Duke Island Park
&
Raritan River Greenway
Raritan & Bridgewater, NJ

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Duke Island
Park Map
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Duke Island
Park Brochure
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Somerset County
Park
Commission
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Duke Island Park

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Easy - Flat ( except the 3.5 mile )This multi-purpose
Park offers Three paved walkways that start in Lot B in
front of the Ranger Station.

~ 1.7 miles - heads west and winds through a wooded
area before paralleling the Raritan returning to the
Ranger Station in front of the Ball Field.
~ 2.3 miles - same as above but continue around the
Ball field, past the Duck Pond and return to Lot B.
~ 3.5 miles - Same until you pass the Ball field -
Continue East on the Bike Way along The River until
you reach Robert Street. Left on Robert and another
left just before a Bridge. The trail is no longer paved as
it meanders over a dirt trail along the Canal until you
return to Duke Island Park.
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Duke Island Walkers

A weekly walking group will meet every Wednesday
at 9:30 a.m.
at the Duke Island Visitor’s Center for a
healthy walk through Duke Island Park along a stretch
of the Raritan River. Coffee, tea and treats will be
provided.
For information, call 908-722-1200, Ext. 226. Walks
continue through the winter months as weather
permits.
Duke Island Park is off Old York Road in Bridgewater.
The walk is free of charge.

More Somerset County Park Commission activities

may be found on the Internet at
www.somersetcountyparks.org.

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Raritan River Greenway
Flat, 3 mile(One-way) Dirt Trail is narrow with roots
that make caution a necessity but can be very pleasant
during the Spring and Fall. The Trail can be broken
down into three short sections. The trail starts at the
Nevius St. Bridge in Raritan.
Parking Lots are located
near the Nevius Bridge, at the Hibernia Mine Bridge
and at Duke Island Park. All located on Old York
Road.

Nervius St. Bridge to the Hibernia Bridge - .7 miles -
1.4 round trip
. The scenic portion passes several
Historical Features - John Basilone Memorial, A
Momorial to the Naraticong Indians and the Hibernia
Mine Railroad Bridge.
Nervius Street Bridge to Duke Island Park - 1.3mile -
2.6 miles roundtrip.
Scenic trail between the Raritan
river and the Canal
Duke Island Park entrance to The end of the Park - 9
tenths of a mile - 1.8 miles roundtrip
. The Trail
passes by the Ranger Station and heads past the
Headgates Dam on the Raritan river.
Directions to Duke Island Park
Old York Road, Bridgewater, NJ 08807

From Route 287
Southbound:
Follow Route 287 South to Exit 17 (Somerville/Routes 202/206 South). When the highways split,
take Route 206 South. At the second traffic light make a right turn onto Somerset Street. Follow
for approximately 2 miles (road name will change to Old York Road). Duke Island Park will be
on the left.

Northbound:
Follow Route 287 North to Route 22 West. Follow the Route 22 directions below.
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From Route 22
Westbound:
Follow Route 22 to Routes 202/206 South. When the highways split take Route 206 South. At
the second traffic light make a right onto Somerset Street. Follow for approximately 2 miles
(road name will change to Old York Road). Duke Island Park will be on the left.
Eastbound:
Follow Route 22 East thru Branchburg. Make a right turn onto Milltown Road. Follow Milltown
Road for one mile and bear right under the railroad trestle. Follow Milltown Road, crossing
Route 202. Follow Milltown Road all the way to the end. Turn left onto Old York Road. Duke
Island Park will be on the right.
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From 206 North
Follow Route 206 North into Somerville. Make a left turn at traffic light onto Somerset Street
(Landmarks - on the right: Walgreens; and on the left: Granetz Shopping Plaza). Continue on
Somerset Street for approximately 2 miles (road name will change to Old York Road). Duke
Island Park will be on the left.