Vernon and the immediate area is an outdoor lover’s paradise. Here you’ll find mountain slopes for skiing, snowboarding and mountain biking, challenging hiking trails, one of the best water parks in the state, premier golf courses and resort accommodations.

Set in the Kittatinny Mountains, Mountain Creek offers skiing, snowboarding complete with half-pipe and snow tubing. Summer brings extreme mountain biking at Mountain Creek Bike Park and the 39-acre Mountain Creek Water Park. Mountain Creek also features The Appalachian Hotel and Black Creek Sanctuary, both of which feature luxurious accommodations.  

Vernon is also home to the Crystal Springs Resort, which features a premier collection of seven golf courses surrounded by breathtaking scenery. No other New Jersey golf resort can match the experiences provided at Crystal Springs’ award-winning golf courses.

Also at Crystal Springs are Minerals Hotel & Spa and the Grand Cascades Lodge, both of which offer spacious accommodations and spectacular mountain views, an award-winning spa, a sports club with seven heated pools and a 6,000-square-foot fitness center, slopeside ski access, family activities, restaurants, catering and meeting venues.