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Cheesequake State Park

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Address: 300 Gordon Road, Matawan, NJ 07747
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Where tide meets the fresh water

If you like marsh birds and animals, this is the place. You can imagine how NJ used to be before all people and houses moved in. Very well tendered little paths, pond and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 9, 2016
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Matawan, New Jersey
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Spotswood, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has the best hiking trails around. It is a meca for campers and hikers and all sorts of scouts.Many trails for the newbie as well as the experienced .There is lots of wildlife and deer please please leash your dog here .

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love coming here in the spring and fall. Beautiful scenery and great hiking trails! There are spots you can sit for lunch or have a picnic. This park is even nice just to take a drive through. There are stables nearby as well if you'd like to go for a ride.

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Old Bridge, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

Cheesequake State Park has many trails to explore, a nature center to visit, a campsite, salt marshes, and a lake. It is a beautiful, natural park, and makes for a very nice day of exploring.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

This place is worth visiting. We went on a cold and windy day just to get some fresh air. It was so much more than we expected. Looking forward to going back in the spring.

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Matawan, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

If you like marsh birds and animals, this is the place. You can imagine how NJ used to be before all people and houses moved in. Very well tendered little paths, pond and crabbing bridge.

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Thank ETC363
Aberdeen, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

I've spent many hours in this park. Was a daily excursion when my Golden Retriever was around. Hiking trails, mountain biking (although much of the biking trails, the white trails, were not rebuilt after Sandy). Deer were very abundant until the park was opened up to hunters. Wear bright colors such as orange during hunting season, and suggest a high... More 

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Manalapan, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

On Election Day we were off and wanted to go somewhere for a hike, and this was listed as a good hike by a hiking web site. We went on the green trail, a 3 mile varied walk which took 2 hours (lots of steps and ups and downs). It was beautiful. I used to go here when I was... More 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016

Just off Exit 120 on the Graden State Parkway. Easy parking right next to trailheads for 4 trails. The longest trail runs about 3 miles, the hsortest .75 of a mile. Good portions of the trails are on raised boardwalks, but not everywhere. Sneakers are sufficient. We went on a recent Sunday, and there were several other hikers near us... More 

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Old Bridge, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

Cheesequake has a little for everyone. It has a RV camping. Places to hike and walk. Many fields and trails you could walk. It has a nature center and lake where you could swim in the summer. It has playgrounds and picnic areas for party or get togethers for BBQ's. At times the rangers have scheduled walks for nature education.... More 

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Freehold, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Nice trails for early Fall weekend hiking.The trails were a bit more crowded than many parks in the area but we enjoyed our time there. Good parking, well marked trails - that's all I ask for. Will definitely return.

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