10 Things to Do in Berkeley Heights That You Shouldn't Miss

December 31, 2017 Matilde Konrad

Berkeley Heights is a township in Union County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 13,183, reflecting a decline of 224 (-1.7%) from the 13,407 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 1,427 (+11.9%) from the 11,980 counted in the 1990 Census.
Restaurants in Berkeley Heights

1. Nomahegan Park

Springfield Ave, Cranford, NJ 07016
Excellent
61%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 75 reviews

Nomahegan Park

Reviewed By Barbara S

I go here alone or with a friend to take a stroll or jog...depends on my mood. It's very safe and the scenery ranges from beautiful homes to beautiful waterscapes.

2. Feltville Historic District

Cataract Hollow Road, Berkeley Heights, NJ
Excellent
21%
Good
62%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
0%
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0%
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4 based on 23 reviews

Feltville Historic District

Reviewed By Michael A - New Providence, New Jersey

When in town, whether Berkeley heights, new providence, mountain side, or anywhere in area...I highly recommend coming here, weather permitting. A great hike throughout watchung reservation, and then you have this " deserted " village ...as advertised. Wonder off the beaten path and discover revolution dated grave sites and bits of history that seems like a bonus story to a great walk. My kids were a little bored at times, but kept interested 80 percent of the walk. A great day

3. Bowcraft Amusement Park

2545 US Highway 22, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076-1520 +1 908-389-1234
Excellent
23%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
3%
Terrible
12%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 81 reviews

Bowcraft Amusement Park

Reviewed By Amusementparkguy - Pataskala, Ohio

This is a little gem amongst some of the larger amusement parks in the area. There are mainly classic rides here for children and their parents. This is more geared to families with younger children, under the age of 10. The grounds were clean, and the employees were friendly. I have heard rumors that this will be the last year for the park as land is more valuable than the park itself. I spoke with a manager of the park, and he said that is likely the case. A friend found some of their rides listed for sale, so it seems as if this quiet treasure will not be with us after this season. If you have never been here, this might be your last chance.

4. Environmental Education Center at Lord Stirling Park

190 Lord Stirling Rd, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920-1329 +1 908-766-2489
Excellent
65%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
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Overall Ratings

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.

5. The Raptor Trust Center

1390 Whitebridge Rd, Millington, NJ 07946-2044 +1 908-647-2353
Excellent
79%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
2%
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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

6. Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey

36 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ 07940-1434 +1 973-408-5600
Excellent
83%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 44 reviews

Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (formerly called "New Jersey Shakespeare Festival") is one of 25 professional theatres in the state. One of the leading Shakespeare theatres in the nation — serving 100,000 adults and children annually — it is New Jersey's largest professional theatre company dedicated to Shakespeare's canon and other classic masterworks. Through its productions and education programs, the company strives to illuminate the universal and lasting relevance of the classics for contemporary audiences.

Reviewed By travelontheroad - Morristown, New Jersey

There are no bad seats in this small theater. Plays range from Shakespeare to other classics. Enjoyable with friends! They do an excellent job!

7. Washington Rock State Park

Green Brook, NJ 08812 +1 908-722-1200
Excellent
42%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
28%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
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4 based on 42 reviews

Washington Rock State Park

Reviewed By CobbCoGA - Marietta, Georgia

From a facilities stand-point (there are none that I could see, including restrooms), this isn't much of a park. There was a bit of garbage about, but not too much. There is a short hiking trail over rocky soil and parking is available. So only 1 star for the park as a facility... Now the view... It's amazing. It's worth it just to look at that view. Look left you've got the skyline of New York City. There is also that standing where George Washington stood thing, if you're a history buff. There's also no admission, so what the heck, stop by if you're in the area. (I wouldn't say go too far out of your way though.)

8. Paper Mill Playhouse

22 Brookside Dr, Millburn, NJ 07041-1610 +1 973-379-3636
Excellent
70%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 208 reviews

Paper Mill Playhouse

Reviewed By JoelNunez1555 - Springfield, New Jersey

Casts and production values are topnotch. I've seen The Bodyguard, The Producers, and Mary Poppins here and I was floored by how good the shows were. Hit shows get good crowds so book early. Parking is easy, and the theater is close to the train station.

9. Morristown National Historical Park, Washington Headquarters and Museum

30 Washington Pl, Morristown, NJ 07960-4259 +1 973-539-2016 ext. 210
Excellent
60%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 148 reviews

Morristown National Historical Park, Washington Headquarters and Museum

Reviewed By Beverly D - Morris Plains, New Jersey

A brand new museum was unveiled at Washington's Headquarters over Presidents Day Weekend. In addition to the Ford Mansion, just a few steps away, there is now a museum which has a film and War Gallery. along with another room containing artifacts, the new Discovery Center focuses on what life was like during the Revolution for people living in NJ. Exhibits cover musket firing, desertions, food scarcity, loyalty oaths, to name a few. Many of the exhibits are interactive, which appeal to kids and adults alike, there are costumes to try on and there is even an authentic door from an 18th century Morristown jail. Add a visit to Jockey Hollow (approximately 3 miles south), site of the winter encampment of 1779-1780, and you can experience the Revolutionary War as never before. Good for school-age children & adults and it's free.

10. Reeves-Reed Arboretum

165 Hobart Ave, Summit, NJ 07901-2908 +1 908-273-8787
Excellent
67%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
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4.5 based on 42 reviews

Reeves-Reed Arboretum

Reviewed By MitchPhyllis65 - Morristown, New Jersey

My wife and I visited Reeves-Reed Arboretum on a Saturday at the end of August and enjoyed a free guided tour of the estate’s beautiful gardens. If you’re a home gardener, then you’ll truly appreciate all the hard work that goes into maintaining and improving what Mother Nature started. This arboretum may be smaller than some, but it ranks right up there with the nicer ones we’ve seen. We want to thank all the volunteers that give their time to help preserve this delightful arboretum.

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