History of Clinton, New Jersey

Picture-perfect Clinton looks like it was made with a painter’s brush, and many a movie producer has succumbed to its charms.

Stroll across the antique iron bridge, built in 1870, to cross the Raritan River and take in an unimpeded view of the 200-foot-wide waterfall.Perched on either side of the bridge are classic grist mills, both of which have been given modern new leases on life.

The landmark 10-acre Red Mill Museum Village is home to the Hunterdon Historical Museum, which has a collection of more than 40,000 historic artifacts.

You’ll also find a replica of a log cabin, an old schoolhouse and the Mulligan quarry buildings on its grounds. In October, the Haunted Mill is an especially popular Halloween scare fest.

Across the river, The Stone Mill is where you’ll find the Hunterdon Art Museum, a center for contemporary arts, crafts and design.

If you feel inspired to capture Clinton’s marvelous views, the museum offers more than 200 fine art classes. Nearby Main Street is lined with cafes, specialty shops and art galleries.