Make a day of outdoor fun in Hunterdon with this list of activities! Go on a hot air balloon ride, horseback ride,  or motivate yourself to go on a hike. Enjoy the early fall weather outside while you can and check some of Hunterdon’s activities off your bucket list!

Your Guide to Hiking and Biking in Hunterdon

Whether you’re a beginner, dabble in hiking or biking, or are an expert, there are trails for you in your county. Let us lay it out for you based on skill level and popular trails so you can pick which adventure is best for you!

Beginner Friendly

Washington Crossing State Park Loop

The Washington Crossing State Park Loop is the perfect spot for an easy walk around the historic park named after George Washington and his historical crossing of the Delaware River on Christmas morning. The park is a 3.3-mile loop trail that typically takes about an hour and 15 minutes to complete. Stroll along for unobstructed views of the Delaware River and the fresh fall air.

Omick Woods Loop

This easy 1.5-mile loop in Ringoes is a perfect starter for anyone easing into hiking or just wanting to take walk or bike ride in nature. The loop takes about 32 minutes to complete and is a popular spot for hikers and bikers who come to New Jersey.

Musconetcong Gorge Preserve

For a more moderate hike try Musconetcong’s 3-mile loop near Bloomsbury, New Jersey. It takes about an hour and 33 minutes to complete. Besides hiking and biking, this is a popular spot for bird watching and dog walking! Bring your family, friends, and furry friend to explore this preserve with you on a nice sunny fall day.

For the View

Goat Hill Overlook

A beginner but looking for something beyond a typical park? This trail in Lambertville is for you! Take either the 1.0-mile or 2.4-mile trailhead for an incredible view over the Delaware River, Lambertville, and New Hope! This is the perfect hike or bike trail that is manageable but brings a great view at the end to enjoy with a picnic. Looking to go into town after for a meal? Check out our Local Flavor Guide for restaurant recommendations!

Cushetunk Trail

For a moderate to challenging hike or bike ride, try Cushetunk’s 12-mile loop trail that takes about 5 hours and 20 minutes to complete. Also, look out for people birding, camping, fishing, and more! Your furry friends are also welcome on the trail while on a leash. Throughout the trail, take in the incredible views of the Round Valley Reservoir while surrounded by lots of greenery.

Cushetunk Trail

Photo Credit: All Trails

For the Dare Devils

Garden State Skydiving

70 Airport Rd, Pittstown, NJ 08867


Calling all adrenaline junkies! There is nothing like being outdoors falling through the sky at 120 miles per hour. Sign up for tandem skydiving to enjoy the 20-minute plane ride up into the sky and free falling down to the Earth, exceeding a thrill not found on any rollercoaster. Take on the dare with friends or family and purchase the photo and video package to remember the event forever!

Skydiving Groups Ready to Take to the Sky!

Photo Credit: Garden State Skydiving

Horseback Riding

Silver Bit & Spur Farm

631 County Rd 523, Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889

(908) 310-1384

Have any equestrian goals to accomplish? Or a simple desire to go on a quiet trail tour on a horse? Venture to Silver Bit and Spur Farm to learn from the best, as a family-owned business that has been operated by 3 generations. They offer riding lessons and programs for children and adults of all levels across their multiple arenas, and 40 acres of trails. Call today to book your lesson!

A Rider with her Horse

Photo Credit: Silver Bit & Spur Farm

Ride Cloud 9

Balloons Over Clinton

48 Sky Manor Rd, Pittstown


Fly high in the sky in a hot air balloon! No balloon ride is the same, letting the wind take you where it does over the countryside. Celebrate a birthday, holiday, or say yes to an engagement balloon ride! Call today to learn more about where the skies could take you this fall season.

Sights from up in the sky!

Photo Credit: Balloons Over Clinton

Totally Tubular!

Big Bear Gear River Tubing Center

Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park Trail, Frenchtown, NJ 08825


Open only Saturdays of September, Big Bear Gear is the place to tube or kayak the Delaware River. Our 2022 Happening List winner for a sports good store also has all of the outdoor gear you need from hiking shoes to all the essentials needed for camping. Help them help you be prepared for a fall spent outdoors! Visit their website for more information on their tubing experience and kayak rentals.

A Day Full of Tubing on the River

Photo Credit: Big Bear Gear River Tubing Center

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