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Outing Ideas for the Perfect Mother’s Day in North Jersey

The Garden State has some pretty amazing places where you can explore, dine and spend time, regardless of which county you live in. But it’s safe to say that northern New Jersey has got some of the best establishments around. If you’re having a little trouble coming up with a gift idea for your mom this Mother’s Day, check out these 5 places you can bring her to instead:


1.    Grab dinner at Cracker Barrel

If your mom adores all the guilty-pleasure foods that are staples of southern cuisine, the Cracker Barrel in Mount Arlington has a menu that will be sure to suit her palette. From sausage and grits to homemade chicken dumplings, the themed restaurant has it all, complete with a charming atmosphere and true southern hospitality. Check it out for breakfast, lunch or dinner!


2.    Take a cruise on Lake Hopatcong

Out of all the stunning sights to admire in New Jersey, the beautiful Lake Hopatcong is definitely a must-see. Weather permitting, you can take mom out this Mother’s Day aboard Miss Lotta, a 57-foot SkipperLiner boat that cruises from point to point on the breathtaking lake. Guests can soak in the views while dining buffet-style on delicious cuisine and various wines, beer and spirits. Lake Hopatcong Cruises offers special package events from which you can choose. Popular choices include star-gazing, as well as the fashion and fun sail cruise.


3.    Pick your own produce at Sun High Orchard

For those moms who love to live the healthiest life possible – especially those who love fresh fruits and veggies – Sun High Orchard in Randolph should be on your list of things to do this Mother’s Day. The orchard opens for spring on May 1st, kicking off the season with asparagus. You also can stroll past the lovely annuals and perennials, with different flower species for beginners to advanced gardeners. Tomato plants are a great addition to any garden, and will be sold during May as well.


4.    Have a bowling night at Circle Bowl & Entertainment

For those living in Mount Arlington, Netcong, Randolph and the surrounding areas, Circle Bowl & Entertainment in Ledgewood makes for a phenomenal night out. This also could be a much-needed twist on the classic Mother’s Day date. If it’s just you and your mom, or a family-and-friend affair, this is the place to have fun and let loose – and maybe even get a little competitive. After indulging in some apps at the tap house and grill, get active with a rock-climbing session or game of laser tag. And of course, feel free to score a couple of strikes and spares in the bowling alley.


5.    Go shopping at the Rockaway Mall

Treat mom to a mini shopping spree, allowing her to splurge on a gift or two. A super regional shopping center, the Rockaway Mall has so many different places where you can shop – from the big department stores like Sears, to FYE and Michael Kors. The possibilities are endless, and there also are unique dining options if the two of you get hungry in between swiping your credit cards. Fan favorites include the burgers at Red Robin, in addition to the full-sized food court.


Luxury Apartments for Rent in Northern New Jersey

When you live in the beautiful state of New Jersey, there are so many places you can take your mom on Mother’s Day. If you’re looking to move to the state, or would just like to relocate to another township, check out Woodmont West at Mount Arlington, a luxury rental community. Contact us by calling 844-264-4733, so you can schedule a visit today.