Places NE New Jersey Somerset Co Bridgewater Martinsville and Bound Brook Area Info.
       

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Public Transportation
Genl. Info
Martinsville makes up the eastern part of Bridgewater Township in Somerset County.
Map and Directions : Local, Out of State.
Martinsville Info. , YP & Map at Yahoo.
Demographics/Cost of Living
Microsoft Terraserver Aerial View
Martinsville.net.
Library.
Somerset Medical Center
N. NJ Events and Activities
Volunteer opportunities

Sites
Middlebrook Encampment
  Washington Campground Association
Chimney Rock Hawk Watch - Miller Ln., Martinsville
Parks and Recreation below.

Bridgewater Township Points of Interest:
Commerce Ball Park - Somerset Patriots
Washington Valley Park &Middlebrook Trail
Delaware & Raritan Canal

Shopping:
Cental Jersey Shopping at Courier News
Bridgewater Commons Mall - Macy's, Lord & Taylor, ...

Weather
Weather Chnl: Daily, Hourly, IntelliCast,
See also: Weather Averages
Averages for N. Central NJ

Transportation
NJ Transit (1-800-772-2222)
Train: (1:20 from Penn Sta) From New York City take NJ Transit from Penn Sta. or PATH from the World Trade Center to Newark. (Northeast Corridor or NJ Coast lines) (18 min.)
From Penn Sta. in Newark take the NJ Transit Raritan Valley Line [Full Schedule (pdf)] to Bound Brook (48 min.) (abt. every 30 min during rush hrs., every hr. otherwise incl. weekends. Returns up to 12:30 AM) $19 to NY round trip ($16 off peak) (peak hrs. - 5:45 am to 10 am and 4 pm to 8:15 pm)
Penn Station Newark:
To: NY - Raritan Valley Line stops at Track 1 - Stan on Track 1 for New York
To: NJ - Take Northeast Corridor or NJ Coast lines to Newark Penn station (Track 4 or other)
  Go to Track 5 for Raritan Valley Line.
See: Penn Sta Newark at search.com and wikipedia.org, njtransit.com/

Bus From the Port Authority in New York City take Bus 114 or 117 to Bound Brook (1hr. 20-30 min.) (every 30 min. during rush hrs.)

Newark Airport - Directions
Time: Via Auto - 38, Via Train - 1:40
Service Phone Depar-
tures
Time 1 way Round trip
NJ Transit
BB to Penn Sta.
800-772-2222 30-1:00 48 $6.50 $11
Penn Sta. to Airport 20 6 $7.50 $15
AirTrain 888-EWR-INFO (397-4636)3* 14
1 hr. 45 min. from BB to Terminal, $14 one-way
* AirTrain departs every 3 min. 5 AM - midnight, every 15 min otherwise.

JFK Airport - 718 244-4444
Service Phone Depar-
tures
Time 1 way Round trip
Drive 718 244-4080 1:30 $15/day
Mass Transit 2:20 $25
NJ Transit to NY Penn Station 800-772-2222 1:15 $9.50 $16*
NY Airport Service 212 875-8200 1:35 $15 $27
LIRR train to Jamaica Station, AirTrain to JFK
5 min. walk from Jamaica LIRR to AirTrain station.
or Rockaway A subway‡ to get to Howard Beach/JFK Airport Station to AirTrain
or E, J or Z subway to Sutphin Boulevard in Jamaica.
LIRR 212 435-7000 10-2024 $12†
Subway 5-201 hr. $2
Air Train 212 435-7000 2-12 12 $5
* Round trip only during off-peak.
† LIRR ticket $12 peak (on-board purchase), $5 web off-peak.
‡ Be sure to take the A that is marked Far Rockaway or Rockaway Park, not Lefferts Blvd
Total Cost round trip (mass transit): $40 - 50, Time: 2 - 2:30
Driving: gas $14, parking $15/day = $60 for 3 days


NJ to Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)
2:30 $17 one way from MetroPark
3:30 - 4 hr. $20 from Bound Brook 

NJ Transit 800-772-2222 www.njtransit.com:
MetroPark to Trenton 48-60 min.
NE Corridor Line $7.25  ($3.25 senior)

Septa 215-580-7800 www.septa.org:
R7 - Trenton Station (Clinton Av And Raoul Wallenburg Ave) To 
30th Street Station (30th And Markets Sts)  1 Hr.
R1: 30th Street Station
To Airport Terminal E (Phila International Airport) 15 min.
$10 total one way

See: Amtrak in the out of state directions page.

MTA Metro-North Railroad goes from Grand Central Station to Poughkeepsie and New Haven.

Directions to Metropark

Metropark Directions
100 Middlesex Turnpike, Islin, NJ
From Martinsville 30 min. 18 mi.
Rt 22 to 287 S
11.5 mi
Exit 3 Rt 501 New Dunham Rd., Metuchen
1.2 mi. Left at Middlesex Ave. (Rt. 27)
2.8 mi. Right at Wood Ave.
L. after you go under railroad
Metropark is on left
Travel Times   Dist Time   Amtrak (Incl. to/from terminal)
Metropark       18    30
Newark Airport  30    40
JFK Airport     60  1:15+ via staten Isl.; 1:20 via Manhattan
                    1:30 at 4:30 with stop and go on I-287 and 440/I-278
 National Tennis Center, Flushing 1:15 at midnight via Midtown tunnel
Atlantic City  120  1:50
Washington DC  210  3:50   2:15-2:45
Philadelphia    70  1:30    2 hr.
Boston         250  4:30   4:15-5:20
Montreal       391  5:45
Local Cities below
See: Directions
Movies
www.nj.com/movies/

Phone Numbers
Bridgewater Township, 700 Garretson Rd. (908) 725-6300 Yahoo Page
(pages at Yahoo & the Chamber of Commerce)
Bridgewater Police Dept., Hwy 202/206 & Garretson Rd. (908) 722-4111 Emergency - 911
Bridgewater Fire Dept. (908) 725-3473 Emergency - 911
Martinsville Rescue Squad, 1771 Washington Valley Rd. (732) 469-1505 Emergency - 911
For out of area calls (e.g. LifeLine service) use (908) 722-4111 for all emergency (medical, fire, police) calls.

Elected Officials and other Government Representatives

HISTORY
The earliest known settler was Robert Bolmer some time prior to 1713. Martinsville is named after Absalom Martin, who established the Post Office in 1827. The Martin house still stands just east of the bridge over the east branch of Middlebrook on Gilbride Rd. (formerly Martin Lane). His fater Joshua, settled here in about 1786.

Washington's Continental Army established the Middlebrook Encampment here during the early summer of 1777, and used it during the winter of 1778-1779 also.

Martinsville is still an unincorporated village in Bridgewater Township.

See the Martinsville History Page for more.

SHOPING
Bound Brook:
Middlebrook Center
Union Ave. (Rt 28) and Tea St., Bound Brook
ShopRite (732) 302-9299 (open till 1:00 AM), King Lobster Buffet, Easy Video, Burger King

Main Street
Bound Brook Railroad Sta. & Restaurant

Bridgewater Promenade
Rt. 28 between Chimney Rock Rd. and I-287, Bound Brook
(To open in 1999) Home Depot, Target, Costo, Marshals, Hollywood Video, TJ Max, Old Navy
Bed Bath & Beyond, Babies R' Us, Pet Smart, McDonalds, Applebee's, Chuck E Cheese,
Pep Boys, Zany Brainy, First Community Bank

Martinsville Shopping District.
Washington Valley Rd. and Chimney Rock Rd.
Restaurants, QuickCheck, Videos Liquor stores, Bank, Post Office, hair style shops, ...

Warren
Flag Plaza, Pheasant Run, Kings Plaza & Towne Center Shopping Centers
Washington Valley Rd./Mountain Blvd. & Warrenville Rd./Mt. Bethel Rd. Kings, A & P Supermarket, Hardware, restaurants.

Bridgewater Bridgewater Commons Mall - Macy's, Lord & Taylor, and Stern's

PARKS
Washington Valley Park
This 686 acre undeveloped wooded area includes mountain biking and hiking trails and a hawk watching area. The western portion next to Vosseller Ave. also has many rock walls some of which may be remnants of the Middle Brook Encampment during the revolution. It is located on the first ridge of the Watchung Mountains between Vosseller Ave. and Newmans Lane, on both sides of Chimney Rock Road. It includes the Chimney Rock Hawk Watch, a platform a short walk from a parking area towards the end of Miller Ln. A team has been counting hawks here since 1990 and typically spot from 10 - 20,000 hawks, falcons and eagles in a season. The migration season runs from Sept. through Nov. with the greatest number of birds in the middle of Sept.

There are also several mountain bike and hiking trils in the park accessable from Newmans Ln. Gilbride Rd. and Miller Ln. The Bound Brook/Elizabethtown Reservior will become the focal point of future development.

Chimney Rock Park
Chimney Rock Road just south of Washington Valley Rd.
2 tennis courts, basketball, baseball and playground.

Glen Park
Glen Rd., Bound Brook
1 tennis court and basketball and playground.

Billian Legion Park
E. High and E. Main St. Bound Brook

Washington Valley Park &Middlebrook Trail runs along the west branch of Middle Brook in Bridgewater from Washington Valley Park to Argone Farm Drive, 2 mi. Another 1/2 mile by Chimney Rock Park.
Delaware & Raritan Canal

Bound Brook Urban Design Plan

Warrenbrook Golf Course
Golf Course and Swimming Pool.
Other Somerset Co. Golf Courses

OTHER SPORTS and RECREATION
Somerset Patriots
Skating Rinks:
Extremes! - roller hockey rink.
Bridgewater Sports Arena (ice)- 1425 Frontier Rd. Bridgewater (732) 627-0006
Info at parentsguidenews
Chimney Rock Ice Rink - Chimney Rock Rd. Bridgewater (732) 302-9425
Yahoo Yellow Pages

Medical
Somerset Medical Center - Somerville (908) 685-2200
110 Rehill Ave. just off Union Ave. (Route 28) Doctors

Demographics/Cost of Living
Bound Brook (08805) | Bridgewater (08807) | Martinsville (08836) | Green Brook/Dunellen (08812) | Warren (07059).

Median Household Income 2010
USA    ...... $51,914
New Jersey    $69,811  #2 in the country
Somerset Co   $97,440,  #2 in the state #7 in the country
Martinsville $133,393  #3 in the county, #10 in the state

Weather Averages

Somerville, Bridgewater, Martinsville

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Avg. High 36°F 38°F 49°F 60°F 71°F 80°F 85°F 83°F 75°F 64°F 53°F 40°F
Avg. Low 17°F 18°F 27°F 36°F 47°F 56°F 61°F 60°F 52°F 40°F 32°F 23°F
Mean 27°F 29°F 38°F 49°F 59°F 68°F 73°F 72°F 64°F 53°F 43°F 32°F
Avg. Precip. 3.40 in 2.90 in 3.60 in 4.00 in 4.40 in 3.90 in 4.70 in 4.60 in 4.20 in 3.30 in 3.80 in 3.60 in
Record High 74°F
(1950)
76°F
(1949)
86°F
(1945)
94°F
(1976)
99°F
(1962)
101°F
(1952)
104°F
(1949)
105°F
(1955)
105°F
(1953)
92°F
(1941)
84°F
(1950)
73°F
(1984)
Record Low -16°F
(1984)
-12°F
(1933)
-1°F
(1967)
16°F
(1954)
26°F
(1947)
34°F
(1932)
44°F
(1957)
38°F
(1976)
29°F
(1947)
12°F
(1933)
5°F
(1938)
-10°F
(1950)
See also: Averages for N. Central NJ

See snowfall at the New Jersey Page

Local Towns (Within 6 mi.)
Bound Brook, Bridgewater, Dunellen, Finderne, Green Brook, Middlesex, S. Bound Brook, Somerset, Somerville, Warren
(Within 12 miles)
Basking Ridge, Bedminster, Berkeley Heights, Fanwood, Far Hills, Franklin Twp, Gilette, Highland Park, Hillsborough, Liberty Corner, Lyons, Manville, Millington, N. Plainfield, New Brunswick, North Branch, Piscataway, Plainfield, Pluckemin, Raritan, Scotch Plaines, S. Plainfield, Sterling, Watchung, Zarephath

Note: Temperature profiles from AccuWeather Premium show Somerville when you request Martinsville. Somerville is 5-10° cooler in the fall.

See also Temperature Profiles at the reference page.


First Freeze from DavesGarden.com
Temperature 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90%
Fall 32° Oct 1 Oct 5 Oct 9 Oct 12 Oct 15 Oct 17 Oct 20 Oct 24 Oct 29
Fall 28° Oct 19 Oct 23 Oct 26 Oct 28 Oct 30 Oct 31 Nov 3 Nov 5 Nov 9


See the heat index page for how relative humidity, wind, affect the temp.

Distances:

New Providence   18 mi 27 min
Chatham          24 mi 32 min
Summit           20 mi 29 min
Menlo Park Mall  18 mi 20 min
Short Hills Mall 20 mi 29 min
Morristown     25 mi 27 min
Trenton        35 mi 52 min
Philadelphia   67 mi 1:30
Blue Mountian Ski  68 mi 1:25
Mountain Creek SKi 63 mi 1:18
Cammelback Ski     64 mi 1:29

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Courier News
Star Ledger at nj.com

Other

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last updated 19 Nov 2006