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About Holland Township
Holland Township in Hunterdon County has the rare distinction of being home to an authentic windmill soaring seven stories high in an open field. This local landmark is such a source of pride that it is seen on the municipal seal as well as those of the local police and fire departments. The windmill was formerly known as the Volendam Windmill Museum, and although the museum is currently closed, it’s hard to miss on the grounds of Charlie Brown’s Christmas Tree Farm at 231 Adamic Hill Road.
Measuring about 24 square miles, Holland Township is situated in the northwestern section of the county where it abuts the Delaware River and has the Musconetcong River running within its boundaries. Bordering towns include Milford Borough and Alexandria and Bethlehem Townships. The township is about 70 miles from Manhattan, 60 miles from Philadelphia and 55 miles from Newark Liberty International Airport.
With a population of approximately 5,200, Holland is a serene, picturesque area with scores of working farms. It was originally formed after breaking from Alexandria Township in 1874, briefly merging with Alexandria for a few years thereafter, and then becoming independent once again in 1879.
A small variety of shops and services are located in Holland Township, while a wider array of shopping, dining and cultural events are available locally in Milford, Frenchtown or across the Delaware River in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
The Musconetcong Gorge Nature Preserve offers 379 wooded acres of steep and often rugged terrain along the Musconetcong River. This natural site is maintained by the Hunterdon County Parks and Recreational System. It is located at 182 Dennis Road.
Holland-Alexandria Free Public Library is located at 129 Spring Mills Road and is an association library, which means it isn’t a county branch. Locals call it “the little library with the big heart.” Recent programs and fundraisers have included puppet shows, reading programs, story hours, a craft day, photography exhibits and a wine tasting.
Jimmy’s Ice Cream and Holey Moley Mini Golf has been a favorite summertime spot for over 50 years. This vintage roadside eatery just south of Holland Township’s center on Route 519 serves up homemade ice cream and sandwiches before or after playing a round of miniature golf.
Oak Hill Golf Club was built in 1964 and has been called a “hidden gem” in Hunterdon County. This member-owned golf club is open seven days a week for members and their guests. The club is sited at 15 Fernwood Road.
Edelweiss Farm is home to exotic species like llamas, reindeer, emus, kangaroos and other fascinating animals. Its seasonal farm stand at 307 Adamic Hill Road is a popular site for locals and visitors alike.