By Liz Johnson

If you’re finding that summer is coming to a close and you haven’t had a chance to get away, consider becoming a tourist in your own back yard. Hunterdon County is a treasure to be explored. Here are a few ways to go about it:

Take a Walking Tour

Lambertville, Frenchtown, Califon and Clinton all have walking tours, some of which are self-guided. Or have Hunterdon Happening List Winner Sister Cities Tours in Lambertville create a tour for you based on your interests.

Wine-Tasting Tour

Hunterdon County is home to four wineries which exemplify why the county is being called the Napa Valley of New Jersey. Each offers daily tastings, along with entertainment, fun gifts and food. Click here for more information.

Museum Tour

Hunterdon County is host to 16 museums that vary from arts to living history. Click here for a complete list along with descriptions so you can start planning your day.

Parks Tour

If you’re looking to spend time outdoors in lush, breathtaking settings, then a tour of Hunterdon County’s parks is for you. Whether you use the county’s recently created hiking and biking trail maps to create your own tour or choose to take part in ones run by the park systems – such as a bird watching tour, a waterway tour, a flora and fauna tour or a photography tour – there are plenty of ways to spend the day. Visit this link for more information.

Farm Tour

Farms still abound in Hunterdon, with many offering pick-your-own fruits and vegetables. Some, such as Hunterdon Happening List Winner Schaefer Farms outside Flemington, also offer entertainment. Here is a list of farms worth checking out.

Create Your Own Pub Crawl

Make a list of a half-dozen taverns you’d like to visit in the county. If you don’t know where to begin, check out Hunterdon Happening List Winners for Best Beer Bar, Brewery, Margarita, Martini or Specialty Cocktail.

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