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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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Old Bridge, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Thank T S
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10 reviews
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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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34 reviews
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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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356 reviews
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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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34 reviews
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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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parlin, new jersey
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Very nice trails and atmosphere. One problem was a warning on our last visit that bow hunters were in the area. We quickly collected our dog and exited. Would go back if this is corrected.

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Old Bridge, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

My kids and I love this place! We can choose which color trail to go on based on how antsy we are feeling!

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