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Sussex County – Top 8 Activities

Best Things to Do in Sussex County NJ (Facebook photos)Sussex County is located in the northernmost part of New Jersey. With large swaths of rural or forested areas, Sussex County has plenty of outdoor activities for NJ families to enjoy. Listed below are the top things to do in Sussex County.


High Point State Park


Enjoy spectacular views more than 1,800 feet above sea level at High Point State Park in Sussex. There is something for everyone here including: mountain biking, bird watching, horseback riding, fishing, hiking, hunting, kayaking, camping, picnicking and even snowshoeing in the winter. Park entrance fee is $5 during the week and $10 on the weekends for NJ state residents. For more information contact (973) 875 – 4800 or click here.


Space Farms Zoo & Museum


Space Farms Zoo & Museum has educational fun for all ages. Roam the zoo and museum or enjoy more than 100 acres of peaceful countryside. Space Farms can be reached at (973) 875 – 5800. Admission is $10.50 for kids and $15 for adults.  For more information click here.


Kittatinny Valley State Park


Enjoy the great outdoors at Kittatinny Valley State Park in Andover. Popular activities include hunting, hiking, mountain biking, bird watching and horseback riding. Also, experience fishing, boating and kayaking in one of the park’s four glacial lakes. There is no entrance fee to the park. Fore more information call (973) 786 – 6445 or visit online.


Wild West City


Wild West City is a western heritage theme park recreating 1880s lifestyle that existed in Kansas. Located in Stanhope, Wild West City offers 22 different live action shows, along with miniature train rides, stagecoaches and pony rides. Guests can also browse the shops, museums and barnyard zoo or they can play miniature golf. Wild West City is only open during the summer months. General admission fee is $12.75 for children and $14.25 for adults. For more info contact (973) 347 – 8900 or click here.


Sterling Hill Mining Museum


Experience an underground tour of the world-famous mineral deposit in Ogdensburg. Kids of all ages will enjoy collecting rocks and fossils at the Rock and Fossil Discovery Centers. Admission is $8 for children and $10 for adults. For more info call (973) 209 – 7212 or visit online.


The Chatterbox Drive-in


The Chatterbox is a family-owned authentic ’50s and ’60s-style drive-in, located in Augusta. Simply pull in for car-hop service or head in to the restaurant to enjoy the good ol’ days again. The Chatterbox Drive-in is open seven days a week all year.  Visit online or call (973) 300 – 2300 for more information.


Tri-State Actors Theater


This New York quality theater is located in Newton. Enjoy one of the regularly-performed professional shows. Tri-State Actors Theater is the largest non-profit theater in New Jersey. For more information and show times call (973) 383 – 0510 or click here.


Tomahawk Lake Waterpark


Located in Sparta, Tomahawk Lake Waterpark is an outdoor waterpark for the whole family. Enjoy water slides, boating, lake swimming, picnicking and miniature golfing. General admission ranges from $10 to $15 depending on water slide package options. Call (973) 398 – 7777 for more info or visit online.


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