3 Great Ways to Spend a Summer Day in Middlesex County NJ

Posted on: June 2nd, 2014 by


NJ Summer Day Trip Ideas
This summer, while the kids are off from school, make sure you get out there and have fun with one of these 3 great ways to spend a summer day in Middlesex County, all of them would make a great day trip for New Jersey families.


3 Great Ways to Spend a Summer Day in Middlesex County New Jersey

Old Bridge Waterfront Park

A sandy respite just off Route 9 in Old Bridge (Cliffwood), the Old Bridge Waterfront Park has a boardwalk, concession area, and playground. You can see the boats go off into the Raritan Bay, and there’s even a train that runs near by for your train enthusiasts! It suffered damage during Hurricane Sandy, but is in the process of being repaired and is still accessible (check for updates on the playground and fishing areas).  I find it to be a great “get your toes in the sand” place, or a place to build a sandcastle without paying tolls or beach fees!


Carteret Park and Sprayground

One of the cutest spraygrounds I’ve seen – the Carteret Park and Sprayground is a great way to spend a hot summer day!  With a fun musical theme, the sprayground had an attendant (in 2013) to keep order, and a good sized playground for drying off.   Go a few miles toward the bay and check out the Carteret Waterfront Park and see what the fishermen are finding that day!


Plays in the Park

If you grew up in or near Middlesex County, you know about Plays in the Park!  It’s a summer tradition since 1963, in the centrally located Roosevelt Park in Edison. Opening June 18, 2014, the summer 2014 offerings are Sunset Boulevard (6/18-6/28), Shrek the Musical (7/9-7/19), and Bye Bye Birdie (7/30-8/9).  Shows start 8:30 PM but plan to get there as early as 5 PM for good seats – but bring your own chairs! Also bring cash, food to eat and canned food to donate, but don’t bring your pets. Adult tickets are $7 but children 12 and under are free!   Make a day of it and explore the expansive Roosevelt Park!


We hope you’ve enjoyed these great ways to spend a summer day in Middlesex County.


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