Things to Do in Scotch Plains

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 staple and the perfect place to spend bonding time with family!

Ash Brook Golf Course

A golf haven for the young and old, Ash Brook Golf Course is a public golf facility that is home to acres of greens, a pitch, and putts course, and an in-house bar and grill to cater to hungry tummies after a long game of golf!

Cedar Brook Park

Cedar Brook Park is a grassy recreational park which proudly features sports areas, fishing ponds, and picnic facilities perfect for a Sunday hang out with the family! A playground is also available for your kids.


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

Cranford Canoe Club

Rent a kayak or canoe from Cranford and enjoy a full day on the water, exploring the beauty of the Rahway river! It's a perfect summer activity in Scotch Plains, you can't just let pass!

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