Bedminster Photo Gallery

Main StreetWe invite you to take this visual tour to see for yourself what a beautiful place the Township is to live, work, and play. Our picturesque village neighbor-neighborhoods remain, surrounded by open space and natural beauty. Our Hillside Avenue, one of the Village of Bedminster's streetsMain Street public schools are excellent, our taxes are low, our streets are safe, and our preserved open space and parks are a source of community pride.

Hillside Avenue, one of the Village of Bedminster's streetsThere are four village areas: Historic Pluckemin; convenient "downtown" Bedminster on the east side; tiny Lamington in the center of the Township; and gracious Pottersville in the Northwest corner. Each section is unique, yet connected by history, style and people.

A neighborhood in The HillsBordering Far Hills, Bedminster Village's main street Route 202, retains its distinctive19th-century architecture now a mix of professional offices and homes. The Clarence Dillon Public Library, on the corner of Entrance to the Clarence Dillon libraryLamington Road and Route 206 offers an extensive collection of historical documents, a large inventory of books, movies and music, computers and Internet access, and frequent cultural programs for residents of all ages to enjoy. In 2002, the Township fulfilled a planners' vision with the completion of the eastern section of a Hike and Bikeway, an 8-foot wide, 2.6 mile paved path with 3A lovely detailed window of the historic Dutch Reformed Church pedestrian bridges. Safely crossing I-287 and Route 206 the Hike and Bikeway runs through woods and along the river connecting The Hills with Township parks and municipal services in TreesBedminster Village serving residents of all ages. The Township is home to many horse farms and many equestrian trails wander through the open fields. The tradition of hunting to the hounds is alive and active, while in the winter look for the foot bassets and their human followers loping after rabbits. River Road Park is the Township's central park, located west of Rt.206. The park offers over 300 acres of preserved open space for passiveThe Hike & Bikeway recreation with trails and the Stahl Natural Area, a nature preserve. There are active playing fields for soccer and baseball. The North Entrance to a nature trail in River Road ParkBranch of the Raritan River, part of the Park, is especially popular for fishing in spring and summer. The park is linked by a pedestrian bridge over Rt 206 as part of the Hike and Bikeway.

Bedminster'sTownship offices, police station, public works garage, and firehouse are located at Miller Lane off Somerville Road (Rt 202) and make up a new municipal campus in conjunction with our new, modernOne Miller Lane firehouse. There are playing fields at Miller Lane, and the Hike & Bike trail runs by here on the way to and from the Bedminster School.

The Jacobus Vanderveer House on Rt 206--under restoration to convey Plainsits Colonial past -- and the Pluckemin Encampment on Schley Mountain where Colonial militia were trained on artillery equipment are two reminders of the Township role in the Revolutionary War. The colonial flavor of Pluckemin village is typical for this area of the state. George Washington may not have slept here, but he and his troops most certainly marched through Bedminster.The (pre-restoration) Vanderveer House

Pluckemin is home to restaurants, shops and a senior housing complex. Although US Rt 202/206 is the main road and the Hills development Fly fishing heaven on the North Branch of the Raritan Riveradjoins it, Pluckemin manages to retain its old-time charm. Pluckemin Park offers a playground for smaller children, while older and grown kids can shoot hoops behind The Center for Contemporary Art building, play volleyball, or enjoy the new pavilion. The Hills Development has a large shopping center with banks, a supermarket, drugstore, cleaner's, video store and other retail businesses plus aPluckemin Park Sign Chinese restaurant, coffee shop, pizzeria and more). There is a shopping plaza at the corner of Rt 202/206 and Washington Valley Road with its own supermarket, bakery and Historic Pluckemin Villagepharmacy. The Courtyards in Pluckemin lies between these two centers, offering its own mix of retail and service establishments.

Bedminster is blessed with country roads dotted with horse farms, colonial and Victorian farmhouses and lovely churches for all to see and enjoy. Lamington Road, Burnt Mills Road, and many unpaved lanes are enjoyed by bicyclists, horseback riders, hikers, and our many dogs and theirPluckemin Schoolhouse Park Building owners.

The Lamington section is filled with country farms, homes, and more Bedminster Shopsbarns than you can count. There are many more horses than barns here. Often they can be spotted in the fields, but they are frequently out and about like all the rest of us in town. Since 1747, members of the Lamington Presbyterian Church (est 1741) have been buried in the graveyard across the street from the church. Veterans who served in the Continental Army and in nearly every conflict since that time lie here, flags near their stones denoting their sacrifice. The Lamington Country Store near Black River Road isA preserved conservation easement on Meadow Road so admired that many commercials have been filmed here in New Jersey's countryside. Bedminster takes great pride in its efforts at preserving open space and farmland for future generations. With aggressive planning and 10-acre zoning in the Western section of the Township, rural character will be retained. Over 1,000 acres have already been saved from development with more to follow. Generous Lamington Signprivate land owners have been supported these efforts, and present and future Township residents are most grateful for these acts of vision. In particular, many areas were purchased in the southern side of town with the assistance of Somerset County and the New Jersey Green Acres program. They can be enjoyed by all of us now and by generations to come. Equestrian trails cross through the openThe Country Store on Lamington Road spaces in our town, the proud home of the United States Equestrian Team, which represents our country at The Olympic Games and other major competitions.

Pottersville has its own Country Store, historic churches and an Lamington Cemeteryincreasingly popular Annual Antique Show in July. We are close enough to New York City, the Jersey Shore and our neighboring state of Pennsylvania that day trips are easily made by bus, train or car to these destinations. Many residents commute to Manhattan. Still more travel for shopping, culture, dining and the like. We are far away, yet so close. Any time of year,Bedminster is a great place to visit and enjoy -- do come and experience our lovely community. You'll soon understand why residents really like it here.

Lamington Road Barn
Old Glory in Lamington
Pottersville Sign
The Church in the center of Pottersville
A quiet Pottersville neighborhood
The Community Center in the Pottersville section of Bedminster