Golf, Parks, Rec & More

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Somerset County's 305 square miles feature a variety of landscapes and contain over 14,000 acres of county-owned parkland,  over 8,000 acres of preserved farmland, and over 3,000 acres of greenways. 

In addition to parks and open space owned and maintained by municipalities, the Somerset County Park Commission offers a wide range of opportunities for leisure pursuits:

  • Golf is a large component of the Park Commission's offerings, with five regulation golf courses, three driving ranges, and pitch and putt course, and a recreational putting course.
  • Specialized facilities that offer activities like horseback riding, tennis, swimming, paddle boating, and roller hockey, in addition to an environmental education center.
  • Beautiful gardens that include a rock formation and rare plants, an award winning rose garden, arboretum, and a sensory and fragrance garden.
  • Natural and undeveloped areas are also abundant, allowing for more passive pursuits like bird watching and hiking.

Additional amenities found in Somerset County include Duke Farms, TD Bank Park (home of the minor league Somerset Patriots), headquarters of the U.S. Equestrian Team, the U.S. Golf Association Museum, Bridgewater Commons, and annual events like the Tour of Somerville bike races, and steeplechase racing at the Far Hills Race Meeting.  Information about these amenities and more, including a calendar of events, is available at Somerset County Tourism.