Best of all, it’s just a 35-minute ferry ride from
Manhattan or 20 minutes from the Garden State
Parkway (exit 117) by car.
The first stop on any visit should be the Harbor,
which you’ll find packed with sailboats through
the summer and offers fishing trips with a fleet
of eight party boats all year. From the Harbor,
walk or bike the Henry Hudson trail, which hugs
the waterline for nearly two miles. For the more
adventurous, there are fabulous hiking and
mountain-biking trails in nearby Hartshorne and
Huber Woods parks.
First Avenue, which leads from the Harbor, is a
classic small-town Main Street with a large variety
of unique shops featuring jewelry, designer
sunglasses or one-of-a-kind gifts and arts and
crafts, as well as the Atlantic Highlands Arts
Council gallery. In the summer there is a farmers’
market offering local produce in Veteran’s Park.
Want to take a break? There are two independent
coffee shops, a gourmet ice cream store and,
for the more health-conscious, a vegan juice bar.
For those who like something a little stronger, a
visit to the tasting room at craft brewer Carton is
a must. When it is time to eat, there’s something
for all tastes and budgets in Atlantic Highlands,
from gourmet Italian and Southwestern to Thai,
nationally-renowned pizza, gastro pubs and
Atlantic Highlands first became popular as a
tourist destination in the Victorian era when
steamers brought visitors over from New York
in the summer. Many wealthy New Yorkers built
summer homes here, and you can still stroll
by those beautifully preserved homes today.
Perhaps the most spectacular is the Strauss
Mansion, now home to the town’s Historical
Society and open to the public. Check out
the museum’s exhibits and enjoy the wide
verandas with beautiful views over the water and
Don’t miss sunset with the lights of New York
coming on in the background. There are great
views all along the town’s waterfront or from
Mount Mitchill, the highest point on the eastern
seaboard south of Maine.
Highlights of the year include the Fireman’s Fair and Fireworks
display in July, a free outdoor short-film festival, the classic car
show, Taste of Atlantic Highlands and the Halloween parade.
Come discover the best-kept secret on the Jersey shore and
find out for yourself all it has to offer.
Visit these websites for more event information:
www.ahchamber.org and www.ahnj.com
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