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April’s Guide Book for my Mountain Trail Home

April

April’s Guide Book for my Mountain Trail Home

Right off the Trail, Sussex County N.J.
This local favorite is located right on Rt. 206 and off the Sussex Branch Trail. This is one of my favorite trail pubs. They have a great selection of beer and non-alcoholic beverages from around the globe. Local live singer songwriter venue on weekends. They have a lively crowd and outdoor space. Casual and fun. You can come in off the trail.
Salt Gastropub
109 U.S. 206
This local favorite is located right on Rt. 206 and off the Sussex Branch Trail. This is one of my favorite trail pubs. They have a great selection of beer and non-alcoholic beverages from around the globe. Local live singer songwriter venue on weekends. They have a lively crowd and outdoor space. Casual and fun. You can come in off the trail.
This is one of my local favorites! This is easier to get to via car, however it is accessible if you start at the Stanhope / Byram Sussex Branch Trail and head toward the Stanhope Union Cemetery. Stanhope House History Dining Menu Events For Bands Contact Us FAQ DJ Series Welcome to the Last Great American Roadhouse: The Stanhope House If walls could talk, the old walls of the Stanhope House (c.1794), the Last Great American Road House, would have some serious stories to tell. The club was the stomping grounds and post-show hangout of a massive array of loved blues legends. Today our two stages, The Roadhouse Stage and The Crossfire Lounge, offer a wide range of experiences – from the good ol’ blues to hip-hop, punk, reggae, rock, as well as comedy nights, open jams and everything in between. Our small size allows us to create an intimate setting and “family” atmosphere, making any visit to The Stanhope House a memorable experience unlike any other. We strive to honor and add to the already illustrious history of our venue. Imagine, the late, great Stevie Ray Vaughn scrubbing dishes in the kitchen after a late night, jam packed gig. Picture Muddy Waters‘ deep, grainy voice trading chicken recipes with former club Matron, Mama Wrobleski or the original Hoochie Coochie Man, Willie Dixon stopping by for Thanksgiving dinner. All of it happened at The Stanhope House, one of the last great blues bastions left in America. The former private home, stagecoach stop, general store, post office, tavern, rooming house (some say brothel) and hotel became well-known in the early 1970s for featuring a list of performers that reads like a who’s who of Blues-Rock history. Paul Butterfield, Charlie Musselwhite, Dr. John, Luther “Guitar Jr.” Johnson, Billy Branch, Lonnie Mack, Son Seals, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Hubert Sumlin, Johnny Copeland, Richie Havens, John Lee Hooker, Albert Collins, Albert King and Buddy Guy rocked the stage, most more than once. More recently we have been honored to host Rakim, Samantha Fish, Rusted Root, Tab Benoit, KRS-One, Tim Reynolds, Richie Ramone, Gilbert Gottfried, Ghostface Killah, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus and more. This honky tonk is also rumored to be home to an entirely different kind of “soul“. With over two hundred years of history to pull from, it’s no surprise that there have been whispers about the Stanhope House Ghost, a spirit that has made unexpected visits to the club and caused more than one midnight manager a bit of uneasiness. There have been stories of doors randomly opening and closing and unexplained footsteps. Apparently though, this ghost is the helpful sort – employees have arrived to find glasses that were left dirty and in disarray the night before, clean and neatly put away. Speaking of empty glasses, none other than The Great Bambino, Babe Ruth, used to call The Stanhope House his speakeasy in the days of prohibition. He even left a baseball bat behind for us to remember those hazy nights gone by. So, whether trying to mingle with ghosts or blues, come on down and experience the history. Taste our all-American home cooking, have a drink and see the best in blues, rock, soul and more on a stage of legends. PRIVATE EVENTS LET US HOST YOUR NEXT EVENT! Concerts & Catered Events Corporate Parties Birthdays Wedding Receptions Memorials Album Release Parties Email us at: stanhopehousebooking@gmail.com
The Stanhope House
45 Main Street
This is one of my local favorites! This is easier to get to via car, however it is accessible if you start at the Stanhope / Byram Sussex Branch Trail and head toward the Stanhope Union Cemetery. Stanhope House History Dining Menu Events For Bands Contact Us FAQ DJ Series Welcome to the Last Great American Roadhouse: The Stanhope House If walls could talk, the old walls of the Stanhope House (c.1794), the Last Great American Road House, would have some serious stories to tell. The club was the stomping grounds and post-show hangout of a massive array of loved blues legends. Today our two stages, The Roadhouse Stage and The Crossfire Lounge, offer a wide range of experiences – from the good ol’ blues to hip-hop, punk, reggae, rock, as well as comedy nights, open jams and everything in between. Our small size allows us to create an intimate setting and “family” atmosphere, making any visit to The Stanhope House a memorable experience unlike any other. We strive to honor and add to the already illustrious history of our venue. Imagine, the late, great Stevie Ray Vaughn scrubbing dishes in the kitchen after a late night, jam packed gig. Picture Muddy Waters‘ deep, grainy voice trading chicken recipes with former club Matron, Mama Wrobleski or the original Hoochie Coochie Man, Willie Dixon stopping by for Thanksgiving dinner. All of it happened at The Stanhope House, one of the last great blues bastions left in America. The former private home, stagecoach stop, general store, post office, tavern, rooming house (some say brothel) and hotel became well-known in the early 1970s for featuring a list of performers that reads like a who’s who of Blues-Rock history. Paul Butterfield, Charlie Musselwhite, Dr. John, Luther “Guitar Jr.” Johnson, Billy Branch, Lonnie Mack, Son Seals, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Hubert Sumlin, Johnny Copeland, Richie Havens, John Lee Hooker, Albert Collins, Albert King and Buddy Guy rocked the stage, most more than once. More recently we have been honored to host Rakim, Samantha Fish, Rusted Root, Tab Benoit, KRS-One, Tim Reynolds, Richie Ramone, Gilbert Gottfried, Ghostface Killah, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus and more. This honky tonk is also rumored to be home to an entirely different kind of “soul“. With over two hundred years of history to pull from, it’s no surprise that there have been whispers about the Stanhope House Ghost, a spirit that has made unexpected visits to the club and caused more than one midnight manager a bit of uneasiness. There have been stories of doors randomly opening and closing and unexplained footsteps. Apparently though, this ghost is the helpful sort – employees have arrived to find glasses that were left dirty and in disarray the night before, clean and neatly put away. Speaking of empty glasses, none other than The Great Bambino, Babe Ruth, used to call The Stanhope House his speakeasy in the days of prohibition. He even left a baseball bat behind for us to remember those hazy nights gone by. So, whether trying to mingle with ghosts or blues, come on down and experience the history. Taste our all-American home cooking, have a drink and see the best in blues, rock, soul and more on a stage of legends. PRIVATE EVENTS LET US HOST YOUR NEXT EVENT! Concerts & Catered Events Corporate Parties Birthdays Wedding Receptions Memorials Album Release Parties Email us at: stanhopehousebooking@gmail.com
Order ahead of time for pick up on your way in to Valley Overlook Residency. If you have no vehicle, Shop Right offers delivery for a small fee and this can be done online. https://shop.shoprite.com/globaldata/banner-pages/shoprite-from-home
ShopRite of Byram
Order ahead of time for pick up on your way in to Valley Overlook Residency. If you have no vehicle, Shop Right offers delivery for a small fee and this can be done online. https://shop.shoprite.com/globaldata/banner-pages/shoprite-from-home
Excellent stop for road bikers and trail bikers as well. This historic site is located only a short distance from the Sussex Branch parking area off Waterloo Rd. Byram
Waterloo Village
Excellent stop for road bikers and trail bikers as well. This historic site is located only a short distance from the Sussex Branch parking area off Waterloo Rd. Byram
Hudson Farm hosts a local charity hike each year. Stay with us at Valley Overlook residency and pre- register with the Hudson Farm Club.
Hudson Farm Club
270 Stanhope Sparta Rd
Hudson Farm hosts a local charity hike each year. Stay with us at Valley Overlook residency and pre- register with the Hudson Farm Club.
Here is another local favorite in a terrific antique hunting location. This too, right off the Sussex Branch Trail in the Andover section. This area is thriving with weekend antique hunters.
Old Crow's Coffeehouse
5 Lenape Road
Here is another local favorite in a terrific antique hunting location. This too, right off the Sussex Branch Trail in the Andover section. This area is thriving with weekend antique hunters.
Another favorite located right off the trail .
Lafayette House
Another favorite located right off the trail .
Excellent local brew. Located in Newton.
Angry Erik Brewing, LLC
10 Millpond Dr
Excellent local brew. Located in Newton.
A true historic gem. Excellent food and gift boutiques right off the Paulinskill Rail Trail via Sussex Branch Trail. https://www.traillink.com/trail/paulinskill-valley-trail/
Blairstown
A true historic gem. Excellent food and gift boutiques right off the Paulinskill Rail Trail via Sussex Branch Trail. https://www.traillink.com/trail/paulinskill-valley-trail/
Do not miss this! This is a local gem! Homemade food, local produces and farm animals during the warm months. This is a must see for families with children.
Tranquillity Farms
47 Decker Pond Rd
Do not miss this! This is a local gem! Homemade food, local produces and farm animals during the warm months. This is a must see for families with children.
This local favorite is known for fabulous clams and lobster at terrific prices. This is a true pub and you can come in right off the trail. This is a quick bike ride off the Sussex Branch Trail. Check out the ambiance around the fire pit! This place has terrific outdoor seating.
Pub 517
50 Stuyvesant Rd
This local favorite is known for fabulous clams and lobster at terrific prices. This is a true pub and you can come in right off the trail. This is a quick bike ride off the Sussex Branch Trail. Check out the ambiance around the fire pit! This place has terrific outdoor seating.
Clean up right after a long weekend of trail blazing.
Hairloom Salon
21 U.S. 206
Clean up right after a long weekend of trail blazing.
A true hidden gem. Delicious home made treats and breakfast in a true country setting. A local road biking stop for years.
Tranquility Store
97 Kennedy Road
A true hidden gem. Delicious home made treats and breakfast in a true country setting. A local road biking stop for years.
Real close to the Paulinskill Trail, this tiny gem has some of the best local ( or anywhere!) Italian food Ive ever had. They offer delivery and everything on the menu is fantastic.
Cesco's Pizza
538 NJ-94
Real close to the Paulinskill Trail, this tiny gem has some of the best local ( or anywhere!) Italian food Ive ever had. They offer delivery and everything on the menu is fantastic.
This is off the trail and located on Rt. 206, less than a 5 min. drive from Valley Overlook Residency. Great prices and service.
Stonewood Tavern
This is off the trail and located on Rt. 206, less than a 5 min. drive from Valley Overlook Residency. Great prices and service.
Trail Rides Address: 56 Paulinskill Lake Rd, Newton, NJ 07860 Hours: Open ⋅ Closes 5PM Phone: (973) 383-3766
Spring Valley Equestrian Center
56 Paulinskill Lake Rd
Trail Rides Address: 56 Paulinskill Lake Rd, Newton, NJ 07860 Hours: Open ⋅ Closes 5PM Phone: (973) 383-3766
Trail Rides Address: 36 Hess Rd, Blairstown, NJ 07825 Hours: Open ⋅ Closes 6PM Phone: (908) 362-1440
Top View Riding Ranch
36 Hess Rd
Trail Rides Address: 36 Hess Rd, Blairstown, NJ 07825 Hours: Open ⋅ Closes 6PM Phone: (908) 362-1440
Horse Back Trail Rides Address: 61 Co Rd 560, Branchville, NJ 07826 Hours: Open ⋅ Closes 6PM Phone: (201) 841-9754
Serene Horse Ranch
61 Co Rd 560
Horse Back Trail Rides Address: 61 Co Rd 560, Branchville, NJ 07826 Hours: Open ⋅ Closes 6PM Phone: (201) 841-9754
Horse Back Trail Rides Address: 223 Morris Turnpike, Newton, NJ 07860 Hours: Open ⋅ Closes 10PM Phone: (973) 948-0338
Evergreen Valley Stables
223 Morris Turnpike
Horse Back Trail Rides Address: 223 Morris Turnpike, Newton, NJ 07860 Hours: Open ⋅ Closes 10PM Phone: (973) 948-0338
Food scene
Great selection
Liquor Factory (Byram)
8 U.S. 206
Great selection
Great selection.
ShopRite Wines & Spirits of Byram
90 U.S. 206
Great selection.
While this local favorite is not on the trail, it is very close to Valley Overlook Residency and has a delicious menu. It is easily reached by vehicle. Business casual.
Black Forest Inn
249 US-206
While this local favorite is not on the trail, it is very close to Valley Overlook Residency and has a delicious menu. It is easily reached by vehicle. Business casual.
Brewed right here. This is in walking distance from the Hackettstown train station. About 15 minute drive from Valley Overlook Residency. Bike from the Sussex Branch Trail parking location at Waterloo Rd.
Czig Meister Brewing
106 Valentine St
Brewed right here. This is in walking distance from the Hackettstown train station. About 15 minute drive from Valley Overlook Residency. Bike from the Sussex Branch Trail parking location at Waterloo Rd.
Brewed right here. This is in walking distance from the Hackettstown train station. About 15 minute drive from Valley Overlook Residency. Bike from the Sussex Branch Trail parking location at Waterloo Rd.
Man Skirt Brewing
144 Main St
Brewed right here. This is in walking distance from the Hackettstown train station. About 15 minute drive from Valley Overlook Residency. Bike from the Sussex Branch Trail parking location at Waterloo Rd.
Brewed right here. This is in walking distance from the Hackettstown train station. About 15 minute drive from Valley Overlook Residency. Bike from the Sussex Branch Trail parking location at Waterloo Rd.
Jersey Girl Brewing
426 Sand Shore Rd
Brewed right here. This is in walking distance from the Hackettstown train station. About 15 minute drive from Valley Overlook Residency. Bike from the Sussex Branch Trail parking location at Waterloo Rd.
Excellent food and beer. Located across from the boardwalk on beautiful Lake Mohawk. Only a quick 10 minute drive from Valley Overlook Residency. Road bikers are in luck. This is a quick ride, filled with challenging hills and turns.
7
habitants recommandent
Krogh's Restaurant & Brew Pub
23 White Deer Plaza
7
habitants recommandent
Excellent food and beer. Located across from the boardwalk on beautiful Lake Mohawk. Only a quick 10 minute drive from Valley Overlook Residency. Road bikers are in luck. This is a quick ride, filled with challenging hills and turns.
Excellent gourmet foods. In summer, have home made ice cream in the center of town. Highly recommended.
Hayek Market
1 Mill St
Excellent gourmet foods. In summer, have home made ice cream in the center of town. Highly recommended.
Excellent homemade soups! lots of local shopping and unique stores.
Soups On Main
199 Main Street
Excellent homemade soups! lots of local shopping and unique stores.
Excellent food and drink! Llots of local shopping and unique stores.
Marley's Gotham Grill
169 Main Street
Excellent food and drink! Llots of local shopping and unique stores.
Excellent food and drink! Lots of local shopping and unique stores.
Toscana Trattoria Ristorante Italiano
223 Main Street
Excellent food and drink! Lots of local shopping and unique stores.
Excellent food and drink! This delicious restaurant has a huge gluten free menu. The ambiance is terrific and fun. Ive heard live singer songwriter musicians play here as well. Lots of local shopping and unique stores.
Mama's Cafe Baci
260 Mountain Avenue
Excellent food and drink! This delicious restaurant has a huge gluten free menu. The ambiance is terrific and fun. Ive heard live singer songwriter musicians play here as well. Lots of local shopping and unique stores.
I cant say enough. You want excellent Thai? Great ambience? Here it is.
Pandan Room
100 East Moore Street
I cant say enough. You want excellent Thai? Great ambience? Here it is.
Incredible breakfast and lunch menu. One of my favorites.
Stella G's
186 Main Street
Incredible breakfast and lunch menu. One of my favorites.
This is a bit of a drive ( 30 min.) from Valley Overlook Residency, but if you have a car and want excellent and traditional Japanese dishes, this is the place.
Fujiyama
1954 New Jersey 57
This is a bit of a drive ( 30 min.) from Valley Overlook Residency, but if you have a car and want excellent and traditional Japanese dishes, this is the place.
A local favorite for many decades! Right next to the Netcong Train Station.
Carmine's pizza
75 Main St
A local favorite for many decades! Right next to the Netcong Train Station.
A local favorite in walking distance from the Netcong Train Station
Ron's Landmark
85 Main Street
A local favorite in walking distance from the Netcong Train Station
A local favorite in walking distance from the Netcong Train Station
Rose's Place
4 Allen St
A local favorite in walking distance from the Netcong Train Station
Excellent and local favorite with no contact delivery.
Maria Bonita the Authentic Mexican Restaurant
94 U.S. 46
Excellent and local favorite with no contact delivery.
Walking distance from the Hackettstown Train Station and delivery!
Monchy's Colombian Grill
133 Main Street
Walking distance from the Hackettstown Train Station and delivery!
Superb meals in a serene atmosphere.
The Inn At Millrace Pond
313 Johnsonburg Rd
Superb meals in a serene atmosphere.
Sightseeing
Fun trip for the kids. This is not off the trail for hiking , but accessible from bicycle or vehicle.
Wild West City
50 Lackawanna Dr
Fun trip for the kids. This is not off the trail for hiking , but accessible from bicycle or vehicle.
In walking distance to the Netcong Train Station.
The Growing Stage - The Children's Theatre of New Jersey
7 Ledgewood Avenue
In walking distance to the Netcong Train Station.
A local favorite for the very young for decades!
7
habitants recommandent
Land of Make Believe
354 Great Meadows Rd
7
habitants recommandent
A local favorite for the very young for decades!
Sports!
Skylands Stadium
94 Championship Place
Sports!
Blacksmithing school
Peter's Valley School of Craft, Blacksmithing
4 National Park Service Road 615
Blacksmithing school
local ceramic and artisan work for sale
Peters Valley Gallery - Retail and Exhibition
local ceramic and artisan work for sale
City/town information
Small village with old Victorian and Edwardian style homes, little storefronts. Excellent restaurants and breweries.
Hackettstown
Small village with old Victorian and Edwardian style homes, little storefronts. Excellent restaurants and breweries.
Neighborhoods
Local Restaurants and shopping in this beautiful historic location.
Newton
Local Restaurants and shopping in this beautiful historic location.
Historic town and great food. Have an ice cream cone on the boardwalk overlooking the lake. Pizza, great pubs and stores.
Sparta Township
Historic town and great food. Have an ice cream cone on the boardwalk overlooking the lake. Pizza, great pubs and stores.
Excellent Restaurants and Pizza in walking distance from the Netcong train station.
Netcong
Excellent Restaurants and Pizza in walking distance from the Netcong train station.

Conseils sur la ville

Réservez avant de partir
Wildlife
This seems like a "no-brainer". While wildlife is fascinating and beautiful, we never "attract" wildlife by leaving food or trash bags outside. Bears, racoon, possums even deer, can be dangerous. Watch from a distance. If you want to see wildlife, keep quiet. Animals will avoid you if you are noisy or play music. If you see a bear with cubs, make noise while they are still in the distance. Never corner a bear.
Déplacements
Buses from NYC
https://www.byramtwp.org/index.php/services/transportation
Déplacements
Trains
Byram has no train stop. Closest rail stations are Mt. Olive, Netcong, Hackettstown, Mt. Arlington, Dover New Jersey. I suggest scheduling an Uber, Lydt or taxi ahead of time. https://www.njtransit.com/train-to
Déplacements
Cars
Sean and Paddy's Limo ( near Valley Overlook Residency) https://www.seanandpaddyslimo.com/ 973-831-5888 Wharton Limo and Rides ( near Dover Train Station) 873-521-9111 Sussex County Taxi Service, LLC ( Near Valley Overlook Residency) 973-729-7770 American Elite Limo ( near Dover Train Station) https://www.americanelitelimousine.com/services/airpor-limo/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIuOWj5-yb7gIV44NbCh2qEgXNEAAYASAAEgJizPD_BwE
Déplacements
Ride Bike Shop
Need a bicycle for the trails or road? Address: 2 Lenape Rd, Andover, NJ 07821 Hours: Open ⋅ Closes 6PM Phone: (973) 786-0307 https://ridebikesnj.com/
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Sensible Foot Wear
This is rough terrain. Be sure to wear sturdy footwear suck as hiking sneakers, boots or hiking sandal / sneaker hybrids. The rail trails are easy to walk on in sneakers, however the trails connecting are rough and rocky. If you have children I suggest the rail trails. Its colder in the hills so always have extra layers. Its a good idea to keep a rain poncho on you in summer in case you get stuck in the rain during a hike. If you have never been hiking, please do your own research before heading out.