Parks & Pathways

Overview: Conservation Plan Map (2017)

The Montgomery Arboretum

 

Where to walk, hike or cycle:
Trailhead Locations

 

Directions:
Montgomery Road Map

 

Reminders: While dogs on leash are welcome at all Montgomery Park facilities, please be considerate and always curb your dog.  Smoking is not allowed on Montgomery Township properties. For information about reserving pavillions or other facilities,  call (609) 446-3023.

 

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. Restrooms, picnic area, and playground.  Easy access to Rock Brook. Monument to Bessie Grover.

Bessie Grover Park

 

Broadway Field and McKnight Baseball Fields (The Baseball Complex)

Accessible from Broadway and Reading Blvd, off of Rt. 601, Belle Mead.  Baseball and cricket fields, picnic tables, restrooms.

Broadway Field

 

Cherry Brook Preserve

Cherry Hill Road and Cherry Valley Road entrances, pathway entrances from Linton Drive, Birchwood Drive, Cherry Hill Road entrance across from Waldorf School. Up to 3.5 mile unpaved trail system, benches, nature preserve.

Cherry-Brook-Preserve

 

Dog Park

Behind municipal complex, 2261 Rt. 206, south of Belle Mead-Griggstown Rd. – fenced large dog and small dog run areas where dogs may run off-leash.

Dog Park

 

Hobler Park

Rt. 601 (The Great Road) south of Rt. 518, opposite Cherry Valley Country Club. Playground, gazebo, soccer field, trail system, hawk houses, restroom, unmown nature preserve.

Hobler Park

 

Lubas Ball Fields

285 County Route 601 near East Mountain Rd.  19 acres. Lighted baseball diamond, picnic table, grills, and portable restroom.

Lubas Field

 

Mill Pond Park & Soccer Fields

From Bridgepoint Rd. or Harlingen Rd., go to entrances on Mill Pond Road.  Playground, restrooms, picnic area, pavillion, soccer fields, and 1 mile easy loop trail.

Mill Pond Park

 

Montgomery Veterans Park

Upper and lower park entrances on Harlingen Road passed Devon Rd.  Playground, sand area, picnic area, pavillion, restroooms, basketball and volleyball courts and softball/soccer/lacrosse fields.  Paved loop path and cross-country trails. The Montgomery Veterans Memorial and the 9-11 Memorial are both a short paved pathway away from the upper parking area.  (For more info, go to the Montgomery Veterans Memorial website.) The Montgomery Arboretum is a natural area which can be accessed from the lower parking area, where there is signage.  (Information on Arboretum.)

Montgomery Veterans Park

 

Skillman Park, a Somerset County Park

Entrances on Rt. 601 across from Montgomery High School & on Burnt Hill Road. 257 acres. Easy, paved 2.2 mi. loop. Kiosks and portable restrooms. Dog and bicycle friendly.  Brookside overlook and preserved nature areas. Directions and much more information about the park found at: http://www.twp.montgomery.nj.us/?p=1203

Skillman Conceptual Development Presentation

 

Sourland Mountain Preserve, a Somerset County Park

The entrance is on East Mountain Rd. in Hillsborough.  Over 500 contiguous acres. Fishing pond, picnic area, portable restrooms, large preserved nature areas, hiking trails of all challenge levels – easy to steep slope, maps at kiosk. Further info about the park found at: http://www.somersetcountyparks.org/parksfacilities/sourland/sourlandmtpreserve.html

SourlandsMap2017

 

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

The entrances are off Rt. 206 behind Burger King and on Princeton Avenue.  Playground, restrooms, picnic area, pavillion, gazebo, softball/soccer/lacrosse fields, bocce courts, and 1.25 miles easy loop pathway passing through nature preserve areas.

Van Horne Park

 

Woodsedge Park

Entrance off Harvard Circle in the Woodsedge community off Rt. 518. Two playgrounds, sand area, picnic area, basketball and tennis courts, restroom.

Woodsedge Park

 

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

 

 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 ultimately intended 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.