Local Summer Activities for Seniors
Summer is an exciting time for seniors in Sussex County, New Jersey. With plenty of warm weather, sunshine, and blue skies, there is no shortage of outdoor activities to keep seniors active and engaged. From scenic drives around the countryside to summer music and craft festivals, there is always something fun to do this time of year! Here are some of our top summer activities for seniors in Sussex County NJ, compiled by our senior activity directors at UMC at Bristol Glen.
Stairway to Heaven – Pochuck Boardwalk
One great summer activity for Sussex County seniors is exploring the beautiful countryside. With a plethora of natural attractions, including state and national parks, and numerous walking trails, Sussex County offers seniors the opportunity to get out and enjoy the beauty of nature. One popular hiking spot perfect for seniors is the Pochuck Boardwalk section of the “Stairway to Heaven.” Now, we know this might sound intimidating, but this particular portion of this trail is flat and walks along an elevated boardwalk. For our locals, you park in the lot across the street from Heaven Hill Farm and cross the street to the farm, where you will see the start of the walking trail. If you’re looking for more of a challenge, start the hike at the bottom of the parking lot (don’t cross the road), and you’ll be rewarded with a gorgeous vista view of Northern NJ and the Hudson Valley. Stairway to Heaven a part of the Appalachian Trail and is a “must-hike” for all hiking enthusiasts!
Rock, Ribs, and Ridges Festival: June 23-25th
Rock, Ribs & Ridges is an annual three-day music and food festival held in Sussex County, New Jersey. This exciting event features some of the best national rock and country bands and a wide selection of delicious BBQ dishes. Music lovers can enjoy live performances from top acts on multiple outdoor stages while enjoying tasty food and the beautiful outdoors! The festival also showcases local craft beers and wines. In addition to fantastic entertainment, Rock, Ribs & Ridges offers plenty of activities for all ages, such as games, contests, and interactive exhibits. With its fun-loving atmosphere and delicious food options, this summer festival is great for families and sure to please anyone looking for a good time!
NJ Taco Festival: Sept 9th
The NJ Taco Festival 2023 promises to be a foodie’s paradise with a wide variety of delicious tacos made by some of the best taco vendors in New Jersey! Who doesn’t love tacos, right? The festive atmosphere will be complemented by live music, entertainment, and fun-filled activities for the whole family. Whether you’re a die-hard taco lover or simply looking for a fun summer outing, this festival will deliver.
Always Something To Do at UMC
Although Sussex County has farmland as far as the eye can see, it is also home to music, food festivals, and a lively downtown nestled in the heart of Newton, NJ. Newton’s variety of restaurants, mom and pop shops, and community activities are only a five-minute trip from UMC at Bristol Glen. This means you can retire in the beautiful countryside, while still being able to still go out for a good time nearby. At Bristol Glen, you can enjoy all the perks of assisted living, like prompt support with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) and a monthly activities calendar, and then venture out to enjoy all the local summer activities Sussex County has to offer. Our senior living community can even help arrange transport to these nearby summer festivals!
If you would like to learn more about our senior living community in Newton, NJ, give us a call today or visit our website at: https://umcommunities.org/bristolglen/