Monmouth County is home to three state parks.
Allaire State Park and
Historic Allaire Village N12
4265 Atlantic Ave. (Route 524), Wall
The 3,199-acre park is best known for Allaire Village,
its 19th-century iron-making town, and for its historic
railroad. Allaire Village offers living history and arts
events, festivals and other events throughout the year.
The State Park offers museum/nature center, trails for
hikers, bikers and horseback riders, campgrounds and
fishing and canoeing in the Manasquan River. *2014
Best Historic Site, New Jersey Monthly Magazine’s
Jersey Choice/Best of New Jersey Poll.
Cheesequake State Park J2
6 Gordon Rd., Matawan | 732-566-2161
The 1,569-acre park is unique as a transitional zone
between ecosystems, including saltwater and freshwater
marshes, a white cedar swamp and pine barrens. The
park offers an education center, trails, camping, fishing,
picnic area, boating, swimming and winter sports.
Monmouth Battlefield State Park H8
347 Freehold-Englishtown Rd.
(Business Route 33), Manalapan | 732-462-9616
One of the most significant battles of the American
Revolution took place in the woods and fields of
this 1,818-acre park. The site depicts 18th-century
rural life and includes the Craig House, a restored
Revolutionary War farmhouse, visitor’s center,
picnic area, playground, bridle path, plus hiking
and crosscountry ski trails. For additional information,
please visit www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests.
Park Access for all
New Jersey State Parks
Free entrance to state park, forest, recreation area and
historic site facilities that charge daily fees, as well as
a discount on campsite fees, is offered to New Jersey
residents with a New Jersey State Parks Disability
Pass. Find pass applications at www.state.nj.us/dep/
parksandforests/parks/parkform.pdf. If you require special
accommodations, contact the area office in advance.
Photo by C. Leslie
PORICY PARK CONVERVANCY N4
345 Oak Hill Rd, Middletown
732-842-5966 | www.poricypark.com
Since 1970, nonprofit Poricy Park Conservancy has been preserving 250 acres of open space, wildlife habitats,
prehistoric fossil beds, and the historic Murray Farmhouse. The park is a center for environmental and cultural
education. It’s also home to Rebecca’s Reel Quilters Guild.