Hunterdon County Economic Development

The 579 Trail in Hunterdon County offers so much fun for families who love to try new foods and activities and explore our beautiful state. From farmer’s markets to farms and wineries, there’s something for everyone in the fam to see and do, and now is the perfect time of year to check out some of the stops on the trail. Whether you’re looking for cheese tastings, fruit picking or unique activities like goat yoga the 579 Trail has it all.

  • Take a farm tour.  Gorgeous Goat Creamery in Stockton is educational and fun – Maria and Matt talk about the goats and about milking them and making cheese and other products.  It’s a very interactive for the whole family.  
  • Pick your own fruit.  It’s strawberry picking season! Stop by Phillips Farms for pick-your-own fruits including blueberries, peaches, raspberries, blackberries and much more throughout the season.
  • Visit a farmers market. Stop by the Stangl Factory on Saturdays for a variety of vendors and offerings. The Holland Township Farmer’s Market is another favorite.
  • Eat at a farm-to-table restaurant. Ironbound Farm offers lunch and dinner. They have hard cider and kid-friendly cider and are a fully operational  farm with a market and gourmet food options on the weekend.  Picnic tables available with reservation.
  • Get ice cream. Hun-Val Dairy owns and makes the ice cream at Red Barn Milk Company which is a delicious taste treat for the end of your day.

There’s never a dull moment on the 579 so get out there this season and explore!