599 Oak Grove Road
Frenchtown NJ 08825

Parks and Recreation

Kingwood Township Park - Union Road

200 Union Road  
Frenchtown, NJ 08825
The Township's 47-acre park is located at 200 Union Road.  There are 9 ball fields, a playground, a picnic area, a pavilion, a bocce court, and a concession stand.  A one-mile loop trail encircles the park, with part of the trail traveling through a wooded natural area adjoining Lockatong Creek.  The pavilion can be reserved by contacting Tomasina McGuire, Secretary & Parks Administrator at 908-996-4276 x 222 or by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  In 2006, a sand volleyball court, two horseshoes, and shuffleboard areas were added. 
Horseshoe Bend Park
Park Address:
178 Horseshoe Bend Road
Frenchtown, NJ 08825

Horseshoe Bend Park offers sweeping vistas of the Delaware River Valley, rolling hills, forested ravines, and pristine streams, and offers habitat to many wildlife species.  The 800-acre park is jointly owned, managed, and maintained by Kingwood Township and the NJ DEP Division of Parks and Forestry, and offers a venue for horseback riders, hikers, mountain bikers, bird watchers, and others who favor the peace and tranquility of nature. It includes a 10,000-square-foot event center, leash free dog area, and eleven miles of trails.  Download an Overview Map of the Park and Surrounding Areas.
This preserved tract, located off Horseshoe Bend Road, is adjacent to some 500 hundred acres of open space and preserved farmland, resulting in the creation of a more than 1000-acre green space and farm corridor in western Kingwood Township.  
Horseshoe Bend Park - Hunting - From September to February Permit hunting is allowed at the park for the purposes of deer control. For more information about the limited hunt - click here. There is NO SUNDAY HUNTING and only a limited number of permitted hunters will be in the park at any one time - less than 1 per20 acres. It is recommended that during that time, non-hunters should wear blaze orange or confine visits to Sundays.   
Please note:
From September to February - Multiple Hunting seasons overlapDuring that time wearing blaze orange, while walking in the woods, is strongly advised.
Melnyk Farm Property
Another property owned by Kingwood Township is the Melnyk Farm, also located on Union Road.  The property features a walking trail along Lockatong Creek, joining the Kingwood Township Park and the school; a pond; farm fields; and the Kingwood Township Municipal Garage and Recycling Center.
State Parks
Lockatong Wildlife Management Area
Aerial photo of Lockatong Wildlife Management Area with trail:  
Bulls Island Recreation Area
Bulls Island Recreation Area is a 24-acre park located at the southern end of Kingwood Township and the northern end of Delaware Township.  The park is situated along the Delaware River and the Delaware and Raritan Canal.  The park offers camping, fishing, and a natural area.

A Biking/Hiking Trail owned and maintained by the NJDEP is located between Route 29 and the Delaware River for the entire length of Kingwood's border, extending north to Milford and south to Trenton.  The trail was made from a former railroad right-of-way.  Parking to access to the Biking/Hiking trail is available at Bulls Island Recreation Area, north of Byram at the old bridge piers across from Point Pleasant, PA, and south of Frenchtown, at the Kingwood Access.

The NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife's Kingwood Access provides a boat launch on the Delaware River, located 1 mile below Frenchtown on Route 29.  The parking area is convenient for using the boat ramp or accessing the Biking/Hiking Trail.  Read more about
Hunterdon Land Trust
Idell Preserve
The Idell Preserve rewards hikers with a short, pleasant stroll where they can observe a variety of plants and amphibian life. Located within the Delaware River Watershed, this 57-acre tract in Kingwood Township includes old growth trees around its perimeter and pine forests that are home to Great horned owls and young deciduous trees.
Kugler Woods
Hunterdon Land Trust helped the state preserve this 220-acre property on Route 29.  A 1/4-mile steep trail leads through the forest to a waterfall.
Muddy Run Preserve
This property is located at 184 Kingwood Locktown Road, Stockton, NJ 08559.  Its meadows, forests, vernal pools, and access to Lockatong Creek were preserved by the Hunterdon Land Trust and the NJ Water Supply Authority.