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Playgrounds, ball fields, tennis courts, parks and a municipal swimming pool are just a few of the recreational facilities available in Metuchen. The pool complex, equipped with a large snack bar and covered eating area, offers residents instructional swim classes and a wealth of social activities.

Founded in 1921, the Metuchen-Edison YMCA provides comprehensive health and fitness programs to all age groups. Offerings include a number of aquatic programs, exercise classes and modern exercise equipment. The YMCA is recognized as a leader in the development of services for the elderly and physically challenged, and is also acknowledged as one of the largest providers of childcare in the entire country.

The Middlesex Greenway
The Middlesex Greenway is, for the most part, a hidden open space resource with in the communities of Metuchen, Edison, and Woodbridge. Situated on an abandoned portion of Lehigh Valley rail corridor, this 3.5-mile long, 42-acre corridor was purchased by the County of Middlesex as a rails-to-trails project for recreational use.

Opened in September 2012, the Middlesex Greenway provides a 10-foot wide, paved trail suitable for walking, biking and jogging. Several fully accessible entrances provide access along the entire length of the trail, connecting a diverse array of neighborhoods to area parks, schools and shopping.

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