Colonial Park, located in Franklin Township, offers a spectacular variety of features and activities for park visitors. Acquired in 1965, this 685 acre facility includes scenic frontage on both the historic Delaware and Raritan Canal and the Millstone River. Recreation facilities, prize winning horticultural displays, and pristine natural areas are spaced amid the broad lawns and ponds of this diverse Somerset County park. Located within Colonial Park is Spooky Brook Golf Course; an 18 hole championship course which offers a wide open layout with spacious fairways and greens.
A 1.4-mile fitness parcourse is laid out along a paved path used by walkers, joggers, and bicyclists. Three ponds, stocked each year by the NJ State Division of Fish, Game, and Wildlife, offer anglers of all ages prime fishing locations. A softball field is available by reservation for leagues, tournaments, and those wishing to play a pickup game. The Howe Athletic complex was constructed on the former homestead of Dr. Eugene and Lois Howe and is comprised of one cricket pitch and four soccer fields that are lined for youth and adult soccer.