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February 8 - 15

Cold Hands, Warm Hearts

Flakes on the horizon! A cruel twist, but no matter; for many, the warmest day of the year is closing in almost as quickly as the next snowstorm: Valentine's Day! Take a look at our calendar, and see what you can come up with for a special celebration.
The well-loved Red Mill in Clinton photographed by Dan Bacon.

Whisper Sweet Nothings

and get her something pretty nice! Choose from several popular lines of jewelry: Pandora, Ed Levin, Michael Michaud, Valina Bridal, Southern Gates, even Dog Fever Hug Rings! at Made To Order jewelry and gift shop in Clinton. Or if this is a really serious thing, Made To Order offers a rare expertise in finding the perfect engagement ring or wedding band. The shop also carries fine art glass and crystal, clocks and watches, handbags and accessories, chocolates and candles, wildlife photography, framed art prints, and original greeting cards... You can't go wrong! Just across from the Red Mill at 44 Main St., Clinton, 908/735-4244.

Heart of the Country

The cozy accommodations and artful cuisine of the Inn at Millrace Pond in Hope, twelve miles east of the Delaware Water Gap, are perfect for rural romance! Reserve a spot for Valentine's Day Dinner. Better yet, there's an extremely cozy Valentine's Weekend Getaway Package. Let it snow! 313 Hope Johnsonburg Rd. (Route 519) Hope, 908-459-4884.

Date Makers

No better way to show off good wine than pairing it with fine food. And our local wineries know that there's no better time for such combinations than on a Valentine date!

Winter Being Winter!

Float beneath a cathedral of snow-covered trees and listen to the silence in Van Campens Glen, Delaware Water Gap NRA.
If you have ever taken the time to hike, bike or ski in New Jersey then you know there are hundreds of miles of unspoiled terrain to explore. What better time to do it then when the woods are blanketed with snow?
Cross country skiing is always popular, but snowshoeing is perhaps an easier way to get out on the trails. Not only does it provide a cardio-packed punch of a workout, it is also a lot of fun! Snowshoeing is easy to learn, inexpensive compared to other winter sports, and poses little risk of injury. Or get into some back country treks across the New Jersey tundra.
For dedicated fishermen the season brings special treats, especially when the ice on our big lakes gets thick enough to support ice fishing expeditions for perch, pickerel, northern pike, walleye and stripers beneath the frozen surface. While the ice thickens, fishermen need not hibernate! If you know where and when to look, the cold water period may offer the best opportunity for anglers to catch a trophy river bronzeback. Read more...


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Meanwhile, tap our calendar for the best events for you and your family, or check our current stories. Stay tuned to our Day Trip Map for good ideas for a scenic drive! The more aerobically inclined can choose among dozens of natural attractions or outdoor activities suggested on our website. Northwest New Jersey and destinations just beyond those borders, in Pennsylvania and New York, offer brilliant ways to get out and enjoy the pleasures of the season.
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