TRENTON, N.J. - The popular marina at Mercer County Park in West Windsor is now open for the season.

“The marina on beautiful Mercer Lake and the surrounding picnic areas and playgrounds is one of our most popular destinations,” said Hughes. “Come and see why Mercer County Park is one of the best parks in the state.”

Amenities at the marina include a scenic lakeside boathouse, a free boat ramp for launching small sailboats or boats with electric motors, 1,000 square feet of docks, and rentals of kayaks, pedal boats and rowboats. The snack bar is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, Memorial Day to Labor Day, and offers hot dogs, pretzels, ice cream, soft drinks, coffee and more.

The marina will offer affordable fun beginning Memorial Day weekend with pedal boat and rowboat rentals that accommodate up to four people. Boats will be available at $15 per hour. Single-person kayak rentals will be available for $15 per hour; two-person kayaks are $20 per hour. Pontoon boat lake tours will be available for $7 for adults and $5 for seniors and children under 11. The pontoon boat rides are a 50-minute lake tour on Saturdays and Sundays, Memorial Day through Labor Day. Tours begin at 1, 3 and 5 p.m. and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. The boat has a 15-person capacity. Memorial Day weekend hours of operation are Saturday, Sunday and Monday, noon to 6 p.m. Regular hours of operation will be noon to 6 p.m. weekends through June 12, and then June 15 through Labor Day, Wednesdays through Fridays from noon to 5 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 6 p.m. Marina hours and boat rentals are weather permitting.

The docks on the Delaware, located behind Arm & Hammer Park, are available for use by the public. Boat owners have access to the docks now through October with regular hours of sunrise to sunset, seven days a week. The docks are maintained and operated by the Mercer County Park Commission and allow travelers on the Delaware access to Trenton attractions such as Trenton Thunder games and Rho restaurant and nightclub. The docks are not staffed, so patrons are urged to practice water safety precautions.

Rosedale Park in Hopewell Township also offers residents a beautiful setting for a variety of outdoor activities. The park is a prime fishing location as its 38-acre lake is stocked with trout and features a public access boat launch open to row boats, canoes and boats with electric motors. Rosedale also has a picnic area, two playgrounds and an extensive network of hiking trails.

For more information on activities at Lake Mercer and the marina, please contact the Mercer County Park Marina at (609) 448-4004. For information about the docks on the Delaware, please contact the Mercer County Park Commission at (609) 303-0700. For information about how to stay safe this holiday weekend, especially during water-related activities, contact the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office for safety information at (609) 989-6111.

Also upcoming at Mercer County Park are:

Freedom Festival, the annual Independence Day fair, Saturday, June 29, from 3 to 11 p.m.

Summer Concert Series: Friday, July 12, 6 to 8 p.m. at the marina, featuring Steve Magglio Sinatra Tribute; Friday, July 26, 6 to 8 p.m. at the marina, featuring Shorty Long & the Jersey Horns; Friday, Aug. 9, 6 to 8 p.m., featuring Tramps Like Us Springsteen Tribute; and Saturday, Aug. 24, 6 to 8 p.m., featuring Satisfaction Rolling Stones Tribute.

For more information about guidelines and prices at the marina, as well as information about other facilities of the Mercer County Park Commission, please visit the Park Commission website at www.mercercountyparks.org.