Considering a move to Mercer County, New Jersey? Here are five fun activities you and your family can enjoy once you settle into your new home.
1. The Old Barracks Museum
If you’re a history buff, you’ll love this Revolutionary War museum. The Old Barracks serves as an educational center for Colonial and American history. It’s also the last remaining structure of its kind. The Old Barracks staff provides tours and interpretations of American colonial life. You’ll also find a museum of artifacts and weapons, as well as a gift shop.
2. The Herrontown Woods Arboretum
When you want to get lost in nature, head to the Herrontown Woods Arboretum in Princeton. Free to the public, there are over three miles of walking trails winding through this 142-acre property. According to the New Jersey Trails Association, “The woods are a diversified forest of oak, tulip, red maple, and sweetgum trees…There is also a beech grove, with flowering dogwoods in the understory, and a white pine grove near the parking lot.” You’ll find ample parking off Snowden Lane.
3. Roberts Stadium
Do you or your family love soccer? If a night of action-packed competition is what you want, the Princeton Tigers are sure to deliver. All regular season Princeton soccer games are free, but remember the stadium only has room for 2,356 spectators. Get your tickets early at the Princeton Athletics Ticket Office. They also have a Princeton Kid’s Club with special perks.
4. Assunpink Creek
Assunpink Creek is the best place to go in Mercer County for a day of fishing. Just 1.5 miles outside of Trenton, you’ll find plenty of shaded spots to cast your line. You can catch smallmouth bass, catfish, pumpkinseed sunfish, brown trout, largemouth bass, and brook trout. Just be sure to bring your fishing license.
Need a place for your kids to release all that energy? Check out BounceU in West Windsor. Playtime is soft with large inflatables. From slides and obstacle courses to massive bounce houses, your kids will have fun for hours. If a birthday is coming up, BounceU has plenty of birthday party options that will make you feel like a superstar parent.
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