The Princeton-Mercer area has plenty of family friendly activities to enjoy whether you're passing through, visiting family or exploring your own community. Each year, people from all over the country stop in Princeton to enjoy its historical charm, outdoor activities, shopping and dining. And of course, it's home to the Ivy League Princeton University.

Below are seven family friendly activities to enjoy during your time in Princeton.

1. Take a walk through Princeton University.

You can't visit Princeton without taking a tour of Princeton University. Take a guided tour or walk around the campus on your own. Princeton University has a rich history and plenty of historic buildings, including the University Chapel, Nassau Hall and the FitzRandolph Gateway.

2. Go mini golfing at Monster Mini Golf.

Ready to get your competition on? Play a round of mini golf at Monster Mini Golf. There's also laser tag, an arcade, bowling, virtual reality games and a ropes course. Your family will have the time of their lives with all the laser beams, black lights, pop-culture artwork and music.

3. Stop for lunch at La Rosa Chicken and Grill.

When you're ready to break for lunch or dinner, stop into La Rosa Chicken and Grill. Here you can find freshly prepared dishes like chicken sandwiches and wraps, salads, wings, chicken by the piece and baby back ribs. To save money and make ordering easy, try one of the Family Meals that include whole chickens, cornbread and the side dishes of your choice.

4. Pick your own fruits at Terhune Orchards.

Terhune Orchards is a 200-acre family farm that has over 40 different fruits and vegetables. You can pick your own fruits and visit the farm market, bakery, cider plant, greenhouses, gardens and farm trail. Kids can also visit the barnyard that is home to goats, sheep, horses, chickens, ducks and geese.

5. Rent a canoe or kayak on Carnegie Lake.

Just a 10-minute walk from the Princeton University train station, Princeton Canoe and Kayak Rental lets you rent canoes and kayaks. This location provides easy access to a number of local waterways including Stony Brook and Carnegie Lake. There are also picnic tables, parks, hiking and bike riding paths you'll see along the way for an afternoon of fun.

6. Attend a Trenton Thunder baseball game.

Baseball fans will love attending a Trenton Thunder game while they're in town. There are plenty of family fun events as well such as firework shows, Dollar Dog Tuesdays, Baseball Bingo Wednesdays and more. You can find the latest baseball schedule here.

7. Relax at Mercer County Park.

End the day at Mercer County Park, a 2,500 acre park with year-round facilities for all ages. You can find sand volleyball courts, picnic areas, basketball courts, softball fields, a swimming pool and splash pad and so much more. There's also a number of events that take place at the park, so be sure to check the events calendar for live music, movie nights and more.

Planning a visit to Princeton, New Jersey? Check out some of these places for an unforgettable time for the whole family!

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