Nominate the Best Park in the County

Let us know the best park in the county, so we can put it to a vote and find out which is the Readers’ Choice 2012 winner.

Editor's Note: Nominations have officially closed at this time, but check back July 23 when voting for your favorite begins!

Where can you find the best park in the county?

Patch is relaunching its Readers’ Choice program and we’re asking you, your friends, family, neighbors, coworkers and anyone else who knows about parks to nominate the best in Somerset County.

We’ll keep accepting nominations through July 9. After that, nominations will be closed and we’ll start the voting, so make sure to get in your favorites now.

All you need to do to nominate a business is to add it in the comments below. If you already see the business you want to nominate, make sure to add your comment about why it should be included, because we may not be able to add all businesses and we want to make sure the top ones make it into the poll.

Thanks in advance for your participation.

Olive June 18, 2012 at 12:14 PM
Traci June 18, 2012 at 02:17 PM
leash-free dog park off of mettler's
Laura Madsen June 18, 2012 at 05:04 PM
I like the park by the Hillsborough municipal building / library. It's a great place to go because most of it is raised off of the ground and doesn't get muddy when we have prolonged periods of damp or rainy weather. It also has plenty of seating for parents and people watching the kids.
BDVideo June 18, 2012 at 05:18 PM
Colonial Park. They revamped the kids' area, and it's a great place to take a long walk. Different areas of the park have activities and changes of scenery.
E.J. Stan June 18, 2012 at 06:02 PM
Duke Island for sure. Plenty of activities (fishing, hiking, biking, BBQ, play set) and never feels crowded.
BDVideo June 18, 2012 at 07:59 PM
Duke Island's walking path has better shade too, if I recall.
Melissa June 19, 2012 at 12:23 AM
Duke Farms is a great place for biking or walking.
BDVideo June 19, 2012 at 02:52 AM
Anyone try the hiking trails in the Sourland Mountains? I heard they are good, but I haven't tried them.
Kelly June 19, 2012 at 03:26 AM
Love the Sourland trails! It's nice to have a good hike so close by. There are a few different routes that you can take, depending on how much climbing / how long of a hike you want to take. I highly recommend it.
Kelly June 19, 2012 at 03:27 AM
Oh, and the view at the top is very nice.
Kelly July 04, 2012 at 04:05 AM
Ann van park
Nancy Meola July 09, 2012 at 07:29 PM
Lord Stirling Stable in Basking Ridge offers healthy opportunities to do "something different" - an especially important feature when school's out! Daily pony rides are available for children (to age 13); riding lessons, horse rentals, and special events for riders and non-riders round out the program. Miles of trails wind through 450+ acres of fields, woods, and meadows. it's a great place to enjoy nature right in the heart of town.


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