“Great place for a good work-life balance!” -Jen T.

“Excellent schools, world-class shopping ,and pristine open spaces make it one of New Jersey's gems.” -Courtenay H. 

“[It’s a great] place to raise a family. Very open and friendly [with] great schools, great restaurants, and close to NYC.” -Jackie C.

“[Bridgewater isn’t] too far from the shore, [and there’s a] large school district which allows my kids to meet all kids from different backgrounds.” -Jennifer F. 


From exploring the gorgeous outdoors to going out for a day of shopping, food and fun, Bridgewater offers plenty to do! 

“The Bridgewater Commons puts the town on the map, and the recent upgrades to the movie theater there have really made it phenomenal. Somerset Patriot baseball is a very affordable evening with the family, and their game presentation is very family friendly and fun.” -Ed S. 

Here’s what locals like to do most in their free time: 


  • Watch a Somerset Patriots Game: Get tickets & check out the schedule here

  • Shop at Bridgewater Commons: Dozens and dozens of stores, restaurants, and even an AMC movie theatre make up this dynamic shopping center. 

  • Bounce U: Whether you’re hosting a birthday party or just helping your little ones burn off some extra energy, Bounce U is filled with inflatable playgrounds, games, and more! 

  • Bridgewater Sports Arena: Featuring an ice rink, LaserZone, arcade, soft play playground and more, this fun indoors sports center is perfect for a rainy day or birthday party. 

  • Zoned Sports Academy: Baseball and softball camps, programs, training and more are all offered at this dynamic academy for kids. 

Explore the Outdoors

  • Green Knoll Golf Course: This expansive course boasts stunning views and is perfect for a relaxing day of golf! 

  • Chimney Rock & Washington Valley ParkBoasting 719 acres of diverse terrain, this huge park is nestled in the Watchung Mountains. Go for a hike, go fishing, watch wildlife, and more! A must-see spot is Buttermilk Falls in the east branch of the park. 

“We enjoy hiking the extensive trails within the many parks. Our dogs love it too!” -Laurie N. 

“Take dog to swim in the river. Run trails. Plant flowers. [There are] great neighborhood for kids to play in!” -Jennifer M. 

  • Duke Island Park: Spanning 343 acres of lush greenery, this park features bike trails, picnic areas with pavilions, a playground, softball field, fishing opportunities, and trails for hiking and birdwatching. 

  • North Branch Park: This 194-acre park features lots of opportunity for enjoying the outdoors! Softball fields, picnic areas, a playground, pavilion, fishing spots, a soccer field, a flying field (for model aircrafts), horse show rings, and much more are all included! 

“[Bridgewater has] many beautiful parks [and] great organized sport activities.” -Melissa

  • Sunset Lake: Tucked in between two mountains, Sunset Lake features year-round recreational facilities that include a swimming beach, children’s playground, and activities and events. 

  • Kidstreet Park: Brimming with unique equipment, this dynamic, huge playground is a kid’s playtime dream! 

“Community pools are small with a family feel.” -Courtenay H. 


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