Mid Summer Fun – Ideas for Everyone

Sourland Mountain Preserve

If you are fit and want some excitement, go to the hiking and mountain bike trails. The Sourland Mountain Preserve is located on Sourland Mountain, in the Sourlands region of New Jersey. It is within Hillsborough Township and Montgomery Township of Somerset County. Wikipedia

Take the pups…they’re welcome and bring their leashes and poop-bags.

Trails are easy to follow. Lots of rocks…so you need to wear good shoes, take water, bug spray and sunscreen. Hiking sticks are always advised for balance.


Northlandz is a model railroad layout and museum located near Flemington, New Jersey, built by Bruce Williams Zaccagnino. The museum also features over 200 dolls from around the world, a 94-room dollhouse and a 2,000-pipe organ. Northlandz boasts hundreds of bridges and trains. Most of the rolling stock is old, and the engines are mainly manufactured by Model Power. The museum also has a narrow gauge railroad, which operates with replica stock. Wikipedia

This fun attraction features miniatures that kids just adore. Great for birthdays and there’s a 20% discount during the summer. They also have a full-sized train (1/3 scale) outside.  https://northlandz.com/

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Wine Tasting is such an enjoyable experience and the wines of our local area are really quite yummy. Grab a few friends and have an educational and sensory experience enjoying wine with your pals.

We’re a hands-on winery in Hillsborough, NJ, where Mark and Bill, award-winning wine makers, have one goal: to bring you the ultimate winemaking experience. Wine enthusiasts of all levels are guided through our 4-step process using professional, state-of-the-art equipment. You’ll handcraft your very own distinctive wine with grapes from the finest regions in California, Oregon, Washington, and South America, all known for their balanced climates and premium grape yields.

2 Ilene Court, Building 1, Suites 20 & 22, Hillsborough, NJ 08844


Go Ride A Bike at Duke Farms

Bikeshare starts April 1, 2021. As a reminder, Saturday visitors need to reserve a free entry pass here.

Our Bikeshare Program allows visitors to rent bicycles to explore the property to see areas they haven’t made it yet on foot and use pedal power. It is located about 3/4 of a mile from the Orientation Center inside the core property under a large tent. Bike rentals are $7 for two (2) hours for adults and $5 for riders under 18. Those who refuse to wear a helmet will not be allowed to rent a bike. We have 3 adult tricycles that can be reserved for visitors requesting accessible bike options. For a full rundown of the program, please visit the FAQs.

Bike rentals are seasonal and end on October 31, 2021. There are no bikes available during the winter, and the rental program does not run in inclement weather. The seasonal hours of operation are:

Tuesday 10 am to 4 pm
Wednesday 10 am to 4 pm
Thursday 10 am to 4 pm
Friday 10 am to 4 pm
Saturday 10 am to 4 pm


Bike Sizes Available:
Children’s bikes for ages 5-8
Youth bikes for ages 9-12
Adult bikes for ages 13+

How to Participate

  • Step 1: Locate the Duke Farms Bike Tent inside the core property and tell them that you’d like to borrow a bicycle.
  • Step 2: Present photo identification to the staff member and fill out an electronic liability waiver. You can fill it out in advance here.
  • Step 3: Review the program guidelines and complete your credit card or debit card transaction charge of $7 (adults) and $5 (under 18) for each ride. Each ride should be limited to a two-hour maximum.
  • Step 4: Grab a helmet and bicycle (required)! Off you go!

For more information please email dfbikeshare@dukefarms.org or call 908-243-3644. Thank you.

Bikeshare Program FAQs