Duke Farms, located on 2,740 acres in Hillsborough, Somerset County, N.J., is one of the largest privately-owned parcels of undeveloped land in the state. Owned and supported by Duke Farms Foundation, an operating foundation of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, created by James Buchanan Duke and preserved by his daughter Doris. Duke Farms is rich in ecological, horticultural and agricultural resources. 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. Duke Farms serves as a habitat for native plants and animals, visitors can explore miles of trails through woods and meadows, and along lakes and streams.
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- Jogging / Running
- Picnic / Sitting Area
- Bike Rentals
- Flat / Easy
- Guided / Nature trail
- Walking Paths
Parks & Gardens:
- Gardens / Arboretum
Trail & Path Info
Numbered path markers at intersections help visitors identify their location on the map and can be a helpful journey guide.
Walk and Hike
On paved ways, stone lanes and mulched paths. There are more than 18 miles of trails to explore. Wear comfortable outdoor walking shoes.
Bring your bike or rent one of ours! Grab a map from the Orientation Center, take a free Tram ride over to the Bike Rental tent and spend an afternoon exploring on our special bike paths and trails.
The Tram leaves every 30 minutes from the Orientation Center. Disembark at any of the four stops and explore then jump back on to return to the Orientation Center, or ride the route and enjoy the view!
Below, you will find link to the interactive map from their website. It is a great resource when visiting the location, as it shows all of the trails and points of interest. it can also be customized and printed by the viewer according to what you want to see and do! http://njgisweb1.ddcf.org/flexviewers/DukeFarmsMap/
Admission & Guidelines
Hours / Season of Operation
April to OctoberMonday & Tuesday: 8:30am - 6:00pm Wednesday: CLOSED Thursday & Friday: 8:30 - 6:00pm Saturday & Sunday: 8:30 - 6:00pm
Memorial Day to Labor DayThursdays are until 8pm
November through MarchMonday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday 8:30am - 4:30pm Wednesday: CLOSED Closed on New Year's Day, Christmas, and Thanksgiving
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