Somerset County Parks and Recreation
Our destination bursts with natural beauty that makes it an idyllic setting for playing outdoors. Breathtaking parks and gardens, both community and private. Superb equestrian centers and country clubs. Highly rated and popular golf courses. Action-packed possibilities for a broad spectrum of sports, including professional baseball. Get moving—and start exploring Somerset County.
The Leonard J. Buck Garden is one of the premier rock gardens in the eastern United States. Started in the late 1930s, the garden has reached a breathtaking point of maturity. It consists of a series of alpine and woodland gardens situated on a 33-acre wooded stream valley. Named for Mr. Leonard J. Buck who developed the garden as part of Learn More …Read More
This unique 100-acre sanctuary located in Bernardsville has a meandering brook that runs through the habitats of a wide variety of wildlife: birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles, and flowers. It remains undeveloped in order to further its role in acquiring and conserving, for future generations, lands that have unique or special value because of their natural beauty and ecological features. There Learn More …Read More
Lord Stirling Stable offers a full complement of horseback riding activities for riders of most ages and abilities, including: • Introductory rides • Lead Line Pony Rides • Pony Parties • Summer Riding Lessons and Workshops • Beginner Trail Rides • Horse Rentals • Group Trail Rides and Hayrides • Spring Junior Horse ShowRead More
Neshanic Valley Golf Course is the flagship public facility of the five-course Somerset County Park Commission System. The 27-hole championship course, nine-hole Academy Course, the Learning Center, and the Callaway Golf Performance Center were designed to accommodate the needs of golfers of all abilities. Designed by Hurdzan/Fry, the course covers 350 acres of rolling Branchburg, New Jersey farmland. The 12,000 Learn More …Read More
North Branch Greenway Park is a nine acre tract located on Milltown Road in Bridgewater, offering a lighted in-line skating rink, a basketball court, and an open play field. Access to fishing locations on the North Branch of the Raritan River is also provided.Read More
Located in Bridgewater Township, North Branch Park is the home of the Somerset County Park Commission administrative offices. This 194 acre park, acquired in 1961, offers nearly a mile of frontage along the North Branch of the Raritan River. In addition to being the host location of the annual 4H Fair, the park is used extensively for major exhibits, shows, Learn More …Read More