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Area Towns

Highlighted below are a just some of the towns and regions in Ocean and Monmouth Counties at the Jersey Shore.

ASBURY PARK
Asbury Park, (732) 502-5749

www.CityofAsburyPark.com
Beach days. City nights. Asbury Park is summer. Soak up the sun on our pristine boardwalk and beach, or stroll through the downtown and take in a unique shopping experience. From art to fashion to furnishings, Asbury's streets hold everything you desire. When you're full of the sun and the shops, grab a bite at one of Asbury's specialty eateries and dive head first into the music scene. Alive with vibrant personalities and places, Asbury Park welcomes you. Come on in.

ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS
Atlantic Highlands Chamber Of Commerce
P.O. Box 141, Atlantic Highlands, (732) 872-8711
www.atlantichighlands.org
Atlantic Highlands is one of the towns that comprise the Bayshore Region of the Jersey Shore. Thought of as “the jewel of the Bayshore,” this upscale, historic village offers great shopping, antiquing, and dining, a five-plex cinema, and a full and half-day fishing fleet. Nestled among the hills along the Bayshore, Atlantic Highlands has more Victorian homes than any other town in New Jersey except Cape May. To learn more about the town's unique architecture, visit The Atlantic Highlands Historical Society located in the Strauss Mansion Museum, a late Victorian Queen Anne style “summer cottage.” Scenic Ocean Boulevard winds along the cliffs to Mt. Mitchill Scenic Overlook, the second highest point on the eastern seaboard, with spectacular views of the surrounding area and NYC skyline. Ten minutes away are the beautiful ocean beaches of Sandy Hook.

BAY HEAD
Bay Head Business Association

P.O. Box 135, Bay Head, (800) 422-9422

www.bayhead.org and www.bayheadnj.org
Aptly dubbed the "crown jewel" of the strand of beaches that constitutes Barnegat Beach Island, Bay Head is a dazzling historic haven by the sea, a town of timeless beauty with a friendly and elegant but down-home atmosphere for its 1,300 permanent residents and scores of visitors alike. The residents of Bay Head invite you to share in their places of worship, magnificent, unspoiled beaches, lovely Centennial Park, and numerous year-round social events. Stroll picturesque streets with well-kept homes and gardens and visit Twilight Lake, a waterfowl sanctuary. Enjoy the warmth and hospitality of comfortable hotels and fine bed and breakfast inns. Treat yourself to fun outdoor cafes and fine restaurants. Discover Jersey Shore artwork in the gift shops, find unique boutiques, antiques, food, and other specialties. Enjoy these many attractions and share with the pride as "Bay Headers" welcome you to a very special place, Bay Head! Summer 2014 Events: Thursdays, 7-3 – 9-25: Farmers' Market, 3:30 PM – 7:00 PM; Sundays, 6-1 – 8-31: St. Paul's United Methodist Church's “Worship on the Beach” services at Karge Street, 8:00 AM. All welcome; bring a chair or blanket; 7-14 – 7-18: Vacation Bible School, hosted by St. Paul's United Methodist Church and Central United Methodist Church, will be held held at Central UMC, 729 Arnold Ave., Point Pleasant Beach, 9:00 PM – 12:00 PM. All Pre-K – 6th grade children welcome. Theme: "Weird Animals - Where Jesus' Love is One-of-a-Kind”; 9-27: Bay Head Harvest Festival Craft Fair, Centennial Park, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

THE BAYSHORE REGION
Monmouth County Department Of Economic Development/Tourism
31 East Main Street, Freehold, (732) 431-7476 or (800) 523-2587
www.visitmonmouth.com/tourism
Northern Monmouth Chamber Of Commerce
1340 Highway 36, Suite 22, P.O. Box 5007, Hazlet, (732) 203-0340
www.northernmonmouth.org
Bayshore Development Office
945 Highway 36, Leonardo, (732) 291-4206
www.bayshorenj.com
The Bayshore Region is comprised of the following communities: Aberdeen, Atlantic Highlands, Hazlet, Highlands, Keansburg, Keyport, Matawan, Middletown Township (including Middletown, Belford, Leonardo, Navesink, and Port Monmouth), and Union Beach as well as Sandy Hook, part of the Gateway National Recreation Area. The Bayshore is situated on the Raritan Bay and the Atlantic Ocean and is in close proximity to New York City and other New Jersey attractions by ferry, train, or car. Along the Bayshore, you'll find great shopping, antiquing, dining, places to stay, and homes to buy or rent. You'll also find beaches for sunning and swimming or quiet exploring, and many of these true boating and fishing communities still retain the warmth and feel of the vanishing “old Jersey Shore.” Its wonderful historic sites, parks, trails, scenic overlooks, and two lighthouses are some of the best and most unique in New Jersey. Whether you're visiting the Bayshore for business or pleasure, there's plenty to do and see. From its northern bay shoreline, to its pristine environmental jewel, Sandy Hook, to its hills and rolling horse pastures, along the Bayshore you'll find a sampling of everything that life at the Jersey Shore has to offer.

FREEHOLD / MANALAPAN / MARLBORO REGION
Information coming soon!

HIGHLANDS
Information coming soon!

KEYPORT
Keyport Business Alliance
14 West Front Street, P.O. Box 636, Keyport, (732) 739-0690
www.keyportonline.com
Keyport is one of the towns that comprise the Bayshore Region of the Jersey Shore. Thought of as “the pearl of the Bayshore” and located at the foot of Keyport Harbor and Matawan Creek, Keyport is surrounded by Hazlet and Aberdeen Townships and the Borough of Union Beach. In Keyport you'll find great shopping, antiquing, dining, places to stay, and homes to buy or rent. Visit the website to see days of fun to be had in this unique Jersey Shore town. Keyport is accessible from Highways 35 and 36 and from GSP Exit 117; it is only forty miles from NYC by car, bus, or train and only twenty nautical miles by passenger ferry to downtown Manhattan.

LAVALLETTE
www.lavallette.org
www.lavallettebusiness.com
The Lavallette Heritage Committee invites you to attend outstanding events that are wonderful for the entire family. Please visit their websites for many other events. Summer 2014 Events: Tuesdays in July and August (till 8-19): Movies on the Bay, Gazebo, 8:30 PM; Wednesdays, 6-25, 7-9, 7-23, 8-13, 8-27: Sidewalk Sales; Sundays in July and August: Concerts at the gazebo, 7:00 PM; 7-11: Annual Sand Castle Contents, President Avenue at the ocean, 10:00 AM; 7-25: Municipal Alliance/Recreation Skim Boarding Competition, Reese Avenue at the ocean; 8-3: Breast Cancer Walk, 8:00 AM; 9-6: Lavallette Founders Day, Bayfront, Bay Boulevard, in front of the gazebo, 12:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

MANASQUAN
Manasquan Chamber Of Commerce

107 Main Street, Manasquan, (732) 223-8303
www.manasquanchamber.com
Manasquan Tourism Commission

201 East Main Street, P.O. Box 199, Manasquan, (732) 223-0544
Manasquan derives its name, Man-A-Squaw-Han (stream of the Island of Squaws), from the Lenni Lenape Indians who summered here for hundreds of years. The town was first settled as a part of Shrewsbury in the late 1600s. Because of its prime Jersey Shore location, it has been an ideal summer resort and year-round community for centuries. For sunbathers, swimmers, and surf fishers, Manasquan has one mile of clean, sandy beaches. There is also a thriving business community—a variety of stores, shops, services, restaurants, and hotel and rental accommodations are available. Summer 2014 Events: Every Thursday, 7-3 – 8-28: Farmers' Market, Miller Preston Way, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM; 7-19: Spring Arts & Crafts Festival, Squan Plaza, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM; 7-19 and 8-16: Summer Art Show, Main Street, 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM; 8-1 - 8-2: Summer Sidewalk Sale, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM; 9-13: Fall Arts & Crafts Festival, Squan Plaza, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM; 10-12: Wine Festival, Squan Plaza, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM; 10-20 - 11-3: Scarecrow Contest, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

MIDDLETOWN
Information coming soon!

OCEAN GROVE
Ocean Grove, (732) 775-0035

www.oceangrove.org
Ocean Grove is God's Square Mile on the Jersey Shore. For 144 years, the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association has been about the business of providing a place for spiritual birth, growth, and renewal in this beautiful seaside setting. It is an authentic Victorian seaside town that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, filled with all the charm and peace of a bygone era, and yet, ready to serve your family in the 21st century. The centerpiece of Ocean Grove is the historic Great Auditorium and summer tent community where some of the world's greatest preachers can be heard every Sunday. A pristine beach and commercial free boardwalk look much the same as they did in the 1800s. Worship, free boardwalk praise events and concerts, and recitals of the 100-year-old Hope-Jones pipe organ as well as popular entertainment, Christian concerts, and a classical music series are scheduled throughout the summer. Come and stay with us for a day or a lifetime!

POINT PLEASANT BEACH
Point Pleasant Beach Chamber Of Commerce, 517A Arnold Avenue, Point Pleasant Beach, (732) 899-2424 or 1-888-772-3862

Email:
info@pointpleasantbeachnj.com
www.pointchamber.com
The Jersey Shore's premier family vacation resort town! From our mile-long white sand beaches and landmark boardwalk to incredible shopping, dining, and special events, Point Pleasant Beach has it all! Visit our historic downtown shopping district, with numerous retail stores, antique shops, restaurants, and eateries. There is fabulous dining and entertainment all over town with dozens of choices, from fine to fun to waterfront and oceanfront dining. Our landmark boardwalk features arcades, rides, Jenkinson's Aquarium, miniature golf, dining, entertainment, and more! Free beach events all summer long including Jenkinson's Music Festival on Wednesdays and Fireworks every Thursday night. For the best in deep-sea fishing, our party and charter boat fleet offers a variety of choices for every angler, from novice to experienced. Just some of our upcoming events include: 5-4, 6-3, 7-1, 8-5, 9-2, 10-5: Classic Car Cruises (downtown); 9-20: Annual Festival Of The Sea (downtown); 10-18: ChowderFest (Inlet Drive). Contact us for a complimentary Point Pleasant Beach Guidebook or visit us online!

RED BANK
Red Bank RiverCenter

46 English Plaza, Suite 6 (Upstairs), Red Bank, (732) 741-9211 or (888) Hip-Town

www.redbankrivercenter.org
Eastern Monmouth Area Chamber Of Commerce
47 Reckless Place, Suite 1, Red Bank, (732) 741-0055

www.emacc.org
Red Bank is a combination of historic charm and progressiveness. Situated along the banks of the Navesink river, embraced by established neighborhoods and tree lined streets, the downtown shopping district is anchored by two waterside parks and features shopping variety and evening excitement. New Jersey Monthly Magazine tagged Red Bank the "hippest town in New Jersey" and more recently said, "this town is loaded with antique shops, restaurants, clothing stores, art galleries, and atmosphere." Right now Red Bank has recently improved on an already delightful shopping district by adding wider brick sidewalks, benches, historic lampposts, and new landscaping. Combined with Red Bank's "outrageous customer service," this will guarantee an exciting shopping day or a wonderful weekend escape! Easy access from GSP Exit 109. Train just fifty minutes from NYC. Sail or motor right into the Broad Street shopping area!

RED BANK ATTRACTIONS & ENTERTAINMENT:

RED BANK ANTIQUE DISTRICT
West Front Street and Bridge Avenue, Red Bank, (732) 842-4244 or (888) Hip-Town
www.redbankrivercenter.org

COUNT BASIE THEATRE
99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, (732) 842-9000

A 1,500-seat theater featuring a year-round performance schedule of symphonic and popular music, ballet, jazz, modern dance, and children's programs. For a list of upcoming events please call the theater.

THE GALLERIA
Corner of West Front Street and Bridge Avenue in the heart of the Antique District, Red Bank, (732) 530-7300

Collection of unique shops, restaurants, and a billiard club in a historic setting

HISTORIC DOWNTOWN RED BANK
RiverCenter: (732) 842-4244

Toll Free Info Line: (888) Hip-Town

Enjoy a variety of more than 300 shops, dining, and entertainment in an exciting yet relaxing downtown environment. Seasonal events are held throughout the year from weekly summer jazz concerts to holiday activities. Broad Street is the heart of downtown where you can experience a unique shopping day and/or a great restaurant for your dining pleasure.

MARINE PARK
Located in the heart of downtown Red Bank and overlooking the picturesque Navesink River

Marine Park is an attraction all year long. From hosting spring and summer jazz concerts and festivals to watching ice boating in the winter, Marine Park is a must see.

RED BANK ARMORY ICE COMPLEX
75 Chestnut Street, Red Bank, (732) 450-9001
www.redbankarmory.com
Hockey, league play, skating lessons, public skating, pro shop, and parties.

RIVERSIDE GARDENS PARK
Front Street
, Red Bank
This newly renovated park, which also overlooks the Navesink River, is perfect for an afternoon picnic or an evening stroll.

SEA LAND MARINE
261 West Front Street, Red Bank, (732) 741-5753

Spend the day fishing on the Navesink River.

SEASIDE HEIGHTS / PARK AMUSEMENT AREA
Seaside Heights Borough Hall, (732) 793-9100

Three-mile-long beachfront which has white sandy beaches and a mile-long boardwalk overflowing with games, rides,
waterpark, restaurants, and shops. Part of the boardwalk is being rebuilt but many additional attractions will be open soon!

SPRING LAKE
Spring Lake Chamber Of Commerce

304 Washington Avenue, Suite 104, Spring Lake, (732) 449-0577
www.springlake.org
The picturesque seaside town of Spring Lake offers its residents and vacationers an unhurried atmosphere of gracious living which has made it a unique resort at the Jersey Shore for more than 100 years. Two miles of uncluttered beach and the longest non-commercial boardwalk in New Jersey add to the one-of-a-kind atmosphere. Turn-of-the-century architecture borders the wide, tree-lined streets which surround a large lake. "Spring Lake" is named for the fountains of crystal clear water which emanates from a multitude of underground springs. Paths, shady nooks, and rock gardens extend through the weeping willow lined shores of the lake and provide a peaceful spot for a quiet evening walk. Shoppers also have a reason to enjoy Spring Lake. The town is noted for more than sixty fine shops and boutiques. A variety of gourmet restaurants are here to tempt your appetite. Everything from home-cooked meal in a quiet atmosphere to continental cuisine in elegant surroundings is available. Entertainment may include a band concert at the Gazebo, or an evening of theatre at the Community House. Of course, golf, tennis, fishing, bicycling, water skiing, boating, horseback riding, and even thoroughbred racing and trotters are available nearby. Lodging for your ideal family vacation (or just a quick getaway) is available from more than two dozen wonderful bed & breakfast inns and hotels.
Summer 2014 Events: 6-5: Historical Society House Tour; 6-14: Art in the Park (Divine Park) – sponsored by the Manasquan River Group of Artists; 6-25: Garden Tour, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM; 7-5: Summer Art Walk; 7-25 - 7-26 and 7-31 – 8-2: Shakespeare in the Park (Divine Park); 8-16 - 8-17: Summer Sidewalk Sales; 8-30: End of Summer Celebration & Sale/Art Walk; 10-11: Columbus Day Italian Festival.

TOMS RIVER
Toms River - Ocean County Chamber of Commerce

1200 Hooper Avenue, Toms River, (732) 349-0220

www.oc-chamber.com
Visit historic downtown Toms River for its unique stores, shops, antique stores, art galleries, and restaurants or stop by the many shops and accommodations along Route 37. Take a cruise on a paddlewheel boat or shop across town at a large ninety-six store indoor mall. Toms River, the county seat, boasts a vast library system, excellent medical facilities, various places of worship, and outstanding educational institutions. Money Magazine called Toms River the “3rd Best Place to Live in the Nation”; Readers' Digest called it the “23rd Best Place in the Country to Raise a Family”; and Fortune Magazine called it “One of the Five Best Places to Retire.” Just minutes from white sandy beaches and attractions at the Seaside boardwalk and only forty-five minutes to Six Flags.

Tourism Information

MONMOUTH COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT / TOURISM
1 East Main Street, Freehold, (800) 523-2587

www.visitmonmouth.com/tourism
The Battle of Monmouth on June 28, 1778 was the turning point of the Revolutionary War. We won the battle then, and we are still a winner––226 years later. Monmouth County, the Heart of Coastal New Jersey, offers pristine beaches, parks, cultural centers, historical sites, the arts, and antiques. Good roadways, excellent transportation, and accommodations galore! Please call, Jeanne DeYoung, Tourism Representative, for information on all that Monmouth County offers.

MONMOUTH COUNTY PARKS SYSTEM
805 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, (732) 842-4000

www.monmouthcountyparks.com
Over 14,500 acres of preserved open spaces are available for your fitness and relaxing pleasure. From hiking trails and campsites to golf courses and historic sites, there are opportunities for all. Visit us on-line or call for brochures and directions.

OCEAN COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PARKS & RECREATION
1198 Bandon Road
, Toms River, 1-877-OC PARKS
www.co.ocean.nj.us/OCParks
On 2,474 acres in sixteen parks, The Ocean County Dept. Of Parks & Recreation offers adults' and kids' programs, classes, sports events, trips, festivals, and more! All of the parks have at least a few picnic tables, and some parks are able to accommodate large groups. Three parks offer swimming facilities: Ocean County Park in Lakewood, A. Paul King County Park in Stafford Township, and Berkeley Island County Park in Berkeley Township. The first two have beautiful, freshwater lakes and sandy beaches. The third is on the Barnegat Bay, also with a sandy beach. All three beaches are staffed with lifeguards from 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM daily from mid-June until Labor Day (conditions permitting). All three locations also have playgrounds, restrooms, and picnic facilities. There is no charge to use any of the county facilities. Call for brochures and directions.

OCEAN COUNTY PUBLIC AFFAIRS/TOURISM DEPARTMENT
101 Hooper Avenue, P.O. Box 2191, Toms River, (732) 929-2138 or (800) ENJOY33 (recording to leave name/address for tourism guide)

www.oceancountytourism.com
Ocean County, NJ—someplace special in the heart of the Jersey Shore—offers forty miles of sugar sand oceanfront beaches and the sheltered water playland of Barnegat Bay. Stroll lively boardwalks in Point Pleasant Beach, Seaside Heights, and Seaside Park. Visit the state's longest offshore island, Long Beach Island for cultural and fun activities. For mainland fun, visit Six Flags Great Adventure Theme Park, Hurricane Harbor, and drive thru Wildlife Safari. Visit heritage museums, nature centers, or historic Tuckerton Seaport. Climb Barnegat Lighthouse or tour beautiful Island Beach State Park. Try our B&B's and campgrounds. Spend a day at the ballpark with the BlueClaws minor league baseball team. Festivals and outdoor concerts abound. Boat, fish, swim, attend live theater, hike, parasail, crab, watch a parade, clam, antique hunt, or relax on your favorite beach. It's all yours to enjoy!

Colleges / Universities

Ocean County

GEORGIAN COURT UNIVERSITY
Lakewood Avenue, Lakewood, (732) 364-2200
www.georgian.edu

OCEAN COUNTY COLLEGE
College Drive, Toms River, (732) 255-0400

Monmouth County

BROOKDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, (732) 842-1900

MONMOUTH UNIVERSITY
Cedar Avenue, West Long Branch, (732) 571-3456

NEW JERSEY COASTAL COMMUNIVERSITY
Monmouth Boulevard, Wall Township, (732) 280-7090

www.njcommuniversity.org

Hospitals / Healthcare

Ocean County

SAINT BARNABAS HEALTH CARE SYSTEM
COMMUNITY MEDICAL CENTER
99 Highway 37 West, Toms River (732) 240-8000

SAINT BARNABAS HEALTH CARE SYSTEM
KIMBALL MEDICAL CENTER
600 River Avenue, Lakewood, (732) 363-1900

MERIDIAN HEALTH
OCEAN MEDICAL CENTER

425 Jack Martin Boulevard, Brick, (732) 840-2200
www.meridianhealth.com

MERIDIAN HEALTH
SOUTHERN OCEAN MEDICAL CENTER

1140 Route 72 West, Manahawkin, (609) 597-6011

SOUTHERN OCEAN CENTER FOR HEALTH
730 Lacey Road, Forked River, (609) 693-9300

SOUTHERN OCEAN CENTER FOR HEALTH
279 Mathistown Road, Little Egg Harbor, (609) 812-1001

Monmouth County

BAYSHORE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL
727 North Beers Street, Holmdel, (732) 739-5900
www.bchs.com

CENTRASTATE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM
901 West Main Street, Freehold, (732) 431-2000

MERIDIAN HEALTH
JERSEY SHORE UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER

1945 Route 33, P.O. Box 397, Neptune, (732) 775-5500
www.meridianhealth.com

MERIDIAN HEALTH
RIVERVIEW MEDICAL CENTER

One Riverview Plaza, Red Bank, (732) 741-2700
www.meridianhealth.com

SAINT BARNABAS HEALTH CARE SYSTEM
MONMOUTH MEDICAL CENTER
300 Second Avenue, Long Branch, (732) 222-5200

Attractions & Activities

Amusement Parks, Rides, & Boardwalks

ASBURY PARK
Asbury Park, (732) 502-5749
www.CityofAsburyPark.com
One of NJ’s top ten beaches, unique shops and restaurants on the boardwalk plus Convention Hall and the Paramount Theatre.
The boardwalk is currently being rebuilt but many attractions are currently open and more will be open this summer!

CASINO PIER & BREAKWATER BEACH WATERPARK
800
Ocean Terrace, Seaside Heights, (732) 793-6488
www.casinopiernj.com
Seaside is waiting for you! When visiting, make sure you don't miss Casino Pier on the legendary boardwalk, featuring new and classic rides, delicious food, games of chance and skill and their huge arcade. Monday's and Wednesday's are Wristband Days! Across the street, Breakwater Beach Waterpark is loaded with good, clean family fun! Let the little ones splash away in the safe, soft toddler area while the bigger kids take on the thrilling Freedom Flume and Liberty Launch. Family Value Packs and Midnight Madness specials offer outstanding value!

JENKINSON'S BOARDWALK
Oce
an Avenue, Point Pleasant Beach, (732) 295-4334 or (732) 892-0600
www.jenkinsonsboardwalk.com
Jenkinson's Boardwalk in beautiful Point Pleasant Beach is white sandy beaches, games, rides, delicious food, even a world class Aquarium. It's everything you expect from a true iconic Jersey Shore Boardwalk! Whether you are visiting for the day or making it your summer getaway, family memories are guaranteed. Don't miss free weekly events like Fireworks and Movies on the beach. It's never an ordinary day at Jenkinson's Boardwalk!

KEANSBURG AMUSEMENT PARK & RUNAWAY RAPIDS WATER PARK
75 Beachway, Keansburg, (800) 805-4FUN; (732) 495-1402

www.keansburgamusementpark.com
State of the art water park. Dozens of unique rides and games of skill. 2,500 foot fishing pier and free beach admission.

POINT PLEASANT BEACH BOARDWALK
Point Pleasant Beach Chamber Of Commerce, (732) 899-2424
www.pointchamber.com
Mile-long white sand beach, boardwalk, aquarium, arcades, restaurants, stores, and rides. Beach admission fee in season. GSP Exit 98. The boardwalk is currently being rebuilt but many attractions are currently open and more will be open this summer!

SEASIDE HEIGHTS BOARDWALK
Seaside Heights Borough Hall, (732) 793-9100
Three-mile-long beachfront which has white sandy beaches and a mile-long boardwalk overflowing with games, rides,
waterpark, restaurants, and shops. Part of the boardwalk is being rebuilt but many additional attractions will be open soon!

SIX FLAGS GREAT ADVENTURE, SAFARI, AND HURRICANE HARBOR
Route 537 (one mile south of I-195), Jackson, NJ 08527
www.sixflags.com
Six Flags Great Adventure offers fun for the entire family including the world's tallest drop ride, Zumanjaro: Drop of Doom; 11 thrilling roller coasters including Kingda Ka, Nitro, and El Toro, three children's areas, interactive animal entertainment and shows, and a sensational concert line-up. On our new Safari Off Road Adventure encounter more than 1,200 exotic animals from six different continents on massive, open-air safari vehicles. Right next door, Six Flags Hurricane Harbor offers fun in the sun at the No. 1 waterpark in the Northeast, this season boasting Big Wave Racer, Tornado and King Cobra! For a list of special events, concerts, and operating schedule, please visit sixflags.com.

Antiquing

RED BANK ANTIQUE DISTRICT
West Front Street and Bridge Avenue, Red Bank, (732) 842-4244 or (888) Hip-Town
www.redbankrivercenter.org

POINT PLEASANT BEACH ANTIQUE DISTRICT CT
Arnold and Bay Avenues, Point Pleasant Beach, (732) 899-2424
www.pointpleasantonline.com

Aquarium

JENKINSON'S AQUARIUM
Oce
an Avenue, Point Pleasant Beach, (732) 892-0600
www.jenkinsonsboardwalk.com/aquarium
Located on the boardwalk in Point Pleasant Beach, the whole family will love our exotic exhibits such as Atlantic sharks, Pacific sharks, coral reefs, African penguins, Harbor seals, and more. Take the kids to the touch tank for a hands on experience with live animals ranging from a sea star to a sting ray. The Aquarium offers day camps, educational workshops, birthday parties, and rentals.

Artists’ Guilds

GUILD OF CREATIVE ART
620 Broad Street (Route 35 South), Shrewsbury, (732) 741-1441

www.guildofcreativeart.com
The Guild of Creative Art is the oldest and largest art community of its kind in New Jersey. It is a non-profit dedicated to advancing excellence in visual arts through art exhibits, special events, and art instruction for all ages and all levels. Studio classes include drawing, painting, and sculpture. Visit our website or call for the current schedule.

MANASQUAN RIVER GROUP OF ARTISTS
P.O. Box 614, Manasquan, NJ 08736

www.mrga38.org

OCEAN COUNTY ARTISTS' GUILD
Ocean and Chestnut Avenues, Island Heights, (732) 270-3111
www.ocartists.org
A non-profit organization working to promote the arts in Ocean County, this lovely Victorian Guild offers exhibition galleries displaying works by members and guest artists. Classes, workshops, and special programs are also available. Children's classes are a specialty. Come explore the newest addition—The Studio, the museum room, and gift shop as well. Open Tues. - Sun. 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

PINE SHORES ART ASSOCIATION
94 Stafford Avenue, Manahawkin

www.pineshoresartassociation.org

THE PLEIN AIR PAINTERS OF THE JERSEY COAST
www.pleinairjerseycoast.com

Auction & Flea Markets

BASICS FLEA MARKET
HOWELL FLEA MARKET & MINI-MALL
2301 Route 9, Howell, (732) 308-1105
A place to shop till your heart's content. Open Wed., Fri., and Sat. 10:00 to 9:00; Thurs. and Sun. 10:00 to 6:00.

COLLINGWOOD PARK AUCTION & FLEA MARKET
Routes 33 & 34 (just a half-mile west of the Collingwood Circle), Farmingdale, (732) 938-7941
A bargain hunter's paradise, rain or shine. Over 600 indoor and outdoor table. Fresh farm produce, bakery, delis, groceries, gifts, antiques, flowers, unusual finds, jewelry, slot car racing track. Open Fri., Sat., Sun. year-round.

ENGLISHTOWN AUCTION
90 Wilson Avenue, Englishtown, (732) 446-9644
www.englishtownauction.com
Over 700 vendors sell their wares in-clud-ing antiques and collectibles, automotive supplies, clothing, electronics, hardware, health and beauty supplies, home furnishings, gifts, jewelry, outerwear, pet supplies, plants for the home and garden, specialty food items, toys, jewelry repair, tailoring, vacuum repair, fast food delights, produce, and bakery items. Five indoor buildings and outdoor vendor area. Open Sat. or Sun. rain or shine.

NEW EGYPT FLEA MARKET VILLAGE AND AUCTION
933 Route 537, New Egypt, (609) 758-2082

ROUTE 70 FLEA MARKET
117 Highway 70, Lakewood, (732) 370-1837
www.rt70fleamarket.co
A true flea market with hundreds of outdoor tables and dozens of indoor stores. Find antiques, new and used clothing, shoes, electronics, car parts and accessories, audio equipment, produce, flowers, home improvement goods, and much more. Open Fri., Sat., Sun. year-round.

Auto Racing

NEW EGYPT SPEEDWAY
720 Route 539, New Egypt, (609) 758-1900
www.newegyptspeedway.net

OLD BRIDGE TOWNSHIP RACEWAY PARK
230 Pension Road, off Route 527, Englishtown, (732) 446-7800
www.etownraceway.com
Home of the National Hot Rod Associa-tion's Summer Nationals. Drag racing. Motorcross. Bicycle Motor-cross.

WALL STADIUM
1803 Route 34 South, Wall Township, (732) 681-6400
www.wallspeedway.com

Baseball

LAKEWOOD BLUECLAWS
First Energy Park, 2 Stadium Way, Lakewood, (732) 901-7000

www.blueclaws.com

Bicycle Rentals

Boat Rides & Sightseeing Cruises

JERSEY SHORE PIRATES
Riverfront Marina, Princeton Avenue (on the Metedeconck River), Brick, (732) 899-6100

www.jerseyshorepirates.com
Come sail with Jersey Shore Pirates as we bring the most unique form of family entertainment to the NJ Shore area. Bring your young pirates aboard the Sea Gypsy for a swashbuckling Pirate Adventure on the Metedeconk River. Your mini mates will have the opportunity to dress-up like pirates, get face painted with pirate “tattoos,” and learn some pirate lingo before setting sail on an hour and fifteen minute long action packed adventure. Once on board, the mates will participate in an interactive treasure hunt on the high seas. They will learn the rules of the Sea Gypsy pirate ship, read a treasure map, discover a secret message in a bottle, and work as a team to defeat the enemy pirate who has stolen the keys to their treasure. Prepare to man our famous water cannons to win back the keys from our nemesis Pirate Pete! Once we have won back the keys, we're off in search of the sunken treasure. X marks the spot for our crew's hard earned spoils. The mates will use all of their might to hoist the treasure from the seas below onto the Sea Gypsy. Their reward: each child takes with them a handful of loot and a lifetime of authentic pirate tales to tell. The adventure continues when we discover the secret stash of “Pete's Grog” and celebrate by dancing the Pirate Limbo as we safely return to port. While the adventure is the focus of our mates, SAFETY is the focus of our experienced captain and crew aboard our Coast Guard Certified Vessel. Jersey Shore Pirates is conveniently located in on Princeton Avenue in Brick NJ, next to the beautiful Windward Beach Park. This complete adventure lasts a total of an hour and forty-five minutes from face paint and dress up to our triumphant return to the dock. Call about birthday parties.

MANASQUAN RESERVOIR
311 Windeler Road, Howell Township, (732) 919-0996 or (732) 842-4000
www.monmouthcountyparks.com
Please refer to our listings under "Parks" and "Canoeing & Kayaking."
County operated public recreation area on 1,203 acre reservoir. Hike, picnic, or put in your own canoe, kayak, or electric powered boat and pay daily or seasonal ramp fee. Rent boats too! Or tour the reservoir on a thirty-six foot pontoon boat with a guide who will introduce you to the area's plants and wildlife. Forty minute weekend tours from Memorial Day to the end of September. $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for twelve and under. Be sure to visit the Environmental Center on 331 Georgia Tavern Road. Dedicated to providing experiences of learning and discovery of wetland ecology and wildlife and habitat protection, the Environmental Center is open daily 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM. Free!

RIVER LADY CRUISES
One Robbins Parkway, Toms River, (732) 349-8664

www.riverlady.com
Come aboard River Lady and enjoy cruising as she sails along the beautiful, calm inland waters of the Toms River and Barnegat Bay. We have a variety of magnificent cruises to choose from, from sightseeing to dancing! Call us today to make your reservation for one of our lunch or dinner cruises. We look forward to making your time on River Lady memorable.

Bug Museum

INSECTROPOLIS
1761 Route 9, Toms River, (732) 349-7090
www.insectropolis.com
Insectropolis is a fun and unique insect learning center that dazzles visitors of all ages. There is plenty to see and do here! Set within the architecture of a bug-themed city, our creative displays entertain guests as they learn about these fascinating creatures. View thousands of beautiful and bizarre exotic insects from all over the world. Play bug games on our touch-screen computers. Pretend you are a termite as you crawl through our mudtube. Watch ants forage for food and build tunnels in our live ant nest. Safely get up close to our observation hive and see our busy bees. Or spy on our many other live insects. Of course, your visit is not complete unless you touch a bug! Touch a live tarantula, scorpion, millipede, and a hissing cockroach before you leave. Whether you are a bug enthusiast or just a curious visitor, Insectropolis has over a dozen exhibit areas that are sure to educate and entertain. Call about birthday parties.

Casinos

ATLANTIC CITY
Garden State Parkway Exit 38
Whether you want to spend a day at one of the eleven casinos or an evening watching some of the biggest names in show business, Atlantic City is perfect for a day or evening excursion.
Bally's Hotel and Casino
Park Place & Boardwalk, (609) 344-3483
www.ballysac.com
Borgata
Renaissance Pointe, (609) 317-1000
www.theborgata.com
Caesars Hotel and Casino
Arkansas Avenue & Boardwalk, (609) 348-4411
www.caesarsac.com
Harrah's Resort Casino and Hotel
777 Harrah's Boulevard at Brigantine Bay, (609) 441-5000
www.harrahsresort.com
Resorts Casino Hotel
North Carolina Avenue & Boardwalk, (609) 343-3119
www.resortsac.com_
Tropicana Casino And Resort
Iowa Avenue & Boardwalk, (609) 340-4000
www.tropicana.net
Trump Marina Casino Hotel
Huron Avenue & Brigantine Boulevard, (609) 441-2000
www.trumpmarina.com
Trump Taj Mahal
1000 Boardwalk, (609) 449-1000
www.trumptaj.com

Golf Club

EAGLE RIDGE GOLF CLUB
2 Augusta Boulevard, Lakewood, (732) 901-4900
www.EagleRidgeGolf.com
Eagle Ridge Golf Club is the only semi-private, twenty-seven hole golf course in Ocean and Monmouth counties. While offering many membership options, Eagle Ridge Golf Club is also open for public golf all year long. With generous fairways and bent grass hills, a natural Pinelands look is maintained throughout the course. A beautifully appointed 25,000 square foot clubhouse offers a well stocked professional golf shop, a superb, full service restaurant and bar, The View Restaurant, and the elegant Grande View Ballroom, ideal for weddings and the most special of occasions. Eagle Ridge Golf Club is just fifteen minutes from the Jersey Shore, and a straight shot down the Parkway, Route 9, or Route 70!

Historic Villages

THE HISTORIC VILLAGE AT ALLAIRE
Allaire State Park, Route 524, Wall, (732) 919-3500
www.allairevillage.org
The Historic Village at Allaire is a non-profit, educational institution and outdoor history museum. Through collections, exhibits, and daily programs, the village presents events in the everyday lives of the inhabitants of Howell Works, an industrial community established between 1822 and 1850 when bog ore was smelted. The purpose is to create an understanding of the lives and times of the men, women, and children who lived and worked at the Howell Works. Grounds open year round. Buildings open Memorial Day through Labor Day: Wed. - Sun. 12:00 noon - 4:00 PM; Weekends in May, Sept., Oct., Nov. 12:00 noon - 4:00 PM.

ROVA FARMS
Route 571, Jackson, (732) 928-0928
Tour this unusual Russian resort com-munity. Visit pavilions, St. Vladimir's Russian Orthodox Church. Enjoy recre-ational activities and dine at the local restaurant. Tours by appointment.

TUCKERTON SEAPORT
120 East Main Street, Tuckerton, (609) 296-8868
www.TuckertonSeaport.org
Tuckerton Seaport, a working maritime village, is located along the Tuckerton Creek. This one-of-a-kind attraction, in the heart of historic Tuckerton, brings the Jersey Shore's maritime traditions of the past and present to life through people, exhibits, and hands-on activities. Discover the Jersey Shore's unique maritime heritage and the interaction between culture and nature on the Barnegat Bay. Experience the rich traditions of the Jersey Shore and its Baymen through the Seaport's recreated and historic buildings, demonstrations, interpretive exhibits, events, festivals, live aquatic displays, and more. Decoy carvers, boat builders, basket makers, and baymen entertain, educate, and delight visitors of all ages. Stroll the 3/4 mile boardwalk and experience life on the Tuckerton “Crik.” Identify birds and plants on our 1/4 mile nature trail. Tour our site and view garveys, sneakboxes, cruising yachts, and party boats displayed on land and water. Open daily from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Horse Racing

FREEHOLD RACEWAY
Routes 9 and 33, Freehold, (732) 462-3800
www.freeholdraceway.com
Harness racing, trotters, pacers, and daytime racing.

MONMOUTH PARK RACETRACK
175 Oceanport Avenue, Oceanport, (732) 222-5100
www.monmouthpark.com
Simulcast racing, Thoroughbred racing.

Ice Skating

HOWELL ICE WORLD
269 Lakewood Farmingdale Road (Route 524/547), Howell, (732) 378-6600
www.howelliceworld.com
Hockey, league play, skating lessons, public skating, and restaurant.

JERSEY SHORE ARENA
1215 Wycoff Road, Wall, (732) 919-7070
Hockey programs, figure skating, public skating, parties, laser tag, restaurant, and game room.

OCEAN ICE PALACE
197 Chambers Bridge Road, Brick, (732) 477-4411
www.oceanhockey.com
Hockey, league play, skating lessons, public skating, pro shop, and restaurant.

RED BANK ARMORY ICE COMPLEX
75 Chestnut Street, Red Bank, (732) 450-9001
www.redbankarmory.com
Hockey, league play, skating lessons, public skating, pro shop, and parties.

WINDING RIVER SKATING CENTER
1211 Whiteville Road, Toms River, (732) 244-0720
www.tomsrivertownship.com

Kayaking & Canoeing

Northern Ocean & Monmouth Counties:

JERSEY PADDLER SCHOOL - LESSONS & TOURS
1756 Rt. 88 West at Rt. 70, Brick, 888-22-KAYAK or (732) 458-5777
www.jerseypaddler.com
Learn how to kayak, brush up on your paddling skills, or tour the Shore's waterways! The Jersey Paddler is pleased to provide kayak and stand-up paddleboard instructions and kayak tours with an emphasis on safety and fun in bays and rivers around New Jersey. Our instructors are certified by the American Canoe Association and we keep our classes and tours small for personal attention. We offer classes, tours, eco-tours, family paddling sessions and guided kayak fishing excursions. Contact us for more information or visit our website for our program listings.

MANASQUAN RESERVOIR
311 Windeler Road, Howell Township, (732) 919-0996 or (732) 842-4000
www.monmouthcountyparks.com
Please refer to our listings under "Parks" and "Boat Rides/Cruises."
County operated public recreation area on 1,203 acre reservoir. Hike, picnic, or put in your own canoe, kayak, or electric powered boat and pay daily or seasonal ramp fee. Rent boats too! Or tour the reservoir on a thirty-six foot pontoon boat with a guide who will introduce you to the area's plants and wildlife. Forty minute weekend tours from Memorial Day to the end of September. $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for twelve and under. Be sure to visit the Environmental Center on 331 Georgia Tavern Road. Dedicated to providing experiences of learning and discovery of wetland ecology and wildlife and habitat protection, the Environmental Center is open daily 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM. Free!

Long Beach Island & Southern Ocean County:

CEDAR CREEK CAMPGROUND CANOE & KAYAK RENTALS
1052 Route 9, Bayville, (732) 269-1413
www.cedarcreeknj.com

HOLGATE H20 SPORTS
83 Tebco Terrace in the Holgate Marina, Holgate, (609) 492-1342
www.holgateh20sports.com
We are three miles south of Fantasy Island Amusement Park on LBI. We rent all new Yamaha Waverunners, Bentley ten-passenger pontoon boats, small skiff fishing or crabbing boats, single and double kayaks, and SUPs (stand up paddle boards). There is no boat license required to rent our boats or waverunners. We have a beautiful wildlife reserve just south of us to enjoy on your kayak ride. We are open every day from 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM weather permitting.

ROUTE 72 WAVERUNNER, SUP, & KAYAK RENTALS
2390 E. Bay Avenue (located next to the beautiful Bonnett Island Estate, just past The Dutchman's Restaurant), Stafford Township, (609) 361-7147

www.Route72Waverunner.com
Hello and welcome to LBI! Looking for some fun on the water? Well, you found it! Route 72 Waverunner Rentals offers the largest riding area in LBI. All the waverunners are brand new and are great for the whole family. Each machine can hold up to three people or 500 pounds. Route 72 Waverunner has been operating in LBI since 1996 giving the best customer service and the best overall riding experience. Anyone 16 and up may operate with proper photo I.D. Route 72 also offers kayak and SUP (stand up paddle board) rentals. We have an amazing area to kayak and SUP, which circles Bonnett Island and is great for wildlife sightings. We offer single and double kayaks. Lots of fun for the whole family! Open Memorial Day through September. Hours of operation: 9:00 AM to 7:00ish.

Lighthouses

BARNEGAT LIGHTHOUSE
Broadway and the Bay, Barnegat Light, (609) 494-2016

More commonly known as "Old Barney," the lighthouse is the New Jersey Shore's most familiar landmark. The 172-foot tower, marking the entrance to Barnegat Inlet, was built in 1858. The park, a one time hideout of Captain Kidd and his pirates, offers facilities for fishing, swimming, and picnicking.

ROMER SHOAL LIGHTHOUSE
Off Sandy Hook

The shoal and lighthouse are named for the William J. Romer, a vessel which sank here in 1863. Both are located in the approach to the Verrazano Narrows of New York Harbor on the east side of what is known as Ambrose Channel. It is visible from Sandy Hook and the eastern Bayshore region. The maroon and white harbor beacon dates back to 1898. Maintained by the Coast Guard. Closed to the public.

SANDY HOOK LIGHTHOUSE
Off Route 36, Sandy Hook, (732) 872-5970

www.nps.gov/gate
Located near the tip of this seven-mile barrier peninsula is the historic Sandy Hook Lighthouse. Lighted for the first time on June 11, 1764, the octagonal tower was the fifth lighthouse in the colonies and remains the oldest operating lighthouse in the U.S. today. The Lighthouse was occupied by British soldiers during the American Revolution and was bombarded by cannons served by Patriot troops. It was also the sanctuary to local refugees who were sympathizers of the King. The grounds around the Lighthouse are open daily, and a video program can also be viewed. The Lighthouse itself is open daily for tours and climbs that are guided by National Park Service Rangers and Volunteers-in-the-Park from 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM.

SEA GIRT LIGHTHOUSE
9 Ocean Avenue, Sea Girt, (732) 974-0514

In March 1889, Congress approved funds for the establishment of a lighthouse to bridge the forty-mile gap between the Twin Lights Of Navesink and Barnegat Light. In July 1895, a site was chosen: Sea Girt at Wreck Pond, overlooking the Atlantic. One year later, on December 10, 1896, its beacon was illuminated. It would become the last live-in lighthouse to be built on the Atlantic Coast. Five station keepers manned the light from 1896 to 1940. A protector of those at sea, its original Fresnel lens focused the light from a kerosene lamp that could be seen for fifteen miles. During World War II, the Coast Guard patrolled the beaches and used the lighthouse to monitor the U-boat menace off the coast. Today, organizations use this preserved historic site as a meeting place, and schools visit for class trips. Inside are period furnishings, paintings, historic maps, local photographs, and lighthouse memorabilia. Open Sundays 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM.

TWIN LIGHTS OF NAVESINK
Off Route 36, Highlands, (732) 872-1814

Twin Lights Of Navesink is a brownstone double lighthouse. This two-beacon light marked the western entrance to New York Harbor. The south tower became the first electrically operated lighthouse in the United States. The present towers, rising 250 feet above the Sandy Hook Bay, were constructed in 1862. Though decommissioned in 1952, local organizations had a 500-watt blinker light installed in 1962 as a reminder of the Light's heritage. Marconi conducted the first ship-to-shore broadcast here. The museum's exhibit centers around the history of the Twin Lights, marine history, and the U.S. Life-Saving Service.

Paint Your Own Pottery

Party / Charter Boats

DAUNTLESS
Broadway Basin, 47 Broadway, Point Pleasant Beach, (732) 892-4298
www.DauntlessFishing.com

MISS BARNEGAT LIGHT
18th Street Dock, Barnegat Light, (609) 494-2094

www.missbarnegatlight.com

QUEEN MARY
Docked at Spike's Fishery, 415 Broadway, Point Pleasant Beach, (732) 899-3766

www.NJQueenMary.com

Petting Farms & Zoos

ATLANTIC FARMS
1506 Atlantic Avenue, Wall Township, (732) 528-8680
Operating farm market, petting farm, and hayrides.

POPCORN PARK ZOO
Humane Way at Lacey Road, (Bamber Lake), Forked River, (609) 693-1900
www.popcornpark.org
Located in the heart of the Pine Barrens and originally established in 1977 as a refuge for wildlife which could no longer survive on their own in the wilderness, Popcorn Park Zoo now has over two hundred domestic and exotic animals living in large surroundings. Each animal has its own story. Perfect for children and adults alike.

Pistol Range

SHORE SHOT PISTOL RANGE
730 Airport Road, (off Route 70 in the Lakewood Industrial Park), Lakewood, (732) 905-6888
www.shoreshotpistolrange.com
Shore Shot offers ten indoor firing positions for pistol and small bore shooting as well as lessons with our top, NRA-certified instructors. Gun rentals are available for range use; no permit or license required. There is no age limit for firing on the range. Our retail shop has a complete line of new and used firearms as well as accessories for all of your shooting needs. Hourly rates and special membership plans are available. Gift certificates available. Come on down and have a blast with us! Open Mon. 12:00 noon - 6:00 PM; Tues. - Sat. 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM; Sun. 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

Planetarium

THE NOVINS PLANETARIUM
Ocean County College, Route 549 S. (Hooper Avenue), Toms River, (732) 255-0342
www.ocean.edu/planetarium.htm
The theater's upgraded technology brings viewers the universe as never before. Observing sessions and other events are held in conjunction with the local astronomy club, ASTRA. Visit the website for shows, times, and more information.

Sailboat Rides

SEASIDE SAILING
Nelson's Marine Basin, 12 Lake Drive, Island Heights
, (732) 830-9285
www.SeasideSailing.com
Experience the thrill of sailing with a Coast Guard Licensed Captain on the protected inland waters of the Barnegat Bay in Toms River, NJ. Enjoy the sights while basking in the summer sunshine or lend a hand and learn to sail while you take the wheel. On the evening cruise, you will see beautiful sunsets and moonrises. The 44 foot sailboat can safely and comfortably accommodate up to six passengers plus crew. Feel free to bring along your own beer, wine, and favorite food. Complementary snacks and soft drinks are provided. Gift certificates are available.

Water Parks

CASINO PIER & BREAKWATER BEACH WATERPARK
800
Ocean Terrace, Seaside Heights, (732) 793-6488
www.casinopiernj.com
Seaside is waiting for you! When visiting, make sure you don't miss Casino Pier on the legendary boardwalk, featuring new and classic rides, delicious food, games of chance and skill and their huge arcade. Monday's and Wednesday's are Wristband Days! Across the street, Breakwater Beach Waterpark is loaded with good, clean family fun! Let the little ones splash away in the safe, soft toddler area while the bigger kids take on the thrilling Freedom Flume and Liberty Launch. Family Value Packs and Midnight Madness specials offer outstanding value!

HURRICANE HARBOR AT SIX FLAGS GREAT ADVENTURE
Route 537 (one mile south of I-195), Jackson, NJ 08527
www.sixflags.com
Six Flags Great Adventure offers fun for the entire family including the world's tallest drop ride, Zumanjaro: Drop of Doom; 11 thrilling roller coasters including Kingda Ka, Nitro, and El Toro, three children's areas, interactive animal entertainment and shows, and a sensational concert line-up. On our new Safari Off Road Adventure encounter more than 1,200 exotic animals from six different continents on massive, open-air safari vehicles. Right next door, Six Flags Hurricane Harbor offers fun in the sun at the No. 1 waterpark in the Northeast, this season boasting Big Wave Racer, Tornado and King Cobra! For a list of special events, concerts, and operating schedule, please visit sixflags.com.

Water Sports

Northern Ocean & Monmouth Counties:

JERSEY PADDLER SCHOOL - LESSONS & TOURS
1756 Rt. 88 West at Rt. 70, Brick, 888-22-KAYAK or (732) 458-5777
www.jerseypaddler.com
Learn how to kayak, brush up on your paddling skills, or tour the Shore's waterways! The Jersey Paddler is pleased to provide kayak and stand-up paddleboard instructions and kayak tours with an emphasis on safety and fun in bays and rivers around New Jersey. Our instructors are certified by the American Canoe Association and we keep our classes and tours small for personal attention. We offer classes, tours, eco-tours, family paddling sessions and guided kayak fishing excursions. Contact us for more information or visit our website for our program listings.

Long Beach Island & Southern Ocean County:

HOLGATE H20 SPORTS
83 Tebco Terrace in the Holgate Marina, Holgate, (609) 492-1342
www.holgateh20sports.com
We are three miles south of Fantasy Island Amusement Park on LBI. We rent all new Yamaha Waverunners, Bentley ten-passenger pontoon boats, small skiff fishing or crabbing boats, single and double kayaks, and SUPs (stand up paddle boards). There is no boat license required to rent our boats or waverunners. We have a beautiful wildlife reserve just south of us to enjoy on your kayak ride. We are open every day from 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM weather permitting.

ROUTE 72 WAVERUNNER, SUP, & KAYAK RENTALS
2390 E. Bay Avenue (located next to the beautiful Bonnett Island Estate, just past The Dutchman's Restaurant), Stafford Township, (609) 361-7147

www.Route72Waverunner.com
Hello and welcome to LBI! Looking for some fun on the water? Well, you found it! Route 72 Waverunner Rentals offers the largest riding area in LBI. All the waverunners are brand new and are great for the whole family. Each machine can hold up to three people or 500 pounds. Route 72 Waverunner has been operating in LBI since 1996 giving the best customer service and the best overall riding experience. Anyone 16 and up may operate with proper photo I.D. Route 72 also offers kayak and SUP (stand up paddle board) rentals. We have an amazing area to kayak and SUP, which circles Bonnett Island and is great for wildlife sightings. We offer single and double kayaks. Lots of fun for the whole family! Open Memorial Day through September. Hours of operation: 9:00 AM to 7:00ish.

Wineries

CREAM RIDGE WINERY
145 Route 539, Cream Ridge, (609) 259-9797

www.creamridgewinery.com

FOUR JG'S VINEYARDS
127 Hillsdale Road, Colts Neck, (908) 930-8066

www.4jgswinery.com

LAURITA WINERY
35 Archertown Road, New Egypt, 1-800-Laurita or (609) 758-8000

www.lauritawinery.com

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Parks, Recreation Areas, Trails, & Scenic Overlooks

(Highlighted below are just some of the Parks and Recreation Areas in Ocean and Monmouth counties at the Jersey Shore. For a complete listing, please refer to "Parks/Recreation."

OCEAN COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PARKS & RECREATION
1198 Bandon Road
, Toms River, 1-877-OC PARKS
www.co.ocean.nj.us/OCParks
On 2,474 acres in sixteen parks, The Ocean County Dept. Of Parks & Recreation offers adults' and kids' programs, classes, sports events, trips, festivals, and more! All of the parks have at least a few picnic tables, and some parks are able to accommodate large groups. Three parks offer swimming facilities: Ocean County Park in Lakewood, A. Paul King County Park in Stafford Township, and Berkeley Island County Park in Berkeley Township. The first two have beautiful, freshwater lakes and sandy beaches. The third is on the Barnegat Bay, also with a sandy beach. All three beaches are staffed with lifeguards from 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM daily from mid-June until Labor Day (conditions permitting). All three locations also have playgrounds, restrooms, and picnic facilities. There is no charge to use any of the county facilities. Call for brochures and directions.
MONMOUTH COUNTY PARKS SYSTEM
805 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, (732) 842-4000

www.monmouthcountyparks.com
Over 14,500 acres of preserved open spaces are available for your fitness and relaxing pleasure. From hiking trails and campsites to golf courses and historic sites, there are opportunities for all. Visit us on-line or call for brochures and directions.

A. PAUL KING COUNTY PARK
Junction of Routes 9 and 72, Stafford Township, (609) 296-5606

www.co.ocean.nj.us/OCParks
Situated on lovely Manahawkin Lake, this 48-acre park lies nestled in the heart of Stafford Township. It offers a variety of recreation possibilities, including beach volleyball, a brightly colored children's playground, a large picnic area shaded by a stand of pines, and a protected sandy swimming beach open from mid-June through Labor Day in September. Basketball court, horseshoes, fishing, handicap accessible, restrooms.

ALLAIRE STATE PARK
THE
HISTORIC VILLAGE AT ALLAIRE
Route 524, Wall, (732) 938-2371

www.allairevillage.org
Please refer to our listing under Attractions.
This park boasts a restored early-nineteenth-century bog iron mining community. You'll find picnicking, playgrounds, campsites, riding trails, a nature center, and the Pine Creek Railroad steam trains. See also “The Historic Village At Allaire” under “Historic Sites & Museums.”

BARNEGAT BRANCH RAIL TRAIL BIKEWAY
Burr Street, Barnegat, 1-877-OC PARKS

www.co.ocean.nj.us/OCParks

BARNEGAT LIGHTHOUSE STATE PARK
Route 72, Long Beach Island, (732) 494-2016

www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests
A one time hideout of Captain Kidd and his pirates, this panoramic beach now offers fishing, swimming, and picnicking. Historic "Old Barney" lighthouse is here, too.

BAYSHOLM TRACT
Freehold Township

www.monmouthcountyparks.com

BAYSHORE WATERFRONT PARK
119 Port Monmouth Road, Middletown, (732) 842-4000
www.monmouthcountyparks.com/parks/bayshore.asp
Views of Raritan Bay and the NYC skyline; boardwalk, beach access, and 145 acres including a fishing pier.

BEAVER DAM CREEK COUNTY PARK
Bridge Avenue, Point Pleasant, 1-877-OC PARKS

www.co.ocean.nj.us/OCParks
This expertly groomed 40 acre park has something for everyone! Take a leisurely stroll along Beaver Dam Creek's boardwalk through tidal wetlands, seemingly miles from civilization. Enjoy a picnic under the pavilion while the kids cavort on one of two playgrounds. Or, engage in your favorite sport on six acres of playing fields. Two superb tennis courts and a basketball court are also available for use.

BERKELEY ISLAND COUNTY PARK
Brennan Concourse, Berkeley Township, (732) 506-9090

www.co.ocean.nj.us/OCParks
Situated on a scenic peninsula jutting out into the calm waters of Barnegat Bay, Berkeley Island County Park provides one of the best views of the bay in Ocean County. Its 25 acres feature a family-oriented sandy beach with protected bay bathing. The 100' crabbing/fishing pier is one of the County's most popular. Bring a picnic lunch and spend the day sunning, swimming, or crabbing. Picnic area, grills, playground.

BIG BROOK PARK
Marlboro

www.monmouthcountyparks.com

CATTUS ISLAND COUNTY PARK AND COOPER ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER
1170 Cattus Island Boulevard (off Fischer Blvd.), Toms River, (732) 270-6960

www.co.ocean.nj.us/OCParks
The unspoiled beauty of nature is the main attraction at Cattus Island County Park. For nature lovers, this 497 acre park offers panoramic bay views, hiking trails, a boardwalk through the wetlands, a conservation area, bird watching, crabbing and fishing, picnic areas, a playground, and cross-country skiing in the winter. This environmentally sensitive park boasts miles of trails, many offering lovely vistas of the adjacent Silver Bay. Cattus Island is home to the Cooper Environmental Center, where visitors of all ages can enjoy the many displays and collections of snakes and reptiles, as well as numerous programs and presentations.

CHEESEQUAKE STATE PARK
300 Gordon Road (GSP Exit 120, off of Morristown Road), Matawan, (732) 566-2161
www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/cheesequake.html
Cheesequake State Park's uniqueness lies in its geographical location. Not only is it situated in the middle of urban north and suburban south New Jersey, it lies in a transitional zone between two different ecosystems. Open fields, saltwater and freshwater marshes, a white cedar swamp, Pine
Barrens, and a northeastern hardwood forest are the main characteristics of the park.

CLAYTON PARK
Upper Freehold

www.monmouthcountyparks.com

CLOVERDALE FARM COUNTY PARK
Cloverdale Road, Barnegat, 1-877-OC PARKS or (732) 506-9090

www.co.ocean.nj.us/OCParks
Get acquainted with this tucked away, 80-acre jewel. Join a park naturalist for a one-hour nature and photography walk. Each week offers a different theme designed to educate participants on the interesting history and natural diversity of the park. Registration is required.

CROSSWICKS CREEK GREENWAY
Upper Freehold

www.monmouthcountyparks.com

DEBOIS CREEK RECREATION AREA
Freehold Township

www.monmouthcountyparks.com

DEEP CUT GARDENS
152 Red Hill Road, Middletown, (732) 671-6050 or (732) 842-4000
www.monmouthcountyparks.com
Deep Cut Gardens is dedicated to the home gardener. The fifty-four acres of gardens and greenhouses are planned as a living catalog of cultivated and native plant materials to be observed through the seasons. Whether identifying the specimens in the gardens, questioning the horticultural staff, or perusing the books and magazines in the horticultural reference library, you will discover ways to improve your home garden. While there, visit the Home Compost Demonstration Area. Views of the surrounding countryside; shade, seating, and picnic tables.

DEEP RUN RECREATION AREA
Marlboro

www.monmouthcountyparks.com

DOTBROOK RECREATION AREA
Colts Neck

www.monmouthcountyparks.com

DOUBLE TROUBLE STATE PARK
Double Trouble Road West, Berkeley, (732) 341-6662

www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests
You won't have any trouble enjoying this 4,000 acre park with restored village, sawmill, and cranberry bogs.

DURAND TRACT
Freehold Township

www.monmouthcountyparks.com

EAST FREEHOLD SHOWGROUNDS
Freehold

www.monmouthcountyparks.com

E.B. LEONE CONSERVATION AREA
Hooper Avenue and South Shore Drive, Toms River, 1-877-OC PARKS

www.co.ocean.nj.us/OCParks

EDWIN B. FORSYTHE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
Barnegat Division: Great Creek Road, Barnegat

Headquarters: Brigantine Division, Route 9, Oceanville, (609) 652-1665
forsythe.fws.gov
Established to protect tidal wetlands and shallow bay habitats for migratory water birds, the refuge's location is one of the Atlantic Flyway's most active flight paths. Its value for the protection of water birds and their habitat continues to increase as people develop the New Jersey shore for our own use. Wildlife drive and trails are open seven days a week from sunrise to sunset. Headquarters is open weekdays, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

ENO’S POND COUNTY PARK
East Lacey Road, Lacey Township
www.co.ocean.nj.us/OCParks
Eno's Pond County Park, the newest addition to Ocean County’s parks, opened in the Autumn of 1998. Its 28 acres and surrounding area have a long and colorful history dating to the Colonial period. The observation decks overlook Eno's Pond (which was once used as a source of ice for a hotel on the site) and are a good vantage point for viewing some of the pond's residents and visitors. Eno's Pond County Park is adjacent to part of the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge Lacey Extension, and both entities are working to develop a trail system between the two properties. Conservation area, handicap accessible, open playing fields, nature trails, picnic area/grills, playground, restrooms, volleyball.

FISHERMEN'S COVE CONSERVATION AREA
Manasquan

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FLORENCE T. ALLEN CONSERVATION AREA
110 Chelsea Avenue, Berkeley Township, 1-877-OC PARKS

www.co.ocean.nj.us/OCParks

FREEDOM FIELDS COUNTY PARK
874 County Route 539, Little Egg Harbor Township, 1-877-OC PARKS or (732) 506-9090

www.co.ocean.nj.us/OCParks
Active recreation is the theme at this new park. Soccer, softball, and baseball fields have been developed to meet the needs of the expanding population of Southern Ocean County. Picnic areas, hiking trails, rest rooms.

GULL ISLAND COUNTY PARK & CONSERVATION AREA
Broadway, Point Pleasant Beach, 1-877-OC PARKS or (732) 506-9090

www.co.ocean.nj.us/OCParks
All but a small parcel of land of this 48 acre tract is an island conservation area in the Manasquan River, and it's a great place for a picnic lunch or fishing the rich waters of the area.

HARTSHORNE WOODS PARK
300 Navesink Road, Middletown and 1402 Portland Road, Highlands, (732) 842-4000
www.monmouthcountyparks.com
You'll feel many miles away from civilization as you travel the trails of this park. Features include group cabin camping (by reservation), cross country ski trails, fishing in the Navesink River, and trails for walking, hiking, biking, and horseback riding. Trails include three miles of paved paths closed to vehicular traffic in the Rocky Point Section. Adventure, exercise, and relaxation await you on the nineteen-mile trail system of this 787-acre park. It's the perfect place to escape the sounds of suburbia.

HENRY HUDSON TRAIL
Aberdeen/Keyport border to Atlantic Highlands, and Matawan to Freehold, (732) 842-4000
www.monmouthcountyparks.com
This paved, ten-foot wide, 22-mile long trail is a former railroad right-of-way. It is relatively flat, traveling through both man-made and natural environments. Much of the trail is tree-lined, though some parts have views of surrounding wetlands, streams, and fields. The northern trail section runs ten miles (just north of and parallel to Rt. 36) from the Aberdeen/Keyport border at the intersection of Lloyd Rd. and Clark St. to the Leonardo section of Middletown/Atlantic Highlands border at Avenue D. Work is underway to extend the Henry Hudson Trail another twelve miles to Freehold Borough. Currently, the trail runs four miles from Rt. 537 in Freehold to Stevenson Drive in Marlboro. The trail then resumes at Station Road in Marlboro and continues for five miles to Church Street in Matawan. Future plans for the Trail include linking these two sections of trail and providing a connection to the original northern section of the Henry Hudson Trail.

HISTORIC WALNFORD
Upper Freehold

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HOLMDEL PARK AND LONGSTREET FARM
44 Longstreet Road, Holmdel, (732) 946-3758 or (732) 842-4000
www.monmouthcountyparks.com
This 572 acre park features hiking and fitness trails, fishing and skating ponds, tennis courts, playgrounds, picnic areas, a sledding hill, and more. Longstreet Farm, located in the park, is a living history farm that maintains life as it was during the 1890s. Costumed interpreters work the farm as it was over a hundred years ago. Come see the
14-room farmhouse, live animals, agricultural fields, and barnyard! Activities, guided tours, and children's programs are available. Open everyday except Christmas. The farmhouse is open only on weekends.

HUBER WOODS PARK
25 Brown's Dock Road, Locust section of Middletown, (732) 872-2670 or (732) 842-4000
www.monmouthcountyparks.com
Enjoy a fabulous view of the Navesink River and relax as you get away from it all on one of the trails. This park features 366 acres of forest and meadows. Other attractions include eight miles of multi-use trails, and the Environmental Center with hands-on nature displays. A visit to Huber Woods Park is the perfect opportunity to appreciate facets of nature that are often taken for granted. Take time amid the scenic beauty and panoramic views to observe the small things—the sounds, smells, lights and shadows, and subtle hints of seasonal changes. Relax in a meadow or take a walk along a wooded trail. Each experience will enhance your appreciation of the fascinating natural world around you.

ISLAND BEACH STATE PARK
Shore Road, Island Beach, (732) 793-0506

www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests
One of the few remaining undeveloped barrier beaches on the North Atlantic. Features bathing areas, food, as well as a nature center, wildlife sanctuary, and botanical preserve.

JAKES BRANCH COUNTY PARK
1100 Double Trouble Road
Beachwood, (732) 281-2750

www.ocean.nj.us/Parks/jakesbranch.html
Known as “The Gateway to the Pines,” Jakes Branch County Park offers a balance of active and passive recreation opportunities. The nature center in the park highlights the beauty, history, and natural surroundings of the Pine Barrens. Breathtaking views of the seemingly endless Pine Barrens can be taken in from the observation deck perched atop the nature center. Jakes Branch also offers soccer, baseball/softball, tennis, and basketball in addition to miles of nature trails. The tot lot, picnic grove, and open playing fields appeal to children of all ages.

LAKE SHENANDOAH COUNTY PARK
Route 88 East (Ocean Avenue) Lakewood, 1-877-OC PARKS

www.co.ocean.nj.us/OCParks
Tall oaks and pines surround the gorgeous 100-acre Lake Shenandoah, which is the focal point of this 143 acre park. Trout-stocked waters, accessible fishing piers, and an on-site bait-and-tackle shop with boat rentals make this spot perfect for freshwater fishing, from land or water. Small boat launch (electric motors only), conservation area, picnic area, and bike trail. See also “Shenandoah County Field Sports Complex.”

THE LIGHTHOUSE CENTER FOR NATURAL RESOURCE EDUCATION
7th Street and Navajo Drive, Waretown, (609) 698-8003

www.experiencebarnegatbay.org
Owned by the Division of Fish and Wildlife and situated on 194 acres of diverse coastal habitat adjacent to Barnegat Bay in Ocean Township, there are a variety of opportunities to explore the maritime forest, salt marsh, two tidal streams, and a freshwater impoundment on this unique site. Wildlife viewing opportunities exist for shorebirds, wading birds, waterfowl, and woodland wildlife including fiddler crabs, songbirds, otter, turtles, deer, and fox. The Lighthouse Center is the perfect setting for groups to truly experience the natural wonders of Barnegat Bay through hands-on and meaningful contact with its resources. This former "Camp for the Blind" was purchased by the Trust for Public Land and transferred to the NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife as part of their ongoing commitment to the Barnegat Bay watershed. The Natural Resource Education Foundation of New Jersey operates the Center in partnership with the NJDEP's as a premier natural resource education facility.

LOCHIEL CREEK COUNTY PARK
Bay Shore Drive, Barnegat, 1-877-OC PARKS

www.co.ocean.nj.us/OCParks

MANASQUAN RESERVOIR
311 Windeler Road, Howell Township, (732) 919-0996 or (732) 842-4000
www.monmouthcountyparks.com
Please refer to our listing under Canoeing & Kayaking and Boat Rides & Cruises.

County operated public recreation area on 1,203 acre reservoir. Hike, picnic, or put in your own canoe, kayak, or electric powered boat and pay daily or seasonal ramp fee. Rent boats too! Or tour the reservoir on a thirty-six foot pontoon boat with a guide who will introduce you to the area's plants and wildlife. Forty minute weekend tours from Memorial Day to the end of September. $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for twelve and under. Be sure to visit the Environmental Center on 331 Georgia Tavern Road. Dedicated to providing experiences of learning and discovery of wetland ecology and wildlife and habitat protection, the Environmental Center is open daily 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM. Free!

MANASQUAN RIVER GREENWAY
Freehold to Howell

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MANTOLOKING BRIDGE FISHING PIER
30 Mantoloking Road, Mantoloking, 1-877-OC PARKS

www.co.ocean.nj.us/OCParks

METEDECONK RIVER CONSERVATION AREA
Lakewood and Brick Townships

www.co.ocean.nj.us/OCParks

MILL CREEK COUNTY PARK
Mill Creek Road and Chelsea Avenue, Berkeley Township, (877) OC PARKS.
www.co.ocean.nj.us/OCParks
Mill Creek County Park is located in Berkeley Township between Pine Beach and Ocean Gate. Cedar chip trails, the Mill Creek, the Toms River, and three playgrounds make this a scenic and inviting park. It's 14 acres offer the perfect spot for a family picnic under the pavilion or at one of several secluded picnic tables. Basketball, conservation area, handicapped accessible, grills, restrooms, trails.

MONMOUTH BATTLEFIELD STATE PARK AND MONMOUTH BATTLEFIELD
Route 33, one mile west of Route 9, Freehold, (732) 462-9616

www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests
This is where Molly Pitcher became famous during a Revolutionary battle. It was on the Monmouth Battlefield that General Washington and General Sir Henry Clinton faced each other. This victory convinced the British that the revolutionaries were a force to contend with and not just a ragtag rabble. This is also the setting for the historic Craig House. Visitors center, picnic areas, and playgrounds.

MONMOUTH COVE MARINA
Port Monmouth

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MOUNT MITCHILL SCENIC OVERLOOK
460 Ocean Boulevard, Atlantic Highlands, (732) 842-4000
www.monmouthcountyparks.com
This is the Jersey Shore's highest point—266 feet above sea level—and is the second highest point on the Atlantic seaboard (after Maine's Cadillac Mountain at Acadia National Park). The overlook's twelve acres offer spectacular views of Sandy Hook, Raritan Bay, and the NYC skyline and features picnic tables and a playground. Mount Mitchill is home to Monmouth County's 9/11 Memorial. The memorial is a tribute to the 147 men and women born, raised, or residing in Monmouth County who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

OCEAN COUNTY PARK
Route 88 West (Ocean Avenue), Lakewood, 1-877-OC PARKS or (732) 506-9090

www.co.ocean.nj.us/OCParks
This magnificent 323 acre facility in Lakewood has a rich and fascinating history. Ocean County Park was originally part of Financier John D. Rockefeller's vacation estate. White pine, hemlock, and other unique specimen trees, now mature, were imported by Rockefeller from all over the country. Fitness and bike trails, tennis courts, open playing fields, beach volleyball, canoeing, fishing, and even a driving range, all free of charge, appeal to adults of all ages; children will delight in using the playgrounds or swimming in the large, clean swimming lake on hot summer days. Warm weather isn't the only time to enjoy this park, however. Transformed into a lovely and silent winter wonderland after a snowfall, it's a great site for cross-country skiing. Of course, there is no charge for casual use of the park, the beach, or its other many facilities. Ocean County Park has a large, accessible picnic facility. Reservations are available for a nominal fee for up to 700 persons. 

PARKERTOWN COUNTY PARK
Dock Road, Little Egg Harbor, (609) 296-5606
www.co.ocean.nj.us/OCParks
This small park offers a getaway for locals and visitors alike. Its bayfront location offers an ideal spot for a picnic with family and friends under the pavilion. The playground will provide hours of entertainment for the kids. Handicap accessible, picnic tables, restrooms

PATRIOTS'COUNTY PARK
485 Bowman Road, Jackson Township, 1-877-OC PARKS or (732) 506-9090

www.co.ocean.nj.us/OCParks
Soccer and softball fields abound on this beautifully maintained 219-acre sports facility, as do shuffleboard, bocce and basketball courts, horseshoe pits, and a fitness trail. Basketball, bike trail, bocce, conservation area, cross-country skiing, handicap accessible, horseshoes, picnic area, playground, restrooms, shuffleboard, soccer, softball, and a 1-mile fitness trail.

PERRINEVILLE LAKE PARK
Perrineville

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RIVERFRONT LANDING COUNTY PARK
Water Street, Toms River, 1-877-OC PARKS or (732) 506-9090

www.co.ocean.nj.us/OCParks
This "vest-pocket" park is located on the river in downtown Toms River amidst a beautiful and tranquil 3-acre environment. For those employed in and around Toms River, a picnic at this meticulously manicured park overlooking the Toms River is a great lunchtime alternative. Benches, crabbing, fishing, handicap accessible, picnic area.

ROBERT J. MILLER COUNTY PARK
Route 530, Berkeley Township, (732) 506-9090
www.co.ocean.nj.us/OCParks
Home of the renowned Ocean County Fair held each July, the 35 acre grounds are perfect for the many vendors, amusements, entertainers, 4-H clubs, and visitors who make the Fair an annual highlight. The park also has a playground and picnic area and is the site of a local, independently managed airport. Basketball, bike trail, conservation area, cross-country skiing, handicapped accessible, open playing fields, pavilion, restrooms.

SANDY HOOK:
GATEWAY NATIONAL RECREATION AREA, SANDY HOOK UNIT

SANDY HOOK LIGHTHOUSE
FORT HANCOCK HISTORIC DISTRICT
SANDY HOOK VISITOR'S CENTER
Off Route 36, Highlands, (732) 872-5970

www.nps.gov/gate
The Sandy Hook region of the Gateway National Recreation Area
features seven miles of beaches (with lifeguards in summer), evening beach concerts, hiking trails, salt marshes, and over three hundred species of birds. Ranger (and self-guided) tours are available year-round. The park is open daily, sunrise to sunset. Located near the tip of this seven-mile barrier peninsula, is the historic Sandy Hook Lighthouse. Built at the request of New York merchants wanting to protect their ships entering the harbor, it was lighted for the first time on June 11, 1764. The octagonal tower was the fifth lighthouse in the colonies and remains the oldest operating lighthouse in the U.S. today. The Lighthouse was occupied by British soldiers during the American Revolution and was bombarded by cannons served by Patriot troops. It was also the sanctuary to local refugees who were sympathizers of the King. The grounds around the Lighthouse are open daily, and a video program can also be viewed. The Lighthouse itself is open daily for tours and climbs that are guided by National Park Service Rangers and Volunteers-in-the-Park from 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM. While there, also visit the Fort Hancock Historic District. Built in 1898, Fort Hancock includes gun batteries and over one hundred buildings. Start your visit at the Fort Hancock Museum; then visit History House, an 1890s officers' home. History House is open weekends 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM. Special use fees for beach parking are charged, while entry to the historic district is free. The Sandy Hook Visitor's Center is located at the Lighthouse Keepers Quarters in Fort Hancock. It features exhibits on the peninsula's natural environment and is open daily 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. An 1894 U.S. Life-Saving Station at Spermaceti Cove was closed after Superstorm Sandy and is currently not open to the public. June 14, 2014: Celebrate the 250th Anniversary of the Sandy Hook Lighthouse at the Lighthouse, Fort Hancock, and Gateway NRA, Sandy Hook Unit!

SEVEN PRESIDENTS OCEANFRONT PARK
221 Ocean Avenue North, Long Branch, (732) 229-7025 or (732) 842-4000
www.monmouthcountyparks.com
This thirty-eight-acre park was named to honor seven presidents who vacationed in the immediate area. In the summer, its guarded beach is a great place to swim, sun, and surf. During the off-season, it is a nice place for a quiet walk. Park features include an activity center, access to launch personal watercraft, fishing, a playground, swimming, sand volleyball, pavilion with snack bar, and restrooms. New improvements include a regulation in-line skating rink, a skate park, a shelter, and parking area. The park is open every day from 8:00 AM to dusk.

SHARK RIVER PARK
Wall Township

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SHENANDOAH COUNTY FIELD SPORTS COMPLEX
Route 88 East (Ocean Avenue) Lakewood, 1-877-OC PARKS

www.co.ocean.nj.us/OCParks
Six soccer and two softball fields on 84 acres await the visitor to this field sports complex, where any spring or fall afternoon will find fields busy with local teams and excited onlookers. Basketball, bike trail, playground, soccer, softball. See also “Lake Shenandoah County Park.”

SOUTH GREEN STREET PARK
South Green Street Terminus, Tuckerton, (609) 296-5606
www.co.ocean.nj.us/OCParks
Drive out to the very end of South Green Street for a breathtaking view of Little Egg Harbor Bay. Children will have a great time at the playground. This is an ideal spot to crab and fish—bring fishing tackle and crab lines! Handicap accessible, picnic area, restrooms.

STANLEY "TIP" SEAMAN COUNTY PARK
120 Lakeside Drive (Rt. 9), Tuckerton, (609) 296-5606

www.co.ocean.nj.us/OCParks
The 22 acre "Tip" Seaman County Park, located on the shores of Lake Pohatcong, is probably best known as the site of the Ocean County Decoy and Gunning Show. This yearly two-day event in September draws exhibitors and visitors from the entire eastern seaboard and beyond and has been named as one of the top 100 events in North America. "Tip" is also the home of the Barnegat Bay Decoy Museum and is just across Route 9 from Tuckerton Seaport. Fitness trail, bike trail, open play area, picnic area, playground, fishing, small boat launch, horseshoes, shuffleboard, basketball, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball.

SUNNYSIDE RECREATION AREA
Middletown

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TATUM PARK
144 Holland Road and 251 Red Hill Road, Middletown, (732) 842-4000
www.monmouthcountyparks.com
"A little piece of paradise where you can find peace of mind." That's one description of the 366 acres of rolling hills, open fields, and 6.5 miles of winding trails through red and chestnut oaks and tulip trees. Visit the park each season to see the beautiful changes in color. Picnic tables offer a relaxing place to lunch. Near the Red Hill Activity Center, you'll find a playground at the edge of the woods.

THOMPSON PARK
Lincroft

www.monmouthcountyparks.com

TURKEY SWAMP PARK
200 Georgia Road, Freehold Township, (732) 842-4000

www.monmouthcountyparks,com
Turkey Swamp features 2,111 acres including a 17 acre lake for fishing, boating, and skating. Fish for bass, catfish, or bluegills either from the shore or from canoes and paddleboats that you can rent in summer. The lake offers winter ice-skating when the ice is thick enough, nine miles of multi-use and fitness trails traverse the park which is located at the northern end of the Pine Barrens; Turkey Swamp's terrain is relatively level and the lake adds scenic interest. There is also an archery range and playgrounds. Get back to nature by spending the night at the family campground or reserve a picnic shelter for your next big group picnic. The family campground offers campsites, electrical service, water service (3-15 - 11-15), drinking water, modern restroom with hot showers and laundry, a self serve sanitary dump station for campers with holding tanks, fire rings for charcoal cooking and campfires, picnic tables, and a children's playground.

UNION TRANSPORTATION TRAIL
Upper Freehold

www.monmouthcountyparks.com

WELLS MILLS COUNTY PARK
Route 532, Waretown, (609) 971-3085

www.co.ocean.nj.us/OCParks
Wells Mills has the distinction of being the largest park in the Ocean County Park System, with over 900 acres of pine and oak forest within southern New Jersey's environmental marvel, the Pine Barrens. Miles of hiking trails, with varying degrees of difficulty, can be found here, including a Visually Impaired Persons trail. The three-story Nature Center offers a great display floor, a library, and the third floor Elizabeth Meirs Morgan Observation Deck. Environmental programs and classes, with experienced naturalists, are held regularly. The monthly “Full Moon Hikes” are but one of the popular events taking place here. The Annual “Pine Barrens Jamboree” (October 9) is an event not to be missed. Beautiful Wells Mills Lake has trails meandering around it, and is perfect for a leisurely stroll through the Pine Barrens. Bike trails, canoe rentals, conservation area, fishing, nature center, open playing fields, picnic area, playground, restrooms.

WELTZ PARK
Ocean Township

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WOLF HILL RECREATION AREA
Oceanport

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YELLOW BROOK TRACT
Howell

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Historic Sites & Museums

ALLGOR-BARKALOW HOMESTEAD MUSEUM
1701 New Bedford Road, Wall, (732) 974-1430

The Old Wall Historical Society has restored and furnished this circa 1830 ten-room farmhouse and four outbuildings. A unique display of vintage clothing. Genealogy research. Open to the public on Sundays, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

THE BAILEY-REED HOUSE MUSEUM
SQUAN VILLAGE HISTORICAL SOCIETY
105 South Street, Manasquan, (732) 223-6770

The original section of this home was built in the late 1700s, with additions to the building over the next several decades. The museum contains a circa 1850 parlor, a circa 1900 dining room, and the original part of the home is furnished in the 1700 period. The second floor has a circa 1850s furnished bedroom, a research room, a Manasquan room, a Nautical room, a “theme” room, and a general store where purchases are a available. Behind the museum is the Carriage House/Barn. Currently being renovated, the beams in this out-building are the spars from the shipwreck The Thistle from the early 1800s. Open for information and research Mon. and Thurs. 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM and the second Sunday of each month from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Tours by special appointment.

BARNEGAT HERITAGE VILLAGE AND THE BARNEGAT HISTORICAL SOCIETY
575 East Bay Avenue, Barnegat, (609) 698-5284

www.barnegathistoricalsoc.com
The aim of The Barnegat Historical Society is to preserve the Barnegat Heritage Village, the old buildings and shops that house a collection of artifacts and records which tell the story of the village of Barnegat. The Heritage Village consists of four major buildings and three smaller structures dating from the late 1700s to early 1800s. The Lippincott-Faulkinburg House was the first building moved to the site. This house is dated by deeds to 1866, but is thought to be of 1700s origin due to its construction. The Edwards House was relocated to the Society's property in 1976. This structure was traced by deed to 1813, but it is believed to have been built earlier by James Edwards, a friend and contemporary of George Washington. Colonial artifacts and furnishings are housed here. The Barber Shop, circa 1880, houses many local artifacts from the 19th century. There is also the newly restored, turn-of-the-century Butcher Shop. Among the three smaller structures are a corncrib and an unusual three-hole necessary. Open Memorial Day through Labor Day on Saturdays from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Private tours can be arranged throughout the year for groups of ten or more.

BARNEGAT LIGHT MUSEUM
5th Street and Central Avenue, Barnegat Light, (609) 494-8578
www.BL-HS.org
Considered one of the best maritime museums on the East Coast. Featuring artifacts, replicas, and photographs depicting the history of Barnegat Light and Long Beach Island and the fishing industry. The museum, once a one-room schoolhouse for Barnegat Light, is now on the National Register of Historical Places. Open daily in July and August from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM and Tuesday evenings from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. Open weekends June - October from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Tours are available by appointment. The beautiful Museum Gardens are open all year.

BARNEGAT LIGHTHOUSE INTERPRETATIVE CENTER
Barnegat Lighthouse State Park, Broadway and the Bay, Barnegat Light, (609) 494-2016

www.nj.gov/dep/parksandforests/parks/barnlig.html
Learn about the history of Barnegat Lighthouse and the wildlife that visits the area. Open daily June - Sept. 5 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

BATSTO HISTORIC VILLAGE
RD 4, Hammonton, (609) 561-3262

The iron mining village at Batsto, a principal source of ammunition for the Revolution, continued to produce iron through the nineteenth century. Traditional crafts are still practiced here and you can enjoy the home of financier Joseph Wharton.

BAY HEAD HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM
Corner of Bay and Bridge Avenues at the border of Bay Head and Point Pleasant, (732) 892-0223
www.co.ocean.nj.us/museums/BayHead/about.htm
The Bay Head Historical Society Museum is open to the public seasonally from May to October. This 1867 farm home with outstanding interior woodwork has been restored to its former glory. The museum is home to memorabilia and history of life in this part of the Jersey Shore. An exhibit of turn-of-the-century photographs of the area plus artifacts and heirlooms donated by local residents are on permanent display during the season. The front salon is a gallery for changing displays of local art and special area exhibits. The Victorian garden, the sea grass garden, and the lilac memorial garden are outstanding. Completing the complex is the Dale Cottage, which celebrates the maritime heritage of the area. Open Saturday and Sunday 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Groups by appointment.

BLANSINGBURG SCHOOLHOUSE MUSEUM
1701 New Bedford Road, Wall, (732) 974-1430

The Old Wall Historical Society has restored and furnished this 1855 one-room schoolhouse. Classes are welcome to participate in a day of living history here. Open to the public on Sundays, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

CEDAR BRIDGE TAVERN (future historic site)
Cedar Bridge Road, Barnegat, 1-877-OC PARKS

CHRIST CHURCH
380 Sycamore Avenue at Broad Street, Shrewsbury, (732) 741-2220.

Serving an Episcopal congregation since in 1702, the 1769 Christ Church building, was designed by colonial architect Robert Smith. A clock tower with bell was added in 1874. The church was used as a barracks during the Revolutionary War, resulting in a bullet hole in the steeple gilt ball and a musket ball embedded in the original pulpit. Many settlers of Monmouth County are buried in the graveyard surrounding the church whose earliest grave marker is dated 1719. Inside are a number of objects of historical interest. These include a 1716 “Vinegar” bible (famed for the misprints it contains), a Bishop's chair carved by the parish clerk from a churchyard oak tree, the communion service given to the church by Queen Anne in 1708, and the Parish's royal charter granted in 1738.

THE CHRIST CHURCH, MIDDLETOWN
corner of King's Highway and Church Street, Middletown, (732) 671-2524
This church has served a Church of England congregation since the 1680s. In 1795, the Church was deeded land of the Middletown Village blockhouse and county court by a former justice of the court. In 1744, a church building was erected on the blockhouse foundation. The present Christ Church building was built in 1836, still using the blockhouse foundation dating to 1670.

CHURCH OF PRESIDENTS
1260 Ocean Avenue, Long Branch

In the late 1800s, Long Branch prospered and grew from the nation's first seashore resort to the “summer capital of the nation.” Seven U.S. Presidents (Grant, Hayes, Wilson, Garfield, Arthur, Harrison, and McKinley) all chose to summer here and worship. In 1881, the St. James Episcopal Chapel was built and consecrated. Constructed in the traditional shape of a cross, its architecture resembles a cottage of the pseudo-Tudor design which was popular in the 1880s. Now the home of the Long Branch Historical Museum, it contains artifacts and memorabilia relating to Long Branch's national historical role, the original altar, transepts, and part of the nave are preserved. While there, visit Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park on the corner of Ocean and Joline Avenues (732-229-7025). This thirty-eight-acre park was named to honor the seven presidents who vacationed in the immediate area.

THE COTTAGE MUSEUM
105 Simpson Avenue, Island Heights, (732) 929-2646

www.islandhts.org
The Island Heights Cultural and Heritage Association has recently purchased a circa 1880 Carpenter Gothic cottage, which will be restored and furnished in the simple "summer at the shore" style, making it a living museum. Open April – December, Wednesdays and every third Saturday, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

GIFFORDTOWN SCHOOLHOUSE MUSEUM
35 Leitz Boulevard and Wisteria Lane, Little Egg Harbor, (609) 294-1547

www.tuckertonhistoricalsociety.org
Open Wednesdays 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM; Saturdays 2:00 PM – 4:00 from June thru Labor Day.

HAVENS HOMESTEAD MUSEUM
521 Herbertsville Road, Brick, (732) 785-2500

www.bricktwphistoricalsociety.com
Restored 1827 homestead of farmer and fish peddler Josiah Curtis Havens. See original 14' x 15' single room home plus 1846 addition created as tavern and inn for stagecoach passengers. The homestead contains many historic items from our area. Open April through October: Sat. 10:00 AM to noon; Sun.: noon to 2:00 PM. Closed holidays.

THE HISTORIC VILLAGE AT ALLAIRE
Allaire State Park, Route 524, Wall, (732) 919-3500
www.allairevillage.org
The Historic Village at Allaire is a non-profit, educational institution and outdoor history museum. Through collections, exhibits, and daily programs, the village presents events in the everyday lives of the inhabitants of Howell Works, an industrial community established between 1822 and 1850 when bog ore was smelted. The purpose is to create an understanding of the lives and times of the men, women, and children who lived and worked at the Howell Works. Grounds open year round. Historic buildings open Memorial Day through Labor Day: Wed. - Sun. 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM; weekends in May, Sept., Oct., Nov. 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. General Store open Labor Day - Memorial Day Wed. – Sun. 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Closed Jan. and Feb. Open for Special Events.

HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF OCEAN GROVE
50 Pitman Avenue, Ocean Grove, (732) 774-1869

www.oceangrovehistory.org
Founded by Methodists as a camp meeting ground back in 1869, Ocean Grove, which is a National Historic District featuring Victorian charm, is still flourishing today for its original purpose. The Historical Society offers guided tours past quaint tent houses and visits to Centennial Cottage (open Mon. - Sat. 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM, July and August) and the Great Auditorium, built to standards set forth in the Book of Genesis.

HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF OCEAN GROVE MUSEUM, LIBRARY/ARCHIVES, GIFT SHOP, AND GALLERY
50 Pitman Avenue, Ocean Grove, (732) 774-1869

www.oceangrovehistory.org
Located at Auditorium Square, this museum exhibits Ocean Grove and Jersey Shore memorabilia, historical documents, and artifacts of years gone by and features a library/archives area, gallery, and gift shop. Come see and read about Ocean Grove's history! Open mid-June through mid-September Mon., Wed., and Thurs. 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM; Fri. and Sat. til 8:00 PM; Sun. and Tues. by appointment.

INFOAGE SCIENCE / HISTORY LEARNING CENTER AND MUSEUM
2201 Marconi Road, Wall, (732) 280-3000

www.CampEvans.org
InfoAge's home is a World War II historical site located in Wall Township at the site of the former Camp Evans. Part of the InfoAge's mission is the stewardship of Camp Evans, preserving the heritage of the site including the historic Marconi station and major WWII radar laboratory buildings, and developing an 'Information Age Learning Center' in the historic buildings. Visit the National Broadcasters Hall of Fame and the NJARC Museum in the Marconi Cottage. Enjoy an escorted tour of the Marconi Hotel, and see the WWII Living Memorial. We have ten rooms filled with computer, radar, radio, and shipwreck exhibits. Open Sundays 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

JOHN F. PETO STUDIO MUSEUM
102 Cedar Avenue, Island Heights, (732) 929-4949
www.petomuseum.org
Email: petomuseum@comcast.net
The mission of this museum is the preservation of the John F. Peto legacy by maintaining his 115-year-old house and studio as a working museum, by fostering educational opportunities in the arts, and by serving as a community partner. Guests will see the original studio, artifacts, and furnishing used by Peto, who lived and worked in Island Heights from 1890 to 1907. Today, Peto is recognized as one of America's most important still life painters. His works are found in the world’s finest museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC. His artwork is dominated by rich colors and enhanced lighting. He often used the “fool the eye” technique known as trompe l'oeil.

KEYPORT STEAMBOAT DOCK MUSEUM
foot of Broad Street at American Legion Drive, Keyport, (732) 739-6390

www.keyportonline.com
This museum contains exhibits of steamboats as well as fire department, air, and marine artifacts. Visit the gift shop. Open Sundays, May - September, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM or by special appointment. There is no admission fee; donations accepted.

LACEY SCHOOLHOUSE MUSEUM
Lacey Historical Society, 126 South Main Street (Route 9), Forked River, (609) 971-0467

www.ocean.nj.us/museums/Lacey/about.htm
This circa 1868 schoolhouse museum has displays of tools, utensils, furniture, and photos depicting local life in years gone by. Open mid-June – Labor Day, Mon., Wed., and Fri. 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM and Sat. 10:00 AM – noon.

LAKEHURST HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM
300 Center Street, Lakehurst, (732) 657-8864

www.lakehurstnj.org
Community museum featuring local artifacts including railroad items and items from the Hindenburg as well as other artifacts of interest. Open April - December, Wednesdays and Sundays, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

THE LITTLE RED SCHOOLHOUSE MUSEUM
Waretown Historical Society, 182 Wells Mills Road (Route 532), Waretown, (609) 693-5666

www.co.ocean.nj.us/museums/Waretown/about.htm
A replica of an old Red Schoolhouse that was used from the mid 1800s to 1958. Collection of artifacts, photos, and genealogy information. Open June – Sept., Fri. and Sat. 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

LONG BEACH ISLAND HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION MUSEUM
Engleside and Beach Avenues, Beach Haven, (609) 492-3156
www.lbimuseum.org
This museum reveals life on Long Beach Island during the Victorian era. Come view their collection of early photographs ranging from the big hotel era to hurricanes that tore through the Island. The Museum also displays an extensive collection of antique toys and Victorian swimwear. Call For hours..

LONGSTREET FARM AND HOLMDEL PARK
Longstreet Road, Holmdel Park, Holmdel, (732) 946-3758

www.monmouthcountyparks.com
A living history farm located in Holmdel Park that maintains life as it was during the 1890s. Costumed interpreters work the farm as it was over a hundred years ago. Come see the 14-room farmhouse, live animals, agricultural fields, and barnyard! Activities,
guided tours, and children's programs are available. Open everyday except Christmas. The farmhouse is open only on weekends. Holmdel Park's 572 acres features hiking and fitness trails, fishing and skating ponds, tennis courts, playgrounds, picnic areas, a sledding hill, and more.

MARLPIT HALL
137 Kings Highway, Middletown, (732) 462-1466
www.monmouth.com/~mcha
This rare example of colonial architecture was erected in several stages. A one-room Dutch cottage was begun in 1685 by James Grover, Jr., and was greatly enlarged circa 1730-1750 by 'Squire' John Taylor, a prominent merchant. The house remained in the Taylor family until acquired for the Monmouth County Historical Association in 1936. It is furnished to reflect ownership from 1685 through 1820, with five rooms providing the time line.

METZ BICYCLE MUSEUM
54 West Main Street (building in rear), Freehold, (732) 462-7363
Email: dmetz@metzbicyclemuseum.com
A step into the Metz Bicycle Museum is truly a peek into history. Inside the newly decorated facility is one of the world's finest collections of rare antique bicycles dating from the 1850s to the 1950s. On display are many one-of-a-kind antique bicycles plus many other “treasures of years gone by” including early riding toys, kitchen gadgets, mouse traps, and much more. Open Wed. and Sat. 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM and by appointment for groups, senior citizens, and students. Please call, write, or email for free museum brochure and information.

MONMOUTH BATTLEFIELD AND MONMOUTH BATTLEFIELD STATE PARK
Route 33, one mile west of Route 9, Freehold, (732) 462-9616

www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests
This is where Molly Pitcher became famous during a Revolutionary battle. It was on the Monmouth Battlefield that General Washington and General Sir Henry Clinton faced each other. This victory convinced the British that the revolutionaries were a force to contend with and not just a ragtag rabble. This is also the setting for the historic Craig House. Visitors center, picnic areas, and playgrounds.

MONMOUTH COUNTY HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION
70 Court Street, Freehold, (732) 462-1466

www.monmouthhistory.org
Four 18th century historic houses have been pre-served by the association. Its headquarters in Free-hold offer a fine library and mu-seum featuring changing and permanent exhibitions. Museum hours: Tues. - Sat. 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM; Sun. 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Library hours: Wed. - Sat. 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The four historical houses are located in various towns throughout the county and are open seasonally May through September. Please call for locations and times.

MONMOUTH MUSEUM
Brookdale Community College, Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, (732) 747-2266

This museum presents changing ex-hibits in the fields of art, science, na-ture, and cultural history borrowed from leading museums, art galleries, and private collections throughout the country. Located on the campus of Brookdale College.

THE NAVY LAKEHURST HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Naval Air Station, Lakehurst
, (732) 818-7520
www.nlhs.com
The Navy Lakehurst Society staffs an information center featuring the Naval Air Engineering Station's role as the world's Navy expert in Aircraft Platform Interface and extensive artifacts from its past as the site of the Hindenburg tragedy when it was the nation's first international airport and the home base of a military lighter-than-air fleet. Tours available by appointment and are subject to security restrictions.

NEW JERSEY MARITIME MUSEUM
528 Dock Road, Beach Haven, (609) 492-0202

www.NJMaritimeMuseum.org
Dedicated to the preservation of New Jersey's rich maritime history, this beautiful, new museum's two floors of exhibits feature shipwreck artifacts, an 1827 Aurora exhibit, a Morro Castle room, and a rare postcard collection. The museum also features a lending library, a NJ shipwreck database, and gift shop. WiFi Internet access and computer stations are available for use. Guest presentations are held throughout the year. Free admission. On-site parking. Handicapped accessible. Open all year. June, July, August: open daily 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM; Sept. through May: open Fri., Sat., Sun. 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

NEW JERSEY MUSEUM OF BOATING
Johnson Brothers Boat Works, Building 13, 1800 Bay Avenue, Point Pleasant, (732) 606-7605

www.njmb.org
New Jersey's only museum dedicated to the history of boating throughout the state. Its mission is to celebrate New Jersey's rich boating history, preserving, presenting, and interpreting boats, marine equipment, and materials built and used on New Jersey's waters. Exhibits bring to life famed New Jersey boatbuilders, fishing fleets, sail and motor boats, and important events in New Jersey boating history including the history of steamboats on New Jersey waters, the origins of the U.S. Life Saving Service along the Jersey Coast, the pound boat fishing industry, the sport of waterfowling, and more. Year-round programs include both guided and self-directed tours, and summer programs include boating safety, sailing classes, and boat building. Open seven days from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Admission is free. Group tours and school groups welcome.

THE NEW JERSEY SHIPWRECK MUSEUM
At InfoAge Science / History Learning Center and Museum, 2201 Marconi Road, Wall, (732) 280-3000

Email:
info@njhda.org
www.njhda.org/museumpage.html
This museum contains artifacts recovered from area shipwrecks. It also includes a time line of wrecks that are significant to N.J. maritime history. Hands-on displays that teach aspects of science as they relate to shipwrecks and artifact recovery are on display. Also available are books, maps, plans, records and photographs of shipwrecks for researchers. Open most Sundays 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

THE NEW JERSEY SURF MUSEUM AT TUCKERTON SEAPORT
Tuckerton Seaport, 120 East Main Street, Tuckerton, (609) 296-8868

www.TuckertonSeaport.org
Tuckerton Seaport invities you to join us as we celebrate our tenth anniversary and the history of New Jersey surfing. Upon entering the exhibit, you will see large canvases with pictures and text of New Jersey surfers, past and present. These artfully tell the story of surfing in New Jersey's past (beginning in the 1940s), present, and future. This will include stories of those involved in the beginning and growth of surfing in New Jersey. This exhibit will also explore and discuss the unique tie of clamming and surfing as well as the surfer's conscience on conservation of our natural resources and the conservation efforts of the New Jersey beaches. The exhibit displays an extensive surf board collection and memorabilia from such organizations as the Eastern Surfing Association and the Long Beach Island Surfing Association. Also on display are clothing, magazine articles, and photographs, all while surfing music is being played in the background.

NEW JERSEY VIETNAM VETERANS' MEMORIAL
VIETNAM ERA MUSEUM & EDUCATIONAL CENTER

www.njvvmf.org
The New Jersey Vietnam Veterans' Memorial Foundation offers a meaningful and engaging experience that recognizes the sacrifice, courage and valor of Vietnam Veterans and encourages and fosters a thorough understanding of the Vietnam Era including the political, historical, social, cultural and military aspects, which affected the United States, and especially New Jersey.

OCEAN COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM
26 Hadley Avenue, Toms River, (732) 341-1880

In 1782, the British created an interna-tional incident by hanging an Ameri-can soldier named Joshua Huddy at Toms River. This tragic tableau is reenacted every year to commemo-rate the injus-tice. Toms River's seafar-ing past is also reflected in the organi-zation's collection of treasures. See the historic exhibits in the museum and visit a Rev-olutionary battle site at nearby Huddy Park.

OCEAN GATE HISTORICAL MUSEUM
Cape May and Asbury Avenues, Ocean Gate, (732) 269-8040

www.co.ocean.nj.us/museums/index.htm

OLD TENNENT CHURCH
448 Tennent Road (near Route 9), Manalapan, (732) 446-6299

www.oldtennentchurch.org
Located adjacent to the Monmouth Battlefield on Tennent Road, the Old Tennent Presbyterian Church was built in 1751-53 and served as a temporary hospital for the American wounded. Near the church are monuments to soldiers killed during the Battle of Monmouth, including Col. Henry Monckton, the highest ranking British officer to die in the battle. Tradition says that musket balls pierced its walls during the battle. The church is still in use today.

POINT PLEASANT HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM
Point Pleasant Borough Hall, 416 New Jersey Avenue, Point Pleasant Beach, (732) 892-3091

www.pointpleasanthistory.com
The Point Pleasant Historical Society Museum specializes in preserving photographs, maps, and other documents including early records from downtown businesses, meticulously compiled contemporaneous scrapbooks detailing the exploits of local men and women in World War II, and posters of baseball games played, vaudeville shows produced, and summer extravaganzas. An early twentieth century history of Point Pleasant is available through newspaper accounts culled from the New Jersey Courier. There are also rare, full issues of the original Point Pleasant Beacon. The photograph collection shows both important events such as fires and hurricanes, social gatherings like the 1920s baby parades, and everyday life. There are numerous out-of-print books specifically about the area. A film collection shows the building of the modern Manasquan Inlet and the valiant efforts of local fishermen rescuing survivors from the Morro Castle fire. There is a limited amount of genealogical material and building histories. Three-dimensional displays include architectural details form the old Ocean Road School, military uniforms owned by noted locals, and memorabilia from merchants. Historical Society newsletters contain articles on Point Pleasant history. Open monthly on the second Thursday: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM or by appointment.

SANDY HOOK:
GATEWAY NATIONAL RECREATION AREA, SANDY HOOK UNIT

SANDY HOOK LIGHTHOUSE
FORT HANCOCK HISTORIC DISTRICT
SANDY HOOK VISITOR'S CENTER
Off Route 36, Highlands, (732) 872-5970

www.nps.gov/gate
The Sandy Hook region of the Gateway National Recreation Area
features seven miles of beaches (with lifeguards in summer), evening beach concerts, hiking trails, salt marshes, and over three hundred species of birds. Ranger (and self-guided) tours are available year-round. The park is open daily, sunrise to sunset. Located near the tip of this seven-mile barrier peninsula, is the historic Sandy Hook Lighthouse. Built at the request of New York merchants wanting to protect their ships entering the harbor, it was lighted for the first time on June 11, 1764. The octagonal tower was the fifth lighthouse in the colonies and remains the oldest operating lighthouse in the U.S. today. The Lighthouse was occupied by British soldiers during the American Revolution and was bombarded by cannons served by Patriot troops. It was also the sanctuary to local refugees who were sympathizers of the King. The grounds around the Lighthouse are open daily, and a video program can also be viewed. The Lighthouse itself is open daily for tours and climbs that are guided by National Park Service Rangers and Volunteers-in-the-Park from 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM. While there, also visit the Fort Hancock Historic District. Built in 1898, Fort Hancock includes gun batteries and over one hundred buildings. Start your visit at the Fort Hancock Museum; then visit History House, an 1890s officers' home. History House is open weekends 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM. Special use fees for beach parking are charged, while entry to the historic district is free. The Sandy Hook Visitor's Center is located at the Lighthouse Keepers Quarters in Fort Hancock. It features exhibits on the peninsula's natural environment and is open daily 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. An 1894 U.S. Life-Saving Station at Spermaceti Cove was closed after Superstorm Sandy and is currently not open to the public. June 14, 2014: Celebrate the 250th Anniversary of the Sandy Hook Lighthouse at the Lighthouse, Fort Hancock, and Gateway NRA, Sandy Hook Unit!

SPRING LAKE HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM
located in the Spring Lake Municipal
Building, Warren and Fifth Avenues, Third Floor, (732) 449-0772

www.springlake.org
The Main Gallery depicts the entire history of Spring Lake. Videos of special events can be viewed in the conference room. Special arrangements can be made for all history researchers. Open to the public Thursday 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM and Sundays 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM or by appointment. Elevator is available.

STAFFORD TOWNSHIP HISTORICAL SOCIETY
HERITAGE CULTURAL CENTER

Old Manahawkin Baptist Church, corner of Route 9 and North Lakeshore Drive, Manahawkin

www.staffordhistory.org/cultural.html
The Old Manahawkin Baptist Church is a Gothic Revival Church originally built prior to 1758. The grounds contain a site of a Revolutionary War skirmish in 1781 and a mass burial ground for numerous shipwreck victims. During the Revolutionary War, in the “Skirmish at Manahawken,” between Captain Reuben Randolph's Manahawkin Militia and John Bacon's band of "Pine Pirates" or “Refugees,” wounded members of the Manahawkin Militia were treated and cared for in the church. Several veterans of the Revolution are buried in the cemetery surrounding the church. Owned by the Historical Society, the building is widely used as a meeting place and a depository for artifacts as well as for summer concerts and historical tours.

THE TAYLOR – BUTLER HOUSE
127 Kings Highway, Middletown, (732) 462-1466

www.monmouth.com/~mcha
Joseph Dorset Taylor and Mary Holmes Taylor, for whom this house was built, were married in 1849. Both resided in New York where Joseph was a very successful merchant in the China Trade working with his uncle, Mary's father. Both were proud descendants of the Taylors of Marlpit Hall which had remained in Mary's side of the family. After their marriage, Joseph and Mary decided to move back to Middletown and build a grand house on the family homestead. This house, Orchard Home, which is now called the Taylor - Butler House, was built in 1853 and reflected the wealth and status that the Taylors had achieved. Here they raised their family, a son named Edward who became a professional photographer and a daughter named for her mother who was the last family member to live here. The house was furnished with Taylor family heirlooms and with treasures from the Orient imported by Joseph's company. After the younger Mary Holmes Taylor's death in 1930, the house stood empty for about ten years until architect Henry Ludwig Kramer purchased it for his home and office. He lovingly restored the house and added indoor plumbing, a feature that replaced the two-story out-house that extended over the kitchen wing. In the 1950s, George W. Butler purchased the property. He and his wife, Helen, were noted for their community involvement and hospitality.

TOMS RIVER SEAPORT SOCIETY AND MARITIME MUSEUM
East Water Street and Hooper Avenue, Toms River, (732) 349-9209

www.tomsriverseaport.org
The purpose of this museum is to preserve the maritime heritage of New Jersey, particularly of the Barnegat Bay area. Wooden boats, restoration shop, and artifacts of the Barnegat Bay area are on display, including a reference library and Ship Store. Open Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Admission is free.

THE TOWNSHIP OF OCEAN HISTORICAL MUSEUM
703 Deal Road, Oakhurst, (732) 531-2136

www.OceanMuseum.org
Visit the historically restored circa 1747 Eden Woolley House.

TUCKERTON SEAPORT
120 West Main Street (Route 9), Tuckerton, (609) 296-8868
www.TuckertonSeaport.org
Tuckerton Seaport, New Jersey's only maritime museum, was established to preserve, present, and interpret the rich maritime history, artistry, heritage, and environment of the New Jersey Shore and the unique contributions of its baymen. The Seaport occupies a forty-acre site along Tuckerton Creek, a feeder into Little Egg Harbor Bay. Visit the re-created Tucker's Island Lighthouse and learn about the mysterious disappearing of Tucker's Island, as well as New Jersey Lighthouses, the U.S. Lifesaving Service, Barnegat Bay pirates, and more. Enjoy all of our seventeen buildings, each with unique and exciting exhibits, collections, and demonstration that promote an understanding of New Jersey's cultural and maritime history and support the overall mission of the organization. Workshops, daily demonstrations, lectures, programs, tours, classes, and other presentations complement exhibits. Open daily from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

WOODROW WILSON HALL, MONMOUTH UNIVERSITY
400 Cedar Avenue, West Long Branch, (732) 571-3400
Woodrow Wilson Hall, Monmouth University's administration center, is remarkable for its architectural and historic interest. Located on the site of President Woodrow Wilson's Summer White House, it has been designated a National Historic Landmark. Originally known as Shadow Lawn, the opulent 130-room mansion was built in 1930 as the private residence of F. W. Woolworth Company President, Hubert T. Parson. In the 1980s, it reverted temporarily to its former residential role when it served as Daddy Warbuck's Fifth Avenue mansion for the filming of the John Huston movie, "Annie." The building is open for self-guided tours Monday through Friday between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM, when the University is in session.

Public Golf Courses

Ocean County

BEY LEA GOLF COURSE
1536 North Bay Avenue, Toms River, (732) 349-0566

CEDAR CREEK AT BERKELEY
Tilton Boulevard, Bayville, (732) 269-4460

EAGLE RIDGE GOLF CLUB
2 Augusta Boulevard, Lakewood, (732) 901-4900
www.EagleRidgeGolf.com
Eagle Ridge Golf Club is the only semi-private, twenty-seven hole golf course in Ocean and Monmouth counties. While offering many membership options, Eagle Ridge Golf Club is also open for public golf all year long. With generous fairways and bent grass hills, a natural Pinelands look is maintained throughout the course. A beautifully appointed 25,000 square foot clubhouse offers a well stocked professional golf shop, a superb, full service restaurant and bar, The View Restaurant, and the elegant Grande View Ballroom, ideal for weddings and the most special of occasions. Eagle Ridge Golf Club is just fifteen minutes from the Jersey Shore, and a straight shot down the Parkway, Route 9, or Route 70!

LAKEWOOD COUNTRY CLUB
145 West County Line Road, Lakewood, (732) 364-8124

OCEAN ACRES COUNTRY CLUB
925 Buccaneer Lane, Manahawkin, (609) 597-9393

OCEAN COUNTY GOLF COURSE AT ATLANTIS
Country Club Boulevard, Tuckerton, (732) 296-2444

OCEAN COUNTY GOLF COURSE AT FORGE POND
301 Chambers Bridge Road, Brick, (732) 920-8899

PINE BARRENS GOLF CLUB
540 South Hope Chapel Road, (Highway #547), Jackson
(877) Pine Barrens (877-746-3227)
www.pinebarrensgolfclub.com

SEA OAKS COUNTRY CLUB
Route 539 and Sea Oaks Drive, Little Egg Harbor, (609) 296-2656

Monmouth County

BEL-AIRE GOLF CLUB
Hwy. 34 and Allaire Rd., Allenwood, (732) 449-6024

CHARLESTON SPRINGS GOLF COURSE
Smithburg Road (Route 527) Millstone, (732) 431-2651

COLONIAL TERRACE GOLF CLUB
1005 Wicapecko Drive, Wanamassa, (732) 775-3636

COLTS NECK GOLF CLUB
50 Flock Road, Colts Neck, (732) 303-9330

CREAM RIDGE GOLF CLUB
181 Route 539, Cream Ridge, (609) 259-2849

CRUZ FARM COUNTRY CLUB
55 Birdsall Road, Farmingdale, (732) 938-3378

GAMBLER RIDGE GOLF CLUB
Burlington Path Road, Cream Ridge, (609) 758-3588

HOMINY HILL GOLF COURSE
92 Mercer Road, Colts Neck, (732) 462-9222

HOWELL PARK GOLF COURSE
Preventorium Road, Howell, (732) 938-4771

JUMPING BROOK GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB
210 Jumping Brook Road, Neptune, (732) 922-6140

KNOB HILL GOLF CLUB
Highway 33 West, Manalapan, (732) 792-8118

OLD ORCHARD COUNTRY CLUB
54 Monmouth Road, Eatontown, (732) 542-7666

PEBBLE CREEK GOLF COURSE
40 Route 537 East, Colts Neck, (732) 303-9090

PINE BROOK GOLF COURSE
1 Covered Bridge Blvd., Manalapan, (732) 536-7272

SHARK RIVER GOLF COURSE
320 Old Corlies Avenue, Neptune, (732) 992-4141

SPRING MEADOW GOLF COURSE
Atlantic Avenue (Route 524), Wall, (732) 449-0806

TWIN BROOK GOLF CENTER
1251 Jumping Brook Road, Tinton Falls, (732) 922-1600

Golf Club

EAGLE RIDGE GOLF CLUB
2 Augusta Boulevard, Lakewood, (732) 901-4900
www.EagleRidgeGolf.com
Eagle Ridge Golf Club is the only semi-private, twenty-seven hole golf course in Ocean and Monmouth counties. While offering many membership options, Eagle Ridge Golf Club is also open for public golf all year long. With generous fairways and bent grass hills, a natural Pinelands look is maintained throughout the course. A beautifully appointed 25,000 square foot clubhouse offers a well stocked professional golf shop, a superb, full service restaurant and bar, The View Restaurant, and the elegant Grande View Ballroom, ideal for weddings and the most special of occasions. Eagle Ridge Golf Club is just fifteen minutes from the Jersey Shore, and a straight shot down the Parkway, Route 9, or Route 70!

Environmental Organizations

Editor's Note: For our readers who want to be involved in helping to protect and preserve the Shore's natural environment, the environmental organizations listed below will be of particular interest. For more environmental groups, please refer to www.njenvironment.org or www.jerseyshorevacation.com.

ALLIANCE FOR A LIVING OCEAN
528 Dock Road, Beach Haven, NJ 08008; (609) 276-2360

www.livingocean.org
Works to stop ocean dumping and preserve the Jersey Shore's water quality.

AMERICAN LITTORAL SOCIETY
www.littoralsociety.org
A membership organization dedicated since 1961 to the protection of all coastal habitats including beaches, estuaries, rivers, wetlands, and their wildlife.

BARNEGAT BAY ESTUARY PROGRAM
www.bbep.org
BBEP is dedicated to citizen involvement in the protection of the Barnaget Bay Estuary Area.

CATTUS ISLAND COUNTY PARK / COOPER ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER
www.co.ocean.nj.us/parks/cattus.html
Cattus Island is home to the Cooper Environmental Center, where visitors of all ages will enjoy our many displays and collections of snakes and reptiles, as well as numerous programs and presentations run by a professional staff. One of its most popular programs is the Junior Naturalist Program, which encourages young environmentalists to partake in hands-on activities.

CLEAN OCEAN ACTION
www.cleanoceanaction.org
COA is a broad based coalition working to improve and protect the waters off the New Jersey/New York coast.

CLEAN OCEAN AND SHORE TRUST
www.nynjcoast.org
COAST is a bipartisan, bistate Legislative Committee for the maximization of the ecological, economic, and scenic resources of New Jersey and New York Coastal areas. COAST is involved in dredging, estuary management, and other issues.

FORKED RIVER MOUNTAIN COALITION
www.frmc.org
The Forked River Mountain Coalition is a grassroots organization working to conserve, maintain, protect, and restore the natural, cultural, historical, recreational, and other resources of the Pinelands' Forked River Mountains.

JERSEY COAST ANGLERS ASSOCIATION
www.jcaa.org
The JCAA represents the position of marine sport anglers in matters pertaining to fishing, fisheries, and environmental quality. They often work with environmental organizations and other sport clubs.

MANASQUAN RIVER WATERSHED ASSOCIATION
www.manasquanriver.org
Formed in 1996, the association is a group of dedicated people interested in protecting and restoring the Manasquan River. The organization is comprised of local citizens, scientists, natural resource managers, environmental groups, municipal officials, civic groups, private businesses, and anyone interested in environmental issues.

MONMOUTH CONSERVATION FOUNDATION
www.monmouthconservation.org
Purchases and holds in trust land threatened by improper development until conveyance to the county park system, a municipality, or individuals with conservation covenants.

MONMOUTH COUNTY FRIENDS OF CLEARWATER
www.mcclearwater.org
The MCFC is concerned with pollution in and around Raritan Bay, the New Jersey coastline in general, and Monmounth County.

NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY OF NEW JERSEY
www.npsnj.org
Promotes the appreciation of New Jersey's native plants.

NATURE CONSERVANCY OF NEW JERSEY
www.nature.org
The Nature Conservancy of New Jersey purchases and protects land that is home to threatened or endangered species.

NEW JERSEY ACADEMY FOR AQUATIC SCIENCES
www.njaquarium.org/index2.html
The New Jersey Academy for Aquatic Sciences is a non-profit organization committed to education, conservation, and research.

NEW JERSEY AUDUBON SOCIETY
www.njaudubon.org
Preserves bird habitat and educates NJ residents about conservation. For information about the Monmouth County Audobon Society, please visit www.monmouthaudubon.org.

NEW JERSEY CONSERVATION FOUNDATION
www.njconservation.org
Purchases open space for preservation throughout the state.

NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
www.state.nj.us/dep
Assists New Jersey residents in preserving, sustaining, protecting and enhancing the environment.

NEW JERSEY ENVIRONMENTAL FEDERATION
1002 Ocean Avenue, Belmar, NJ 07719; (732) 280-8988

www.cleanwateraction.org/njef
Promotes policies to keep toxics out of our waterways and drinking water.

NEW JERSEY PINELANDS COMMISSION
www.state.nj.us/pinelands/
Learn about what makes this part of our state so special. Also, get updates on what issues are being addressed by the commission.

PINELANDS PRESERVATION ALLIANCE
www.pinelandsalliance.org
With over one million acres, the Pinelands represent twenty-two percent of New Jersey's land mass. Two thirds of it are held in private hands. The PPA works to preserve the Pinelands National Reserve.

SAVE BARNEGAT BAY
www.savebarnegatbay.org
A not-for-profit environmental group working to conserve undeveloped natural land and clean water throughout the Barnegat Bay watershed

NEW JERSEY SIERRA CLUB
Jersey Shore Group, Oceanport

www.njsierra.org
Works to protect water, air and land through local chapters and legislative lobbying.

WETLANDS INSTITUTE
www.wetlandsinstitute.org
Through education, research, and stewardship, the Wetlands Institute promotes appreciation and understanding of the vital role of wetlands and coastal ecosystems.

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Compiled from the New Jersey Environmental Center website (created by the New Jersey Environmental Lobby and the Environmental Education Fund): www.njenvironment.org.

Ten Things You Can Do To Maintain A Healthy Barnegat Bay

1) Avoid over use of fertilizers. Test your soil, apply the right amount, and don't apply before a heavy rainfall.

2) Use a car wash which recycles water. Or wash your car on a lawn/stones, not in the street.

3) Don't litter—it travels to the street and ends up in storm drains and the bay.

4) Recycle bottles, cans, newspapers, and motor oil. Compost yard waste. Use re-useable grocery bags.

5) Pesticides are toxic! Use organic when possible. If you must use them, follow directions carefully.

6) Always pick up pet waste!

7) Use a pump-out boat service/facility for your waste.

8) Safely dispose of household toxic wastes. Call Ocean County Solid Waste Management.

9) Anglers—don't leave fishing gear behind!

10) Conserve water!! Take short showers, shut the tap off!

Courtesy of ReClam The Bay
www.reclamthebay.org

Updated 6-12-14

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