Step back in time in charming Ringoes, the oldest known settlement in Hunterdon County.

History aficionados can drive along Old York Road while spotting buildings from the 1700s, such as John Ringo’s Tavern, the meeting place for rebellious patriots during the Revolutionary War, or the quaint stone Landis House, built in 1750.

If you’re looking for wineries in New Jersey, Ringoes is a wonderful place to start your tasting tour. The elegant Old York Cellars features a lineup of award winners served in an elegantly appointed setting. Its estate buildings are adorned with natural elements of wood and stone, and the grounds offer sweeping views of rows of vines and the surrounding mountains in the background. Another must-visit winery is Unionville Vineyards, a premier, award-winning winery with a cozy tasting room surrounded by over 300 acres of preserved farmland.

For family-friendly things to do in Ringoes, try the Black River & Western Railroad, which offers exciting rides on an authentic 1937 steam engine. During the holidays, a special North Pole Express ride takes passengers from the nearby Flemington Station to meet Santa and Mrs. Claus.