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Hackettstown is being called the best rural town in New Jersey

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) – New Jersey is the most densely populated state in the entire United States, and it’s not easy to find a relaxing spot to enjoy the simple life – at least for the uninitiated.

The northern part of the Garden State is full of amazing rural destinations, nestled into the mountains but rich with local culture and fine dining. Maybe the best of these towns is Hackettstown, a cultural hub of north Jersey filled with unique historic buildings and delightful small-town restaurants. according to Only In Your State.

The town has just over 10,000 residents but never loses its classic small-town feel. With the mountains in the background and a surprise on every street, exploring the best things to do in Hackettstown is exactly what you need to make your fall complete.

Ringed by the mountains, it’s a long drive into rural north Jersey to visit Hackettstown, but it’s well worth the trip.

This charming rural town of around 10,000 is home to a rich history, including the Hackettstown Historical Society Museum.

Jerrye & Roy Klotz/Wikipedia
Jerrye & Roy Klotz/Wikipedia
The town is also home to Centenary University, one of New Jersey’s most beautiful private liberal arts colleges since its founding in 1867.
(Jay Edwards For WRNJ)
Hackettstown is also a laid-back culinary destination, and you won’t find a better spot than James on Main. This American restaurant delivers sophisticated cooking and big flavors in a quaint, relaxed atmosphere right on Hackettstown’s main street.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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