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Warren County, New Jersey

Warren County offers a wide range of recreational opportunities for all kinds of people. Outdoor lovers enjoy rigorous hikes, abundant wildlife and superb scenery. For those who favor history, the river valleys become avenues marked by 8,000 years of human endeavor from the initial Lenni Lenape habitation, through the days of pre-Colonial settlement, to the heady times of the Morris Canal and the great railroads. Others come to savor classic architecture and country hospitality in the small villages. All agree that Warren County's rural nature is the key ingredient to its allure.

Flanked by the river valleys of the Delaware, Musconetcong, and Paulinskill, and bisected by the Pequest, Warren County offers a progression from rugged terrain to the north and west to the gentle farmland of the east and south.

Warren County Map

Outdoors and Parks
    Appalachian Trail Short Hikes
    With a little planning and a map or two, the New Jersey section can be conquered one day at a time in seven modest day-hikes.
    Big Skylands Country
    Warren County's Scott's Mountain, so named since at least 1885, is known locally as Montana Mountain, named for the small hamlet that sits on its scenic plateau. Nearby Merrill Creek Reservoir, with its vast open waters and network of wooded trails, is deserving of any excursion up the mountain. The trip back down into and through the Pohatcong Valley is equally rewarding for students of history and devotees of the outdoors, especially in autumn when you might even spot flying pumpkins.
    Blair Creek Preserve
    Under the shade of oak, hickory, maple and beech, a rutted, over-grown driveway leads to a little cabin by a lake deep in the woods in Stillwater.
    Delaware Water Gap Trails
    The famous notch that characterizes Warren County's western skyline is where the Kittatinny Mountains have given way to eons of gentle persuasion by the Delaware River, creating one of the most majestic of New Jersey's natural features between Mount Tammany and Mount Minsi in Pennsylvania.
    Early Spring Fly Fishing
    It's the puzzle that draws me back to the stream as much as anything else. The trout are there. I can see their rise forms, concentric circles expanding outward from where a fish has taken a bug, but are they feeding on mayflies, caddis or stoneflies, or maybe it's flying ants, perhaps beetles in season?
    From the Paulinskill to the Iditarod
    Blairstown's determined adventurer, Kim Darst, uses a motorless, dog-powered ATV to exercise and train her team of more than a dozen Alaskan huskies on the Paulinskill Valley Trail.. She hopes the training will adequately prepare them to complete Alaska's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. If she succeeds, her team will be the first from New Jersey ever to do so.
    Jenny Jump State Forest
    Jenny Jump State Forest stretches between the four Warren County Townships of Frelinghuysen, Hope, Liberty, and Independence some 12 miles southeast of the Delaware Water Gap
    Karamac Kandy
    A former railbed just north of the Delaware Water Gap provides another short but satisfying taste of days past in a beautiful setting.
    Hike Marble Mountain in Warren County
    Trails along the Delaware River lead to the ?Ice Cave? and a vista overlooking the narrows north of Phillipsburg and Easton.
    Merrill Creek Recreation Area
    Visitors have the chance to help in environmental studies by merely carrying a turtle or lending a fish on the end of your hook.
    Million Dollar Highway
    All along the Water Gap?s historic Kittatinny Park in Pennsylvania.
    Mohican Outdoor Center
    Mohican provides a base of operations for a wide range of trail work projects carried out by AMC in cooperation with the National Park Service.
    Warren County Hkes
    Hiking may be Warren County's favorite sport. Certainly the county offers the largest variety of hikes in New Jersey, including a panorama of magnificent vistas, intriguing history, and abundant wildlife.
    Warren County Natural Resource Areas
    Though not well-known, these places provide pristine destinations for family jaunts, hikes full of historical fabric, even the excitement of cave exploration.
    Winter Tactics For The Delaware River Angler
    On a cloudy, raw February day, the air thermometer read 28 degrees, never to rise above freezing. In five hours, we boated 11 large smallmouth bass on hair jigs, with two exceeding four pounds. The Delaware River angler need not hibernate!
    Winter Tactics For The Delaware River Angler
    On a cloudy, raw February day, the air thermometer read 28 degrees, never to rise above freezing. In five hours, we boated 11 large smallmouth bass on hair jigs, with two exceeding four pounds. The Delaware River angler need not hibernate!
    Worthington State Forest
    Situated along the river, within the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Worthington State Forest comprises almost 6,000 acres extending about seven miles along the Kittatinny Ridge.
Points of Interest
    Along the Old Mine Road
    In the 1600s Dutch miners discovered copper ore in a beautiful ravine located about seven miles north of the Delaware Water Gap. To access the ore and to transport it to Kingston, New York, they constructed a road, now known as the Old Mine Road. Primitive by present standards, it was a major undertaking in its day, and legends of the road and its Dutch miners have persisted for over two centuries
    Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
    After years of struggle, controversy and benign neglect, ways to offer interpretive looks at the rich history of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area are finally becoming reality.
    Delaware Water Gap Trails
    The famous notch that characterizes Warren County's western skyline is where the Kittatinny Mountains have given way to eons of gentle persuasion by the Delaware River, creating one of the most majestic of New Jersey's natural features between Mount Tammany and Mount Minsi in Pennsylvania.
    Jenny Jump State Forest
    Jenny Jump State Forest stretches between the four Warren County Townships of Frelinghuysen, Hope, Liberty, and Independence some 12 miles southeast of the Delaware Water Gap
    Hike Marble Mountain in Warren County
    Trails along the Delaware River lead to the ?Ice Cave? and a vista overlooking the narrows north of Phillipsburg and Easton.
    Merrill Creek Recreation Area
    Visitors have the chance to help in environmental studies by merely carrying a turtle or lending a fish on the end of your hook.
    Millbrook Village
    Millbrook Village, part of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, is a re-created community of the 1800s where aspects of pioneer life are exhibited and occasionally demonstrated by skilled and dedicated docents throughout the village
    Mohican Outdoor Center
    Mohican provides a base of operations for a wide range of trail work projects carried out by AMC in cooperation with the National Park Service.
    Ode to Jean
    Kim Pollard's photographs recall the wreckage left by the Tocks Island project, as well as Jean Zipser's efforts to preserve the heritage of the Delaware River Valley.
    Waterfall Hunting
    There are waterfalls scattered throughout the Skylands region, but nowhere so plentiful than in the Kittatinny Mountains, where streams find their way down steep slopes to the Delaware River.
    Worthington State Forest
    Situated along the river, within the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Worthington State Forest comprises almost 6,000 acres extending about seven miles along the Kittatinny Ridge.
    Along the Old Mine Road
    In the 1600s Dutch miners discovered copper ore in a beautiful ravine located about seven miles north of the Delaware Water Gap. To access the ore and to transport it to Kingston, New York, they constructed a road, now known as the Old Mine Road. Primitive by present standards, it was a major undertaking in its day, and legends of the road and its Dutch miners have persisted for over two centuries
    Along the Vintage North Jersey Trail
    A portion of the western part of Warren County, along the Delaware and Musconetcong rivers and their tributaries, has been designated by the federal government as a wine grape-growing region. Take a leisurely ride from one Warren County winery to another and find out what happens with those grapes!
    Big Skylands Country
    Warren County's Scott's Mountain, so named since at least 1885, is known locally as Montana Mountain, named for the small hamlet that sits on its scenic plateau. Nearby Merrill Creek Reservoir, with its vast open waters and network of wooded trails, is deserving of any excursion up the mountain. The trip back down into and through the Pohatcong Valley is equally rewarding for students of history and devotees of the outdoors, especially in autumn when you might even spot flying pumpkins.
    Blairstown
    The Victorian homes on Blairstown’s Main Street and a 19th Century stone mill give this village along the Paulinskill River a distinctive historical flavor complemented by interesting specialty shops, galleries and restaurants.
    Columbia
    On a relaxing walk across the pedestrian bridge from Columbia, NJ to Portland, PA on a sunny day, you would not suspect that this scene of the magnificent thrusts of the water gap, and the architecturally rich arches of the Delaware Lackawanna and Western viaduct that anchors your upstream view, could be anything but tranqui
    Lower Musconetcong Valley
    Taking Route 519 south from Alpha through Springtown, the narrow macadam curves west as it enters the lower Musconetcong Valley and joins Route 627. This, 627, is the route to stay with for 519 soon deserts us and goes off to Milford. Route 627 hugs the lower Musconetcong River for its last few miles of existence through a little-known collection of ancient settlements and beautiful farms.
    Million Dollar Highway
    All along the Water Gap?s historic Kittatinny Park in Pennsylvania.
    Musconetcong River
    How have we loved the Musconetcong River? Let us count the ways.
    Pequest Pilgims
    Immerse yourself in the season's beauty, the region's heritage, and a spectrum of natural features along this forty-mile loop that parallels the Pequest River through its upper reaches,
    Pequest River
    When the brooklet reaches Warren County, just a few miles from its source at Stickles Pond, it becomes a respectable body of water. For example, in Sussex County the streamlet is most often referred to as Pequest Crik; in Warren County its name is, without exception, Pequest RIVER.
    Phillipsburg
    Phillipsburg has rolled up its sleeves to brand its industrial heritage as a major component of its appeal as a cultural and recreational destination.
    Quick Guide to Warren County
    Roads Best Traveled
    The historic and scenic river towns of Easton, Portland, Columbia, Belvidere and Phillipsburg all merit in-depth exploration of their own, but this forty-eight-mile loop tour emphasizes the old roads connecting them.
    Roads Best Traveled
    The historic and scenic river towns of Easton, Portland, Columbia, Belvidere and Phillipsburg all merit in-depth exploration of their own, but this forty-eight-mile loop tour emphasizes the old roads connecting them.
    The Blair Trail
    Follow John I. Blair's life through Blairstown, Hope, Belvidere and Delaware.
Culture and History
    Along the Old Mine Road
    In the 1600s Dutch miners discovered copper ore in a beautiful ravine located about seven miles north of the Delaware Water Gap. To access the ore and to transport it to Kingston, New York, they constructed a road, now known as the Old Mine Road. Primitive by present standards, it was a major undertaking in its day, and legends of the road and its Dutch miners have persisted for over two centuries
    Big Skylands Country
    Warren County's Scott's Mountain, so named since at least 1885, is known locally as Montana Mountain, named for the small hamlet that sits on its scenic plateau. Nearby Merrill Creek Reservoir, with its vast open waters and network of wooded trails, is deserving of any excursion up the mountain. The trip back down into and through the Pohatcong Valley is equally rewarding for students of history and devotees of the outdoors, especially in autumn when you might even spot flying pumpkins.
    Foggy Mountain Breakdowns
    Although there may have been as many as ten plane crashes along the Kittatinny Ridge in Sussex and Warren Counties, few people are aware of them. Due to the very rugged nature of the area's mountainous terrain, some of the wreckages have never been completely salvaged, and pieces still lie there.
    Hampton's Map
    Trace a line of forts that protected New Jersey's northwestern frontier along the Delaware River during the French and Indian war.
    Historic Mills
    Mills remain prominent in our landscape.
    Jim and Mary Lee Canal Museum
    Thousands of people over the years have visited the home in Warren County where Jim and Mary Lee raised their five children, but Jim Lee, Jr. figures his fifth grade class took the first tour his dad ever gave, back in 1953.
    Karamac Kandy
    A former railbed just north of the Delaware Water Gap provides another short but satisfying taste of days past in a beautiful setting.
    Lower Musconetcong Valley
    Taking Route 519 south from Alpha through Springtown, the narrow macadam curves west as it enters the lower Musconetcong Valley and joins Route 627. This, 627, is the route to stay with for 519 soon deserts us and goes off to Milford. Route 627 hugs the lower Musconetcong River for its last few miles of existence through a little-known collection of ancient settlements and beautiful farms.
    Mansion in May at Blairsden in 2014
    John Insley Blair's grandson's 62,000 square foot mansion, called Blairsden, was much different than his own modest home. Blairsden is by far, the largest structure undertaken by the Mansion In May Committee.
    Millbrook Village
    Millbrook Village, part of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, is a re-created community of the 1800s where aspects of pioneer life are exhibited and occasionally demonstrated by skilled and dedicated docents throughout the village
    Oxford Furnace
    What most strikes the first-time visitor to the Oxford Furnace is how tall the stone structure is--over two stories high--and how utterly intact it remains, despite time and weather taking its toll
    Pequest Furnace
    The Pequest Furnace played a role in the Industrial Revolution along with dozens of other sites in Northwest New Jersey. However, the part played here has been relatively obscure, pieces of a puzzle hidden in the Warren County woods.
    Pequest Pilgims
    Immerse yourself in the season's beauty, the region's heritage, and a spectrum of natural features along this forty-mile loop that parallels the Pequest River through its upper reaches,
    Phillipsburg
    Phillipsburg has rolled up its sleeves to brand its industrial heritage as a major component of its appeal as a cultural and recreational destination.
    Preservation Row
    Next time you read about some group adulating an ancient stone house or a dilapidated barn, think about what's behind the story. There are some innovative ideas out there. Make time to see what they're up to.
    Ramsaysburg
    For Sale: Twelve wooded Knowlton Township acres with Delaware River frontage. Commercial highway location. Tavern, barn, cottage, drained pond, smokehouse and shed included. Other remnants on-site. Abandoned railroad nearby. Need
    Raoul Wallenberg Conference Center
    The rescue and renascence of a dilapidated 170 year old home has resulted in singular opportunities for productive meetings in a state of the art facility on the grounds of the renown 17 room inn and restaurant in Hope.
    Roads Best Traveled
    The historic and scenic river towns of Easton, Portland, Columbia, Belvidere and Phillipsburg all merit in-depth exploration of their own, but this forty-eight-mile loop tour emphasizes the old roads connecting them.
    The Big House: Rutherfurd Hall
    Consider Rutherfurd Hall as refuge and sanctuary in similar ways now, as it served a distinguished family a hundred years ago.
    The Blair Trail
    Follow John I. Blair's life through Blairstown, Hope, Belvidere and Delaware.
    The Morris Canal in Warren County
    Walking The Morris Canal: Philllipsburg to Waterloo
    Transportation Heritage Center
    The idea has had time to mature, originating back in 1987 when the original Railroad and Transportation Museum Study Commission began to search for a way to tell the story of New Jersey's rich transportation heritag
    Voices of the Land
    A lucid narrative spiced with a series of stories told by local experts, historians, and residents, linked with images from a universe of sources, make this fascinating chronology comprehensible to everyone.
    Warren County Farmers Fair
    The history of the Warren County Farmers' Fair is a checkered one. The event that we know today -- an agriculturally based, family oriented exposition -- was a long time in coming. It almost didn't make it.
    White Lake and the Vaas House
    The property, acquired through the state Green Acres Program is enjoyed immensely by fishermen and outdoor enthusiasts. Beyond the crystal clear water and enchanting scenery, there is a story worth knowing.
    White Township Farms: The End Of An Era
    An interesting book about farms in White Township, reminds us of the farmer's ingenuity, and of the values represented by the Warren County's agricultural heritage.
    Bobby Caldwell: In the Pocket
    Bobby Caldwell loved Warren County so much he moved here from San Diego, California in 2004 Bobby Caldwell loved Warren County so much he moved here from San Diego in 2004 when he married his wife Mary.
    Centenary Stage Company
    Charged with filling the new Lackland Center with a vital array of events, the Centenary Stage Company now provides a program of non-stop performing arts events for patrons from all over New Jersey, as well as Pennsylvania, New York and Connecticut.
    Centenary Stage Company
    Charged with filling the new Lackland Center with a vital array of events, the Centenary Stage Company now provides a program of non-stop performing arts events for patrons from all over New Jersey, as well as Pennsylvania, New York and Connecticut.
    First Snow
    It started, as most things do, innocently enough, with a single flake fluttering shyly toward the lawn that was hidden under the fallen leaves. A moment later another followed and then another.
    Itsuko Ishiguro, Potter
    A petite woman stands behind the counter at Gallery 23, in Blairstown, so I walk over to a triangular display of pottery and cupcakes on the top shelf. Chocolate swirl, maple? they are clay, stoneware and porcelain, the art of Itsuko Ishiguro.
    Ode to Jean
    Kim Pollard's photographs recall the wreckage left by the Tocks Island project, as well as Jean Zipser's efforts to preserve the heritage of the Delaware River Valley.
    Star Bright
    The UACNJ facilities in Jenny Jump State Forest, near Hope in Warren County, are 1,100 feet above sea level, one of the few dark sky locations left in the state.
    Tibetan Buddhist Learning Center
    A long gravel path leads the way to the Tibetan Buddhist learning center in rural Washington Township.
Attractions
    Along the Vintage North Jersey Trail
    A portion of the western part of Warren County, along the Delaware and Musconetcong rivers and their tributaries, has been designated by the federal government as a wine grape-growing region. Take a leisurely ride from one Warren County winery to another and find out what happens with those grapes!
    Brook Hollow Winery
    The Brook Hollow Winery, in Knowlton Township, looks out over a five-acre vineyard, then beyond to the Delaware Water Gap.
    Four Sisters Winery at Matarazzo Farms: A Taste of Summer
    In August, Four Sisters Winery will host the Vintage North Jersey Wine and Food Festival, where vintners from along the budding New Jersey Wine Trail will assemble to holding wine tastings and serving accompanying food. On Matarazzo's menu? Homemade flatbread pizza!
    Jim and Mary Lee Canal Museum
    Thousands of people over the years have visited the home in Warren County where Jim and Mary Lee raised their five children, but Jim Lee, Jr. figures his fifth grade class took the first tour his dad ever gave, back in 1953.
    Lakota Wolf Preserve
    At the Lakota Wolf Preserve, you can see wolves here in the East in a natural surrounding for the first time in over a century.
    Land of Make Believe
    Since 1954, the Land of Make Believe has given families a place where the kids and parents can have fun together.
    Millbrook Village
    Millbrook Village, part of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, is a re-created community of the 1800s where aspects of pioneer life are exhibited and occasionally demonstrated by skilled and dedicated docents throughout the village
    Preservation Row
    Next time you read about some group adulating an ancient stone house or a dilapidated barn, think about what's behind the story. There are some innovative ideas out there. Make time to see what they're up to.
    Star Bright
    The UACNJ facilities in Jenny Jump State Forest, near Hope in Warren County, are 1,100 feet above sea level, one of the few dark sky locations left in the state.
    The Inn at Millrace Pond
    Travelers and epicures in the Skylands are never far away from one of New Jersey's finest dining and lodging experiences- the cozy accommodations and artful cuisine of Hope's Inn at Mill Race Pond.
    The RoseMary Inn Bed and Breakfast
    Luxury accommodations at the Delaware Water Gap.
    Well-Sweep Herb Farm
    Touring Well-Sweep Herb Farm in Port Murray is an exciting learning experience; part herbal lesson, part horticulture history flashback, part taste test.