10 Things to Do in Bedminster That You Shouldn't Miss

February 24, 2018 Dorsey Hagwood

Bedminster is a township in Somerset County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 8,165, reflecting a decline of 137 (-1.7%) from the 8,302 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 1,216 (+17.2%) from the 7,086 counted in the 1990 Census.
Restaurants in Bedminster

1. Duke Farms

1112 Dukes Pkwy W, Hillsborough, NJ, Hillsborough, NJ 08844-4129 +1 908-722-3700
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4.5 based on 415 reviews

Duke Farms

Duke Farms serves as a model of environmental stewardship and inspires visitors to become informed stewards of the land. It is a place of education, enjoyment and research that enhances the environmental health of the region. Through the beauty of its natural setting, the diversity of its wildlife, and the scope and quality of its educational programs, demonstrations and research, Duke Farms inspires people to transform their approach to conservation and to start building a more sustainable future.

Reviewed By Lovetogarden52 - Monroe, New Jersey

Beautiful grounds and buildings. Farmers market (limited dates) was very interesting with many types of foods to sample and buy. Outdoor market was primarily veggies. An alternate area was available to get information on the grounds and activities for the environment. Also had hiking and bicycle paths. Would be very nice to go spring or early fall. I think tours are available by reservation.

2. The Spirit Spa

3 James Street, Oldwick, NJ 08858 +1 908-439-2889
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4.5 based on 39 reviews

The Spirit Spa

Elegant Day Spa located in a lovingly restored 1850's Victorian Home , specializing in world class Skin Care and Body Treatments ,Massage therapy ,Pedicures and Manicures,Hair removal, Microdermabraision. Wedding and party packages and ladies nights out. Gift Shoppe offering unique modestly priced gifts for the mind , body and soul. Gift Certificates available

Reviewed By Galia B

Set like a private house & beautifully decorated! Good massage therapist & great facials! Nice products & lovely atmosphere! Try to get there At list 15 minutes in advance! Tea will be offered or fresh water! Just take your time & relax! Enjoy!We really appreciate your patronage ! Thank you for the review

3. Les Mini Vacances Day Spa

1448 Long Rd, Martinsville, NJ 08836-2030 +1 908-575-9297
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5 based on 1 reviews

Les Mini Vacances Day Spa

Reviewed By abbc - Bridgewater, New Jersey

I went to several times years ago, great place but then sold the house and did not leave a forwarding address. Very sad as it was a great place to go for a wonderful spa.

4. Leonard J. Buck Garden

11 Layton Rd, Far Hills, NJ 07931-2536 +1 908-234-2677
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4.5 based on 36 reviews

Leonard J. Buck Garden

Reviewed By TheExplorerFamily - Somerset, New Jersey

This 33 acre lush green public garden operated by the Somerset County Park Commission is awesome. It is a very nicely maintained space with well - watered expanses of lush green grass, bridges, ponds, little waterfalls, clean hiking paths, and tons and tons of flowers everywhere – from wildflowers to cultivated ones in planters and beds. We saw Azaleas, Magnolias, Rhododendrons, Dogwoods, Hydrangeas, Irises, Geraniums, and a variety of Wildflowers and Ferns all over the place. There were some healthy tall Beech Trees on the hiking path. There is even a Gazebo and lots of benches everywhere if you feel the need to rest.

Its premier Rock Garden is nationally known. Glaciers sculpted the Garden, and the Geologist Owner of the property Mr. Leonard J. Buck created the stunning garden around the natural landscape. After his death, his wife donated the garden to Somerset County. They have left behind such an idyllic place for families to explore, hike and be amazed as they all come to unwind.

A funny tidbit we read was that Mrs. Buck was tired of her husband spending an inordinate amount of time in creating his Rock Garden. She threatened to go to Reno to apply for a divorce if he spent any more time there. Stubbornly, he continued to clear the rocks, and, even named a large rock “Reno Rock”.

The place is vast and varied, and consists of many individual areas. It provides many opportunities for learning about flowers, trees, birds and habitats. The crooked trees and the hand-made Birdhouses add wonderful backdrops to the enigmatic scenery. Our favorite was the meandering body of water that was filled to the brim with gorgeous Water Lilies. It really was so surreal!

The Visitor Center was once a Carriage House. There are some very nice informative displays inside. The Heath and Heather Garden just outside is lovely. The lady inside was very pleasant and helpful and gave us a list of plants and flowers that was extremely helpful to us in the identification of several flowers, plants, bushes and trees.

Entrance is free, so why not go and spend some quality time with Nature? We absolutely recommend it.

5. Natirar Park

2 Main St, Peapack-Gladstone, NJ 07977-9801
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4.5 based on 42 reviews

Natirar Park

Reviewed By Wenovo - Morris County, New Jersey

The Natirar Park is beautiful. Close to 500 acres of rolling hills, green meadows and trails. And the Raritan river. Yes, you guessed it. Natirar is Raritan spelled backwards.

This huge property last belonged to the Moroccan king and his family. After his death it was all sold back to the Somerset county ( in 2000) for a bargain price of 22 million.Including his mansion.
It sits majestically all the way up the winding road on the top of the hill. It was transformed into a restaurant and a culinary institute. Named Ninety Acres. Somewhere along the way Richard Branson was involved in the transition process.

The Natirar Park is one of the many beautiful parks in the state. If you live nearby it's a great place to go for a walk, run, bike..

On a beautiful late afternoon we very much enjoyed the scenic ride up to the Ninety Acres restaurant ....A great way to start a delightful evening ....

6. Environmental Education Center at Lord Stirling Park

190 Lord Stirling Rd, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920-1329 +1 908-766-2489
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4.5 based on 28 reviews

Environmental Education Center at Lord Stirling Park

Reviewed By TheExplorerFamily - Somerset, New Jersey

This 950-acre Park is named after William Alexander Stirling – a General of the American Revolution, and is operated by the Somerset County Parks Commission.

We have come here several times before, and this time came during the President’s Day Weekend with some family members for whom it was the first time. Unfortunately, the Education Center was closed, so we could not go inside. But it was quite a lot of fun walking on the boardwalk all around.

Our hike was an easy one. We passed a few Gazebos, some Pergolas, swampland, marshes, gardens and a man-made Pond in which there were lots of Canadian Geese floating around. The place is an excellent wildlife habitat, and we were able to capture quite a few beautiful photographs.

We will certainly return, since it is not far from home.

7. The Raptor Trust Center

1390 Whitebridge Rd, Millington, NJ 07946-2044 +1 908-647-2353
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5 based on 68 reviews

The Raptor Trust Center

The Raptor Trust center is known nationally for rehabilitating wild birds and the conservation of birds of prey. The center is located near the Great Swamp National Wildlife refuge. The Raptor Trust not only provides avian rehabilitation, but also offers educational programs about wildlife. The center is open 365 days a year to receive injured birds. Visitors are welcome to view hawks, eagles, falcons, and owls housed in aviaries on the property. The Phone# is 908-647-2353.

Reviewed By John N - New York

They only ask for a $2 donation as admission so how can you go wrong? They take in injured raptors and nurse them back to health and many then become residents. An easy walk among the enclosures and you can learn so much about these amazing creatures. Easy to find not far off Rte 287 - I came in off of Maple Ave and just be warned 99% of the road coming in is paved but there is a very small section of dirt but it is in good shape

8. Hacklebarney Farm Cider Mill

104 State Park Rd., Chester, NJ +1 908-879-6593
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4.5 based on 43 reviews

Hacklebarney Farm Cider Mill

Reviewed By David A - Branchburg, New Jersey

If you like fresh cider, fresh homemade donuts pies cakes and breads then you must go here. Have you ever had pumpkin bread or zucchini bread? These are the types of things you can get at this location along with delicious cider. It is right near Hacklebarney state park so you can always go there to work off the food if you want to or stop in here on the way back. Make the trip! While you're out don't forget to stop at Long Valley brewery for delicious microbrews! See my review of this brewery!

9. RVCCArts

118 Lamington Rd, Branchburg, NJ 08876-3315 +1 908-725-3420
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5 based on 11 reviews

RVCCArts

The Theatre at Raritan Valley Community College (RVCCArts), a community-based, non-profit performing arts center, presents a wide range of cultural programming by professional touring companies of regional, national and international stature. Providing affordable entertainment and educational programming to the college and the community, RVCCArts strives to be a meeting place of diverse ideas and art-a cultural centerpiece-providing a central location where college and community, teacher and learner can come together and share the transforming experience of live performance.

Reviewed By giftedelaine - Bridgewater NJ USA

Top notch entertainment for reasonable prices. Can't beat the shows, but their new programs are really fun. Their Tuesdays with Stories programs are held at 12 and 7 and examine books and have a one-person interpreter who acts out some of the scenes...followed by a Q and A with the artist. At lunch there are small snacks with a $5.00 lunch available for preordering. In the evening there is wine and cheese between the presentation and the Q and A. Another fun program is their Club 28 which is a cozy, on-the-state cabaret style performance. The performer/s sit facing the audience, while the guests are on stage at small cabaret style tables for 4 and you are right up close and personal with the artist. For the 12 o'clock performance there are small snacks, but for the evening performance there is wine, soda, water, and cookies with snacks on the table. Each ticket entitles the bearer to 2 free alcohol drinks...wine or beer...and the soda, water, and cookies are on the house. Attendee all comment on how cozy and nice this experience is! It's great entertainment with a nice atmosphere.

10. Lamington General Store

285 Lamington Rd, Route 523, Bedminster, NJ 07921-2788 +1 908-439-2034
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5 based on 4 reviews

Lamington General Store

Reviewed By MitchPhyllis65 - Morristown, New Jersey

The Lamington General Store sells antiques, home décor, furniture, and a variety of quality hand-crafted items, all displayed within a restored 1890s General Store. This charming country shop, located in the picturesque farm lands of Bedminster, is a piece of history and well worth a visit.

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