Top 10 Things to do in Washington, United States

November 18, 2017 Alice Mieles

Washington is a borough in Warren County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 6,461, reflecting a decline of 251 (-3.7%) from the 6,712 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 238 (+3.7%) from the 6,474 counted in the 1990 Census. The borough is located in the eastern most region of the Lehigh Valley.
Restaurants in Washington

1. Land of Make Believe & Pirate's Cove

354 Great Meadows Road - Rt. 611, Hope, NJ 07844 +1 908-459-9000
Excellent
39%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
5%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 343 reviews

Land of Make Believe & Pirate's Cove

Reviewed By Dan A - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania

Today I visited this attraction for the first time in about 23 years. And I must say it was a very pleasant trip down memory road. We planned a day trip to the land of make believe located in hope New Jersey not far from the Pennsylvania border. Right away I started to remember my times at this amusement park.
Right from the start they provide free parking. They also allow you to bring your own food into the park to a designated picnic area which saves you a ton on food costs. We visited on a hot Sunday so the park was very busy. Even though this was the case we were able to get the entire family on rides right away. We arrived at 10am and before noon the kids had been on about 8 different rides multiple times.
There is also a petting area with sheep, bunnies and turkeys. We ate our home made lunches and then arrived at the gem of the park.. pirates cove. With many exciting water slides, a giant pirate ship and an unlimited time lazy river, this is where we spent most of our time. (Yes. Unlimited time. You can go around the lazy river uninterrupted from open to close if you want.)
Even with the park being "very busy" as said by an employee. It only took minutes to get on slides or other attractions. With almost continuous access to rides. I would recommend this park to anyone. Extremely family friendly.
One drawback is the staff is mostly very young and inexperienced. They are friendly but maybe some more training would help. Other then that we all had a great time.

2. Hunterdon Hills Playhouse

88 Route 173 West, Hampton, NJ 08827-4004 +1 800-447-7313
Excellent
55%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 79 reviews

Hunterdon Hills Playhouse

Reviewed By GPIZ - Kintnersville, Pennsylvania

My daughter and I attended dinner and a show at 2:30. We both had the prime rib and weren't disappointed,it was tender and cooked to perfection. You receive a generous amount of food and it was all delicious.The dessert buffet was sooooo tasty...yum! There isn't...MoreWe are happy to hear you and your daughter enjoyed your visit to Hunterdon Hills Playhouse! Thank you for this wonderful review, and we hope to see you back for another visit soon.

3. Red Mill Museum Village

56 Main St, Clinton, NJ 08809-1328 +1 908-735-4101
Excellent
54%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 82 reviews

Red Mill Museum Village

Reviewed By giftedelaine - Bridgewater NJ USA

You've seen this museum before since it is one of the most photographed locations in all of New Jersey. Great museum with a whole historical village behind it. Four stories to explore in the museum itself and then a great WWI exhibit in the administrative building and then some other structures: school house, log cabin, stone sorter, storage barn, quarry office and more. We had a great day! Visited museum for half a day...walked into town for lunch..and came back to explore the rest. Staff friendly. Will be closed for 2 weeks at end of September to ready the site for a Halloween Spooky Event. Great venue for weddings. Just went there for one a week ago, and the setting was just beautiful.

4. Merril Creek Reservoir

Washington, NJ 07882-3712 +1 908-454-1213
Excellent
93%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 14 reviews

Merril Creek Reservoir

Reviewed By JeffinNJ - Bridgewater, New Jersey

Our family has made a traditional circuit hike around Merrill Creek for many years in the winter time. The quiet serenity and natural beauty of this place captivates the soul, and we so appreciate the lack of annoying signs/warnings/etc. that spoil other natural preserves. Staff are great, too.

5. Jacks Barn

Route 31, Oxford, NJ
Excellent
84%
Good
8%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 46 reviews

Jacks Barn

Reviewed By jam4657 - Oxford, New Jersey

I only need to say: read the contract very careful, there are many hidden cost, like 1)you need to pay for renting heaters or AC, extra $ about $400, 2)need to buy one million $ insurance.3) deposit runs at $400 plus and may not get it back if place is not left clean.4) the Barn force you to use catering places of they choice.5) the Guy Darrel is very unprofessional, get involved with guest and catering people, he even told the catering staff to stop serving food because was getting late.6) you need to do all work and decoration yourself and removed them when done.7) you also will pay extra for using the Ark for the stage ceremony.8)All extras like music flowers decoration is all on you the Barn only provide the the structure, for 100 guest the cost would be probably over $35.000.9) stay away if you don't like to be embarrassed with your guests.10) not recommended, too much work and doesn't pay for the money.

6. Columbia Trail

79 Main St, High Bridge, NJ 08829-1902
Excellent
89%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 45 reviews

Columbia Trail

Reviewed By scott t - Glen Gardner, New Jersey

It can be hit as heck everywhere else but the trail with overhanging trees and leaves creates a nice cool trail to walk, jog or bike ride along. Added benefit is all the little gnome homes that people have left as well as geocaching. Beautiful area to walk along and a great view and story if you make it to the bridge where the train derailed. There are other plaques along the way that have bits of history.

Parking i use is in high bridge directly across from entrance. It can get crowded as it's a popular place to be

7. Well-Sweep Herb Farm

205 Mount Bethel Rd, Port Murray, NJ 07865-4147 +1 908-852-5390
Excellent
84%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
16%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 6 reviews

Well-Sweep Herb Farm

Reviewed By Summer10TravellingMo - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

In central NJ, just a short drive from Bethlehem PA, there's a little slice of paradise for gardeners, cooks and everyone in between. This is a multi-generational labor of love, gardening, and culinary wisdom, by serious candidates for The Nicest People on the Planet. Just strolling the gardens is enough for some folks, but then, ooh! ahh! herbs, spices, and fruit trees unavailable anywhere else. You will swoon with the breadth of their selection. From Buddha's Hand Citrus trees to Zaatar and just about everything in between. You want mint, did you say? Could you be more specific? Apple, Pineapple, Chocolate, Pepper, Lemon..Thinking about a fruit tree perhaps? Moro blood oranges! Three colors of figs! Tamarind! Pomegranate! Something hurts? Hundreds, HUNDREDS of medicinal herbs. Even if you are not gaga about gardening something here will catch you and make you take it home and grow it. I even took a taciturn teenager here (with the promise of something else later in the day to make it up to him) and he was nabbed by a sensitive plant that closed when you touched it and a chocolate-scented plant. They've also got herb-related workshops, though I haven't experienced those myself. Pure love with roots and stems, don't miss it.

8. In Flight Balloon Adventures

1045 Rt. 173 West, Asbury, NJ 08802
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 3 reviews

In Flight Balloon Adventures

Reviewed By Marilyn T - Middletown, New York

To help celebrate my husband's 50th birthday we decided to take a balloon ride over the beautiful foliage of western New Jersey. I spoke to Tom Baldwin (owner) about a month before to set up the October date. He was very clear in the fact that we needed to call the night before and the morning of because weather plays a huge part on how successful the ride will be. Luckily for us it was a gorgeous morning. We arrived by 6:45 a.m. There were three balloons being launched. Two with single couples and one with my small group of four people. Once the balloons were filled (which took about 15 minutes) we were up and flying. I was so focused on taking pictures of the balloon next to me I didn't even realize we had left the ground...that's how smooth the ride went.

I won't go into details of the beauty of the land or the sight of the sun rising over the mountains, just know you will NOT be disappointed by the view. This company flies all year and the sights change with each season. The professionalism of the team was impressive. I never knew that to fly a balloon one needs a pilot's license. We knew we were in good hands. Our descent was as effortless as our take off. The adventure comes in as to the exact place to land...it is different every ride. We coasted over a corn field and sat down upon a deserted road. Brian, our ground crew, was there within minutes. Back at our starting place we enjoyed champaign and baked goods. We shared our experiences together with the other couples and phone numbers to send pictures.

If you were ever thinking of taking a balloon ride I would highly recommend Tom's team. They are experts at what they do, therefore, all you need to do is enjoy the ride!

9. Voorhees State Park

High Bridge-Califon Road, Glen Gardner, NJ 08826 +1 908-638-6969
Excellent
50%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

Voorhees State Park

Reviewed By MitchPhyllis65 - Morristown, New Jersey

This woodland State Park offers a variety of hiking trails, picnic areas with grills, reserved campsites, and even has an observatory that was built by the NJ Astronomical Association. There are several entrances to this park from 513. We drove through the park today and made a few stops to walk the trails with the dog.

10. Four Sisters Winery at Matarazzo Farms

783 North Bridgeville Rd, Belvidere, NJ +1 908-475-3671
Excellent
42%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
14%
Terrible
15%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 64 reviews

Four Sisters Winery at Matarazzo Farms

Tour the grounds and participate in wine-tasting at this picturesque winery that sits nestled in a scenic valley surrounded by rolling hills and fields.

Reviewed By JoeSchwartz - National Park, New Jersey

A very nice winery in Belevidere, NJ My wife and I visited on a cold Friday in March. They have excellent wines. Their tasting room is being renovated. When the weather gets nice they have a large deck outside and music on weekends.

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