Mercer County

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Mercer County is is named for Continental Army General Hugh Mercer, who died at the Battle of Princeton in 1777.

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Mercer County Towns

Education

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Mercer County Towns

East Windsor

Ewing

Hamilton

Hightstown

Hopewell Borough

Hopewell Township

Lawrence

Pennington

Princeton Borough

Princeton Township

Robbinsville

Titusville

Trenton

West Windsor

 

Education

Education & Library

College and Universities in Mercer County

The College of New Jersey
2000 Pennington Road
Ewing, NJ 08628
609-771-1855

Mercer County Community College
West Windsor Campus
1200 Old Trenton Road
West Windsor, NJ 08550
609-586-4800

Princeton Theological Seminary
64 Mercer Street
Princeton, NJ 08542
609-921-8300

Princeton University
Princeton, NJ 08544
609-258-3000

Rider University
Princeton Campus
101 Walnut Lane
Princeton, NJ 08540
609-921-7100

Strayer University - Lawrenceville Campus
3150 Brunswick Pike
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
609-406-7600

Thomas Edison State College
101 W. State Street
Trenton, NJ 08608
888-442-8372

Library

Mercer County Library

 

Government

Mercer County is governed by a seven-member Board of Chosen Freeholders. The Freeholders are the center of the legislative and administrative resonsibility in Mercer County.

These are the administrative offices:

Public Information
McDade Administration Building
640 South Broad Street
Trenton, NJ
609-989-6584

Serves as the public information center for county government departments and agencies.

County Administrator
McDade Administration Building
640 South Broad Street
Trenton, NJ
609-989-6584

Responsible for the day-to-day operation and supervision of the county departments and their divisions and projects.

Clerk of the Board
McDade Administration Building
640 South Broad Street
Trenton, NJ
609-989-6584

Responsible for the adminstrative and supervisory functions of the board of freeholders.

Prosecutor
Mercer County Courthouse
209 South Broad Street
Third Floor
Trenton, NJ 08650
609-989-6351

The county's chief law enforcement officer.

County Counsel
609-989-6511

Manages all legal matters for the county, and represents the county in litigation.

Mercer County Sheriff
175 South Broad Street
Trenton, NJ 08608
609-989-6100

Responsible for providing highly technical and specialized services to local law enforcement agencies.



Parks

Balpate Mountain
Fiddlers Creek Road, or Pleasant Valley Road
Titusville, NJ
609-989-6559

The Mountain has over 12 miles of marked natural trails for hiking and horse back riding.  There are trails for all abilities from short level loops to steep rocky trails.

Howell Living History Farm
70 Woodens Lane
Lambertville, NJ 08530

Nestled in the heart of the Pleasant Valley Rural Historic District, this 130-acre park was a working farm for over 240 years when its last private owner, Inez Howe Howell, gave it to Mercer County in 1974.  The Park Commission is restoring the farm to look and operate the way it did a century ago -- a time when most of Mercer County was still rural and when farmers worked by hand and horse power to make the land productive.  In keeping with Mrs. Howell's wishes, the Park Commission offers year-around programs that allow visitors of all ages to join in the work and fun of life on a farm.

 

Herrontown Woood Arboretum
Snowden Lane & Herrontown Road
Princeton, NJ

This completely wooded park, with its mature trees and gently rolling contour, is among the best in the area for a moderate hiking adventure.

Millyard Park & South River Walk Park
off of South Clinton Avenue adjacent to the Roebling Marketplace
Trenton, NJ

This park provides an ideal setting for street fairs, small concerts and art fairs and is a favorite lunch stop for area business offices.

Mercer County Park

Mercer County Park encompasses over 2,500 acres covering areas of the Townships of West Windsor, Hamilton and Lawrence. The Park has year-round facilities for all ages and includes both active and passive recreational opportunities.

Mercer Meadows
Keefe Road and Cold Soil Road
Hopewell and Lawrence Township, NJ

The Mercer Meadows facilities and opportunities are extremely passive and involve natural trails, viewing areas, and limited amenities. Areas include: walking, bike and horse trails, scenic nature photography areas, cross country skiing trail, environmental education areas, current farm land, fishing in designated areas, and acres and acres of wildlife observation.

John A. Roebling Park

257 acre natural park in an urban setting that has a fresh water marsh connected to the tidal portion of the Delaware River and a spring-fed lake, appropriate named Spring Lake. The park is located within the Trenton-Hamilton Marsh.

Rosedale Park
off Federal City Road
Hopewell Township, NJ
609-448-3694

Rosedale Park encompasses 472 acres and includes a 38-acre lake stocked with trout. This is a very popular location on the opening day of the trout season.

  • The Park features two playgrounds for children to enjoy.

  • The family picnic area is situated alongside the lake and has over one dozen public picnic tables and charcoal girls. This is a first come-first served area open to the public seven days a week.

  • Boating and canoeing are allowed on the lake; however, gasoline engines are prohibited. Electric engines are allowed on the lake.

  • A larger, reservation only, picnic area which includes a playground, grilling areas, basketball and softball can be reserved through the Recreation and Events office.


 

Sports & Recreation

Family/Outdoor Fun

  • Lee Turkey Farm
    201 Hickory Corner Rd.
    East Windsor, NJ 08520
    609-448-0629

  • Waterfront Park
    One Thunder Road
    Trenton, NJ 08611

    Waterfront Park is located in the capital city of Trenton and is home to the Trenton Thunder, currently the Double-A affiliate of the New York Yankees.

  • Mercer County Equestian Center
    431 Federal City Road
    Pennington, NJ

  • Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed
    31 Titus Mill Road
    Pennington NJ 08534

  • Terhune Orchards
    330 Cold Soil Road
    Princeton, NJ 08540

Golf

  • Bunker Hill Golf Course
    220 Bunker Hill Rd
    Princeton, NJ 08540
    908-359-6335

  • Cranbury Golf Course
    49 South Field Rd
    West Windsor, NJ 08550
    609-799-0341

  • Greenacres Country Club
    2170 Lawrenceville Rd
    Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
    609-896-0276

  • Hopewell Valley Golf Club
    114 Pennington Hopewell Rd
    Hopewell, NJ 08525
    609-466-9070

  • Lawrenceville School Golf Course
    Route 206
    Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
    609-896-1481

  • Mercer Oaks Golf Course
    785 Villiage Rd W
    West Windsor, NJ 08550
    609-936-9603

  • Miry Run Country Club
    106-B Sharon Rd
    Robbinsville, NJ 08691
    609-259-1010

  • Mountain View Golf Course
    Bear Tavern Rd
    West Trenton, NJ 08628
    609-882-4093

  • Peddie School Golf Course
    S Main St
    Hightstown, NJ 08520
    609-490-7542

  • Princeton Country Club
    1 Wheeler Way
    Princeton, NJ 08540
    609-452-9382

  • Springdale Golf Club
    26 College Rd W
    Princeton, NJ 08540
    609-924-3198

  • Stonybrook Golf Club
    Stonybrook Rd
    Hopewell, NJ 08525
    609-466-2215

  • TPC at Jasna Polana
    8 Lawrenceville Rd
    Princeton, NJ 08540
    609-688-0500

  • Trenton Country Club
    201 Sullivan Way
    Trenton, NJ 08628
    609-883-3566


Hockey

Mercer County Skating Center

NJ Devils

NY Islanders

NY Rangers

Philadephia Flyers


 

Visitor Center

Princeton Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau

Mercer Regional Chamber of Commerce

 

 

 


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