Hackettstown Things to Do
Centenary College sits on the hill located in the middle of the hackettstown valley. It was founded in 1867 and is a beautiful sight. It is home to 1400 students and offers many cultural events to the community throughout the year.Related to:
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Allamuchy Mountain (Stephens) State Park
A nice park where you can have a picnic of fish into the Musconetcong River. There are some trails to enjoy nature. A pleasant escape from everyday life.
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Wow..Wow....From the moment we entered to our last Ciao as we were leaving .The four of us all tried different items ,from the Ck roasted pepper pizza to the Eggplant Pisa all fantastic. The service was outstanding and very very friendly ..We wanted to dine in the Cafe part of the restaurant called Cafe Baci but we did not make reservation and there was a wait for seating .We peaked in the Cafe its got a Soho kind of feel. Any way we sat on the outdoor cafe and it was beautiful. We all agree that its the kind of restaurant that you can go to 2 or 3 times a week cause there are so many cool selections ... I told my cousin about Mama's because she is on a Gluten Free diet and they offer an extensive Gluten Free menu . Do your self a favor and take the time to visit this restaurant , you will love it. Ask for Sheri she was a great host.. As they say at Mama's...Ciao
Favorite Dish: I loved the CK Toscana over angel hair ..I must warn you its a large portion..Full of flavorRelated to:
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This is truely a diamond in the rough. Located admist a Blockbuster and nail salon, one may overlook such a lovely place. The restaurant is small but gives one a cozy warmth reinforced from the friendly staff. Along the walls are pictures of the family from various outings and articles highlighting Pietro's freshness and success. The prices range from about six dollars to fifteen depending on what you order of course, the best surprise waiting for you when your food arrives...fresh from the kitchen. This is probably the only place I have ever been that I thought that the portion of food was above and beyond the price you pay. The food is incredibly good to boot and will leave you coming again and again. If you love Italian food this is by far the place you want to be.
Favorite Dish: It's hard to pick just one favorite but Chicken parmigiana would probably be it. Usually when dining this is my first pick at restaurants, so far none compare to Pietros take on it. Instead of one skinny piece of chicken you are given three or four breaded to perfection and smothered in yummy tomato sauce and melted cheeses. Uhh my mouth is watering just thinking of it. MmmRelated to:
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A great steakhouse in the middle of town. The restaurant is in an old hotel that dates back from the late 19th century. The prices here are very reasonable
Favorite Dish: Filet Mignon
Hackettstown Tourist Traps
This church is over 175 years old. A great historic landmark. But just a headsup for Christians seeking to go there. This church claims to want to share the "love and word of Jesus Christ" but they truly aren't. They don't believe in the basics of Christianity - they don't believe in the devil, in an eternal hell, in the existence of Adam and Eve. If you're looking for a "feel good" church that doesn't include the fullness of the Gospel, this place is for you. The music there is great and the people are very friendly. But it's lacking in the basic truths from Scripture; the pastors there believe the Bible has "truths we can learn from" but they don't believe necessarily in the historical accuracy of it.
Unique Suggestions: Don't be afraid to ask the hard questions to the senior pastor. Be aware of the things missing from the sermons.
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Hackettstown Off The Beaten Path
We get snow here. Here is a picture I took of a classic Nor Easter a year ago which dumped 15 inches of snow. This photo won the Weather Channel's Photo of the Week.
Favorite thing: As eluded to on the main page for my Hackettstown page, the biggest employer is M&M Mars, now Masterfoods. Tours are not given here, so don't waste a trip here to visit it. But here is what it looks like. It is a regular looking plant which extends for about 2,000 feet. Nothing extrodinary, but it certainly emits interesting smells.
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