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.
Colonial Park, located in Franklin Township, offers a variety of features and activities for park visitors, including: golf, softball, walking/jogging trail, fishing, hiking trail, ice skating, cross-country skiing, picnicking, playground, tennis, paddle boats, and a putting course/miniature golf. Acquired in 1965, this 685.5 acre facility includes scenic frontage on both the historic Delaware and Raritan Canal and the Millstone River.Read More
For nearly 100 years, Duke Farms, a 2,740-acre property in Hillsborough, N.J., has been a destination for the residents of The Garden State and beyond. As one of the largest privately-owned parcels of undeveloped land in the state, Duke Farms’ mission is to be a model of environmental stewardship in the 21st Century, and to inspire visitors to become informedRead More
Part of Somerset County’s Park System, the Gardens at Colonial Park include an arboretum, a sensory garden and collections of roses, ornamental grasses and shrubs.Read More
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 hisRead More
Bardy Farms and Greenhouses offers seasonal produce and plantings year round. Mulch, topsoil, seeds and garden supplies are available, as well as birdhouses, feeders and propane.Read More
Located on the Cross Estate, site of the New Jersey Brigade Unit of Morristown National Historical Park. The Gardens comprise formal and native gardens, a wisteria-covered pergola, and a mountain laurel allee. The Cross Estate is open from dawn to dusk. Parking is free, and there are no entry fees. Every year there is a plant sale, and there areRead More