My Photo Album of Clinton and Environs

All photographs are   © photo: jan

Welcome to Clinton!

This is the Main Street Bridge, also referred to as the Lowthorp "pony truss" bridge, that goes over the south branch

At the west end of the bridge is the Old Red Mill, which serves as an history museum, and is one of the most famous landmarks in New Jersey.

If you want the best views of the two mills and their waterfall, use the pedestrian walkways, available on both sides of the bridge. Clinton's main shopping area starts at the east end of the bridge. This view also shows the second mill, which is now an art museum.

The 150th Anniversary Event brought out displays from local businesses and organizations, such as the Clinton Guild.

Local volunteers brought out some of their equipment to make sure that visitors had whatever medical assistance was needed during a very warm day in the shopping area.

The shopping district is always busy and offers basic supplies to residents, plus specialty items and souvenirs for the many visiors.

The two mills are located on opposite banks of the South Branch Raritan River (MAP).

The town sponsors many activities during the year, and Bluebird Farm Alpacas brought two of its alpacas to help celebrate at the 150th anniversary party.

This is a typical scene at Christman time.

The bridge is always decorated with lights and wooden soldiers at Christmas time.

Some basic history about Clinton is displayed here.

It takes a really wide-angle lens to get both mills into the same photo from the pony truss bridge.

The Hunterdon Art Museum offers exhibitions of contemporary art and design.

It's unusual to not find fishermen in the water during nice weather, and to also not see photographers taking pictures of this popular landmark.

This viewpoint is from north of the mills and waterfall.

Looking along the north side of Main Street.

The street is lined on both sides with flowering trees, which provide a lovely background for the town clock.

Walking down the sidewalk in the spring while the trees are blooming.

Many of the stores in Clinton decorate their shops with flowers.

In October 2016, Mayor Janice Kovach led a walking tour of the downtown area to celebrate the town's being designated as one of NJ's Greatest Downtowns by the NJ Chapter of the American Planning Association.

The mayor provided some background of the "pony truss" bridge and the two mills across from each other at the falls.

The mayor's purple hair was done in support of "October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month."

Mayor Janice Kovach is joined by Charles Latini of the NJ Chapter of the American Planning Association and Congressman Leonard Lance, US Representative of NJ's 7th District.

A member of Clinton's Finest keeps an eye on the downtown and the activities.

Mayor Kovach and Mr Latini are joined by their respective staff and Representative Lance at the award presentation.

Tour members gather with officials and band members for a group photo in front of the Hunterdon Art Museum.

At Christmas time, various events like Dickens Days are held. Carriage rides are a favorite part of the celebrations.

The whole town is decorated for the Christmas holidays.

A local Boy Scout troop leads the Flag Day parade.

Many local residents decorated kids' bikes and other vehicles with red, white, and blue for the parade down Main Street.

Clinton House restaurant offers fine dining, specializing in steak and seafood, and is near the Red Mill.

One of my favorite places to eat is the Clinton Station Diner, which offers customers an option to eat in a real railroad car. It has a bar, too, which makes the crawling distance to Union Gap Village condos an alternative to driving home!

The Ye Olde Sub Base is a nice place to get a sandwich.

My favorite pizza place, Pizza Como, closed when the owners recently retired.

Clinton is surrounded by rural scenes such as this, just a mile south. There are at least 3 farms that raise beef cattle.

There is even a buffalo farm, located about 10 miles from Clinton.

The Deo Volente farm, which is about 5 miles south of Clinton, is a world-class center for breeding and raising standardbred horses for harness racing.

About 10 miles south of Clinton is Flemington and its famous court house, which was the site of the Lindbergh baby kidnapping trial in 1935.

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