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Things to Do in Fanwood

Watchung Reservation

Watchung Preserve is a 2,000+ acre preserve that is home to the Watchung Reservation History Trail, a 6-mile trail that visits and identifies historical interest in Union County. The said trail is designed to start and end at the Trailside Nature & Science Center, but can also be accessed from parking areas at the Deserted Village of Feltville and Lake Surprise. A site perfect for peaceful hikes and downtime with nature.

Ponderosa Farm Park

Enjoy a modest park featuring several playgrounds, open green spaces for the kids to run around, and a sprinkler area for added fun! Ponderosa Farm Park is a Scotch Plains-Fanwood staple and the perfect place to spend bonding time with family!

Scuba Guru

Expand your skill and dare to learn how to dive in open waters. Scuba Guru offers customers a chance to see the marine life up close through training, classes, and one-on-one sessions with professional scuba diving instructors.

Fanwood Nature Center

Fanwood Nature Center is a recreational destination, known to be a sanctuary of natural resources, or better yet, a living museum. It showcases Fanwood's natural heritage and its trails are perfect for hikers, nature exploration, and getting a glimpse of wildlife in Fanwood.

Forest Road Park

This well-maintained family park houses a playground, baseball fields, tennis courts, a skate park, and several recreation buildings for your events, celebrations, and intimate gatherings. A popular tourist spot to see the distinct natural beauty of the suburbs that Fanwood possesses.


Visit Yestercades for an intense blast-from-the-past moment! This arcade features both classic and modern arcade and video games, perfect for all ages!

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