Get a Cool Treat Together
Jimmy’s Ice Cream (Milford) – Hunterdon Happening Winner for Best Ice Cream
This popular stand offers takeout food and drive up service. Lines get long, particularly after local sporting events, but it’s worth the wait.
Scoops on Wheels (Whitehouse Station) – Hunterdon Happening Finalist for Best Ice Cream
Forget the days of the ice cream truck driving down your street. This venture will deliver your order right to your door. Orders must be placed by noon the day before delivery. It’s specializing in pints as gifts for dad.
Gronsky’s Milk House (High Bridge) – Hunterdon Happening Finalist for Best Ice Cream
Currently offering takeout only, this eatery serves breakfast and lunch on weekends only, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Owowcow Creamery (Lambertville) – Hunterdon Happening List Finalist for Best Ice Cream
Everything produced by the ice cream store is made from scratch using local organic and natural ingredients.
Spend a Day on the Greens
Oak Hill Golf Club (Milford) – Hunterdon Happening List Winner for Best Golf Course
A membership-only club that has no upfront initiation fee, it offers clubhouse facilities and a challenging course.
Pine Creek Miniature Golf (Ringoes) – Happening List Finalist for Best Golf Course
Featuring two award-winning miniature golf courses with par 4s, this popular course is perfect for a memorable family outing.
High Bridge Hills Golf Course (High Bridge) – Hunterdon Happening List Finalist for Best Golf Course
A par-71 course that overlooks the Spruce Run River with pro-shop and bar offering light fare.
Take a Hike
Sourland Mountain Nature Preserve (Hillsborough) – Hunterdon Happening Winner for Best Outdoor Recreation
Spend the day with dad hiking or biking the 5-plus mile Ridge Trail, a solid loop of interesting rock and coulder formations.
Cold Brook Reserve (Oldwick) – Hunterdon Happening Finalist for Best Outdoor Recreation
Hike farm roads and field edges, mountain bike or traverse on horseback this 180-acre park that was once a peach and apple orchard and dairy farm.
Hoffman Park Trail (Hampton) – Hunterdon Happening Finalist for Best Outdoor Recreation
Grab a pair of binoculars and go out for a bird watching hike with dad at this park which features a lake and 2.3 mile trail loop. Or grab a rod and while away the day fishing.
And here are some more ideas …
- Breakfast in bed. (This isn’t just for Moms!)
- Have a picnic in your backyard.
- Have the kids make a special Father’s Day craft. (Pinterest is FULL of ideas!)
- If you’re still social distancing from Dads/Grandpops, set up a video chat date.
- The day before, secretly give everyone in the house small pieces of paper or sticky notes. Ask them to write down things they love about Dad. Before he wakes up on Father’s Day, display them in a place that’s prominent in the house.
- Chalk the walk! Get creative with special Father’s Day chalk drawings or messages. (This is a great one if you live near your dad, but you’re keeping a safe distance.)
- Plan a scavenger hunt that will take Dad around the house before he finds his gift. Here’s a link to a free printable for one from the website thedatingdivas.com.
- Do a puzzle or play a game as a family.
- Watch a movie – either one of Dad’s favorites or something he’s been wanting to see. Or you could even go with the Dad theme and pick a movie that celebrates the lengths Dads will go for their kids. (Think Mrs. Doubtfire, Finding Nemo, Father of the Bride, Mr. Mom, Daddy’s Home, etc.) This could also be an activity to do from afar if you make use of a tool like the new Netflix Party extension on Google Chrome.