New Jersey: Things To Do This Summer

Things to do, places to go in Mercer and Burlington County, New Jersey

One of New Jersey’s most popular summer destinations is the Jersey Shore–and rightly so. From Sandy Hook in the north to Cape May in the southern part of the state, the New Jersey shoreline covers approximately 217 miles of sun, sand, and surf. Both young and old flock to the Shore every season. However, New Jersey offers so much more to see and do during the summer, specifically in our Visiting Angels NJ home territory of Mercer and Burlington Counties. Our two counties boast parks, water fun, theater, and historical sites. While the weather’s still nice, why not plan a summer outing or two with the seniors in your life?

Mercer County Highlights

  • Terhune Orchards in Princeton, NJ. Pick your own peaches, blueberries, blackberries…or go to the farm market where the fruit has been picked for you! Also featuring a winery and farm store.
  • Hopewell Living History Farm in Hopewell, NJ. Travel back in time to the early 1900s and experience life on a working farm.
  • The Trenton Thunder baseball team in Trenton, NJ. Take someone out to a Trenton Thunder ballgame at the Arm & Hammer stadium!
  • Morven Museum and Garden in Princeton, NJ. Visit the former NJ governor’s mansion—a national historic landmark—along with its gardens.
  • Historic Lambertville, NJ. Antiques, eclectic shops, bed & breakfasts, restaurants. Cross the bridge into New Hope, PA for more shopping and restaurants.
  • Washington Crossing Historic Park in Titusville, NJ. See where Washington made his famous crossing of the Delaware River. The park also features trails and wildlife habitat.
  • Princeton University Art Museum in Princeton, NJ. Free admission to see paintings, sculptures, and drawings.

Visit the Mercer County website for a larger list of attractions.

Burlington County Highlights

  • Bass River State Forrest in Tuckerton, NJ. Features Lake Absegami, where you can enjoy swimming, boating and canoeing, as well as nature walks, picnicking, and fishing.
  • Burlington County Footlighters in Cinnaminson, NJ. This volunteer community theater offers shows and workshops.
  • Columbus Farmers Market in Columbus, NJ. Visit the largest flea market in the Delaware Valley with both indoor and outdoor market items.
  • Palmyra Cove Nature Park in Palmyra, NJ. Explore nature—flora, fauna, wetlands, birds—at this 250-acre nature park along the Delaware River.
  • Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge in Medford, NJ. Learn about New Jersey’s wildlife in their natural habitat.
  • Laurel Acres Park in Mt. Laurel, NJ. Neighborhood park with walking/biking paths with picnic tables.

*Note: Visiting Angels does not endorse any particular location or venue; for informational purposes only.