Hillsborough boasts the Sourland Mountain Preserve, where visitors can go and hike the trails through the Sourland Mountains. On a clear day, you can see the New York City skyline.
Attractions in this small town are fairly limited. There is a movie theater, called Hillsborough Cinemas, which shows popular and current movies. The town is known locally for having an abundance of pizza places. The best known are Angelo's and Alfonso's. The favorite local bagel shop is the Bagel B.O.P., located off of Amwell Road.
Hillsborough School District includes seven K-4 elementary schools; Hillsborough Elementary School, Triangle Elementary School, Amsterdam Elementary School, Sunnymead Elementary School, Woodfern Elementary School and Woods Road Elementary School. Auten Road Intermediate School is for grades 5 and 6, Hillsborough Middle School for grades 7 and 8 and Hillsborough High School for grades 9-12. Hillsborough High School's mascot is the Raider.