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Cheesequake State Park

300 Gordon Road, Matawan, NJ 07747
732-566-2161
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Ranked #1 of 3 attractions in Matawan
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: State Parks
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Nutley, New Jersey
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175 reviews 175 reviews
99 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

I have always lived in NJ but this was my first visit. We love to go biking, hiking and travelling. This park is a gem for easy hiking on a trail. Carefully improved trails with boardwalks and wooden steps make this Eastern woodland area very enjoyable. Today we walked for about 2 hrs on the green trail and the yellow... More

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New Jersey
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64 reviews 64 reviews
42 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

I frequent Cheesequake for day trips to hike their trails with my girlfriend and our dogs. The trails are well kept, marked, and easy to follow. We got a little lost on the green trail once. The Nature Center never really seems to be open no matter what day or time we're in the park. It's the closest park to... More

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tampa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

We visit here whenever we are in NJ with family. Nice and peaceful away from the hustle of nj. Very clean too

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Tons to do. Bbqs are available with picnic tables. Clean water to swim in.3 small parks for kids and a basketball court.We will give the trails a try next time.

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Montreal, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Nice little park in NJ, went there for the price of the campground, not desapointed at all. It's close to the road, so try to chose your site far from it !

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Bayonne, New Jersey
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013 via mobile

We paid an $8 entrance fee to get in. The park is big and there are many parking lots depending on where you want to proceed. There are about 4 trails. We loved the setting of the trail - natural and scenic. The trail we took passed by a lake. The lake has a beach area, playground for kids and... More

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Old Bridge, New Jersey
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128 reviews 128 reviews
41 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Nice park with lots of places to picnic and relax. Park is VERY crowded in summer and you may find it too loud. Better experience is off season.

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Piscataway, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

The trek lengths are convenient for family with young kids. The lake is good, clean and pebble / rock free. The sand is powder fine and very clean too. The downside is the lake should be vacated by 6 PM, whereas in summer you would want to stay far longer than that time. Plenty of picnic tables and play areas.... More

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Woodbridge, New Jersey
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44 reviews 44 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

I enjoy our trips to the park and there is something to do no matter what season it is. In the summer we go to the lake for swimming and tanning, in the fall you can walk the trails and spot an occasional deer, in the winter the hill is excellent for sledding or you can utilize the trails for... More

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Mainesburg
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

This is a very nice park. Plenty of choices as to where to go. Lake, ranger center to see all exhibits, fishing, camping. The only problems is some of the people that visit are slobs. They leave garbage, when it clearly states to take back what you brought. On weekends or holidays you will find loud groups and I would... More

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