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Best Activities to Enjoy in Denville

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Best Activities to Enjoy in Denville, New Jersey

We confess to being a little biased, but we truly believe there’s no place quite like The Oaks at Denville to make your retirement home. With a perfect blend of tranquility and bustle, it’s the ideal place for a senior living community in New Jersey.

Whether you enjoy more peaceful, relaxing pursuits or lots of lively action, there are plenty of activities in Denville, New Jersey, to suit your interests. We’re confident you’ll find everything you need right within our Life Plan Community, but when you’re craving a little extra variety or want to get out and explore, convenient access to a town like charming Denville makes this continuing care retirement community an even better choice.

Our Favorite Things to Do in Denville

Downtown Denville is simply delightful, and it’s little more than a stone’s throw from our continuing care retirement community—within walking distance or a very short drive. If you want to know what it’s like to live in Denville, take a look at this list of some of the most popular experiences our residents enjoy when they set out to discover what to do in Denville:

Outdoor Lovers’ Delight

If you enjoy spending time in nature, there’s no shortage of things to do in Denville. Scenic Muriel Hepner Nature Park offers wonderful paths for a leisurely stroll by the pond, and when the grandkids visit, they’ll love a picnic and visit to the playground. Several other lakes and parks are nestled in and around Denville, offering serene settings to enjoy some fresh air and nature walks.

Artistic Exploration

Our residents tell us exploring their artistic side is one of their favorite things to do in Denville, and with so many studios to choose from, we’re not surprised. From getting hands on creating an artistic masterpiece to learning an instrument or how to execute the perfect waltz, you’ll find an outlet for creative expression in Denville.

Delicious Dining

No matter what your taste buds are craving, you’re sure to find it in Denville. Take a break from strolling the downtown shops with a stop at Denville Dairy for a scoop (or two!) of premium homemade ice cream, or satisfy your sweet tooth at Mo’Pweeze Bakery, where you can find a selection of allergen-free, vegan, and kosher baked goods. Lunch or dinner options range from super-casual to upscale, with numerous all-American choices and plenty of international fare to offer you a world of flavor.

Events and Entertainment

Year-round, special events give residents even more reasons to love living in Denville. An After Dark series combines shopping, dining, and activities for all ages, and the classic car show is sure to inspire a trip down memory lane. A farmers market runs all winter long, and you won’t want to miss the holiday celebrations that bring downtown to life.

Easy Daytrips to the City

For those who enjoy the bright lights and big city, you may be wondering how far is Denville from New York City? The answer is: close. In fact, Denville is so close, you can even see the skyline from points in nearby Tourne County Park. It’s only an hour drive from Denville into the city, or you can take advantage of public transport and let someone else do the driving.

Ready to consider making Denville your home?

Now that you know more about things to do in Denville, it’s time to consider where you’ll rest your head after days of adventure and fun. With numerous living options and an award-winning program that builds on your personal interests to offer an enriching and rewarding lifestyle, The Oaks at Denville is worth putting at the top of your list. Contact us to learn more about retiring in Denville, and schedule your visit to our town within a town.   

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