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ALTITUDE TRAMPOLINE PARK, 465 Green St., Woodbridge       Website

Franchised trampoline park features basketball, dodgeball and other trampoline activities.


Northbound, Exit 127. On ramp, keep left, following signs for US 9 North/Woodbridge. Merge onto US 9 North and continue 3 1/4 miles. After passing K&G Clothing on right, take next exit left (US 1 South/Co. Rt. 604/Woodbridge Mall). Keep left on ramp, following signs for Woodbridge Mall/U Turn. Merge onto Green St., then immediately turn right and enter Woodbridge Crossing. Follow signs to facility.
Southbound, Exit 130A. On ramp, follow signs for US 1 North/Newark. Merge onto US 1 North and continue 1 mile to US 9 South Exit (after passing Pearle Vision on right). Follow Quality Way to first light. Turn right onto Green St., then take first right into Woodbridge Crossing and follow signs to facility.


Northbound, Green St. East/US 9 South Exit (Woodbridge). After exiting (Woodbridge Crossing sign on right), continue on ramp to first light. Turn right onto Green St., then take first entrance on right into Woodbridge Crossing Mall and follow signs to facility.
Southbound, US 9 South/Shore Points Exit (Woodbridge). After leaving US 1, keep right on US 9 South and continue 1/4 mile to first exit (Queen Rd./Quality Way). Continue on Queen Rd. to first light. Turn left onto Green St., then take first right into Woodbridge Crossing and follow signs to facility.


Northbound, US 1 South/Co. Rt. 604/Woodbridge Mall Exit (Woodbridge). Take left exit and cross under US 9 South, then keep left, following signs for Woodbridge Mall/U Turn. Merge onto Green St., then immediately take first right into Woodbridge Crossing and follow signs to facility.
Southbound, Queen Rd./Quality Way Exit (Woodbridge). After split from US 1, keep right and take first exit. Continue on Queen Rd. to first light. Turn left onto Green St., then take first right into Woodbridge Crossing and follow signs to facility.

BRANCHBURG SPORTS COMPLEX, 47 Readington Rd., Branchburg       Website

Activities for individuals include laser tag, arcades, PlayMaze and batting cages.


Northbound, Exit 14B. Merge onto US 22 West and continue 6 miles to Readington Rd./Raritan Valley Dr. exit (after passing Merck complex on right). At end of ramp, turn left, cross US 22 and continue 1/2 mile to facility on left, just before railroad crossing.
Southbound, Exit 17. Merge onto US 202/US 206 South and continue 1/2 mile to US 22 West/Clinton exit. Merge onto US 22 West and continue 3 3/4 miles to Readington Rd./Raritan Valley Dr. exit (after passing Merck complex on right). At end of ramp, turn left, cross US 22 and continue 1/2 mile to facility on left, just before railroad crossing.


Eastbound and Westbound, Readington Rd./Raritan Valley Dr. Exit (Branchburg). If Eastbound (Storr Tractor Co. on right), take exit and, at end of ramp, turn right. If Westbound, after passing Merck complex on right, take exit. At end of ramp, turn left and cross US 22. Both, continue on Readington Rd. 1/2 mile to facility on left, just before railroad crossing.


Westbound, US 22 West/Clinton Exit (Branchburg). Merge onto US 22 West and continue 1 1/2 miles to Readington Rd./Raritan Valley Dr. exit (after passing Merck complex on right). At end of ramp, turn left, cross US 22 and continue 1/2 mile to facility on left, just before railroad crossing.


Northbound, Old York Rd. (Branchburg). At traffic light (first light after passing Zeus Industrial Products on right), turn left (sign on left for Readington/Raritan Valley CC) onto Old York Rd. and continue 1 1/4 miles (name changes to Dreahook Rd.) to first light. Turn right (signs on right for North Branch/Sports Complex) onto Readington Rd. and continue 2 1/2 miles to entrance on right.


Northbound, NJ 28 West (Raritan). At Somerville Circle, take third exit (NJ 28 West/North Branch) and continue on NJ 28 West 2 1/4 miles to US 22 West/Clinton Exit. Merge onto US 22 West and continue 1 1/2 miles to Readington Rd./Raritan Valley Dr. exit (after passing Merck complex on right). At end of ramp, turn left, cross US 22 and continue 1/2 mile to facility on left, just before railroad crossing.

 
Southbound, US 22 West/Clinton Exit (Bridgewater). Merge onto US 22 West and continue 3 3/4 miles to Readington Rd./Raritan Valley Dr. exit (after passing Merck complex on right). At end of ramp, turn left, cross US 22 and continue 1/2 mile to facility on left, just before railroad crossing.

THE BREAK, 340-346 North Ave., Dunellen       Website

Amusement center features billiard tables, classic arcade games and video games.


Eastbound and Westbound, Co. Rt. 529/Washington Ave./Dunellen/Green Brook Exit. (Green Brook). At end of ramp, if Eastbound, turn right onto Co. Rt. 529 South, if Westbound, turn left onto Co. Rt. 529 South/Washington Ave. and cross US 22. Both, continue 1 mile on Washington Ave. to first light. Turn right onto NJ 28 West/North Ave. and continue 1/2 block to arcade on right.


Eastbound, on left, in Dunellen, between Prospect Ave. and Washington Ave.
Westbound, on right, in Dunellen, between Washington Ave. and Prospect Ave.

BURY THE HATCHET, 419 Route 34, Matawan       Website

Axe throwing.


Northbound and Southbound, Exit 120. At end of ramp, turn right onto Matawan Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to first light. Turn right onto Morristown Rd. and continue 3/4 mile through 1 light. After passing light, continue 1/4 mile. Take second left onto Disbrow Rd. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Turn right onto NJ 34 North and continue 1/4 mile to Market Place 2 shopping center on right. Turn right into shopping center and proceed to facility.


Northbound, Co. Rt. 516/Throckmorton Ln./Ticetown Rd./Matawan/Old Bridge Exit (Old Bridge). Follow signs for Co. Rt. 516 East/Matawan, merge onto Co. Rt. 516 East and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Turn left onto Cottrell Rd. and continue 1 1/2 miles to first light. Turn right onto NJ 34 South and continue 1 1/4 miles to Market Place 2 shopping center on left. Turn left into shopping center and proceed to facility.
Southbound, NJ 34 South/Matawan Exit (Old Bridge). Follow NJ 34 South 2 1/2 miles to Market Place 2 shopping center on left. Turn left into shopping center and proceed to facility.


Northbound, on right, in Old Bridge, in Market Place 2 mall.
Southbound, on left, in Old Bridge, in Market Place 2 mall.

BURY THE HATCHET, 2495 Brunswick Pike, Lawrenceville       Website

Axe throwing.


Northbound, Exit 67B. Merge onto US 1 South and continue 1 1/2 miles to Bus. US 1 South/North Trenton Exit. Continue on Bus. US 1 South 1 mile through 3 lights to facility on right, in Lawrence Shopping Center.
Southbound, Exit 68B. Merge onto Co. Rt. 546 East/Franklin Corner Rd. and continue 1 mile to second light. Turn right onto US 1 South and continue 1/2 mile to Bus. US 1 South/North Trenton Exit. Continue on Bus. US 1 South 1 mile through 3 lights to facility on right, in Lawrence Shopping Center.


Northbound, Whitehead Rd. Exit (Lawrence Township). At end of ramp, turn left onto Whitehead Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to traffic circle. Take second exit from circle (Bus. US 1 South) and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Turn right onto Slack Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to end. Turn right onto Princeton Pike and continue 1/2 mile to facility on right, in Lawrence Shopping Center.
Southbound, Bus. US 1/North Trenton Exit (Lawrence Township). Follow Bus. US 1 South/Brunswick Pike 3/4 mile to facility on right, in Lawrence Shopping Center.


Northbound, Princeton Pike (Lawrence Township). At traffic light (after passing PEI Kids on left), turn right onto Princeton Pike and continue 1/2 mile to facility on right, in Lawrence Shopping Center.
Southbound, Darrah Ln. (Lawrence Township). At traffic light (first light after passing Rider University on right), turn left onto Darrah Ln. and continue 1 mile to end. Turn right onto Bus. US 1 South and continue 1/2 mile to facility on right, in Lawrence Shopping Center.

BURY THE HATCHET, 1600 St. Georges Ave., Avenel       Website

Axe throwing.


Northbound, Exit 132. At end of ramp, turn left onto NJ 27 North and continue 2 1/2 miles to second light. Turn right onto NJ 35 South and continue 1/4 mile to second light. Turn left and enter shopping center. Proceed to facility.
Southbound, Exit 135. On ramp, get into center lane and continue to second light; turn left (two-lane left) and cross under Parkway, then pass through 1 light and take first exit (Rahway). Continue 1/4 mile on Brant Ave. to end. Turn left onto Westfield Ave. and continue 1 mile to third light. Turn right onto NJ 27 South/St. Georges Ave. and continue 1 1/2 miles to traffic light at railroad overpass. Continue straight on NJ 35 South (NJ 27 turns right) 1/4 mile to second light. Turn left and enter shopping center. Proceed to facility.

 
Northbound, NJ 35 North Exit (Woodbridge). Merge onto NJ 35 North and continue 1 1/2 miles to fifth light (Home Depot on left). Turn right and enter shopping center. Proceed to facility.
Southbound, Co. Rt. 514/Rahway/Woodbridge Exit (Rahway). On ramp, use middle lane and continue to first light. Turn left onto Co. Rt. 514 West/Lawrence St., cross under US 1-9 and continue to first light. Turn right onto E. Hazelwood Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to second light. Turn left onto New Brunswick Ave. and continue 1 mile to end. Turn left onto NJ 35 South and continue to first light. Turn left into shopping center and proceed to facility.


Northbound and Southbound, NJ 35 South/St. Georges Ave. (Rahway). At traffic light at junction with NJ 35, if Northbound, turn right, if Southbound, continue straight (NJ 27 turns right) on NJ 35 South 1/4 mile to second light. Turn left into shopping center and continue to facility.


Northbound, on right, in Woodbridge, in shopping center, opposite Home Depot.
Southbound, on left, in Woodbridge, at second light after passing under railroad.

CLUBAIR, 150 Mount Bethel Rd., Warren       Website

Trampoline park, rock climbing, obstacle course, volleyball.


Eastbound and Westbound, Exit 36. At end of ramp, if Eastbound, turn right, if Westbound, turn left, onto King George Rd. and continue 1 1/4 miles (name changes to Mount Bethel Rd.). Turn left (look for 150 Mount Bethel Rd. sign) and enter office park. Facility is in Building 1 on right.


Eastbound, Warrenville Rd. North Exit, Westbound, Warrenville Rd. Exit. If Eastbound, continue through traffic light at Warrenville Rd. and take Warrenville Rd. North Exit. Both, at end of ramp, turn right onto Warrenville Rd. and continue 3 1/4 miles (name changes to Mount Bethel Rd.) through Warrenville hamlet. After passing Mount Bethel Baptist Church on left, take next right (look for 150 Mount Bethel Rd. sign) and enter office park. Facility is in Building 1 on right.

CRYSTAL SPRINGS FAMILY WATER PARK, 380 Dunhams Corner Rd., East Brunswick       Website

Water park operated by municipality caters to all family members with pools designed for various age groups as well as water slides.

 
Northbound, Exit 8A. On ramp, keep right, following signs for Co. Rt. 535/NJ 32/US 130/Cranbury/South Brunswick, and continue to end of ramp. Turn right onto Co. Rt. 535 North/Cranbury-South River Rd. and continue 4 miles to traffic light at Dunhams Corner Rd./Helmetta Blvd. Turn left onto Dunhams Corner Rd. and continue 1 1/4 miles to park on right.
Southbound, Exit 9. Keep left through toll booth and follow sign for NJ 18 South/East Brunswick/Old Bridge. Merge onto NJ 18 South and continue 1 1/2 miles to Co. Rt. 535 South/Cranbury Exit. Merge onto Co. 535 South/Cranbury Rd. and continue 3/4 mile. After passing East Brunswick High School, road forks. Keep right, following sign for Dunhams Corner Rd. and continue 3 miles to park on left.


Northbound, Co. Rt. 527 North/Main St./Spotswood Exit (East Brunswick). At end of ramp, turn right onto Co. Rt. 527 South/Old Bridge Tpk. and continue to first light. Turn right onto Co. Rt. 527 South/Main St. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Bear right onto Old Stage Rd. and continue 3 3/4 miles to end. Turn right onto Helmetta Blvd. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Cross Cranbury-South River Rd. and continue 1 1/4 miles on Dunhams Corner Rd. to park on right.
Southbound, Co. Rt. 535 South/Cranbury Exit (East Brunswick). Merge onto Co. 535 South/Cranbury Rd. and continue 3/4 mile. Bear right onto Dunhams Corner Rd. (St. Mary's Cemetery on right) and continue 3 miles to park on left.


Northbound and Southbound, Finnegans Ln./Davidsons Mill Rd. (North Brunswick). At traffic light, if Northbound (sign on right for Davidson Mill Rd./EARTH Center), turn right (Route 130 Deli on right), if Southbound (sign on right for EARTH Center), turn left, onto Davidsons Mill Rd. and continue 1/2 mile. Take first left onto Riva Ave. and continue 1 mile to first light. Turn right onto Church Ln. and continue 2 miles to end. Turn right onto Dunhams Corner Rd. and continue to park on left.

IRON PEAK SPORTS AND EVENTS, 137 Mountain View Rd., Hillsborough       Website

Features arcades and virtual reality, climbing walls and ninja courses.


Northbound and Southbound, Mountain View Rd. (Hillsborough). At traffic light at junction with Bypass US 206, if Northbound, continue through light, take left-turn jughandle and follow signs for Mountain View Rd., if Southbound, turn right. Both, and continue on Mountain View Rd. 1/2 mile to facility on right.

THE JUMPING JUNGLE, 10 Alvin Ct., East Brunswick       Website

Trampoline park and laser tag designed for younger children.

 
Northbound and Southbound, Exit 9. Keep left through toll booth and follow sign for NJ 18 South/East Brunswick/Old Bridge. Merge onto NJ 18 South and continue 1 1/4 miles to traffic light at Tices Ln. (Colchester Plaza on right). Turn right onto Tices Ln. and continue 1 mile. Turn left (Raritan Valley YMCA on left) onto Alvin Ct. and continue to end. Enter parking lot, then turn left to reach facility.


Northbound and Southbound, Ryders Ln./Milltown/East Brunswick Exit (North Brunswick Township). Merge onto Ryders Lane and continue 1 mile to second light. Turn left onto Tices Ln. and continue 1/2 mile. Turn right (Atlas Fashion Corp. on right) onto Alvin Ct. and continue to end of street. Enter parking lot and turn left to facility.


Northbound and Southbound, Tices Ln. (East Brunswick). If Northbound, after passing Midstate Mall on right, continue to next light, at Tices Ln.; continue through light, then take left-turn jughandle and merge onto Tices Ln., if Southbound, turn right (Colchester Plaza on right) onto Tices Ln. Both, continue 1 mile on Tices Ln. Turn left (Raritan Valley YMCA on left) onto Alvin Ct. and continue to end. Enter parking lot, then turn left to reach facility.

OASIS FAMILY FARM, 3 Circle Dr., Robbinsville       Website

Working lavender farm has Fun Zone featuring numerous games.

 
Northbound and Southbound, Exit 7A. On ramp, follow signs for I-195 East/Shore Points. Merge onto I-195 East and continue 3/4 mile to Exit 7. At end of ramp, turn right, following sign for Allentown, onto Co. Rt. 526 East/Robbinsville-Allentown Rd. and continue 1/4 mile. Take first right (sign on left for Oasis) onto Circle Dr. and continue 1/2 mile to entrance on right.


Eastbound and Westbound, Exit 7. At end of ramp, if Eastbound, turn right, if Westbound, turn left, onto Co. Rt. 526 East/Robbinsville-Allentown Rd. and continue 1/4 mile. Turn right (sign on left for Oasis) onto Circle Dr. and continue 1/2 mile to entrance on right.


Northbound and Southbound, I-195 East/Belmar Exit (Hamilton). Merge onto I-195 East and continue 2 miles to Exit 7. At end of ramp, turn right, following sign for Allentown, onto Co. Rt. 526 East/Robbinsville-Allentown Rd. and continue 1/4 mile. Take first right (sign on left for Oasis) onto Circle Dr. and continue 1/2 mile to entrance on right.

PUPS OF WAR, Brunswick Square, 755 Route 18, East Brunswick       Website

Nerf Blaster battles.

 
Northbound and Southbound, Exit 9. Keep left through toll booth and follow sign for NJ 18 South/East Brunswick/Old Bridge. Merge onto NJ 18 South and continue 4 miles to traffic light at Brunswick Square Mall entrance on right. Enter parking lot and use Barnes & Noble entrance.


Northbound, NJ 18 South Exit (New Brunswick), Southbound, NJ 18/New Brunswick/East Brunswick Exit (New Brunswick). If Northbound, merge onto NJ 18 South, if Southbound, keep left on ramp, follow sign for NJ 18 South/East Brunswick/Old Bridge and merge onto NJ 18 South. Both, continue on NJ 18 South 4 3/4 miles to traffic light at Brunswick Square Mall entrance on right. Enter parking lot and use Barnes & Noble entrance.


Northbound, on left, in East Brunswick. After passing Branning's Automotive Group on right, take next jughandle, marked All Turns. At traffic light, cross NJ 18 and use roadway on left to enter Brunswick Square Mall. Enter parking lot and use Barnes & Noble entrance.
Southbound, on right, in East Brunswick, in Brunswick Square Mall.

ROCK 'N' AIR ADVENTURE PARK, 581 Route 18 South, East Brunswick       Website

Trampoline and wall climbing areas.

 
Northbound and Southbound, Exit 9. Keep left through toll booth and follow sign for NJ 18 South/East Brunswick/Old Bridge. Merge onto NJ 18 South and continue 3 miles to facility on right, after passing Colonial Diner on left.


Northbound, NJ 18 South Exit (New Brunswick), Southbound, NJ 18 South/New Brunswick/East Brunswick Exit (New Brunswick). If Northbound, merge onto NJ 18 South, if Southbound, keep left on ramp, follow sign for NJ 18 South/East Brunswick/Old Bridge and merge onto NJ 18 South. Both, continue on NJ 18 South 3 3/4 miles to facility on right, after passing Colonial Diner on left.


Northbound, Arthur St. Exit (East Brunswick). After passing Guitar Center on right, continue to Arthur St. exit at next light. At end of ramp, turn left onto Arthur St., cross NJ 18 and continue 1/4 mile to end. Turn right onto Summerhill Rd. and continue 1/4 mile to entrance on right.
Southbound, on right, in East Brunswick, after passing Colonial Diner on left, next to Pep Boys.

ROCKVILLE CLIMBING CENTER, 200 Whitehead Rd., Hamilton       Website

Indoor facility provides rock climbing experience in a controlled atmosphere. Lessons in climbing are also offered.

 
Northbound, Exit 7. On ramp, follow signs for US 206 North/Trenton. Merge onto US 206 North and continue 1/2 mile. Get into left lane and just before second light exit left, following signs for Bordentown. Turn left on Farnsworth Ave. and go 1/2 mile to first light. Turn left onto US 130 South and continue 1/2 mile to I-295 North Exit. Merge onto I-295 North and continue 6 1/2 miles to Exit 63B. Merge onto NJ 33 West and continue 1 mile through two lights. After second light, stay in right lane and when NJ 33 splits off to left, continue straight on Nottingham Way 1/2 mile to second light. Turn right onto E. State St. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Continue straight (E. State St. bears to the right) on Whitehead Rd. 1/4 mile to facility on right.
Southbound, Exit 7A. On ramp, follow I-195 West/Hamilton/Trenton signs. Merge onto I-195 West and continue 6 miles to Exit 1B. Merge onto I-295 North and continue 3 1/2 miles to Exit 63B. Merge onto NJ 33 West and continue 1 mile through two lights. After second light, stay in right lane and when NJ 33 splits off to left, continue straight on Nottingham Way 1/2 mile to second light. Turn right onto E. State St. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Continue straight (E. State St. bears to the right) on Whitehead Rd. 1/4 mile to facility on right.


Westbound, Exit 1B. Merge onto I-295 North and continue 3 miles to Exit 63A-B. Follow signs for Exit 63B/NJ 33 West/Trenton. Merge onto NJ 33 West/Nottingham Way and continue 1 3/4 miles (when NJ 33 forks left after second light, stay on Nottingham Way) to fourth light. Turn right on E. State St. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Continue straight on Whitehead Rd. 1/4 mile to Climbing Center on right, after crossing over railroad.


Northbound, Exit 63B. Merge onto NJ 33 West/Nottingham Way and continue 1 mile through 2 lights. After passing second light, at the Court at Hamilton Shopping Center, keep right and continue straight on Nottingham Way when NJ 33 turns left. Follow Nottingham Way 1/2 mile to second light. Turn right onto E. State St. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Continue straight on Whitehead Rd. 1/4 mile to Center on right.
Southbound, Exit 67. On ramp, keep right, following signs for US 1 South/Trenton. Merge onto US 1 South and continue 2 3/4 miles to Whitehead Rd. Exit. At end of ramp, turn right onto Whitehead Rd. and continue 3/4 mile to Center on left.


Northbound and Southbound, Whitehead Rd. Exit (Lawrence Township). At end of ramp, turn right onto Whitehead Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to facility on left.


Eastbound, Chambers St. (Trenton). At traffic light (Walgreens on right), turn left onto Chambers St. and go 1/4 mile to first light. Turn right onto E. State St. and continue 1 1/4 miles to fourth light. Continue straight on Whitehead Rd. 1/4 mile to Center on right, after crossing over railroad.
Westbound, Nottingham Way (Hamilton). After passing Panda Express on right, get into right lane and, when NJ 33 bears to the left, continue straight on Nottingham Way 1/2 mile to second light. Turn right onto E. State St. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Continue straight on Whitehead Rd. 1/4 mile to facility on right.

SKY ZONE TRAMPOLINE PARK, 17 Quakerbridge Plaza, Hamilton       Website

Franchise facility offers opportunity to use trampolines for recreational play under safe conditions.


Northbound and Southbound, Exit 65A. Merge onto Sloan Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to second light. Turn left onto Quakerbridge Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to first light. Turn left onto Quakerbridge Plaza and continue to facility on right.


Northbound, Whitehead Rd. Exit (Lawrence Township). At end of ramp, turn right onto Whitehead Rd. and continue to first light. Turn left onto Sweetbriar Ave. and continue 2 1/4 miles (name changes to Sloan Ave.) to fourth light. Turn left onto Quakerbridge Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to first light. Turn left onto Quakerbridge Plaza and continue to facility on right.
Southbound, Co. Rt. 533 South/Quakerbridge Rd. Exit (Lawrence Township). Merge onto Co. Rt. 533 South/Quakerbridge Rd. and continue 3 1/2 miles to traffic light at Quakerbridge Plaza (first light after passing Congoleum on right). Turn right onto Quakerbridge Plaza and continue to facility on right.


Eastbound, Nottingham Way (Hamilton). After passing Gray's Liquors on right, get into left lane and continue to next light. Continue straight (NJ 33 turns right) on Nottingham Way 1/4 mile to second light. Turn left onto Quakerbridge Rd. and continue 1 1/2 miles to second light. Turn left onto Quakerbridge Plaza and continue to facility on right.
Westbound, White Horse Ave. (Hamilton). At traffic light (Mercerville Shopping Center on right), turn right onto White Horse Ave. and continue 1 1/2 miles (name changes to Quakerbridge Rd.) to third light. Turn left onto Quakerbridge Plaza and continue to facility on right.

SKY ZONE TRAMPOLINE PARK, 600 Hadley Rd., South Plainfield       Website

Franchise facility offers opportunity to use trampolines for recreational play under safe conditions.


Northbound, Exit 4. At end of ramp, turn left onto Durham Ave., cross under I-287 and continue to first light. Turn right onto Hadley Rd. and continue to facility on right.
Southbound, Exit 5. At end of ramp, turn left onto Stelton Rd. and continue 1/4 mile to second light. Turn right onto Hamilton Blvd. and continue 1 mile to second light. Turn right onto Durham Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to third light. Turn right onto Hadley Rd. and continue 1/4 mile to facility.

STUMPY'S HATCHET HOUSE, 159 Route 22 East, Green Brook       Website

Axe throwing.


Northbound, Exit 5. At end of ramp, turn right onto Stelton Rd. and continue 3/4 mile. At traffic light following railroad crossing, continue straight (Stelton Rd. turns left) on S. Washington Ave. 2 1/4 miles to traffic light at NJ 28/North Ave. in Dunellen (first light after crossing under railroad). Turn left onto NJ 28 West and continue 3/4 mile to second light (Care Medical and Dental Group on right). Turn right onto Warrenville Rd. and continue 1 mile. Just before first light, take US 22 East/Newark exit. Merge onto US 22 East and continue 3/4 mile to facility on right.
Southbound, Exit 14A. Merge onto US 22 East and continue 4 1/2 miles to facility on right, 3/4 mile after passing traffic light at Warrenville Rd.


Eastbound, on right, in Green Brook, 3/4 mile past traffic light at Warrenville Rd.
Westbound, Warrenville Rd. Exit (Green Brook). After passing Crystal Toyota/Mazda on right, continue to exit ramp at next light. At end of ramp, turn left onto Warrenville road. At traffic light, turn left onto US 22 East and continue 3/4 mile to facility on right.


Eastbound, Greenbrook Rd. (Middlesex). At traffic light (Middlesex Plaza on right), bear left (not sharp left) onto Greenbrook Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to first light. Turn right onto US 22 East and continue 2 miles to facility on right, 3/4 mile after passing traffic light at Warrenville Rd.
Westbound, Warrenville Rd. (Middlesex). At traffic light (Care Medical and Dental Group on right), turn right onto Warrenville Rd. and continue 1 mile. Just before first light, take US 22 East/Newark exit. Merge onto US 22 East and continue 3/4 mile to facility on right.

STUMPY'S HATCHET HOUSE, 745 Alexander Rd., Princeton       Website

Axe throwing.


Northbound, Exit 67B, Southbound, Exit 67. Merge onto US 1 North and continue 3 1/2 miles to Alexander Rd./Princeton/Princeton Jct. exit. At end of ramp, turn right onto Alexander Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to facility on left, just after passing second light.


Northbound, Alexander Rd./Princeton/Princeton Jct. Exit (West Windsor), Southbound, Alexander Rd. East/Princeton Jct. Exit (West Windsor). If Northbound, turn right onto Alexander Rd., if Southbound, merge onto Alexander Rd., cross over US 1 and continue to first light. Both, continue 1/2 mile to facility on left, just after passing second light.


Northbound and Southbound, Co. Rt. 571/Washington Rd. (Princeton). If Northbound, turn right (Princeton Garden Theatre on left), if Southbound, turn left (Princeton United Methodist Church on right), onto Co. Rt. 571/Washington Rd. and continue 1 3/4 miles to traffic light at US 1. Turn right onto US 1 South and continue 1/2 mile to Alexander Rd. East/Princeton Jct. exit. Merge onto Alexander Rd. and continue 3/4 mile to facility on left, just after passing third light.

SUPERCHARGED ENTERTAINMENT, 987 Route 1, Edison       Website

Multiple venue facility features go karts, arcade, virtual reality, axe throwing


Northbound, Exit 127. On ramp, follow signs for NJ 440 South/I-287/Raritan Center. Merge onto NJ 440 South and continue 2 1/2 miles (becomes I-287 North) to Exit 1B. Merge onto US 1 South and continue 1 1/4 miles. After passing Carmax on right, continue to next light. Turn right and enter complex.
Southbound, Exit 130B. Keep right on ramp, following signs for US 1 South/Trenton. Merge onto US 1 South and continue 3 3/4 miles. After passing Carmax on right, continue to next light. Turn right and enter complex.


Northbound and Southbound, Exit 10. After passing through toll plaza, keep left, following signs for I-287 North/Woodbridge. Merge onto I-287 North and continue 3/4 mile to Exit 1B. Merge onto US 1 South and continue 1 1/4 miles. After passing Carmax on right, continue to next light. Turn right and enter complex.


Northbound and Southbound, Exit 1B. If Northbound, merge onto US 1 South. If Southbound, at end of ramp, merge onto Co. Rt. 531, then immediately take US 1 South Exit and merge onto US 1 South. Both, continue on US 1 South 3/4 mile to entrance on right, at first light after passing Carmax.


Northbound, Forest Haven Dr. (Edison). After passing Ray Catena Porsche/Jaguar on right, continue to next light (B.J.'s Wholesale Club on right). Take jughandle (unmarked) just before light. At end of ramp, turn left onto Forest Haven Dr. and continue to traffic light. Turn left onto US 1 South and continue to entrance on right, at first light after passing Carmax.
Southbound, in Edison, on right, at first light after passing Carmax.


Northbound and Southbound, US 1 North/Newark Exit (New Brunswick). Merge onto US 1 North and continue 3 3/4 miles. After passing Ray Catena Porsche/Jaguar on right, continue to next light (B.J.'s Wholesale Club on right). Take jughandle (unmarked) just before light. At end of ramp, turn left onto Forest Haven Dr. and continue to traffic light. Turn left onto US 1 South and continue to entrance on right, at first light after passing Carmax.


Northbound and Southbound, I-287 South Exit (Edison). Take I-287 South Exit (if Northbound, after passing Walmart on right, if Southbound, after passing Bridge Point apartment complex on right). Merge onto I-287 South and continue 1/2 mile to Exit 1B. At end of ramp, merge onto Co. Rt. 531, then immediately take US 1 South Exit and merge onto US 1 South. Continue on US 1 South 3/4 mile to entrance on right, at first light after passing Carmax.

URBAN AIR ADVENTURE PARK, 396 Ryders Ln., Milltown       Website

Park features climbing walls, trampolines and dodgeball, as well as related games.

 
Northbound and Southbound, Exit 9. Keep right through toll booth and follow sign for NJ 18 North/New Brunswick/Rutgers University. Merge onto NJ 18 North and continue 1/2 mile to US 1 South/Trenton Exit. Merge onto US 1 South and continue 1 mile to Ryders Lane/Milltown/East Brunswick Exit. Merge onto Ryders Lane and continue 2 1/4 miles to traffic light at Home Depot/Target shopping center (second light after crossing over New Jersey Turnpike). Turn right and enter shopping center. Facility is ahead, to the right of Target.


Northbound and Southbound, Ryders Ln./Milltown/East Brunswick Exit (North Brunswick Township). Merge onto Ryders Lane and continue 2 1/4 miles to traffic light at Home Depot/Target shopping center (second light after crossing over New Jersey Turnpike). Turn right and enter shopping center. Facility is ahead, to the right of Target.


Northbound, Milltown Rd./Milltown Exit (East Brunswick). Merge onto Milltown Rd. and continue 1 1/2 miles to third light. Turn right onto Co. Rt. 617 North/Ryders Ln. and continue 1/2 mile to first light, at Home Depot/Target shopping center. Turn left and enter shopping center. Facility is ahead, to the right of Target.
Southbound, US 1 South/Trenton Exit (New Brunswick). Merge onto US 1 South and continue 1/2 mile to Ryders Ln./Milltown/East Brunswick Exit. Merge onto Ryders Lane and continue 2 1/4 miles to traffic light at Home Depot/Target shopping center (second light after crossing over New Jersey Turnpike). Turn right and enter shopping center. Facility is ahead, to the right of Target.

YESTERCADES, 29 Division St., Somerville       Website

Indoor arcade features a variety of games that have been released over the past four decades.


Northbound, Exit 14B. Merge onto US 22 West and continue 1 1/2 miles to N. Bridge St./Grove St./Somerville Exit. Follow ramp back over US 22 and take first right, following sign for N. Gaston Ave./N. Bridge St., and continue to stop sign. Turn left onto N. Bridge St. and continue 1 mile through four lights. Take first right after passing fourth light (Main St.) onto South St. and continue 1 block to stop sign. Arcade is in pedestrian mall to the right. Continue 1 block further to public parking lot.
Southbound, Exit 17. Merge onto US 202/206 South and continue 3/4 mile to US 22 East/New York Exit. Merge onto US 22 West and continue 1 mile to N. Bridge St./Somerville Exit. Follow N. Bridge St. 1 mile through four lights. Take first right after passing fourth light (Main St.) onto South St. and continue 1 block to stop sign. Arcade is in pedestrian mall to the right. Continue 1 block further to public parking lot.


Eastbound, N. Bridge St./Somerville Exit (Bridgewater). Turn right at exit sign onto N. Bridge St. and continue 1 mile through four lights. Take first right after passing fourth light (Main St.) onto South St. and continue 1 block to stop sign. Arcade is in pedestrian mall to the right. Continue 1 block further to public parking lot.
Westbound, N. Bridge St./Grove St./Somerville Exit (Bridgewater). Follow ramp and cross over US 22. After crossing bridge, take first right and continue to stop sign. Turn left onto N. Bridge St. and continue 1 mile through four lights. Take first right after passing fourth light (Main St.) onto South St. and continue 1 block to stop sign. Arcade is in pedestrian mall to the right. Continue 1 block further to public parking lot.


Eastbound, N. Middaugh St. (Somerville). Turn right (second right after leaving Somerville Circle) onto N. Middaugh St. and continue 1/4 mile to stop sign. Turn left onto Somerset St., cross under railroad, then bear right onto Veterans Memorial Dr. and continue 1/2 mile. Turn left onto Division St. and continue 1 block. Arcade is in pedestrian mall ahead. Turn left onto South St. and continue to public parking lot.
Westbound, S. Bridge St. (Somerville). At traffic light at Bridge St. (Somerset County Courthouse on right), turn left onto S. Bridge St. and continue 1 block. Turn right (sign on right for parking) onto South St. and continue 1 block. Arcade is in pedestrian mall to the right. Continue straight on South St. 1 block to public parking lot.


Northbound and Southbound, US 206 South/NJ 28/Somerville/Princeton Exit (Raritan). If Northbound, keep right on ramp and take second exit (NJ 28 East/Somerville) from traffic circle, if Southbound, keep right on ramp, pass NJ 28 West exit and enter circle; take third exit (NJ 28 East/Somerville) from traffic circle. Both, continue 1/4 mile on NJ 28 East/West End Ave. Take second right onto N. Middaugh St. and continue 1/4 mile to stop sign. Turn left onto Somerset St., cross under railroad, then bear right onto Veterans Memorial Dr. and continue 1/2 mile. Turn left onto Division St. and continue 1 block. Arcade is in pedestrian mall ahead. Turn left onto South St. and continue to public parking lot.


Northbound, S. Bridge St. Exit (Somerville). Follow S. Bridge St. 3/4 mile into Somerville. After passing first light, at Veterans Memorial Dr., take next left onto South St. and continue 1 block to Division St. Facility is on right, off Division St. pedestrian mall. For parking, continue on South St. to municipal lot.
Southbound, NJ 28 East (Raritan). When US 202 and US 206 split, take US 206 South/NJ 28 Exit. On ramp, keep left and follow signs for US 206 South. Enter Somerville Circle, pass US 206 South exit and take next exit (NJ 28 East/Somerville). Continue 1/4 mile on NJ 28 East/West End Ave. Take second right onto N. Middaugh St. and continue 1/4 mile to stop sign. Turn left onto Somerset St., cross under railroad, then bear right onto Veterans Memorial Dr. and continue 1/2 mile. Turn left onto Division St. and continue 1 block. Arcade is in pedestrian mall ahead. Turn left onto South St. and continue to public parking lot.

Arts and Culture



ARTWORKS, 19 Everett Alley, Trenton       Website

Located in downtown Trenton, Artworks seeks to serve the city and surrounding communities through periodic exhibitions and educational programs for adults and children.

 
Northbound, Exit 7. On ramp, follow signs for US 206 North/Trenton. Merge onto US 206 North and continue 1/2 mile. Get into left lane and just before second light exit left, following signs for Bordentown. Turn left onto Farnsworth Ave. and go 1/2 mile to first light. Turn left onto US 130 South and continue 1/2 mile to I-295 North/Trenton Exit. Merge onto I-295 North and continue 2 1/2 miles to Exit 60. On ramp, keep left and follow signs for NJ 29/Trenton. Merge onto NJ 29 North and continue 4 1/4 miles to Market St. Exit. Merge onto Market St. and continue 1/4 mile to third light, at S. Broad St. Turn left onto S. Broad St. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Turn right onto E. Front St. and continue 1/4 mile to second light. Turn right onto S. Stockton St. Continue to parking lot on right, opposite NJ Motor Vehicle Commission Building. Artworks is at back of lot.
Southbound, Exit 7A. On ramp, follow I-195 West/Hamilton/Trenton signs. Merge onto I-195 West and continue 6 miles to junction with I-295. Continue straight, following signs for NJ 29/Trenton, on NJ 29 North 4 1/4 miles to Market St. Exit. Merge onto Market St. and continue 1/4 mile to third light, at S. Broad St. Turn left onto S. Broad St. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Turn right onto E. Front St. and continue 1/4 mile to second light. Turn right onto S. Stockton St. Continue to parking lot on right, opposite NJ Motor Vehicle Commission Building. Artworks is at back of lot.


Westbound, NJ 29 North. At end of I-195, continue straight on NJ 29 North 3 1/2 miles to NJ 33/Market St. Exit. Merge onto Market St. and continue 1/4 mile to third light, at S. Broad St. Turn left onto S. Broad St. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Turn right onto E. Front St. and continue 1/4 mile to second light. Turn right onto S. Stockton St. Continue to parking lot on right, opposite NJ Motor Vehicle Commission Building. Artworks is at back of lot.


Northbound, Exit 60, Southbound, from Princeton and New Brunswick, Exit 60B. If Northbound, on ramp, keep left and follow signs for NJ 29 North/Trenton. Both, merge onto NJ 29 North and continue 3 miles to NJ 33/Market St. Exit. Merge onto Market St. and continue 1/4 mile to third light, at S. Broad St. Turn left onto S. Broad St. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Turn right onto E. Front St. and continue 1/4 mile to second light. Turn right onto S. Stockton St. Continue to parking lot on right, opposite NJ Motor Vehicle Commission Building. Artworks is at back of lot.
Southbound, from Pennsylvania, Exit 76. On ramp, keep left and follow signs for NJ 29 South/Trenton. At traffic circle at end of ramp, take second exit (NJ 29 South). Merge onto NJ 29 South and continue 5 1/2 miles to NJ 33/Market St. Exit (left exit). Merge onto Market St. and continue to third light, at S. Broad St. Turn left onto S. Broad St. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Turn right onto E. Front St. and continue 1/4 mile to second light. Turn right onto S. Stockton St. Continue to parking lot on right, opposite NJ Motor Vehicle Commission Building. Artworks is at back of lot.


Northbound, NJ 33 Exit (Trenton). At traffic light at end of ramp, continue straight on Barlow St. to next light. Turn left onto S. Clinton Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Turn left onto E. State St. and continue 1/4 mile to second light. Turn left onto S. Stockton St. and continue 1/4 mile through 1 light to parking lot on right, opposite Motor Vehicle Commission building. Artworks is at rear of parking lot.
Southbound, Perry St. Exit (Trenton). At end of ramp, turn left onto Perry St. and continue to first light. Turn left onto N. Stockton St. and continue 1/2 mile through 2 lights. After passing second light (E. Front St.), continue to parking lot on right at Everett Alley, opposite Motor Vehicle Commission building. Artworks is at rear of lot.


Northbound, NJ 33/Market St. Exit (Trenton), Southbound, US 1 North/NJ 33/Market St. Exit (Trenton). Merge onto Market St. and continue 1/4 mile to third light, at S. Broad St. Turn left onto S. Broad St. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Turn right onto E. Front St. and continue 1/4 mile to second light. Turn right onto S. Stockton St. Continue to parking lot on right, opposite NJ Motor Vehicle Commission Building. Artworks is at back of lot.


Westbound, S. Clinton Ave. (Trenton), At traffic light (sign for Trenton Train Station), turn right onto S. Clinton Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to second light. Turn left onto E. State St. and continue 1/4 mile to second light. Turn left onto S. Stockton St. and continue 1/4 mile to gallery on right, opposite Motor Vehicle Services building.


Northbound and Southbound, E. Front St. (Trenton). At traffic light, if Northbound (Mill Hill Park on right), turn right onto E. Front St. and continue to second light, if Southbound, turn left, onto E. Front St. and continue to third light. Both, turn right onto S. Stockton St. and continue to Artworks on the right, opposite Motor Vehicle Services building. Park in local lots.

AVENEL PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, 150 Avenel St., Avenel       Website

Arts center features musical and stand-up performances

 
Northbound, Exit 11. On long ramp, follow signs for US 9 North/Woodbridge. Merge onto NJ 184 East/King Georges Post Rd. and continue 1/4 mile to US 9 North exit. Merge onto US 9 North and continue 2 1/2 miles to junction with US 1 North. Continue on US 1-9 North 1 1/4 miles to second light. Turn right onto Avenel St. and continue 1/2 mile to third light (Performing Arts Center on left). Turn left onto Station Dr. and continue to parking lot on left.
Southbound, Exit 12. Keep right through toll booth and follow signs for West Carteret/Rahway. Merge onto Roosevelt Ave. and continue 2 miles to traffic light at Co. Rt. 514/Rahway Ave./Woodbridge Rd. Turn left onto Rahway Ave. and continue 1 1/2 miles to third light (Avenel Supermarket on left). Turn right onto Avenel St. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Turn right onto Station Dr. and continue to parking lot on left.


Northbound, Exit 127. Approaching Raritan River bridge, keep right, following signs for Exit 127. Cross bridge, then take exit ramp. After ramp splits from Parkway, get into left lane, following signs for US 9 North. When ramp forks, keep left, following sign for US 9 North/Woodbridge. Merge onto US 9 North and continue 2 3/4 miles to junction with US 1 North. Continue on US 1-9 North 1 1/4 miles to second light. Turn right onto Avenel St. and continue 1/2 mile to third light (Performing Arts Center on left). Turn left onto Station Dr. and continue to parking lot on left.
Southbound, Exit 130A. On ramp, keep left, following signs for US 1 North/Newark. Merge onto US 1 North and continue 2 3/4 miles. After passing NJ 35 interchange, continue to second light. Turn right onto Avenel St. and continue 1/2 mile to third light (Performing Arts Center on left). Turn left onto Station Dr. and continue to parking lot on left.

 
Northbound and Southbound, Avenel St. (Woodbridge). If Northbound, after passing NJ 35 interchange, continue 3/4 mile to second light. Turn right onto Avenel St. If Southbound, after passing Richard Lucas Chevrolet, get into right lane. Take next right (unmarked; sign for NJ Transit, DimSum Seafood on right) onto Hyatt St. and continue 1 block. Turn left onto Minna St. and continue to stop sign. Turn left onto Avenel St. and continue to traffic light at US 1-9. Both, continue 1/2 mile on Avenel St. to third light (Performing Arts Center on left). Turn left onto Station Dr. and continue to parking lot on left.


Northbound, US 1 North/US 9 North/Newark Exit (Woodbridge). Merge onto US 1-9 North and continue 3/4 mile to second light. Turn right onto Avenel St. and continue 1/2 mile to third light (Performing Arts Center on left). Turn left onto Station Dr. and continue to parking lot on left.
Southbound, Avenel St. (Woodbridge). After passing Jersey Car Direct on right, get into left lane and continue to next light. Turn left onto Avenel St. and continue 1/2 mile to traffic light at US 1-9. Cross US 1-9 and continue on Avenel St. 1/2 mile to third light (Performing Arts Center on left). Turn left onto Station Dr. and continue to parking lot on left.

BARRON ARTS CENTER, 582 Rahway Ave., Woodbridge       Website

Arts center presents periodic art exhibitions and lectures.

 
Northbound, Exit 11. On long ramp, follow signs for US 9 North/Woodbridge. Merge onto NJ 184 East/King Georges Post Rd. and continue 1/4 mile to US 9 North exit. Merge onto US 9 North and continue 1 3/4 miles to Co. Rt. 604/Green St. Exit (Garden State Veterinary Services on right). At stop sign, turn right onto Green St. and continue 1 mile to second light (after passing Woodbridge Railroad Station). Turn left onto Rahway Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to first light (sign on right for Arts Center). Turn right onto Port Reading Ave., then take first right into parking lot.
Southbound, Exit 12. Keep right through toll booth and follow signs for West Carteret/Rahway. Merge onto Roosevelt Ave. and continue 2 miles to traffic light at Co. Rt. 514/Rahway Ave./Woodbridge Rd. Turn left onto Rahway Ave. and continue 2 1/2 miles to traffic light at Port Reading Ave. (First Presbyterian Church of Woodbridge on left). Turn left onto Port Reading Ave., then take first right into parking lot.


Northbound, Exit 127. Approaching Raritan River bridge, keep right, following signs for Exit 127. Cross bridge, then take exit ramp. After ramp splits from Parkway, get into left lane, following signs for US 9 North. When ramp forks, keep left, following sign for US 9 North/Woodbridge. Merge onto US 9 North and continue 1 1/4 miles to Co. Rt. 604/Green St. Exit (Garden State Veterinary Services on right). At stop sign, turn right onto Green St. and continue 1 mile to second light (after passing Woodbridge Railroad Station). Turn left onto Rahway Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to first light (sign on right for Arts Center). Turn right onto Port Reading Ave., then take first right into parking lot.
Southbound, Exit 130A. On ramp, keep left, following signs for US 1 North/Newark. Merge onto US 1 North and continue 1 mile to Co. Rt. 604/Green St. Exit (Woodbridge Crossing mall on right). Continue on Quality Way/Queen Rd. 1/4 mile to end (don't turn at Green St. light). Merge onto US 9 South and immediately get into left lane. Continue 1/4 mile on US 9, then take Green St. exit from left lane. Continue on Green St. 1 mile to second light (after passing Woodbridge Railroad Station). Turn left onto Rahway Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to first light (sign on right for Arts Center). Turn right onto Port Reading Ave., then take first right into parking lot.


Northbound, Co. Rt. 604/Green St. Exit (Woodbridge). After passing Woodbridge Center on right, take Co. Rt. 604/Green St. exit (Woodbridge Crossing mall on right). Continue on Quality Way/Queen Rd. 1/4 mile to end (don't turn at Green St. light). Merge onto US 9 South and immediately get into left lane. Continue 1/4 mile on US 9, then take Green St. exit from left lane. Continue on Green St. 1 mile to second light (after passing Woodbridge Railroad Station). Turn left onto Rahway Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to first light (sign on right for Arts Center). Turn right onto Port Reading Ave., then take first right into parking lot.
Southbound, NJ 35/Rahway/The Amboys Exit (Woodbridge). At end of ramp, turn left onto NJ 35 South and continue 1/2 mile to third light. Turn left onto St. Georges Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to stop sign. Turn left to stay on Freeman St. and continue 1/2 mile to first light. Turn right onto Rahway Ave., then immediately turn left onto Port Reading Ave. and take first right into parking lot.


Northbound, Co. Rt. 604/Green St. Exit (Woodbridge). After passing Firestone Auto Care on left, take next right (Garden State Veterinary Services on right). At stop sign, turn right onto Green St. and continue 1 mile to second light (after passing Woodbridge Railroad Station). Turn left onto Rahway Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to first light (sign on right for Arts Center). Turn right onto Port Reading Ave., then take first right into parking lot.
Southbound, NJ 35/Rahway/The Amboys Exit (Woodbridge). At end of ramp, turn left onto NJ 35 South and continue 1/2 mile to third light. Turn left onto St. Georges Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to stop sign. Turn left to stay on Freeman St. and continue 1/2 mile to first light. Turn right onto Rahway Ave., then immediately turn left onto Port Reading Ave. and take first into parking lot.


Northbound, Green St. (Woodbridge). After passing Mocci Park Center on right, continue to next light. Turn right onto Green St. and continue 1/2 mile to first light. Turn left onto Rahway Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to first light (sign on right for Arts Center). Turn right onto Port Reading Ave., then take first right into parking lot.
Southbound, St. Georges Ave. (Woodbridge). After passing US 1/US 9 interchange, continue 1/2 mile to third light. Turn left onto St. Georges Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to stop sign. Turn left to stay on Freeman St. and continue 1/2 mile to first light. Turn right onto Rahway Ave., then immediately turn left onto Port Reading Ave. and take first right into parking lot.

BROOK ARTS CENTER, 10 Hamilton St., Bound Brook       Website

Arts center in rehabilitated 1920s theater presents musical plays and stage entertainment.


Northbound, Exit 9. Keep right on ramp, following signs for Bound Brook. Merge onto River Rd. and continue 1 1/2 miles to end. Turn left onto Co. Rt. 607/Lincoln Blvd. and continue 1/4 mile to traffic circle. Take second exit and continue on E. Main St. to first light. Turn right onto Hamilton St. and continue to theater on right.
Southbound, Exit 13. On ramp, get into left lane. At traffic light, turn left onto NJ 28 East/Union Ave. and continue 1 1/2 miles. After passing traffic light at Mountain Ave. (Presbyterian Church on left), take next right onto Hamilton St. and continue 1/4 mile to theater on left.


Eastbound, I-287 South/Perth Amboy Exit (Bridgewater). Take left-lane exit, merge onto I-287 South and continue 1 mile to Exit 13. On ramp, get into left lane. At traffic light, turn left onto NJ 28 East/Union Ave. and continue 1 1/2 miles. After passing traffic light at Mountain Ave. (Presbyterian Church on left), take next right onto Hamilton St. and continue 1/4 mile to theater on left.
Westbound, Co. Rt. 527/Mountain Ave./VA Hospital/Bound Brook Exit (Bound Brook). At end of ramp, turn right, following sign for Co. Rt. 527 South/Bound Brook, onto Mountain Ave. and continue 1 mile to first light. Turn left onto NJ 28 East/E. Union Ave., then take first right onto Hamilton St. and continue 1/4 mile to theater on left.


Eastbound and Westbound, Hamilton St. (Bound Brook). If Eastbound, after passing light at Mountain Ave. (Presbyterian Church on left), take first right, if Westbound, after passing light at East St. (first light after crossing Green Brook), take first left, onto Hamilton St. and continue 1/4 mile to theater on left.

CIRCLE PLAYERS, 416 Victoria Ave., Piscataway       Website

Formed in 1951 by a group of employees of Merck & Co., the Circle Players present musical and dramatic stage productions.


Eastbound and Westbound, Co. Rt. 529/Washington Ave./Dunellen/Green Brook Exit. (Green Brook). At end of ramp, if Eastbound, turn right onto Co. Rt. 529 South, if Westbound, turn left onto Co. Rt. 529 South/Washington Ave. and cross US 22. Both, continue 1 3/4 miles on Washington Ave. through Dunellen into Piscataway. Turn right onto Grove St. and continue 1 block. Turn left onto Victoria Ave. and continue to theater on right.


Eastbound and Westbound, Co. Rt. 529 South/Washington Ave. (Dunellen). At traffic light at Co. Rt. 529/Washington Ave., if Eastbound, turn right (Dunellen Post Office on right), if Westbound, turn left (after passing Apple Tree Farmers Market on left), onto Co. Rt. 529 South/S. Washington Ave. and continue 3/4 mile. After passing traffic light at Walnut St., take next right onto Grove St. Go one block on Grove St., turn left onto Victoria Ave. and continue to theater on right.

FRONTLINE ARTS, 440 River Rd., Branchburg       Website

Formerly known as the Printmaking Center of New Jersey, Frontline Arts' galleries hold exhibitions of works executed in all print media.


Eastbound, Exit 26. At end of ramp, turn right onto Rattlesnake Bridge Rd. and continue 3 miles to end at light in North Branch. Turn left onto Easton Tpk. and continue 1 mile. Turn right onto Co. Rt. 679/Station Rd. and continue 3/4 mile to Y intersection. Arts building is opposite. Turn left and continue to parking lot.
Westbound, Exit 29. On ramp, follow signs for I-287 South/Somerville. Merge onto I-287 South and continue 2 1/2 miles to Exit 17. Merge onto US 202/US 206 South and continue 1 mile to US 22 West/Clinton Exit. Continue 3 1/4 miles on US 22 to North Branch Station Exit (pass North Branch/NJ 28 exit). Turn right onto Co. Rt. 679/Station Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to Y intersection. Frontline Arts building is opposite. Turn left and proceed to parking lot.


Northbound, Exit 14B. Merge onto US 22 West and continue 5 1/2 miles to North Branch Station Exit (pass North Branch/NJ 28 exit). Turn right onto Co. Rt. 679/Station Rd. and continue 3/4 mile to Y intersection. Council building is opposite. Turn left to parking lot.
Southbound, Exit 17. Merge onto US 202/US 206 South and continue 1/2 mile to US 22 West/Clinton Exit. Merge onto US 22 West and continue 3 1/4 miles to North Branch Station Exit (pass North Branch/NJ 28 exit). Turn right onto Co. Rt. 679/Station Rd. and continue 3/4 mile to Y intersection. Frontline Arts building is opposite. Turn left to parking lot.


Eastbound and Westbound, North Branch Station Exit (North Branch). At end of ramp, if Eastbound, turn left, if Westbound, turn right, onto Co. Rt. 679/Station Rd. and continue 3/4 mile to Y intersection. Frontline Arts building is opposite. Turn left for parking lot.


Northbound, River Rd. (Branchburg Township). At traffic light (first light after passing Thirsty's Restaurant on right), turn left (sign on left for North Branch) onto River Rd. and continue 1 1/4 mile. After passing Dakin House on left, take second left onto Miller Ave. and continue 3/4 mile to end. Turn right onto Station Rd. and continue 1/4 mile. After crossing railroad tracks, bear right at next intersection and proceed to parking lot on right.


Northbound, NJ 28 West (Raritan). At Somerville Circle, pass US 206 North exit, get into center or right lane and continue to traffic light. Continue straight on NJ 28 West 2 1/4 miles to US 22 West exit. Merge onto US 22 West and continue 1 mile to North Branch Station Exit. Turn right onto Co. Rt. 679/Station Rd. and continue 3/4 mile to Y intersection. Frontline Arts building is opposite. Turn left and continue to parking lot.

 
Southbound, US 22 West/Clinton Exit (Bridgewater Township). Merge onto US 22 West and continue 2 1/2 miles to North Branch Station Exit. Turn right onto Co. Rt. 679/Station Rd. and continue 3/4 mile to Y intersection. Frontline Arts building is opposite. Turn left to parking lot.

GROUNDS FOR SCULPTURE, 18 Fairgrounds Rd., Hamilton       Website

Sculpture park and museum features sculptures fashioned by contemporary American and international artists

 
Northbound, Exit 7. On ramp, follow signs for US 206 North/Trenton. Merge onto US 206 North and continue 1/2 mile. Get into left lane and just before second light exit left, following signs for Bordentown. Turn left on Farnsworth Ave. and go 1/2 mile to first light. Turn left onto US 130 South and continue 1/2 mile to I-295 North Exit. Merge onto I-295 North and continue 6 1/2 miles to Exit 63B. Merge onto NJ 33 West and continue 1 mile through two lights. After second light, stay in right lane and when NJ 33 splits off to left, continue straight on Nottingham Way. At the first light, turn right onto Sculptors Way and go 1/4 mile to entrance on right.
Southbound, Exit 7A. On ramp, follow I-195 West/Hamilton/Trenton signs. Merge onto I-195 West and continue 6 miles to Exit 1B. Merge onto I-295 North and continue 3 1/2 miles to Exit 63B. Merge onto NJ 33 West and continue 1 mile through two lights. After second light, stay in right lane and when NJ 33 splits off to left, continue straight on Nottingham Way. At the first light, turn right onto Sculptors Way and go 1/4 mile to entrance on right.


Westbound, Exit 1B. Merge onto I-295 North and continue 3 miles to Exit 63A-B. Follow signs for Exit 63B/NJ 33 West/Trenton. Merge onto NJ 33 West and continue 1 1/4 miles through two lights. After second light, stay in right lane and when NJ 33 splits off to left, continue straight on Nottingham Way. At the first light, turn right onto Sculptors Way and go 1/4 mile to entrance on right.


Northbound, Exit 63B, Southbound, Exit 63. Merge onto NJ 33 West/Nottingham Way and continue 1 mile through 2 lights. After passing second light, at the Court at Hamilton Shopping Center, keep right and continue straight on Nottingham Way when NJ 33 turns left. At first light, turn right (sign on right for Grounds for Sculpture) onto Sculptor's Way and continue 1/4 mile to entrance on right.


Northbound, Whitehead Rd. Exit (Trenton). At end of ramp, turn right onto Whitehead Rd. and continue 1 mile to first light. Turn left onto E. State St. and continue 1/2 mile. Turn right onto Sculptors Way and continue 1/4 mile to entrance on left.
Southbound, I-295 South Exit (Lawrence Township). Merge onto I-295 South and continue 3 1/2 miles to Exit 63. Merge onto NJ 33 West and continue 1 mile through two lights. After second light, stay in right lane and when NJ 33 splits off to left, continue straight on Nottingham Way. At the first light, turn right onto Sculptors Way and go 1/4 mile. Entrance is on the right.


Eastbound, Sculptors Way/Ward Ave. (Hamilton). At traffic light (Hamilton Township Municipal Building on left), turn left onto Sculptors Way and continue 1/2 mile to entrance on right.
Westbound, Nottingham Way (Hamilton). After passing Panda Express on right, get into right lane and, when NJ 33 bears to the left, continue straight on Nottingham Way to first light. Turn right onto Sculptors Way and continue 1/4 mile to entrance on right.

HOPEWELL THEATER, 5 S. Greenwood Ave., Hopewell       Website

Theater will be closed during summer 2023 to consider future plans.

Theater housed in 135-year-old building presents films and stage performances.


Northbound and Southbound, Exit 72. At end of ramp, if Northbound, turn right, if Southbound, turn left, onto NJ 31 North/Pennington Rd. and continue 4 1/2 miles to traffic light at Co. Rt. 654/Hopewell-Pennington Rd. (sign on right for Hopewell). Bear right onto Co. Rt. 654 and continue 3 1/4 miles to traffic light at Greenwood Ave., in Hopewell. Turn right onto S. Greenwood Ave. and continue to theater on right.


Northbound, Co. Rt. 654/Hopewell-Pennington Rd. (Hopewell Township). After passing Suburban Wrench Auto Repair on left, at next traffic light (signs on right for Hopewell and Rockingham), bear right onto Co. Rt. 654/Hopewell-Pennington Rd. and continue 3 1/2 miles to traffic light at Greenwood Ave., in Hopewell (name changes to W. Broad St.). Turn right onto S. Greenwood Ave. and continue to theater on right.
Southbound, Co. Rt. 518/Lambertville-Hopewell Rd. (East Amwell Township). At traffic light (Orlando's Cafe on right), turn left (sign for Hopewell) onto Co. Rt. 518 East and continue 2 3/4 miles to traffic light in Hopewell. Turn left onto W. Broad St. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Turn right onto S. Greenwood Ave. and continue to theater on right.


Northbound, Carter Rd. (Lawrence Township). At traffic light (sign on right for Co. Rt. 569), turn left onto Co. Rt. 569 North/Carter Rd. and continue 6 1/4 miles to end in Hopewell Borough (name changes to Hopewell-Princeton Rd.). Turn left onto E. Broad St. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Turn left onto S. Greenwood Ave. and continue to theater on right.
Southbound, Co. Rt. 518 (Montgomery Township). At traffic light (first light after passing Montgomery Center on left), turn right (sign on right for Co. Rt. 518 West/Blawenburg) onto Co. Rt. 518 West/Georgetown-Franklin Tpk. and continue 6 1/2 miles to second light in Hopewell. Turn left onto S. Greenwood Ave. and continue to theater on right.

KELSEY THEATRE AT MERCER, Mercer County Community College, 1200 Old Trenton Rd., West Windsor       Website

Campus theater presents adult and family entertainment performed by nine resident companies.

 
Northbound, Exit 7A. On ramp, follow sign for I-195 West/Hamilton/Trenton. Merge onto I-195 West and continue 1 mile to Exit 5B. Merge onto US 130 North and continue 1 1/4 miles to third light. Turn left onto Main St. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Cross NJ 33 and continue on Robbinsville-Edinburg Rd. 3 miles to end. Turn left onto Co. Rt. 535/Old Trenton Rd. and continue 1 3/4 miles to first light. Turn right and enter MCCC campus. Follow signs to theater.
Southbound, Exit 8. On ramp, keep left, following signs for NJ 133/East Windsor. Continue on NJ 133 West 3 1/2 miles to Co. Rt. 571 West/Princeton Exit. Merge onto Co. Rt. 571 West and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Turn left onto Co. Rt. 535/Old Trenton Rd. and continue 5 1/2 miles to traffic light at Mercer County Community College entrance. Turn right and enter MCCC campus. Follow signs to theater.


Eastbound, use I-295 North.
Westbound, Exit 5B. Merge onto US 130 North and continue 1 1/4 miles to third light. Turn left onto Main St. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Cross NJ 33 and continue on Robbinsville-Edinburg Rd. 3 miles to end. Turn left onto Co. Rt. 535/Old Trenton Rd. and continue 1 3/4 miles to first light. Turn right and enter MCCC campus. Follow signs to theater.


Northbound, Exit 63A. On ramp, keep right, following signs for NJ 33 East/Mercerville. Merge onto Hamilton Ave. and continue to first light. Turn right onto NJ 33 East/Nottingham Way and continue 1/4 mile to second light. Approaching light, get into left lanes. At light, continue straight (NJ 33 turns right) on Nottingham Way 1/4 mile to second light. Continue straight on Edinburg Rd. 2 miles. Take Mercer County Community College jughandle and enter MCCC campus. Follow signs to theater.
Southbound, Exit 65A. On ramp, follow signs for Sloan Ave. East. Merge onto Sloan Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to second light. Cross Quakerbridge Rd. and continue on Flock Rd. 1 mile to end. Turn left onto Co. Rt. 535/Edinburg Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to Mercer County Community College jughandle. Cross Co. Rt. 535 and enter MCCC campus. Follow signs to theater.


Northbound, Whitehead Rd. Exit (Lawrence Township). At end of ramp, turn right onto Whitehead Rd. and continue to first light. Turn left onto Sweetbriar Ave. and continue 3 miles (name changes to Sloan Ave., then Flock Rd.) to end. Turn left onto Co. Rt. 535/Edinburg Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to Mercer County Community College jughandle. Cross Co. Rt. 535 and enter MCCC campus. Follow signs to theater.
Southbound, Co. Rt. 533/Nassau Park Blvd./Province Line Rd./Quakerbridge Rd. Exit (West Windsor). On ramp, follow signs for Co. Rt. 533 South/Quakerbridge Rd. Merge onto Co. Rt. 533 South/Quakerbridge Rd. and continue 2 1/4 miles to fourth light. Turn left onto Hughes Dr. and continue 1 1/2 miles to second light. Turn left onto Co. Rt. 535/Edinburg Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to Mercer County Community College jughandle. Cross Co. Rt. 535 and enter MCCC campus. Follow signs to theater.


Eastbound, Nottingham Way (Hamilton). After passing Gray's Liquors on right, get into left-hand lanes. At next light, continue straight (NJ 33 turns right) on Nottingham Way 1/4 mile to second light. Continue straight on Edinburg Rd. 2 miles. Take Mercer County Community College jughandle and enter MCCC campus. Follow signs to theater.
Westbound, NJ 133 West/East Windsor/Princeton Exit (East Windsor). Merge onto NJ 133 West and continue 3 1/2 miles to Co. Rt. 571 West/Princeton Exit. Merge onto Co. Rt. 571 West and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Turn left onto Co. Rt. 535/Old Trenton Rd. and continue 5 1/2 miles to traffic light at Mercer County Community College entrance. Turn right and enter MCCC campus. Follow signs to theater.


Northbound, Main St. (Robbinsville). After passing I-195 interchange, continue 1 mile to third light. Turn left onto Main St. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Cross NJ 33 and continue on Robbinsville-Edinburg Rd. 3 miles to end. Turn left onto Co. Rt. 535/Old Trenton Rd. and continue 1 3/4 miles to first light. Turn right and enter MCCC campus. Follow signs to theater.
Southbound, Church St. (Robbinsville). After passing Trail's End Motel on right, continue to next light. Turn right (sign on right for Windsor/Edinburg) onto Church St. and continue 2 1/4 miles to first light. Turn left onto Co. Rt. 535/Old Trenton Rd. and continue 2 miles to Mercer County Community College entrance on right. Turn right and enter campus. Follow signs to theater.

MAIN STREET THEATRE COMPANY, 70 County Route 516, Old Bridge       Website

Theater company produces several musical and dramatic plays each season.

 
Northbound and Southbound, Exit 9. After passing toll booth, keep left, following sign for NJ 18 South/East Brunswick/Shore Points. Merge onto NJ 18 South and continue 5 1/4 miles to Co. Rt. 516 East/Matawan exit. Merge onto Co. Rt. 516 East/Old Bridge-Matawan Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to theater on left, in Temple Beth Ohr.


Northbound, Co. Rt. 516/Throckmorton Ln./Ticetown Rd./Matawan/Old Bridge Exit (Old Bridge), Southbound, Co. Rt. 516 West/Old Bridge Exit (Old Bridge). If Northbound, on ramp, follow signs for Co. Rt. 516 West/Old Bridge and merge onto Co. Rt. 516 West. If Southbound, merge onto Co. Rt. 516 West. Both, continue on Co. Rt. 516 West 2 3/4 miles to theater on right, in Temple Beth Ohr.


Northbound, Exit 30. Merge onto US 9 North and continue 1 1/2 miles to Co. Rt. 516/Throckmorton Ln./Ticetown Rd./Matawan/Old Bridge exit. On ramp, follow signs for Co. Rt. 516 West/Old Bridge and merge onto Co. Rt. 516 West. Continue on Co. Rt. 516 West 2 3/4 miles to theater on right, in Temple Beth Ohr.
Southbound, Co. Rt. 516 East/Matawan Exit (Old Bridge). Merge onto Co. Rt. 516 East/Old Bridge-Matawan Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to theater on left, in Temple Beth Ohr.

McCARTER THEATRE CENTER, 91 University Pl., Princeton       Website

For over 80 years, McCarter Theatre at Princeton University has been presenting original and established theatrical works, classical and jazz performances, dance and artists from around the world, as well as special events featuring popular performers.

 
Northbound, Exit 7. On ramp, follow signs for US 206 North/Trenton. Merge onto US 206 North and continue 1/2 mile. Get into left lane and just before second light exit left, following signs for Bordentown. Turn left onto Farnsworth Ave. and go 1/2 mile to first light. Turn left onto US 130 South and continue 1/2 mile to I-295 North/Trenton Exit. Merge onto I-295 North and continue 10 1/2 miles to Exit 67A. Merge onto US 1 North and continue 3 miles to Alexander Rd./Princeton/Princeton Jct. Exit. At end of ramp, turn left onto Alexander Rd. and continue 1 1/2 miles onto Princeton University campus. At traffic light at N. Station Dr., turn right and park in West Garage or at Princeton Station or continue straight for metered street parking.
Southbound, Exit 9. Keep right through toll booth and follow sign for NJ 18 North/New Brunswick/Rutgers University. Merge onto NJ 18 North and continue 1/2 mile to US 1 South/Trenton Exit. Merge onto US 1 South and continue 16 miles to Alexander Rd. West/Princeton Exit. Merge onto Alexander Rd. and continue 1 1/2 miles onto Princeton University campus. At traffic light at N. Station Dr., turn right and park in West Garage or at Princeton Station or continue straight for metered street parking.


Northbound, Exit 67A, Southbound, Exit 67. If Southbound, on ramp, keep left, following signs for US 1 North/New Brunswick. Both, merge onto US 1 North and continue 3 3/4 miles to Alexander Rd./Princeton/Princeton Jct. Exit. At end of ramp, turn left onto Alexander Rd. and continue 1 1/4 miles to third light. Continue straight on Alexander Rd. to Princeton Station parking lot on right (metered until 8PM) or turn right at light onto Faculty Rd., cross railroad tracks and continue to roundabout. Take second exit from roundabout onto Elm Dr. and continue to next roundabout. Take third exit and continue to stop sign. Turn right and enter parking garage (free after 5PM and on weekends).


Northbound, Alexander Rd. Exit (West Windsor Township), Southbound, Alexander Rd. West Exit (West Windsor Township). If Northbound, turn left onto Alexander Rd., if Southbound, merge onto Alexander Rd., and continue 1 1/2 miles through three lights. Parking is available in Princeton Station parking lot on right (metered until 8PM). For additional parking, continue to next light. Turn right onto N. Station Rd. and continue to parking garage (free after 5PM and on weekends) on right.


Northbound and Southbound, University Pl. (Princeton). At traffic light, if Northbound, at first light after leaving US 206, turn right (sign on right for railroad station), if Southbound, turn left (first light after passing Palmer Square on right), onto University Pl. and continue 1/2 mile, passing theater on the right, to roundabout. Take the second exit from roundabout onto Alexander St. and continue to first light. Turn left and follow signs to parking.


Northbound and Southbound, NJ 27/Nassau St. (Princeton). At traffic light, if Northbound, continue straight (US 206 turns left), if Southbound, turn left, onto NJ 27 North and continue to first light. Turn right onto University Pl. and continue 1/2 mile, passing theater on the right, to roundabout. Take the second exit from roundabout onto Alexander St. and continue to first light. Turn left and follow signs to parking.

NEW BRUNSWICK PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, 11 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick       Website

Performing Arts Center presents productions of theater, film, dance and music events. Houses American Repertory Ballet, Crossroads Theatre Co., George Street Playhouse and Rutgers' Mason Gross School of the Arts.

 
Northbound and Southbound, Exit 9. Keep right through toll booth and follow sign for NJ 18 North/New Brunswick/Rutgers University. Merge onto NJ 18 North and continue 1 mile. When road divides, keep right, following sign for New Brunswick exits. Continue on NJ 18 Local 1/2 mile to New St./Arts and Business District Exit. Follow New St. to first light. Turn right onto Neilson St. and continue 2 blocks. Turn left onto Bayard St., pass through light at George St. and continue to NBPAC parking garage on left.


Northbound, Exit 1B. Merge onto US 1 South and continue 4 1/2 miles across Raritan River to NJ 18/New Brunswick/East Brunswick Exit. On ramp, follow signs for NJ 18 North/New Brunswick. Merge onto NJ 18 North and continue 1/2 mile to express/local lane split. When lanes divide, keep right, following signs for New Brunswick Exits, and continue 1/2 mile to New St./Arts & Business District Exit. Follow New St. to first light. Turn right onto Neilson St. and continue 2 blocks. Turn left onto Bayard St., pass through light at George St. and continue to NBPAC parking garage on left.
Southbound, Exit 9. At end of ramp, turn right onto River Rd. and continue 3 1/2 miles to junction with NJ 18. Turn right and merge onto NJ 18 South. Continue across Raritan River on NJ 18 South 1 1/2 miles. When road divides, keep right, following sign for New Brunswick Exits. Take New St./Arts and Business District Exit. Follow New St. to first light. Turn right onto Neilson St. and continue 2 blocks. Turn left onto Bayard St., pass through light at George St. and continue to NBPAC parking garage on left.


Northbound, NJ 18 North Exit (New Brunswick), Southbound, NJ 18 Exit (New Brunswick). If Southbound, follow signs for NJ 18 North/New Brunswick. Both, merge onto NJ 18 North and continue 3/4 mile. When lanes divide, keep right, following signs for New Brunswick Exits, and continue 1/2 mile to New St./Arts & Business District Exit. Follow New St. to first light. Turn right onto Neilson St. and continue 2 blocks. Turn left onto Bayard St., pass through light at George St. and continue to NBPAC parking garage on left.


Northbound and Southbound, New St./Arts & Business District Exit (New Brunswick). In both directions, when road divides into local and express lanes in New Brunswick, keep right and continue to New St. exit. Follow New St. to first light. Turn right onto Neilson St. and continue 2 blocks. Turn left onto Bayard St., pass through light at George St. and continue to NBPAC parking garage on left.


Northbound, George St. (New Brunswick). At traffic light (sign on right for theaters), turn right onto George St. and continue to third light, at Bayard St. Turn right and proceed to NBPAC parking garage on left.
Southbound, NJ 18 South/Johnson Dr. Exit (New Brunswick). After crossing Raritan River, take first exit. Keep right, following signs for NJ 18 South. Merge onto NJ 18 South and keep right. When highway divides, take local lanes for New Brunswick Exits and continue to New St./Arts and Business District Exit. Continue on New St. to first light. Turn right onto Neilson St. Take second left onto Bayard St. and continue through one light to NBPAC parking garage on left.

PASSAGE THEATRE CO., 205 E. Front St., Trenton       Website

The 100-seat Mill Hill Playhouse, built in the late 19th century as a church, provides an intimate setting for the company's production of socially relevant plays and other performances suited to the local community.

 
Northbound, Exit 7. On ramp, follow signs for US 206 North/Trenton. Merge onto US 206 North and continue 1/2 mile. Get into left lane and just before second light exit left, following signs for Bordentown. Turn left onto Farnsworth Ave. and go 1/2 mile to first light. Turn left onto US 130 South and continue 1/2 mile to I-295 North/Trenton Exit. Merge onto I-295 North and continue 2 1/2 miles to Exit 60. On ramp, keep left and follow signs for NJ 29/Trenton. Merge onto NJ 29 North and continue 4 1/4 miles to Market St. Exit. Follow Market St. 1/4 mile to third light. Turn left onto S. Broad St. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Turn right onto E. Front St. and continue to theater on right.
Southbound, Exit 7A. On ramp, follow I-195 West/Hamilton/Trenton signs. Merge onto I-195 West and continue 6 miles to junction with I-295. Continue straight, following signs for NJ 29/Trenton, on NJ 29 North 4 1/4 miles to Market St. Exit. Follow Market St. 1/4 mile to third light. Turn left onto S. Broad St. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Turn right onto E. Front St. and continue to theater on right.


Westbound, NJ 29 North. At end of I-195, continue straight on NJ 29 North 3 1/2 miles to NJ 33/Market St. Exit. Merge onto Market St. and continue to third light, at S. Broad St. Turn left onto S. Broad St. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Turn right onto E. Front St. and continue to theater on right.


Northbound, Exit 60, Southbound, from Princeton and New Brunswick, Exit 60B. If Northbound, on ramp, keep left and follow signs for NJ 29 North/Trenton. Both, merge onto NJ 29 North and continue 3 miles to NJ 33/Market St. Exit. Merge onto Market St. and continue 1/4 mile to third light, at S. Broad St. Turn left onto S. Broad St. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Turn right onto E. Front St. and continue to theater on right.
Southbound, from Pennsylvania, Exit 76. On ramp, keep left and follow signs for NJ 29 South/Trenton. At traffic circle at end of ramp, take second exit (NJ 29 South). Merge onto NJ 29 South and continue 5 1/2 miles to NJ 33/Market St. Exit (left exit). Merge onto Market St. and continue 1/4 mile to third light, at S. Broad St. Turn left onto S. Broad St. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Turn right onto E. Front St. and continue to theater on right.


Northbound, NJ 33 Exit (Trenton). At end of ramp, turn left onto Market St., cross under US 1 and continue to first light. Turn right onto Stockton St. and continue to first light. Turn left onto E. Front St. and continue to theater on left, at Montgomery St.
Southbound, NJ 33 Exit (Trenton). At end of ramp, turn right onto Stockton St. and continue to first light. Turn left onto E. Front St. and continue to theater on left, at Montgomery St.


Northbound, NJ 33/Market St. Exit (Trenton), Southbound, US 1 North/NJ 33/Market St. Exit (Trenton). Merge onto Market St. and continue 1/4 mile to third light. Turn left onto S. Broad St. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Turn right onto E. Front St. and continue 1 block to theater on right.


Westbound, Market St. (Trenton), At end of NJ 33, continue straight on Market St. under US 1 viaduct to first light. Turn right onto Stockton St. and continue to first light. Turn left onto E. Front St. and continue one block to theater on left.


Northbound and Southbound, E. Front St. (Trenton). At traffic light, if Northbound (Mill Hill Park on right), turn right onto E. Front St. and continue to first light, if Southbound, turn left, onto E. Front St. and continue to second light. Both, venue is on right, in converted church. Park in street or Parking Authority garage at S. Broad St.

PLAYHOUSE 22, 721 Cranbury Rd., East Brunswick       Website

Community theater group presents musical, comedy and dramatic productions in the township's arts center.

 
Northbound, Exit 8A. On ramp, keep right, following signs for Co. Rt. 535/NJ 32/US 130/Cranbury/South Brunswick, and continue to end of ramp. Turn right onto Co. Rt. 535 North/Cranbury-South River Rd. and continue 4 miles to entrance on left, just past traffic light at Dunhams Corner Rd./Helmetta Blvd.
Southbound, Exit 9. Keep left through toll booth and follow sign for NJ 18 South/East Brunswick/Shore Points. Merge onto NJ 18 South and continue 1 1/2 miles to Co. Rt. 535 South/Cranbury Exit. Merge onto Co. 535 South/Cranbury Rd. and continue 3/4 mile. After passing East Brunswick High School, road forks. Keep left and continue on Co. Rt. 535/Cranbury Rd. 3 miles to East Brunswick Community Arts Center on right.


Northbound, Co. Rt. 527 North/Main St./Spotswood Exit (East Brunswick). At end of ramp, turn right onto Co. Rt. 527 South/Old Bridge Tpk. and continue to first light. Turn right onto Co. Rt. 527 South/Main St. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Bear right onto Old Stage Rd. and continue 3 3/4 miles to end. Turn right onto Helmetta Blvd. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Cross Cranbury-South River Rd. and continue 1/4 mile on Dunhams Corner Rd. to East Brunswick Community Arts Center on right. Turn right and proceed to theater.
Southbound, Co. Rt. 535 South/Cranbury Exit (East Brunswick). Merge onto Co. Rt. 535 South/Cranbury Rd. and continue 3/4 mile. When road forks at St. Mary's Cemetery, keep left and continue 3 miles to East Brunswick Community Arts Center on right. Turn right and continue to Playhouse 22.


Northbound, Co. Rt. 522 East/Ridge Rd/Jamesburg/Dayton Exit (South Brunswick). At end of ramp, turn left (Co. Rt. 522 East/Jamesburg) onto Ridge Rd. and continue 2 1/4 miles to first light. Turn left onto Co. Rt. 535 North/Cranbury-South River Rd. and continue 2 1/4 miles to theater on left (sign for East Brunswick Community Arts Center).
Southbound, Finnegans Ln./Davidsons Mill Rd. (North Brunswick). At traffic light (after passing Renaissance Glen Apartments on right), turn left (sign on right for EARTH Center) onto Davidsons Mill Rd. and continue 4 miles to end. Turn left onto Co. Rt. 535 North/Cranbury-South River Rd. and continue 1 mile to theater on left (sign for East Brunswick Community Arts Center).

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY ART MUSEUM, McCormick Hall, Princeton University, Princeton       Website

Museum features collections of artwork from all ages, with both permanent and changing exhibitions. Guided tours are available.

 
Northbound, Exit 7. On ramp, follow signs for US 206 North/Trenton. Merge onto US 206 North and continue 1/2 mile. Get into left lane and just before second light exit left, following signs for Bordentown. Turn left onto Farnsworth Ave. and go 1/2 mile to first light. Turn left onto US 130 South and continue 1/2 mile to I-295 North/Trenton Exit. Merge onto I-295 North and continue 10 1/2 miles to Exit 67A. Merge onto US 1 North and continue 4 1/4 miles to traffic light at Co. Rt. 571/Washington Rd. (sign for Co. Rt. 571/Hightstown/Princeton). Follow signs for Co. Rt. 571 West/Princeton, cross US 1 and continue 1 3/4 miles on Washington Rd. to fifth light. Turn left on Nassau St./NJ 27 South and continue to Chambers St. Turn right onto Chambers St. and proceed to parking garage on right. From parking garage, walk back on Chambers St. to Nassau St., turn left and continue to Witherspoon St. Cross Nassau St. to front gates. Turn left and continue walking along Nassau St. to the next walkway entrance. Turn right and walk to the museum
Southbound, Exit 9. Keep right through toll booth and follow sign for NJ 18 North/New Brunswick/Rutgers University. Merge onto NJ 18 North and continue 1/2 mile to US 1 South/Trenton Exit. Merge onto US 1 South and continue 16 miles to Washington Rd./Princeton/Hightstown Exit. Turn right, following signs for Co. Rt. 571 West/Princeton, and continue 1 3/4 miles to traffic light at NJ 27/Nassau St. Turn left onto NJ 27 South/Nassau St. and continue to Chambers St. Turn right onto Chambers St. and proceed to parking garage on right. From parking garage, walk back on Chambers St. to Nassau St., turn left and continue to Witherspoon St. Cross Nassau St. to front gates. Turn left and continue walking along Nassau St. to the next walkway entrance. Turn right and walk to the museum


Northbound, Exit 67A. Merge onto US 1 North and continue 4 1/4 miles to traffic light at Co. Rt. 571/Washington Rd. (sign for Co. Rt. 571/Hightstown/Princeton). Follow signs for Co. Rt. 571 West/Princeton, cross US 1 and continue 1 3/4 miles on Washington Rd. to fifth light. Turn left on Nassau St./NJ 27 South and continue to Chambers St. Turn right onto Chambers St. and proceed to parking garage on right. From parking garage, walk back on Chambers St. to Nassau St., turn left and continue to Witherspoon St. Cross Nassau St. to front gates. Turn left and continue walking along Nassau St. to the next walkway entrance. Turn right and walk to the museum.
Southbound, Exit 69A. Merge onto US 206 North and continue 6 miles into Princeton, to traffic light at junction with NJ 27. Continue straight (US 206 turns left) on NJ 27 North/Nassau St. through 1 light, then take next left onto Chambers St. and continue to parking garage on right. From parking garage, walk back on Chambers St. to Nassau St., turn left and continue to Witherspoon St. Cross Nassau St. to front gates. Turn left and continue walking along Nassau St. to the next walkway entrance. Turn right and walk to the museum.


Northbound and Southbound, Co. Rt. 571/Washington Rd. Exit (West Windsor Township). Follow signs for Co. Rt. 571 West/Princeton onto Washington Rd. and continue 1 3/4 miles to fifth light, in Princeton. Turn left onto NJ 27 South/Nassau St. Turn right onto Chambers St. and proceed to parking garage on right. From parking garage, walk back on Chambers St. to Nassau St., turn left and continue to Witherspoon St. Cross Nassau St. to front gates. Turn left and continue walking along Nassau St. to the next walkway entrance. Turn right and walk to the museum.


Northbound and Southbound, Chambers St. (Princeton). Museum is located on campus. For parking, if Northbound, turn left (sign on left for parking), if Southbound, turn right (sign on right for parking) onto Chambers St. and continue to parking garage on right. Exit garage to Chambers St. Walk back on Chambers St. to Nassau St., turn left and continue to Witherspoon St. Cross Nassau St. to front gates. Turn left and continue walking along Nassau St. to the next walkway entrance. Turn right and walk to the museum.


Northbound and Southbound, NJ 27/Nassau St. (Princeton). At traffic light, if Northbound, keep right and continue straight (US 206 turns left), if Southbound, turn left, onto NJ 27 North. Continue through first light, then take next left onto Chambers St. and proceed to parking garage on right. From parking garage, walk back on Chambers St. to Nassau St., turn left and continue to Witherspoon St. Cross Nassau St. to front gates. Turn left and continue walking along Nassau St. to the next walkway entrance. Turn right and walk to the museum.

RVCCARTS, Raritan Valley Community College, 118 Lamington Rd., North Branch       Website

Performing arts center on the campus of Raritan Valley Community College presents plays, musical performances, dance and special event performances. Several series for children of varying ages are also offered.


Eastbound and Westbound, Exit 26. At end of ramp, if Eastbound, turn right, if Westbound, turn left, onto Rattlesnake Bridge Rd. and continue 2 1/4 miles to Raritan Valley Community College entrance on left. Enter campus and follow signs to RVCCArts.


Northbound, Exit 14B. Merge onto US 22 West and continue 6 miles to Readington Rd./Raritan Valley College Dr. Exit. Turn right on Raritan Valley College Dr. and continue to first light. Cross Easton Tpk. and enter Raritan Valley campus. Follow signs for parking and Arts Center.
Southbound, Exit 21B. Merge onto I-78 West and continue 3 1/4 miles to Exit 26. At end of ramp, turn left onto Rattlesnake Bridge Rd. and continue 2 1/4 miles (name changes to Lamington Rd.) to second light. Turn left, enter Raritan Valley Community College campus and follow signs to Arts Center.


Eastbound and Westbound, Raritan Valley College Dr./Readington Rd. Exit (North Branch). If Eastbound, at end of ramp, turn left and cross US 22, if Westbound, turn right, and continue on RVCC Dr. 1/4 mile to first light. Cross Easton Tpk., enter RVCC campus and follow signs to theater.


Northbound, Old York Rd. (Branchburg Township). At traffic light (first light after passing Zeus Industrial Products on right), turn left (sign on left for Readington/Raritan Valley CC) onto Old York Rd. and continue 1 1/4 miles (name changes to Dreahook Rd.) to first light. Turn right (sign on right for North Branch) onto Readington Rd. and continue 3 miles to traffic light at Easton Tpk. (first light after crossing US 22). Cross Easton Tpk. and enter RVCC campus. Follow signs to Arts Center.


Northbound, NJ 28 West (Raritan). At Somerville Circle, pass US 206 North exit, get into center or right lane and continue to traffic light. Continue straight on NJ 28 West 3 3/4 miles to Raritan Valley Community College entrance on right in North Branch. Turn right and follow signs to Arts Center.

 
Southbound, US 22 West/Clinton Exit (Bridgewater Township). Merge onto US 22 West and continue 3 3/4 miles to Readington Rd./Raritan Valley College Dr. Exit (after passing Merck on right). Turn right onto RVCC Dr. and continue to Raritan Valley campus. Follow signs to Arts Center.

SOMERSET VALLEY PLAYERS, 689 Amwell Rd., Hillsborough       Website

Company presents dramatic, comedy and musical works in a former one-room schoolhouse.


Northbound and Southbound, Co. Rt. 514/Amwell Rd. (Hillsborough). At traffic light (sign on right for Co. Rt. 514 West/Neshanic), if Northbound, turn left, if Southbound, turn right, onto Co. Rt. 514 West/Amwell Rd. and continue 3 3/4 miles to theater on right.

STARLAND BALLROOM, 570 Jernee Mill Rd., Sayreville       Website

Concert venue offers performances by upcoming and established artists in rock, country, pop and other fields.


Northbound, Exit 120. At end of ramp, turn right onto Matawan Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to first light. Turn right onto Morristown Rd. and continue 1 1/4 miles to end. Turn right onto NJ 34 North and continue 1 3/4 miles through four lights. Turn left (sign on right for US 9 South) onto Perrine Rd. and continue 3/4 mile to end. Turn left onto Old Water Works Rd. and continue 1/2 mile. When road forks, keep right onto Cheesequake Rd. and continue to end. Turn left onto Bordentown Ave. and continue 1 1/4 miles to second light (at railroad crossing). Turn right onto Jernee Mill Rd. and continue 1 mile to facility on left.
Southbound, Exit 123. Merge onto US 9 South and continue 1/4 mile to Co. Rt. 615/Bordentown Ave. Exit. At end of ramp, turn left, following sign for Parlin, onto Bordentown Ave. and continue 3 1/2 miles to traffic light at Jernee Mill Rd. (at railroad crossing). Turn right onto Jernee Mill Rd. and continue 1 mile to facility on left.


Northbound, NJ 18 North/New Brunswick Exit (Old Bridge). Merge onto NJ 18 North and continue 4 1/4 miles to Co. Rt. 527 North/Main St./Spotswood Exit. At end of ramp, turn right onto Co. Rt. 527 South/Old Bridge Tpk. and continue to first light. Turn left onto Main St. and continue 1 3/4 miles (name changes to Bordentown Ave.) to second light. Turn left onto Jernee Mill Rd. and continue 1 mile to facility on left.
Southbound, Co. Rt. 615/Bordentown Ave. Exit (Sayreville). At end of ramp, turn left onto Bordentown Ave. and continue 3 1/2 miles to third light (at railroad crossing). Turn right onto Jernee Mill Rd. and continue 1 mile to venue on left.


Northbound, Co. Rt. 527 North/Main St./Spotswood Exit (East Brunswick). At end of ramp, turn right onto Co. Rt. 527 South/Old Bridge Tpk. and continue to first light. Turn left onto Main St. and continue 1 3/4 miles (name changes to Bordentown Ave.) to second light (at railroad tracks). Turn left onto Jernee Mill Rd. and continue 1 mile to venue on left.
Southbound, Co. Rt. 535 North/South River Exit (East Brunswick). Cross over NJ 18 and keep left, following signs for South River onto Cranbury Rd. Continue 1 3/4 miles on Cranbury Rd. through South River (name changes to Main St.) into Sayreville. After crossing over South River, take MacArthur Ave./Jernee Mill Rd. Exit and continue to stop sign. Turn right onto Jernee Mill Rd. and continue 1 1/2 miles to venue on right.

STATE THEATRE, 15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick       Website

Urban venue presents entertainment events drawn from music, comedy, theater and dance.

 
Northbound and Southbound, Exit 9. Keep right through toll booth and follow sign for NJ 18 North/New Brunswick/Rutgers University. Merge onto NJ 18 North and continue 1 mile. When road divides, keep right, following sign for New Brunswick exits. Continue on NJ 18 Local 1/2 mile to New St./Arts and Business District Exit. Follow New St. through two lights. After passing second light (George St.), Morris St. Parking Deck is on left. Theater is a two-block walk along New St. and Livingston Ave. from here. For additional parking, continue on New St. three blocks to New St. Parking Deck on left. From here, walk back two blocks on New St., then left one block on Livingston Ave.


Northbound, Exit 1B. Merge onto US 1 South and continue 4 1/2 miles across Raritan River to NJ 18/New Brunswick/East Brunswick Exit. On ramp, follow signs for NJ 18 North/New Brunswick. Merge onto NJ 18 North and continue 1/2 mile to express/local lane split. When lanes divide, keep right, following signs for New Brunswick Exits, and continue 1/2 mile to New St./Arts & Business District Exit. Follow New St. through two lights. After passing second light (George St.), Morris St. Parking Deck is on left. Theater is a two-block walk along New St. and Livingston Ave. from here. For additional parking, continue on New St. three blocks to New St. Parking Deck on left. From here, walk back two blocks on New St., then left one block on Livingston Ave.
Southbound, Exit 9. At end of ramp, turn right onto River Rd. and continue 3 1/2 miles to junction with NJ 18. Turn right and merge onto NJ 18 South. Continue across Raritan River on NJ 18 Continue on NJ 18 South 1 1/2 miles. When road divides, keep right, following sign for New Brunswick Exits. Take New St./Arts and Business District Exit. Follow New St. through two lights. After passing second light (George St.), Morris St. Parking Deck is on left. Theater is a two-block walk along New St. and Livingston Ave. from here. For additional parking, continue on New St. three blocks to New St. Parking Deck on left. From here, walk back two blocks on New St., then left one block on Livingston Ave.


Northbound, NJ 18 North Exit (New Brunswick), Southbound, NJ 18 Exit (New Brunswick). If Southbound, follow signs for NJ 18 North/New Brunswick. Both, merge onto NJ 18 North and continue 3/4 mile. When lanes divide, keep right, following signs for New Brunswick Exits, and continue 1/2 mile to New St./Arts & Business District Exit. Follow New St. through two lights. After passing second light (George St.), Morris St. Parking Deck is on left. Theater is a two-block walk along New St. and Livingston Ave. from here. For additional parking, continue on New St. three blocks to New St. Parking Deck on left. From here, walk back two blocks on New St., then left one block on Livingston Ave.


Northbound and Southbound, New St./Arts & Business District Exit (New Brunswick). In both directions, when road divides into local and express lanes in New Brunswick, keep right and continue to New St. exit. Follow New St. through two lights. After passing second light (George St.), Morris St. Parking Deck is on left. Theater is a two-block walk along New St. and Livingston Ave. from here. For additional parking, continue on New St. three blocks to New St. Parking Deck on left. From here, walk back two blocks on New St., then left one block on Livingston Ave.


Northbound, George St. (New Brunswick). At traffic light (sign on right for theaters), turn right onto George St. and continue to fourth light. Bear right onto Livingston Ave., pass theater on right and continue to first light. Turn left for Morris St. Parking Deck (Theater is a two-block walk along New St. and Livingston Ave. from here.) or right for New St. Parking Deck (From here, walk back two blocks on New St., then left one block on Livingston Ave.).
Southbound, NJ 18 South/Johnson Dr. Exit (New Brunswick). After crossing Raritan River, take first exit. Keep right, following signs for NJ 18 South. Merge onto NJ 18 South and keep right. When highway divides, take local lanes for New Brunswick Exits and continue to New St./Arts and Business District Exit. Continue straight on New St. through two lights to Morris St. parking deck on left. Theater is a two-block walk along New St. and Livingston Ave. from here. For additional parking, continue another two blocks to New St. parking deck. From here, walk back two blocks on New St., then left one block on Livingston Ave.

TCNJ ART GALLERY, The College of New Jersey, 2000 Pennington Rd., Ewing       Website

Gallery on the campus of The College of New Jersey hosts rotating exhibitions of established and student artists.


Northbound and Southbound, Exit 72. At end of ramp, if Northbound, turn left, if Southbound, turn right, onto NJ 31 South/Pennington Rd. and continue 1 1/2 miles to traffic light at TCNJ entrance. Turn left and enter campus, get parking permit and directions to Arts and Interactive Multimedia Building.


On campus of The College of New Jersey, Northbound, on right, Southbound, on left. Enter campus at main entrance (Northbound, second campus light, Southbound, first campus light) opposite Carlton Ave. When road forks, keep right and continue to Trenton Hall. During weekdays, get parking information at Trenton Hall information booth. After 5 p.m. on weekdays and all day on weekends, continue past Trenton Hall and park in Lot 5.

VILLAGERS THEATRE, 475 DeMott Ln., Somerset       Website

Local theater company produces 10-12 shows for short runs during regular season. Several special events are also scheduled.

 
Northbound and Southbound, Exit 9. Keep right through toll booth and follow sign for NJ 18 North/New Brunswick/Rutgers University. Merge onto NJ 18 North and continue 2 3/4 miles (when road splits at 1 mile, keep left for express lanes) through New Brunswick to Co. Rt. 527/Easton Ave./South Bound Brook Exit. At end of ramp, merge onto George St. and continue 1/4 mile to T intersection. Turn left onto Landing Ln. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Turn right onto Easton Ave. and continue 2 miles to fourth light. Turn left onto DeMott Ln. and continue 2 1/4 miles to Franklin Township Municipal Complex. Turn right to enter the complex and continue to theater.


Northbound and Southbound, Exit 10. If Southbound, follow signs for Co. Rt. 527 South/New Brunswick. Both, merge onto Co. Rt. 527 South/Easton Ave. and continue 1 3/4 miles to DeMott Lane Exit. Turn right onto DeMott Ln. and continue 2 1/4 miles to Franklin Township Municipal Complex on right. Turn right onto John M. Collins Dr. and follow signs to theater.


Northbound, Co. Rt. 527/Easton Ave./South Bound Brook Exit (New Brunswick). When road divides, keep left, following signs for NJ 18 North/Piscataway and continue to exit. At end of ramp, merge onto George St. and continue 1/4 mile to T intersection. Turn left onto Landing Lane and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Cross Easton Ave. and continue 1 1/2 miles on Franklin Blvd. to second light. Turn right onto Hamilton St. and continue 2 1/2 miles (name changes to Amwell Rd.) to third light (sign on right for Franklin Twp. Municipal Complex). Turn right onto DeMott Ln. and continue 1/4 mile to Franklin Township Municipal Complex on left. Turn left onto John M. Collins Dr. and follow signs to theater.
Southbound, River Rd./Piscataway/Highland Park Exit (Piscataway). At end of ramp, turn right onto River Rd. and continue to first light. Turn left onto Landing Lane and continue 1/2 mile to second light. Cross Easton Ave. and continue 1 1/2 miles on Franklin Blvd. to second light. Turn right onto Hamilton St. and continue 2 1/2 miles (name changes to Amwell Rd.) to third light. Turn right (sign on right for Franklin Twp. Municipal Complex) onto DeMott Ln. and continue 1/4 mile to Franklin Township Municipal Complex on left. Turn left onto John M. Collins Dr. and follow signs to theater.


Northbound, S. Middlebush Rd. (Kendall Park). At traffic light at S. Middlebush Rd./Sand Hills Rd. (Franklin Towne Center on left), turn left onto S. Middlebush Rd. and continue 5 1/4 miles to traffic light at Amwell Rd. Turn right onto Amwell Rd. and continue to first light. Turn left onto DeMott Ln. and continue 1/4 mile to Franklin Township Municipal Complex on left. Turn left onto John M. Collins Dr. and follow signs to theater.
Southbound, Franklin Blvd. (Somerset). At traffic light at Franklin Blvd. (first light after passing First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens), turn right onto Franklin Blvd. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Turn left onto Co. Rt. 514 West/Hamilton St. and continue 2 1/2 miles (name changes to Amwell Rd.) to third light. Turn right onto DeMott Ln. and continue 1/4 mile to Franklin Township Municipal Complex on left. Turn left onto John M. Collins Dr. and follow signs to theater.

JANE VOORHEES ZIMMERLI ART MUSEUM, 71 Hamilton St., New Brunswick       Website

Art museum on the campus of Rutgers University features works by American, European and Japanese artists. Periodic exhibitions are also featured.

 
Northbound and Southbound, Exit 9. Keep right through toll booth and follow sign for NJ 18 North/New Brunswick/Rutgers University. Merge onto NJ 18 North and continue 1 mile. When road divides, keep left, following sign for NJ 18 North/Piscataway. Continue on NJ 18 1 1/2 miles to George St./College Ave. Campus Exit. At end of ramp, keep left, following sign for George St. South/Hamilton St. Turn left onto George St. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Museum is on right corner. Park in street or local lots where permitted.


Northbound, Exit 1B. Merge onto US 1 South and continue 4 1/2 miles across Raritan River to NJ 18/New Brunswick/East Brunswick Exit. On ramp, follow signs for NJ 18 North/New Brunswick. Merge onto NJ 18 North and continue 1/2 mile to express/local lane split. When lanes divide, keep left, following signs for NJ 18 North/Piscataway, and continue 1 1/2 miles to George St./Rutgers University Exit. At end of ramp, turn left onto George St. and continue 1/4 mile to first light, at Hamilton St. Museum is on the right.
Southbound, Exit 9. At end of ramp, turn right onto River Rd. and continue 3 1/2 miles to junction with NJ 18. Turn right and merge onto NJ 18 South. Continue across Raritan River on NJ 18 1/2 mile to NJ 27/George St./New Brunswick Exit. At end of ramp, continue straight on George St. 1/2 mile to Zimmerli Museum on right, at Hamilton St.


Northbound, NJ 18 North Exit (New Brunswick), Southbound, NJ 18 Exit (New Brunswick). If Southbound, follow signs for NJ 18 North/New Brunswick. Both, merge onto NJ 18 North and continue 3/4 mile. When lanes divide, keep left, following signs for NJ 18 North/Piscataway, and continue 1 1/2 miles to George St./Rutgers University Exit. At end of ramp, turn left onto George St. and continue 1/4 mile to first light, at Hamilton St. Museum is on the right.


Northbound, George St./Rutgers-College Ave. Campus Exit (New Brunswick). When road divides, keep left, following signs for NJ 18 North/Piscataway. After express and local lanes rejoin, continue to next exit. At end of ramp, turn left onto George St. and continue 1/4 mile to to first light. Museum is on the corner on right. Street parking or parking in lots marked P (weekends only).
Southbound, NJ 27 South/George St./New Brunswick/College Ave. Campus Exit (New Brunswick). At end of ramp, continue straight on George St. to second light (Johnson Dr./Hamilton St.). Museum is on the corner on right. Street parking or parking in lots marked P (weekends only).


Northbound, Somerset St. (New Brunswick). At traffic light at Main St. (St. Peter's Cemetery on right), continue through light, then bear left onto Somerset St. and continue 1 mile to end. Turn left onto George St. and continue to first light. Museum is on opposite left corner.
Southbound, George St. (New Brunswick). At third light after crossing Raritan River, turn right onto George St. and continue to first light, at Hamilton St. Museum is on opposite left corner. Park in street.

Historic Sites



EAST JERSEY OLD TOWN, 1050 River Rd., Piscataway       Website

Collection of 13 buildings transported from central New Jersey locations, which demonstrates 19th-century life in the area. Among structures are a church, tavern, schoolhouse, blacksmith shop, barracks and several homes. Permanent exhibition displays the history of the settlement of Raritan Landing.

 
Northbound and Southbound, Exit 9. Keep right through toll booth and follow sign for NJ 18 North/New Brunswick/Rutgers University. Merge onto NJ 18 North and continue 4 miles (when road splits at 1 mile, keep left for express lanes) across Raritan River to River Rd./Piscataway/Highland Park Exit in Piscataway. At end of ramp, turn right onto River Rd. and continue 1 mile to fourth light. Turn left and enter Johnson Park. Follow Johnson Dr. 1/4 mile to village on left.


Northbound and Southbound, Exit 9. At end of ramp, if Northbound, turn left, if Southbound, turn right, onto River Rd. and continue 2 1/2 miles to traffic light at Johnson Dr./Hoes Ln. West. Turn right (sign on right for village) onto Johnson Dr. and continue 1/4 mile to village on left.


Northbound, NJ 18 North Exit (New Brunswick), Southbound, NJ 18 Exit (New Brunswick). If Southbound, follow signs for NJ 18 North/New Brunswick. Both, merge onto NJ 18 North and continue 3/4 mile. When lanes divide, keep left, following signs for NJ 18 North/Piscataway, and continue 2 3/4 miles through New Brunswick and across Raritan River to River Rd./Piscataway/Highland Park Exit. At end of ramp, turn right (signs for Piscataway and East Jersey Olde Towne) onto River Rd. and continue 1 mile to third light. Turn left and enter Johnson Park, continue to village on left.


Northbound and Southbound, River Rd./Piscataway/Highland Park Exit (Piscataway). At end of ramp, if Northbound, turn right onto River Rd. and continue to first light, if Southbound, turn right onto River Rd. Both, continue 1 mile to second light. Turn left and enter Johnson Park, continue to village on left.


Northbound and Southbound, Co. Rt. 622/River Rd. (Highland Park). If Northbound, after crossing Raritan River, turn left at first light, if Southbound, just before Raritan River bridge, turn right, onto Co. Rt. 622 North/River Rd. and continue 2 1/2 miles to traffic light at Johnson Dr./Hoes Lane (do not turn at the first intersection with Johnson Dr., opposite Cedar Lane). Turn left onto Johnson Dr. and continue to village on left.

ELLARSLIE, Cadwallader Park, Trenton       Website

The mid-19th century summer home of Henry McCall Sr. serves as Trenton's city museum, with exhibits on the city's history and artifacts produced in the city.

 
Northbound, Exit 7. On ramp, follow signs for US 206 North/Trenton. Merge onto US 206 North and continue 1/2 mile. Get into left lane and just before second light exit left, following signs for Bordentown. Turn left onto Farnsworth Ave. and go 1/2 mile to first light. Turn left onto US 130 South and continue 1/2 mile to I-295 North/Trenton Exit. Merge onto I-295 North and continue 2 1/2 miles to Exit 60. On ramp, keep left and follow signs for NJ 29/Trenton. Merge onto NJ 29 North and continue 6 1/4 miles to Parkside Ave./Cadwallader Park Exit. Follow Parkside Ave. 1/2 mile to second light. Turn left and enter Cadwallader Park. Follow signs to Ellarslie.
Southbound, Exit 7A. On ramp, follow I-195 West/Hamilton/Trenton signs. Merge onto I-195 West and continue 6 miles to junction with I-295. Continue straight, following signs for NJ 29/Trenton, on NJ 29 North 6 1/4 miles to Parkside Ave./Cadwallader Park Exit. Follow Parkside Ave. 1/2 mile to second light. Turn left and enter Cadwallader Park. Follow signs to Ellarslie.


Westbound, NJ 29 North. At end of I-195, continue straight on NJ 29 North 5 1/2 miles to Parkside Ave./Cadwallader Park Exit. Follow Parkside Ave. 1/2 mile to second light. Turn left and enter Cadwallader Park. Follow signs for City Museum.


Northbound, Exit 60, Southbound, from Princeton and New Brunswick, Exit 60B. If Northbound, on ramp, keep left and follow signs for NJ 29 North/Trenton. Both, merge onto NJ 29 North and continue continue 5 miles to Parkside Ave./Cadwallader Park Exit. Follow Parkside Ave. 1/2 mile to second light. Turn left and enter Cadwallader Park. Follow signs for City Museum.
Southbound, from Pennsylvania, Exit 76. On ramp, keep left and follow signs for NJ 29 South/Trenton. Merge onto NJ 29 South and continue 3 miles to third light. Keep left through light, then bear left, following sign for W. State St. Cross NJ 29 North and continue 3/4 mile on Sanhican Dr./W. State St. to first light. Turn left onto Parkside Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Turn left and enter Cadwallader Park. Follow signs for City Museum.


Northbound, NJ 29 Exit (Trenton). At end of ramp, turn right onto NJ 29 North and continue 2 1/4 miles to Parkside Ave./Cadwalader Park Exit. Follow Parkside Ave. 1/2 mile to second light. Turn left, enter Cadwalader Park and follow signs to City Museum.
Southbound, Warren St. Exit (Trenton). Keep right on ramp. Turn right onto S. Warren St. and continue to first light. Turn left onto Market St. and continue 1/4 mile. When road forks, keep left, following sign for NJ 29 North. Merge onto NJ 29 North and continue 1 3/4 miles to Parkside Ave./Cadwalader Park Exit. Follow Parkside Ave. 1/2 mile to second light. Turn left, enter Cadwalader Park and follow signs to City Museum.


Northbound, Parkside Ave./Cadwallader Park Exit (Trenton). Continue 1/2 mile on Parkside Ave. to second light. Turn left to enter Cadwalader Park, then follow signs to Trenton City Museum.
Southbound, Mt. Vernon Ave./W. State St. (Trenton). At Mt. Vernon Ave., pass through traffic light and get into left lane. Following signs for W. State St., bear left (not sharp left) onto Sanhican Dr./W. State St. and continue 1/2 mile to first light. Turn left onto Parkside Ave. and go 1/2 mile to first light. Turn left to enter Cadwalader Park, then follow signs to Trenton City Museum.


Northbound, Co. Rt. 634/Parkway Ave. (Trenton). At traffic light, turn left onto Parkway Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Turn left onto Parkside Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to Cadwalader Park entrance on right. Follow signs to Trenton City Museum.
Southbound, Co. Rt. 636/Parkside Ave. (Trenton). At traffic light at Parkside Ave., turn right onto Parkside Ave. and continue 1 mile to Cadwalader Park entrance on right. Follow signs to Trenton City Museum.

HISTORIC WALNFORD, 62 Walnford Rd., Allentown       Website

Historic district in Crosswicks Creek Park is centered on the Waln home (1774) and outbuildings, including working 19th-century grist mill.

 
Northbound and Southbound, Exit 7A. On ramp, follow signs for I-195 East/Shore Points. Merge onto I-195 East and continue 1/2 mile to Exit 7. On ramp, keep right, following signs for Allentown. Merge onto Co. Rt. 526 East and continue 1 mile to T intersection in Allentown. Turn right onto Co. Rt. 539 South/Main St. and continue 1/4 mile. Turn left onto High St. to stay on Co. Rt. 539 South and continue 2 1/2 miles. After passing Cream Ridge Winery on right, take next right (sign on right for Walnford). Road forks immediately, keep left onto Holmes Mill Rd. and continue 3/4 mile. At first crossroad, turn right (sign on right for Walnford) onto Walnford Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to parking area.


Eastbound, Exit 7. At end of ramp, turn right (Allentown) onto Co. Rt. 526 East and continue 1 mile to T intersection in Allentown. Turn right onto Main St. and continue 1/2 mile. Turn left (sign on right for Historic Walnford) onto Co. Rt. 539 South/High St. and continue 2 1/2 miles. After passing Cream Ridge Winery on right, take next right (sign on right for Historic Walnford) onto Holmes Mill Rd. Road splits immediately, keep left and continue 3/4 mile. Take first right (sign on right for Historic Walnford) and continue 1/2 mile to parking lot at barrier.
Westbound, Exit 11. At end of ramp, turn left onto Imlaystown-Hightstown Rd. and continue 3/4 mile to stop sign in Imlaystown. Turn right onto Co. Rt. 526 West/Allentown-Lakewood Rd. and continue 1 1/2 miles to first light. Turn left onto Sharon Station Rd. and continue 1 1/2 miles to junction with Co. Rt. 539. Turn right (sign on right for Historic Walnford) onto Co. Rt. 539 North and continue 1/2 mile. Take first left (sign on right for Historic Walnford) onto Holmes Mill Rd. Road splits immediately, keep left and continue 3/4 mile. Take first right (sign on right for Historic Walnford) and continue 1/2 mile to parking lot at barrier.

HISTORIC WICOFF HOUSE MUSEUM, 641 Plainsboro Rd., Plainsboro       Website

Home of John Van Buren Wicoff, a leader in the movement to incorporate Plainsboro, houses exhibits pertaining to the township.

 
Northbound and Southbound, Exit 8A. On ramp, keep right, following signs for Co. Rt. 535/NJ 32/US 130/Cranbury/South Brunswick, and continue to end of ramp. Turn left onto Co. Rt. 535 South/Cranbury-South River Rd. and continue 2 miles to third light, at Co. Rt. 614/Dey Rd. Turn right onto Dey Rd. and continue 4 3/4 miles to third light, at Scudders Mill Rd. Turn left onto Scudders Mill Rd. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Turn right onto Plainsboro Rd. and continue to first light. Turn right to stay on Plainsboro Rd., then take first right (sign on right for Wicoff House) and proceed to museum.


Northbound and Southbound, Scudders Mill Rd. Exit (Plainsboro Township). Follow Scudders Mill Rd. 2 miles to traffic light at Plainsboro Rd. (sign on right for Wicoff House). Turn right onto Plainsboro Rd. and continue to first light. Turn right to stay on Plainsboro Rd., then take first right (sign on right for Wicoff House) and proceed to museum.


Northbound, Co. Rt. 539 North/Cranbury Exit. (Cranbury) After passing NJ 133 interchange, continue 3/4 mile. Take left exit (sign on left for Co. Rt. 539 North/Cranbury), cross US 130 South and continue 1 3/4 miles on Co. Rt. 539 North into Cranbury. At second light, turn left onto Plainsboro Rd. and continue 3 3/4 miles to fifth light. Continue through light, then take Plainsboro Rd. jughandle (sign for Wicoff House). At traffic light, continue straight onto Plainsboro Rd. to first light. Turn right to stay on Plainsboro Rd., then take first right (sign on right for Wicoff House) and proceed to museum.
Southbound, Co. Rt. 614/Dey Rd. (South Brunswick). After passing Gateway Business Center on right, continue to next light. Turn right (sign on right for Plainsboro) onto Co. Rt. 614/Dey Rd. and continue 4 1/4 miles to second light, at Scudders Mill Rd. Turn left onto Scudders Mill Rd. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Turn right onto Plainsboro Rd. and continue to first light. Turn right to stay on Plainsboro Rd., then take first right (sign on right for Wicoff House) and proceed to museum.

HOWELL LIVING HISTORY FARM, 70 Woodens Ln., Lambertville       Website

Complex demonstrates farm life as it was at the turn of the 20th century. Special events held throughout the year.


Northbound and Southbound, Exit 76. Follow signs for NJ 29 North/Lambertville, merge onto NJ 29 North and continue 7 miles through Titusville and Washington Crossing. After passing Mercer County Correctional Institution, take next right (sign for farm on right) onto Valley Rd. and continue 1 1/2 miles. Turn left onto Woodens Ln. (sign for farm on left) and continue to farm on right.


Northbound and Southbound, Valley Rd. (Hopewell Township). If Northbound, turn right (1/2 mile after passing Mercer County Correction Center), if Southbound, turn left (1/2 mile after passing Golden Nugget Antique Market on left), onto Valley Rd. and continue 1 1/2 miles. Turn left (sign for farm on left) onto Woodens La. and continue to farm entrance on right.

KEARNY COTTAGE, 63 Catalpa Ave., Perth Amboy       Website

The former home of sailor-diplomat Commodore Lawrence Kearny, noted for helping to implement the open door policy toward China, is maintained as a repository for artifacts highlighting Perth Amboy's maritime heritage. There is also a colonial garden on the grounds.

 
Northbound, Exit 10. On ramp, follow signs for NJ 440 North/Perth Amboy/Outerbridge Crossing. Merge onto NJ 440 North and continue 1 1/2 miles to US 9 North/Smith St./Perth Amboy Exit. At first fork, keep left, following sign for Smith St./Perth Amboy, and continue 1/2 mile to T intersection. Turn left onto Co. Rt. 624 and continue 1/2 mile to traffic light. Cross Fayette St. and continue 1/4 mile on Goodwin St. to second stop sign. Turn left onto Market St. and continue 1/2 mile. Take first right after crossing over railroad onto Second St. and continue 1/2 mile. Turn left onto Lewis St. and continue 1/4 mile. Turn right onto Catalpa Ave. and continue to cottage on right.
Southbound, Exit 11. Keep left through toll booth and follow signs for US 9/NJ 440/I-287/Woodbridge/Perth Amboy. Follow service road for 1/2 mile. Merge onto US 9 South and continue 1/2 mile to Smith St./Keasbey/Perth Amboy Exit. Keep right on long ramp, following signs for Smith St. Pass through 1 light, then keep right and follow signs for Smith St./Business District. Continue through light at NJ 35/Convery Blvd. to next light, at Herbert St. Turn right onto Herbert St. (sign on right for Proprietary House) and continue 1 block. Turn left onto Market St. and continue 1/2 mile on Market St. Take first right after crossing over railroad onto Second St. and continue 1/2 mile. Turn left onto Lewis St. and continue 1/4 mile. Turn right onto Catalpa Ave. and continue to cottage on right.


Northbound, Exit 125. At end of ramp, turn right, following sign for Sayreville/South Amboy/Perth Amboy and continue to traffic light. Follow signs for NJ 35 North and continue 1 1/2 miles across Victory Bridge into Perth Amboy. At first light, turn right onto Smith St. At first light (sign on right for Proprietary House), turn right onto Herbert St. and continue 1 block. Turn left onto Market St. and continue 1/2 mile to Second St. (after crossing over railroad). Turn right onto Second St. and continue 1/2 mile. Turn left onto Lewis St. and continue 1/4 mile. Turn right onto Catalpa Ave. and continue to house on right.
Southbound, Exit 129. On ramp, follow signs for US 9 South. After passing exit for NJ 440 South/To I-287/Raritan Center, keep right and take Smith St./Keasbey/Perth Amboy Exit. When ramp forks, keep right, following sign for Smith St. Pass through light at Highland Ave., then when road forks again, keep right, following sign for Smith St./Business District. Continue on Smith St. 1/2 mile to second light (sign on right for Proprietary House). Turn right onto Herbert St. and continue 1 block. Turn left onto Market St. and continue 1/2 mile to Second St. (after crossing over railroad). Turn right onto Second St. and continue 1/2 mile. Turn left onto Lewis St. and continue 1/4 mile. Turn right onto Catalpa Ave. and continue to house on right.


Northbound, NJ 35 North/Garden State Parkway South/Perth Amboy Exit (Sayreville). At end of ramp, turn left, then when road forks, keep right, following signs for NJ 35 North/Perth Amboy. Continue 1 1/2 miles across bridge on NJ 35 North to first light, in Perth Amboy. Turn right onto Smith St. and continue to first light. Turn right onto Herbert St., then take first left onto Market St. and continue 1/2 mile. After crossing over railroad, take first right onto Second St. and continue 1/2 mile. Turn left onto Lewis St. (Wilentz Elementary School on opposite left corner) and continue 1/4 mile. Pass Abreu Food Market on left, then take next right onto Catalpa Ave. and continue to house on right.
Southbound, Smith St./Keasbey/Perth Amboy Exit (Woodbridge). Stay to right on ramp, merge onto Smith St. and continue to second light. Turn right onto Herbert St., then take first left onto Market St. and continue 1/2 mile. After crossing over railroad, take first right onto Second St. and continue 1/2 mile. Turn left onto Lewis St. (Wilentz Elementary School on opposite left corner) and continue 1/4 mile. Pass Abreu Food Market on left, then take next right onto Catalpa Ave. and continue to house on right.


Northbound and Southbound, Smith St. (Perth Amboy). If Northbound, turn right (first light after crossing Victory Bridge), if Southbound, turn left (last light before crossing Victory Bridge), onto Smith St. and continue to first light. Turn right onto Herbert St., then take first left onto Market St. and continue 3/4 mile to first light, at Madison Ave. Turn right onto Madison Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to second stop sign, at Lewis St. Turn left onto Lewis St., then take second right onto Catalpa Ave. and continue to cottage on right.

KUSER FARM MANSION, 390 Newkirk Ave., Hamilton       Website

Summer home of the prominent Kuser family built in 1892. Guided tours of mansion, with self-guided tour of outbuildings and grounds. Many special events are held throughout the year.

 
Northbound, Exit 7. On ramp, follow signs for US 206 North/Trenton. Merge onto US 206 North and continue 1/2 mile. Get into left lane and just before second light exit left, following signs for Bordentown. Turn left on Farnsworth Ave. and go 1/2 mile to first light. Turn left onto US 130 South and continue 1/2 mile to I-295 North Exit. Merge onto I-295 North and continue 4 1/4 miles to Exit 61B. Merge onto Arena Dr. and continue 3/4 mile to third light. Turn left onto S. Olden Ave. and continue 1/4 mile. Just past gas station on right, bear right (don't make sharp right onto Patterson Ave.) onto Newkirk Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to house in Kuser Farm Park on right.
Southbound, Exit 7A. On ramp, follow I-195 West/Hamilton/Trenton signs. Merge onto I-195 West and continue 4 1/4 miles to Exit 2. Merge onto Arena Dr. and continue 2 1/4 miles to end. Turn left onto S. Olden Ave. and continue 1/4 mile. Just past gas station on right, bear right (don't make sharp right onto Patterson Ave.) onto Newkirk Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to house in Kuser Farm Park on right.


Westbound, Exit 2. On ramp, keep right and follow signs for Arena Dr. Merge onto Arena Dr. and continue 2 miles to light at S. Olden Ave. Turn left onto S. Olden Ave. and continue 1/4 mile. Just past gas station on right, bear right onto Newkirk Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to house in Kuser Farm Park on right.


Northbound, Exit 61B. Merge onto Arena Dr. and continue 3/4 mile to third light. Turn left onto S. Olden Ave. and continue 1/4 mile. Just past gas station on right, bear right (don't make sharp right onto Patterson Ave.) onto Newkirk Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to house in Kuser Farm Park on right.
Southbound, Exit 62. Merge onto S. Olden Ave. and continue 1/2 mile through one light. Bear right (don't make sharp right onto Patterson Ave.) onto Newkirk Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to house in Kuser Farm Park on right.


Eastbound, S. Olden Ave. (Trenton). At traffic light (Westminster Presbyterian Church on left), turn right onto S. Olden Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to first light. Turn left onto Hamilton Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Turn right onto Newkirk Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to park on left.
Westbound, Hamilton Ave. (Hamilton). After passing traffic light at Concord Ave. (Carella's Chocolates on left), get into left lane and, at next light, bear left onto Hamilton Ave. Continue 1 1/2 miles through three lights. After passing third light (Kuser Rd.), take next left onto Liberty St. and continue 1/2 mile to first light. Turn left onto Newkirk Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to park on left.


Northbound, Co. Rt. 533 North (Hamilton). After passing I-195 interchange, get into right lane approaching roundabout. Continue through circle and take second exit (Co. Rt. 533 North). Continue straight on Co. Rt. 533 North/White Horse Ave. 1/2 mile to second light. Turn left onto Arena Dr. and continue 1 1/4 mile to end. Turn left onto S. Olden Ave. and continue 1/4 mile. Bear right (Riggins Gas Station on right) onto Newkirk Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to house on right.
Southbound, Hamilton Ave. (Trenton). At traffic light (CURE Arena on opposite left corner), turn left onto Co. Rt. 606/Hamilton Ave. and continue 1 3/4 miles to traffic light at Newkirk Ave. (Mercer Auto Service on left). Turn right onto Newkirk Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to house on left.

CORNELIUS LOW HOUSE / MIDDLESEX COUNTY MUSEUM, 1225 River Rd., Piscataway       Website

Home of merchant Cornelius Low, built in 1741, contains the Middlesex County Museum, which offers exhibits pertaining to state and local history.

Handicapped parking: On NJ 18, use River Rd. exit (if Northbound, first exit after crossing Raritan River, if Southbound, next exit after Campus Rd.). At end of ramp, turn right, then take first driveway on right to parking area. All other parking, follow directions below.

 
Northbound and Southbound, Exit 9. Keep right through toll booth and follow sign for NJ 18 North/New Brunswick/Rutgers University. Merge onto NJ 18 North and continue 4 miles (when road splits at 1 mile, keep left for express lanes) across Raritan River to Campus Rd./Rutgers Stadium/Busch Campus Exit in Piscataway. From Campus Rd., take first left (signs on right for Rutgers Visitor Center and Low House) and enter parking lot. Drive straight to end of lot and park in designated Low House spaces on left.


Northbound, Exit 8. At end of ramp, turn right onto Possumtown Rd. and continue to end. Turn left onto Centennial Ave. and continue to first light. Turn right (follow sign for NJ 18) onto Old New Brunswick Rd. and continue to first light. Cross Knightsbridge Rd. and continue on NJ 18 South/Hoes Lane 3 miles to Campus Rd/Rutgers Stadium/Busch Campus Exit. Follow Campus Rd., take first left onto Sutphen Rd. and continue to first parking lot on the left. Enter the lot and drive straight to the end of the lot. Park and follow signs to the house.
Southbound, Exit 9. At end of ramp, turn right onto River Rd. and continue 2 1/2 miles to traffic light at Sutphen Rd. (first light after passing St. George Greek Orthodox Church on left). Turn left onto Sutphen Rd. and continue 1/2 mile past High Point Stadium. After passing stadium, turn right into parking lot and drive to the rear of the lot. Park in spaces assigned to Low House.


Northbound, NJ 18 North Exit (New Brunswick), Southbound, NJ 18 Exit (New Brunswick). If Southbound, follow signs for NJ 18 North/New Brunswick. Both, merge onto NJ 18 North and continue 3/4 mile. When lanes divide, keep left, following signs for NJ 18 North/Piscataway, and continue 2 3/4 miles through New Brunswick and across Raritan River to River Rd./Piscataway/Highland Park Exit.
For handicapped parking, exit here. Turn right onto River Rd. and continue to house on right.
All other parking, continue on NJ 18 North 1/2 mile to Campus Rd./Rutgers Stadium Exit. Continue on Campus Rd. and take first left onto Sutphen Rd. Take first left into Parking Lot 48, drive to rear of lot and park in museum assigned spaces.


Northbound and Southbound, Campus Rd./Rutgers Stadium/Busch Campus Exit (Piscataway). Follow Campus Rd. and take first left onto Sutphen Rd. Take first left into parking lot, drive straight to far end. Park in designated spaces and follow signs to house.


Northbound and Southbound, Co. Rt. 622/River Rd. (Highland Park). If Northbound, after crossing Raritan River, turn left at first light, if Southbound, just before Raritan River bridge, turn right, onto Co. Rt. 622 North/River Rd. and continue 1 1/2 miles to NJ 18 North/Piscataway Exit. For handicapped parking, continue straight on River Rd., cross under NJ 18, then bear right at Low House sign and drive up hill to parking area. All other visitors, take NJ 18 North exit, merge onto NJ 18 North and keep right, taking next exit, Campus Rd./Rutgers Stadium/Busch Campus. Follow Campus Rd. and take first left onto Sutphen Rd. Take first entrance into parking lot on left, drive straight to far end, park and follow signs to house.

NEW JERSEY STATE HOUSE, 125 W. State St., Trenton       Website

Second-oldest state house in continuous use is open for tours.

 
Northbound, Exit 7. On ramp, follow signs for US 206 North/Trenton. Merge onto US 206 North and continue 1/2 mile. Get into left lane and just before second light exit left, following signs for Bordentown. Turn left onto Farnsworth Ave. and go 1/2 mile to first light. Turn left onto US 130 South and continue 1/2 mile to I-295 North/Trenton Exit. Merge onto I-295 North and continue 2 1/2 miles to Exit 60. On ramp, keep left and follow signs for NJ 29/Trenton. Merge onto NJ 29 North and continue 5 miles to Calhoun St. Exit. Merge onto Calhoun St. and proceed to first light. Turn right onto W. State St. and continue 1/4 mile to Capitol Complex parking garage on right, at New Jersey State Library.
Southbound, Exit 7A. On ramp, follow I-195 West/Hamilton/Trenton signs. Merge onto I-195 West and continue 6 miles to junction with I-295. Continue straight, following signs for NJ 29/Trenton, 5 miles to Calhoun St. Exit. Merge onto Calhoun St. and proceed to first light. Turn right onto W. State St. and continue 1/4 mile to Capitol Complex parking garage on right, at New Jersey State Library.


Westbound, NJ 29 North. At end of I-195, continue straight on NJ 29 North 4 1/4 miles to Calhoun St. Exit. Merge onto Calhoun St., then turn right at first light onto W. State St. and continue 1/4 mile to entrance to Capital Complex parking on right, at State Museum. Park in garage and walk to desired destination.


Northbound, Exit 60, Southbound, from Princeton and New Brunswick, Exit 60B. If Northbound, on ramp, keep left and follow signs for NJ 29 North/Trenton. Both, merge onto NJ 29 North and continue 3 3/4 miles to Calhoun St. Exit. Merge onto Calhoun St., then turn right at first light onto W. State St. and continue 1/4 mile to entrance to Capital Complex parking on right, at State Museum. Park in garage and walk to State House.
Southbound, from Pennsylvania, Exit 76. On ramp, keep left and follow signs for NJ 29 South/Trenton. Merge onto NJ 29 South and continue 4 3/4 miles to Calhoun St. Exit. Merge onto Calhoun St. and continue to first light. Turn right onto W. State St. and continue 1/4 mile to entrance to Capital Complex parking on right, at State Museum. Park in garage and walk to State House.


Northbound, NJ 29 Exit (Trenton). At end of ramp, turn right onto NJ 29 North and continue 1 mile to Calhoun St. Exit. Merge onto Calhoun St. and continue to first light. Turn right onto W. State St. and continue 1/4 mile to Capitol Complex parking garage on right at State Museum. Park in garage and follow signs to State House.
Southbound, Warren St. Exit (Trenton). Keep right on ramp. Turn right onto S. Warren St. and continue to first light. Turn left onto Market St. and continue 1/4 mile. When road forks, keep left, following sign for NJ 29 North. Merge onto NJ 29 North and continue 1/2 mile to Calhoun St. Exit. Merge onto Calhoun St. and continue to first light. Turn right onto W. State St. and continue 1/4 mile to Capitol Complex parking garage on right at State Museum. Park in garage and follow signs to State House.


Northbound and Southbound, Calhoun St./Capitol Complex Exit (Trenton). Merge onto Calhoun St. and continue to first light. Turn right onto W. State St. and continue 1/4 mile to Capitol Complex garage entrance on right, at State Museum. Park and follow signs to State House.


Southbound, Calhoun St. (Trenton). At traffic light, turn right onto Calhoun St. and continue 1/2 mile to fifth light. Turn left onto W. State St. and continue to Capitol Complex parking garage on right at State Museum. Park and walk to State House.


Westbound, Market St. (Trenton), At end of NJ 33, continue straight on Market St. under US 1 viaduct 1/4 mile to fourth light. Turn right onto Broad St. and continue 1/4 mile. Turn left (sign on right for Lafayette St./State House) onto Lafayette St. and continue 1/4 mile to end. Turn left onto Barrack St., then take first right and proceed to Capitol Complex garage. From garage, follow signs and walk to State House.


Northbound, Lafayette St. (Trenton). Turn left (sign on right for Lafayette St./State House) onto Lafayette St. and continue to second light. Turn left onto Memorial Dr., then take first right and park in Capitol Complex garage. From garage, follow signs and walk to State House.
Southbound, State St. (Trenton). At traffic light, turn right onto W. State St. and continue 1/4 mile. Enter Capitol Complex parking garage on left at New Jersey State Library. From garage, follow signs and walk to State House.

OLD DUTCH PARSONAGE SHS / WALLACE HOUSE SHS, 71 Somerset St., Somerville       Website

Old Dutch Parsonage was the Home of Rev. Jacob Hardenbergh, founder of Queen's College (Rutgers University).
Wallace House was the headquarters of Gen. George Washington in 1778 while the Army was at Camp Middlebrook.


Eastbound and Westbound, Exit 29. On ramp, follow signs for I-287 South/Somerville. Merge onto I-287 South and continue 2 3/4 miles to Exit 17. Merge onto US 202/US 206 South and continue 1 1/2 miles to US 206 South/NJ 28/Somerville/Princeton Exit. At end of ramp, follow signs for NJ 28 East onto traffic circle. Take third exit (NJ 28 East/Somerville) onto NJ 28 East/West End Ave. and continue 1/2 mile. Take second right onto N. Middaugh St. and continue 1/4 mile to stop sign. Turn left onto Somerset St. Visitor Center is on right, just before railroad overpass.


Northbound, Exit 14B. Merge onto US 22 West and continue 2 1/4 miles to US 202/206 South/Flemington/Princeton Exit. Merge onto US 202/US 206 South and continue 3/4 mile to US 206 South/NJ 28/Somerville/Princeton Exit. On ramp, stay to the left, following sign for US 206 South/NJ 28 East/Somerville/Princeton, and enter Somerville Circle. Take fourth exit from traffic circle (sign for NJ 28 East/Somerville) and continue 1/2 mile on NJ 28 East/West End Ave. Take second right onto N. Middaugh St. and continue 1/4 mile to stop sign. Turn left onto Somerset St. and continue to Visitor Center, on right before railroad overpass.
Southbound, Exit 17. Merge onto US 202/US 206 South and continue 1 mile to US 206 South/NJ 28/Somerville/Princeton Exit. On ramp, stay to the left, following sign for US 206 South/NJ 28 East/Somerville/Princeton, and enter Somerville Circle. Take fourth exit from traffic circle (sign for NJ 28 East/Somerville) and continue 1/2 mile on NJ 28 East/West End Ave. Take second right onto N. Middaugh St. and continue 1/4 mile to stop sign. Turn left onto Somerset St. and continue to Visitor Center, on right before railroad overpass.


Eastbound, NJ 28 East/Somerville/Raritan Exit (Bridgewater). At end of ramp, turn right onto NJ 28 East and continue 2 miles to Somerville Circle. Take third exit (NJ 28 East/Somerville) from circle and continue 1/2 mile. Take second right onto N. Middaugh St. and continue to stop sign just past railroad overpass. Turn left onto Somerset St. Visitor Center is on right, just before railroad overpass.
Eastbound, US 202/206 South/Flemington/Princeton Exit (Bridgewater). Merge onto US 202/US 206 South and continue 1/2 mile to US 206 South/NJ 28/Somerville/Princeton Exit. On ramp, stay to the left, following sign for US 206 South/NJ 28 East/Somerville/Princeton, and enter Somerville Circle. Take fourth exit off traffic circle (sign for NJ 28 East/Somerville) and continue 1/2 mile on NJ 28 East/West End Ave. Take second right onto N. Middaugh St. and continue 1/4 mile to stop sign. Turn left onto Somerset St. and continue to Visitor Center, on right before railroad overpass.


Eastbound, N. Middaugh St. (Somerville). Turn right (second right after leaving Somerville Circle) onto N. Middaugh St. and continue 1/4 mile to stop sign. Turn left onto Somerset St. and continue to visitor center on right, just before railroad overpass.
Westbound, Somerset St. (Somerville). At traffic light at N. Doughty Ave., continue through light, then when road forks, keep left and continue 1/4 mile on Somerset St. to Visitor Center on left, just after railroad overpass.


Northbound and Southbound, US 206 South/NJ 28/Somerville/Princeton Exit (Raritan). If Northbound, keep right on ramp and take second exit (NJ 28 East/Somerville) from traffic circle, if Southbound, keep right on ramp, pass NJ 28 West exit and enter circle; take third exit (NJ 28 East/Somerville) from traffic circle. Both, continue 1/4 mile on NJ 28 East/West End Ave. Take second right onto N. Middaugh St. and continue 1/4 mile to stop sign. Turn left onto Somerset St. and continue to Visitor Center, on right before railroad overpass.


Northbound, Somerset St. (Somerville). After passing Raritan Crossing shopping center on left, continue to next light. Turn right onto Somerset St. and continue 1/4 mile to Visitor Center on right, just before railroad overpass.
Southbound, NJ 28 East (Raritan). When US 202 and US 206 split, take US 206 South/NJ 28 Exit. On ramp, keep left and follow signs for US 206 South. Enter Somerville Circle, pass US 206 South exit and take next exit (NJ 28 East/Somerville). Continue 1/4 mile on NJ 28 East/West End Ave. Take second right onto N. Middaugh St. and continue 1/4 mile to stop sign. Turn left onto Somerset St. and continue to Visitor Center, on right before railroad overpass.

PROPRIETARY HOUSE, 149 Kearny Ave., Perth Amboy       Website

Colonial-era home of East Jersey Royal Governors is open for tours.

 
Northbound, Exit 10. On ramp, follow signs for NJ 440 North/Perth Amboy/Outerbridge Crossing. Merge onto NJ 440 North and continue 1 1/2 miles to US 9 North/Smith St./Perth Amboy Exit. At first fork, keep left, following sign for Smith St./Perth Amboy, and continue 1/2 mile to T intersection. Turn left onto Co. Rt. 624 and continue 1/2 mile to traffic light. Cross Fayette St. and continue 1/4 mile on Goodwin St. to second stop sign. Turn left onto Market St. and continue 3/4 mile. Turn right (sign on right for Proprietary House) onto Kearny Ave. and continue 2 blocks to house on right, at Harrison Pl.
Southbound, Exit 11. Keep left through toll booth and follow signs for US 9/NJ 440/I-287/Woodbridge/Perth Amboy. Follow service road for 1/2 mile. Merge onto US 9 South and continue 1/2 mile to Smith St./Keasbey/Perth Amboy Exit. Keep right on long ramp, following signs for Smith St. Pass through 1 light, then keep right and follow signs for Smith St./Business District. Continue through light at NJ 35/Convery Blvd. to next light, at Herbert St. Turn right onto Herbert St. (sign on right for Proprietary House) and continue 1 block. Turn left onto Market St. and continue 3/4 mile on Market St. Turn right (sign on right for Proprietary House) onto Kearny Ave. and continue 2 blocks to house on right, at Harrison Pl.


Northbound, Exit 125. At end of ramp, turn right, following sign for Sayreville/South Amboy/Perth Amboy and continue to traffic light. Follow signs for NJ 35 North and continue 1 1/2 miles across Victory Bridge into Perth Amboy. At first light, turn right onto Smith St. At first light (sign on right for Proprietary House), turn right onto Herbert St. and continue 1 block. Turn left onto Market St. and continue straight on Market St. 3/4 mile. Turn right onto Kearny Ave. (sign on right for Proprietary House) and continue 1/4 mile to house on right, just past Harrison Pl.
Southbound, Exit 129. On ramp, follow signs for US 9 South. After passing exit for NJ 440 South/To I-287/Raritan Center, keep right and take Smith St./Keasbey/Perth Amboy Exit. When ramp forks, keep right, following sign for Smith St. Pass through light at Highland Ave., then when road forks again, keep right, following sign for Smith St./Business District. Continue on Smith St. 1/2 mile to second light (sign on right for Proprietary House). Turn right onto Herbert St. and continue 1 block. Turn left onto Market St. and continue 3/4 mile. Turn right onto Kearny Ave. (sign on right for Proprietary House) and continue 1/4 mile to house on right, just past Harrison Pl.


Northbound, NJ 35 North/Garden State Parkway South/Perth Amboy Exit (Sayreville). At end of ramp, turn left, then when road forks, keep right, following signs for NJ 35 North/Perth Amboy. Continue 1 1/2 miles across bridge on NJ 35 North to first light, in Perth Amboy. Turn right onto Smith St. and continue to first light. Turn right onto Herbert St., then take first left onto Market St. and continue 1 mile. Turn right (sign on right for Proprietary House) onto Kearny Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to house on right.
Southbound, Smith St./Keasbey/Perth Amboy Exit (Woodbridge). Stay to right on ramp, merge onto Smith St. and continue to second light. Turn right onto Herbert St., then take first left onto Market St. and continue 1 mile. Turn right (sign on right for Proprietary House) onto Kearny Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to house on right.


Northbound and Southbound, Smith St. (Perth Amboy). If Northbound, turn right (first light after crossing Victory Bridge), if Southbound, turn left (last light before crossing Victory Bridge), onto Smith St. and continue to first light. Turn right onto Herbert St., then take first left onto Market St. and continue 1 mile. Turn right (sign on right for Proprietary House) onto Kearny Ave. and continue two blocks to house on right, at Harrison Pl.

ROCKINGHAM STATE HISTORIC SITE, 84 Laurel Ave., Kingston       Website

Rockingham is closed for renovations in preparation for the 250th anniversary of the American Revolution.

Headquarters of George Washington in 1783, where he received news of the Treaty of Paris and wrote his Farewell Orders to the Army.

 
Northbound, Exit 8. On ramp, follow signs for NJ 133 West/East Windsor. Continue straight onto NJ 133 West and go 3 1/2 miles to Co. 571 West/Princeton Exit at end of freeway. Continue west 5 3/4 miles on Co. Rt. 571 to traffic light at US 1. Turn right (New Brunswick) onto US 1 North and continue 3 1/4 miles to Ridge Rd/Kingston/Monmouth Jct. Exit just before fourth light. At end of ramp, turn left (Kingston) onto Ridge Rd., cross US 1 and continue 1 1/4 miles on Ridge Rd./Heathcote Rd. (at 1 mile, Ridge Rd. goes off to left) to traffic light in Kingston. Cross NJ 27 and continue 3/4 mile on Laurel Ave. to house on left.
Southbound, Exit 9. Keep right through toll booth and follow sign for NJ 18 North/New Brunswick/Rutgers University. Merge onto NJ 18 North and continue 1/2 mile to US 1 South/Trenton Exit. Merge onto US 1 South and continue 11 1/2 miles to Raymond Rd. Exit. Continue straight on Raymond Rd. 1 1/4 miles to end. Turn left onto NJ 27 South and continue 3/4 mile to traffic light in Kingston. Turn right onto Laurel Ave. and continue 1 mile to parking lot on left, after passing house.


Northbound, Ridge Rd. Exit (South Brunswick Township). At end of ramp, turn left onto Ridge Rd., cross US 1 and continue 1 1/4 miles on Ridge Rd./Heathcote Rd. (at 1 mile, Ridge Rd. goes off to left) to traffic light in Kingston. Cross NJ 27 and continue 1 mile on Laurel Ave. past house to parking lot on left.
Southbound, Promenade Blvd. Exit (South Brunswick Township). Merge onto Promenade Blvd. and continue 1 1/4 miles to first light. Turn left onto NJ 27 South and continue 1 1/4 miles to second light, in Kingston. Turn right onto Laurel Ave. and continue 1 mile past house on left to parking area.


Northbound and Southbound, Co. Rt. 603/Laurel Ave./Heathcote Rd. (Kingston). If Northbound, continue to second light in Kingston and turn left, if Southbound, continue to first light in Kingston and turn right, onto Co. Rt. 603/Laurel Ave. and continue 1 mile to parking lot on left, after passing house.


Northbound, NJ 27/Nassau St. (Princeton). At traffic light, keep right and continue straight onto NJ 27 North 3 1/2 miles through Princeton to second light in Kingston. Turn left (sign on right for Washington's Headquarters/Rocky Hill) onto Laurel Ave. and continue 1 mile to parking lot on left.
Southbound, Co. Rt. 518/Washington St. (Montgomery Township). At traffic light (first light after passing Montgomery Center on left), turn left (sign on right for Co. Rt. 518 East/Rocky Hill) onto Co. Rt. 518 East/Washington St. and continue 1 1/4 miles through Rocky Hill to first light. Turn right onto Kingston-Rocky Hill Rd. and continue 1 mile to parking lot on right.

BENJAMIN TEMPLE HOUSE MUSEUM, 27 Federal City Rd., Ewing       Website

House holds artifacts and exhibits pertaining to the history of Ewing Township.


Northbound, Exit 71B. Merge onto Federal City Rd. and continue 1 mile to entrance on right.
Southbound, Exit 72. On ramp, keep right and follow signs for NJ 31 South/Ewing. Merge onto NJ 31 South and continue 3/4 mile to second light. Turn left onto Ewingville Rd and continue 1/2 mile to first light. Turn left onto Federal City Rd. and continue 1/4 mile to house on left.


Northbound and Southbound, Co. Rt. 636/Upper Ferry Rd./Ewingville Rd. (Ewing Township). At traffic light, if Northbound, turn right (sign for Dept. of Military and Veterans Affairs on right), if Southbound, turn left, onto Ewingville Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to first light. Turn left onto Federal City Rd. and continue 1/4 mile to entrance on left.

WILLIAM TRENT HOUSE, 15 Market St., Trenton       Website

Summer home of William Trent, for whom Trenton is named, is furnished as it would have been shortly after his death in 1726.

 
Northbound, Exit 7. On ramp, follow signs for US 206 North/Trenton. Merge onto US 206 North and continue 1/2 mile. Get into left lane and just before second light exit left, following signs for Bordentown. Turn left onto Farnsworth Ave. and go 1/2 mile to first light. Turn left onto US 130 South and continue 1/2 mile to I-295 North/Trenton Exit. Merge onto I-295 North and continue 2 1/2 miles to Exit 60. On ramp, keep left and follow signs for NJ 29/Trenton. Merge onto NJ 29 North and continue 3 1/2 miles to Market St. Exit. Merge onto Market St., then take first right onto William Trent Pl. Pass house and park in adjacent lot in reserved spots.
Southbound, Exit 7A. On ramp, follow I-195 West/Hamilton/Trenton signs. Merge onto I-195 West and continue 6 miles to junction with I-295. Continue straight, following signs for NJ 29/Trenton, on NJ 29 North 3 1/2 miles to Market St. Exit. Merge onto Market St., then take first right onto William Trent Pl. Pass house and park in adjacent lot in reserved spots.


Westbound, NJ 29 North. At end of I-195, continue straight on NJ 29 North 3 1/2 miles to NJ 33/Market St. Exit. Merge onto Market St. and continue to first light. Turn right onto William Trent Pl. House is on the right. Park in assigned spaces in adjacent lot.


Northbound, Exit 60, Southbound, from Princeton and New Brunswick, Exit 60B. If Northbound, on ramp, keep left and follow signs for NJ 29 North/Trenton. Both, merge onto NJ 29 North and continue 3 miles to NJ 33/Market St. Exit. Merge onto Market St. and continue to first light. Turn right onto William Trent Pl. House is on the right. Park in assigned spaces in adjacent lot.
Southbound, from Pennsylvania, Exit 76. On ramp, keep left and follow signs for NJ 29 South/Trenton. At traffic circle at end of ramp, take second exit (NJ 29 South). Merge onto NJ 29 South and continue 5 1/2 miles to NJ 33/Market St. Exit (left exit). Merge onto Market St. and continue to first light. Turn right onto William Trent Pl. House is on the right. Park in assigned spaces in adjacent lot.


Northbound, NJ 29 Exit (Trenton). At end of ramp, turn right onto NJ 29 North and continue 1/4 mile to NJ 33/Market St. Exit. Merge onto Market St. and continue to first light. Turn right onto William Trent Pl., pass house, then turn right into parking lot. Park in museum spaces.
Southbound, Warren St. Exit (Trenton). Keep left on ramp. At traffic light, cross S. Warren St. and continue 1/4 mile on Sheppard St. to end. Cross William Trent Pl. and enter parking lot. Park in museum spaces.


Northbound, NJ 33/Market St. Exit (Trenton), Southbound, US 1 North/NJ 33/Market St. Exit (Trenton). Merge onto Market St. and continue to first light. Turn right onto William Trent Pl., pass museum and park in assigned spaces in adjacent parking lot.


Westbound, Market St. (Trenton), At end of NJ 33, continue straight on Market St. under US 1 viaduct 1/2 mile to traffic light at William Trent Pl. Turn left onto William Trent Pl., pass house on right, then turn right into parking lot. Park in slots designated for museum.


Northbound, Market St. (Trenton). At traffic light (Luther Arms apartment building on left), turn left onto Market St. and continue to second light. Turn left onto William Trent Pl., pass Trent House on right, then take first right into parking lot. Park in designated spaces.
Southbound, S. Warren St. (Trenton). At roundabout, take second exit onto S. Warren St. (US 206 turns left onto Livingston St.) and continue to first light. Turn right (Mercer Criminal Courthouse on left) onto Market St. and continue to first light. Turn left onto William Trent Pl., pass Trent House on right, then take first right into parking lot. Park in designated spaces.

UPDIKE FARMSTEAD, 354 Quaker Rd., Princeton       Website

Historical Society of Princeton operates a complex of late 18th and 19th century buildings, which stands along the route taken by Continental soldiers on their way to the Battle of Princeton.

 
Northbound, Exit 7. On ramp, follow signs for US 206 North/Trenton. Merge onto US 206 North and continue 1/2 mile. Get into left lane and just before second light exit left, following signs for Bordentown. Turn left onto Farnsworth Ave. and go 1/2 mile to first light. Turn left onto US 130 South and continue 1/2 mile to I-295 North/Trenton Exit. Merge onto I-295 North and continue 10 1/2 miles to Exit 67A. Merge onto US 1 North and continue 1 mile to Co. Rt. 533 North/Province Line Rd./Nassau Park Blvd. Exit. Merge onto Co. Rt. 533 North/Quakerbridge Rd. and continue 2 1/4 miles to farm on right.
Southbound, Exit 9. Keep right through toll booth and follow sign for NJ 18 North/New Brunswick/Rutgers University. Merge onto NJ 18 North and continue 1/2 mile to US 1 South/Trenton Exit. Merge onto US 1 South and continue 19 miles to Co. Rt. 533 North/Province Line Rd. Exit. Merge onto Co. Rt. 533 North/Quakerbridge Rd. and continue 1 3/4 miles to farm on right.


Northbound, Exit 67A, Southbound, Exit 67. If Southbound, on ramp, keep left, following signs for US 1 North/New Brunswick. Both, merge onto US 1 North and continue 1 mile to Co. Rt. 533 North/Province Line Rd./Nassau Park Blvd. Exit. Merge onto Quaker Bridge Rd. and continue 2 1/4 miles to entrance on right.


Northbound and Southbound, Co. Rt. 533 North/Province Line Rd. Exit (West Windsor Township). Merge onto Co. Rt. 533 North/Quakerbridge Rd. and continue 1/4 mile to second light. Continue straight on Co. Rt. 533 North/Quaker Rd. 1 1/2 miles to Updike Farmstead on right.


Northbound, use US 206 Southbound directions.
Southbound, Mercer St. (Princeton). After passing traffic light at Bank St./University Pl., take next left (before next light) onto Co. Rt. 583 South/Mercer St. and continue 1 3/4 miles. Turn left onto Quaker Rd. (Quaker Settlement on left; traffic islands in road) and continue 1/2 mile to farm on left.


Northbound, Hutchinson Dr. (Princeton). Turn right onto Hutchinson Dr. (second right after passing Peterson's Nursery) and continue 1/2 mile to end. Turn left onto Co. Rt. 583 North/Mercer Rd. and continue 1/4 mile. Take first right onto Quaker Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to farm on left.
Southbound, NJ 27/Nassau St. (Princeton). At traffic light, turn left onto NJ 27 North. Take first right onto Co. Rt. 583 South/Mercer St. and continue 1 3/4 miles. Turn left onto Quaker Rd. (Quaker Settlement on left; traffic islands in road) and continue 1/2 mile to farm on left.

Museums



CIVIL WAR AND NATIVE AMERICAN MUSEUM, 2202 Kuser Rd., Hamilton       Website

Former farm tenant house has exhibits of artifacts relating to Civil War soldiers and American Indians.

 
Northbound and Southbound, Exit 7A. On ramp, follow I-195 West/Hamilton/Trenton signs. Merge onto I-195 West and continue 2 3/4 miles to Exit 3B. Merge onto Yardville-Hamilton Square Rd. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Turn left onto Kuser Rd. and continue 1 mile to museum entrance (look for John Abbott II House sign on right, just past Veterans Park).


Eastbound and Westbound, Exit 3B. Merge onto Hamilton Square-Yardville Rd. and continue to first light. Turn left on Kuser Rd. and go 1 mile to Hamilton Veterans Park entrance on right. Just past park entrance, turn right into museum entrance (sign for John Abbott II House on right).


Northbound and Southbound, Exit 61A. Merge onto Arena Dr. and continue 1/2 mile to third light. Turn left onto White Horse Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Bear right onto White Horse-Hamilton Square Rd. and continue 3/4 mile to first light. Turn right onto Kuser Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to museum entrance on left (look for sign for John Abbott II House on left).


Eastbound, S. Olden Ave. (Trenton). At traffic light (Westminster Presbyterian Church on left), turn right onto S. Olden Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to first light. Turn left onto Hamilton Ave. and continue 3/4 mile to third light. Turn right onto Kuser Rd. and continue 2 1/2 miles to museum entrance (sign for John Abbott II House on left).
Westbound, Yardville-Hamilton Square Rd. (Hamilton). After passing Porfirio's Market on right, continue to next light. Turn left onto Yardville-Hamilton Square Rd. and continue 1 1/2 miles to third light. Turn right onto Kuser Rd. and continue 1 mile to museum entrance (sign for John Abbott II House on right).


Northbound, NJ 156/Yardville/Groveville Exit (Hamilton). At end of ramp, turn right onto Church St. and continue 2 miles (name changes to Yardville-Hamilton Square Rd.) to first light past I-195 interchange. Turn left onto Kuser Rd. and go 1 mile to Hamilton Veterans Park entrance on right. Just past park entrance, turn right into museum entrance (sign for John Abbott II House on right).
Southbound, I-195 West/Trenton Exit (Hamilton). Merge onto I-195 West and continue 1 1/2 miles to Exit 3B. Merge onto Hamilton Square-Yardville Rd. and continue to first light. Turn left on Kuser Rd. and go 1 mile to Hamilton Veterans Park entrance on right. Just past park entrance, turn right into museum entrance (sign for John Abbott II House on right).


Northbound and Southbound, Co. Rt. 533 North (Hamilton). If Northbound, after passing I-195 interchange, get into right lane approaching roundabout. Continue through circle and take second exit (Co. Rt. 533 North). If Southbound, after passing Ivy Tavern on left, keep left approaching roundabout. After passing second exit (To I-195 East/Co. Rt. 524 East), get into right lane and take next exit (Co. Rt. 533 North) from roundabout. Both, continue straight on Co. Rt. 533 North/White Horse Ave. 3/4 mile to third light. Bear right onto White Horse-Hamilton Square Rd. and continue 3/4 mile to first light. Turn right onto Kuser Rd and continue 1/2 mile to museum entrance (sign for John Abbott II House on left).

CRANBURY MUSEUM, 4 Park Pl. E., Cranbury       Website

House constructed in 1834 is the home of this museum which features 18th and 19th century furniture and artifacts pertaining to the history of Cranbury.

 
Northbound, Exit 8. On ramp, follow signs for NJ 133 West/East Windsor. Continue straight onto NJ 133 West and go 1 3/4 miles to US 130 North/New Brunswick Exit. Merge onto US 130 North and continue 1 1/2 miles to second light. Turn left onto Old Trenton Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to first light. Turn right onto S. Main St. and continue 3/4 mile. Turn right (sign on right for museum) onto Park Pl. E. and continue 1/2 block to museum on right.
Southbound, Exit 8A. On ramp, keep right, following signs for Co. Rt. 535/NJ 32/US 130/Cranbury/South Brunswick, and continue to end of ramp. Turn left onto Co. Rt. 535 South/Cranbury-South River Rd. and continue 2 1/2 miles to traffic light at US 130. Turn left onto US 130 South, then take first right (sign for Cranbury/Plainsboro on right) to continue on Co. Rt. 535 South/Maplewood Ave. 1/2 mile. Take third right onto Park Pl. E. and continue 1/2 block to museum on left.


Northbound, Co. Rt. 539 North/Cranbury Exit. After passing NJ 133 interchange, continue 3/4 mile. Take left exit (sign on left for Co. Rt. 539 North/Cranbury), cross US 130 South and continue 1 1/2 miles on Co. Rt. 539 North into Cranbury. Turn right onto Park Pl. East (small sign for museum on right) and continue to museum on right.
Southbound, Maplewood Ave. (Cranbury). After passing traffic light at Dey Rd., take second right (sign for Cranbury/Plainsboro) and continue 1/2 mile on Maplewood Ave. Turn right onto Park Pl. East and continue to museum on left.

EAST BRUNSWICK MUSEUM, 16 Maple St., East Brunswick       Website

Museum houses a large collection of local history and historical documents.

 
Northbound and Southbound, Exit 9. Keep left through toll booth and follow sign for NJ 18 South/East Brunswick/Old Bridge. Merge onto NJ 18 South and continue 4 1/4 miles to Rues Lane Exit (after passing Macy's on right). At end of ramp, turn left onto Rues Lane, cross NJ 18 and continue 1/4 mile to end. Turn right onto Old Bridge Tpk. and continue 1/2 mile. Take second left (sign on right for Old Bridge Baptist Church) onto Chestnut St. and continue 1/4 mile. Take third right (sign on right for museum) onto Maple St. and continue 1/2 block to museum on right.


Northbound, NJ 18 North/New Brunswick Exit (Old Bridge). Merge onto NJ 18 North and continue 4 1/4 miles to Co. Rt. 527 North/Main St./Spotswood Exit. At end of ramp, turn left onto Co. Rt. 527 North/Old Bridge Tpk. Take first right onto Chestnut St. and continue 3 blocks. Turn right onto Maple St. (sign for museum on right) and continue to museum on right.
Southbound, Co. Rt. 615/Bordentown Ave. Exit (Sayreville). At end of ramp, turn left onto Bordentown Ave. and continue 5 miles into East Brunswick. After crossing South River, take first right onto River Rd. Take second left onto Chestnut St., then take first left onto Maple St. and continue to museum on right.


Northbound, Co. Rt. 527 North/Main St./Spotswood Exit (East Brunswick). At end of ramp, turn left onto Co. Rt. 527 North/Old Bridge Tpk. Take first right onto Chestnut St. and continue 3 blocks. Turn right onto Maple St. (sign on right for museum) and continue to museum on right.
Southbound, Co. Rt. 527 North/Main St./Spotswood Exit (East Brunswick). At end of ramp, turn left onto Main St., cross under NJ 18 and continue 1/2 mile to second light. Turn left onto River Rd. Take second left onto Chestnut St. and continue one block. Bear left onto Maple St. (sign for museum on left) and continue to museum on right.

THOMAS EDISON CENTER AT MENLO PARK, 37 Christie St., Edison       Website

Laboratory of Thomas A. Edison is commemorated with tower topped by electric light bulb replica. Small museum displays exhibits relating to Edison's life and work.

 
Northbound and Southbound, Exit 11. Keep right through toll booth and follow signs for Garden State Parkway North. Merge onto Garden State Parkway and continue 2 1/4 miles to Exit 132. At end of ramp, turn right onto NJ 27 South and continue 3/4 mile. Turn right (sign for Edison Center on right) onto Christie St. and continue to Center on left.


Northbound and Southbound, Exit 132. At end of ramp, turn right onto NJ 27 South and continue 3/4 mile. Turn right (sign on right for Edison Center) onto Christie St. and continue 1/4 mile to museum on left.


Northbound and Southbound, Garden State Parkway North Exit (Woodbridge). Merge onto Garden State Pkwy. North and continue 1 1/4 miles to Exit 132. At end of ramp, turn right onto NJ 27 South and continue 3/4 mile. Turn right onto Christie St. (sign for Edison Center on right) and continue to Center on left.


Northbound and Southbound, Christie St. (Menlo Park). If Northbound, take second left after passing Metro Park Plaza on right (sign on left for Center), if Southbound, take third right after passing light at Wood Ave. (sign on right for Center), onto Christie St. and continue to Center on left.

EXEMPT FIREMEN'S MUSEUM, 15 N. Doughty Ave., Somerville       Website

Museum in former firehouse displays old-time fire fighting equipment and other artifacts of the Somerville area.


Northbound, Exit 14B. Merge onto US 22 West and continue 2 1/4 miles to N. Bridge St./Grove St./Somerville Exit. Follow ramp over US 22, then bear right, following sign for N. Bridge St. At stop sign, turn left onto N. Bridge St. and continue 3/4 mile to third light. Turn right onto E. High St. and continue 1/2 mile. Turn left onto N. Doughty Ave. and continue to museum on right.
Southbound, Exit 17. Merge onto US 202/206 South and continue 3/4 mile to US 22 East/New York Exit. Merge onto US 22 East and take first exit, US 202/206 North/Morristown/Netcong. When ramp splits, stay right (sign for Mountain Ave./Somerville) and continue 1/2 mile on Mountain Ave. After passing Immaculate Conception Church on right, take next left onto W. High St., then take first right onto N. Doughty Ave. and continue to museum on right.


Eastbound, US 202/US 206 North/Morristown/Netcong Exit (Bridgewater). On ramp, keep right, following signs for Mountain Ave./Somerville. Follow Mountain Ave. 1/2 mile. Turn left (Immaculate Conception Church/School on right) onto W. High St. Take first right onto N. Doughty Ave. and continue to museum on right.
Westbound, N. Bridge St./Grove St./Somerville Exit (Bridgewater). Follow ramp and cross over US 22. After crossing bridge, take first right and continue to stop sign. Turn left onto N. Bridge St. and continue 3/4 mile to third light. Turn right onto W. High St. and continue 1/2 mile. Take third left onto N. Doughty Ave. and continue to museum on right.


Eastbound and Westbound, N. Doughty Ave. (Somerville). If Eastbound, after turning left in Somerville onto W. Main St., continue to next light; turn left, if Westbound, turn right, onto Doughty Ave. and continue 1/2 block to museum on left.

FLEETWOOD MUSEUM OF ART AND PHOTOGRAPHICA, 614 Greenbrook Rd., North Plainfield       Website

Museum displays over 800 cameras, illustrating the entire span of the development of photography.


Eastbound and Westbound, Exit 40. At end of ramp, if Eastbound, turn right, if Westbound, turn left, on Co. Rt. 531 South/Hillcrest Rd. and continue 1 mile to end. Turn right onto Valley Rd. and continue to Watchung Circle. Take third exit from circle (Somerset St./North Plainfield) onto Somerset St. and continue 1 mile. Follow signs for US 22 West. Turn right on US 22 and go 1 mile to West End Ave. Exit, just before second light. At end of ramp, turn left onto West End Ave., cross US 22 and continue 1/2 mile to first light. Turn right onto Greenbrook Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to first light. Turn right onto Clinton Ave. and proceed to entrance on left, in Vermeule Community Center.


Northbound, Exit 5. At end of ramp, turn right onto Stelton Rd. and continue 3/4 mile. After crossing railroad tracks, continue straight on S. Washington Ave. 1 1/4 miles to traffic light at Vail Ave./W. Seventh St. Turn right onto W. Seventh St. and continue 3/4 mile to traffic light at Rock Ave. Turn left onto Rock Ave. and continue 1 1/2 miles to traffic light at Greenbrook Rd. Turn right onto Greenbrook Rd. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Turn left onto Clinton Ave. and continue to museum, in Vermeule Community Center on left.
Southbound, Exit 14A. Merge onto US 22 East and continue 6 miles to Rock Ave. Exit. Turn right onto Rock Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Turn left onto Greenbrook Rd. and go 1/4 mile to first light. Turn left onto Clinton Ave. and proceed to entrance on left, in Vermeule Community Center.


Eastbound, Rock Ave. Exit. (Green Brook). At end of ramp, turn right onto Rock Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Turn left onto Greenbrook Rd. and go 1/4 mile to first light. Turn left onto Clinton Ave. and proceed to entrance on left, in Vermeule Community Center.
Westbound, West End Ave. Exit (North Plainfield). At end of ramp, turn left onto West End Ave., cross US 22 and continue 1/2 mile to first light. Turn right onto Greenbrook Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to first light. Turn right onto Clinton Ave. and proceed to entrance on left, in Vermeule Community Center.


Eastbound and Westbound, Clinton Ave. (Plainfield). At traffic light at Clinton Ave., if Eastbound, turn left (Freedom Ministries on right), if Westbound, turn right (Golden Anchor Bar on left), onto Clinton Ave. and continue 3/4 mile to entrance on left, just past light at Greenbrook Ave., in Vermeule Community Center.

MEREDITH HAVENS FIRE MUSEUM, 244 Perry St., Trenton       Website

Museum housed in former Trenton Fire Dept. Headquarters exhibits artifacts of firefighting history, in Trenton and elsewhere.


Westbound, NJ 29. At end of I-195, continue on NJ 29 North 1 1/2 miles to NJ 129/Trenton exit. Merge onto NJ 129 North and continue 1 1/2 miles. Merge onto US 1 North and continue 1/2 mile to Perry St. exit. At end of ramp, turn left onto Perry St. and continue to museum on right at Trenton Firehouse.


Northbound, Exit 60. On ramp, keep left, following signs for NJ 29/Trenton. Merge onto NJ 29 North and continue 1 1/2 miles to NJ 129/Trenton exit. Merge onto NJ 129 North and continue 1 1/2 miles. Merge onto US 1 North and continue 1/2 mile to Perry St. exit. At end of ramp, turn left onto Perry St. and continue to museum on right at Trenton Firehouse.
Southbound, from Princeton, Exit 67. On ramp, keep right, following signs for US 1 South/Trenton. Merge onto US 1 South and continue 1 mile. Follow US 1 onto Trenton Freeway and continue 4 l/4 miles to Perry St. exit. At end of ramp, turn left onto Perry St., pass Fire Headquarters and continue to museum on right.
Southbound, from Pennsylvania, Exit 76. At traffic circle at end of ramp, take second exit (NJ 29 South). Merge onto NJ 29 South and continue 4 1/2 miles to Calhoun St./Capitol Complex exit. Merge onto Calhoun St. and continue to first light. Turn right onto W. State St. and continue 1/2 mile to third light. Turn left onto N. Broad St. and continue 1/4 mile to second light. Turn right onto Perry St. and continue 1/4 mile to museum on left, at second light.


Northbound and Southbound, Perry St. Exit (Trenton). At end of ramp, turn left onto Perry St. Museum is on right, at Trenton Fire Headquarters.


Northbound, NJ 129/Trenton Exit (Hamilton). Merge onto NJ 129 North and continue 1 1/2 miles. Merge onto US 1 North and continue 1/2 mile to Perry St. exit. At end of ramp, turn left onto Perry St. and continue to museum on right at Trenton Firehouse.
Southbound, Calhoun St./Capitol Complex Exit (Trenton). Merge onto Calhoun St. and continue to first light. Turn right onto W. State St. and continue 1/2 mile to third light. Turn left onto N. Broad St. and continue 1/4 mile to second light. Turn right onto Perry St. and continue 1/4 mile to museum on left, at second light.


Southbound, US 206/N. Warren St. (Trenton). At traffic light at end of NJ 31 (Battle Monument opposite), bear right onto US 206 South/N. Warren St. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Turn left onto Perry St. and continue 1/4 mile to museum on left, at third light.


Northbound and Southbound, Perry St. (Trenton). At traffic light, if Northbound (Avery's Insurance Agency on left), turn right onto Perry St., if Southbound (first light after crossing D&R Canal), turn left onto Perry St. and continue to first light. Both, continue on Perry St. 1/4 mile to museum on left, at second light.

HOPEWELL MUSEUM, 28 E. Broad St., Hopewell       Website

Victorian house museum displays local artifacts, including household items and Indian crafts.


Northbound and Southbound, Exit 72. At end of ramp, if Northbound, turn right, if Southbound, turn left, onto NJ 31 North/Pennington Rd. and continue 4 1/2 miles to traffic light at Co. Rt. 654/Hopewell-Pennington Rd. (sign on right for Hopewell). Bear right onto Co. Rt. 654 and continue 3 1/2 miles into Hopewell, where the road becomes W. Broad St. Cross Greenwood Ave. and continue on E. Broad St. to museum on the left.


Northbound, Co. Rt. 654/Hopewell-Pennington Rd. (Hopewell Township). After passing Suburban Wrench Auto Repair on left, at next traffic light (signs on right for Hopewell and Rockingham), bear right onto Co. Rt. 654/Hopewell-Pennington Rd. and continue 3 1/2 miles to traffic light at Greenwood Ave., in Hopewell (name changes to W. Broad St.). Cross Greenwood Ave. and continue on E. Broad St. 1/4 mile to museum on the left.
Southbound, Co. Rt. 518/Lambertville-Hopewell Rd. (East Amwell Township). At traffic light (Orlando's Cafe on right), turn left (sign for Hopewell) onto Co. Rt. 518 East and continue 2 3/4 miles to traffic light in Hopewell. Turn left onto W. Broad St. and continue 1/2 mile to museum on left.


Northbound, Carter Rd. (Lawrence Township). At traffic light (sign on right for Co. Rt. 569), turn left onto Co. Rt. 569 North/Carter Rd. and continue 6 1/4 miles to end in Hopewell Borough (name changes to Hopewell-Princeton Rd.). Turn left onto E. Broad St. and continue to museum on right.
Southbound, Co. Rt. 518 (Montgomery Township). At traffic light (first light after passing Montgomery Center on left), turn right (sign on right for Co. Rt. 518 West/Blawenburg) onto Co. Rt. 518 West/Georgetown-Franklin Tpk. and continue 6 1/4 miles. In Hopewell, pass traffic light at Princeton Ave. (Hopewell Motors on left) and continue 1/2 block to museum on right.

HUNGARIAN HERITAGE CENTER, 300 Somerset St., New Brunswick       Website

Museum celebrates the contributions of Hungarian immigrants to America. Art and photography exhibits are presented, along with displays of the cultural history of Hungary.

 
Northbound and Southbound, Exit 9. Keep right through toll booth and follow sign for NJ 18 North/New Brunswick/Rutgers University. Merge onto NJ 18 North and continue 1 mile. When road divides, keep right, following sign for New Brunswick exits. Continue on NJ 18 Local to second light. Turn left onto Paul Robeson Blvd. and continue 1/2 mile to third light. Turn right onto Suydam St. and continue 3/4 mile to traffic light at NJ 27/French St. (first light after crossing under railroad). Cross French St. and continue on Louis St. 1 block to first light. Turn left onto Somerset St. and continue 3 blocks. Center is on left at Bethany St.


Northbound, Exit 1B. Merge onto US 1 South and continue 4 1/2 miles across Raritan River to NJ 18/New Brunswick/East Brunswick Exit. On ramp, follow signs for NJ 18 North/New Brunswick. Merge onto NJ 18 North and continue 1/2 mile to express/local lane split. When lanes divide, keep right, following signs for New Brunswick Exits, and continue 1/4 mile to second light. Turn left onto Paul Robeson Blvd. and continue 1/2 mile to third light. Turn right onto Suydam St. and continue 3/4 mile to traffic light at French St. Turn left, then immediately turn right onto Louis St. and continue to first light. Turn left onto Somerset St. and continue three blocks to Heritage Center on left.
Southbound, Exit 10. Merge onto Easton Ave./Co. Rt. 527 South and continue 4 1/4 miles into New Brunswick to traffic light at Courtland St., first light after passing St. Peter's University Hospital on right. Turn right onto Courtland St. and continue 3 blocks. Make gentle left across Duke St. and continue to all-way stop. Cross Central Ave. and continue 1/2 mile on Louis St. to second light. Turn right onto Somerset St. and go 1/4 mile. Center is on left, at Bethany St. Park in street.


Northbound, NJ 91/Jersey Ave. Exit (North Brunswick Township). Continue 2 miles on NJ 91/Jersey Ave. to intersection with Van Dyke Ave. (Social Security building on right). Turn left onto Van Dyke Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to end. Turn right onto NJ 27 North/Somerset St. and continue 3/4 mile to third light. Pass light, then immediately bear left onto Somerset St. (NJ 27 goes to the right) and continue 1/2 mile to Center on right.
Southbound, NJ 18 Exit (New Brunswick). On ramp, follow signs for NJ 18 North/New Brunswick. Merge onto NJ 18 North and continue 1/2 mile. When lanes divide, keep right, following signs for New Brunswick Exits, and continue 1/4 mile to second light. Turn left onto Paul Robeson Blvd. and continue 1/2 mile to third light. Turn right onto Suydam St. and continue 3/4 mile to traffic light at French St. Turn left, then immediately turn right onto Louis St. and continue to first light. Turn left onto Somerset St. and continue three blocks to Center on left.


Northbound, Paul Robeson Blvd. (New Brunswick). When road divides about 1 mile past US 1 interchange, keep right, following signs for New Brunswick Exits and continue to second light. Turn left onto Paul Robeson Blvd. and continue 1/2 mile to third light. Turn right onto Suydam St. and continue 3/4 mile to fourth light. Cross French St. and continue on Louis St. to first light. Turn left on Somerset St. and go 1/4 mile to center on left at Bethany St. Park in street
Southbound, NJ 27 South/George St./New Brunswick/College Ave. Campus Exit (New Brunswick). At end of ramp, turn right onto Huntington St. and continue 1/2 mile to end. Turn left onto Easton Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Turn right onto Courtland St. and continue 3 blocks. Make gentle left across Duke St. onto Louis St. and continue 1/2 mile to second light. Turn right onto Somerset St. and go 1/4 mile. Center is on left, at Bethany St. Park in street.


Northbound, Somerset St. (New Brunswick). At traffic light at Main St. (St. Peter's Cemetery on right), continue through light, then bear left onto Somerset St. and continue 1/2 mile to Center on right at Bethany St. Park in street.
Southbound, George St. (New Brunswick). At third light after crossing Raritan River, turn right onto George St. and continue 1 block. At railroad overpass, turn left onto Somerset St. and continue 3/4 mile to Center on left, at Bethany St. Park in street.

MORVEN MUSEUM AND GARDENS, 55 Stockton St., Princeton       Website

Former residence of New Jersey Governors has galleries exhibiting works of art from New Jersey private and public collections; gardens are arranged in styles of three centuries. Tours are offered on the hour.

 
Northbound, Exit 7. On ramp, follow signs for US 206 North/Trenton. Merge onto US 206 North and continue 1/2 mile. Get into left lane and just before second light exit left, following signs for Bordentown. Turn left onto Farnsworth Ave. and go 1/2 mile to first light. Turn left onto US 130 South and continue 1/2 mile to I-295 North/Trenton Exit. Merge onto I-295 North and continue 10 1/2 miles to Exit 68A. Merge onto Co. Rt. 583 North/Princeton Pike and continue 3 1/4 miles. After passing traffic islands, take next left onto Quaker Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to end. Turn right onto US 206 North and continue 1 1/4 miles to house on left.
Southbound, Exit 9. Keep right through toll booth and follow sign for NJ 18 North/New Brunswick/Rutgers University. Merge onto NJ 18 North and continue 1/2 mile to US 1 South/Trenton Exit. Merge onto US 1 South and continue 16 miles to Washington Rd./Princeton/Hightstown Exit. Turn right, following signs for Co. Rt. 571 West/Princeton, and continue 1 3/4 miles to traffic light at NJ 27/Nassau St. Turn left onto NJ 27 South/Nassau St. and continue to third light. Continue straight on US 206 South/Stockton St. to house on right.


Northbound and Southbound, Exit 69A. Merge onto US 206 North and continue 5 3/4 miles into Princeton. Museum is on left after passing traffic light at Library Pl.


Northbound and Southbound, Co. Rt. 571/Washington Rd. Exit (West Windsor Township). Follow signs for Co. Rt. 571 West/Princeton onto Washington Rd. and continue 1 3/4 miles to fifth light, in Princeton. Turn left onto NJ 27 South/Nassau St. and continue 1/2 mile to second light. Continue straight on US 206 South/Stockton St. to museum on right.


Northbound, use US 206 Southbound directions.
Southbound, US 206 South/Stockton St. (Princeton). At traffic light at end of NJ 27, continue straight on US 206 South/Stockton St. 1/4 mile to house on right.


Northbound, on left, in Princeton, after passing traffic light at Library Pl.
Southbound, on right, in Princeton, after passing traffic light at NJ 27/Nassau St.

NATIONAL GUARD MILITIA MUSEUM OF NEW JERSEY, 151 Eggert Crossing Rd., Lawrenceville       Website

Museum displays armored vehicles and other artifacts illustrating the history of New Jersey's citizen soldiers.


Northbound and Southbound, Exit 69B. Merge onto US 206 South and continue 1 1/4 miles to third light. Turn right (sign on right for museum) onto Eggert Crossing Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to Lawrenceville Armory Complex on left. Have Photo ID or driver's license to show security.


Northbound, US 206 North/Bus. US 1 Exit (Trenton). At end of ramp, continue on Strawberry St. to traffic circle. Take second exit from circle (US 206 North/Lawrenceville/Princeton) and continue 1 3/4 miles to third light. Turn left (sign on right for museum) onto Eggert Crossing Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to Lawrenceville Armory Complex on left. Have Photo ID or driver's license to show security.
Southbound, Bus. US 1 South/North Trenton Exit (Lawrence Township). Follow Bus. US 1 to first light (Mercer County Library on right). Turn right onto Darrah Ln. and continue 1 mile to end. Turn left onto US 206 South and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Turn right (sign on right for museum) onto Eggert Crossing Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to Lawrenceville Armory Complex on left. Have Photo ID or driver's license to show security.


Northbound and Southbound, Eggert Crossing Rd. (Lawrence Township). At traffic light (sign on right for museum), if Northbound (1/2 mile after passing Lawrence Rd. Fire Co. on right), turn left, if Southbound (3/4 mile after passing Rider University on right), turn right, onto Eggert Crossing Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to museum on left, at Lawrenceville Armory Complex. Have photo ID or driver's license to show security.

NEW JERSEY STATE MUSEUM, 205 W. State St., Trenton       Website

State museum offers changing exhibits and programs concerning the state of New Jersey. Focus is on archaeology, fine arts, cultural history and natural history.

 
Northbound, Exit 7. On ramp, follow signs for US 206 North/Trenton. Merge onto US 206 North and continue 1/2 mile. Get into left lane and just before second light exit left, following signs for Bordentown. Turn left onto Farnsworth Ave. and go 1/2 mile to first light. Turn left onto US 130 South and continue 1/2 mile to I-295 North/Trenton Exit. Merge onto I-295 North and continue 2 1/2 miles to Exit 60. On ramp, keep left and follow signs for NJ 29/Trenton. Merge onto NJ 29 North and continue 5 miles to Calhoun St. Exit. Merge onto Calhoun St. and proceed to first light. Turn right onto W. State St. and continue 1/4 mile to Capitol Complex parking garage on right, at New Jersey State Library.
Southbound, Exit 7A. On ramp, follow I-195 West/Hamilton/Trenton signs. Merge onto I-195 West and continue 6 miles to junction with I-295. Continue straight, following signs for NJ 29/Trenton, 5 miles to Calhoun St. Exit. Merge onto Calhoun St. and proceed to first light. Turn right onto W. State St. and continue 1/4 mile to Capitol Complex parking garage on right, at New Jersey State Library.


Westbound, NJ 29 North. At end of I-195, continue straight on NJ 29 North 4 1/4 miles to Calhoun St. Exit. Merge onto Calhoun St., then turn right at first light onto W. State St. and continue 1/4 mile to entrance to Capital Complex parking on right, at State Museum. Park in garage and walk to State Museum.


Northbound, Exit 60, Southbound, from Princeton and New Brunswick, Exit 60B. If Northbound, on ramp, keep left and follow signs for NJ 29 North/Trenton. Both, merge onto NJ 29 North and continue 3 3/4 miles to Calhoun St. Exit. Merge onto Calhoun St., then turn right at first light onto W. State St. and continue 1/4 mile to entrance to Capital Complex parking on right, at State Museum. Park in garage and walk to State Museum.
Southbound, from Pennsylvania, Exit 76. On ramp, keep left and follow signs for NJ 29 South/Trenton. Merge onto NJ 29 South and continue 4 3/4 miles to Calhoun St. Exit. Merge onto Calhoun St. and continue to first light. Turn right onto W. State St. and continue 1/4 mile to entrance to Capital Complex parking on right, at State Museum. Park in garage and walk to State Museum.


Northbound, NJ 29 Exit (Trenton). At end of ramp, turn right onto NJ 29 North and continue 1 mile to Calhoun St. Exit. Merge onto Calhoun St. and continue to first light. Turn right onto W. State St. and continue 1/4 mile to Capitol Complex parking garage on right at State Museum. Park in garage and follow signs to State Museum.
Southbound, Warren St. Exit (Trenton). Keep right on ramp. Turn right onto S. Warren St. and continue to first light. Turn left onto Market St. and continue 1/4 mile. When road forks, keep left, following sign for NJ 29 North. Merge onto NJ 29 North and continue 1/2 mile to Calhoun St. Exit. Merge onto Calhoun St. and continue to first light. Turn right onto W. State St. and continue 1/4 mile to Capitol Complex parking garage on right at State Museum. Park in garage and follow signs to State Museum.


Northbound and Southbound, Calhoun St./Capitol Complex Exit (Trenton). Merge onto Calhoun St. and continue to first light. Turn right onto W. State St. and continue 1/4 mile to Capitol Complex garage entrance on right, at State Museum. Park and follow signs to museum.


Southbound, Calhoun St. (Trenton). At traffic light, turn right onto Calhoun St. and continue 1/2 mile to fifth light. Turn left onto W. State St. and continue to Capitol Complex parking garage on right at State Museum. Park and walk to State Museum.


Westbound, Market St. (Trenton), At end of NJ 33, continue straight on Market St. under US 1 viaduct 1/4 mile to fourth light. Turn right onto Broad St. and continue 1/4 mile. Turn left (sign on right for Lafayette St./State House) onto Lafayette St. and continue 1/4 mile to end. Turn left onto Barrack St., then take first right and proceed to Capitol Complex garage. From garage, follow signs and walk to State Museum.


Northbound, Lafayette St. (Trenton). Turn left (sign on right for Lafayette St./State House) onto Lafayette St. and continue to second light. Turn left onto Memorial Dr., then take first right and park in Capitol Complex garage. From garage, follow signs and walk to State Museum.
Southbound, State St. (Trenton). At traffic light, turn right onto W. State St. and continue 1/4 mile. Enter Capitol Complex parking garage on left at New Jersey State Library. From garage, follow signs and walk to State Museum.

NEW JERSEY STATE POLICE MUSEUM, River Rd., West Trenton       Website

Exhibits on the history of the New Jersey State Police, including memorabilia of the Lindbergh Kidnapping.

 
Northbound, Exit 7. On ramp, follow signs for US 206 North/Trenton. Merge onto US 206 North and continue 1/2 mile. Get into left lane and just before second light exit left, following signs for Bordentown. Turn left onto Farnsworth Ave. and go 1/2 mile to first light. Turn left onto US 130 South and continue 1/2 mile to I-295 North/Trenton Exit. Merge onto I-295 North and continue 2 1/2 miles to Exit 60. On ramp, keep left and follow signs for NJ 29/Trenton. Merge onto NJ 29 North and continue 8 1/4 miles through Trenton to traffic light at NJ 175/W. Upper Ferry Rd. (signs for West Trenton/State Police on right). Turn right onto NJ 175 North/W. Upper Ferry Rd. and continue 1/2 mile. After crossing D&R Canal, take immediate left (signs on right for NJ 175/Washington Crossing/Lambertville/State Police) to stay on NJ 175 North and continue 1/4 mile to State Police headquarters on right.
Southbound, Exit 7A. On ramp, follow I-195 West/Hamilton/Trenton signs. Merge onto I-195 West and continue 6 miles to junction with I-295. Continue on NJ 29 North 8 1/4 miles through Trenton to traffic light at NJ 175/W. Upper Ferry Rd. (signs for West Trenton/State Police on right). Turn right onto NJ 175 North/W. Upper Ferry Rd. and continue 1/2 mile. After crossing D&R Canal, take immediate left (signs on right for NJ 175/Washington Crossing/Lambertville/State Police) to stay on NJ 175 North and continue 1/4 to State Police headquarters on right.


Westbound, NJ 29 North. At end of I-195, continue straight on NJ 29 North 8 1/2 miles through Trenton to traffic light at junction with NJ 175/W. Upper Ferry Rd. Turn right onto NJ 175 and continue 1/2 mile. After crossing canal, take first left (signs for NJ 175/Washington Crossing/Lambertville) onto River Rd. and continue 1/4 mile to Police Headquarters entrance on right.


Northbound, from Camden and South Jersey, Exit 60, Southbound, from Hamilton Township, Exit 60B. If Northbound, on ramp, keep left and follow signs for NJ 29 North/Trenton. Both, merge onto NJ 29 North and continue 8 miles through Trenton to traffic light at junction with NJ 175/W. Upper Ferry Rd. Turn right onto NJ 175 and continue 1/2 mile. After crossing canal, take first left (signs for NJ 175/Washington Crossing/Lambertville) onto River Rd. and continue 1/4 mile to Police Headquarters entrance on right.
Northbound, from Lawrenceville and Pennington, Southbound, from Pennsylvania, Exit 76. If Northbound, on ramp, follow signs around traffic circles for NJ 29 South, if Southbound, keep left and follow signs for NJ 29 South/Trenton. Merge onto NJ 29 South and continue 1/2 mile to first light. Turn left onto NJ 175 and continue 1/2 mile. After crossing canal, take first left (signs for NJ 175/Washington Crossing/Lambertville) onto River Rd. and continue 1/4 mile to Police Headquarters entrance on right.


Northbound, NJ 29 Exit (Trenton). At end of ramp, turn right onto NJ 29 North and continue 5 1/4 miles to traffic light at NJ 175/Upper Ferry Rd. Turn right (sign on right for West Trenton) onto NJ 175/Upper Ferry Rd. and continue 1/2 mile. Turn left, following signs for NJ 175/Washington Crossing/Lambertville, onto River Rd. and continue 1/4 mile to State Police headquarters on right.
Southbound, Warren St. Exit (Trenton). Keep right on ramp. Turn right onto S. Warren St. and continue to first light. Turn left onto Market St. and continue 1/4 mile. When road forks, keep left, following sign for NJ 29 North. Merge onto NJ 29 North and continue 4 3/4 miles to traffic light at NJ 175/Upper Ferry Rd. Turn right (sign on right for West Trenton) onto NJ 175/Upper Ferry Rd. and continue 1/2 mile. Turn left, following signs for NJ 175/Washington Crossing/Lambertville, onto River Rd. and continue 1/4 mile to State Police headquarters on right.


Northbound and Southbound, NJ 175/Upper Ferry Rd. (West Trenton). At traffic light, if Northbound, turn right (signs for NJ 175/West Trenton on right), if Southbound, turn left (first light after passing I-295 interchange), onto NJ 175/Upper Ferry Rd. and continue 1/2 mile. Turn left (sign for NJ 175/Washington Crossing/Lambertville) onto River Rd. and continue 1/4 mile to museum at State Police Headquarters on right.

OLD BARRACKS MUSEUM, 101 Barrack St., Trenton       Website

Military barracks dating to French and Indian War presents exhibits of 18th century military life.

 
Northbound, Exit 7. On ramp, follow signs for US 206 North/Trenton. Merge onto US 206 North and continue 1/2 mile. Get into left lane and just before second light exit left, following signs for Bordentown. Turn left onto Farnsworth Ave. and go 1/2 mile to first light. Turn left onto US 130 South and continue 1/2 mile to I-295 North/Trenton Exit. Merge onto I-295 North and continue 2 1/2 miles to Exit 60. On ramp, keep left and follow signs for NJ 29/Trenton. Merge onto NJ 29 North and continue 5 miles to Calhoun St. Exit. Merge onto Calhoun St. and proceed to first light. Turn right onto W. State St. and continue 1/4 mile to Capitol Complex parking garage on right, at New Jersey State Library.
Southbound, Exit 7A. On ramp, follow I-195 West/Hamilton/Trenton signs. Merge onto I-195 West and continue 6 miles to junction with I-295. Continue straight, following signs for NJ 29/Trenton, 5 miles to Calhoun St. Exit. Merge onto Calhoun St. and proceed to first light. Turn right onto W. State St. and continue 1/4 mile to Capitol Complex parking garage on right, at New Jersey State Library.


Westbound, NJ 29 North. At end of I-195, continue straight on NJ 29 North 4 1/4 miles to Calhoun St. Exit. Merge onto Calhoun St., then turn right at first light onto W. State St. and continue 1/4 mile to entrance to Capital Complex parking on right, at State Museum. Park in garage and walk to Old Barracks.


Northbound, Exit 60, Southbound, from Princeton and New Brunswick, Exit 60B. If Northbound, on ramp, keep left and follow signs for NJ 29 North/Trenton. Both, merge onto NJ 29 North and continue 3 3/4 miles to Calhoun St. Exit. Merge onto Calhoun St., then turn right at first light onto W. State St. and continue 1/4 mile to entrance to Capital Complex parking on right, at State Museum. Park in garage and walk to Old Barracks.
Southbound, from Pennsylvania, Exit 76. On ramp, keep left and follow signs for NJ 29 South/Trenton. Merge onto NJ 29 South and continue 4 3/4 miles to Calhoun St. Exit. Merge onto Calhoun St. and continue to first light. Turn right onto W. State St. and continue 1/4 mile to entrance to Capital Complex parking on right, at State Museum. Park in garage and walk to Old Barracks.


Northbound, NJ 29 Exit (Trenton). At end of ramp, turn right onto NJ 29 North and continue 1 mile to Calhoun St. Exit. Merge onto Calhoun St. and continue to first light. Turn right onto W. State St. and continue 1/4 mile to Capitol Complex parking garage on right at State Museum. Park in garage and follow signs to Old Barracks.
Southbound, Warren St. Exit (Trenton). Keep right on ramp. Turn right onto S. Warren St. and continue to first light. Turn left onto Market St. and continue 1/4 mile. When road forks, keep left, following sign for NJ 29 North. Merge onto NJ 29 North and continue 1/2 mile to Calhoun St. Exit. Merge onto Calhoun St. and continue to first light. Turn right onto W. State St. and continue 1/4 mile to Capitol Complex parking garage on right at State Museum. Park in garage and follow signs to Old Barracks.


Northbound and Southbound, Calhoun St./Capitol Complex Exit (Trenton). Merge onto Calhoun St. and continue to first light. Turn right onto W. State St. and continue 1/4 mile to Capitol Complex garage entrance on right, at State Museum. Park and walk to Old Barracks.


Westbound, Market St. (Trenton), At end of NJ 33, continue straight on Market St. under US 1 viaduct 1/4 mile to fourth light. Turn right onto Broad St. and continue 1/4 mile. Turn left (sign on right for Lafayette St./State House) onto Lafayette St. and continue 1/4 mile to end. Turn left onto Barrack St., then take first right and proceed to Capitol Complex garage. From garage, follow signs and walk to museum.


Northbound, Lafayette St. (Trenton). Turn left (sign on right for Lafayette St./State House) onto Lafayette St. and continue to second light. Turn left onto Memorial Dr., then take first right and park in Capitol Complex garage. From garage, follow signs and walk to Old Barracks.
Southbound, State St. (Trenton). At traffic light, turn right onto W. State St. and continue 1/4 mile. Enter Capitol Complex parking garage on left at New Jersey State Library. From garage, follow signs and walk to Old Barracks.

RUTGERS GEOLOGY MUSEUM, 85 Somerset St., New Brunswick       Website

Museum features exhibits, including dinosaurs, of New Jersey's natural history.

 
Northbound and Southbound, Exit 9. Keep right through toll booth and follow sign for NJ 18 North/New Brunswick/Rutgers University. Merge onto NJ 18 North and continue 1 mile. When road divides, keep left, following sign for NJ 18 North/Piscataway. Continue on NJ 18 1 1/2 miles to George St./College Ave. Campus Exit. At end of ramp, keep left, following sign for George St. South/Hamilton St. Turn left onto George St. and continue 1/2 mile, through 1 light. At railroad overpass, make sharp right turn and drive through gates and up hill past Kirkpatrick Chapel to museum.


Northbound, Exit 1B. Merge onto US 1 South and continue 4 1/2 miles across Raritan River to NJ 18/New Brunswick/East Brunswick Exit. On ramp, follow signs for NJ 18 North/New Brunswick. Merge onto NJ 18 North and continue 1/2 mile to express/local lane split. When lanes divide, keep left, following signs for NJ 18 North/Piscataway, and continue 1 1/2 miles to George St./Rutgers University Exit. At end of ramp, turn left onto George St. and continue 1/4 mile through 1 light. Just before railroad overpass at Somerset St., make sharp right, drive under arch and continue uphill to museum, just past Kirkpatrick Chapel.
Northbound, Exit 9. At end of ramp, turn right onto River Rd. and continue 3 1/2 miles to junction with NJ 18. Turn right and merge onto NJ 18 South. Continue across Raritan River on NJ 18 1/2 mile to NJ 27/George St./New Brunswick Exit. At end of ramp, continue straight on George St. 1/2 mile through 3 lights. After passing third light, continue to next intersection, at railroad overpass. Make sharp right and drive through gates up hill to museum.


Northbound, NJ 18 North Exit (New Brunswick), Southbound, NJ 18 Exit (New Brunswick). If Southbound, follow signs for NJ 18 North/New Brunswick. Both, merge onto NJ 18 North and continue 3/4 mile. When lanes divide, keep left, following signs for NJ 18 North/Piscataway, and continue 1 1/2 miles to George St./Rutgers University Exit. At end of ramp, turn left onto George St. and continue 1/4 mile through 1 light. At next intersection, just before railroad overpass, make sharp right, drive under arch and continue uphill to museum, just past Kirkpatrick Chapel.


Northbound, George St./Rutgers-College Ave. Campus Exit (New Brunswick). When road divides, keep left, following signs for NJ 18 North/Piscataway. After express and local lanes rejoin, continue to next exit. At end of ramp, turn left onto George St. and continue 1/4 mile through 1 light to railroad overpass. Park on street or make sharp right through gates onto campus, limited parking near Kirkpatrick Chapel. If parking on street, walk back to corner of George St. and Somerset St., pass through gates and walk up hill to museum.
Southbound, NJ 27 South/George St./New Brunswick/College Ave. Campus Exit (New Brunswick). At end of ramp, continue straight on George St. 3/4 mile to Somerset St. intersection, just before railroad overpass. Park on street or make sharp right through gates onto campus, limited parking near Kirkpatrick Chapel. If parking on street, walk back to corner of George St. and Somerset St., pass through gates and walk up hill to museum.


Northbound, Somerset St. (New Brunswick). At traffic light at Main St. (St. Peter's Cemetery on right), continue through light, then bear left onto Somerset St. and continue 1 mile to end. Make sharp left through gates on left and continue up hill to museum, next to Kirkpatrick Chapel. Limited parking here or park on Somerset St. or George St.
Southbound, George St. (New Brunswick). At third light after crossing Raritan River, turn right onto George St. and continue 1 block. At railroad overpass, bear left (not sharp left) and pass through college gate up hill to museum, next to Kirkpatrick Chapel. Limited parking at museum or park on Somerset St. or George St.

SAYREVILLE HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM, 425 Main St., Sayreville       Website

Museum exhibits artifacts pertaining to history of Sayreville.

 
Northbound, Exit 9. On ramp, follow signs for NJ 18 South/East Brunswick. Merge onto NJ 18 South and continue 3/4 mile to second light. Continue through light, then take Edgeboro Rd./Old Bridge Tpk. jughandle. Keep right crossing NJ 18, then bear right onto Co. Rt. 527 South/Old Bridge Tpk. and continue 3/4 mile to third light (Witty's Liquors on opposite left corner). Turn left onto E. Prospect St. and continue 1 mile (name changes to Reid St.) to second light. Turn left onto Main St. and continue 1 mile (name changes to Washington Rd.) to second light, in Sayreville. Turn left onto Main St. and continue 1 1/2 miles to traffic light at Sayreville Senior Citizens Center. Turn left and enter complex grounds. Museum is on right. Park in rear lot.
Southbound, Exit 10. Use center lanes through toll plaza, following signs for NJ 440 North/Perth Amboy. Merge onto NJ 440 North and continue 1 1/4 miles to Garden State Parkway South Exit. Merge onto Garden State Pkwy. South and continue 1 1/4 miles across Raritan River.
Cars with EZ Pass, take Exit 125. Use middle lanes through toll gantry, following signs for Sayreville, and continue to traffic light. Continue straight on Main St. Ext. 1 1/4 miles to third light.
Cars without EZ Pass, continue on Garden State Pkwy. to Exit 124. Keep right through toll plaza, using Full Service lanes. Take Exit 124. At end of ramp, turn right onto Main St. and continue 1/2 mile to first light. Turn left to stay on Main St.
Both, continue on Main St. 2 miles to third light. Museum is on right. Turn right and park behind museum.


Northbound, Exit 125. On ramp, keep left, following signs for Sayreville. At end of ramp, turn left onto Main St. Ext. and continue 3 1/4 miles to traffic light at Pulaski Ave. (Museum on right corner). Turn right and park in lot behind museum.
Southbound,
Cars with EZ Pass
, Exit 125. Keep right crossing Raritan River bridge and take first exit . Use middle lanes through toll gantry, following signs for Sayreville, and continue to traffic light. Continue straight on Main St. Ext. 1 1/4 miles to third light.
Cars without EZ Pass, Exit 124. After crossing Raritan River bridge, keep right through toll plaza, using Full Service lanes and take Exit 124. At end of ramp, turn right onto Main St. and continue 1/2 mile to first light. Turn left to stay on Main St.
Both, continue on Main St. 2 miles to third light. Museum is on right. Turn right and park behind museum.


Northbound, NJ 35 South/Ernston Rd. Exit (Old Bridge). At end of ramp, turn left onto Ernston Rd. and continue 1 1/4 miles to third light. Turn left onto Washington Rd. and continue 1 3/4 miles. Turn right (Dental City on right) onto Pulaski Ave. and continue 1 mile to first light. Cross Main St. and enter parking lot. Museum is on right. Park behind museum.
Southbound, Garden State Parkway South/South Amboy Business Center Exit (Sayreville) . After crossing Raritan River bridge, keep right and take first exit. At end of ramp, turn right onto Chevalier Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Turn left onto Main St. Ext. and continue 3 1/4 miles to traffic light at Pulaski Ave. Museum is on right. Turn right and park behind museum.


Northbound, Co. Rt. 527/Main St./Spotswood Exit (East Brunswick). At end of ramp, turn right onto Old Bridge Tpk. and continue to first light. Turn left onto Main St. and continue 1 3/4 miles (name changes to Bordentown Ave.) to second light (Jernee Mill Plaza on left). Turn left onto Jernee Mill Rd. and continue 2 1/2 miles to first light (Sayreville Sportsman on right). Cross Washington Rd. and continue 1 1/2 miles on Main St. to traffic light at Sayreville Senior Citizens Center. Turn left and enter complex grounds. Museum is on right. Park in rear lot.
Southbound, Edgeboro Rd./Old Bridge Tpk. Exit (East Brunswick). After passing East Brunswick Professional Park, continue to next light. Continue through light and take jughandle. Cross NJ 18, keep right, following signs for Old Bridge Tpk., and continue 3/4 mile to third light (Witty's Liquors on opposite left corner). Turn left onto E. Prospect St. and continue 1 mile (name changes to Reid St.) to second light. Turn left onto Main St. and continue 1 mile (name changes to Washington Rd.) to second light, in Sayreville. Turn left onto Main St. and continue 1 1/2 miles to traffic light at Sayreville Senior Citizens Center. Turn left and enter complex grounds. Museum is on right. Park in rear lot.

UKRAINIAN HISTORY AND EDUCATION CENTER, 135 Davidson Ave., Somerset       Website

Museum chronicles the history and experiences of the Ukrainian people.


Northbound, Exit 10. On ramp, follow signs for Co. Rt. 527 North/Easton Ave./South Bound Brook. Continue on Co. Rt. 527 North to first light. Turn left onto Davidson Ave. and continue to first driveway on right (sign for Ukrainian Orthodox Complex on right). Turn right and proceed to museum.
Southbound, Exit 10. Merge onto Co. Rt. 527 South/Easton Ave. and keep left. Take left exit (sign on left for Co. Rt. 527 North/Davidson Ave./Exhibit Center) and merge onto Co. Rt. 527 North. Continue 1/2 mile to first light. Turn left onto Davidson Ave. and continue to first driveway on right (sign for Ukrainian Orthodox Complex on right). Turn right and proceed to museum.


Northbound, Co. Rt. 527/Easton Ave./South Bound Brook Exit (New Brunswick). When road divides, keep left, following signs for NJ 18 North/Piscataway and continue to exit. At end of ramp, merge onto George St. and continue 1/4 mile to T intersection. Turn left onto Landing Lane and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Turn right onto Co. Rt. 527 North/Easton Ave. and continue 3 3/4 miles. After passing I-287 interchange, continue to next light. Turn left onto Davidson Ave. and continue to first driveway on right (sign for Ukrainian Orthodox Complex on right). Turn right and proceed to museum.
Southbound, use I-287.


Eastbound and Westbound, I-287 South/Perth Amboy Exit (Bridgewater). Merge onto I-287 South and continue 4 miles to Exit 10. Merge onto Co. Rt. 527 South/Easton Ave. and keep left. Take left exit (sign on left for Co. Rt. 527 North/Davidson Ave./Exhibit Center) and merge onto Co. Rt. 527 North. Continue 1/2 mile to first light. Turn left onto Davidson Ave. and continue to first driveway on right (sign for Ukrainian Orthodox Complex on right). Turn right and proceed to museum.


Eastbound, I-287 South Exit (Bridgewater). Merge onto I-287 South and continue 2 3/4 miles to Exit 10. Merge onto Co. Rt. 527 South/Easton Ave. and keep left. Take left exit (sign on left for Co. Rt. 527 North/Davidson Ave./Exhibit Center) and merge onto Co. Rt. 527 North. Continue 1/2 mile to first light. Turn left onto Davidson Ave. and continue to first driveway on right (sign for Ukrainian Orthodox Complex on right). Turn right and proceed to museum.
Westbound, East St. (Bound Brook). After passing Bound Brook Veterinary Clinic, continue to next light. Turn left onto East St. and continue 1/4 mile to traffic circle. Take second exit from circle and continue under railroad and across Raritan River to first light, in South Bound Brook. Bear left onto Main St. and continue 1 1/4 miles (name changes to Easton Ave.) to second light. Turn right onto Davidson Ave. and continue to first driveway on right (sign for Ukrainian Orthodox Complex on right). Turn right and proceed to museum.

THOMAS WARNE HISTORICAL MUSEUM, 4216 Route 516, Matawan       Website

Museum in a former one room schoolhouse on property owned by seventeenth-century settler Thomas Warne displays artifacts pertaining to the history of Old Bridge Township.


Northbound, Exit 120. At end of ramp, turn right onto Matawan Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to first light. Turn right onto Morristown Rd. and continue 3/4 mile through 1 light. After passing light, take second left onto Disbrow Rd. and continue 3/4 mile through traffic light to stop sign. Turn left onto Amboy Rd. and continue 1/2 mile. After passing Most Holy Redeemer Church on right, take next right onto Morganville Rd. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Turn right onto Co. Rt. 516 West/Old Bridge-Matawan Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to first light. Museum is on right.
Southbound, Exit 123. Merge onto US 9 South and continue 4 3/4 miles to Co. Rt. 516 East/Matawan Exit. Merge onto Co. Rt. 516 East and continue 2 miles to second light. Turn left into museum parking lot.


Northbound, Co. Rt. 516/Throckmorton Ln./Ticetown Rd./Matawan Exit (Old Bridge), Southbound, Co. Rt. 516 East/Matawan Exit (Old Bridge). Follow signs for Co. Rt. 516 East/Matawan. Merge onto Co. Rt. 516 East and continue 1 3/4 miles to traffic light at Old Bridge High School. Turn left into museum parking lot.


Northbound, Co. Rt. 516/Broad St. (Matawan). Turn left (Matawan Mall on left) onto Co. Rt. 516 West/Broad St. and continue 2 miles (name changes to New Brunswick Ave.) to third light. Museum is on right, opposite Old Bridge High School.
Southbound, NJ 79/Main St. (Matawan). Turn right (Esposito's Pizza on left) onto NJ 79 South and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Turn right onto Co. Rt. 516 West/New Brunswick Ave. and continue 1 3/4 miles to museum on right, opposite Old Bridge High School.


Northbound and Southbound, Co. Rt. 516/New Brunswick Ave. (Matawan). At traffic light, if Northbound (Bagel Time Deli on right), turn left (sign for Co. Rt. 516 West/Old Bridge on right), if Southbound (La Madonna Restaurant on right), onto Co. Rt. 516 West/New Brunswick Ave. and continue 2 miles to museum on right, opposite Old Bridge High School.

Parks and Recreation Areas



ABBOTT MARSHLANDS       Website

Historically important tidal marshlands along the Delaware River and Crosswicks Creek are preserved in the Mercer County Park System. John Roebling Park offers hiking, picnicking and canoeing; Nature Center and Watson House, the oldest dwelling in Mercer County, are here. Activities in other areas are as follows: Northern Community Park, picnicking, hiking; Bordentown Bluffs, hiking; Bordentown Beach, picnicking, canoeing; D&R Canal State Park Towpath, hiking, bicycling; Duck Island, hiking, fishing.

Bordentown Beach, W. Park St., Bordentown


Eastbound, Exit 1C. Merge onto US 206 South and continue 1 1/2 miles to Park St./Amboy Rd. Exit. At end of ramp, turn right onto Park St. and continue 1 mile to stop sign at Prince St. Cross Prince St. and continue to beach after passing under light rail tracks.
Westbound, Exit 2. On ramp, keep left, following signs for US 206/S. Broad St./Trenton. Merge onto S. Broad St. and continue 1/2 mile to traffic circle. Take third exit from circle, following US 206 South, and continue 2 miles to Park St./Amboy Rd. Exit. At end of ramp, turn right onto Park St. and continue 1 mile to stop sign at Prince St. Cross Prince St. and continue to beach after passing under light rail tracks.


Northbound, Exit 57. Merge onto US 130 North. Get into the left lane and continue 1/2 mile to first light. Turn left onto Farnsworth Ave. and continue 3/4 mile to stop sign at Park St. Turn left onto Park St. and continue to parking area, after crossing under light rail tracks.
Southbound, Exit 60A. Merge onto I-195 East and continue 3/4 mile to Exit 1C. Merge onto US 206 South and continue 2 miles to Park St./Amboy Rd. Exit. At end of ramp, turn right onto Park St. and continue 1 mile to stop sign at Prince St. Cross Prince St. and continue to beach after passing under light rail tracks.


Northbound, Co. Rt. 545/Farnsworth Ave. (Bordentown). At traffic light (first light after I-295 interchange), turn left (sign on left for Co. Rt. 545 North/Bordentown) onto Co. Rt. 545 North/Farnsworth Ave. and continue 3/4 mile to stop sign (Tindall Road Brewery on left). Turn left onto W. Park St., pass light rail parking lot, cross under light rail tracks and continue to beach parking lot.
Southbound, Co. Rt. 528/Crosswicks St. (Bordentown). After passing Anthony's Pizza Town on left, continue to next light. Turn right (sign for Co. Rt. 528 West/Bordentown on right) onto Crosswicks St. and continue 1/2 mile to end. Turn right onto Farnsworth Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to stop sign (Tindall Road Brewery on left). Turn left onto W. Park St., pass light rail parking lot, cross under light rail tracks and continue to beach parking lot.


Northbound, Co. Rt. 545/Farnsworth Ave. (Bordentown). At traffic light (second light after New Jersey Turnpike/I-95 interchange), turn left (sign on left for Co. Rt. 545 North/Bordentown) onto Co. Rt. 545 North/Farnsworth Ave. and continue 1 mile to stop sign (Tindall Road Brewery on left). Turn left onto W. Park St., pass light rail parking lot, cross under light rail tracks and continue to beach parking lot.
Southbound, Park St./Amboy Rd. Exit (Bordentown). At end of ramp, turn right onto Park St. and continue 1 mile to beach, after passing under light rail tracks.

Bordentown Bluffs, Stanton Ave., Bordentown


Eastbound, Exit 1C. Merge onto US 206 South and continue 1 1/2 miles. After passing Pointe Breeze Apartments on right, take next right (sign for Abbott Marshlands on right) onto Stanton Ave. (unmarked) and continue to trailhead at end. Park on shoulder.
Westbound, Exit 2. On ramp, keep left, following signs for US 206/S. Broad St./Trenton. Merge onto S. Broad St. and continue 1/2 mile to traffic circle. Take third exit from circle, following US 206 South, and continue 2 miles. After passing Pointe Breeze Apartments on right, take next right (sign for Abbott Marshlands on right) onto Stanton Ave. (unmarked) and continue to trailhead at end. Park on shoulder.


Northbound, Exit 57. Merge onto US 130 North and continue 1 1/2 miles to US 206 North/Trenton Exit (left exit). Follow US 206 North 1 mile to Maple Ave. Exit. At end of ramp, turn left onto Maple Ave., then, at traffic light, turn left onto US 206 South. After passing Pointe Breeze Apartments on right, take next right (small sign on right for Abbott Marshlands) onto Stanton Ave. (unmarked) and continue to trailhead at end of road.
Southbound, Exit 60A. Merge onto I-195 East and continue 3/4 mile to Exit 1C. Merge onto US 206 South and continue 2 1/4 miles. After passing Pointe Breeze Apartments on right, take next right onto Stanton Ave. (small sign for Abbott Marshlands on right) and continue to trailhead at end of road.


Northbound, US 206 North/Trenton Exit (Bordentown). Follow US 206 North 1 mile to Maple Ave. exit. Make U-turn to US 206 South and continue 1/4 mile (R.W. Tire on left). Take first right (small sign for Abbott Marshlands on right) onto Stanton Ave. and continue to parking area at end.
Southbound, Groveville Rd. (Bordentown). At traffic light (Public Storage on right), turn right onto Groveville Rd. and continue 1/2 mile. Take second left onto East Dr. and continue 1/2 mile. Turn right onto Maple Ave. and continue to first light. Turn left onto US 206 South and continue 1/4 mile (R.W. Tire on left). Take first right (small sign for Abbott Marshlands on right) onto Stanton Ave. and continue to parking area at end.


Northbound, Maple Ave. Exit (Bordentown). At end of ramp, turn left onto Maple Ave. and continue to light. Turn left onto US 206 South and continue 1/4 mile (R.W. Tire on left). Take first right (small sign for Abbott Marshlands on right) onto Stanton Ave. and continue to parking area at end.
Southbound, Stanton Ave. (Bordentown). After passing Pointe Breeze Apartments on right, take next right (small Abbott Marshlands sign on right) onto Stanton Ave. and proceed to parking area at end of road.

D&R Canal Path, Hamilton


Eastbound and Westbound, Exit 1A. Merge onto I-295 South and continue 1 1/2 miles to Scenic Overlook. Park and use pedestrian overpass to access trailhead.


Northbound and Southbound, Scenic Overlook. If Northbound, MM 58.1; access trail from parking lot. If Southbound, MM 58.4; use pedestrian overpass to access trailhead.


Northbound and Southbound, I-295 North/Trenton Exit (Bordentown). Merge onto I-295 North and continue 1 1/4 miles to Scenic Overlook. Canal and Lock 1 paths are accessible from parking area.


Northbound, Co. Rt. 545/Farnsworth Ave. (Bordentown). At traffic light (second light after New Jersey Turnpike/I-95 interchange), turn left (sign on left for Bordentown) onto Co. Rt. 545 North/Farnsworth Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Turn left onto US 130 South and continue to I-295 North/Trenton Exit. Merge onto I-295 North and continue 1 1/4 miles to Scenic Overlook. Canal and Lock 1 paths accessible from parking area.
Southbound, US 130 South/Camden Exit (Bordentown). Follow US 130 South 3/4 mile to I-295 North/Trenton Exit. Merge onto I-295 North and continue 1 1/4 miles to Scenic Overlook. Canal and Lock 1 paths accessible from parking area.

Duck Island and D&R Canal Path, Hamilton


Northbound, Exit 60, Southbound, Exit 60B. If Northbound, keep left and follow signs for NJ 29 North/Trenton. Both, merge onto NJ 29 North and continue 1 1/2 miles to S. Lamberton Rd./Duck Island Exit. Cross under NJ 29, then immediately take Lamberton Rd. Exit onto Canal Blvd. Follow Canal Blvd. 1/2 mile to Canal Path parking area on left, where power lines pass overhead. For Duck Island, continue on Canal Blvd. to end. Turn left onto Lamberton Rd. and continue 1 3/4 miles through Duck Island Terminal to park entrance at end of road.


Northbound, S. Lamberton Rd./Duck Island Exit. Merge onto NJ 129 South and immediately take Lamberton Rd. Exit. Continue on Canal Blvd. around curve to right. Canal Trail parking area is on left, under power lines.
For Duck Island, continue on Canal Blvd. to T intersection. Turn left onto Lamberton Rd. and continue 2 miles to parking area at end of the road.
Southbound, S. Lamberton Rd./Duck Island Exit. Follow Lamberton Rd. 3/4 mile. For D&R Canal Paths, turn left onto Canal Blvd. (sign on right for NJ 129) and continue to Canal Path trailhead on right under power lines.
For Duck Island, continue on Lamberton Rd. 1 3/4 miles to end of road.

Northern Community Park, Groveville Rd., Trenton


Eastbound, Exit 1C. Merge onto US 206 South and continue 1 mile to Maple Ave. Exit (after passing Russ Ayres Hot Dogs/Bordentown Creamery on right). Follow jughandle to traffic light, then turn left onto US 206 North and continue 1/2 mile to Groveville Rd. Exit (look for Shoppes at the Glen on the left). Turn right onto Groveville Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to park on left.
Westbound, Exit 5A. Merge onto US 130 South and continue 3 1/2 miles to traffic light at Groveville Rd. (after passing Hamilton Auto Clinic on right). Turn right onto Groveville Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to park entrance on right.


Northbound, Exit 57. Merge onto US 130 North and continue 1 1/2 miles to US 206 North/Trenton Exit (left exit). Follow US 206 North 1 1/2 miles to Groveville Rd. Exit. Turn right onto Groveville Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to park entrance on left.
Southbound, Exit 60A. Merge onto I-195 East and continue 3/4 mile to Exit 1C. Merge onto US 206 South and continue 1 1/2 miles to Maple Ave. Exit. Take Maple Ave. Exit. At traffic light, turn left onto US 206 North and continue 1/2 mile to Groveville Rd. Exit. Turn right onto Groveville Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to park entrance on left.


Northbound and Southbound, Groveville Rd. (Bordentown). At traffic light, if Northbound (Pep Boys/Dollar General on right), turn left, if Southbound (Public Storage on right), turn right, onto Groveville Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to park entrance on right.


Northbound, Martin Ave./Groveville Rd. Exit (Bordentown). After passing Shoppes of the Glen on the left, take next exit. Turn right onto Groveville Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to park entrance on left.
Southbound, Maple Ave. Exit (Bordentown). After passing Shoppes of the Glen on right, continue to next exit. At end of ramp, turn left onto US 206 North and continue 1/2 mile to Martin Ave./Groveville Rd. Exit. Turn right onto Groveville Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to park entrance on left.

Roebling Park - Spring Lake, Sewell Ave., Hamilton


Eastbound, Exit 1B. Merge onto I-295 North and continue 1 1/4 miles to Exit 61A. Merge onto Arena Dr. and keep right, immediately taking Bradford Ave. Exit. At yield sign, continue straight on Maddock Ave. 1/2 mile to end. Turn right onto US 206 North/S. Broad St. and continue 1 mile to fourth light. Turn left onto Sewell Ave. (small sign for marshlands on left) and continue to park entrance at end.
Westbound, Exit 2. On ramp, keep left, following signs for US 206/S. Broad St./Trenton. Merge onto S. Broad St. and continue 1/2 mile to traffic circle. Take second exit from circle, following US 206 North, and continue 1 1/2 miles to traffic light at Sewell Ave. (WIMG on right). Turn left onto Sewell Ave. (small sign for marshlands on left) and continue to park entrance at end.


Northbound and Southbound, Exit 61A. If Southbound, merge onto Arena Dr. and cross under I-295. Both, take first exit, to Bradford Ave. At yield sign, continue straight on Maddock Ave. 1/2 mile to end. Turn right onto US 206 North/S. Broad St. and continue 3/4 mile to fourth light. Turn left onto Sewell Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to park entrance at end of road


Northbound, I-295 North/Trenton Exit (Bordentown). Merge onto I-295 North and continue 4 3/4 miles to Exit 61A. On ramp, stay in right lane and take first right (Bradford Rd.). At yield sign, continue straight 1/2 mile on Maddock Ave. to end. Turn right onto US 206 North/S. Broad St. and continue 1 mile to fourth light. Turn left onto Sewell Ave. and continue to end. Park entrance is on the left.
Southbound, I-195 West/Trenton Exit (Hamilton). Merge onto I-195 West and continue 2 3/4 miles to Exit 2. On ramp, follow signs for US 206/S. Broad St. Merge onto S. Broad St. and continue 1/2 mile to traffic circle. Take second exit from circle (US 206 North) and continue 1 3/4 miles to traffic light at Sewall Ave. (first light after passing South Broad Laundromat on right). Turn left onto Sewell Ave. and continue to end. Park entrance is on the left.


Northbound and Southbound, Sewall Ave. (Hamilton). At traffic light, if Northbound, turn left (after passing Mexico Lindo Restaurant on right), if Southbound (first light after passing Church of the Holy Angels on right), turn right, onto Sewell Ave. and continue to park entrance at end.

Tulpehaking Nature Center and Roebling Park - Watson's Woods, 157 Westcott Ave., Hamilton


Eastbound, Exit 1B. Merge onto I-295 North and continue 1 1/4 miles to Exit 61A. Merge onto Arena Dr. and keep right, immediately taking Bradford Ave. Exit. At yield sign, continue straight on Maddock Ave. 1/2 mile to end. Turn right onto US 206 North/S. Broad St. and continue 1/2 mile to second light, at W. Park Ave. Turn left onto W. Park Ave. and continue 1/4 mile. Turn left (sign on right for marshlands) onto Westcott Ave. and continue to park entrance on right. Enter park and proceed to parking lot. Walk to Nature Center.
Westbound, Exit 2. On ramp, keep left, following signs for US 206/S. Broad St./Trenton. Merge onto S. Broad St. and continue 1/2 mile to traffic circle. Take second exit from circle, following US 206 North, and continue 1 1/4 miles to fourth light (after passing Red Oak Apartments on right), at W. Park Ave. Turn left onto W. Park Ave. and continue 1/4 mile. Turn left (sign on right for marshlands) onto Westcott Ave. and continue to park entrance on right. Enter park and proceed to parking lot. Walk to Nature Center.


Northbound and Southbound, Exit 61A. If Southbound, merge onto Arena Dr. and cross under I-295. Both, take first exit, to Bradford Ave. At yield sign, continue straight on Maddock Ave. 1/2 mile to end. Turn right onto US 206 North/S. Broad St. and continue 1/2 mile to second light, at Park Ave. Turn left onto W. Park Ave. and continue 1/4 mile. Turn left (small sign on right for Abbott Marshlands) onto Westcott Ave. and continue to park entrance. Enter park and continue to parking area. Walk to Nature Center.


Northbound, I-295 North/Trenton Exit (Bordentown). Merge onto I-295 North and continue 4 3/4 miles to Exit 61A. On ramp, stay in right lane and take first right (Bradford Rd.). At yield sign, continue straight 1/2 mile on Maddock Ave. to end. Turn right onto US 206 North/S. Broad St. and continue 1/2 mile to second light. Turn left onto W. Park Ave. and continue 1/4 mile. Turn left (small sign on right for Abbott Marshlands) onto Westcott Ave. and continue to park entrance. Enter park and continue to parking area. Walk to Nature Center.
Southbound, I-195 West/Trenton Exit (Hamilton). Merge onto I-195 West and continue 2 3/4 miles to Exit 2. On ramp, follow signs for US 206/S. Broad St. Merge onto S. Broad St. and continue 1/2 mile to traffic circle. Take second exit from circle (US 206 North) and continue 1 1/4 miles to fourth light (after passing Red Oak Apartments on right), at W. Park Ave. Turn left onto W. Park Ave. and continue 1/4 mile. Turn left (small sign on right for Abbott Marshlands) onto Westcott Ave. and continue to park entrance. Enter park and continue to parking area. Walk to Nature Center.


Northbound and Southbound, W. Park Ave. (Hamilton). At traffic light, if Northbound (first light after passing Red Oak Manor apartment complex on right), turn left, if Southbound (Buklad Merlino Memorial Home on right), turn right, onto W. Park Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to third stop sign. Turn left onto Westcott Ave. (small park sign on right) and continue to park entrance on right. Enter park and drive to parking area. Walk to Nature Center.

BALDPATE MOUNTAIN       Website

Once known as Kuser Mountain, Baldpate is the highest elevation in Mercer County and is preserved in the Ted Stiles Preserve. Twelve miles of trails of varying difficulty provide opportunities for hiking, jogging, horseback riding and birding. Summit provides scenic views of Delaware Valley.

    Fiddlers Creek Rd. access


Northbound and Southbound, Exit 76. Follow signs for NJ 29 North/Lambertville, merge onto NJ 29 North and continue 4 1/2 miles through Titusville and Washington Crossing. After passing traffic light in Titusville, continue 3/4 mile, then take first right onto Fiddler's Creek Rd. and continue 1/4 mile to parking area on left.


Northbound and Southbound, Fiddlers Creek Rd. (Hopewell Township). If Northbound, turn right (3/4 mile after passing light in Titusville), if Southbound, turn left (3/4 mile after passing Nectars Home and Garden on left), onto Fiddler's Creek Rd. and continue 1/4 mile to parking area on left.

    Pleasant Valley Rd. access


Northbound, Exit 73A Merge onto Scotch Rd. and continue 1 mile to first light. Turn left onto Co. Rt. 546/Washington Crossing-Pennington Rd. and continue 2 miles to first light. Turn right onto Co. Rt. 579 North/Bear Tavern Rd. and continue 2 miles to junction with Co. Rt. 623. Turn left onto Pleasant Valley Rd. and continue 1 1/4 miles to entrance on left.
Southbound, Exit 76. Follow signs for NJ 29 North/Lambertville and continue on NJ 29 North 2 3/4 miles to traffic light at Co. Rt. 546 in Washington Crossing. Turn right onto Co. Rt. 546 East/Washington Crossing-Pennington Rd. and continue 1 1/4 miles to first light. Turn left onto Co. Rt. 579 North/Bear Tavern Rd. and continue 2 miles to junction with Co. Rt. 623. Turn left onto Pleasant Valley Rd. and continue 1 1/4 miles to entrance on left.


Northbound, Co. Rt. 546/Washington Crossing-Pennington Rd. (Washington Crossing). At traffic light in Washington Crossing, turn right onto Co. Rt. 546 East/Washington Crossing-Pennington Rd. and continue 1 1/4 miles to first light. Turn left onto Co. Rt. 579 North/Bear Tavern Rd. and continue 2 miles to junction with Co. Rt. 623. Turn left onto Pleasant Valley Rd. and continue 1 1/4 miles to entrance on left.
Southbound, Pleasant Valley Rd. (Hopewell Township). After passing Mercer County Correctional Center on left, continue 1/2 mile. Take first left onto Pleasant Valley Rd. and continue 3 miles to entrance on right.

CHEESEQUAKE STATE PARK, 300 Gordon Rd., Matawan       Website

Central New Jersey park includes varied environmental areas. Fishing, camping, picnicking, swimming, boating, canoeing, sledding, cross-country skiing, Interpretive Center.


Northbound and Southbound, Exit 120. At end of ramp, turn right onto Matawan Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to first light. Turn right onto Morristown Rd. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Turn right onto Gordon Rd. and continue 3/4 mile to park entrance.


Northbound, Co. Rt. 516/Throckmorton Ln./Ticetown Rd./Matawan/Old Bridge Exit (Old Bridge). Follow signs for Co. Rt. 516 East/Matawan, merge onto Co. Rt. 516 East and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Turn left onto Cottrell Rd. and continue 1 1/2 miles to first light. Turn right onto NJ 34 South and continue 3/4 mile. After passing Big Ed's BBQ on left, bear left (sign on right for Cheesequake) onto Morristown Rd. and continue 1 mile to first light. Turn left (sign for park on left) onto Gordon Rd. and continue to park entrance.
Southbound, NJ 34 South/Matawan Exit (Old Bridge). Follow NJ 34 South 2 miles through four lights. After passing Big Ed's BBQ on left, bear left (sign on right for Cheesequake) onto Morristown Rd. and continue 1 mile to first light. Turn left (sign for park on left) onto Gordon Rd. and continue to park entrance.


Northbound, Disbrow Rd. (Old Bridge). At traffic light (first light after passing Jersey 34 Tennis Club on right), turn right (sign for park on right) onto Disbrow Rd. and continue 1/4 mile to end. Turn right onto Morristown Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to first light. Turn left (sign for park on left) onto Gordon Rd. and continue 3/4 mile to park entrance.
Southbound, Morristown Rd. (Old Bridge). After passing Big Ed's Barbecue on left, bear left onto Morristown Rd. and continue 1 mile to first light. Turn left (sign for park on left) onto Gordon Rd. and continue 3/4 mile to park entrance.


Northbound, Cliffwood Ave. Exit (Aberdeen). At end of ramp, turn left onto Cliffwood Ave., cross NJ 35 and continue 1 3/4 miles (name changes to Morristown Rd.) to second light (sign for park on right). Turn right onto Gordon Rd. and continue 3/4 mile to park entrance.
Southbound, Laurence Pkwy. (Laurence Harbor). At traffic light in Laurence Harbor, turn right (sign on right for Cheesequake State Park) onto Laurence Pkwy. and continue 2 miles (name changes to Matawan Rd.) to first light. Turn right onto Morristown Rd. and continue 1/4 mile to first light (sign for park on right). Turn right onto Gordon Rd. and continue 3/4 mile to park entrance.


Northbound, NJ 34 (Matawan). At traffic light (sign on right for The Amboys), turn left onto NJ 34 North and continue 1 3/4 miles to traffic light at Disbrow Rd. (first light after passing Jersey 34 Tennis Club on right). Turn right (sign for park on right) onto Disbrow Rd. and continue 1/4 mile to end. Turn right onto Morristown Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to first light. Turn left (sign for park on left) onto Gordon Rd. and continue 3/4 mile to park entrance.

JOHN CLYDE NATIVE GRASSLAND PRESERVE, 1091 Canal Rd., Princeton       Website

Preserve near Delaware & Raritan Canal covering 376 acres formerly used for farming and raising horses contains both open and woodland areas. In addition, some areas are being restored in the native grass. Hiking and horseback riding utilize 5.4 miles of trails, while winter visitors may snowshoe or ski cross country.


Northbound, Ridge Rd. Exit (South Brunswick Township). At end of ramp, turn left onto Ridge Rd., cross US 1 and continue 1 1/4 miles on Ridge Rd./Heathcote Rd. (at 1 mile, Ridge Rd. goes off to left) to traffic light in Kingston. Cross NJ 27 and continue 2 miles to first light. Cross Co. Rt. 518 and continue 3 miles to preserve entrance on right.
Southbound, New Rd. Exit (South Brunswick Township). At end of ramp, turn right onto New Rd. and continue 2 miles to traffic light at NJ 27. Cross NJ 27 and continue 2 1/2 miles on Bunker Hill Rd. to end. Turn left onto Canal Rd. and continue 3/4 mile to park entrance on left, after passing through Griggstown.


Northbound, Bridgepoint Rd./Orchard Rd./River Rd. Exit (Montgomery Township). At four-way stop at end of ramp, turn right onto Co. Rt. 533 North/River Rd. and continue 2 1/2 miles. Turn right onto Co. Rt. 632 East/Griggstown Causeway, cross one-lane bridge and continue 1/4 mile to end in Griggstown. Turn right onto Canal Rd. and continue to park entrance on left.
Southbound, Co. Rt. 630/Belle Mead-Griggstown Rd. (Montgomery Township). At traffic light (first light after passing Country Club Estates on right), turn left (sign on right for Griggstown) onto Co. Rt. 630 East/Belle Mead-Griggstown Rd. and continue 1 mile to four-way stop. Turn right to stay on Belle Mead-Griggstown Rd. and continue 1 3/4 miles to end. Turn left onto Co. Rt. 533 North/River Rd. Take first right onto Co. Rt. 632 East/Griggstown Causeway, cross one-lane bridge and continue 1/4 mile to end in Griggstown. Turn right onto Canal Rd. and continue to park entrance on left.

COLONIAL PARK GARDENS, 156 Mettlers Rd., Somerset       Website

County park bordering Millstone River and Delaware and Raritan Canal features five gardens and arboretum. Rudolf W. van der Goot Garden on former Mettler estate features 3000 roses in 325 varieties, all of which are suited to survival in central New Jersey. Fragrance and Sensory Garden is designed to appeal to visually or physically impaired visitors. Arboretum includes 144 acres of flowering trees and shrubs, evergreens and shade trees. Five-acre Perennial Garden features flowering plants for all seasons. Ornamental Grass and Shrub Collections are displayed in their own areas.


Northbound, Exit 10. On ramp, follow signs for Co. Rt. 527 North/Easton Ave./South Bound Brook, merge onto Easton Ave. and continue to first light. Turn left onto Davidson Ave. and continue 1 1/2 miles to traffic light at New Brunswick Rd. Turn right onto New Brunswick Rd. and continue 1 3/4 miles (name changes to School House Rd.). After passing Summerfields development on right, take next left onto Mettlers Rd. and continue 1 1/2 miles to gardens on right. Use Lot F for Perennial Garden, Lot A for Rose and Fragrance and Sensory Gardens, either lot for other gardens.
Southbound, Exit 12. At end of ramp, turn left onto Weston Canal Rd. and go 1 mile to second light. Turn left onto Randolph Rd. and go 1 1/4 miles to end. Turn right onto School House Rd. and go 1/2 mile. Take first left onto Mettlers Rd. and go 1 mile to Lot F (Perennial Garden) on right or 1 1/4 miles to Lot A (Rose and Fragrance and Sensory Gardens) on right. For other gardens, use either lot.


Northbound, Byp. US 206 North Exit (Hillsborough). After passing Belle Mead Garage on left, continue 1/2 mile, then bear right onto Bypass US 206 North and continue 2 miles to second light. Turn right (sign on right for Co. Rt. 514) and continue to first light. Turn right onto Co. Rt. 514 East/Amwell Rd. and continue 3 1/4 miles. At first light after crossing Millstone River, turn left (sign on right for Colonial Park) onto Mettlers Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to garden entrance on left.
Southbound, Hamilton Rd./Andria Ave. Exit (Hillsborough). At end of ramp, turn left, cross US 206 and continue 2 1/2 miles to end. Turn right onto Bypass Co. Rt. 533 South/Somerset Courthouse Rd. and continue 1/4 mile to end. Turn left onto Co. Rt. 514 East/Amwell Rd. and continue 1 mile through Millstone and East Millstone to second light. Turn left (sign on right for Colonial Park) onto Mettlers Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to garden entrance on left.

DELAWARE AND RARITAN CANAL STATE PARK, Franklin Township       Website

Preserves Delaware and Raritan Canal from New Brunswick to Trenton and feeder canal paralleling Delaware River from Trenton to Frenchtown. Main areas of interest are located between Manville and Kingston. Towpath accessible from several points. Parking at Blackwells Mills, Griggstown, Kingston, East Millstone. Barracks Canal Museum and Bridge Tender's House at Griggstown. Griggstown Lock is nearby. Bridge Tender's House and Park Office at Blackwells Mills. Cook Natural Area at Kingston allows visitor to observe hardwood forest. Boating, canoeing, fishing, hiking, cross-country skiing.


Northbound, Exit 10. On ramp, follow signs for Co. Rt. 527 South/Easton Ave/New Brunswick. Merge onto Easton Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to first light. Turn right on Cedar Grove Ln. and continue 3 miles to traffic light at Amwell Rd. Continue straight on Co. Rt. 514 West/Amwell Rd. 2 1/2 miles to East Millstone. Cross canal to parking lot on right. From here, follow Southbound Route below.
Southbound, Exit 12. At end of ramp, turn left onto Weston Canal Rd. and go 1 mile to second light. Turn left onto Randolph Rd. and go 1 1/4 miles to end. Turn right onto School House Rd. and go 1/2 mile. Take first left onto Mettlers Rd. and go 1 3/4 miles to end. Turn right onto Amwell Rd. and continue through East Millstone across canal to parking area on right. From here, follow Southbound Route below.


Northbound, Exit 67A, Southbound, Exit 67. If Southbound, on ramp, keep left, following signs for US 1 North/New Brunswick. Both, merge onto US 1 North and continue 7 1/2 miles to Ridge Rd./Kingston/Monmouth Junction Exit. At end of ramp, turn left onto Ridge Rd., cross US 1 and continue 1 mile to Cook Natural Area on right. From here, follow Northbound Route below.


Northbound, Ridge Rd. Exit (South Brunswick Township). At end of ramp, turn left onto Ridge Rd., cross US 1 and continue 1 mile. Entrance to Cook Natural Area is on right. From here, follow Northbound Route below.
Southbound, NJ 18 Exit (New Brunswick). On ramp, follow signs for NJ 18 North/New Brunswick. Merge onto NJ 18 North and continue 1/2 mile. When road divides, keep left, following signs for NJ 18 North/Piscataway, and continue 2 miles to Co. Rt. 527/Easton Ave./South Bound Brook Exit. Merge onto George St. and continue 1/4 mile to end. Turn left onto Landing Ln. and continue 1/4 mile to first light, at Easton Ave. Cross Easton Ave. and continue straight on Franklin Blvd. 1 1/2 miles to second light. Turn right onto Co. Rt. 514 West/Hamilton St. and continue 3 1/4 miles (name changes to Amwell Rd.) to T intersection at Cedar Grove Ln. Turn left to stay on Co. Rt. 514 West/Amwell Rd. and continue 2 1/2 miles into East Millstone. East Millstone Access Area parking lot is on right, just after crossing canal. From here, follow Southbound Route below.


Northbound and Southbound, Co. Rt. 603/Laurel Ave./Heathcote Rd. (Kingston). If Northbound, continue to second light in Kingston and turn right, if Southbound, continue to first light in Kingston and turn left, onto Heathcote Rd. Continue 1/4 mile to yield sign. Continue straight on Ridge Rd., then immediately turn left onto Cook Natural Area access road. From here, follow Northbound Route below.


Northbound, NJ 27/Nassau St. (Princeton). At traffic light, keep right and continue straight (US 206 turns left) onto NJ 27 North 3 1/4 miles through Princeton to Kingston. At first light in Kingston, turn right onto Academy St. and continue 1/4 mile. Take second left onto Ridge Rd. and continue 1/4 mile. When Ridge Rd. curves right at Heathcote Rd. junction, parking area is on the left. From here, follow Northbound Route below.
Southbound, Hamilton Rd./Andria Ave. Exit (Hillsborough). At end of ramp, turn left, cross US 206 and continue 2 1/2 miles to end. Turn right onto Bypass Co. Rt. 533 South/Somerset Courthouse Rd. and continue 1/4 mile to end. Turn left onto Co. Rt. 514 East/Amwell Rd. and continue 1/2 mile through Millstone to parking area on left, just before crossing canal. From here, follow Southbound Route below.

Northbound route
Arrive at Cook Natural Area according to directions above.
From Cook Natural Area access road, turn right onto Ridge Rd., then keep right onto Heathcote Rd. and continue 1/4 mile to traffic light at NJ 27 in Kingston. Cross NJ 27 and continue on Laurel Ave./Kingston-Rocky Hill Rd. 1 3/4 miles. After passing Trap Rock Industries quarry entrance on right, take next left into Rocky Hill Parking Area. Here may be viewed the ruins of a bridge tender's home.
Exit the Rocky Hill parking lot, turn left and continue to first light. Cross Co. Rt. 518/Georgetown-Franklin Tpk. and continue 3 miles into Griggstown.
For Griggstown Area, turn left onto Griggstown Causeway and continue to parking areas on right or left. Buildings here include a bridge tender's house, wooden bridge and the Muletenders' Barracks.
Return to Canal Rd. Turn left onto Canal Rd. and continue 2 1/2 miles to T intersection. Turn left to stay on Canal Rd. and continue 1 1/4 miles to all-way stop in Blackwells Mills.
For Blackwells Mills Area, turn left onto Blackwells Mills Causeway and continue to parking area on left. Here are a bridge tender's house and garden and wooden bridge.
Return to all-way stop. Turn left onto Canal Rd. and continue 2 1/2 miles into East Millstone. Turn left onto Market St. and continue to end.
For East Millstone Area, turn left onto Amwell Rd. and continue to parking area on right, just after crossing canal. Here may be viewed a turning basin, a widened area of the canal where boats could be turned around.

Southbound route
Arrive at East Millstone Area according to directions above. At East Millstone may be viewed a turning basin, a widened area of the canal where boats could be turned around.
Turn left from parking lot onto Amwell Rd., cross canal, then take first right onto Market St. and continue to end. Turn right onto Elm St. and continue 2 miles (name changes to Canal Rd.) to all-way stop in Blackwells Mills.
For Blackwells Mills Area, turn right onto Blackwells Mills Causeway and continue to parking area on left. Here are a bridge tender's house and garden and wooden bridge.
Return to all-way stop. Turn right onto Canal Rd. and continue 1 1/4 miles. After road takes 90-degree left turn, take first right to stay on Canal Rd. and continue 2 1/2 miles to Griggstown.
For Griggstown Area, turn right (Griggstown Canoe and Kayak Rental on right) onto Griggstown Causeway and continue to parking areas on right or left. Buildings here include a bridge tender's house, wooden bridge and the Muletenders' Barracks.
Return to Canal Rd. Turn right and continue 3 miles to traffic light at Co. Rt. 518. Cross Co. Rt. 518.
Take first right for Rocky Hill Parking Area. Here may be viewed the ruins of a bridge tender's home.
From parking area, turn right onto Kingston-Rocky Hill Rd. and continue 1 3/4 miles to traffic light at NJ 27 in Kingston. Cross NJ 27 and continue 1/4 mile on Heathcote Rd. At yield sign, continue straight on Ridge Rd., then immediately turn left onto Cook Natural Area access road.

DUKE FARMS, 1112 Dukes Pkwy. West, Hillsborough       Website

The former estate of heiress Doris Duke is open to the general public for hiking and biking along 18 miles of trails through several environments. Four miles of trails are paved and accessible to wheelchairs and strollers.


Eastbound, Exit 29. On ramp, follow signs for I-287 South/Somerville. Merge onto I-287 South and continue 2 3/4 miles to Exit 17. Merge onto US 202/US 206 South and continue 1 1/2 miles to US 206 South/NJ 28/Somerville/Princeton Exit. At end of ramp, follow signs for US 206 South onto traffic circle. Take second exit (US 206 South/Princeton) and continue 2 miles on US 206 to Dukes Pkwy. West Exit at sixth light. Turn right on Dukes Pkwy. West and continue 1/2 mile to orientation center on left.


Northbound, Exit 14B. Merge onto US 22 West and go 2 1/4 miles to US 202/US 206 South/Flemington/Princeton Exit. Merge onto US 202/US 206 South and continue 1/2 mile to US 206 South/NJ 28/Somerville/Princeton Exit. At end of ramp, follow signs for US 206 South onto traffic circle. Take third exit (US 206 South/Princeton) and continue 2 miles on US 206 to Dukes Pkwy. West Exit at sixth light. Turn right onto Dukes Pkwy. West and continue 1/2 mile to orientation center on left.
Southbound, Exit 17. Merge onto US 202 South/US 206 South and continue 1 mile to US 206 South/NJ 28/Somerville/Princeton Exit. At end of ramp, follow signs for US 206 South onto traffic circle. Take third exit (US 206 South/Princeton) and continue 2 1/4 miles on US 206 to Dukes Pkwy. West Exit at sixth light. Turn right onto Dukes Pkwy. West and continue 1/2 mile to orientation center on left.


Eastbound, NJ 28 East/Somerville/Raritan Exit (Bridgewater). At end of ramp, turn right onto NJ 28 East and continue 2 miles to Somerville Circle. Take second exit (US 206 South/Princeton) from circle and continue 2 miles on US 206 South to traffic light at Dukes Pkwy. West. Turn right onto Dukes Pkwy. West and continue 1/2 mile to orientation center on left.
Westbound, US 202/US 206 South/Flemington/Princeton Exit (Bridgewater). Merge onto US 202/206 South and continue 1/2 mile to US 206 South/NJ 28/Somerville/Princeton Exit. Enter Somerville Circle and take third exit (US 206 South/Princeton). Continue 2 1/4 miles on US 206 South to Dukes Pkwy. West Exit. Turn right onto Dukes Pkwy. West and continue 1/2 mile to orientation center on left.


Eastbound, US 206 South (Raritan). At Somerville Circle, take second exit from circle (US 206 South/Princeton) and continue 2 miles on US 206 South to traffic light at Dukes Pkwy. West. Turn right onto Dukes Pkwy. West and continue 1/2 mile to orientation center on left.
Westbound, S. Bridge St. (Somerville). At traffic light at Bridge St. (Somerset County Courthouse on right), turn left onto S. Bridge St. and continue 3/4 mile to end. Turn left onto US 206 South and continue 3/4 mile to second light. Turn right onto Dukes Pkwy. West and continue 1/2 mile to orientation center on left.


Northbound and Southbound, US 206 South/NJ 28/Somerville/Princeton Exit (Raritan). If Northbound, keep right on ramp and take first exit (US 206 South/Princeton) from traffic circle, if Southbound, keep right on ramp, pass NJ 28 West exit and enter circle; take second exit (US 206 South/Princeton) from traffic circle. Both, continue 2 miles on US 206 South to traffic light at Dukes Pkwy. West (second light after crossing Raritan River). Turn right onto Dukes Pkwy. West and continue 1/2 mile to orientation center on left.


Northbound, Dukes Pkwy. West Exit (Hillsborough), Southbound, Dukes Pkwy. West (Hillsborough). If Northbound, after passing Temple Beth-El on right, take jughandle and cross US 206, if Southbound, turn right at second light after crossing Raritan River. Both, continue 1/2 mile on Dukes Pkwy. West to orientation center on left.

HERRONTOWN WOODS, Snowden Ln., Princeton       Website

Three miles of trails wind through parkland dominated by broadleaf trees. Small mammals, amphibians and reptiles may be spotted and birds may be observed, generally during spring and fall migrations.

 
Northbound, Exit 7. On ramp, follow signs for US 206 North/Trenton. Merge onto US 206 North and continue 1/2 mile. Get into left lane and just before second light exit left, following signs for Bordentown. Turn left onto Farnsworth Ave. and go 1/2 mile to first light. Turn left onto US 130 South and continue 1/2 mile to I-295 North/Trenton Exit. Merge onto I-295 North and continue 10 1/2 miles to Exit 67A. Merge onto US 1 North and continue 4 3/4 miles to Harrison St. At end of ramp, turn left onto Harrison St. and continue 1 1/2 miles to third light. Turn right onto NJ 27 North/Nassau St. and continue 1/2 mile to first light. Turn left onto Snowden Ln. and continue 1 1/2 miles to entrance on left.
Southbound, Exit 9. Keep right through toll booth and follow sign for NJ 18 North/New Brunswick/Rutgers University. Merge onto NJ 18 North and continue 1/2 mile to US 1 South/Trenton Exit. Merge onto US 1 South and continue 11 1/2 miles to Raymond Rd. Exit. Take Raymond Rd. 1 1/4 miles to end. Turn left onto NJ 27 South and continue 1 mile through Kingston to third light, after crossing Millstone River. Turn right onto Co. Rt. 605/River Rd. and continue 1/4 mile. Take first left onto Herrontown Rd. and continue 3/4 mile. Turn left (sign on left for Princeton University) onto Snowden Ln. and continue 1/4 mile to entrance on right.


Northbound, Exit 67A, Southbound, Exit 67. If Southbound, on ramp, keep left, following signs for US 1 North/New Brunswick. Both, merge onto US 1 North and continue 4 3/4 miles to Harrison St. Exit. At end of ramp, turn left onto Harrison St., cross US 1 and continue 1 1/2 miles to third light. Turn right onto NJ 27 North/Nassau St. and continue 1/2 mile to first light. Turn left onto Snowden Ln. and continue 1 1/2 miles to entrance on left, opposite Barbara Smoyer Park.


Northbound, Harrison St. Exit (West Windsor Township). At end of ramp, turn left onto Harrison St., cross US 1 and continue 1 1/2 miles to third light. Turn right onto NJ 27 North/Nassau St. and continue 1/2 mile to first light. Turn left onto Snowden Ln. and continue 1 1/2 miles to park entrance on left.
Southbound, Promenade Blvd. Exit (South Brunswick Township). Merge onto Promenade Blvd. and continue 1 1/4 miles to first light. Turn left onto NJ 27 South and continue 1 1/2 miles through Kingston to fourth light, just after crossing Millstone River. Turn right onto River Rd. and continue 1/4 mile. Take first left onto Herrontown Rd. and continue 3/4 mile. Turn left (sign on right for Herrontown Woods) onto Snowden Ln. and continue 1/4 mile to entrance on right.


Northbound, Snowden Ln. (Princeton). After passing Jewish Center on right, continue to next light. Turn left (sign for Herrontown Woods on right) onto Snowden Lane and continue 1 1/2 miles to preserve entrance on left.
Southbound, River Rd. (Princeton). At first traffic light after crossing Millstone River in Kingston, turn right (sign on right for Rocky Hill) onto Co. Rt. 605/River Rd. and continue 1/4 mile. Take first left onto Herrontown Rd. and continue 3/4 mile. Turn left onto Snowden Ln. (small sign on left for Princeton Shopping Center) and continue 1/4 mile to preserve entrance on right.


Northbound, Terhune Rd. (Princeton). Turn right (second right after passing Princeton Municipal Complex on right) onto Terhune Rd. and continue 2 miles to end. Turn left onto Snowden Lane and continue 1/4 mile to preserve entrance on left.
Southbound, Ewing St. (Princeton). Turn left (sign on right for Princeton Shopping Center Park and Ride) onto Ewing St. and continue 3/4 mile to third light (name changes to N. Harrison St.). Turn left onto Terhune Rd. and continue 1 mile to end. Turn left onto Snowden Lane and continue 1/4 mile to preserve entrance on left.

INSTITUTE WOODS, Princeton Pike, Princeton       Website

Preserve on the grounds of the Institute for Advanced Studies at Princeton University has 13 miles of walking trails, laid out in a grid pattern.

 
Northbound, Exit 7. On ramp, follow signs for US 206 North/Trenton. Merge onto US 206 North and continue 1/2 mile. Get into left lane and just before second light exit left, following signs for Bordentown. Turn left onto Farnsworth Ave. and go 1/2 mile to first light. Turn left onto US 130 South and continue 1/2 mile to I-295 North/Trenton Exit. Merge onto I-295 North and continue 11 1/4 miles to Exit 68A. Merge onto Princeton Pike and continue 3 1/2 miles to Princeton Battlefield State Park entrance on right. Park in state park parking lot to access trails.
Southbound, Exit 9. Keep right through toll booth and follow sign for NJ 18 North/New Brunswick/Rutgers University. Merge onto NJ 18 North and continue 1/2 mile to US 1 South/Trenton Exit. Merge onto US 1 South and continue 16 miles to Alexander Rd. West/Princeton Exit. Merge onto Alexander Rd. and continue 1 1/2 miles to traffic circle. Take second exit from circle and continue on Alexander St. 1/4 mile to end. Turn left onto Mercer St. and continue 1 1/4 miles to Princeton Battlefield State Park entrance on left. Park in state park parking lot to access trails.


Northbound and Southbound , Exit 68A. Merge onto Princeton Pike and continue 3 1/2 miles to Princeton Battlefield State Park entrance on right. Use state park parking lot to access trails.


Northbound, Co. Rt. 533 North/Province Line Rd./Nassau Park Blvd. Exit. (West Windsor). Merge onto Co. Rt. 533 North and continue 2 1/2 miles to stop sign at Mercer St. Turn right onto Mercer St. and continue 1/4 mile to Princeton Battlefield State Park entrance on right. Use state park parking lot to access trails.
Southbound, Alexander Rd. West/Princeton Exit. (West Windsor). Merge onto Alexander Rd. and continue 1 1/2 miles to traffic circle. Take second exit from circle and continue on Alexander St. 1/4 mile to end. Turn left onto Mercer St. and continue 1 1/4 miles to Princeton Battlefield State Park entrance on left. Park in state park parking lot to access trails.


Southbound, Co. Rt. 583 South/Mercer St. (Princeton). After passing traffic light at Bank St./University Pl., take next left (before next light) onto Co. Rt. 583 South/Mercer St. and continue 1 1/2 miles to Princeton Battlefield State Park entrance on left. Park in state park parking lot to access trails.


Northbound, Hutchinson Dr. (Princeton). After passing Peterson's Nursery on right, continue 3/4 mile, then take second right onto Hutchinson Dr. and continue 1/2 mile to end. Turn left onto Co. Rt. 583 North/Mercer Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to Princeton Battlefield State Park entrance on right. Institute Woods visitors should park in state park lot for access to trails.
Southbound, NJ 27/Nassau St. (Princeton). At traffic light, turn left onto NJ 27 North/Nassau St., then immediately turn right onto Co. Rt. 583 South/Mercer St. and continue 1 1/2 miles to Princeton Battlefield State Park entrance on left. Institute Woods visitors should park in state park lot for access to trails.

BILLY JOHNSON MOUNTAIN LAKES PRESERVE / PETTORANELLO GARDENS, 30 Mountain Ave., Princeton
      Preserve Website       Garden Website


Mountain Lakes Preserve is a 400-acre amalgamation of several environmental areas north of Princeton.

Gardens on 13-acre section of Community Park North commemorate the immigrants from Princeton's sister city, Pettoranello, Italy, who tended the gardens of the university and local families.


Northbound and Southbound , Co. Rt. 571/Washington Rd. Exit (West Windsor Township). Follow signs for Co. Rt. 571 West/Princeton and continue 1 3/4 miles on Washington Rd. to fifth light, in Princeton. Turn left onto NJ 27 South/Nassau St. and continue 1/2 mile to third light. Turn right onto US 206 North/Bayard Ln. and continue 3/4 mile to Mountain Ave./Bayard Ln. Exit. At end of ramp, cross US 206 and continue 1/4 mile on Mountain Ave. to parking lot on right.


Northbound, use US 206 directions.
Southbound, US 206 North/Bayard Ln. (Princeton). At traffic light at end of NJ 27, turn right onto US 206 North/Bayard Ln. and continue 3/4 mile to Mountain Ave./Bayard Ln. Exit. At end of ramp, cross US 206 and continue 1/4 mile on Mountain Ave. to parking lot on right.


Northbound, Mountain Ave./Bayard Ln. Exit (Princeton), Southbound, Mountain Ave. (Princeton). If Northbound, at end of ramp, cross US 206, if Southbound (after passing Princeton Municipal Complex on left), turn right (sign on right for Mountain Ave.), and continue 1/4 mile on Mountain Ave. to parking lot on right.

MERCER MEADOWS       Website

1600-acre tract in central Mercer County has been preserved for recreational use in five sections. Ecological District currently has limited human access. Equestrian District includes the Mercer County Equestrian Center, woodland and lakeside trails in Curlis Woods and the Mercer Educational Garden. Farm History District includes ruins of several farmsteads and the historic Hunt House, which dates to mid-18th century. Formerly an AT&T transmission center, the Pole Farm District is being improved for the native wildlife, which can be observed from hiking trails. Rosedale Park District offers fishing in several bodies of water, picnicking, canoeing and kayaking on Rosedale Lake and open areas for organized sports. Biking and horseback riding are permitted on some trails.

Curlis Woods, Educational Gardens and Equestrian Center, 431 Federal City Rd., Pennington


Northbound, Exit 69A. Merge onto US 206 North, keep right and take Co. Rt. 546/Pennington Exit. At end of ramp, turn left onto Co. Rt. 546 West/Lawrenceville-Pennington Rd., cross US 206 and continue 1 3/4 miles to second light (sign on right for Rosedale Park/Equestrian Center). Turn right onto Federal City Rd. and continue 1 3/4 miles to entrance on left, at Old Mill Rd. (sign on left for Garden).
Southbound, Exit 72. At end of ramp, cross NJ 31 and continue straight on Bull Run Rd. 1 1/4 miles to end. Turn left onto Federal City Rd. and continue 1 1/2 miles to second light. Turn left onto Co. Rt. 546 West/Lawrenceville-Pennington Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to next light (sign on right for Rosedale Park/Equestrian Center). Turn right onto Federal City Rd. and continue 1 3/4 miles to entrance on left, at Old Mill Rd. (sign on left for Garden).


Northbound, Co. Rt. 546 East/Blackwell Rd. (Pennington). Take first exit (Co. Rt. 546 East/Lawrenceville) from Pennington Circle and continue 1/2 mile to first light. Cross Lawrenceville-Pennington Rd. and continue 1 1/4 miles to stop sign. Turn left onto Federal City Rd. and continue 1 mile to entrance on left.
Southbound, Delaware Ave. (Pennington). After passing Pennington Square Shopping Center on left, at next light, turn left onto W. Delaware Ave. and continue through Pennington 1 mile. When road curves left, continue straight on Federal City Rd. 3/4 mile to entrance on right.


Northbound, Co. Rt. 546/Lawrenceville-Pennington Rd. (Lawrence Township). At end of ramp, turn left onto Co. Rt. 546 West/Lawrenceville-Pennington Rd., cross US 206 and continue 1 3/4 miles to second light (sign on right for Rosedale Park/Equestrian Center). Turn right onto Federal City Rd. and continue 1 3/4 miles to entrance on left, at Old Mill Rd.
Southbound, Cold Soil Rd. (Lawrence Township). At traffic light (1/2 mile after passing Lawrenceville Cemetery on right), turn right (sign on right for Terhune Orchards) onto Cold Soil Rd. and continue 2 miles. Turn left (sign on left for Equestrian Center) onto Blackwell Rd. and continue 1 mile to stop sign. Turn right onto Federal City Rd. and continue 3/4 mile to entrance on left.

Farm History District/Reed-Bryan Farm, 231 Federal City Rd., Pennington


Northbound, Exit 69A. Merge onto US 206 North, keep right and take Co. Rt. 546/Pennington Exit. At end of ramp, turn left onto Co. Rt. 546 West/Lawrenceville-Pennington Rd., cross US 206 and continue 1 3/4 miles to second light. Turn right onto Federal City Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to farm on right.
Southbound, Exit 72. At end of ramp, cross NJ 31 and continue straight on Bull Run Rd. 1 1/4 miles to end. Turn left onto Federal City Rd. and continue 1 1/2 miles to second light. Turn left onto Co. Rt. 546 West/Lawrenceville-Pennington Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to next light (sign on right for Rosedale Park/Equestrian Center). Turn right onto Federal City Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to Reed-Bryan Farm on right.


Northbound and Southbound, Co. Rt. 546 East/Blackwell Rd. (Pennington). At Pennington Circle, if Northbound, take first exit (Co. Rt. 546 East/Lawrenceville), if Southbound, follow signs for Co. Rt. 546 East/Lawrenceville and take third exit. Both, continue on Co. Rt. 546 East/Blackwell Rd. 1/2 mile to first light. Turn right onto Co. 546 East/Lawrenceville-Pennington Rd. and continue 1 mile to first light. Turn left onto Federal City Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to Reed-Bryan Farmhouse on right.


Northbound, Co. Rt. 546/Lawrenceville-Pennington Rd. (Lawrence Township). At end of ramp, turn left onto Co. Rt. 546 West/Lawrenceville-Pennington Rd., cross US 206 and continue 1 3/4 miles to second light (sign on right for Rosedale Park/Equestrian Center). Turn right onto Federal City Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to Reed-Bryan Farm on right.
Southbound, Cold Soil Rd. (Lawrence Township). At traffic light (1/2 mile after passing Lawrenceville Cemetery on right), turn right (sign on right for Terhune Orchards) onto Cold Soil Rd. and continue 1 mile to Keefe Rd. intersection. Turn left onto Keefe Rd. and continue 1 mile to first light. Turn right onto Co. Rt. 546 West/Lawrenceville-Pennington Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to first light (sign on right for Rosedale Park/Equestrian Center). Turn right onto Federal City Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to Reed-Bryan Farm on right.

Pole Farm District, 111-167 Cold Soil Rd., Lawrence Township


Northbound, Exit 69A. Merge onto US 206 North and continue 1 mile through Lawrenceville to fourth light. Turn left onto Cold Soil Rd. and continue 1 mile to junction with Keefe Rd. Bear left (not sharp left) into Pole Farm driveway.
Southbound, Exit 72. At end of ramp, cross NJ 31 and continue straight on Bull Run Rd. 1 1/4 miles to end. Turn left onto Federal City Rd. and continue 1 1/2 miles to second light (sign on right for Pole Farm). Cross Lawrenceville-Pennington Rd. and continue 1 mile on Keefe Rd. to stop sign at Cold Soil Rd. Make sharp left and enter park.


Northbound and Southbound, Co. Rt. 546 East/Blackwell Rd. (Pennington). At Pennington Circle, if Northbound, take first exit (Co. Rt. 546 East/Lawrenceville), if Southbound, follow signs for Co. Rt. 546 East/Lawrenceville and take third exit. Both, continue on Co. Rt. 546 East/Blackwell Rd. 1/2 mile to first light. Turn right onto Co. 546 East/Lawrenceville-Pennington Rd. and continue 1 1/2 miles to second light. Turn left (sign on right for Pole Farm) onto Keefe Rd. and continue 1 mile to stop sign at Cold Soil Rd. From intersection, make sharp left turn into park entrance.


Northbound, Co. Rt. 546/Lawrenceville-Pennington Rd. (Lawrence Township). At end of ramp, turn left onto Co. Rt. 546 West/Lawrenceville-Pennington Rd., cross US 206 and continue 1 1/4 miles to first light. Turn right (sign on right for Pole Farm) onto Keefe Rd. and continue 1 mile to stop sign at Cold Soil Rd. Make sharp left to enter Pole Farm District.
Southbound, Cold Soil Rd. (Lawrence Township). At traffic light (1/2 mile after passing Lawrenceville Cemetery on right), turn right (sign on right for Terhune Orchards) onto Cold Soil Rd. and continue 1 mile to Keefe Rd. intersection. Bear left (not sharp left) and enter Pole Farm District.

Rosedale Park, 424 Federal City Rd., Pennington


Northbound, Exit 69A. Merge onto US 206 North, keep right and take Co. Rt. 546/Pennington Exit. At end of ramp, turn left onto Co. Rt. 546 West/Lawrenceville-Pennington Rd., cross US 206 and continue 1 3/4 miles to second light (sign on right for Rosedale Park). Turn right onto Federal City Rd. and continue 1 1/2 miles to park entrance on right.
Southbound, Exit 72. At end of ramp, cross NJ 31 and continue straight on Bull Run Rd. 1 1/4 miles to end. Turn left onto Federal City Rd. and continue 1 1/2 miles to second light (sign on right for Rosedale Park). Turn left onto Co. Rt. 546 West/Lawrenceville-Pennington Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to next light (sign on right for Rosedale Park). Turn right onto Federal City Rd. and continue 1 1/2 miles to park entrance on right.


Northbound, Co. Rt. 546 East/Blackwell Rd. (Pennington). Take first exit (Co. Rt. 546 East/Lawrenceville) from Pennington Circle and continue 1/2 mile to first light. Cross Lawrenceville-Pennington Rd. and continue 1 1/4 miles to stop sign. Turn left onto Federal City Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to entrance on right.
Southbound, Delaware Ave. (Pennington). After passing Pennington Square Shopping Center on left, at next light, turn left onto W. Delaware Ave. and continue through Pennington 1 mile. When road curves left, continue straight on Federal City Rd. 1 1/4 miles to entrance on left.


Northbound, Co. Rt. 546/Lawrenceville-Pennington Rd. (Lawrence Township). At end of ramp, turn left onto Co. Rt. 546 West/Lawrenceville-Pennington Rd., cross US 206 and continue 1 3/4 miles to second light (sign on right for Rosedale Park). Turn right onto Federal City Rd. and continue 1 1/2 miles to park entrance on right.
Southbound, Cold Soil Rd. (Lawrence Township). At traffic light (1/2 mile after passing Lawrenceville Cemetery on right), turn right (sign on right for Terhune Orchards) onto Cold Soil Rd. and continue 2 miles. Turn left (sign on left for Rosedale Park) onto Blackwell Rd. and continue 1 mile to stop sign. Turn right onto Federal City Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to park entrance on right.

MOUNT ROSE PRESERVE, 355 Carter Rd., Princeton       Website

387-acre preserve on the site of a former corporate park includes four miles of trails. Hiking, bicycling, birding.


Northbound, Delaware Ave. (Pennington). At traffic light (Pennington Center on right), turn right onto W. Delaware Ave. and continue 4 3/4 miles through Pennington (name changes to Pennington-Rocky Hill Rd.) to traffic light in Mount Rose. Turn right onto Carter Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to entrance on right, opposite Bristol Myers Squibb.
Southbound, Co. Rt. 518/Lambertville-Hopewell Rd. (East Amwell Township). At traffic light (Orlando's Cafe on right), turn left (sign for Hopewell) onto Co. Rt. 518 East and continue 2 3/4 miles to traffic light in Hopewell. Turn left onto W. Broad St. and continue 1/2 mile to second light. Turn right onto Co. Rt. 569 South/Princeton Ave. and continue 2 miles to traffic light in Mount Rose. Cross Pennington-Rocky Hill Rd. and continue 1/2 mile on Carter Rd. to entrance on right, opposite Bristol Myers Squibb.


Northbound, Carter Rd. (Lawrence Township). At traffic light (sign on right for Co. Rt. 569), turn left onto Carter Rd. and continue 4 miles. Entrance to preserve is on left, opposite Bristol Myers Squibb.
Southbound, Cherry Valley Rd. (Montgomery Township). At traffic light, turn right (Volkswagen Princeton on right) onto Cherry Valley Rd. and continue 4 3/4 miles to second light, in Mount Rose. Turn left onto Carter Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to entrance on right, opposite Bristol Myers Squibb.

PLAINSBORO PRESERVE, 80 Scotts Corner Rd., Plainsboro       Website

New Jersey Audubon Society maintains five miles of hiking trails offering observation of birds and plants of the area and environmental education center in central New Jersey.

 
Northbound and Southbound, Exit 8A. On ramp, keep right, following signs for Co. Rt. 535/NJ 32/US 130/Cranbury/South Brunswick, and continue to end of ramp. Turn left onto Co. Rt. 535 South/Cranbury-South River Rd. and continue 1/4 mile to traffic light. Turn right onto NJ 32 West and continue 3/4 mile. When road forks, keep left, following signs for US 130 South. At traffic light, cross US 130 and continue 3 1/2 miles on Friendship Rd. to end. Turn right onto Broadway Rd. and continue 1/2 mile (name changes to Scotts Corner Rd.) to preserve entrance on right.


Northbound, Co. Rt. 614/Dey Rd. (South Brunswick). After passing Residence Inn on right, continue 1/2 mile to first light. Turn left onto Co. Rt. 614/Dey Rd. and continue 2 3/4 miles to first light. Turn right onto Scotts Corner Rd. and continue 1 mile to preserve entrance on left.
Southbound, Friendship Rd. (South Brunswick). After passing Park 130 Industrial Park on right, continue 1 1/2 miles to next light. Turn right onto Friendship Rd. and continue 3 1/2 miles to end. Turn right onto Broadway Rd. and continue to preserve entrance on right (name changes to Scotts Corner Rd.).

PRINCETON BATTLEFIELD STATE PARK, 500 Mercer Rd., Princeton       Website

Site of the first victory of American Revolutionary troops over British regulars. Clarke House Museum exhibits period furnishings. Birding, cross-country skiing, hiking.

 
Northbound, Exit 7. On ramp, follow signs for US 206 North/Trenton. Merge onto US 206 North and continue 1/2 mile. Get into left lane and just before second light exit left, following signs for Bordentown. Turn left onto Farnsworth Ave. and go 1/2 mile to first light. Turn left onto US 130 South and continue 1/2 mile to I-295 North/Trenton Exit. Merge onto I-295 North and continue 10 1/2 miles to Exit 68A. Merge onto Co. Rt. 583 North/Princeton Pike and continue 3 miles to entrance on right.
Southbound, Exit 9. Keep right through toll booth and follow sign for NJ 18 North/New Brunswick/Rutgers University. Merge onto NJ 18 North and continue 1/2 mile to US 1 South/Trenton Exit. Merge onto US 1 South and continue 16 miles to Washington Rd./Princeton/Hightstown Exit. Turn right, following signs for Co. Rt. 571 West/Princeton, and continue 1 3/4 miles to traffic light at NJ 27/Nassau St. Turn left onto NJ 27 South/Nassau St. and continue 1/4 mile through two lights. Just before third light, turn left (sign on right for Co. Rt. 583) onto Mercer St. and continue 1 1/4 miles to entrance on left.


Northbound and Southbound, Exit 68A. Merge onto Princeton Pike and continue 3 1/2 miles to park entrance on right.


Northbound, Co. Rt. 533 North/Province Line Rd. Exit (West Windsor Township). Merge onto Co. Rt. 533 North/Quakerbridge Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to second light. Continue straight on Co. Rt. 533 North/Quaker Rd. 2 miles to stop sign. Turn right onto Mercer Rd. and continue 1/4 mile to park entrance on right.
Southbound, Alexander Rd. West Exit (West Windsor Township). Merge onto Alexander Rd. and continue 1 1/4 miles to traffic circle. Take second exit from circle and continue 1/4 mile on Alexander St. to end. Turn left onto Co. Rt. 583 South/Mercer St. and continue 1 1/4 miles to park entrance on left.


Northbound, use US 206 Southbound directions.
Southbound, Mercer St. (Princeton). After passing traffic light at Bank St./University Pl., take next left (before next light) onto Co. Rt. 583 South/Mercer St. and continue 1 1/2 miles to park entrance on left.


Northbound, Hutchinson Dr. (Princeton). Turn right onto Hutchinson Dr. (second right after passing Peterson's Nursery) and continue 1/2 mile to end. Turn left onto Co. Rt. 583 North/Mercer Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to park entrance on right.
Southbound, NJ 27/Nassau St. (Princeton). At traffic light, turn left onto NJ 27 North/Nassau St., then immediately turn right onto Co. Rt. 583 South/Mercer St. and continue 1 1/2 miles to park on left.

RUTGERS GARDENS, 112 Ryders Ln., North Brunswick       Website

Varied gardens on the Cook College campus of Rutgers University feature rhododendron, azalea and other flower gardens, as well as shade and ornamental trees and evergreens.

 
Northbound and Southbound, Exit 9. Keep right through toll booth and follow sign for NJ 18 North/New Brunswick/Rutgers University. Merge onto NJ 18 North and continue 1/2 mile to US 1 South/Trenton Exit. Merge onto US 1 South and continue 1 mile to Ryders Lane/Milltown/East Brunswick Exit. Merge onto Ryders Lane and get into left lane. Take first left (sign on left for garden) and enter garden.


Northbound and Southbound, Ryders Ln./Milltown/East Brunswick Exit (North Brunswick Township). Merge onto Ryders Lane and get into the left lane. Take the first possible left onto Log Cabin Rd. and proceed to gardens.


Northbound and Southbound, US 1 South/Trenton Exit (New Brunswick). Merge onto US 1 South and continue 1/2 mile to Ryders Lane/Milltown/East Brunswick Exit. Merge onto Ryders Lane and get into the left lane. Take the first possible left onto Log Cabin Rd. and proceed to gardens.

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY ECOLOGICAL PRESERVE, 83 Rockafeller Rd., Piscataway       Website

Rutgers maintains 360-acre natural ecological area as a nature preserve and teaching facility. Parking lot fee is $5. Obtain permit here

 
Northbound and Southbound, Exit 9. Keep right on ramp and follow signs for NJ 18 North/New Brunswick/Rutgers University. Merge onto NJ 18 North and continue 4 3/4 miles through New Brunswick and across Raritan River to Metlars Ln./Livingston Campus Exit. At first light, turn right onto Ave. E and continue 1/2 mile to traffic circle. Take first exit to stay on Ave. E and continue 1/2 mile to T intersection. Turn right onto Road 3 and continue 1/4 mile to parking lot on right.


Northbound, Exit 2B. Merge onto NJ 27 South and continue 1 3/4 miles to traffic light at Co. Rt. 529/Plainfield Ave. (Sam Ash on right). Turn right (sign on right for New Market/Dunellen) onto Plainfield Ave. and continue 3/4 mile to second light (after passing Metroplex Corporate Center on right). Turn left onto Kilmer Rd. and continue 1 1/2 miles (name changes to Cedar Ln.). After passing THG on left, take next right onto Road 1 and continue 1/2 mile. Take first left onto Road 3 and continue to parking lot on left.
Southbound, Exit 8. At traffic light at end of ramp, cross Centennial Ave. and continue on Knightsbridge Rd. 1/2 mile to traffic circle. Take second exit (To NJ 18/High School) to stay on Knightsbridge Rd. and continue to next light. Turn right onto NJ 18 South/Hoes Ln. and continue 2 miles to Davidson Rd./Livingston Campus Exit. At traffic light, turn left onto Davidson Rd. and continue 3/4 mile (name changes to Ave. E). At traffic circle, take first exit to stay on Ave. E and continue 1/2 mile to T intersection. Turn right onto Road 3 and continue 1/4 mile to parking lot on right.


Northbound, NJ 18 North/New Brunswick Exit (New Brunswick), Southbound, NJ 18/New Brunswick/East Brunswick Exit (New Brunswick). If Northbound, merge onto NJ 18 North. If Southbound, keep right on ramp, following signs for NJ 18 North/New Brunswick/Piscataway. Merge onto NJ 18 North. Both, continue on NJ 18 North 4 1/4 miles through New Brunswick and across Raritan River to Metlars Ln./Livingston Campus Exit. At first light, turn right onto Ave. E and continue 1/2 mile to traffic circle. Take first exit to stay on Ave. E and continue 1/2 mile to T intersection. Turn right onto Road 3 and continue 1/4 mile to parking lot on right.


Northbound, Metlars Ln./Livingston Campus Exit (Piscataway), Southbound, Davidson Rd./Livingston Campus Exit (Piscataway). If Northbound, at first light, turn right onto Ave. E. If Southbound, at first light, turn left onto Davidson Rd., cross over NJ 18 and continue to first light. Both, continue on Ave. E 1/2 mile to traffic circle. Take first exit to stay on Ave. E and continue 1/2 mile to T intersection. Turn right onto Road 3 and continue 1/4 mile to parking lot on right.


Northbound, River Rd. (Highland Park). Crossing Raritan River, get into left lane (sign for River Rd./Lincoln Ave.) and continue to first light. Turn left onto River Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to first light. Turn right onto Cedar Ln. and continue 1/2 mile. After passing Treetops Apartments on left, take next left onto Road 1 and continue 1/2 mile. Take first left onto Road 3 and continue to parking lot on left.
Southbound, Co. Rt. 529/Plainfield Ave. (Edison). After passing Sam Ash on right, continue to next light. Turn right (sign on right for New Market/Dunellen) onto Plainfield Ave. and continue 3/4 mile to second light (after passing Metroplex Corporate Center on right). Turn left onto Kilmer Rd. and continue 1 1/2 miles (name changes to Cedar Ln.). After passing THG on left, take next right onto Road 1 and continue 1/2 mile. Take first left onto Road 3 and continue to parking lot on left.

SAYEN GARDENS, 155 Hughes Dr., Hamilton       Website

Gardens established by Frederick Sayen on 30 acres display 250,000 flowers and other plants.

 
Northbound and Southbound, Exit 7A. On ramp, follow I-195 West/Hamilton/Trenton signs. Merge onto I-195 West and continue 2 3/4 miles to Exit 3B. Merge onto Yardville-Hamilton Square Rd. and continue 1 3/4 miles to fourth light. Turn left onto NJ 33 West and continue to first light. Turn right onto Whitehorse-Hamilton Square Rd. and continue 1/4 mile to end. Turn right onto Nottingham Way and continue to first light. Turn left onto Mercer St. and continue 1/2 mile. Turn left onto Hughes Dr. (sign on right for Mercer Community College) and continue to parking lot on left.


Eastbound and Westbound, Exit 3B. Merge onto Hamilton Square-Yardville Rd. and go 2 miles to fourth light, at NJ 33. Turn left onto NJ 33 West and go 1/4 mile to first light. Turn right onto Hamilton Square-White Horse Rd. and go 1/4 mile to end. Turn right onto Nottingham Way and go to first light. Turn left onto Mercer St., continue 1/2 mile. Turn left (sign on right for Mercer County Community College) onto Hughes Dr. and continue to garden parking lot on left.


Northbound, Exit 63A. Merge onto Hamilton Ave. and continue to first light. Turn right onto NJ 33 East/Nottingham Way and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Continue straight on Nottingham Way (NJ 33 turns right) 1/4 mile to second light. Bear right (not sharp right) to stay on Nottingham Way and continue 1 1/2 miles to traffic light at Mercer St./Yardville-Hamilton Square Rd. (sign on right for Mercer Community College). Turn left onto Mercer St. and continue 1/2 mile. After passing Nottingham Fire Co. on right, take next left onto Hughes Dr. and continue to parking lot on left.
Southbound, Exit 65A. Merge onto Sloan Ave. and continue 3/4 mile to second light. Cross Quakerbridge Rd. and continue on Flock Rd. 1 mile to end. Turn left onto Edinburg Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to first light. Turn right onto Hughes Dr. and continue 1 mile to parking lot on right.


Eastbound, White Horse-Hamilton Square Rd. (Hamilton). At traffic light (first light after passing Mercer Marine Supply on right), turn left onto Whitehorse-Hamilton Square Rd. and continue 1/4 mile to end. Turn right onto Nottingham Way, then take first left onto Mercer St. and continue 1/2 mile. After passing Nottingham Fire Co. on right, take next left (sign on right for Mercer County Community College) onto Hughes Dr. and continue to parking lot on left.
Westbound, Nottingham Way (Hamilton). When NJ 33 bears left, at Foxmoor Shopping Center, continue straight (signs for Hamilton Square) on Nottingham Way 1 1/2 miles to first light. Turn right onto Mercer St. and continue 1/2 mile. After passing Nottingham Fire Co., turn left (sign on right for Mercer County Community College) onto Hughes Dr. and continue to garden parking lot on left.


Northbound and Southbound, NJ 33 West (Robbinsville). If Northbound, after passing Robbinsville Police Dept. on right, keep right and continue through traffic light; take exit onto Sharon Rd., then take first right, following sign for NJ 33 West, and continue to stop sign; turn right and cross US 130, if Southbound, after passing Daphne's Diner on right, at light, turn right onto NJ 33 West. Both, continue 1 mile on NJ 33 West through three lights. After passing third light, keep right and, when NJ 33 bears left, continue straight on Nottingham Way 1 1/2 miles to first light. Turn right onto Mercer St. and continue 1/2 mile. After passing Nottingham Fire Co., turn left onto Hughes Dr. and continue to garden parking lot on left.

SOURLAND MOUNTAIN PRESERVE, 421 E. Mountain Rd., Hillsborough       Website

Preserve covers 4000 acres of Central Jersey's Sourland Mountain, rising from less than 100 feet above sea level to over 500 feet. Trails are suitable for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. A wide array of birds and other animals may be observed and two boulder-strewn areas offer opportunities for climbing.


Northbound and Southbound, Co. Rt. 601/Trent Ave. (Belle Mead). At traffic light, if Northbound (1 mile after passing Montgomery Police Dept. on right), turn left, if Southbound (1 mile south of end of US 206 bypass), turn right, onto Co. Rt. 601/Trent Ave. and continue 1 mile (name changes to Belle Mead-Blawenburg Rd.). Turn right (Carrier Clinic on right) onto East Mountain Rd. and continue 1 mile to entrance on left.

TAMARACK HOLLOW PRESERVE, Albrecht Ln. and Hillcrest Ave., East Brunswick       Website

232-acre site was preserved from development in 2007 and offers two miles of trails for hiking, birding and photography.


Northbound, Finnegans Ln./Davidsons Mill Rd. (North Brunswick). At traffic light (sign on right for Davidson Mill Rd./EARTH Center), turn right (Route 130 Deli on right) onto Davidsons Mill Rd. and continue 1/2 mile. Take first left onto Riva Ave. and continue 1 1/4 miles. After passing traffic light at Church Ln., take second right onto Albrecht Ln. and continue 1/4 mile. After crossing under power lines, pavement ends. Preserve entrance is straight ahead.
Southbound, Washington Pl. (North Brunswick). After passing Farrington Inn on right, continue to next light. Turn left onto Washington Pl. and continue 1 mile (name changes to Hardenburg Ln., then Oakmont Ave.) to end. Turn right onto Riva Ave. and continue 3/4 mile. Turn left (street is narrow) onto Albrecht Ln. and continue 1/4 mile. After passing under power lines, pavement ends. Preserve entrance is straight ahead.

UNION TRANSPORTATION TRAIL       Website

Nine-mile trail follows route of the former Pemberton & Hightstown Railroad, a line important in the agricultural development of western Monmouth County.

Millstream Rd. Parking Area, 8 Millstream Rd., Cream Ridge

 
Northbound and Southbound, Exit 7A. On ramp, follow signs for I-195 East/Shore Points. Merge onto I-195 East and continue 1/2 mile to Exit 7. On ramp, keep right, following signs for Allentown. Merge onto Co. Rt. 526 East/Robbinsville-Allentown Rd. and continue 1 mile to T intersection. Turn right onto Co. Rt. 539 South/Main St. and continue 1/4 mile through Allentown. Take second left (sign on right for Historic Walnford) onto High St. to stay on Co. Rt. 539 South and continue 3 1/4 miles. When road forks, keep right to stay on Co. Rt. 539 South and continue 3 3/4 miles to first light. Turn right onto Co. Rt. 537 West/Monmouth Rd. and continue 1 mile. After passing Book Garden on right, take next right onto Millstream Rd. and continue to parking area on left.


Eastbound, Exit 7. On ramp, keep right, following signs for Allentown. Merge onto Co. Rt. 526 East/Robbinsville-Allentown Rd. and continue 1 mile to T intersection. Turn right onto Co. Rt. 539 South/Main St. and continue 1/4 mile through Allentown. Take second left (sign on right for Historic Walnford) onto High St. to stay on Co. Rt. 539 South and continue 3 1/4 miles. When road forks, keep right to stay on Co. Rt. 539 South and continue 3 3/4 miles to first light. Turn right onto Co. Rt. 537 West/Monmouth Rd. and continue 1 mile. After passing Book Garden on right, take next right onto Millstream Rd. and continue to parking area on left.
Westbound, Exit 16. On ramp, keep left, following signs for Mount Holly/Six Flags. Turn left onto Co. Rt. 537 West/Monmouth Rd. and continue 7 miles through 2 lights. About 1 mile past second light, after passing Book Garden on right, turn right onto Millstream Rd. and continue to parking area on left.

Sharon Station Parking Area, 70 Herbert Rd., Robbinsville

 
Northbound and Southbound, Exit 7A. On ramp, follow signs for I-195 East/Shore Points. Merge onto I-195 East and continue 2 miles to Exit 8. On ramp, keep left and follow signs for Hightstown. Turn left onto Co. Rt. 539 North/Old York Rd. and continue 2 1/4 miles. After passing through New Sharon, take next right onto Herbert Rd. and continue 1/2 mile. Take first right onto Sharon Station Rd. Parking area is on left.


Eastbound, Exit 8. On ramp, keep left and follow signs for Hightstown. Turn left onto Co. Rt. 539 North/Old York Rd. and continue 2 1/4 miles. After passing through New Sharon, take next right onto Herbert Rd. and continue 1/2 mile. Take first right onto Sharon Station Rd. Parking area is on left.
Westbound, Exit 11. On ramp, keep right and follow signs for Coxs Corner. Merge onto Imlaystown-Hightstown Rd. and continue 1 mile to second stop sign. Turn left onto Herbert Rd. and continue 1 1/2 miles. Take first left onto Sharon Station Rd. Parking area is on left.

WASHINGTON CROSSING STATE PARK, 355 Washington Crossing-Pennington Rd., Titusville       Website

Delaware River park commemorates the spot where the Continental Army crossed the Delaware en route to its Christmas Night victory in Trenton. Cross-country skiing, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, picnicking, snowshoeing. Museum. Johnson Ferry House and Nelson House are open to the public. Swan Historical Foundation Collection displays over 700 objects relating to American Revolution.


Northbound and Southbound, Exit 76. Follow signs for NJ 29 North/Lambertville, merge onto NJ 29 North and continue 2 1/2 miles to first light, in Washington Crossing. Turn right onto Co. Rt. 546 East/Washington Crossing-Pennington Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to Visitor Center on left.


Northbound and Southbound, Co. Rt. 546/Washington Crossing-Pennington Rd. (Washington Crossing). At traffic light in Washington Crossing, if Northbound (sign for park on right), turn right, if Southbound (sign on right for Pennington), turn left, onto Co. Rt. 546 East/Washington Crossing-Pennington Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to park entrance on left.


Northbound and Southbound, Co. Rt. 546 West/Washington Crossing-Pennington Rd. (Pennington). At Pennington Circle, if Northbound, keep left, following signs for Co. Rt. 546 West/Washington Crossing and take fourth exit from circle, if Southbound, take first exit from circle. Both, continue on Co. Rt. 546 West/Washington Crossing-Pennington Rd. 4 1/4 miles to Visitor Center on right.


Northbound and Southbound, NJ 29/Lambertville/Stockton Exit (Delaware Township). At end of ramp, if Northbound, turn right, if Southbound, turn left onto Alexauken Creek Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to end, then turn left, onto NJ 29 South and continue 8 miles to traffic light at Co. Rt. 546/Washington Crossing-Pennington Rd. Turn left onto Co. Rt. 546 East and continue to park entrance on left.

WASHINGTON ROCK STATE PARK, Rock Rd. East, Green Brook       Website

Prominent point in Watchung Mountains from which George Washington observed British troop movements during the Revolution. Picnicking, panoramic view across northeastern New Jersey to New York.


Eastbound, Exit 36. At end of ramp, turn right on King George Rd. and continue 3 1/2 miles (name changes to Mt. Bethel Rd., then Warrenville Rd.). After passing Warrenbrook Golf Course, turn left on Rock Rd. West and continue 1 mile to T intersection. Turn left onto Rock Rd. East. Parking lot is on the left.
Westbound, Exit 40. At end of ramp, turn left onto Co. Rt. 531 South/Hillcrest Rd. and continue 1 mile to end. Turn right onto Co. Rt. 527 West/Valley Rd. and continue around Watchung Circle. Take second exit (Co. Rt. 527 South/Mountain Blvd./Warren) from circle and continue 1 1/2 miles on Co. Rt. 527/Mountain Blvd. After passing Watchung Valley Golf Club on right, take next left onto Washington Rock Rd. and continue 1 mile (name changes to Rock Rd. E.) to park entrance on left.


Eastbound and Westbound, Co. Rt. 529/Washington Ave./Dunellen/Green Brook Exit. (Green Brook). At end of ramp, if Eastbound, turn left onto Co. Rt. 529 North/Washington Ave. and cross US 22, if Westbound, turn right onto Co. Rt. 529 North/Washington Ave., Both, continue on Washington Ave. 1 mile to parking area on left.

WOODFIELD RESERVATION, Great Rd., Princeton       Website

Reservation of about 100 acres on Princeton Ridge offers strenuous hiking trails.


Northbound, use US 206 directions.
Southbound, US 206 South/Stockton St. (Princeton). At traffic light, continue straight on US 206 South/Stockton St. 1/2 mile to second light. Turn right onto Elm Rd. and continue 1 3/4 miles (name changes to Great Rd.) through three lights. After passing third light, at Coventry Farm Ln., take next left to stay on Great Rd. (sign on left for Princeton Day School) and continue 1/2 mile to reservation entrance on left.


Northbound, Elm Rd. (Princeton). At traffic light (sign on right for Elm Rd./Hopewell), turn left onto Elm Rd. and continue 1 3/4 miles (name changes to Great Rd.) through three lights. After passing third light, at Coventry Farm Ln., take next left to stay on Great Rd. (sign on left for Princeton Day School) and continue 1/2 mile to entrance on left.
Southbound, Cherry Valley Rd. (Montgomery Township). At traffic light, turn right (Volkswagen Princeton on right) onto Cherry Valley Rd. and continue 2 1/2 miles to first light. Turn left onto Great Rd. and continue 3/4 mile. Turn right to stay on Great Rd. (Great Rd. East continues straight) and continue 1/4 mile to entrance on right.

Science and Environmental Centers



THE PLANETARIUM AT RVCC, Raritan Valley Community College, 118 Lamington Rd., North Branch       Website

Planetarium on campus of Raritan Valley Community College offers Star Shows and Laser Concerts.


Eastbound and Westbound, Exit 26. At end of ramp, if Eastbound, turn right, if Westbound, turn left, onto Rattlesnake Bridge Rd. and continue 2 1/4 miles to Raritan Valley Community College entrance on left. Enter campus and follow signs to Planetarium.


Northbound, Exit 14B. Merge onto US 22 West and continue 6 miles to Readington Rd./Raritan Valley College Dr. Exit. Turn right on Raritan Valley College Dr. and continue to first light. Cross Easton Tpk. and enter Raritan Valley campus. Follow signs for parking and planetarium.
Southbound, Exit 21B. Merge onto I-78 West and continue 3 1/4 miles to Exit 26. At end of ramp, turn left onto Rattlesnake Bridge Rd. and continue 2 1/4 miles (name changes to Lamington Rd.) to second light. Turn left, enter Raritan Valley Community College campus and follow signs to planetarium.


Eastbound and Westbound, Raritan Valley College Dr./Readington Rd. Exit (North Branch). If Eastbound, at end of ramp, turn left and cross US 22, if Westbound, turn right, and continue on RVCC Dr. 1/4 mile to first light. Cross Easton Tpk., enter RVCC campus and follow signs to planetarium.


Northbound, Old York Rd. (Branchburg Township). At traffic light (first light after passing Zeus Industrial Products on right), turn left (sign on left for Readington/Raritan Valley CC) onto Old York Rd. and continue 1 1/4 miles (name changes to Dreahook Rd.) to first light. Turn right (sign on right for North Branch) onto Readington Rd. and continue 3 miles to traffic light at Easton Tpk. (first light after crossing US 22). Cross Easton Tpk. and enter RVCC campus. Follow signs to Planetarium.


Northbound, NJ 28 West (Raritan). At Somerville Circle, pass US 206 North exit, get into center or right lane and continue to traffic light. Continue straight on NJ 28 West 3 3/4 miles to Raritan Valley Community College entrance on right in North Branch. Turn right and follow signs to Planetarium.

 
Southbound, US 22 West/Clinton Exit (Bridgewater Township). Merge onto US 22 West and continue 3 3/4 miles to Readington Rd./Raritan Valley College Dr. Exit (after passing Merck on right). Turn right onto RVCC Dr. and continue to Raritan Valley campus. Follow signs to Planetarium.

WATERSHED INSTITUTE, 31 Titus Mill Rd., Pennington       Website

Association dedicated to preserving the environment of the Stony Brook-Millstone River area manages 825-acre nature reserve that features 14 miles of hiking trails, an organic farm, nature center and open-air butterfly house.


Northbound and Southbound, Exit 72. At end of ramp, if Northbound, turn right, if Southbound, turn left, onto NJ 31 North/Pennington Rd. and continue 4 1/4 miles to traffic light at Titus Mill Rd. (sign for Watershed Nature Center on right). Turn right onto Titus Mill Rd. and continue 1 1/2 miles to entrance on left.


Northbound and Southbound, Titus Mill Rd. (Hopewell Township). At traffic light, if Northbound, after passing Pennington Office Park on right, turn right (sign for Watershed Nature Center on right), if Southbound, after passing Roseland Mills on left, turn left (sign for Watershed Nature Center on right), onto Titus Mill Rd. Both, continue 1 1/2 miles on Titus Mill Rd. to preserve entrance on left.

Wineries, Breweries and Distilleries



ASHTON BREWING CO., 600 Lincoln Blvd.       Website


Northbound and Southbound, Exit 8. If Northbound, at end of ramp, turn left onto Possumtown Rd. If Southbound, at end of ramp, turn left onto Centennial Ave. and continue to first light. Turn left onto Possumtown Rd. and continue to first light.Both, continue on Possumtown Rd. 1 1/4 miles (name changes to Cedar Ave.) to third light. Turn right onto Lincoln Blvd. and continue 1/4 mile to brewery on right.


Eastbound and Westbound, King George Rd./Green Brook Rd./Middlesex Exit (Green Brook). At end of ramp, if Eastbound, turn right onto Green Brook Rd., if Westbound, turn left onto Green Brook and cross US 22. Both, continue on Green Brook Rd. 1/2 mile to end. Turn left onto NJ 28 East/Bound Brook Rd. and continue 1/4 mile to second light. Turn right onto Mountain Ave. and continue 3/4 mile to first light. Turn right onto Lincoln Blvd. and continue 1/4 mile to brewery on left.


Eastbound, Mountain Ave. (Middlesex). At traffic light (CVS on right), turn right onto Mountain Ave. and continue 3/4 mile to first light. Turn right onto Lincoln Blvd. and continue 1/4 mile to brewery on left.
Westbound, S. Lincoln Ave. (Middlesex). At traffic light (Boro Hall Pharmacy on right), turn left onto S. Lincoln Ave. and continue 1 mile (name changes to Lincoln Blvd.) to brewery on left.

BELLEMARA DISTILLERY, 2 Clerico Ln., Bldg. 5, Hillsborough / FLOUNDER BREWING CO., 2 Clerico Ln., Bldg. 4, Hillsborough
      Bellemara Website       Flounder Website


Bellemara, New Jersey's first single malt distillery, offers bottled gin and a variety of cocktails.

Flounder Brewing, housed in 250-year-old barn buildings, offers tastings during business hours.


Northbound, Bypass US 206 Exit (Hillsborough). After passing Belle Mead Garage on left, continue 1/2 mile, then bear right onto Bypass US 206 North and continue 2 miles to second light (Amwell Rd.). Turn right and follow ramp to end. Turn right onto Amwell Rd. and continue 1/4 mile. Take first right onto Clerico Ln., then take first right for parking.
Southbound, Bypass US 206 (Hillsborough). After passing Hillsborough Medical Professional Bldg. on left, continue straight (US 206 exits) on Bypass US 206 3/4 mile to first light (sign on right for Amwell Rd.). Turn left and continue to end of ramp. Turn right onto Amwell Rd. and continue 1/4 mile. Take first right onto Clerico Ln., then take first right for parking.

CREAM RIDGE WINERY, 145 Route 539, Cream Ridge       Website

Wine tasting during regular hours; periodic special events.

 
Northbound and Southbound, Exit 7A. On ramp, follow signs for I-195 East/Shore Points. Merge onto I-195 East and continue 1/2 mile to Exit 7. On ramp, keep right, following signs for Allentown. Merge onto Co. Rt. 526 East and continue 1 mile to T intersection in Allentown. Turn right onto Co. Rt. 539 South/Main St. and continue 1/4 mile. Turn left onto High St. to stay on Co. Rt. 539 South and continue 2 1/2 miles to winery on right.


Eastbound, Exit 7. At end of ramp, turn right (Allentown) onto Co. Rt. 526 East and continue 1 mile to T intersection in Allentown. Turn right onto Main St. and continue 1/2 mile. Turn left (sign on right for Historic Walnford) onto Co. Rt. 539 South/High St. and continue 2 1/2 miles to winery on right.
Westbound, Exit 11. At end of ramp, turn left onto Imlaystown-Hightstown Rd. and continue 3/4 mile to stop sign in Imlaystown. Turn right onto Co. Rt. 526 West/Allentown-Lakewood Rd. and continue 1 1/2 miles to first light. Turn left onto Sharon Station Rd. and continue 1 1/2 miles to junction with Co. Rt. 539. Turn right (sign on right for Historic Walnford) onto Co. Rt. 539 North and continue 1/2 mile to winery on left.

CYPRESS BREWING CO., 30 Nixon Ln., Edison       Website

Craft brewery offers several beers for sampling in tasting room during business hours. Tours are also available.

 
Northbound and Southbound, Exit 10. Keep right through toll booth and follow signs for Co. Rt. 514 West/Raritan Center. Merge onto Co. Rt. 514 West/Woodbridge Ave. and continue 2 miles past Middlesex County College. At first light after passing college, turn left onto Mill Rd. and continue 1/2 mile. Turn left onto Nixon Ln. and continue to brewery, on left after crossing railroad tracks.


Northbound, Exit 127, Southbound, Exit 129. On ramp, follow signs for NJ 440 South/To I-287/Raritan Center. Merge onto NJ 440 South and continue 3/4 mile to Co. Rt. 514/New Jersey Turnpike/I-95/Raritan Center Exit. On long ramp, keep left and follow signs for Co. Rt. 514 West/Raritan Center. Merge onto Co. Rt. 514 West/Woodbridge Ave. and continue 2 1/2 miles to traffic light at Mill Rd. (first light after passing Middlesex County College on left). Turn left onto Mill Rd. and continue 1/2 mile. Turn left onto Nixon Ln. and continue to brewery on left.


Northbound, Co. Rt. 514 East/Woodbridge Ave. Exit (Edison). Merge onto Co. Rt. 514 East/Woodbridge Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to third light. Turn right onto Meadow Rd. and continue 1/2 mile. After crossing over New Jersey Turnpike, take next left onto Executive Ave. and continue 1 mile to end. Turn left onto Mill Rd. and continue 1/4 mile. Turn right onto Nixon Ln. and continue 1/4 mile to brewery on left.
Southbound, Co. Rt. 531 South Exit (Edison). Merge onto Co. Rt. 531 South/Main St. and continue 3/4 mile to end. Turn right onto Woodbridge Ave. and continue 1 mile to fourth light, at Mill Rd. (after passing Middlesex County College). Turn left onto Mill Rd. and continue 1/2 mile. After passing Thomas A. Edison Park entrance, take next left onto Nixon Ln. and continue to brewery on left.

HOPEWELL VALLEY VINEYARDS, 46 Yard Rd., Pennington       Website

Wine tasting and periodic events are featured at winery founded in 2002.


Northbound and Southbound, Exit 72. At end of ramp, if Northbound, turn right, if Southbound, turn left, onto NJ 31 North/Pennington Rd. and continue 3 1/2 miles. Turn left (sign on right for vineyard before intersection) onto Yard Rd. and continue 3/4 mile to winery.


Northbound and Southbound, Yard Rd. (Hopewell Township). If Northbound, after passing Cream King on left, take next left onto Yard Rd., if Southbound, after passing Mavis Discount Tire on left, take next right onto Yard Rd. Both, continue 3/4 mile to winery on left.

JERSEY CYCLONE BREWING CO., 14 Worlds Fair Dr., Somerset       Website

Brewery offers tastings during business hours.


Northbound and Southbound, Exit 10. If Southbound, follow signs for Co. Rt. 527 South/Easton Ave/New Brunswick. Both, merge onto Easton Ave. and continue 1/4 mile. Turn right (sign on right for University Orthopedics Associates) onto Worlds Fair Dr. and continue 1/4 mile to brewery on right.


Northbound, Co. Rt. 527/Easton Ave./South Bound Brook Exit (New Brunswick). When road divides, keep left, following signs for NJ 18 North/Piscataway and continue to exit. At end of ramp, merge onto George St. and continue 1/4 mile to T intersection. Turn left onto Landing Lane and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Turn right onto Co. Rt. 527 North/Easton Ave. and continue 3 1/2 miles. After passing I-287 North exit on left, take next left (sign for U-Turn) and merge onto Co. Rt. 527 South. Passing exits for I-287, continue 1/2 mile. Take next right (sign on right for University Orthopedics Associates) onto Worlds Fair Dr. and continue 1/4 mile to brewery on right.
Southbound, use I-287.

OLD HIGHTS BREWING CO., 123 W. Ward St., Hightstown       Website

 
Northbound and Southbound, Exit 8. At end of ramp, turn left onto NJ 33 West/Franklin St. and continue 1 1/4 miles to T intersection in Hightstown. Turn left to stay on NJ 33 West and continue 1/4 mile. After passing Hightstown Post Office on right, turn left onto W. Ward St. Take first right into parking lot. Brewery is at rear of lot.


Eastbound and Westbound, W. Ward St. (Hightstown). If Eastbound (City Auto Center on left), turn right, if Westbound (after passing Hightstown Post Office on right), turn left, onto W. Ward St. (signs on right for Co. Rt. 539 South/Co. Rt. 571 East), then take first right into parking lot. Brewery is at rear of lot.


Northbound, NJ 33 East/Hightstown/Shore Points Exit (East Windsor). Follow NJ 33 East 1 1/2 miles into Hightstown. Turn right (City Auto Center on left) onto W. Ward St. (signs on right for Co. Rt. 539 South/Co. Rt. 571 East), then take first right into parking lot. Brewery is at rear of lot.
Southbound, Co. Rt. 539 South/Hightstown Exit (Cranbury). Exit left, cross US 130 North and continue on Co. Rt. 539 South 1 3/4 miles through downtown Hightstown. After passing Hightstown Post Office on right, turn left onto W. Ward St. Take first right into parking lot. Brewery is at rear of lot.

RIVER HORSE BREWING CO., 2 Graphics Dr., Ewing       Website

Craft brewery offers tours of its facility, where several varieties of beer are brewed, both year-round and seasonally.


Northbound, Exit 72. At end of ramp, turn left onto NJ 31 South/Pennington Rd. and continue 1 mile to third light. Turn right onto Upper Ferry Rd. and continue 1 mile. Turn right (sign for brewery on right) onto Graphics Dr. and continue to brewery in first building on right.
Southbound, Exit 73B. Merge onto Scotch Rd. and continue 1 mile to second light. Turn left onto Upper Ferry Rd. and continue 1/4 mile. Take second left (sign on left for brewery) onto Graphics Dr. Brewery is first building on right.


Northbound and Southbound, Co. Rt. 636/Upper Ferry Rd./Ewingville Rd. (Ewing Township). At traffic light, if Northbound, turn left (sign for Airport/West Trenton on right), if Southbound, turn right (Ewing Public Schools building on right), onto Upper Ferry Rd. and continue 1 mile. Turn right (sign for brewery on right) onto Graphics Dr. and continue to brewery in first building on right.

SCREAMIN' HILL BREWERY, 83 Emleys Hill Rd., Cream Ridge       Website

Brewery which produces beer from farm-grown crops offers tastings and tours during regular hours.

 
Northbound and Southbound, Exit 7A. On ramp, follow signs for I-195 East/Shore Points. Merge onto I-195 East and continue 5 1/4 miles to Exit 11. At end of ramp, turn right (sign for Imlaystown) onto Imlaystown-Hightstown Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to end. Turn left onto Co. Rt. 526 East, then immediately turn right onto Imlaystown Rd. and continue through Imlaystown (name changes to Davis Station Rd.) 1 mile. After passing High Ridge Farm on right, take next left onto Emleys Hill Rd. and continue 2 miles to brewery on left.


Eastbound, Exit 11. At end of ramp, turn right (sign for Imlaystown) onto Imlaystown-Hightstown Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to end. Turn left onto Co. Rt. 526 East, then immediately turn right onto Imlaystown Rd. and continue through Imlaystown (name changes to Davis Station Rd.) 1 mile. After passing High Ridge Farm on right, take next left onto Emleys Hill Rd. and continue 2 miles to brewery on left.
Westbound, Exit 16. Turn left onto Co. Rt. 537 West/Monmouth Rd. and continue 3 1/4 miles to third light. Turn right onto Emleys Hill Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to all-way stop. Turn right to stay on Emleys Hill Rd. and continue 1 1/4 miles to brewery on right.

SOURLAND MOUNTAIN SPIRITS, 130 Hopewell-Rocky Hill Rd., Hopewell       Website

Distillery producing vodka, gin, bourbon and whiskey offers tastings and tours during business hours.


Northbound, Co. Rt. 654/Hopewell-Pennington Rd. (Hopewell Township). After passing Suburban Wrench Auto Repair on left, at next traffic light (signs on right for Hopewell and Rockingham), bear right onto Co. Rt. 654/Hopewell-Pennington Rd. and continue 3 1/2 miles to traffic light at Greenwood Ave., in Hopewell (name changes to W. Broad St.). Continue straight on Broad St. through Hopewell Borough 1 mile to distillery on left.
Southbound, Co. Rt. 518/Lambertville-Hopewell Rd. (East Amwell Township). At traffic light (Orlando's Cafe on right), turn left (sign for Hopewell) onto Co. Rt. 518 East and continue 2 3/4 miles to traffic light in Hopewell. Turn left onto W. Broad St. and continue 1 1/4 miles through Hopewell Borough to distillery on left.


Northbound, Carter Rd. (Lawrence Township). At traffic light (sign on right for Co. Rt. 569), turn left onto Co. Rt. 569 North/Carter Rd. and continue 6 1/4 miles to end in Hopewell Borough (name changes to Hopewell-Princeton Rd.). Turn right onto E. Broad St. and continue 3/4 mile (name changes to Hopewell-Rocky Hill Rd.) to distillery on left.
Southbound, Co. Rt. 518 (Montgomery Township). At traffic light (first light after passing Montgomery Center on left), turn right (sign on right for Co. Rt. 518 West/Blawenburg) onto Co. Rt. 518 West/Georgetown-Franklin Tpk. and continue 5 1/2 miles to distillery on right.

TERHUNE ORCHARDS VINEYARD AND WINERY, 330 Cold Soil Rd., Princeton       Website

Long-time pick-your-own farm has established a winery and produces red, white and fruit wines which may be sampled during business hours.


Northbound and Southbound, Exit 69A. Merge onto US 206 North and continue 1 mile through Lawrenceville to fourth light. Turn left onto Cold Soil Rd. and continue 3 miles to winery on right.


Northbound, I-295 North Exit (Lawrence Township). Merge onto I-295 North and continue 1 1/2 miles to Exit 69A. Merge onto US 206 North and continue 1 mile through Lawrenceville to fourth light. Turn left onto Cold Soil Rd. and continue 3 miles to winery on right.
Southbound, Co. Rt. 533 North/Province Line Rd. Exit (West Windsor Township). Merge onto Co. Rt. 533 North/Quakerbridge Rd. and continue to first light. Turn left onto Province Line Rd. and continue 2 1/4 miles. After crossing US 206 and passing Bristol Myers Squibb on left, take next left onto Carson Rd. and continue 1 mile to end. Turn right onto Carter Rd. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Turn left onto Cold Soil Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to farm on left.


Northbound and Southbound, Cold Soil Rd. (Lawrence Township). At traffic light (sign on right for Terhune Orchards), if Northbound, turn left, if Southbound, turn right onto Cold Soil Rd. and continue 3 miles to winery on right.

WORKING DOG WINERY, 610 Windsor-Perrineville Rd., Robbinsville       Website

Tours, wine tasting and special events are offered at winery.

 
Northbound, Exit 7A. On ramp, follow signs for I-195 East/Shore Points. Merge onto I-195 East and continue 2 miles to Exit 8. At end of ramp, turn left onto Co. Rt. 539 North/Old York Rd. and continue 4 1/4 miles to third light. Turn left onto Windsor-Perrineville Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to winery on left.
Southbound, Exit 8. On ramp, keep right and take exit for Milford Rd. Merge onto Milford Rd. and continue 1 mile to end. Turn right onto Etra Rd. and continue 1/4 mile. Take first left onto Cedarville Rd. and continue 1 1/2 miles to end. Turn right onto Windsor-Perrineville Rd. and continue 1 1/2 miles to winery on left.


Eastbound and Westbound, Exit 8. At end of ramp, if Eastbound, turn left, if Westbound, turn right, onto Co. Rt. 539 North/Old York Rd. and continue 4 miles to first light. Turn left onto Windsor-Perrineville Rd. and continue 1/4 mile to winery.


Eastbound, Windsor Rd. (Robbinsville). At first light after passing Chestnut Montessori School on right, turn right onto Windsor Rd. and continue 1/4 mile. Take first left onto Perrineville Rd. and continue 2 1/4 miles to stop sign. Turn left to stay on Perrineville Rd. and continue to first driveway on right.
Westbound, Co. Rt. 539 South/W. Ward St. (Hightstown). After passing Hightstown Diner on left, take next left onto Co. Rt. 539 South/W. Ward St. and continue to four-way stop. Turn right, continuing on Co. Rt. 539 South/S. Main St. 2 1/2 miles. After crossing over New Jersey Turnpike, turn right at first light (sign for winery on right) onto Windsor-Perrineville Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to winery on left.


Northbound, Windsor Rd. (Robbinsville). At first light after passing Chestnut Montessori School on right, turn right onto Windsor Rd. and continue 1/4 mile. Take first left onto Perrineville Rd. and continue 2 1/4 miles to stop sign. Turn left to stay on Perrineville Rd. and continue to first driveway on right.
Southbound, Co. Rt. 539 South/Hightstown Exit (Cranbury). After passing Cranbury Buick/GMC on left, keep left and take left exit. Cross US 130 North and continue 1 3/4 miles through Hightstown. After road curves to the right and becomes Mercer St., take first left (Hightstown Diner on left) onto W. Ward St. and continue to four-way stop. Turn right, continuing on Co. Rt. 539 South/S. Main St. 2 1/2 miles. After crossing over New Jersey Turnpike, turn right at first light onto Windsor-Perrineville Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to winery on left.

Zoos and Wildlife Refuges



SEAQUEST WOODBRIDGE, 250 Woodbridge Center Dr., Woodbridge       Website

Aquarium and zoo in large shopping mall allows interaction with aquatic and land creatures.

 
Northbound and Southbound, Exit 11. Keep left through toll booth and follow signs for US 9/NJ 440/I-287/Woodbridge/Perth Amboy. Merge onto service road and take second exit, US 9 North/NJ 440 North/Woodbridge. Merge onto King George Rd. and continue 1/4 mile to US 9 North Exit. Merge onto US 9 North and continue 2 miles. After passing K&G Clothing on right, take next exit left (US 1 South/Co. Rt. 604/Woodbridge Mall). Keep left on ramp, following signs for Woodbridge Mall/U Turn. Merge onto Green St., then onto US 9 South and continue 1/4 mile. After passing under railroad, take first entrance to Woodbridge Center (not Woodbridge Crossing). Facility is located in Lord & Taylor wing of mall.


Northbound, Exit 127. On ramp, keep left, following signs for US 9 North/Woodbridge. Merge onto US 9 North and continue 3 1/4 miles. After passing K&G Clothing on right, take next exit left (US 1 South/Co. Rt. 604/Woodbridge Mall). Keep left on ramp, following signs for Woodbridge Mall/U Turn. Merge onto Green St., then onto US 9 South and continue 1/4 mile. After passing under railroad, take first entrance to Woodbridge Center (not Woodbridge Crossing). Facility is located in Lord & Taylor wing of mall.
Southbound, Exit 130A. On ramp, follow signs for US 1 North/Newark. Merge onto US 1 North and continue 1/2 mile to Woodbridge Center Dr. Exit. Merge onto Woodbridge Center Dr. and continue to second light. Turn left and enter Woodbridge Center. Facility is located in Lord & Taylor wing of mall.


Northbound and Southbound, Woodbridge Center Dr. Exit (Woodbridge). At end of ramp, if Northbound, turn right, if Southbound, merge onto Woodbridge Center Dr. and cross US 1. Both, continue 1/4 mile on Woodbridge Center Dr. to second light. Turn left and enter Woodbridge Center parking lot. Facility is in Lord & Taylor wing of mall.


Northbound, US 1 South/Co. Rt. 604/Woodbridge Mall Exit (Woodbridge). Take left exit and cross under US 9 South, then keep left, following signs for Woodbridge Mall/U Turn. Merge onto Green St., then onto US 9 South and continue 1/4 mile. After passing under railroad, take first entrance to Woodbridge Center (not Woodbridge Crossing). Facility is in Lord & Taylor wing of mall.
Southbound, after split from US 1, continue 1/2 mile on US 9, keeping to right. After passing under railroad, take first entrance to Woodbridge Center. Facility is in Lord & Taylor wing of mall.


Northbound, Co. Rt. 604/Green St. (Woodbridge). At traffic light (first light after passing Mocci Park Center on right), turn left onto Green St. and continue 3/4 mile. Merge onto US 9 North and get into left lane. Take US 1 South/Co. Rt. 604/Woodbridge Mall Exit (left exit). On ramp, keep left, following signs for Woodbridge Mall/U Turn. Merge onto Green St., then onto US 9 South and continue 1/4 mile. Take first entrance into Woodbridge Center (not Woodbridge Crossing). Facility is in Lord & Taylor wing of mall.
Southbound, US 1/US 9 South/Trenton/Shore Points Exit (Woodbridge). Merge onto US 1 South/US 9 South and get into left lane. Take US 9 South/Shore Points Exit and continue 1/2 mile. Take first exit to Woodbridge Center. Facility is in Lord & Taylor wing of mall.