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Cattus Island County Park

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Intresting nature preserve, well organized for hiking.

Winter hiking in Cattus Island County park is interesting and pleasant in spite of low... read more

Reviewed February 10, 2019
New Jersey
A perfect piece of nature

Cattus Island is one of my favorite places to walk out to the beach. Good walk and nice, peaceful... read more

Reviewed January 16, 2019
Toms River, New Jersey, United States
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“nature center”(30 reviews)
“main trail”(9 reviews)
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1170 Cattus Island Blvd, Toms River, NJ 08753-3909
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Reviewed February 10, 2019

Winter hiking in Cattus Island County park is interesting and pleasant in spite of low temperatures. The views are stunning even in February especially in the Bay area. The trail system is easy to navigate and well marked. The maps are easily available both on...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank podrozniczka60
Reviewed January 16, 2019

Cattus Island is one of my favorite places to walk out to the beach. Good walk and nice, peaceful spot by the water. Nature center and other trails are great too. Playground area is small but nice for young kids. Nature center is kid oriented...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ErinC576
Reviewed January 15, 2019

Beautiful serene trails to explore and enjoy. The nature center is equipped with knowledgeable staff and interesting exhibits.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Joe_the_Duke
Reviewed December 12, 2018 via mobile

The minute I drive through the entrance, I forget I’m living in the over crowded town of Toms River. This place brings me such peacefulness. Whether I’m bringing my grandkids to explore or just needing to escape somewhere that makes me happy, Cattus Island is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Donna B
Reviewed November 7, 2018

Take a walk or bike ride and get outside. This hidden gem in Toms River NJ shouldn't be missed! Great trails and nature center.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SallyDrac
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Cattus Island County Park is fantastic. There are various trails to hike and a great museum exhibiting various flora and fauna of the local area. The workers are very knowledgeable about their subject matter. There is something for everyone.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank mayordelo
Reviewed October 3, 2018

Park is awesome. Great paths to walk, playgrounds, great center with animals, reptiles, and a bird feeder area that attracts different birds. Also along Bay so beautiful photos can be shot. Offer classes too, a lot geared towards kids.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank funkrissy0
Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

Lots of trails with many that lead to small sandy beaches. Lovely to walk/run in the winter. Summertime, be prepared for lots of flies and ticks!! Really avoided it during the tick season. Otherwise well maintained.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank valcutiepie
Reviewed September 10, 2018

Great Waterfront park with great trails, a butterfly garden and lots to see and do. There are also trail bikes that you can borrow, free of charge. We brought the dog and walked the trails. Everyone had a great time. I suggest that you bring...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Wayne O
Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

Nice hiking and bike trails, playground and picnic area. We visited on a holiday so the main building was closed but we still enjoyed the visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Inspire2957
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John Z
June 5, 2018|
Response from 913joanney | Reviewed this property |
Yes the environmental center. There are also some deck lined trails into the estuary area. Most main trails are hard packed dirt in the dry seasons.
Melissa B
April 9, 2018|
Response from 913joanney | Reviewed this property |
Yes it’s perfect for that...and free!
Roberto C
October 19, 2017|
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Response from erica d | Reviewed this property |
No all Free. Great place for class trips!