Parks & Pathways

Overview: Conservation Plan Map (2016)

Where to begin a walk, hike or bike ride: Trailhead Locations

Directions: Montgomery Road System Map

 

LOCATOR MAP OF MONTGOMERY ACTIVE RECREATION PARKS

(Click on highlighted park titles below to download full color PDFs of individual park maps where available)

Parks in Montgomery Township in alphabetical order include:

 

Bessie Grover Park

Camp Meeting Road past Community Center and railroad overpass bridge

Broadway and McKnight BaseBall Fields (The Baseball Complex)

Accessible from Broadway and Reading Blvd, off of Rt. 601, Belle Mead

Cherry Hill Road Preserve

Cherry Hill Road and Cherry Valley Road entrances, pathway entrances from Linton Drive, Birchwood Drive, Cherry Hill Road entrance across from Waldorf School

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Dog Park

Behind municipal complex, 2261 Rt. 206, south of Belle Mead-Griggstown Rd. – recently improved!

Hobler Park

Rt. 601 (The Great Road) south of Rt. 518, opposite Cherry Valley Country Club

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Lubas Ball Fields

Rt. 601 near East Mountain Rd.

 

Mill Pond Park & Soccer Fields

past the Mill Pond Bridge, Harlingen Road

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Montgomery Veterans Park

Upper and lower park entrances on Harlingen Road passed Devon Rd.  The Montgomery Veterans Memorial is a short paved pathway away from the upper parking area and the Montgomery Arboretum can be accessed from the lower parking area, where there is signage.

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Skillman Park, a Somerset County Park

Entrances on Rt. 601 across from Montgomery High School & on Burnt Hill Road

Sourland Mountain Preserve, a Somerset County Park

The entrance is on East Mountain Rd. in Hillsborough

Van Horne Park, a shared park facility with the Borough of Rocky Hill

The entrances are off Rt. 206 behind Burger King and off Princeton Avenue

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Here are some specific pathway areas in the beautiful Montgomery countryside. Titles are linked to maps:

Board of Education Pathways Map

Stonebridge Pathways Map

Swan Opossum Road Woods Map

Sunset Park Pathways Map

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 For a  Guide to Parks & Pathways with Maps: Pathways Booklet (12 MB)

Montgomery is a great place to take a walk, hike or bike. We have an extensive pathways system throughout the Township, many of these off-road pathway areas are connected. While resident and commercial development continues to threaten open space resources in Central New Jersey, Montgomery has been leading the way by implementing an ambitious land preservation strategy. A key element of that Preservation plan is an extensive pathways network.

This planned network of multi-use pathways is designed to link our schools, parks, farmland, historic sites and districts, and residential neighborhoods along scenic stream corridors and preserved uplands. It is also designed to link our community to the great regional greenway resources of the Sourland Mountain Preserve and the Delaware and Raritan Canal Park.

While some links in the pathways plan are actually being constructed by developers, others are being built by the Township through federal and state grant programs, and still others by our local Scouts. The process is ongoing and it will take some time to fully implement the whole plan, but we have made significant progress. It is the purpose of this page to introduce our residents and visitors to the pathways that exist now. As new pathway links are completed, this page will be updated.

We ask that all residents respect their surroundings and other users by ‘taking only pictures and leaving only footprints.’ Areas are open only from dusk to dawn and are randomly patrolled by parks and police staff.  ATVs and alcohol use are not permitted.

A Township Deer Management program allows hunting of white tail deer by permit on many open space parcels, between September and February.  Look for the orange posted signage.  No hunting is allowed on Montgomery open space on Sundays.

Approximately a third of Montgomery Township is in some form of open space, including farms and golf course areas.  To learn more about our Open Space program and land preservation in Montgomery Township, visit our Open Space page under Planning.