Holland Township Windmill
by Laura Joiner
October, 2007

July 1, 2001 I set out on my '97 Suzuki Bandit 1200 for a little fresh air. With no particular route in mind, I decided my destination would be the windmill over in Holland Twp, Hunterdon County. My son enjoys watching the PBS show Thomas The Train and there's a windmill at the start of the show. I wanted to check it out on my own before bringing him to see it. I remembered seeing signs for it off Rt 519 but never went there.

Unfortunately a couple of bad storms over the past few years have destroyed 3 of the 4 sails. (photo on left) While I was there the groundskeeper told me it was okay to take a look around, but the building is now closed to the public. From Milford, NJ head North on Rt 519 and look for the Windmill Deli on the left ... a good stop for sandwiches ... then left on Church Rd (follow the little wooden signs for 'windmill'), right on Shire Rd, left on Adamic Hill Rd and you'll see the windmill after a mile or so on the right. A small gravel parking lot is across the street, though there's not a whole lot to see anymore.

Continue on Adamic Hill Rd to end and make a left on Alfalfa Hill Rd then a right back onto Church Rd to get to Phillips Farmstand for some fresh fruit. They also have a huge pick-your-own fruit business but I'm not sure you would want to take your motorcycle up there, that's on Crabapple Rd.

Instead you could continue on Church Rd to Rt 627 North and go over the Delaware at the Reigelsville bridge and back down on Route 611 on the PA side to Route 32 to Upper Black Eddy then over the bridge to Milford again.

Lots of great riding in the area.

The Holland Twp web site shows a photo of the windmill before it was broken.


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