Destinations in South Brunswick, NJ
South Brunswick Township is located in central New Jersey and has nearly 50,000 residents. Southern Brunswick consists of five main parishes: Dayton, Deans, Kendall Park, Monmouth Junction and Kingston. Also South Brunswick offers countless opportunities for families, businesses, and home to scenic parks, a renowned school district and thriving businesses.
South Brunswick has received numerous awards as the South Brunswick Police Department was the first New Jersey police department to be dual certified – with prestigious state and national accreditation. Around 2011, CNN Money ranked South Brunswick as the 22nd best place to live in America and in 2016, Safewise ranked South Brunswick as the 10th safest city in America to raise a child. Our National Night Out event was ranked #5 nationally by the National Association of City Watchers and our public schools were recognized as the 14th best in the state.
With the most well-liked excursions and day trips, learn more about what makes South Brunswick. See our list of entertaining things to do in South Brunswick, New Jersey.
The Plainsboro Preserve is a sprawling 1,000-acre open space nestled between Highway 1 and Highway 130 in the community of Plainsboro. The Plainsboro Reservation was formed through a partnership between the Jeffers family, Middlesex County, Plainsboro Township and New Jersey Audubon. As of fall 2021, the reservation has been administered and maintained by the Plainsboro Municipality with support from Middlesex County. The result is one of the region’s most significant ecological treasures, just minutes from the bustling Highway 1 Corridor.
The preservation is not only a gem for the Plainsboro community, but also for the surrounding communities. Residents and non-residents alike can enjoy this outdoor wonder.
Davidson's Mill Pond Park
Davidson’s Mill Pond Park is a great place for walking, ice fishing, learning about the environment and more.
* Boat ramp for small boats
* Open run and play areas
It’s a pleasant series of short walks in the wooded setting around a central field with garden exposures. Ponds, shady forest and walking paths provide variety.
This park is passive and mostly undeveloped. The pond and waterfall where the mill once stood is one of the loveliest spots in the county.
Recommended for an easy/short hike if you’re in the area but probably won’t drive very far.Be sure to visit the butterfly house (usually open on weekends in June, July and August) on the field in the middle of the park. The Rutgers EARTH Center is also here.
Whether it’s a winter storm raging outside or a scrambled egg cooking up on a scorching sidewalk in summer, there are always two smooth rinks at the ProSkate Ice Arena. This two-rink facility opens its doors to public skating year-round, and on Friday nights a DJ spins music while skaters spin across the ice. More serious skaters take to the arena’s ice during figure skating lessons, which teach everyone from kindergarten to adult how to glide effortlessly on the ice. ProSkate also offers hockey lessons and half-day and full-day summer camps.
Pro Skate NJ is an ice rink located in Monmouth Junction, NJ
The all-day Beginner Hockey Summer Camp allows boys and girls ages 5-12 to learn basic hockey skills through fun games and activities. No skating experience is required and the camp divides players into three different skill groups. In addition, during the all-day skate camp, girls and boys from the age of 5 are divided into small groups depending on their skating level. They then learn the basic forward and backward movements or, if they are more advanced, practice their jumps and turns.
Von Thun's Country Farm Market
Von Thun’s Hofmarkt is a fifth-generation family business that celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2013. There is something for everyone on the farm! La Serre opens in early May to allow customers to pick up their flower and plant needs for the warmer months. The Farmer’s Market opens Memorial Day weekend and features over 40 different fruits and vegetables, including customer favorites like sweetcorn, strawberries, peaches and tomatoes. Stop and pick your own strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, snow peas, apples and pumpkins – all grown on the farm.
VonThun Farms is home to the New Jersey Sunflower Trail. also offers pick strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, peaches, apples, pumpkins and so much more.
Bring your school or youth group to the farm for an instructive tour of the farm in spring or autumn! In the fall, attend the Fall Harvest Weekends for wagon rides, the corn maze, corn cannons and pumpkin sprinklers, plus over 30 other family activities. With entry for one price, you can play harder, stay longer, spend less and create more family memories.