The Village of Cranbury
The Village of Cranbury is at the center of New Jersey both north/south & east/west making us ideally close to New York City, Philadelphia, the mountains & the shore; it is a convenient drive from all locations in the state. The door of The Cranbury Inn is 4 miles from the toll booths of Exit 8 & Exit 8A of the New Jersey Turnpike.
Cranbury Brook flows through the township and the bridge/dam at Main Street has created the man made Brainard Lake located just 7 buildings north of The Cranbury Inn. In the winter when the lake is sufficiently frozen there is ice skating on Brainard Lake, which is lighted for your evening skating pleasure. Hot chocolate is available at The Cranbury Inn to help warm you afterward. Brainard Lake is partially bordered on the north by Village Park. The gazebo and the lake make this park a great location for wedding photos.
The Village features a well-preserved collection of mill style homes. There are historic markers around The Village to enhance your walking pleasure and historic interest. You can park at The Cranbury Inn and walk the streets of The Village returning to The Cranbury Inn for a meal before you go on your way.
There are three churches in The Village all located on the Main Street: The First Presbyterian Church of Cranbury, Cranbury United Methodist Church and Saint David's Episcopal Church. Ministers from these churches have officiated at wedding ceremonies in the Cranbury Inn.
The Cranbury Business & Professional Association has 65 members. Retail locations in The Village include Kids Corner, The Cranbury Book Worm, Pat's Decor, David Wells Antiques, Charmed By Claire, Patina Home, Adams Brown Antiques and The Historic Cranbury Inn Restaurant's Liquor Store.
Some of the services available in the Village of Cranbury are: Wright Travel, Cranbury Cobbler, Village Cutter, Main Street Interiors, HMZ Design, Dennis White, DMD, Alternative Design by Val, Princeton Ballet School, A.S. Funerl Home, Richard Grubb & Associates, PNC Bank, Constitution Bank, Cranbury Therapeutic Massage, and the Cranbury Post Office.
The Historic Cranbury Inn Restaurant is open seven days a week for lunch & dinner as well as Sunday Champagne Brunch. Other eating establishments in Cranbury are Cranbury Pizza, The Hot Wok, Hannah & Masons & Teddy's Luncheonette.
The Cranbury Business & Professional Association sponsors Cranbury Day, a festive street fair the first Saturday after Labor Day every September from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. as well as Christmas in Cranbury the first Sunday in December featuring the Lion's Club Pancake Breakfast plus the retailers are open for your holiday shopping pleasure. The Cranbury Inn is open for your dining pleasure.
A unique event held in the odd numbered years is a live nativity pageant down the Main Street of The Village conducted by The First Presbyterian Church of Cranbury, located across the street from The Cranbury Inn. The pageant is followed by a nativity service in the Church.
You can pick up a Cranbury Business & Professional Association directory at The Cranbury Inn for a complete listing of Services and Professionals and Businesses that are part of this organization in The Village of Cranbury.
The Cranbury Press is the local newspaper. It features timely news and events of the area.
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