Plenty of fun parks and attractions can be found close at hand to the luxury apartment complex
August is probably the least popular summer month. Fun holidays like the Fourth of July have passed, and most family vacations have already been taken. For children, the coming school year is looming large in their minds. Then there’s the fact that the dog days of summer are in full swing as the heat in August feels oppressive. Luckily for residents of Claremont Towers in Hillsborough, New Jersey, there are lots of fun places to visit in the state to wrest the last drop of summer fun from the season.
Those staying at Claremont Towers enjoy the convenience of living in Hillsborough, New Jersey. The township of 40,005 individuals lies close to Princeton and Rutgers Universities but is also a short train ride from both New York City and Philadelphia. (1) Many locals enjoy visiting Duke Farms, a massive property that has 1,000 acres that are open to the public to explore. (2) Some of the sights that can be seen include the Great Falls, a tiered waterfall that goes off four times a day; an outdoor sculpture gallery located in the ruins of the Hay Barn; and lots of trails for hiking, biking, and wildlife viewing.
Probably the most popular fun spot for residents of Claremont Towers at the beginning of August is the New Jersey State Fair, which runs from August 2nd through August 11th. (3) There are a slew of activities for the entire family to enjoy at the fair. There is a massive agricultural exhibition that includes daily rides on a hay wagon, an old-time farm kitchen and general store, a singing vegetable show, and a milking parlor. Young and old alike will enjoy the many carnival rides, not to mention playing the large variety of carnival games to hopefully score some prizes. The outdoor arena features tractor pulls, monster truck rides, a mud bog, an oxen pull, and a demolition derby.
Of course, many families in New Jersey look to beat the August heat by visiting a water park. One popular destination for those living at Claremont Towers is Sahara Sam’s Oasis, the largest indoor water park in the state. The park features multiple tube slides, a water-themed obstacle course, a toddler play area, a child’s playland designed like a tree village, indoor and outdoor leisure pools, an outdoor wave pool, and the state’s only indoor surfing simulator – the FlowRider. (4)
Another fun park is Land of Make Believe, which was designed to provide affordable fun for the entire family. There are tons of rides and attractions for young kids, including Santa’s Barn, Pirate’s Cove Wading Pool, Blackbeard’s Pirate Ship, and Candy Cane Forest. (5) The park also features an arcade and boardwalk games, and there are plenty of thrill rides like the Scream Machine 360, Sidewinder, Cannonball, Drop & Twist, and the classic Tilt-a-Whirl.
Cheryl Chambers of Claremont Towers notes, “August is typically a hectic month as families are getting ready for the new school year. However, that doesn’t mean that the fun of the summer season is over and done with. There are lots of great amusement and water parks found throughout New Jersey that provide countless hours of entertainment. I always make sure to attend the New Jersey State Fair every year. There are lots of great rides, and who doesn’t love carnival food? I always get a chuckle watching the pig races, and the demolition derby is something that shouldn’t be missed. I know a lot of our residents enjoy visiting the nearby water parks to beat the August heat. Fortunately, there are plenty of water parks to choose from that offer services to both the young and old, such as Reef Runner, Big Bambu, CoCo Key Water Resort, Six Flags Great Adventure, Blue Lagoon, Discovery Bay, and Bada Bing, Bada Bang, Bada Boom. Sahara Sam’s Oasis is another great location, and many families love that most of the park is located indoors. Personally, I love the fact that Sahara Sam’s Oasis offers regular events designed specifically for those with special needs.” (6)
6) Quote from Cheryl Chambers of Claremont Towers