Colonial Park

156 Mettlers Rd.
Somerset, NJ 08873- Map It
Phone: (732) 873-2459

AAA Editor Notes

Colonial Park is 2.7 mi. w. on Amwell Rd. (CR 514), then .5 mi. n. to 156 Mettlers Rd. This 685-acre facility features an arboretum displaying ornamental trees and shrubs from around the world; a rose garden decorated with arches, gazebos and trellises; a perennial garden; and a fragrance and sensory garden. Paddleboats can be rented for use on one of the park's three ponds; fishing is permitted on all three. There are tennis courts, bocce courts, a softball field, grills and picnic tables, a leash-free dog park, a 1.4-mile fitness track, an ADA-accessible playground, and 18-hole and miniature golf courses. A nature trail can be hiked in summer and is used for cross-country skiing and ice skating in winter. Picnicking is permitted.
Arboretum and perennial garden free. Rose garden and fragrance and sensory garden by donation.
Hours: Arboretum and perennial garden daily dawn-dusk. Fragrance, rose garden and sensory garden daily 8 a.m.-dusk. Maintenance may delay rose garden opening on Wed.