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The Perfect Balance of Going Out & Staying In

From rolling hills and natural sites, to vibrant downtowns, top restaurants, neighborhoods, and our National Champion Minor League Baseball team. See why we’re the #1 County in New Jersey for outdoor activities and to raise a family.

Parks, Golf & Leisure

#1 County in NJ for Outdoor Activities

That’s because 22% of our land is preserved as open space – forever! Check out some of the ways you can take in the fresh air and excitement:

  • Book a tee time at one of our 5 golf courses.
  • Discover our beautiful lakes and canals by kayak or canoe.
  • Hike, bike, boulder or horseback at our Sourland Mountain Preserve.
  • Check out our Farmers Markets & Nurseries, offering ‘U-Pick’ events, farmers markets, movie nights, hayrides, and holiday festivals.
  • Rent bikes, picnic beside a waterfall, take in the scents of orchids and enjoy a farm-to-table lunch at Duke Farms.
  • Explore the grounds of a royal estate or enjoy a NYTimes reviewed meal after a day of fishing at Natirar Luxury Resort & Spa.
  • Learn more about our tourism industry,
  • Did you know George Washington slept here? Learn about our role in the Revolutionary War at our historic sites.

Or, Stay In!

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Getting Around

Whether you’re driving our scenic county roads, traveling the interstate, taking a flight, or hopping on a train or bus – we’ll get you where you need to go safely and conveniently. Let’s go!

  • WALK historic downtowns and mainstreets, park trails and hikes.
  • BIKE interactive map of road, mountain, and off-road trails can be accessed here.
  • BUS service to NYC, Philadelphia, DC
  • DRIVE on Route 22, 27, 202, 206 • Interstate 78, 287
  • TRAIN locally to NYC, Philadelphia, DC or the beach or all the way to Vermont or New Orleans: Raritan Valley Line, Northeast Corridor Line, Morris & Essex LineAmtrak Metropark Station, New Brunswick Station
  • PLANE Newark Airport, NJ (35 mins) • LaGuardia Airport, NY (80 mins) • JFK Airport, NY (90 mins) • Philadelphia International, PA (90 mins)
  • SOMERSET COUNTY PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION (SCPT) provides buses, shuttles, and paratransit services throughout the county and to New Brunswick Amtrak Station.