i live in wantage, its about 20 min away. in our county you have a lot of farms!! its great for driving and saying look cows!! but for anything you have to travel a little ways.
as for a doctor i travel to hackettstown (kinda far) to dr. chi, he is great with the vaccine issue and always good with moms intuition. He is worth the drive. If you dont want to go so far there are a lot of doctors in Vernon ( none great with vaccines) all i can tell you is stay clear of Dr saluja, they are the most medical group, not open to anything what so ever thats natural. they are said to be the best in the county but thats for people who like giving antibiotics as candy to their kids.
There are some nice parks in all the surrounding towns, there is a daycare with an inside play yard that opens it to the public during their kids nap time. that is great for rainy days its in newton its called camp illif. High point has a free nature class i was going to check that out this summer. It also has a nice beach at the lake, its very clean. like i said you need to travel everywhere.
Warwick is near Vernon, they have a lot of cute shops, they have a great kids and baby shop called Bink. a great toy store is in Lafayette , Lisa's toys, i love it their they have a bunch of toys set up to play. they give out wooden trains free for you to color and you can bring them back and play on the train set with them.
Its a great place to raise a family, you just need to get creative. The good thing is everywhere is so nice that picnics in the yard and gardening with the kids can be the most fun stuff.
Welcome to the neighborhood