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Indoor Activities Around Bergen County, NJ - Tarvin Realtors

As the weather grows colder, you may be looking for more ways to keep your kids busy indoors. Luckily, Bergen County is home to quite a few fun, indoor play places and entertainment centers that cater to kids. Whether you're planning a birthday party or simply looking for a weekend activity for your own kids, our agents recommend trying out these top spots.

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Family-Style New Year's Eve - Tarvin Realtors

New Year's is often seen as an occasion for loud and exciting parties with friends. But if you have kids at home, you may be more interested in a quieter, family-friendly celebration. You don't have to buy expensive tickets or stay out till 2 a.m. to have a great time on New Year's Eve. Our agents are excited to share some tips for ringing in the New Year, family-style.

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Chocolate Day Destinations 2022 - Ridgewood, NJ - Tarvin Realtors

Chocolate is on many people's list of favorite foods; for some, it's something close to an obsession. Although you don't need a reason to treat yourself, International Chocolate Day is observed on September 13, so mark it on the calendar and plan to visit a local Chocolate Day destination.

Our agents recommend getting your chocolate fix by visiting the following shops.

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Fall Family Fun 2022 - Bergen County, NJ - Tarvin Realtors

Fall is in the air! It's the perfect time of year to head outside and enjoy the autumn leaves, newly harvested crops, and crisp air. Bergen County is a great place to be in the fall. Our real estate agents recommend checking out some family-friendly fall attractions and events.

  • Demarest Farms: 244 Weirimus Rd., Hillsdale, NJ 07642
    Demarest Farms 
    has been growing food for Bergen County residents since 1886. This historic family farm now offers apple picking, pumpkin picking, and a petting zoo. Apple picking begins on September 3, and pumpkin picking on September 24. Admission for apple or pumpkin picking includes free entrance to the petting zoo and playground.

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Paramus Food Truck Festival - Tarvin Realtors

The Paramus Summer Food Truck Festival will arrive on August 14th, and we couldn't be more excited. This family-friendly event at Paramus Park Mall will feature music, a petting zoo, pony rides, face painting, shopping, and much more. There will be more than 20 food trucks available, and our agents have identified some of their favorites:

  • Angry Archies
    If you're a fan of crustaceans, be sure to stop by the Angry Archies truck. In addition to crab cakes and lobster rolls, you can find chicken sandwiches, chicken fingers, lobster mac and cheese, truffle fries, potato salad, and more. The selections may vary a bit, but one thing you can count on is that their crab poutine will be making a grand appearance at the event.

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Family Day Destinations - Bergen County, NJ - Tarvin Realtors

It's always nice to take a whole day and enjoy it together as a family. You can tour a museum, have a picnic in the park, or learn a new skill together. Luckily, there are plenty of family-friendly sights and things to do around Bergen County. Our agents know the area well and have some great recommendations for local family day destinations. 

  1. The Hermitage: 335 North Franklin Turnpike, Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ 07423
    If you're looking at Ho-Ho-Kus homes for sale, The Hermitage is a great place to visit nearby. This small home has a rich history. In 1778, George Washington stayed at the home while on his way to White Plains. William Paterson, Alexander Hamilton, and Peggy Shippen Arnold also stayed at the home.

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Walking Paths - Ridgewood, NJ - Tarvin Realtors

March 30 is "Take a Walk in the Park" Day, and our agents have a suggestion or two!

There are all kinds of wonderful parks near Ridgewood homes for sale. Whether great or small, they each offer respite and a fun diversion in the form of a walk through natural surroundings. In addition to carefully preserved trails, most of them have benches, picnic spaces, or sports fields you can use.

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Family Baking Fun in February - Tarvin Realtors

The way families spend their leisure time has changed dramatically in the last few years. Instead of piling into the car to drive to an adventure, many families are focusing on activities at home. Our agents have noticed trends that are pulling families away from the TV set and into the kitchen, offering several benefits. February is National Bake for Family Fun Month and the perfect time for the whole family to gather in the kitchen for some baking fun. 

  • Bolster Education
    Reinforce math and reading skills by having younger children follow recipes while helping in the kitchen. Recipes can be halved or doubled, measurements are in partial cups or tablespoons, and recipes can be read aloud. Do you have teenagers that claim they already know how to read? Hand them Grandma's favorite cookie recipe written in cursive on a 3-by-5 card and see how well they can manage!

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Castles Around Bergen County, NJ - Tarvin Realtors

Did you know that we have many gorgeous historical castles right here in New Jersey? Bergen County is home to several architectural marvels, each more impressive than the last. Let's take a closer look at five local castles that have caught our agents' eyes during our time serving clients in this area.  

  • Kip's Castle - 22 Crestmont Rd., Montclair, NJ, 07042 
    Kip's Castle (formerly known as Kypsburg) is a stunning recreation of a medieval Norman castle right here in Jersey. It was built from 1902 to 1905 by Frederic Ellsworth Kip, a renowned industrialist in the textile industry. Both the building and grounds were designed by Kip's wife, Charlotte Bishop Williams Kip. Her favorite feature was the octagonal rose garden, a paradise she lovingly tended to each day.

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Historical Destinations - Bergen County, NJ - Tarvin Realtors

Heritage Treasures Day is observed on January 11, 2022, to celebrate historical artifacts, learn about history, and promote preservation. Bergen County has several historically notable sites that are well worth a visit on this day or any day of the year.

Our agents suggest checking out the following Bergen County sites.

  1. Bishop House - 176 East Saddle River Rd., Saddle River, NJ 07458
    Also known as the Ackerman-Dewsnap Home, the Bishop House was built around 1835 on the farm of Garret Ackerman. It was sold to James Dewsnap around 1870, and he built an addition to the home. The Bishop family renovated it after World War II, and it was sold to the borough in 1980. The house served as the municipal building in 1981, and it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1986. Architects worked to bring the building to modern times while preserving its history. Today, it serves as the city's cultural center and is conveniently located just around the corner from Saddle River homes for sale.

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Celebrate New Year's at Home - Tarvin Realtors

What better way to ring in the New Year than with a new home? If you're looking to purchase a house, our agents can help you start off 2022 on a high note. Buying a home is an amazing accomplishment that you should definitely celebrate. So, here are a few ideas that will make you wonder why people leave the house for New Year's in the first place.

  • Have a Virtual Dinner Date
    It's much harder to connect in person nowadays, and friends and family may want to stay home too. That doesn't mean you can't catch up with them, not when technology has progressed so far!

    So, set up a virtual date with your loved ones. You can coordinate dinner so you can eat together, play a cards game, and unwrap presents together.

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Winter Family Fun - Bergen County, NJ -Tarvin Realtors

Winter is here, and that means it is a great time to get outside and enjoy the beautiful sights and sounds throughout the county. From time to time, it's nice to try something new, and our agents know that getting out and exploring the area is a great way to beat the winter blues. If you're looking for some fun in the snow, the following are some must-see attractions this winter.

  1. Bergen County's Winter Wonderland - 216 Forest Ave., Paramus, NJ 07652
    Located in Von Saun County Park, the Winter Wonderland offers plenty of fun for the whole family to enjoy. You can slip, slide, and glide across the open-air ice skating rink. You can warm up and relax in the heated hospitality pavilion and discuss Paramus homes for sale, or enjoy as many carousel rides as you desire. There are food trucks and a beer garden on-site, so there will be plenty to eat and drink as the family frolics and chooses to be merry this holiday season.

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