Embrace the changing seasons and explore the Outdoors! Check out our hiking trails, scenic bike routes, birdwatching spots, public art tour and walkable history tour. For our adventurers we suggest checking out the Helmetta Pond Paddling Trail. If games and solid ground are more your speed, download our Nature Bingo cards and compete with friends and family to see who can find the most wildlife/nature.

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With hundreds of acres of parks, freshwater streams, preserved woodlands, and charming farmland throughout Middlesex County, hikers can get up close and personal with wildlife while exploring some of the region’s richest landscapes. From easy 1-mile loops to 9-mile treks, or inspiring 34-mile trails, there’s something for everyone.

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U-Pick Farms

U-Pick farms are open for the season! Check out what each farm has to offer below.

Find a farm
A tractor and corn field at Giamerese Farms


Whether you’re a cycling enthusiast or just prefer to ride casually, Middlesex County is the place to be. We have put together several bike routes using Google maps that you may access below. These maps take you through greenways, parks, historic downtowns, farmland and more. You’ll also find maps from some County parks where you can enjoy our multi-use paths or hard-pack trails. Enjoy the ride!

Go Biking


Whether you’re looking for lake, river, pond, or saltwater fish, Middlesex County offers a relaxing experience for you. For a fun outing by the water, check out Davidson’s Mill Pond Park where largemouth bass, pickerel, sunfish, catfish and bluegill are biting.

Go Fishing
A tackle box.


Grab your binoculars and head out to one of Middlesex County’s beautiful preserves or parks to discover hundreds of unique bird species, migratory birds, and/or bats.

Go Birding

History Tour

Do you know which famous family in Middlesex County brewed beer in colonial times? What about how Alexander Hamilton contributed to the County’s rich history? Use your mobile device to follow our unique tour of landmarks throughout New Brunswick, Highland Park, and Piscataway. It’s easy to walk or drive between historical sites. History buff or not, you’re bound to learn something new.

Explore History
A drone image of East Jersey Old Town Village.

Outdoor Arts Tour

Middlesex County is home to unique, wonderful outdoor art – from vibrant wall-to-wall murals to one-of-a-kind sculptures. All are free to see and easily accessible. These works bring streetscapes and parks to life while getting us to think and react a little differently about the world around us. Visit these outdoor wonders and gain a new appreciation for local art and artists. Go on your own virtual outdoor art tour now. 

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A mural on the side of a house in New Brunswick NJ.
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