Directions to Rudolf W. van der Goot Rose Garden
156 Mettlers Road, Somerset, NJ 08873
(Within Colonial Park)
From Route 287
Follow Route 287 to Exit 10 (Easton Avenue/New Brunswick). Take Easton Avenue for two quick lights, and at the second light, make a right onto Cedar Grove Lane. Follow Cedar Grove Lane for approximately two miles, and make a right onto Weston Road. Follow Weston Road to the first intersection, and make a left onto Elizabeth Avenue. Travel a 1/4 mile and the entrance to Colonial Park will be on the right side. Follow Colonial Drive to the end make a left onto Metters Road and then an immediate right onto the drive for the Rose Garden.
From Route 206
Take Route 206 to Dukes Parkway. Go through the U-turn and cross back over Route 206. Follow Dukes Parkway to the end, and turn right onto Main Street. Go through the center of Manville. Make a left at the light onto the Manville Causeway (Wilhousky Street). Go over a small bridge and turn right onto Weston Road. Follow Weston Road for 1.5 miles and make the first right onto Mettlers Road. Entrance to the Rose Garden is on the second right.
Take Route 206 to Amwell Road. Make a right at the light onto Amwell Road. After three and a half miles you will see a sign for Colonial Park on the right side. Turn left here onto Mettlers Road. Entrance to the Rose Garden is on the left.
From New Brunswick area (Hamilton Street - Amwell Road)
Follow Hamilton Street from New Brunswick - the name changes to Amwell Road in Somerset. Amwell Road comes to a fork; turn left. You are still on Amwell Road. Follow to the second light and make a right onto Elizabeth Avenue. Follow Elizabeth to the Colonial Park entrance on the left. Follow Colonial Drive to the end make a left onto Metters Road and then an immediate right onto the drive for the Rose Garden.
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