Welcome to Bedminster Township, NJ
Charming and picturesque, Bedminster welcomes you. This northern New Jersey town sports a delightful old-country look, but don’t think that modern amenities are in short supply.
First settled in 1710, and incorporated in 1749, Bedminster has historic ties to America’s early years. The township is home to one of the nation’s most historic Revolutionary War sites: the Pluckemin Continental Artillery Cantonment, a winter encampment and officer training facility renowned as the forerunner of the United States Military Academy at West Point. Much of the local architecture dates back to the 19th and early 20th centuries, and you’ll see many businesses operating out of (former) Victorian- and Colonial-style homes.
Crime is low in Bedminster, and thanks to local zoning laws, blaring neon signs and dingy fast-food franchises are nowhere to be found. Families will also appreciate the high value Bedminster places on education. The public school system boasts impressively low student/teacher and student/counselor ratios, and the gorgeous Clarence Dillon Public Library features an extensive collection of books, films, music, and historical documents.
Dining, Shopping, and Entertainment in Bedminster Township
Bedminster’s own Center for Contemporary Art is known across Somerset County for its impressive rotation of exhibits – as well as the many studio art classes available to the community. Drop by for an adult workshop is such varied subjects as drawing, watercolors, wheel throwing, and glass mosaics. Of course, kids aren’t left out of the fun, and can even participate in summer camps at the Center.
For all your shopping needs, drop by The Village at Bedminster, a market center that hosts a wide variety of retailers, restaurants, and other businesses. And of course, for those seeking an extravagant day of high-class shopping or an evening of fine theater, the thrills of Manhattan are a mere 30 minutes away.
Parks and Playgrounds in Bedminster Township
Bedminster’s park system includes an impressive 34 acres of recreation areas. Playgrounds, dog parks, sports fields, and picnic areas are just a few of your options for outdoors fun as a local. The Bedminster Hike & Bikeway links schools and parks with residential and commercial areas, allowing pedestrians and cyclists a safe and easy way to get around town.
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