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Duke Farms

#1 of 4 things to do in Hillsborough Features Animals
1112 Dukes Pkwy W, Hillsborough, NJ, Hillsborough, NJ 08844-4129
+1 908-722-3700
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Great bike paths and places to picnic

Bike paths are smooth and flat with tremendous scenic views. The orchid greenhouse is certified... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
West Orange, New Jersey
via mobile
If you are expecting a botanical garden or arboretum you will be disappointed

If you are in New Jersey and seeking a refuge from the suburban sprawl and/or urban congestion this... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Hendersonville, North Carolina
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Duke Farms serves as a model of environmental stewardship and inspires visitors to become informed stewards of the land. It is a place of education, enjoyment and research that enhances the environmental health of the region. Through the beauty of its natural setting, the diversity of its wildlife, and the scope and quality of its educational programs, demonstrations and research, Duke Farms inspires people to transform their approach to conservation and to start building a more sustainable future.
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  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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1112 Dukes Pkwy W, Hillsborough, NJ, Hillsborough, NJ 08844-4129
+1 908-722-3700
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Bike paths are smooth and flat with tremendous scenic views. The orchid greenhouse is certified platinum for energy efficiency. The old foundation shows where the prior mansion was located. The great falls is interesting but barely flows in the summer. Great for walking and picnicking....More

Thank Norjeff2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are in New Jersey and seeking a refuge from the suburban sprawl and/or urban congestion this place is a haven of green -- with free admission. If you are looking for a great place to ride a bike on paved, wide, smooth roads...More

1  Thank RamblingRoses
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I live close by and visit often. I ride my bike through the estate but you can walk or take the tram. On weekends, parking can fill up quick so get there early. They have a visitor center where you can get a map, see...More

Thank James K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a very nice place to take a walk, bikes were available to rent. We live so close, and were happy we finally got there. The children have gone back for bike rides.

Thank Danielle D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing that this attraction is free to park....free to enter. So enjoyable!! "Duke Farms is one of the largest privately owned parcels of open land in New Jersey". Be sure to take advantage of their bike rentals....just $5 per person. Smooth bikes paths. So much...More

2  Thank SteveSBrickUSA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's extremely rare to find such a large & beautiful eco-themed estate farm that's free admission, with a free tram for those needing mobility assistance, and a Bikeshare rental option starting at 10AM daily at a very reasonable $5/pp for up to 2 hrs. There...More

2  Thank fbc001
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Duke Farms really must be experienced and not described. Like a work of art, the park will stir unique feelings in each visitor. I will try to word-sculpt my feelings of the park for your imagination. They say that as the Sun disappears in the...More

1  Thank CProadster
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Duke farms is quite an amazing place. I visited several months ago, "off-season" to take some pictures. I love that they manage the crowds by the spaces in the parking lot. once the parking lot is full, no one else gets in. I never felt...More

Thank Jacqueline R
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

This is a rare find for couples looking to get some exercise, historical facts and enjoy the beautiful natural habitat of Dukes Estate. And, the best part is it is free! We packed our lunch and ate under a tree at the pond after going...More

Thank Pat-Jen-Mc
Reviewed 23 May 2017

I went here recently and it was enjoyable. There was so much to learn about the family and their land. Very well taken care of property. Just wished that my 10 yr old saw some animals. There was none in sight. And they don't warn...More

Thank Shenny G
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Is this place fun for toddlers? Do they have animals?
22 April 2017|
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Response from dmg2421 | Reviewed this property |
There aren't any animals for visitors to interact with. There could be a lot of walking involved, so not sure if it's the best place for toddlers, as they may tire quickly.
Shant H
Are the trails dog friendly?
26 February 2017|
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Response from njsandy5 | Reviewed this property |
What I understand only service dogs .
is there a lot of parking? i understand that it is limited
21 July 2016|
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Response from lvb663 | Reviewed this property |
The main lot gets full on weekends and holidays, but there is overflow if you go in the entrance toward the visitor center and turn right, its by the community gardens.