Get Outside: Biking in Central Jersey

Both serious mountain bikers and families can find their ideal biking trail here.




Cyclists, rejoice! There are a pair of mountain biking hot spots in our area—the 715- acre Washington Valley Park in Bridgewater Township and Sourland Mountain Preserve, whose 3,000 acres stretch across Hillsborough and Montgomery townships through southern Hunterdon and northern Mercer counties to the Delaware River. Both feature miles of trails for different skill levels in an undisturbed natural setting. Also check out Mercer County Park, which has four dedicated mountain biking trails for all levels of skill and ability.

If you prefer pavement, bring your bike to Duke Island Park in Bridgewater Township, which has 3.5 miles of trails along both the canal and the Raritan River. At Natirar Park, a 404-acre site in Peapack-Gladstone, Far Hills and Bedminster, two trails (1.3 miles and 1 mile) traverse scenic meadows and wooded areas. In Mercer County, the Lawrence Hopewell Trail extends for approximately 20 miles through Lawrence and Hopewell Townships.

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November 2018

The 19th annual Rutgers Jewish Film Festival will run from Tuesday, October 30, through Sunday, November 11, 2018. The festival features a diverse array of dramatic and documentary films from...

Cost: Ticket Prices: $6-$13

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AMC Loews New Brunswick 18
17 US Highway 1 South
New Brunswick, NJ  08901
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Sponsor: The Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life at Rutgers University
Telephone: 848-932-4166
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March of the Penguins is a 2005 French feature-length nature documentary directed and co-written by Luc Jacquet, and co-produced by Bonne Pioche and the National Geographic Society. The documentary...

Cost: $6.00

Where:
Hopewell Theater
5 South Greenwood Avenue
Hopewell, NJ  08525
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Sponsor: Hopewell Theater
Telephone: (609) 466-1964
Contact Name: Emily Hollinger
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Massachusetts writer and song-singer Heather Maloney celebrates the release her 2018 EP, Just Enough Sun. The six songs (five new originals and a cover of Dylan's "A Hard Rain's...

Cost: $18-$20

Where:
Hopewell Theater
5 S. Greenwood Ave.
Hopewell, NJ  08525
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Sponsor: Hopewell Theater
Telephone: 609-466-1964
Contact Name: Box Office
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The West Windsor Arts Council is seeking Artisans to sell their innovative handcrafted items at the two-day Artisan Market and Opening Reception for the Off the Wall Art Show. The Artisan Market is...

Cost: $2

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West Windsor Arts Center
952 Alexander Road
West Windsor, NJ  08550
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Sponsor: West Windsor Arts Council
Telephone: 609-716-1931
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