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, which
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.
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 within these 1,818 acres.
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 cross-country ski trails.
Photo by Monmouth Battlefield
Photo by Jenifer Rutherford
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
discounts on campsite fees, is offered to state 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.
PORICY PARK CONSERVANCY 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.