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Attractions and Daytrips In Morris County, NJ


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  • Frelinghuysen Arboretum
  • Voted New Jersey's #1 public garden, the Frelinghuysen Arboretum is open seven days a week free of charge. The 127-acre property features a large collection of trees and shrubs, themed gardens, the Haggery Education Center, and miles of nature trails.

    353 East Hanover Avenue, Morristown 07962 -1295, 973/326-7600

  • Stony Hill Gardens and Farm Market
  • Jersey Fresh family fun includes Maize Quest Fun Park with giant 10-acre corn maze; rope, tile and Miner Max mazes; pumpkin picking hayrides, farm animals; market and bakery. Group tours and school trips are a specialty.

    15 North Road, Chester 07930, 908/879-2908

  • Frelinghuysen Arboretum
  • Voted New Jersey's #1 public garden, the Frelinghuysen Arboretum is open seven days a week free of charge. The 127-acre property features a large collection of trees and shrubs, themed gardens, the Haggery Education Center, and miles of nature trails.

    353 East Hanover Avenue, Morristown 07962 -1295, 973/326-7600

  • Fosterfields Living Historical Farm
  • A working farm since 1760, and New Jersey's first living, historical farm, features regular events illustrating rural life in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

    73 Kahdena Rd, Morristown 07962-1295, 973/326-7645

  • The Seeing Eye
  • For the formative steps in a guide dog's youth, The Seeing Eye relies on a network of Puppy Raisers throughout New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania who participate in a program that began in 1942 as a joint effort with 4-H Youth Development.

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  • Cooper Mill
  • Visit this restored mill and witness the power of the Black River harnessed to grind grain into flour by massive 2,000 pound mill stones.

    66 Route 24, Chester , 908/879-5463

  • Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms
  • The former home of noted turn of the century designer Gustav Stickley, the major proponent of the “Arts & Crafts” style. The National Trust for Historic Preservation presented a 1996 Honor Award, the first awarded to a New Jersey site, to the NJ Historic Trust, the Craftsman Farms Foundation, and the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills for their collaborative preservation efforts at Craftsman Farms. The long range goal is to make the site available for seminars and conferences, and to provide housing for visiting craftspeople and facilities for exhibitions.

    2352 Route 10 West, Morris Plains 07054, 973/540-1165

  • Drakesville Historic District
  • Just off the old, now-vanished, Ledgewood Circle, a stone's throw from the mall, the Drakesville Historic Park pays tribute to Morris County's pedigree of innovative pioneers.

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  • Historic Speedwell
  • Historic Speedwell consists of 7 1/2 acres preserving the remaining part of the Homestead Estate of Stephen Vail, proprietor of the Speedwell Iron Works from the early to mid 1800s. There are eight historic structures, three of which were moved from central Morristown in the 1960s to preserve them. The site’s most prominent place in history comes from being the Birthplace of the Telegraph; it is here that Alfred Vail (eldest son of the former owner of the estate, Stephen Vail worked with Samuel F. B. Morse to develop and perfect the apparatus. It was first publicly demonstrated in the Telegraph Factory, a national Historic Landmark building, in January 1838. Alfred Vail subsequently created the telegraphic dot and dash alphabet which eventually became commonly known as the “Morse” Code. The site is open to the public from May- October and to celebrate the holidays in early December. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, and $3 for student age 5-18; children 4 and under are admitted free.

    333 Speedwell Avenue, Morristown 07960, 973/540-0211

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  • Museum of Early Trades & Crafts
  • Open Tuesday - Saturday, 10am-4pm; Sunday, 12-5pm. Admission is $3.50/ $2 students, seniors and children. Under 6 free

    9 Main Street, Madison 07940, 973/377-2982

  • Macculloch Hall Historical Museum
  • Built in 1810 by George Macculloch, founder of the Morris Canal, the historic house includes nine period rooms containing the distinguished collection of fine and decorative arts. Four additional rooms serve as changing exhibit galleries for themes related to the permanent collection including the Museum’s significant collection of works by 19th century political cartoonist Thomas Nast.

    45 Macculloch Avenue, Morristown 07960, 973/538-2404

Outdoors >>
  • Frelinghuysen Arboretum
  • Voted New Jersey's #1 public garden, the Frelinghuysen Arboretum is open seven days a week free of charge. The 127-acre property features a large collection of trees and shrubs, themed gardens, the Haggery Education Center, and miles of nature trails.

    353 East Hanover Avenue, Morristown 07962 -1295, 973/326-7600

  • Riamede Farm
  • Pick your own apples and pumpkins at our 250 year old farm. Simple, authentic and without the carnival. Thirty varieties of apples, traditional, heirloom and your modern favorites. Free hay rides on weekends through the scenic old orchards out to the pumpkin patch. Cider, donuts, jams, local honey & more. School harvest trips.

    122 Oakdale Rd, Chester 07930, 908/879-5353

  • Stony Hill Gardens and Farm Market
  • Jersey Fresh family fun includes Maize Quest Fun Park with giant 10-acre corn maze; rope, tile and Miner Max mazes; pumpkin picking hayrides, farm animals; market and bakery. Group tours and school trips are a specialty.

    15 North Road, Chester 07930, 908/879-2908

  • Morris County Farms
  • You'll find a broad and dynamic selection at this year-round wholesale and retail garden center. Choose from an extensive inventory that includes perennials, trees, shrub, seasonal specialties, greenhouse-grown tropicals and houseplants, silk flowers, holiday supplies and gifts, and more.

    33 Smith Rd, Denville 07834, 973/366-4448

  • Tripod Rock
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  • Wildcat Ridge Wildlife Management Area
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  • Botanical Spell Along Patriot' s Path
  • Plan to spend a day on this easy path from garden to garden. Get to know the richness and pleasures of their natural and cultivated diversity.

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  • View From the Tourne
  • Rising beyond the eastern shore of the Rockaway River, a Passaic River tributary, stands the Tourne, a modest mountain known for its rocky terrain and spectacular New York skyline views.

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  • Pyramid Mountain
  • The story of one of the Northwestern New Jerseys largest and more improbable natural treasures, a fist shaped swath of land designated in 1987 as the Pyramid Mountain Natural Historic Area, nearly 1,500 acres of wooded terrain dotted with brooks, swamps, glacial deposits, rock outcroppings glens and vistas.

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  • Frelinghuysen Arboretum
  • Voted New Jersey's #1 public garden, the Frelinghuysen Arboretum is open seven days a week free of charge. The 127-acre property features a large collection of trees and shrubs, themed gardens, the Haggery Education Center, and miles of nature trails.

    353 East Hanover Avenue, Morristown 07962 -1295, 973/326-7600

  • Fosterfields Living Historical Farm
  • A working farm since 1760, and New Jersey's first living, historical farm, features regular events illustrating rural life in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

    73 Kahdena Rd, Morristown 07962-1295, 973/326-7645

  • Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center
  • Open 7 days a week, 9am-4:30pm, the Nature Center houses a reference library, and auditorium, two classrooms, and natural history displays. Hikers are welcome on the two miles of trails through woods, fields, swamps and marshes. Self-guiding trail books are available. Weekend family programing, trail walks, and workshops are scheduled on a seasonal basis. The Center also provides programs for school and scouting groups as well as a children’s summer environmental program at the Kay Environmental Center in Chester.

    247 Southern Blvd., Chatham 07928, 973/635-6629

  • Hacklebarney State Park
  • 890 acres, no camping. Hiking trails, excellent fishing in theBlack River and occasional tours of historic mine area.

    119 Hacklebarney Road, Long Valley 07853, 908-879-5677

  • Morris County Park Commission
  • Operates over 10,000 acres of recreational parklands including 2 arboreta, 3 golf courses, a sports arena, a living historical farm, and a turn-of-the-century operating gristmill.

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  • NJ Adventure Tours
  • Your premier guide for fun and adventure throughout the Garden State, offering a variety of sporting, recreation and family oriented activities. No work, all play!

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  • Fishing on Lake Hopatcong
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  • Schiff Nature Preserve
  • 339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham 07945, 973/543-6004