The 10 Best Things to Do in Hopatcong, United States

April 2, 2018 Tynisha Seiler

Hopatcong (/hoʊpætkɒŋ/) is a borough in Sussex County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 15,147, reflecting a decline of 741 (-4.7%) from the 15,888 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 302 (+1.9%) from the 15,586 counted in the 1990 Census.
Restaurants in Hopatcong

1. Lake Hopatcong Cruises

37 Nolans Point Park Rd, Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849-1902
Excellent
84%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 173 reviews

Lake Hopatcong Cruises

Lake Hopatcong Cruises has one boat in the fleet - the beautiful Miss Lotta. Miss Lotta was brought to Lake Hopatcong and was completely refurbished during the winter of 2013-14. Thoughtful renovation brought Miss Lotta a much needed facelift in addition to state of the art improvements such as HD TVs in the main cabin, a sound system, stabilizing units, air conditioning, refurbished heads and a covered upper deck. Miss Lotta has a regular schedule of cruises throughout out the season. Cruise options range from yoga, brunch, dinner, cocktail, historical and a variety of seasonal cruises and special events such as Football cruises, Octoberfest and July 4th to name a few. Miss Lotta is also available for private events for groups not exceeding 40 people. Miss Lotta offers buffet style food and a full bar to customers. Catering is often supplied by LHC's sister company - Alice's restaurant - however we welcome private parties to bring their own caterer or choose from many other restaurants we have relationships with. Our staff is professionally trained and attentive.

Reviewed By patsarah - NJ

The staff were extremely friendly. The tour around the lake was great. We went on the 1/2 way to St. Patrick's Day specialty tour, which was fun and festive.
One of our guests is a wheelchair-user and was able to board and access the lower level with no problem.
The bottom is enclosed so it was a comfortable temperature. The top level is open air, but the roof covering protected us from a short rain shower. We even saw a rainbow!
When we left the parking lot, an eagle flew overhead. All in all a lovely trip.

2. Wild West City

50 Lackawanna Dr, Stanhope, NJ 07874-3108 +1 973-347-8900
Excellent
33%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
22%
Poor
5%
Terrible
9%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 172 reviews

Wild West City

Wild West City is a replica of Dodge City, Kansas in the late 1800's. We feature 22 different live action shows. In addition to the shows guests can browse the shops and museums, visit our barnyard zoo or pan for gold. Sit a spell with the Mountainman, Schoolmarm, Blacksmith or Chuckwagon Camp Cook. A train ride, stagecoach ride or pony ride also available.

Reviewed By msdeke - New Rochelle, New York

This place is great if you have a little boy/ girl at home who loves Cowboys. Ours are both under 9 and they loved it. It's a little expensive but the authenticity of everything is great. The staff are all very nice and hospitable too! The shows are neat. Advice: Go on the train after the great bank robbery. Visit the mountain man and school earlier in the day. Try to get there by 11:00 when it opens so you don't miss any of the shows.

3. The Growing Stage

Historic Palace Theatre, 7 Ledgewood Avenue, Route 183, Netcong, NJ 07857 +1 973-347-4946
Excellent
90%
Good
5%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
5%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 18 reviews

The Growing Stage

The Growing Stage-The Children's Theatre of New Jersey is a non-profit professional performing arts center dedicated to theatre for young audiences. A member theatre of the Association of Actor's Equity, we provide opportunity for all to learn and grow through participation in the arts.

Reviewed By LittleItalyNj - Netcong, New Jersey

I attended a children's performance this evening at the Growing Stage Theatre. What a delight! This historic theatre was recently restored and is now in full operation. Seasonal shows are planned and I can't wait to go to the next one. Hats off to the...MoreThank you so much for your kind words! We hope to see you again!

4. Scranberry Coop Antiques

42 Main St, Andover, NJ 07821-4515 +1 973-786-6414
Excellent
64%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 27 reviews

Scranberry Coop Antiques

Reviewed By LYDIA L - Bergenfield, New Jersey

It was a rainy Saturday and we decided to do some antiquing in a quaint little town called Andover, New Jersey. It's about 50 minutes from our home and it was a pretty ride. The Scranberry Coop doesn't look like much on the outside, but walk through the doors, and you, dear reader, are in a Brower's Paradise.
Made up of dozens and dozens of rented spaces, you will find things you are looking for...and things you had no idea until this very moment you needed in your life.
I can't list everything they have; that would be impossible, but suffice it to say that whatever period or era you are interested in, whatever you collect, or are thinking of collecting, you will find something here.
Value-wise, we didn't see anything that was outlandishly priced. We did, however, see differences in pricing, let's say, for vintage bar trays with old beer logos on them. So, one booth would offer them for $12, another for $15, but you have to keep in mind discounts for cash (50%, 20%) and do your little simple calculations.
We found outrageous deals on things we weren't exactly looking for, but fell our way, so we figured fate played her hand.
I have to point out that prices are clearly marked on every item, and that's a very good thing.
The Vintage 1950s Sunbeam Mixmaster I was watching on ebay for $89? Got it for $20. So what if it didn't have the juicer...I got THAT piece on ebay before I left the building for $6.
Mid Century Modern lamps? We weren't looking for them, but damn, there they were, 2 for $60. With the cash discount, we paid $24 each. Christmas linens, old recipe boxes, that ceramic Christmas tree I have wanted forever...
We spent 4 hours strolling and looking...and filling the huge front counter and the little cubby basket in the front with our treasures .
And the best part? You do it on your own. The people who rent the booths aren't there to breathe down your neck constantly questioning.
That is one of the very very best things about Scranberry Coop.
So, go. Be nice to the ladies who run the place; they will happily plug stuff in for you to make sure it works.
My husband and I can't wait to return for some serious holiday shopping.

5. Sun High Orchards

19 Canfield Ave, Randolph, NJ 07869-1825 +1 973-584-4734
Excellent
68%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 54 reviews

Sun High Orchards

Reviewed By rtteacher1 - Long Valley, New Jersey

Phil the owner takes exceptional pride in the fruits and vegetables that he grows. He grows outstanding varieties of peaches, apples and nectarines. As one variety matures on the trees he'll pick it at the height of freshness and put it out for sale.
In addition his staff is outstanding, always polite, willing to help and very knowledgeable.
I don't believe there's a better place to find fresh fruits and vegetables in Morris County

6. Circle Bowl & Entertainment

1113 US Highway 46, In the shopping center., Ledgewood, NJ 07852-9704 +1 973-584-8600
Excellent
43%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
17%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 17 reviews

Circle Bowl & Entertainment

Circle Bowl & Entertainment is one of the finest independently owned bowling and family entertainment centers in the country. We own and operate a modern, clean, family friendly bowling and entertainment center located in Ledgewood. Our mission is to provide a top quality bowling and entertainment experience so that our guests and their families will return again and again. We provide top notch bowling, quality activities such as rock climbing, laser tag, full arcade and events along with exceptional service and personal attention to our guests.

Reviewed By MS64 - New Jersey

Rented the VIP room for my husband's birthday and it was the perfect venue for our group.

VIP room has 5 bowling lanes, a pool table, private bar, private bathrooms and big screen tv's. Plenty of space to move around and keep yourself entertained. It is quiet and away from the regular bowling area.

Jodi (event coordinator) was wonderful to work with. Frank our bartender was attentive and a super nice guy. When folks weren't ordering he doubled as a clean up crew. We ordered appetizers and pies from the catering menu. They were fine. Better than normal bowling food, but definitely not "high end".

On the opposite end of the building (not private) is a game room which was packed, but allowed our guests with kids to "win a prize".

I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for space to mix, mingle, do fun things and be treated well.

7. Haunted Scarehouse

105 W Dewey Ave, Building A Door 3, Wharton, NJ 07885-1640 +1 862-244-4454
Excellent
88%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 8 reviews

Haunted Scarehouse

Reviewed By DilSa S

Loved it the line was short, they take a picture of your group, before u enter the haunted scare house. staff are very friendly, it was 18 of us, we had a blast, its scary, my hubby kept jumping . They charge u $5 dollars to e-mail you the pics if you wanna buy. They sell treats also. We had a good night. Will recommend this place.

8. Sparta Books

29 Theatre Ctr, Sparta, NJ 07871-2405 +1 973-729-6200
Excellent
63%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 16 reviews

Sparta Books

An awesome Independent bookstore located in Beautiful Sparta, NJ.

Reviewed By John M - Sparta, New Jersey

A great local place to shop. From a large selection of books to great gifts and great helpful employee's! Don't miss the chance to shop local especially at Sparta Books!You rock! We love our customers. Looking forward to seeing you soon!!

9. The Newton Theatre

234 Spring St, Newton, NJ 07860-2012 +1 973-383-3700
Excellent
64%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 100 reviews

The Newton Theatre

Reviewed By torres2200 - newton, nj

This abandoned movie theater was taken over and made a venue for live entertainment. The acts that are being brought in are good and usually sold out. The community has rallied around this theater for obvious reasons, the seats are comfortable, you can't get a bad seat and the people running the place are fantastic.

10. Sterling Hill Mining Museum

30 Plant St, Ogdensburg, NJ 07439-1126 +1 973-209-6463
Excellent
71%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 200 reviews

Sterling Hill Mining Museum

Step Into Earth Science.... Come take a ¼ mile underground walking adventure into the 4th oldest mine in the country and the last working underground mine in NJ. Most everything man made has something to do with mining. At the Sterling Hill Mining Museum well show you just how it's done. From drilling and blasting to the processing of the ore, we’ve got it all! While on tour you will see a mining equipment history display, a drilling and blasting demonstration and the world famous fluorescent "Rainbow Tunnel" where everybody gets to take home a fluorescent mineral specimen. Right here in NJ is one of the world's richest zinc ore deposits, the area boasts over 350 minerals, about 70 of which fluoresce. That's about 10% of the known minerals in the world right here in NJ. As well as the richest fluorescent mineral deposit in the world. You can collect minerals from all over the world, including fluorescence, yourself 7 days a week when the museum is open.

Reviewed By Tds1983

This is a great field trip for earth science teachers. The mineral and rock collection is impressive and beautiful, the fluorescent rocks definitely were the best part. Our tour guide was very friendly, knowledgeable and funny. However, the beginning of the tour was a bit long and dry to keep my 6 year old stepson's attention. I also do not think strollers should be allowed on the tour, it's very dark at times and I got bumped and rolled over several times.

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