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Address: 300 Gordon Road, Matawan, NJ 07747
Phone Number: 732-566-2161
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A great place for people of all ages. Its numerous trails for hiking are ideal for the beginners and children as well as people seeking a more challenging trail. In summer it gets... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 7, 2015
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Old Bridge, New Jersey
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English first
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36 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

The park is pretty and serene, considering it is right next to the highway. It is wothin ten minutes of Walmart, pharmacies, restaurants, and gas stations. But... There is an infestation of ticks, bugs, and insects. By the end of our first day, our arms, legs, and neck were bitten. The bug spray or after bite lotions did not work.... More 

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Old Bridge, New Jersey
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

A great place for people of all ages. Its numerous trails for hiking are ideal for the beginners and children as well as people seeking a more challenging trail. In summer it gets very crowded, specially the beach area. My favorite time is fall when the leaves are turning and it is not too cold to walk. Great place for... More 

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Old bridge
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I've been going here for a few years. My husband and I like to jog along the trails. Be cautious of the blue trail it ends abruptly and you have to turn around. It's still nice just know what to expect.

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Spotswood, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I started visiting this park as a child, than with my boyfriend who became my husband. After we had children we started bringing them here too! There are so many great interesting trails in this beautiful huge park! There is a large lake that is great for swimming and fishing! You can also camp in this awesome park! This park... More 

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NJ/NYC
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46 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This is a hidden NJ gem. It's a beautiful place. On off times it's beautiful, when it's crowded it's ugly. Don't go to the lake, to swim. Go to the lake to witness the beauty of nature, the sun rising, and the gorgeous world awaking. It is stunning.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

The rolling forest landscape changes from oak, pine, beech to marshland and lowland swamp. Lots of boardwalks, some stairs and a few small uphill climbs keep the hike interesting. There was good birding. Trail markings were great until the last half mile where a detour sign sent us a quarter of a mile out of the way--go LEFT at the... More 

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Matawan, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Good variety of hiking trails. Did not like that the facilities are not all available during off season. Did not like that hunting is allowed in the park when hikers/visitors are permitted simultaneously, even though warnings are posted.

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new york
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Very large. I enjoyed walking along the lake. But during my hike with my dog many cars would come and park...sit for 10 minutes, wait for another car to park next to them, do a little business, and leave. Never saw a park ranger.

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Matawan, NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A nice array of hiking trails and a good place to take your dog for an extended walk. Best outside of the summer when it is much less crowded.

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Old Bridge, New Jersey, United States
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I love to go overnight camping there, The people who are also camping are friendly. It s great pleace close to home, you can spend the whole day there, swimming, hicking abd just relaxing.

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Address: 300 Gordon Road, Matawan, NJ 07747
Phone Number: 732-566-2161
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Matawan

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