Ewing Park
Somerset Street at Georgia Avenue, Ewing Township, Mercer County, New Jersey.
3 acres


New Jersey Turnpike south to exit 7A (around highway mileage marker 60) for US 195 west;  drive 6.5 miles and get off at exit 60B; drive 7 miles to get on US 95 (around the vicinity of exit 67); drive 4.7 miles and get off at Exit 4.  Turn left onto Route 31; drive past the intersection with Route 636 and the College of New Jersey; make a left onto Somerset Street; drive 0.2 of a mile and turn right onto Georgia Avenue; park.  


a playground area, gazebo, basketball court, picnic area, a Johnny-on-the-Spot. In the rear of the park is a wooded area with walking paths.


5/10/2005.  Dog Sonar and I investigated this small park.  There is, however, a nice patch of woods.  The trails are asphalt paths/roads.  The main path goes from Somerset Street down to Oak Lane.  It is a rather odd set-up with the woods broken up into small pieces by the excessive number of asphalt roads.  Dr. Patrick L. Cooney.    

Dr. Patrick L. Cooney

* = blooming on date of field trip, 5/10/2005

Acer negundo (box elder maple)
Acer platanoides (Norway maple)
Acer rubrum (red maple)
Betula lenta (black birch)
Cornus florida (flowering dogwood)  *
Fagus grandifolia (American beech)
Fraxinus americana (white ash)
Ilex opaca (American holly)(
Liquidambar styraciflua (sweetgum)
Liriodendron tulipifera (tulip tree)
Nyssa sylvatica (tupelo)
Picea abies (Norway spruce)
Prunus serotina (black cherry)
Quercus alba (white oak)
Quercus palustris (pin oak)
Quercus rubra (red oak)
Sassafras albidum (sassafras)

Berberis thunbergii (Japanese barberry)
Euonymus alatus (winged euonymus)  *
Ligustrum sp. (privet)
Lindera benzoin (spicebush)
Rosa multiflora (multiflora rose)
Rubus sp. (blackberry)
Salix sp. (willow)
Taxus sp. (yew)
Viburnum dentatum (arrowwood viburnum) 

Hedera helix (English ivy)
Lonicera japonica (Japanese honeysuckle)
Parthenocissus quinquefolia (Virginia creeper)
Toxicodendron radicans (poison ivy)
Smilax sp. (greenbrier)
Vitis sp. (grape)

Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard) *
Allium vineale (field garlic)
Arisaema triphyllum (Jack-in-the-pulpit)
Artemisia vulgaris (common mugwort) 
Cerastium vulgatum (mouse-ear chickweed)  *
Glechoma hederacea (gill-over-the-ground) *
Hosta sp. (hosta)
Impatiens sp. (jewelweed)
Narcissus sp. (daffodil)
Oenothera biennis (common evening primrose)
Oxalis sp. (yellow wood sorrel)  *
Plantago lanceolata (English plantain) 
Plantago major (common plantain)
Ranunculus bulbosus (bulbous buttercup) *
Rumex crispus (curled dock)
Rumex obtusifolius (broad dock)
Taraxacum officinale (common dandelion)  *
Veronica serpyllifolia (thyme-leaved speedwell)  * 
Viola sororia (common blue violet) *

Juncus effusus (soft rush)

Carex sp. (sedge)

Anthoxanthum odoratum (sweet vernal grass) 
Dactylis glomerata (orchard grass)
Poa annua (annual bluegrass)  *

Onoclea sensibilis (sensitive fern)
Pteridium aquilinum (bracken fern)