Mount Arlington in Morris County New Jersey is bestowed with one of the finest yacht clubs in the United States. The Lake Hopatcong Yacht Club is an example of the Adirondack style of architecture and relies heavily on the use of logs in its construction. It was established in 1905 and provides activities for the entire family. The program of the club involves an instructional sailing and racing program. From the exterior white facade is home to dark woodwork and architecturally-supreme interiors. The Saturday night functions during summer and spring are a highlight for its members.
The Morristow National Historic Park, encompasses three sites, and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The Ford Mansion was the winter quarters of George Washington, and adjacent to it is the museum open for tourists. The Fort Nonsense on the hilltop was the place of the signal fire, while the Jockey Hollow was the campsite of the Continental Army. Morristown was known as the military capital of the American Revolutionary War, the site is a testimony to the town's revered epithet.
This extraordinary structure, the Morris County Courthouse, was built in 1827 and has since been the hub of the judicial system. It features Greek Revival and Federal style of architecture and consists of two stories, a higher floor, chimneys and a domed cupola. This courthouse is on the National Register of Historic Places.
This theater first took refuge in the ruins of a paper mill in 1934. Its founders Antoinette Scudder and Frank Carrington staged the first production—The Kingdom of God in 1938. Over the years a lot of classics, modern plays and operettas have been experimented with at this playhouse. A non-profit professional theater, it is visited by more than 425,000 people a year. Anne Hathaway (a conservatory alumna) and other well-known talents—Liza Minelli and Patrick Swayze—have strutted their stuff at the Paper Mill. The legacy and tradition continues, so come be a part of it.
The New Jersey Botanical Garden is a beautiful landscape spread across an area of 96 acres (39 hectares). Built in 1922, it has many structures in itself that make it more beautiful. It is also known as Skylands, which is named after the manor that stands at the garden. Many small gardens that specifically belong to one type of plant species or trees adorn the landscape. The garden hosts many events to keep its visitors entertained. With so much greenery around, the place looks serene and enchanting.
Embrace your wild-side at New Jersey's top zoo - the Turtle Back. Affiliated to the Essex County Parks Department, don't miss the opportunity to get up close and personal with the exotic and breath-taking animal world. Gray kangaroos and kookaburras from Aussie-land, American alligators, penguins, red pandas, Himalayan leopards, Komodo dragons, stunning reptiles and marine life form part of the family of 800 that call this haven home. The globe-spanning ensemble comprises of 150 species, most rare and endangered, and justify Turtle Back's commitment to conserve wildlife and educate society on the same.
Rockaway Borough Historical Museum is housed in an ancient structure dating back to the early years of the 19th Century. The museum building was constructed by Morris County's noted citizen, Colonel Joseph Jackson. The museum uses modern technology and equipment to showcase the mansion's eventful past and the town's rich history. It is a part of the Rockaway Borough Public Library and houses some interesting exhibits which comprise objects, photographs, books, textiles and time-worn fittings used by the family members of Dr George Foster and Stephen Joseph Jackson.
Housed in a time-honored building dating back to the early years of the 19th Century, Rockaway Borough Public Library stocks up an exhaustive collection of informative, educative, leisure and cultural reading materials. The library building's construction was commissioned by Morris County's Iron King, Colonel Joseph Jackson, who built the edifice for his heir, Stephen Joseph Jackson. Video games, e-books, music Cds, DVDs and books are a part of the library's assemblage. It is also home to a parenting section features titles for expecting mothers, caretakers and families. It is also renowned as the venue where visitors get to explore the rare compilation of Allen Eaton Jenkins, a close aide of Dr. Foster who bought the historic property from the colonel's granddaughter.
Found close to the arterial Route 46 East in New Jersey's Parsippany, Veterans Memorial Park is a scenic spot for a fun days out. Covering an area of 17 acres (6.87 hectares), it is also home to an imposing commemorative statue dedicated to the martyrs of the Armed Forces. During summers, live concerts are held at the park's beautifully laid out garden and bandstand. Walkers will be delighted to find a thoughtfully-designed walking path inside the park. A simulated sports field, well-lit playground, BBQ as well as picnic areas make it an idyllic venue for a family outing.