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Other Places to Enjoy Nature

Local Trails, Parks & More

~5 miles away

Duke Island Park

Duke Island Park is a site of rich beauty offering varied recreational experiences. 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 park visitors. Duke Island Park also offers bike trails, softball fields and ice skating in the winter. Activities include biking, softball, walking/jogging trail, fishing, hiking trail, ice skating, cross-country skiing, birdwatching, picnicking and playgrounds.

Duke Island Park

4 miles away

Raritan River Greenway

The Raritan River Greenway Bikeway Duke Farms Connector Trail is a half-mile section of paved, 10-foot-wide multi-use pathway.

The trail connects the Nevius Street pedestrian bridge in Raritan to the North Gate entrance to Duke Farms and provides access to 18 miles of walking, hiking and biking trails within Duke Farms.

Raritan River Greenway

~7 miles away

Sourland Mountain Preserve

Located in central New Jersey’s largest remaining wilderness, historical Sourland Mountain region is a magnet for
outdoor enthusiasts, offering incredible vistas and a wealth of recreational opportunities. Home to a fascinating array of rare wildlife and flora, the mountain is
also the sole source of drinking water for tens of thousands of people.

Sourland Mountain Preserve

~2.5 miles away

Peters Brook Greenway

Peters Brook Greenway is part of the Somerset County Greenway, a series of linked trails providing pedestrian and cycling linkages between neighborhoods and commercial areas throughout the county.

Peters Brook Greenway

~7.5 miles away

Delaware & Raritan Canal State Park Trail

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 park revealed 160 species of birds, almost 90 of which nested in the park.

With its wooden bridges and 19th century bridge tender houses, remnants of locks, cobblestone spillways and hand-built stone-arched culverts, the canal is a tremendous attraction for history lovers. The upper portion of the feeder canal follows the Delaware River through historic New Jersey towns such as Frenchtown, Stockton and Lambertville. The main canal passes the Port Mercer bridge tender’s house, through the charming villages of Kingston and Griggstown to Blackwells Mills, ending up in New Brunswick.

Delaware & Raritan Canal State Park Trail

7 miles away

Washington Valley Park

Washington Valley Park consists of approximately 715.5 acres that lie along the First Watchung Ridge in Bridgewater Township. The park contains the former Bound Brook Elizabethtown Reservoir, the focal point of the park along a network of trails. The park is located between the first and second Watchung Mountains at the geographic center of Somerset County. It consists of pine and hemlock forests, open freshwater wetland marches, impressive rock outcroppings, numerous historic features and a 21-acre reservoir.

Activities include hiking, biking, bird watching, fishing, canoeing and kayaking.

Washington Valley Park

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