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About Us
The Friends of Horseshoe Bend Park

The Friends of Horseshoe Bend Park is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization dedicated to the support of Horseshoe Bend Park and surrounding area.  Activities include trail building and maintenance, developing supportive relationships with adjacent land owners, and fund raising for specific infrastructure needs of the park.  Each year the Friends hold an annual horseback ride that connects Horseshoe Bend Park to the Frenchtown Green Belt for a 9 mile event.  Proceeds for the ride help support the park.

Benefit Ride
Benefit Ride October 8, 2016
Kingwood Township, NJ

8:30 registration
Start Ride from 9:00am to 12:00pm

Join us for the 5th pleasure trail ride to benefit Horseshoe Bend Park, and our first spring event. Call 908500-0091 the morning of the event in case of bad weather


Bring your own horse and Choose Your Ride – @7 or @11 miles over a mix of fields and trail with some short stretches of rocky terrain. Ride at your own pace, alone or in groups of up to 4. Horse water, continental breakfast and a light lunch provided. Please register ahead for planning purposes.  Pay on the day, at the park $40 fee / person to benefit park ($35 if member of Friends of Horseshoe Bend Park)

Helmets are mandatory.

For information and to pre-register – Meg megsleeper@icloud.com

Directions:  From Flemington take Route 12 west to Kingwood (7.5 miles). At the light turn left on Route 519 S.  Approx 2 miles, just past the school on left, turn right on Spring Hill Road.  At the ‘T’ (Horseshoe Bend Rd) go strait into the park entrance. Signs will be posted. DO NOT turn onto Horseshoe Bend Road from Route 12 – the bridge is closed!!!



Park News
Horseshoe Bend Park News(6)

N.J. farm that was sanctuary to WWII orphan is preserved - By Dave Harding N.J. farm that was sanctuary to WWII orphan is preserved Story by Dave Harding By the time the 4-year-old girl arrived at a farm here in 1941, she had faced more horrors than most people endure in a lifetime.The piercing screams of air-raid sirens. The a Full Story...



New Horseshoe Bend Park Bridge Completed [Image:10222015_85215_0.jpg] After a hot summer of work, the latest bridge at Horseshoe Bend Park is ready for foot traffic. The bridge project was started in the early summer and was completed after many volunteer hours had been spent cutting, and bolti Full Story...



New Bridge Under Construction [Image:8242015_40436_0.jpg] August 2015 Works is underway for a new bridge in Horseshoe Bend Park. This 40 foot foot-bridge will span a deep gully. The placement of the bridge abutments will also allow for easier horse and bicycle passage avoiding slip Full Story...


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About Horseshoe Bend Park
Horseshoe Bend Park – Kingwood Township, New Jersey

Located in western Hunterdon County, Horseshoe Bend Park is 452 acres of fields, forests, ravines and streams bordered to the north and east by preserved farms and to the west by the Delaware River.  The park, established in July of 2011, currently has over 10.5 miles of trails used for hiking, biking, horseback riding and bird watching. The park also has a heated, 9,750 square foot Morton building with bathroom facilities.  The building is available to the public for events and meetings.

The park is home to:
  • Hunterdon County’s largest leash free dog park – with over 7 acres of fenced running space.
  • The annual Horseshoe Bend Park horseback ride, attracting over 50 riders and their families.
  • The DelVal Dawgs Cheerleader training site.
  • AKC, UKC, ICKC Dog shows
  • Over 16 GeoCaching Sites
  • Horseback Riding Events
  • ...and much more.

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