Located adjacent to the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge and the Passaic River, this Somerset County Park offers easy hiking and nature walks for all levels and ages along the park’s marshes and swampland. Over 8 miles of trails and boardwalks circle the park exposing a good mix of environments and wildlife – from cattail lined marshes to fields of wildflowers to wooded lowlands. In the winter the area is also open for cross country skiing.
Parking is available at the Somerset County Environmental Education Center on Lord Stirling Road in Basking Ridge. The Environmental Education Center is open year round and offers a nice educational stop for the kids as well as a bookstore. Maps of the park are also posted here, as well as at various intersections along the park’s trails.
Environmental Education Center
The Somerset County Park Commission runs their Environmental Education Center including educational programs, exhibits, and outdoor events in the area.
A freely downloadable PDF trail map is provided on the Somerset County Park Commission site.
Photos of this park taken by Chris Casciano. Photographs from parks and trails around New Jersey can be purchased at New Jersey Landscape Photography by Chris Casciano. Buy a print to support this site and take home a memory of the trails.
Map & Location
View directions via the Somerset County Park site or click on the map below for a link to Google Maps.