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Parks and Recreation > Equestrian

River Edge Farm

River Edge Farm
1575 River Road East
Bedminster, NJ 07921

908-420-1274
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   Located in the heart of Bedminster hunt country, River Ridge Farm equestrian estate lies on 43 lush acres in a quiet country setting, just a 10 minute drive from the US Equestrian Federation Headquarters and within easy reach of major East Coast horse shows. Less than an hour (but a world away) from New York City, River Edge Farm offers boarding, training, lessons, summer camps and trail rides.

US Equestrian Team Olympic Training Center and Headquarters

US Equestrian Team Olympic Training Center and Headquarters
Hamilton Farm
Pottersville Road, just west of Route 206
Peapack & Gladstone, NJ 07934

908-234-1251
info@uset.org
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   Individual visitors and groups are encouraged to visit the USET Olympic Training Center and Headquarters in Gladstone at any time! Once at USET Headquarters you will walk into a stable built in 1916. Described as one of the largest and most lavish in the United States, the stable's ornate interior includes carriage rooms housing USET executive offices, and corridors and harness rooms with tile walls, terrazzo floors, and brass fittings.
   Established as a not-for-profit charitable organization, the USET Foundation's role is to help provide funding for the high performance competition, training, coaching, travel and educational needs of America's elite and developing athletes and horses in partnership with the United States Equestrian Federation.

Parks and Recreation > Gardens

Peony's Envy

Peony's Envy
34 Autumn Hill Drive
Bernardsville, NJ 07924

908-578-3032
peony@peonysenvy.com
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   Peony's Envy is a nursery and display garden in Bernardsville, New Jersey within easy access of New York City and Philadelphia. Peony's Envy offers one of the most extensive collections of tree and herbaceous peonies in the Northeast. The gardens feature over 30,000 peony plants, with over two hundred and fifty distinct cultivars.

Willowwood Arboretum

Willowwood Arboretum
14 Longview Road
Far Hills, NJ 07931

908-234-1815
contactus@willowwoodarboretum.org
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   In 1908 two brothers, Henry and Robert Tubbs, along with Henry's adopted son, Dr. Benjamin Blackburn, used a small legacy to acquire their country home near Gladstone, New Jersey.  Subsequently they developed this country place into the Willowwood Arboretum,  New Jersey’s most comprehensive and longest continually operating arboretum.  Willowwood, 130 acres of rolling farmland, has about 2,100 kinds of native and exotic plants, many of which are rare. In addition to the formal gardens near the residence, Willowood boasts undisturbed forest.  Historic collections include oak, maple, willow, magnolia, lilac, cherry, fir, pine, a superb specimen of Dawn Redwood (Metasequoia) now more than 98 feet tall, masses of ferns, and handsome stands of field and forest wildflowers.

Willowwood Arboretum is open free to the public daily, 365 days yearly, from dawn to dusk. Visitors are invited to enjoy the gardens Spring through Fall. During Winter, the Ornamentals Collection offers evergreen and deciduous plants featuring interesting fruit, bark or branching habit.

Parks and Recreation > Golf

Basking Ridge Country Club

Basking Ridge Country Club
185 Madisonville Rd
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

908-766-8200
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   Golf, swimming, summer camps and clinics, as well as a long list of activities and amenities make the Basking Ridge Country Club your family’s go-to place for exercise and fun! No bond, initiation fee, monthly assessment or minimum is required.

Coakley Russo Memorial Golf Course

Coakley Russo Memorial Golf Course
151 1/2 Knollcroft Rd
Lyons, NJ 07939

908-604-2582
golf@bernards.org
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   Managed and maintained by the Department of Parks & Recreation, this golf course is a Robert Trent Jones, Sr. design featuring nine holes in excess of 3,000 yards. The course was dedicated to the memory of all New Jersey golfers who gave their lives in World War II, and is named in honor of  two New Jersey Professional Golfers, Lt. Francis X. Coakley and Sgt. Nick Russo, killed while in the service of their country.

 

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