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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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
Best zoo in Sussex County NJ! If you've never been to Space Farms Zoo and Museum, it's certainly worth a visit! There are more than 500 animals (100 different species) including lions, tigers, kangaroos, snakes, monkeys and bears; and the museum is filled with more than 50,000 artifacts of early American history. Unlike a big city zoo, see each of the animals up close! Special activities include snake handling (on weekends beginning in May) and baby animal nursery feedings, a large playground, and discussion groups.
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.
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!
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 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