DEEP CUT GARDENS M4
A “must see” for the home gardener.
Gardens and greenhouses, beautiful
in every season; horticultural staff and
Athletic fields, tennis courts, playground,
horseshoe courts, two swimming pools,
spray ground, inline skating rink, basketball
courts, reserved picnic area, activity center
and trail for walking, running, biking and
EAST FREEHOLD PARK J8
Showground hosts horse shows, special
events and the Monmouth County Fair, held
at the end of July. Fair features 4-H exhibits,
amusements, entertainment, fireworks,
home and garden competition and antique
FISHERMAN’S COVE CONSERVATION
Last undeveloped land at the Manasquan
Inlet. Activity center hosts nature programs.
Fish, sunbathe, and walk on the beach.
HARTSHORNE WOODS PARK P3
Fish or explore the 19 miles of trails that
range from easy to challenging. Abandoned
military batteries, including some from
World War II, are visible. Great water
views. *Best Hiking Trail in NJ, New Jersey
Monthly Magazine Readers Poll.
HENRY HUDSON TRAIL, FREEHOLD TO
ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS J8-P3
22 miles of paved trail in several sections,
for walkers, cyclists, inline skaters and
equestrians. *Best Biking Trail in NJ, New
Jersey Monthly Magazine Readers Poll.
HOLMDEL PARK L4
Extensive facilities for active recreation and
nature appreciation. At historic Longstreet
Farm, costumed staff offer hands-on
programs such as milking cows or grinding
corn and perform daily chores using the
methods and customs of the 1890s. David
C. Shaw Arboretum presents information on
HUBER WOODS PARK P4
Multi-use trails and environmental center
with hands-on nature displays. Fabulous
view of the Navesink River.
MANASQUAN RESERVOIR K11
Amidst woods and wetlands, with a fivemile
perimeter trail, fishing, boating and an
environmental center. Abundant wildlife and
home to bald eagles.
MT. MITCHILL SCENIC OVERLOOK Q3
Overlooking the Raritan Bay with 9/11
Memorial and views of the New York City
PERRINEVILLE LAKE PARK E9
Peace, quiet and natural beauty. Canoe, kayak and fish for
bass or catfish (electric-powered boats only).
OCEANFRONT PARK Q6
Swim, surf, fish or walk on the beach.
Boat launch, playground, skatepark and seasonal
SHARK RIVER PARK N10
946 acres for fishing, picnicking, ice skating, cross
country skiing, shuffleboard, horseshoe courts,
reservable shelter building, playground, hiking and
SUNNYSIDE RECREATION AREA AND
QUESTRIAN CENTER M5
A horse lover’s delight that provides riding experiences
for all people, particularly those with physical and
THOMPSON PARK M6
The park includes playgrounds, craft center, tennis
courts, boating, fishing and off-leash dog area. Paved
and unpaved trails along reservoir.
TURKEY SWAMP PARK I10
At the northern end of the New Jersey Pine Barrens,
17-acre lake, wooded campsites, multi-use and fitness
trails, picnic areas and playgrounds.
WALNFORD AT CROSSWICKS CREEK B12
Large home built in 1774, assorted outbuildings and
farm structures. Provides a glimpse into a former mill
village and estate. Part of Crosswicks Creek Greenway.
Photo by C. Leslie