Exploring NJ Downtowns: Clinton

Clinton is the sort of downtown that’s great any time of year, but what really puts in on the map is its transformation into a holiday town once Thanksgiving is over. As one local told me, “It’s without a doubt the craziest time of year.” I heard that as: Get here early if you want to find parking.

The Red Mill Museum Village is a great attraction during the spring and fall, but during the winter is when it really takes shape as a Christmas village with local vendors, food trucks, and petting zoo transforming the grounds into a holiday destination. Worth noting: This “Dickens Days in Clinton” attraction is only available the weekend after Thanksgiving, and not throughout the entire month of December. However, the holiday decorations and downtown vibes will last throughout the month.

Small shops comprise the downtown area as a whole, all of which are small and proud local business owners. With a range of restaurants and coffee shops to choose from, the town is also home to the Hunterdon Art Museum, thrift shops, and pet store vendors.

Round Valley Reservoir and Cushetunk Mountain is there to satisfy the outdoorsy types looking for hikes, runs, or scenic photos, although you’ll probably want to table that for the warmer months.

The median sales price for a home in Clinton checked in at $349,900 according to the National Association of Realtors.

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