A while back, some folks on the Point Pleasant Beach, Boro & Bay Head Community Group on Facebook asked about everyone's favorite parks to explore in the area. We figured we would share some of our favorites here!
Tucked behind the group campground, in a special cedar forest, you will find a few magical (and wooden) Dinos living in harmony.
Allaire state park offers biking, a historical village, hiking, railroads, trails, fishing, deep woods, and many acres to explore.
Bear Swamp Natural Area is a small park in Howell, New Jersey, that offers walking, horseback riding, birding and more.
Bunker Hill Bogs is a wildlife recreation area in Jackson, NJ. It was dedicated as an official park in 2009 after many hours of hard work by the Jackson Pathfinders. You will find fishing, paddling, and walking opportunities.
Cattus Island County Park spans almost 500 acres, has a nature center, and boasts miles of trails, many offering lovely vistas of the adjacent Silver Bay.
Colliers Mills Wildlife Management Area is located in Ocean County, New Jersey. The WMA is a great example of NJ Pine Barrens habitat and provides a range of natural habitat pitch pine and scrub oak forests, swamps and lakes. Colliers Mill Lake and S
Double Trouble State Park offers an outstanding example of the Pine Barrens ecosystem and a window into the Pine Barrens history.
The Bliss Arboretum boasts many acres of paths through woodlands managed conservatively by the Eatontown Shade Tree Commission. Groves of many varieties of tree grace these spaces and provide a haven for wildlife of many kinds.
The Forest Resource Education Center (FREC) in Jackson provides an opportunity for people of all ages to learn and discover New Jerseys trees and forests.
The historic Allaire Village contains buildings from the 19th century, including a general store, blacksmith shop, carpenters shop, managers house, foremans house and a church.
Island Beach State Park, located in Ocean County NJ, offers beach access, cartop boat launching, walking trails through natural dunes, and much more
Jakes Branch County Park offers a balance of active and passive recreation opportunities. The nature center in the park will highlight the beauty, history, and natural surroundings of the Pine Barrens.
Located along the Manasquan river, Manasquan River Wildlife Management Area is a haven for wildlife from heavily developed surrounding area. It contains hiking and biking trails, as well as hunting over the winter.
Monmouth Battlefield State Park preserves a splendid rural 18th-century landscape of hilly farmland and hedgerows that encompasses miles of hiking and horseback riding trails, picnic areas, a restored Revolutionary War farmhouse and more.
Poricy Park Conservancy has been preserving 250 acres of open space, wildlife and their habitats, prehistoric fossil beds, and the Historic Murray Farmhouse.
Shark River Park offers outdoor fun, for the whole family. You will find trails for walking, hiking and biking. As well as playgrounds, open fields, a fishing pond and more.
This Monmouth County Park is great for people of all ages looking for outdoor fun!
Turkey Swamp Park offers 1569 acres including a 17 acre lake for boating, fishing and skating, miles of trails, an archery range and playgrounds.