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  • Anthony DiNardi
    RE/MAX Competitive Edge Bernardsville
    Every year, the residents of Bernardsville enjoy a special celebration of the history of their town at Morristown National Historical Park. Actors from all over the area gather to simulate eighteenth-century military exercises. The park property was once the gathering point of General George Washington's army during the cold winter of 1779-1780, and every year in April the public can enjoy reenactments from the colonial era!

    This year, Encampment Weekend is April 22 and 23, 2017. Festivities begin at Jockey Hollow at 10:00 a.m. and end at 4:00 p.m. If you and your family like history, this event is a must see. The sights and sounds of soldiers in full colonial era military uniform firing muskets and cannons is unforgettable! Visit the link below for a full schedule of events.
  • Anthony DiNardi
    RE/MAX Competitive Edge Bernardsville
    The verdant fields and hills of Bernardsville in Somerset County feature some of the most picturesque scenery in the greater New York metro area. It's no surprise this area of New Jersey is known for its many outdoor activities, including hiking and biking trails, beautiful public pools, and all sorts of sports fields. Whatever your taste for outdoor fun, Bernardsville has something for you.

    Bernardsville contains the Morristown National Historical Park, the site of General George Washington's army encampment during the American War of Independence. The park has hiking trails, including the New Jersey Brigade Trail and the Grand Parade Trail, and hosts an annual re-enactment of Continental Army maneuvers in April. Lord Stirling Park, a well known equestrian center offering riding lessons year-round, also has hiking trails through the neighboring Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge area.

    There are also plenty of outdoor sports facilities in Bernardsville. Some options are:
    -The Polo Grounds, featuring a football field, baseball field, and a multi-purpose field. Currently under construction for additional multi-purpose fields.
    -The Kiwanis, consisting of 2 Little League playing fields and a children's jungle gym area known as Peter's Park Playground.
    -Claremont, which includes a Little League field, infant/toddler play area known as Tiny Tot Playground, and the Bernardsville Recreation Field House.
    -Rosebowl, a lighted softball field.

    To learn more about Bernardsville's outdoor and recreation activities, visit the Bernardsville Recreation Department website at the link below.
  • Anthony DiNardi
    RE/MAX Competitive Edge Bernardsville
    If you love nature, quiet walks in serene forests, and spending some time with wildlife, Bernardsville has plenty of attractions you'll love. The Scherman-Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Road, has a walk through, bird-feeder filled path with the Passaic River nearby.The vigilant bird watcher can sometimes see chickadees, titmice, nuthatches, and wrens. The NJ Audubon Society meets here and maintains a lovely facility for bird lovers on the grounds of the 276-acre preserve.

    The Cross Estate Gardens, 61 Jockey Hollow Road, is a great walk anytime, but especially in the spring and summer when their floral displays are in full bloom. There are formal and native gardens, a wisteria-covered pergola, and a mountain laurel allee on the grounds. Peony's Envy, 34 Autumn Hill Drive, is a flower garden and nursery that has over 30,000 peony plants, many of which bloom for a short time; usually in May. It's a stunning mosaic of color.

    Flowers and trees are beautiful to look at, but if you would rather try chipping a golf ball over them, visit the Somerset Hills Golf Course at 180 Mine Mount Road. Course par 71, features beautiful views of the Watchung Hills along its 6,572 yards of golf! Another great way to enjoy nature!
  • Anthony DiNardi
    RE/MAX Competitive Edge Bernardsville
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    Bernardsville is an affluent area, and no upscale town in the New York metro area would be complete without fine dining choices for the discerning palate. In this as in many other areas, Bernardsville delivers.

    For those who love Italian cuisine, and who doesn't, your choices are legion. There's Osteria Morini, 107 Morristown Road, which is acclaimed NY chef Michael White's restaurant in New Jersey and features elegant pasta dishes with private dining room. Chef White's other location is the ritzy Soho district in New York City, and that is enough to establish his bona fides. There's also Bistro Seven Three, 73 Mine Brook Road, which features a classy walled-in outside patio area in which to enjoy its scrumptious pasta, and antipasto, if you've got the room. Looking for something more intimate and romantic? Try Sette, 7 Mine Brook Road, whose interior resembles an Italian manor, and feel free to bring your own spirits. Bernardsville does not lack for classy Italian food, or classy Italians either!

    If you're more in the mood for casual American-style dining, try the Claremont Tavern, 121 Claremont Road, for an open-bar feel with a sports bar. Or visit The Station, 45 Mine Brook Road, offering classic staples like burgers, grilled pizza and a martini menu. The Bernards Café, 8 Mine Brook Road, offers a brightly lit, casual dining room with a combination of American and Italian classics. If you're just looking for coffee/desserts or a quick lunch, visit The Grill on 159 Morristown Road for a more casual atmosphere.
  • Anthony DiNardi
    RE/MAX Competitive Edge Bernardsville
    The township of Bernardsville has deep roots as a colonial-era settlement that has managed to maintain its small town charm. Bernardsville was once known as Vealtown, and was renamed in 1840 after Sir Francis Bernard, a provincial governor of New Jersey. During the Revolutionary War, General Charles Lee; second in command to George Washington, rested his troops in Bernardsville; Lee was captured by the British at Widow White's Tavern in town.

    Bernardsville did not develop much until after the Civil War, when in 1872 the Gladstone Branch railroad line was built through the town. After that, well-to-do New Yorker's moved into the area, and the town developed an upscale standard of living that continues to this day. The culture of the New York residents is evident in Bernardsville, with a "little Italy" section town that mimics New York's famous Mulberry Street.

    In recognition of the colonial character and history of Bernardsville, the New Jersey State Review Board for Historic Sites recommended the creation of the Olcott Avenue Historic District in 2009. Many of the buildings in town date back to the early 19th century, such as the building that houses Borough Hall; once a mill and distillery known as Bunn's Mill. An elegant small town with industrial history, situated in a country setting; there's little wonder Bernardsville has been a choice residence for many in the New York area.

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