We have so many exciting, beautiful and uplifting parts to Mercer County, and we want to show them all to you. Since we can’t be there personally to give you a tour, we’re thinking why not create a self-guided tour! Bonus: there’s prize money involved and lots of fun memories to be made (and shared).

Join us this fall for our Explore Mercer Scavenger Hunt to discover all the incredible areas of Mercer and find adventure in our neck of the woods! Details on how to enter are below, and remember, when venturing out make sure to mask up!


How to Enter?

Take a photo at as many locations listed below as possible, add the #ExploreMercer hashtag to your photo caption and post on either Facebook or Instagram!

Every location you go to is another submission for a chance to win the Grand Prize of a $400 Visa Gift Card! Visit the most locations, and you win the grand prize! We’ve also got two runner-up prizes of a $200 Visa Gift Card each.

Join in, post and explore the incredible places we have right in Mercer County, NJ!


To Recap:

Step 1:  Visit a Scavenger Hunt Location (see list below)

Step 2:  Snap a photo of you or your group at the location*

Step 3:  Post the photo to Instagram/Facebook with #ExploreMercer in the caption along with tagging your location

Step 4:  Like/Follow our social pages - this is how we will notify and announce winners!



*Photos must be taken and posted during the contest dates of September 7 - October 31, 2020.



  • The Bent Spoon
  • Trenton Thunder Movie Night
  • Princeton Fountain of Freedom
  • Mercer County Park, The Boathouse
  • Princeton Battlefield State Park
  • Princeton University, Nassau Hall
  • The Nassau Inn
  • Yankee Doodle Tap Room
  • Terhune Orchards
  • Mercer County’s Hiking Trails (see some favorites here)
  • Arm & Hammer Park
  • Grounds for Sculpture
  • Morven Museum & Garden
  • Old Barracks Museum
  • Delaware River or Delaware-Raritan Canal
  • Princeton Tiger Statutes (located throughout Downtown Princeton & Palmer Square)
  • Crossing Vineyards & Winery
  • Hopewell Vineyards
  • Sayen Gardens
  • PJ’s Pancake House
  • Veteran’s Park
  • Robeling Wire Works Steel Wire Rope Structure (Hint: Near CURE Insurance Arena)

If you are visiting another Mercer Count attraction now listed, follow the same steps noted above to enter and your entry will still be counted once the location is verified!


Let the fun begin! Good luck!


Inspiration Needed?
See below:

A collage of photos from mercer county for the Explore Mercer Photo Contest

See more at our Instagram page here!