Area Attractions

There's Much to Experience Around Panther Lake

Area Attractions

There's Much to Experience Around Lake James!

Kittatinny Valley State Park

More than 5,600 acres of glacial lakes, limestone outcroppings, fantastic scenery, a restored 19th-century village, former railroads turned into trails, and even a small airport. Lake Aeroflex (at 110 feet deep, the deepest glacial lake in New Jersey) and Gardner’s Pond form part of the headwaters of the Pequest River and are excellent for fishing and boating. Share the park with a variety of wildlife such as whitetail deer, wild turkey, a variety of songbirds, beaver, muskrats, and squirrels.

Hunting, hiking, mountain biking, birding, and horseback riding are popular activities. The four lakes offer fishing, boating, and kayaking opportunities. Over 100 nature programs, including geocaching, weekend hikes and bike trips, Junior Naturalist programs, and live animal shows, are offered year-round.


Space Farms Zoo & Museum

Space Farms Zoo & Museum is a 100 acre zoo and museum complex located in Wantage, NJ. Space Farms Zoo has over 500 live wild animals including lions, tigers, bears, leopards, jaguars, lemurs, buffalo, sheep, deer, goats, pigs, kangaroos, monkeys, llamas, hyenas, snakes and much more! Join us for a different learning adventure every visit.

The Space Farms Museum complex has 9 large museum buildings with over 50 antique cars, motorcycles, old horse drawn carriages and sleighs, antique dolls, one the largest private antique firearms collections, old farm machinery, Indian artifacts and much more. Step right up to American History and explore the Space Farms museum artifacts.


Skylands Stadium

Enjoy a day at Skylands Stadium, North Jersey's premier sports and entertainment venue. Skylands is a full-service venue for families to enjoy year round. Attend a Sussex County Miners' game, Christmas Light Show, Stunt Shows, Concerts and much more.

friar mountain

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Liberty Farm's Sussex County Sunflower Maze

Fun for the whole family.  Visit one of the largest sunflower mazes on the East coast. Make sure to bring your camera to photograph the over 1.5 million flowers. Liberty Farm's has been planting sunflowers for over 10 years.

Enjoy a kids scavenger hunt and take a bug safari tour.

sunflower patch

Sterling Mineral Mining Museum

Interested in mining...visit Sterling Hill Mining Museum for a family, fun-filled day. Take a two-hour tour through Zobel Hall Museum, the mine and Warren Museum of Fluorescence.

Sterling Mineral Mining Museum offers public, group or private tours. 

horseback riding

Four Sisters Winery

Four Sisters Winery sits nestled in a beautiful valley amidst the rolling fields and picturesque hills of Warren County, New Jersey. It is part of an agricultural tradition carried on by Matty Matarazzo on his 250-acre farm, which reflects his commitment to the land and its fruitfulness. Since 1981, Matty has been growing grapes and producing award-winning wines with ever increasing success.
grapes on vines

Land of Make Believe

The Land of Make Believe is a family amusement park and water park catering mostly to families and children under 13 years of age. Opened in 1954, it is in Hope Township, New Jersey.

Enjoy the civil war train (which loops around most of the park), the Pirate's Wading Pool, largest in America with life size Pirate Ship and the Pirates Escape & Pirates revenge dual racing slides, a junior sized roller coaster, a Tilt-A-Whirl, Drop & Twist, Tornado, and Scream Machine 360 ultimate upside down thrill ride.  

Linville Falls

Mountain Creek Waterpark

Fun in the sun? Visit Mountain Creek Waterpark to jump off the legendary Canyon Cliffs, explore the Colorado River or enjoy a day of relaxation floating in the wave pool. Summer fun is just an hour from NYC!

crayola experience in NJ

Milk Street Distillery

Sussex County's first distillery in over 70 years, located in the small town of Branchville, nestled in the rural northwest corner of New Jersey. Stop in for dinner, drinks and music.
Milk Street Disterlly

Wild West City

Wild West City opened its doors in the spring of 1957 creating an authentic western experience, a true model of Dodge City, Kansas in the 1800’s. Wild West City presents an interactive adventure bringing tales of the wild west to life through historical characters, dramatizations and demonstrations by period craftsmen.

Enjoy a getaway to the beautiful, scenic Skylands Region of Sussex County for folks who want to disconnect from the modern world and reawaken the spirit of the American West.

Wild West City, NJ