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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
Type: State Parks
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English first
new jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Park has several hiking trails of varying difficulties. Mountain bike trail, Camp sites, and picnic areas.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Once you are in the park, you have no idea that you are so close the the Garden State Parkway. In face, the Parkway runs right through the park. There are many nature trails to hike and explore. I love exploring this park during the fall and winter months. The lake provides fishing opportunities for the whole family. I just... More

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Iselin, New Jersey, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This park is a great place to send the day. So much to do. From swimming in the lake,to hiking the trails there's something for everyone. The nature center is fun stop for kids. With a touch table and fish and turtles,its a fun place learn about the nature in the area.

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Old bridge
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69 reviews 69 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I love to go here for a hike or a run. It is a great setting with nice scenery and good trails. They also have a nice lake for those hot summer days.

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Sayreville, New Jersey
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

this park is basically just a way for the local police too harass people that are out to have a nice day. their were 4 rent a cops on a stretch of road within the park that could not have been more then a mile in length. And they were busy. pulling over and harassing park attendees for anything they... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

I visited the lake area with my family. Everything was really clean, people were having a good time. The only thing that I hated was the bugs, they never leave you alone and they bite. I went on a Sunday and it's been two days of endless itching and scratching. Not recommended for kids because of the bugs.

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Elizabeth, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

This place is the worst park ever, is next to the parkway, lost of noise. Like to go to a peaceful peak.

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Matawan, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Nice shaded trails for walking and hiking. It is a little crowed in the summer months but off season it is free and nice and quiet.

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Nutley, New Jersey
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128 helpful votes 128 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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106 reviews 106 reviews
65 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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