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

November 13, 2017 Jana Sager

Skillman is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) located within Montgomery Township, in Somerset County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the CDP's population was 242.
Restaurants in Skillman

1. Princeton University

Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544-0001 +1 609-258-3788
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5 based on 834 reviews

Princeton University

The ivy league campus is ideal for a stroll, where some interesting buildings may be visited.

Reviewed By Herstory_62 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

A classic magnificent campus in the heart of a bustling & charming historic town that maintains centuries of tradition, alongside state of the art libraries, museums, facilities & a magnificent chapel. An obviously diversified student population of women & men enhances the ambiance, as well as the appeal for generations to come.

2. 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.

3. Unionville Vineyards

9 Rocktown Rd, Ringoes, NJ 08551-1214 +1 908-788-0400
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4.5 based on 91 reviews

Unionville Vineyards

Award-winning wines. Warm and gracious staff. The flag bearer for New Jersey's burgeoning wine industry. Come visit the best kept secret on the east coast. Open for tastings and sales 7 days a week, noon to five pm. Tours are offered weekends at 2:30pm. A great venue for our events and for your special events. White Wines: Chardonnays, Pinot Grigio, Viognier, Dessert Wine, Dry & Regular Riesling, a Marsanne-Roussanne blend, and a blend combining Riesling, Pinot Grigio, and Gewurtzraminer. Red Wines: Pinot Noir, Syrah, a Bordeaux style blend of Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon, Counoise, a Pinot Noir based blend, a red blush, and a couple Ports.

Reviewed By khof787 - Malvern, Pennsylvania

I came here with my husband and a group of friends of ours. As someone who is not normally a fan of wine, I wasn't too sure about this. However, Unionville was beyond impressive. Our guide, Betsy, was absolutely amazing! Not only was she very personable and sweet, but she knew her stuff! She was able to describe to us, in perfect detail, what to expect from each wine, and came up with the perfect cheese pairings. She was somebody who was definitely knowable and could do her job well. Not to mention, all of the wines were AMAZING, and I'm not normally a wine drinker. I would highly recommend this vineyard, and ask for Betsy!! She was fabulous! I had a fantastic experience!

4. Colonial Park

156 Mettlers Rd, Somerset, NJ 08873-7210 +1 732-873-2459
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4.5 based on 161 reviews

Colonial Park

Reviewed By Ione S - Fargo

Take a walk through the park any time of the year. We went in early March and enjoyed a brisk walk on the path. Midway, the park was quiet and peaceful. The scenery is an interesting break from the hustle bustle of the city.

5. Rockingham

84 Laurel Ave, Kingston, NJ 08528-9619 +1 609-683-7132
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4 based on 10 reviews

Rockingham

Reviewed By Linda G - Cranford, New Jersey

Just 7 minutes from Princeton, you can see the house where George Washington wrote his Farewell Orders in 1783. The first room is a recreated kitchen. However, the rest of the approx. 12 rooms are authentic. I was surprised at just how much I learned from this tour about life in Colonial times and about George Washington. The guide was very enthusiastic.

This house is a little difficult to find, but worth the trip. The parking lot is just past the house. If you have extra time, there are gardens and hiking trails to the canal.

The Rockingham Association did a very nice job with this facility. Top notch.

6. Montgomery Cinemas

1325 US Highway 206, Montgomery Shopping Center, Skillman, NJ 08558-1922 +1 609-924-6283
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4.5 based on 11 reviews

Montgomery Cinemas

Reviewed By David G - Hillsborough, New Jersey

You won't find the blockbusters or many kids movies here, but the movies that get nominated and win Oscars. American and foreign movies with 6 comfortable screens. Anolder crowd that pays attention to the story on the screen and not their phone.

7. Princeton University Art Museum

McCormick Hall, Princeton, NJ 08544-0001 +1 609-258-3788
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5 based on 587 reviews

Princeton University Art Museum

The Princeton University Art Museum is one of the nation's finest art museums, housing collections of over 72 ,000 works of art spanning 5,000 years of world history and all the world's major cultures. The Museum also presents special exhibitions and educational programs throughout the year. Admission is free.

Reviewed By jal07 - Sewaren, New Jersey

The Art Museum on the Princeton University campus is small but when it comes to the masterpieces on exhibit, the museum is on par with New York’s Metropolitan. There are great works by Picasso, Braque, Cezanne, American artists like Remington, Gilbert Stuart, Stuart Davis and Georgia O’Keefe. And best of all it’s Free. There are great restaurants and shoppes just a few yards away. So visit the Art Museum and the classy town of Princeton.

8. Sourland Mountain Preserve

421 E Mountain Rd, It is within Hillsborough Township and Montgomery Township of Somerset County, Hillsborough, NJ 08844-2408 +1 908-766-5955
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4.5 based on 36 reviews

Sourland Mountain Preserve

Reviewed By MitchPhyllis65 - Morristown, New Jersey

My wife and I recently checked out this Preserve for a place to walk our dog. This is a nice looking park with plenty of short and long hiking trails our dog would love. There is an open field area and a small fishing pond. They provide doggie bags at the trail head just in case you don’t bring your own, which you should. You can see a trail map near the trail head and parking lot area. There’s plenty of space to park and they do have several port a toilets. Dogs need to be leashed.

9. Skillman Park

Main blvd., Belle Meade - Blawenburg Road, Route 601, Skillman, NJ, Skillman, NJ 08558 +1 908-772-1200
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4.5 based on 4 reviews

Skillman Park

Reviewed By TeamMan - Princeton, NJ

Thank you for putting my tax dollars to a good public use. They township took a run-down property and turned it into a beautiful park for walkers, runners, bikers, dog walkers and others who just enjoy hanging out in a beautiful spot.

I love the Park for the paved trails which I enjoy biking around. The trail is just over two miles but, since it's a loop, you can go around several times, if you like.

I see many others walking their dogs and a few runners. And yes, the park does provide baggies for the dog walkers to use so the Park will remain attractive to everyone. There are a also number of park benches for reading and relaxing.

There are at least two entrances to the park and several small parking lots. For the safety of visitors there are also a number of call boxes along the trail. And you can find a Park map posted on a bulletin board located in each of the parking lots.

10. Princeton Public Library

65 Witherspoon St, Princeton, NJ 08542-3214 +1 609-924-9529
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5 based on 168 reviews

Princeton Public Library

Reviewed By Emily G - Princeton, New Jersey

I'm not sure I would recommend the public library as a tourist destination per se, but as a local, it's one of the best public libraries to have in the community. For anyone passing through the town looking for a quiet place to wander and sit, or to work remotely, the library is ideal.

Overall, the collection is rather extensive, and the librarians are incredibly helpful. Some of the physical collection was moved off site in a recent renovation to make way for ample sitting and working space, particularly on the second floor. While water is allowed throughout the building, the first floor has a small cafe (run by the same restaurant company as Terramomo) for a quick snack or sandwich. And if you have kids, the third floor's children's collection often has story time and spaces for the kiddos to find a read and play.

It's not exactly a destination, but a nice place for the family or as a quiet place to read/work.

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