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nice place for a wander at lunchtime

they also have paddle boats, though i've never used them. i usually just go for the nature trail... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Love walking along the Canal!!

Great place to enjoy a scenic walk, have a picnic, encounter some beautiful variety of dogs. There... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Somerset, New Jersey
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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156 Mettlers Rd, Somerset, NJ 08873-7210
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Reviewed 1 week ago

they also have paddle boats, though i've never used them. i usually just go for the nature trail. it's 7 minutes from my office and the only option for a nature walk...and ya know what, it does the job. i really appreciate that little patch...More

Thank Adventurer570660
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to enjoy a scenic walk, have a picnic, encounter some beautiful variety of dogs. There is a playground for children, paddle boats, a Beautiful Rose garden and an entrance to the to the canal walking trail.

Thank 76pat2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great for families, playground, bathrooms, dog park, paddle boats, mini golf, nature trails. Some areas under construction.Plenty of parking spaces and areas to walk around without feeling crowded.

Thank janisc4355
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Colonial Park has something for just about anyone. Its size and the plethora of activity/viewing areas within its confines offer a wide variety of pleasant opportunities.

Thank rhavilan
Reviewed 7 August 2018

This park is down the block from my home and I have brought all my grand kids there for the great playground. They also have mini golf in the summer and a beautiful lake and rose garden if you love to go for walks.

Thank H8541JCrobing
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Colonial Park is a large park with easy to walk, picturesque paths, many by the water. We've enjoyed the paddle boats, mini golf, picnicking, and bocce, and make at least one visit every year to their gorgeous, well-maintained rose garden.There is a fun fitness trail...More

Thank KathyLTrvl
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

There are a lot of walking patches within the park, as well as the rose garden and canal patches all close together. There’s lots of water, so lots of wildlife to see as you walk.

Thank Mi_2_Jo_2
Reviewed 6 August 2018

The park is very inviting. There is a paved path, from beginning to end is about 1.3 miles. However, across Metlar's Lane on the other side, there are unpaved paths, a rose garden, a gazebo and the Canal towpath. Very safe and a great park!

Thank Monray529
Reviewed 10 July 2018

The nature Trail walk is most excellent for a relaxing stroll. There is always something new to see. Often will hear many different song birds. An occasional deer or fox can be seen. By the pond there are many different migratory ducks to be seen.

Thank TomandMaryAnn
Reviewed 9 July 2018

I have been going to this park for over 50 years. Wow it has changed over the years. But going up in Franklin Twp NJ and going to this park has been awesome. Great memories, boat rides, fishing and a lot of walking.

Thank Everything665
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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.