Flemington – With new ghost tours, craft distilleries, a planned downtown revitalization, and now bustling Stangle Road, Hunterdon County Seat is becoming what it once was.
Flemington caught the attention of Travel + Leisure and was recently named one of New Jersey’s 12 best small towns. Westfield, Cranberry and Lambertville were also listed.
An internationally recognized travel resource cited Flemington’s wealth of historic sites, one-of-a-kind attractions, local shops and restaurants, and a busy calendar of events.
“We are thrilled to be recognized as New Jersey’s top small town. Flemington’s historic sites, beautiful architecture, exciting farm-to-table restaurants, energetic events and eclectic shops make it the perfect place to live. Our small town is our destination,” said Robin Lapidus, executive director of Flemington Community Partnerships (FCP), in a release.
“Visit the beautiful and historic Main Street and participate in the many seasonal events we have planned, dine at some great restaurants and attend many events during the construction of the Courthouse Square project this fall. Please support our business by visiting our workshops offered at our newest cultural attraction, Flemington DIY,” she continued.
Things to do:New Flemington Ghost Walk Reveals Union Hotel Ghost, Haunts Historic Courthouse
New additions:Flemington’s Skunktown Distillery is moving to a historic grain station on Stangle Road.
Flemington attractions referenced by Travel + Leisure include Northlands, Flemington Castle Museum, Gift Horse Candle Shop, Factory Fuel Coffee House, Lone Eagle Brewing, Teaberry’s Tea Room and Humudoo Ice Cream.
Travel + Leisure isn’t the only resource looking to Flemington. The district is being considered by lifestyle and entertainment brand Jerseys Best as a destination for 2023, according to a release.
More is coming to quaint downtown. Received $100,000 from the New Jersey Department of Economic Development’s Opportunity Zone Challenge Grant to help the community select desired improvements. According to the release, grants from the Neighborhood Preservation Project/New Jersey Department of Community Affairs will build $125,000 each year as an arts and culture district over his five years.
“The message is very clear,” Mayor Betsy Driver said in a release. “Flemington is a progressive and growing city that welcomes innovative businesses and investments.”
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