The County Links on the left will keep you specifically in Somerset County and the Skylands Region of NJ. We add new listings and links on a regular basis.
Somerset county is at the hub of central New Jersey with a population of 300,000. As one of America's oldest counties it is steeped in colonial and Revolutionary War history. The county was chartered in 1688. Historic sites, monuments and buildings are found in virtually every town, preserved for future generations. Somerset County contains a balance between urban and suburban neighborhoods and rural countrysides. Somerset is home to the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. The wildlife observation center has boardwalk trails and observation blinds.
The golf museum of the US Golf Association is located in Far Hills 2 miles east of US 202 on CR 512. The museum traces the history of golf.
The Delaware and Raritan Canal (now a state park) was built to provide a safe and efficient route for transporting freight between Philadelphia and New York. The main canal is 44 miles long, 75 feet wide and 7 feet deep. Construction of the D&R canal began in 1830. Laborers - the majority of whom were Irish immigrants - were hired to dig, mostly by hand, the main canal and its feeder. The canal transported a lot of Pennsylvania coal to New York during the mid 1800s. The steam railroad put it out business. The last year the canal operated at a profit was 1892. The canal is popular for canoeing, jogging, hiking, bicycling, fishing and horseback riding.