Must-Try Hot Air Ballooning Spots in New Jersey

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Gliding through the air is one of the most unique experiences for outdoor activities. Hot air ballooning in New Jersey offers spectacular views and memories for you and your family and friends. In New Jersey, there are plenty of places to go hot air ballooning, whether you’re looking for views of the state or views of the New York City skyline, there are several unique experiences for day and night trips. Check out our list of places to go hot air ballooning in New Jersey.

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A-Lot-A Hot Air Balloon Rides | 155 Union Road, Frenchtown

For $250 a ride, pilot Tom Robins can launch the hot air balloon, including Clinton and many central New Jersey towns. Robins takes guests over the west New Jersey coastline, Pennsylvania, and the Delaware River. 

Alexandria Balloon Flights | 93 Hickory Corner Road, Milford 

Each flight with Alexandria Balloon Flights is different, as the company plans each path according to wind direction and speed. In operation for over 30 years, Kevin Olsen and Alexandria Balloon Flights have boarded over 17,000 passengers, and digital photos of each passenger are including with the ride. 

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Balloonatics + Aeronuts | 231 Brainards Road Suite 1, Phillipsburg

A champagne balloon ride will take you over beautiful Warren County, situated in the Skylands of New Jersey, complete with a post-ride picnic. Balloonatics and Aeronuts offers exclusive and non-exclusive rides, as well as balloon festivals throughout the year. 

Hunterdon Ballooning | 64 Main Street, Lebanon

Hunterdon Ballooning

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At Hunterdon, each 30-60 minute exclusive ride comes with a complimentary champagne toast and the whole adventure takes two to three hours in total. The company also offers banner flights and, in non-Covid times, tether flights are also available for parties and events. 

In Flight Balloon Adventures | ​1045 Route 173 West, Asbury 

In Flight Balloon Adventures

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Thomas R. Baldwin has ballooning since 1974 and acquired his private pilot license in 1970. Sunrise and sunset options are available as long as the weather permits, as well as wedding flights, dinner flights, exclusive two-person flights, and more. 

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Skylands Ballooning | 39 Main Street, Blairstown

Mark and Sandy Avery have lived in the Skylands for most of their lives, and own two beautiful air balloons. Mark is the pilot (and also operates commercial planes) and Sandy organizes the activities.  

Tewksbury Balloon Adventures | 29 Oldwick Road, Whitehouse Station 

Over the hills of northwest New Jersey, Tewksbury Balloon Adventures offers hour-long rides with views of patchwork farmland, fragrant apple orchards, and stunning estates. Flights are scheduled two hours before sunset May through October, and champagne toasts are included.


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Erica calls New Jersey her adopted home, after moving from Toronto, Canada. She completed her graduate degree from NYU's journalism school and now spends her days writing and reading. Her interests include everything from sports to books to fashion, and she falls more and more in love with her new home with each passing day.