THE GARDEN STATE
New Jersey is a state in the Northeastern region of the United States. It is bordered by New York to the north and east, Pennsylvania to the west, and Delaware to the south. New Jersey is known for its beautiful beaches, casinos, entertaining boardwalks, and untouched nature. New Jersey is also famous for its food. From diners to pizzerias to Italian restaurants, the Garden State has something to offer for everyone who loves good food.
A 7-minute drive away from our properties. If you’re a person who loves nature and parks this one is perfect for you! High Point State Park is a public state park located in Sussex County, New Jersey, in the United States. The park is located on the highest point in the state of New Jersey and is named for this reason. The park is home to a number of recreational activities, including hiking, picnicking, camping, fishing, and cross-country skiing. You can also see the wonderful Lake of Marcia from High Point State Park. Lake Marcia is a man-made lake located within High Point State Park in Sussex County, New Jersey. It is a popular destination for recreational activities such as swimming, boating, and fishing. The lake also has a beach area with lifeguards on duty during the summer months.
Space Farm Zoo and Museum is a family-owned and operated animal park and museum located in Sussex County, New Jersey, United States. 23 mins away from our Montague vacation homes and your about to enjoy the wildflife experiences that it offers. The park features a wide variety of animals, including exotic animals such as lions and tigers, as well as more familiar farm animals like cows and chickens. In addition to the animal exhibits, the park also has a museum with exhibits on the history of space exploration, as well as a playground and a picnic area. Space Farm Zoo and Museum is a popular destination for families with children, and offers a range of educational and recreational activities for visitors of all ages.
The Sussex County Farm and Horse Show is an annual fair that takes place in Augusta, New Jersey, United States. It's only 24 mins away from our properties! The fair is held every August and features a variety of activities and events, including agricultural exhibits, live music, carnival rides and games, food vendors, and more. The fair is organized by the Sussex County Farm and Horse Show Association, a non-profit organization that promotes the agricultural heritage of Sussex County. The Sussex County Farm and Horse Show is a popular event in the region, and attracts thousands of visitors each year.
Approximately 15 mins away from our Montague vacation homes where you can enjoy and explore sunflowers and experience a wonderful journey!
The Sussex County Sunflower Maze is an annual summer attraction made up of sunflowers that visitors can walk through, and is usually open from late July to early August each year. Find your way through winding paths or pose for pictures among the tall faces. The Sunflower Maze is a popular destination for families with children and nature enthusiasts, and attracts thousands of visitors each year. Sunflowers generally flourish from mid-summer to late fall. The peak bloom time for sunflowers is only about two or three weeks so don't miss your chance to to visit this beautiful location!
This tourist destination only takes 48-min drive from Montague. If you’re looking for a more enjoyable activity you can try trailing with Edison Mine’s Trail.
The Edison Mine is a former iron mine located in Sparta, New Jersey, United States. The mine was named after Thomas Edison, who owned it for a time and used it as a source of iron ore for his iron works. The mine was in operation from the late 19th century until the early 20th century, and played an important role in the local economy. Today, the Edison Mine is a popular tourist attraction, and visitors can take guided tours of the mine to learn about its history and see the underground tunnels and chambers. The Edison Mine is also home to a museum that displays artifacts and exhibits related to the mine and the local iron industry.
A 30-minute drive away from Montague. Here at Mountain Creek Vernon you can experience and enjoy a lot of mountain sports activities.
Mountain Creek is a ski and snowboard resort located in Vernon, New Jersey, United States. The resort is situated on 4,040-foot-high Mount Creek, and features more than 50 trails, as well as a terrain park, a halfpipe, and a snow tubing park. Mountain Creek also offers a range of other winter activities, such as ice skating, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing. In the warmer months, the resort offers activities such as mountain biking, zip lining, and waterpark attractions. Mountain Creek is a popular destination for skiers and snowboarders in the region, and attracts visitors from New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.
A 36-minute drive away from Montague. This is a very popular tourist hiking trail destination in New Jersey, if you’re up for an exciting adventure we recommend you try and experience Stairway to Heaven! The trail begins at the parking lot of the Sunrise Mountain Wildlife Management Area and it leads to the summit of Sunrise Mountain, which offers panoramic views of the surrounding areas. Along the way, hikers will encounter steep inclines, rocky terrain, and a series of switchbacks. The trail is roughly 2.5 miles in length, with an elevation gain of about 1,300 feet. The difficulty of the hike is considered to be moderate to hard depending on the condition of the trail.
Hiking the "Stairway to Heaven" is not just physically challenging but also rewarding, as the views from the top are spectacular. On a clear day, you can see the New York City skyline in the distance and the beautiful rolling hills of northwest New Jersey.
The Sterling Hill Mining Museum is a museum located in Ogdensburg, New Jersey, near Franklin. This historical mining museum is only 40-min drive away from our Montague vacation homes. It is situated on the site of the Sterling Hill zinc mine, which operated from the late 1700s to 1986. The museum offers tours of the mine, as well as exhibits and displays on the history of mining in the area and the geology of the region. Come take a 1/4-mile walking adventure into the fourth oldest mine in the country and the last working underground mine in New Jersey. See for yourself the one and only fluorescent Rainbow Tunnel, Museum of Fluorescence and the most amazing collection of fluorescent minerals anywhere on earth.
Skylands Park, also known as Skylands Stadium, is a baseball stadium located in Augusta, New Jersey and is 30-min away from our Montague vacation homes. It is home to the Sussex County Miners, a baseball team that plays in the independent Can-Am League. The stadium has a seating capacity of approximately 6,000 people, and it features several amenities, including a concession stand, picnic areas, and a playground for children. It was opened in 1994, which was built for the New Jersey Cardinals as their home field, before it changed its name to Skyland Stadium, it was also host to minor league baseball, football and soccer teams.
Lentini Farms located in Newton, NJ is a farm that provides a variety of fresh produce including fruits and vegetables, as well as plants and flowers. Only 40 minutes away from our vacation homes! The farm also hosts seasonal events such as pumpkin picking in the fall and Christmas tree cutting during the winter season. Their corn maze is a popular attraction for families and visitors of all ages, and can be a fun and challenging way to spend a fall day. In addition to the corn maze, Lentini Farms also offers other activities such as a petting zoo, pony rides, and a corn cannon.
Explore the breathtaking Buttermilk Falls, the highest waterfall in New Jersey, in just 45 min away from our Montague vacation homes, nestled in the Delaware Water Gap. Cascading 90 feet down the red shale face off the Kittatinny Ridge, this picturesque waterfall is conveniently located by the road. The National Park Service has created a developed viewing area with interpretive displays and a wooden walkway to the top. Take a steep trail on the left for an elevated perspective or venture past the falls to connect with the Appalachian Trail. Be sure to grab a trail map, especially if you plan to explore the many remote hiking trails in the Delaware Water Gap beyond the main trail at the falls.