New Jersey August 01, 2016
This Little Known Park In New Jersey Is The Perfect Place To Get Away From It All
New Jersey has dozens of incredible national, state, county and local parks, each with so much to offer. Some parks are more well-known while others are popular among locals, but a secret to those outside the immediate area. Colonial Park falls into the latter category… unless, of course, you golf.
Spooky Brook Golf Course
The park is home to the 18-hole Spooky Brook Golf Course and a unique mini-golf course favoring natural contours and mini-gardens to shape each hole over boxed amusements. The putting course is handicap accessible, and the second such course in the nation.
Colonial Park Amenities
If a relaxing round of golf isn't your style, don't despair - there's so much else to enjoy. Guests can hike, bike, fish, rent a paddle boat, play tennis and much more.
Arboretum & Gardens
One of the park's highlights is the gorgeous gardens you'll find on the grounds. There is an arboretum (a living tree museum) and the Rudolf W. Van Der Goot Rose Garden. The garden has over 3000 roses and around 325 different varieties.
Scenic seclusion, minutes from New Brunswick.
Surround yourself with natural beauty and a wide range of outdoor activities, and get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Take your furry friend to the dog park, or challenge yourself to a long, beautiful trail (the park offers access to D&R Canal State Park).
The park is free to visit and offers a variety of both free and paid events. Coming up on August 6th is a free bee seminar, future events include photography and floral arranging workshops (for a fee).
Established in 1965 as part of the Somerset County Parks system, this 685-acre spot at 156 Mettlers Road, Somerset has been named one of the most romantic in New Jersey. For more romantic places in the Garden State, see my previous post:
These 10 Romantic Spots In New Jersey Are Perfect To Take That Special Someone.