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Colonial Park

156 Mettlers Rd, Somerset, NJ 08873
+1 732-873-2459
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Great place for a walk

The walking paths are welcoming and wide. They can accommodate bikes, joggers and walkers. The... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
James K
Manville, New Jersey
Lovely, but so very crowded

On the weekends, this place is very popular with families and kid- there are loads of barbecues... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Somerset, New Jersey
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“rose garden” (52 reviews)
“tennis courts” (21 reviews)
“dog park” (18 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
156 Mettlers Rd, Somerset, NJ 08873
+1 732-873-2459
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The walking paths are welcoming and wide. They can accommodate bikes, joggers and walkers. The surface is smooth and the parking is near by.

Thank James K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On the weekends, this place is very popular with families and kid- there are loads of barbecues going on all over as well I wouldn't recommend it for bike riding- much to crowded, but good for walking. There is a rose garden across the street...More

Thank Matanda28
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The park has everything you read about in the reviews including the rose garden, stables, paddle-boating, and, direct access to to the specataculr D&R Canal's attractions. It is extremely well located with access to routes 287, 206 etc, and there are also good restaurants in...More

Thank Raghu M
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We moved here to Somerset just 2 years ago and has no idea we were in for such beautiful examples of nature. Between Colonial Park, the Delaware Canals and the Williowwood Arboretum we have been thoroughly enjoying the outdoors. Colonial Park has wonderful walking paths...More

Thank Anita S
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Nice park for family outing and activities. It's close to D & R canal walk which offers many miles of trail along the canal for biking, walking and/or fishing.

Thank ronski124
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Beautiful trees of many species. Wonderful bike/walking paths that wind around entire park. My favorite is the large rose garden with plenty of benches and a gazebo. Outstanding. A must see!!!

Thank travelingzeus
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Beautiful park with lots to do. There are plenty of picnic tables, a nature trail, a fitness walk, the rose garden and paddle boats. Also decent birding. It’s close to the D&R Canal for walking or biking. The park is well maintained. Have visited here...More

1  Thank P F B
Reviewed 10 June 2017

A very nice park, specially at the time the roses are in bloom.Great variety to see..A large collection of herbs on display as well.Nice walk along the canal.

Thank aviron l
Reviewed 23 May 2017

If you every wants to walk/run or just sit and take in the scenery this is the place. Everything about this park is breathtaking.

1  Thank Linda D
Reviewed 9 May 2017

I was mainly going to use the dog park but once I saw the whole park I had to drive around a bit. They have a beautiful arboretum that includes an herb garden. There are sport complexes for baseball and other sports. The grounds are...More

1  Thank Lynn J
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4 June 2017|
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Response from vwgates | Reviewed this property |
I asked one of the horticulturists. The tall, stucco building with faded green doors on the way from the rose garden to the perennials is the old Mettlar barn. The county has stabilized and refurbished the slate roof, but... More
28 May 2016|
Response from Jacqueline F | Reviewed this property |
I do not believe that alcohol of any kind is allowed on their premises.