maze challenge!
Check out their video game arcade, bowling and miniature golf!
Wantage NJ

32
Wild West City
Journey back in time to the Wild West!
Experience the live shows, pony rides and shops!
Stanhope NJ

33
Heaven Hill Farm
Visit the farm for wine tastings and holiday events.
Plan a group visit for a school trip for birthday party!
Vernon NJ

34
Alpine Haus Bed & Breakfast Inn
Unwind at this quaint bed and breakfast.
Located five minutes from Mountain Creek!
Vernon NJ

35
Legends Riding Stables
Travel miles of wooded trails on horseback!
They also offer horseback riding lessons!
Vernon NJ

36
Garden of Life Massage and Yoga Center
Take classes in hatha, vinyasa and restorative yoga.
Enjoy Swedish, deep tissue, pre/post-natal, hot stone or sports massage!
Sussex NJ

37
Skylands Ice World
Come by for public skating, lessons or ice hockey.
Teens love Friday Night Ice Jam!
Stockholm NJ

38
Tranquility Farms
Visit the dairy farm, market, green house and ice cream shop!
Third-generation family farm!
Allamuchy NJ

39
Mohawk House Restaurant & Lounge
Enjoy live music and over 50 rotating draft beers.
Locally-sourced and inspired cuisine!
Sparta NJ

40
C & R Perfect Pick
Purchase fruits, vegetables and eggs!
Buy handmade sheep and alpaca wool products!
Lafayette NJ

41
Sparta Hills Beach Club
Boat, fish and enjoy the great outdoors!
Located on beautiful Lake Saginaw!
Sparta NJ

42
O'Reilly's Pub and Grill
Late Night Happy Hour is every night from 10pm-12am.
Kids eat free on Mondays!
Newton NJ

43
Rolling Greens Golf Club
Play 18 holes of golf on this scenic course!
Open year-round!
Newton NJ

44
Sheridan's Restaurant & Tavern
Sample obscure and familiar craft beers.
Family owned and operated since 1978!
Newton NJ

45
Stokes State Forest
See the breathtaking view from Sunrise Mountain.
Over 16,000 acres of scenic nature!
Branchville NJ

46
Trinity Restaurant & Lounge
This Newton, NJ favorite will be moving to Sparta, NJ!
A local favorite!
Sparta NJ

47
Cloveberry
Savor delicious coffee and breakfast items.
See their special Sunday menu!
Sparta NJ

48
Franklin Mineral Museum and Nature Center
Home to over 5,000 mineral specimens from around the world!
Check out the life-size mine replica!
Franklin NJ

49
St. Moritz Grill & Bar
Open for lunch, dinner and late night!
A local favorite in Sussex County, NJ!
Sparta NJ

50
Roseline's Farm & Bakery
Taste delicious menu items prepared with food from the farm!
Award-winning baked goods!
Augusta NJ

 
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