Here’s Where To Go For Pumpkin Picking Near Your Rivington Apartment

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With October in full force, it’s time to start decorating for Halloween which is just around the corner – and there’s no better way to revamp your Rivington apartment for the holiday than with a hand-picked and hand-carved pumpkin.

Here in Hoboken, there are tons of pumpkin patches located throughout the region that make for a great weekend trip for the whole family, equipped with pumpkin picking, hay rides, petting zoos, corn mazes and more. Read on to find out where the best patches near your apartment are!

Melick’s Town Farm, located at 472 County Road 513, Califon which is about an hour from your Rivington apartment, has 200 acres of produce picking, including pumpkin picking, which is always extremely popular here in the fall.

They offer free tractor wagon rides on the weekends. Be sure also to check out their Cider Mill for fresh apple cider. Plus, their farm market has seasonal fruit and vegetables, plants, jams, baked goods, fall decorations and a variety of country store favorites.

Terhune Orchards, located at 330 Cold Soil Rd, Princeton which is about an hour from your Rivington apartment, is a family favorite due to their Fall Family Fun Weekends in which they offer apple picking, pumpkin picking, wine tasting and more.

Pick your own pumpkins from the five acre patch here and don’t forget to grab some of the delicious fall food including BBQ chicken, pork sandwiches, homemade salads, cider donuts and much more.

 

Melick’s Town Farm

472 County Road 513, Califon, NJ 07830

(908) 832-2905

 

Terhune Orchards

330 Cold Soil Rd, Princeton, NJ 08540

(609) 924-2310

 

Go For a Ride in a Hot Air Balloon Near Your Rivington Apartment

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With the leaves changing colors in the New Jersey countryside to beautiful shades of red, orange and yellow, there’s no better time than now to see it from a hot air balloon, where you can float peacefully over the hills.

Here in Hoboken, there are plenty of places nearby to take off from a hot air balloon, a ‘bucket list’ item that everyone should try once in their life. This weekend, take the family and visit one of these hot air ballooning establishments to see the world from a whole new angle!

Hunterdon Ballooning, located at 111 Locktown Flemington Rd, Flemington which is about an hour and 15 minutes from your Rivington apartment, has served hot air balloon passengers, as well as ballooning enthusiasts, for nearly 30 years.

Flying in a hot air balloon over Hunterdon and Warren counties will offer you some of the most spectacular sights anywhere.  You will have the opportunity to see some of the most beautiful and scenic areas combining rural farms with towns, villages and residential communities.

Dancing on Air, located at 70 Plum Brook Rd, Flemington which is about an hour and 15 minutes from your Rivington apartment, has been in business since 1990 offering hot-air balloon rides, corporate promotions, group events, balloon sales, and flight instruction.

 

Hunterdon Ballooning

111 Locktown Flemington Rd, Flemington, NJ 08822

(908) 788-5415

hunterdonballooning.com

 

 

Dancing on Air

70 Plum Brook Rd, Flemington, NJ 08822

(908) 237-9993

hot-air-ride.com

Check Out These Wineries Near Your Rivington Apartment

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Even though summer is on its way out, there’s still plenty of warm weather to be enjoyed before autumn is in full spring and the leaves begin falling. Cool breeze or not, one fun activity that’s perfect for taking advantage of the sunshine is visiting a local winery, where you can peruse vineyards, try local wines and take home a bottle for your Rivington apartment guests.

Here in Hoboken, there are plenty of beautiful wineries in neighboring towns that have wines for every palette, whether you prefer a strong Cabernet or a crisp Chardonnay. Read on to find out where you can hang this weekend and mix up your usual bar or restaurant hangout.

Fox Hollow Vineyards, located at 939 Holmdel Rd, Holmdel which is about an hour from your Rivington apartment, is located on 94 acres and is owned and operated by the Casola Family, sixth generation farmers who decided to diversify into vineyards and wine making for future generations.

Fox Hollow Vineyards prides themselves on the cultivation of premium grapes – all of the grapes at the winery are hand tended and harvested, then skillfully crafted into fine wines that can all be sampled and purchased at the winery.

 

Four JGs Orchards and Vineyards, located at 127 Hillsdale Rd, Colts Neck which is about an hour from your Rivington apartment,is named after the four founding family members of the winery of the Giunco family, who have farmed in Monmouth County for over 60 years.

Founded in 1999, Four JG’s Orchards and Vineyards is located on a farm with barns and houses that date back to the early 1700’s. Try some of their wines such as the Chambourcin Riserva which has brought home tons of gold medals from wine competitions.

 

Fox Hollow Vineyards

939 Holmdel Rd, Holmdel, NJ 07733

(732) 772-0330

foxhollowvineyards.com

 

Four JG’s Orchards and Vineyards

127 Hillsdale Rd, Colts Neck, NJ 07722

(908) 930-8066

4jgswinery.com

Visit These Theme Parks Near Your Rivington Apartment

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With the weather finally nice and hot, those with a thrill-seeking attitude are starting to head to local theme parks for some weekend screams and roller coasters alongside friends and family. There are always new rides to check out and fried food favorites to enjoy!

Here in Hoboken, we are surrounded by amazing theme parks that make for a fun weekend getaway and ideal summer destination. If you love to get your adrenaline pumping, head to one of these parks this coming weekend and enjoy the beautiful summer weather!

Bowcraft Amusement Park, located at 2545 US-22, Scotch Plains which is about 20 miles from your Rivington apartment, is an intimate amusement park that caters to families as it contains 21 rides appropriate for both children and adults.

Some of the rides include the Drop Zone, Super Slide, Speedway, Swinger, Barnstormer, Train Express, Tilt-a-Whirl, bumper cars, Galleon Pirate Ship, Muzik Express, Crossbow Roller Coaster, Paratrooper and much more.

Field Station: Dinosaurs, located at 40 Fort Lee Rd, Leonia which is eleven miles from your Rivington apartment, is a world-class family attraction that combines cutting-edge science with the creative minds of great artists and teachers to create a one-of-kind experience that’s thrilling, educational and fun.

Over thirty life-sized, realistic dinosaurs come to life thanks to the brilliant engineering of the world’s leading roboticists and the imagination of local artists. The story of the dinosaurs is vividly presented on twenty acres of wild, unpredictable woods, mysterious pathways, and mountain trails.

 

Bowcraft Amusement Park

2545 US-22, Scotch Plains NJ 07076

(908) 389-1234

bowcraft.com

 

 

Field Station: Dinosaurs

40 Fort Lee Rd, Leonia NJ 07605

(855) 999-9010

fieldstationdinosaurs.com

 

Summer Beaches Around The Rivington

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With the sweltering hot weather settling in, nothing compares to a nice dip in cool water. If you are looking for a day trip or something beyond your usual beach spot, there are several beaches around the New Jersey and New York area not too far from us here at The Rivington! Take a look at this beach guide and see where you can adventure too for some sand and sun this summer.

 

Jones Beach: With over 6 miles of sand to enjoy, Jones Beach is one of the most popular for New York residents over the summer. Bring a beach towel, chairs, volleyball and pack a cooler of food and drinks for a day of fun. Robert Moses is another option, which is about twenty minutes further out on the island at the end of Jones Beach. If you don’t have a car and are looking for public transportation options, take the Path into NYC and the LIRR to Freeport and hop on one of the shuttle busses that will take you right to the water! For transportation options and driving directions take a look at their website!

 

Sea Bright: About an hour away from Hoboken, this local beach is a nice spot if you are not up to a far drive out to Cape May or LBI. They are open Monday through Friday and host special events throughout the summer. They also have a farmers market where you can do some shopping if you need a break from the sun. You can visit their main website to learn about all of their amenities!

 

Belmar: Just over an hour from The Rivington in Monmouth County, Belmar Beach is another great spot if you are looking for a day trip this summer. With almost a mile and a half of beach to enjoy they offer umbrellas and chairs, concession stands, cell phone stations as well as water stations and much more so guests can enjoy a day of sand and sun!

 

For more local beaches, check out the following articles!

11 Best Beaches Around NYC Coney Island Beach

The 20 Best Beaches in NJ

NYC Beaches

Long Beach