Christmas in the Country Trail in Warren County, New Jersey
The Christmas in the Country Trail highlights 2 unique, family owned farms, within 4 miles of each other on scenic County Road 519. These farms are Four Sisters Winery at Matarazzo Farms which is celebrating over thirty years of wine production and Mackey’s Orchard which features mouth-watering baked goods.
When you are out in Warren County with your family cutting a Christmas tree, make it a day and explore some of the nearby places. New Jersey wines always make for a great holiday gift. We have several nearby wineries including Little Ridge Vineyards, Four Sisters Winery and Villa Milagro Vineyards. There are numerous antique shops in historic Hope, as well as in nearby towns like Harmony and Stewartsville.
Of course you will be stopping for a bite to eat. One place to consider is the famous Hot Dog Johnny’s on Route 46 heading East. You may also enjoy the Red Wolf Inn just south on Route 519 from the Christmas Tree Farm. Other nearby options are the Belvidere Diner and Luigi’s Rancho, all on Route 46.
If you want to explore the outdoors while in the area there are a few nearby parks, including Jenny Jump State Forest in Hope, where you will see interesting rock formations, including some of the oldest rocks in New Jersey. And while you will no doubt enjoy the view of the Delaware Water Gap from the top of our hill, you can also take a short half hour drive to explore the Gap.
Take an amazing ride on Old Mine Road, one of the first in the nation, built in 1659 by Dutch settlers to bring copper ore from the Pahaquarry Mines to Esopus (now Kingston, NY) on the Hudson River. The portion that runs along the Delaware River in New Jersey is largely undeveloped and one of the most scenic and rustic roads you can find – perfect for a leisurely drive.