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 70-mile Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park is one of central New Jersey’s most popular recreational corridors for canoeing, jogging, hiking, bicycling, fishing and horseback riding. The canal and the park are part of the National Recreation Trail System. This linear park is also a valuable wildlife corridor connecting fields and forests. A recent bird survey conducted in the Learn More …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 informed Learn More …Read More
Located in Bridgewater Township, Duke Island Park is a site of rich beauty offering varied recreational experiences. Truly an "island" park, it is traversed by the historic Raritan Power Canal. The Somerset County Park Commission acquired this 340.5 acre site in 1958, and has developed it to provide a wide variety of active and passive recreational opportunities and special events for Learn More …Read More
The Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center, Lord Stirling Park, is nestled within 425 acres of the western portion of the Great Swamp Basin of the Passaic River in the Basking Ridge section of Bernards Township. The variety of habitats of floodplains, swamps, rivers, intermittent streams, marshes, meadows, and natural and man-made ponds, fields, and forests provide homes for diverse Learn More …Read More
Fairview Farm is a 170-acre wildlife preserve with five miles of trails through fields and woods, a scenic pond with a dock, a bird and butterfly garden, and a historic barn complex. A former dairy farm, the preserve is also the headquarters of Raritan Headwaters, a nonprofit organization that protects water. Hikers, birders, artists, photographers and school groups experience the Learn More …Read More