New Jersey February 21, 2018
The Hilltop Town In New Jersey That’s Surrounded By The Most Beautiful Scenery
There are so many lovely little towns in New Jersey and I recently discovered another. I’d heard the name in passing before but didn’t realize all it had to offer until now. Visitors will enjoy an abundance of nature, beautiful lake beach, and even a few businesses worth checking out. It’s also got a rich history! Read on to learn more…
Mine Hill is a town that many of us have driven through.
Pictured is Route 46, running through the town. It occupies about three square miles of land at an elevation of over 800 feet. You'll find it located near the more bustling towns of Dover and Rockaway, which offer more shops and restaurants...Mine Hill is more about nature.
First, you'll find Heddon Park.
This park straddles the border of Mine Hill, Dover, and Randolph. The 380-acre county park offers beautiful wooded trails, waterfalls, a lovely brook, boating on a 6-acre pond, ball fields and recreational facilities, and more! It's a great place to spend the day exploring.
Then, there's the Dickerson Mine Preserve...
With some of the richest sources of iron ore in the country, the Dickerson Mine supplied much of the iron ore used during the American Revolutionary War. Today, the land serves as a spectacular nature preserve. It is a popular spot for mountain biking and also offers 12 miles of hiking trails, snowshoeing, and scenic springs.
You'll also love the Mine Hill Beach!
Located on Sunset Lake, this beach is open to residents and non-residents alike. It offers pedal boats, a picnic area, snack bar, volley ball, horse shoes, swings, a pavilion, and outdoor shower area. Perfect on a warm day, both memberships and daily passes are available.
Though mostly residential, there are several fantastic businesses worth checking out.
Bender's Bagels on the Hill is a favorite breakfast spot. Bagels are made fresh daily, seven days a week. L&L Deli is a great spot to grab a sandwich and also serves as a liquor store. Last, but not least, NJ Bar & Grill is a place for families and friends alike to go out, have fun, and enjoy a good meal. You'll find a diverse menu offering everything from tacos to spring rolls and seafood to pizza - there's something for everyone. For added fun, enjoy events like trivia night!
Were you familiar with the charming little town of Mine Hill, New Jersey? Do you plan on checking it out now? For more New Jersey towns with spectacular scenery, check out