NJ Trails Association
Hikes and Walks in
Central New Jersey

A well done site with an extensive list of parks, trails, maps and other features. Select Mercer County and look for the list of Hopewell Trails.

Kunkel Park
King George Road

Lovely wooded area with picnic area, playground, baseball field, walking trails.

Sked Street Mini Park
Sked Street

Playground primarily for younger children.

Curlis Park
South Main street

Lovely wooded area walking trails, connects with Rosedale Park.

Stony Brook-Millstone
Watershed Association

3 Titus Mill Road

Our Mission: ...to enhance the quality of the natural environment in the region drained by Stony Brook and the Millstone River. We address issues affecting water quality and land use, educate area residents about the ecology of the natural environment, and preserve open space.

Mercer County Equestrian Center
431B Federal City Road

A boarding and teaching facility offerring private and group lessons, school group tours, environmental tours, riding for the disabled.

Belle Mountain Public Ski Area
Off Route 29 on Valley Road
Hopewell Township
609-883-0007 or 609-989-6538

Mercer Count's only ski area offers trails, lifts, snowboard park, snow-making equipment, rental shop, snack bar and warming building.

Rosedale Park
Federal City Road
Hopewell Township

The 472-acre park, part of the Mercer County park system, includes a 38-acre lake stocked with trout, a softball field, quoit area, volleyball court and basketball court. There is a family picnic area with tables and charcoal grills, and a group picnic area available by reservation.

Valley Road Group Picnic Area
Valley Road
1/2 mile east of Route 29
Hopewell Township

A 19-acre facility equipped with a charcoal grill and bins for ice and beverages, a covered pavilion, picnic tables and benches. There is a softball field, volleyball court, basketball court and quoit area.

Hopewell Park
South Greenwood Avenue

Playground primarily for younger children, picnic area


Howell Living History Farm
Route 29, east on Valley Road
101 Hunter Road

The farm is being restored as of the period 1900-1910. Saturday programs include such events as sheep shearing, spring gardening, horse-drawn planting, hay rides for children, maple sugaring, nature walks, arts and crafts. Groups tours may be arranged.

Washington Crossing State Park
Route 29, Titusville NJ 08560

This 991-acre state park commemorates General Washington's crossing of the Delaware River on Christmas night, 1776. The park features hiking trails, lovely picnic areas, a Visitor Center with video presentations, several restored houses and the Open Air Theater.

Much of this material was published by the Princeton Packet and is used with permission of the Princeton Packet. Check out the Princeton Packet Park Pages for a more extensive and detailed review of recreation opportunities in the Greater Pennington area.

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November 2007