View Full Version : Stuck in Vernon NJ

06-28-2009, 11:38
I was wondering if anyone knows of anything fun to do in Vernon NJ. I'm in the middle of my thru-hike and have to rest a major strain in my right knee. (doctors orders) It hurts like crazy and it needs to heal. I'll be here for about a week. My trail name is Penn-J and I'm at the church hostel. Very nice place but I think I'm gonna get bored pretty quick. I guess I'll just read.
Any suggestions would be great.

06-28-2009, 12:00
Go back out to the farm stand where the trail comes out to the road so you can watch the hikers try to out run the mosquitoes. Great fun, Wa Hoo!:)

06-28-2009, 12:09
Go a little further to Unionville and see the Mayor, or ex-Mayor at the Outhouse. Great place and nice guys, even the grouchy old Bill. You might help out, but don't get in Bill's kitchen.

06-28-2009, 12:22
I would suggest a day trip to NYC by commuter bus/train, but all the walking on pavement may not be much less stressing on your knee than the AT.

06-28-2009, 12:29

Well, there is something called the space farms museum and zoo, Waterloo Village (Historical), The Sterling Hills Mining Museum, The Franklin Mineral Museum, Wild West City- they're all listed in the link above, but I don't know if they're right in Vernon. Good luck...

(Some of the are in Sussex county, but not necessarily in Vernon)

06-28-2009, 12:45
You can go on Craig's list and find a "companion" to while away the time.:D

06-28-2009, 12:47
There is not much in Vernon. The town pretty much revolves around Mountain Creek, and it dosent seem like you should be mountianbiking to much :D

06-28-2009, 12:55
You could hitch into Paramus and spend an afternoon at Campmor (http://www.campmor.com/). Just for fun.

High Life
06-28-2009, 12:58
id spend time with the mayor in Unionville NY , he's really sweet and he's fun to talk to
i can't wait to see him again ..

06-28-2009, 13:45
Thanks for the info everyone :)

06-28-2009, 21:22
bus ride to Atlantic City? I know that's where I'd be.