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Valley Shepherd Creamery
50 Fairmo
Long Valley, NJ 07853
They have cheese making classes.
http://valleyshepherd.com  Birthday parties

Doyles Unami Farms
----------  Don't miss the Maze, all 12 acres. - Corn Field Maze  -- Large Round Hay Bale Maze (perfect for younger children), Hayride, Enjoy the Farm animals, Pet baby animals, Milk a dairy goat, Gather eggs from the henhouse, Visit a Native American Campsite, Play games and get your face painted at the Teepee.
Other Activities - Pony rides,  Pick your own fall harvest, Shop at our Wagon House Gift Shop, Old Fashioned Candy, Native American Toys, Maze T-Shirts, Cornstalks and Mums, Home Made Pies, Jams, Jellies and Honey, Pony Ride Tickets, and much more.

Howell Living History Farm
Titusville, NJ
----------  Check out the calendar of events, they offer a large amount of farm related programs.
The Amazing Maize Maze is a 4-acre cornfield full of fun ... where you are challenged to find your way out of a mind-boggling maze with the help of maps, clues, compasses and your wits. The maze is a perfect outing for families, scout groups, and others who love getting lost!
=== 2014 ===
Wheat Planting
Saturday, September 27
Corn Maze

Saturday, September 27
Corn Maze

Sunday, September 28
Corn Maze
Friday, October 03
Farmhouse Grand Opening
Saturday, October 04
Corn Maze

Saturday, October 04
Corn Maze

Sunday, October 05
Corn Maze

Friday, October 10

Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm
forecast for
Stroudsburg, PA
----------  See and touch baby farm animals.  Daily activities include: Old time games, hay jumping, pony rides, horse drawn wagon egg hatching etc. If you have young children, must visit. They also special events, offer day camp apprentice programs.   Quiet Valley is open June 20 to Labor Day.
Rt.80 west to Exit 304 onto Rt. 209. Right at Shafer's School House Road, left on Business Route 209. Follow signs (1 1/2 miles)

Readington River Bison Farm
Flemington, NJ
----------  New Jerseys only 250 acre Bison farm.
www.injersey.com/day/story/0,2379,251310,00.html -- www.colgate.edu/scene/july2000/buffalo.html

Rockport Pheasant Farm
Hackettstown, NJ
----------  The Rockport Pheasant Farm is a 492-acre facility operated by the N.J. Division of Fish and Wildlife. The facility produces more than 42,000 ring-necked pheasants each year for the sporting public..

Well-Sweep Herb Farm
205 Mount Bethel Rd
Port Murray, New Jersey, 07865
----------  They have one of the largest collections of herbs in the country.
==== 2014 =====
September 27, 2014
Pumpkin, Pumpkin, Pumpkin  at 11:00 am
October 11, 2014
Fall Harvest Celebration & Theat 6:00 pm
October 25, 2014
Soap Making at 1:00 pm
November 1, 2014
Christmas In The Country at 9:00 am

Farms, Villages, Gardens, Historic Sites


Dutch Neck Village
==== 2015 =====

Historic Cold Spring Village
720 Rt. 9
South Cape May, NJ 08204
----------  Check out the calendar of events.
www.hcsv.org Discount
=== 2014 === 
Pumpkin Festival October 18 - October 18
The Lower Township Rotary Club presents the 22nd Annual Pumpkin Festival. Fall family fun with craft and food vendors, face painting, pumpkin painting, hayrides, a haunted barn, games, activities and more. Free admission. Rain date: October 19th.
=== 2015 === 

Peddlers Village
Lahaska, PA
Bucks County
----------  An 18th-century style attraction featuring 75 quality specialty shops and restaurants, a 66-room luxury inn, year round festivals and craft competitions, plus an antique operating carousel, all set on 42 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds and winding brick pathways.

Redmill Village
Clinton, NJ
----------  Check out the calendar of events.

Smithville Village
Smithville, NJ
----------  Check out the calendar of events.
Car Cruise 
Next Date: Fri, Sep 26, 2014
Every other Friday from 5pm-8pm. See cars from a time gone by or bring your vintage ride to show. Free event and no registration fee for [...]

Italian Festival 
Next Date: Sat, Sep 27, 2014
More information [...]

OKTOBERFEST at Historic Smithville
Sat, Oct 04, 2014 & Sun, Oct 05, 2014
Next Date: Sat, Oct 04, 2014

Irish Festival
Sat, Oct 12, 2013 & Sun, Oct 13, 2013
Next Date: Sat, Oct 11, 2014
Smithville Irish Festival features over 50 vendors displaying their Irish crafts and retail items in either of our two marketplaces located throughout the grounds. Saturday [...]

Corvette Show 
Next Date: Sun, Oct 19, 2014
Rain date following Sunday. Click for the Corvette Show [...]

Costume Pet Parade 
Next Date: Sat, Oct 25, 2014
Dress up and strut your pet around the Village Greene

Zombie Walk 
Next Date: Sun, Oct 26, 2014
Sponsored by Underground (shoppe #92). Come stop by the Village and take part in [...]

Christmas Tree Light Show
Thu, Nov 27, 2014 & Tue, Jan 06, 2015
Next Date: Thu, Nov 27, 2014
Enjoy popular songs of the Holiday Season synchronized with a dazzling Christmas tree light show sure to get you in the Holiday spirit. Days and Times: Thursday, Friday, Saturday [...]

Thanksgiving Buffets 
Next Date: Thu, Nov 27, 2014
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your families from the Towne of Historic Smithville and the Village Greene. Enjoy a delicious and [...]

Girls Night Out 
Next Date: Thu, Dec 04, 2014
Avoid the mall rush and enjoy an ol' fashioned holiday shopping experience the way it was meant to be. Refreshements while you shoppe, extended shoppe hours and Happy Hour specials will be [...]

Hospitality Night 
Next Date: Sat, Dec 06, 2014

Breakfast with Santa 
Next Date: Sat, Dec 13, 2014
Price: $10.95 | ONE seating beginning at 9am. Reservations being accepted.

Merry Christmas from Historic Smithville 
Next Date: Thu, Dec 25, 2014
The Towne of Historic Smithville wishes you and your family a happy, joyous and healthy Christmas holiday! Shoppes and restaurants are closed while we celebrate with our famililes. Regular [...]

July 4th Parade 
Next Date: Sat, Jul 04, 2015
Put on your red, white and blue and come out to one of the largest July 4th parades in New Jersey. Parade starts 9am at Smitty's Shopping Center, marches down Smithville Blvd. ending at the [...]

Waterloo Village
www.waterloovillage.org -- Closed for a lack of funds.  May reopen in the future.

Wheaton Arts
Formerly Wheaton Village
, NJ
----------  If your interested in glass of any kind, this is the place to visit. The museum of American Glass has the largest of its kind in the United States.  This facility houses 7,000 objects.  Make you own glass paperweight.  Check their website for more details.
www.wheatonvillage.org  Print a discount ticket.. 

  Farms" Villages, Gardens, Historic Sites


 Calendar of Gardening Events in the Tri-State Region

Brookdale Park Rose Garden
Grove St. between Summit and Wildwood Ave
Upper Montclair, NJ

Cherry Blossoms
Branch Brook Park
Newark, NJ
----------  Largest display in the USA.
www.branchbrookpark.org -- Blooms around the beginning of April.

Duke Gardens
Somerville, NJ
----------  In 1964, Doris Duke completed one of her life's ambitions when she opened a splendidly enchanted acre of land on her expansive Somerville estate for public visitation.  Re-created under glass here are landscapes representing various 11 classic garden settings from around the world.

New Jersey Botanical Gardens
Ringwood, NJ
----------  They offer free concerts on some Friday nights.  Check out the video.
www.state.nj.us/travel/virtual/gardens/botanical.html  -- www.njbg.orgrg
This has a great set of trails for beginner bike riders. --   www.gorp.com/gorp/location/ny/we_nyc4.htm 

Leaming's Run Gardens and Colonial Farm
Swainton, NJ
----------  With more than 30 acres and 22 separate gardens of beautiful flowers, ferns, lawns and ponds, and a one-mile walk, Leaming's Run is the largest annual garden in the United States. It has been featured in Architectural Digest st and selected as one of the top twenty gardens in the East by Great Gardens of America.  In August, hundreds of Hummingbirds are attracted to Leaming's Run by the colorful flowers.
www.leamingsrun.com -- www.njsouth.com/leamingsrun.htm

Longwood Gardens
Route 1
Kennett Square, PA
----------  Longwood offers 1,050 acres (425 hectares) of gardens, woodlands, and meadows; 20 outdoor gardens; 20 Indoor gardens within 4 acres (1.6 hectares) of heated greenhouses; 11,000 different types of plants; spectacular fountains; extensive educational programs including horticultural career training and internships; and 800 horticultural and performing arts events each year, from flower shows, gardening demonstrations, courses, and children's programs to concerts, organ recitals, musical theatre, and fireworks displays.  Longwood is open every day of the year and attracts more than 900,000 visitors annually.

Presby Memorial Iris Gardens
474 Upper Mountain Ave
Upper Montclair, NJ
----------  Display garden of Irises only. Over 40,000 plants, over 200,000 blooms at peak.
Bloom season mid-May to early June.

Rutgers Gardens
New Brunswick, NJ

Farms, Villages, Gardens, Historic Sites


Edison National Historic Site
National Historical Park
211 Main Street
West Orange, NJ  07052
----------  For more than forty years, the laboratory created by Thomas Alva Edison had enormous impact on the lives of millions of people worldwide. Out of the West Orange laboratories came the motion picture camera, vastly improved phonographs, sound recordings, silent and sound movies and the nickel-iron alkaline electric storage battery.

Grover Cleveland Birthplace
207 Bloomfield Avenue
Caldwell, NJ
----------  22nd & 24th President of the United States.  Lots of artifacts on display and the admission is free.  Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Lyndhurst Estate
635 South Broadway
Tarrytown, NY 10591
914- 631-4481
Tour the house while your there.

Ringwood Manor -- Tour the house while your there.
Ringwood, NJ -- www.state.nj.us/dep/forestry/parks/ringwod.htm
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