Scotch Plains is a township located in Union County, New Jersey, United States of America. The area of Scotch Plains has a long history. It was settled in 1684 by Scottish and incorporated as Fanwood Township on March 6, 1878. On March 29, 1917, the township was renamed Scotch Plains. Scotch Plains is famous for being the home of the first African-American country club, named Shady Rest Country Club. Notable current residents of Scotch Plains include musician Audrey Assad, author Judy Blume, Denver Broncos player Nathan Jones, Willis Group Holdings CEO Joe J. Plumeri and comic book artist Frank Thorne.
Top Attractions within Scotch Plains
Bowcraft Amusement Park is a family amusement park located in Scotch Plains. It has a large array of rides and games for children and adults. The park is opened since early May until late October. The name of this Scotch Plains attraction comes from the previous use of the park - it offered arts and crafts activities.
The Frazee House is a historical building of Scotch Plains. A legend about Betty Frazee feeding the American Army with bread in 1777 still circulates today. This is her house and it is opened to visitors, who can learn more about "aunt Betty" and her activities. If you are eager to find out more about this piece of American history, you should not miss a tour of this historical residence of Scotch Plains.
503 Park is an upscale restaurant of Scotch Plains. Surrounded by a lovely garden, the bistro will introduce you in a typical American decor. The atmosphere of the establishment is very sophisticated. The food is extremely tasty, fresh made and comes in generous portions.
Alfredo's Italian American Deli offers excellent fresh food. If you are visiting Scotch Plains and you want to enjoy healthy and natural food, you should go straight to Alfredo's. The dishes of the Italian and American cuisine are delicious and the desserts are amazing.