Best of Duke Farms in Hillsborough, NJ


With over 1,000 acres Duke Farms in Hillsborough offers a full day of family fun. From scavenger hunts to snow shoeing, Duke Farms is a great place to stay active and enjoy the outdoors. Kids can learn, explore and go on wild adventures in the comfort of the lush and open lands Duke Farms offers.

5 Things you need to know before your visit to Duke Farms:


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1. Enjoy over 18 miles of trails

With 18 miles of trails you and your kids can hike, bike and have fun exploring the farms. Whether you want to rent a bike or bring your own it’s a great place to get moving. Full of fountains, sculptures, lakes and lagoons, these open lands are exciting spots to explore nature. While Duke Farms is beautiful and fun in the summer, it’s also thrilling in the winter with opportunities for snow shoeing and skiing.

Waterfalls ??

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2. Firefly Festival, Kids Orchid Club, …. + more events

Duke Farms is an awesome spot for staying active, but it can also be a fun place to learn a lot. Duke Farms offers classes for kids such as Kids Orchid Club and Printing with Nature. Through interactive and unique courses kids can be fully immersed in nature. Cool events such as the Firefly Festival are also always happening at Duke Farms for your kids to have fun in a natural environment.

We had a great day at the park. ??

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3. Enjoy locally grown healthy snacks or pack your own

With all of the activity and fun, your kids will definitely be hungry at Duke Farms. You can pack a snack and eat picnic style or try Duke Farms Cafe and Market for local, healthy snacks. From eggs and oatmeal to sandwiches and soups, the cafe offers delicious meals with locally grown ingredients. The Market is also a host to produce, meat, cheese and wine from local farmers.

Comfort ?

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4. Free bicycle rentals, yes please!

We know it can be hard for moms to think of fun games to play with their kids once they get to a location but at Duke Farms all the work is done for you. Their website is full of games and scavenger hunts for kids to stay entertained all day long at the farms. Check them out hereThe best part is you can go at your own pace and you have the freedom to choose which activities are best for your little ones.

Bird Watching with Des

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5. Geocaching … what’s that?

Not only is Duke Farms a great place to enjoy the outdoors, it is also a place to experiment with new technology. Your kids can participate in an interactive treasure hunt using GPS devices to find hidden items. With a little bit of mystery, technology and fun, Geocaching is a unique and thrilling adventure.

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Duke Farms is a great place for adventure, excitement and outdoor fun. To learn more about this location that’s as fun for your kids as wine night is for you check out their website, Facebook and Twitter pages.

Duke Farms 
1112 Dukes Parkway West
Hillsborough, NJ 08844


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Abby Jurgens is a student at Villanova University majoring in Communications and minoring in Creative Writing and Spanish. She lives in Bergen County, NJ with her parents and older sister. Although she is in love with her hometown of Wyckoff and enjoys dining at Café Amici there, Abby also loves going to Cape May every summer with her family and eating at Panico’s. While at home in Wyckoff, you can find Abby playing sports with friends, listening to country music, and helping her mom in the kitchen. Family is very important to her and she loves any minute she gets to spend with all of her relatives. She also loves to read and write because everyone’s words are so different and unique; she loves hearing the way people use their voices.