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Places To Go & Things To Do

Northern Ocean & Monmouth Counties

"Spring Lake Morning"
by Paula Kolojeski, Princeton, NJ

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Area Information
Area TownsTourism InformationColleges / UniversitiesHospitals & Healthcare

Attractions & Activities
Amusement Parks, Rides, & BoardwalksAntiquingAquariumArtists’ Guilds
Auction & Flea MarketsAuto RacingBaseballBicycle Rentals
Boat Rides & Sightseeing CruisesBug MuseumCasinosGolf Club
Historic VillagesHorse RacingIce SkatingKayaking & CanoeingLighthouses
Paint Your Own PotteryParty / Charter BoatsPetting Farms & Zoos
Pistol RangePlanetariumSailboat RidesWater ParksWater Sports Wineries

Theaters, Theater Companies, & Concert Halls

Parks, Recreation Areas, Trails, & Scenic Overlooks

Historic Sites & Museums

Public Golf Courses
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Environmental Organizations

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Area Information

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!

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.

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.

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:
10-17: Rhythm & Chowder Festival (Inlet Drive); 11-27: Tree Lighting and Santa's Arrival (Bay and Arnold Avenues). 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.

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

OCEAN COUNTY PUBLIC AFFAIRS/TOURISM DEPARTMENT
Dana Lancellotti, Director

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!

MONMOUTH COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC INFORMATION AND TOURISM
Jeanne DeYoung, Tourism Representative

1 East Main Street, Freehold, (800) 523-2587

www.tourism.visitmonmouth.com
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.

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OCEAN COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PARKS & RECREATION
1198 Bandon Road
, Toms River, 1-877-OC PARKS
www.oceancountyparks.org
On more than 4,000 acres in twenty-seven facilities, The Ocean County Department of Parks & Recreation offers programs for adults and children including 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 (limited access - located on the Barnegat Bay but currently closed due to Superstorm Sandy). Ocean County Park and A. Paul King County Park have beautiful, freshwater lakes and sandy beaches, playgrounds, restrooms, picnic facilities, and are staffed with lifeguards from 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM daily from mid-June until Labor Day (conditions permitting). There is no charge to use any of the county facilities. Call or visit the website above for brochures and directions.

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

www.monmouthcountyparks.com
Over 16,175 acres of preserved open spaces are available for your fitness and relaxing pleasure at more than thirty county parks. 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.

Fishing License Information

Before heading out to fish, make sure you have the proper documentation.

SALTWATER registration (free): www.nj.gov/dep/saltwaterregistry/index.html

FRESHWATER license information and registration (fee applies): www.state.nj.us/dep/fgw/fishneed.htm

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

Ocean Grove Tents
by Elizabeth A. DeGregorio, Manchester, NJ

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. When visiting, be sure to take a ride on the antique Dentzel/Looff Carousel!

SIX FLAGS GREAT ADVENTURE, SAFARI, AND HURRICANE HARBOR
Route 537 (one mile south of I-195), Jackson, NJ 08527
www.sixflags.com

Antiquing

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

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

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
The Ocean County Artists Guild is a non-profit organization working to promote the arts in Ocean County, attracting artists and patrons from around the region. Our mission is to serve the artists and community, to provide an outlet and training for artistic talent, to enhance the quality of life for the resident and thereby attract newcomers, and to provide an attraction to draw tourists to the community. The Guild provides exhibition space for members on a monthly basis and holds solo shows for selected artists who may be members as well as artists who live outside the area. We offer classes for both adults and children, workshops, demonstrations, open studio time with live models, and various cultural programs. We welcome artists of every level. The Gallery Gift Shop showcases contemporary and traditional fine art and crafts for sale. The Guild is open to the public Tuesday - Sunday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM. Admission is free.

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

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."
Tour the 1,203-acre Manasquan 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 and Wednesday tours Memorial Day through September. $6. for adults and $4. for twelve and under.

RIVER BELLE & RIVER QUEEN
SIGHTSEEING & DINING CRUISES

47 Broadway, Point Pleasant Beach, (732) 892-3377

www.riverboattour.com

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

www.riverlady.com

Bug Museum

INSECTROPOLIS
1761 Route 9, Toms River, (732) 349-7090
www.insectropolis.com
Over a dozen exhibit areas, 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. Touch a live tarantula, scorpion, millipede, and a hissing cockroach before you leave.

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

COLONIAL TERRACE GOLF COURSE
1003 Wickapecko Drive, Ocean Township (Monmouth County), (732) 775-3636

www.ColonialTerraceGolf.com  
Colonial Terrace Golf Course is a regulation nine-hole municipal course nestled in a neighborhood within Ocean Township, Monmouth County. It boasts 2,616 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par 35. The course consists of two par 5s, four par 4s, and three par 3s. A nine-hole course sporting par 4s and 5s is a rarity within the County. The course is challenging for veteran players, yet friendly to beginners. Snacks and basic supplies as well as golf clubs to rent are available at a quaint clubhouse. Easily accessible from the Parkway and Route 18, the golf course is open April through October. An onsite PGA pro offers private and semi-private lessons. Greens fees and lesson rates available by phone or from the course's website. “There's Always Time For Nine.”

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 - Labor Day, Wed. - Sun. 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM; weekends in May, Sept., Oct., Nov. 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM. See also “Allaire State Park” under “Parks & Recreation Areas.”

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, & Stand Up Paddling

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 a 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. $6. for adults and $4. for twelve and under. In the winter, the reservoir is open for ice skating, ice boating, and ice fishing (depending upon weather conditions). 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

www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/barnlig.html
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. Climb the 217 steps to the top for amazing, breathtaking views from every angle. The park offers facilities for picnicking and fishing. Open: Memorial Day - Labor Day, daily 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM. Admission: ages 12 and older: $3.; 6 to 11: $1.; 5 and under: free. Labor Day - Memorial Day, Wed. - Sun. 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM. Admission is free in the off-season.

ROMER SHOAL LIGHTHOUSE
Off Sandy Hook

www.romershoal.org
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. The light was significantly damaged by Hurricane Sandy and remediation, recovery, and renovation work is currently underway. Maintained by the Coast Guard. Closed to the public.

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

www.nps.gov/gate/planyourvisit/sandy-hook-hours.htm
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. Lighthouse Keepers Quarters/Visitor Center open daily 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Children must at least 48 inches tall to climb the lighthouse. Seasonal park admission fees may apply; please check website for park fees and hours.

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

www.seagirtlighthouse.com
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 from the week after Easter through the week of Thanksgiving on Sundays, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM; closed on major holidays. Donations welcome.

TUCKER'S ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE
Tuckerton Seaport, 120 West Main Street (Route 9), Tuckerton, (609) 296-8868

www.TuckertonSeaport.org
Tucker's Island Lighthouse is a reproduction of the light that was built in 1868 on Tucker's Island, a five-mile island off Long Beach Island that slowly disappeared into the sea between the mid-1920s and 1952. The island had residents, a school, two hotels, and a Coast Guard station. When you enter the building, look for photos of the original lighthouse as it collapsed into the sea on October 12, 1927. The lighthouse contains exhibits on New Jersey maritime
history and the people who lived it, including the stories of shipwrecks, lighthouse keepers, and the U.S. Lifesaving Service. From the second floor, you can climb the forty-two steps to the top of the tower for a beautiful view of Tuckerton Seaport and Lake Pohatcong. Open daily 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Closed major holidays. Admission: adults: $8.; seniors (62 and older): $6.; children 6 -12: $5.; children 5 and under are free. Please refer to the listing for “Tuckerton Seaport” under “Attractions & Activities.”

TWIN LIGHTS OF NAVESINK
Lighthouse Road (off Route 36), Highlands, (732) 872-1814

www.twinlightslighthouse.com
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. Park and building hours change seasonally and are affected by inclement weather. Call for current hours of operation.

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

Theaters, Theater Companies, & Concert Halls

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Parks, Recreation Areas, Trails, & Scenic Overlooks

"Jersey Shore Whimsy"
by Vincent Nardone, Brick, NJ

Highlighted below are the Parks and Recreation Areas in Ocean and Monmouth counties at the Jersey Shore.

OCEAN COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PARKS & RECREATION
1198 Bandon Road
, Toms River, 1-877-OC PARKS
www.oceancountyparks.org
On more than 4,000 acres in twenty-seven facilities, The Ocean County Department of Parks & Recreation offers programs for adults and children including 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 (limited access - located on the Barnegat Bay but currently closed due to Superstorm Sandy). Ocean County Park and A. Paul King County Park have beautiful, freshwater lakes and sandy beaches, playgrounds, restrooms, picnic facilities, and are staffed with lifeguards from 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM daily from mid-June until Labor Day (conditions permitting). There is no charge to use any of the county facilities. Call or visit the website above for brochures and directions.

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

www.monmouthcountyparks.com
Over 16,175 acres of preserved open spaces are available for your fitness and relaxing pleasure at more than thirty county parks. 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.

Fishing License Information

Before heading out to fish, make sure you have the proper documentation.

SALTWATER registration (free): www.nj.gov/dep/saltwaterregistry/index.html

FRESHWATER license information and registration (fee applies): www.state.nj.us/dep/fgw/fishneed.htm

A. PAUL KING COUNTY PARK
2 West Bay Avenue (junction of Routes 9 and 72), Stafford Township, 1-877-OCPARKS

www.oceancountyparks.org
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, restrooms, handicapped accessible.

ALLAIRE STATE PARK
THE
HISTORIC VILLAGE AT ALLAIRE
4263 Atlantic Avenue (Route 524), Farmingdale, (732) 938-2371
www.allairevillage.org
This park boasts a restored early-nineteenth-century bog iron mining community. You'll find picnicking, playgrounds, campsites, walking and riding trails, a Nature Center, general store, living history, and the Pine Creek Railroad steam trains. See also “The Historic Village At Allaire” under “Historic Sites & Museums.”

BARNEGAT BRANCH TRAIL COUNTY PARK
Burr Street in Barnegat Township to Station Drive in Lacey Township, 1-877-OC PARKS

www.oceancountyparks.org
On October 15, 2007, the Barnegat Branch Trail was officially opened to the public. This “rail-to-trail” project follows the abandoned Barnegat Branch Division of the Central Railroad of New Jersey. The trail is made up of several phases, and will stretch 15.6 miles from Barnegat to Toms River once completed. The paved trail offers wonderful views of nature and wildlife and is perfect for walking, hiking, biking, and in-line skating. The following sections are complete: Phases I, II, IV, and V: 6.75 miles, from Burr Street in Barnegat to Station Drive in Lacey, with parking in Barnegat on Memorial Drive and Barnegat Boulevard; in Ocean Township on Country Lane and Railroad Avenue; and in Lacey on Old Shore Road. Phase II: two miles, from Cedar Creek to Maryland Avenue in Berkeley Township, with parking in Berkeley at William J. Dudley Park on Route 9, Serpentine Drive and Princeton Avenue, and Railroad Avenue and Maryland Avenue. Municipal Trail: 1 mile, from Railroad Avenue to Atlantic City Boulevard in Beachwood.

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

www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/barnlig.html
A one time hideout of Captain Kidd and his pirates, this panoramic beach now offers fishing, swimming, trails, birding, and picnicking. Historic "Old Barney" lighthouse is here, too, and you can learn the story behind the lighthouse at the Interpretive Center. Park open daily 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM. Lighthouse open daily Memorial Day - Labor Day, 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM. Lighthouse admission: ages 12 and older: $3.; children 6 to 11: $1.

BAYSHOLM TRACT
351 Burlington Road, Freehold Township, (732) 842-4000 or (732) 431-4664

www.monmouthcountyparks.com
This 71-acre site is being preserved in its natural state. Designated as “open lands,” it is undeveloped with no facilities and limited access. Open lands may serve to protect areas of scenic beauty or a natural habitat as well as enhance public health and water quality protection.

BAYSHORE WATERFRONT PARK
719 Port Monmouth Road, Port Monmouth, (732) 842-4000

www.monmouthcountyparks.com
At 228 acres, this scenic park is home to a 495-foot fishing pier, the historic Bayshore Waterfront Park Activity Center (the Seabrook-Wilson House), and beautiful views of the Raritan Bay and the NYC skyline. Beach access, salt marshes, boating, fishing, birding, picknicking.

BEAVER DAM CREEK COUNTY PARK
3430 Bridge Avenue, Point Pleasant, 1-877-OC PARKS

www.oceancountyparks.org
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 6 acres of playing fields. Two superb tennis courts and a basketball court are also available for use.

BERKELEY ISLAND COUNTY PARK
399 Brennan Concourse, Berkeley Township, 1-877-OC PARKS

www.oceancountyparks.org
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. The park is currently closed so that redevelopment from damage caused by Superstorm Sandy can continue, with the goal of reopening in the 2016.

BIG BROOK PARK
521 Route 520, Marlboro, (732) 842-4000

www.monmouthcountyparks.com
Named for Big Brook, which drains into the Swimming River Reservoir, this 415-acre park is known for its trails and rolling fields of grasses, goldenrod, and other perenials that provide a contiguous field habitat for butterflies, birds, and other wildlife.

CATTUS ISLAND COUNTY PARK AND COOPER ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER
1170 Cattus Island Boulevard (off Fischer Blvd.), Toms River, (732) 270-6960 or 1-877-OC PARKS

www.oceancountyparks.org
The unspoiled beauty of nature is the main attraction at Cattus Island County Park. For nature lovers, this 500-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, a beautiful Butterfly Garden, 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. Currently, the center is closed due damaged caused by Superstorm Sandy.

CEDAR BRIDGE TAVERN HISTORIC SITE
200 Old Halfway Road, Barnegat Township,
1-877-OCPARKS
www.oceancountyparks.org
Historic Cedar Bridge Tavern, located on 5 acres and surrounded by Bass River State Forest, dates back to 1816; however, the history of the site reaches back much further. It is rumored that the last skirmish of the American Revolution occurred here on December 27, 1782. A ceremony commemorating this event is held at the site each year on the Sunday closest to December 27. Due to its two hundred year history as a hub for locals and a crossroads for travelers, the tavern is listed on the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places. Currently the site is closed to the public while Ocean County works to learn more about the site, implement its historic preservation plan, protect its delicate structure, and preserve its unique story for future generations. The site will eventually be available for group tours.

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. Nature Center, trails, camping, fishing, picknicking, boating, canoeing, swimming, winter sports.

CLAYTON PARK
161 Emley's Hll Road, Upper Freehold, (732) 842-4000

www.monmouthcountyparks.com
This scenic 438-acre tract in Upper Freehold is known for its stately stands of oak, beech, ash, and birch trees. Located amidst rolling farmlands, there are nearly six miles of forested trails that bicyclists, hikers, and equestrians will enjoy.

CLOVERDALE FARM COUNTY PARK
34 Cloverdale Road, Barnegat, 1-877-OC PARKS
www.oceancountyparks.org
Get acquainted with this tucked away, 90-acre jewel, the newest park in the Ocean County system. A former cranberry bog and tree farm, the natural beauty of the park lends itself to a unique 1.4 mile self-guided nature trail which meanders through the farm and into undisturbed woodlands, offering an escape from every day life. Also on the grounds are original buildings from the Collins' family farm, dating back to the early 1900s.
The Nature Center, opened in May 2015, contains exhibits that highlight the natural beauty and historical significance of the park and is open on Fri., Sat., Sun., and by chance during the rest of the week.

CROSSWICKS CREEK PARK AND GREENWAY
County Road 532, Upper Freehold, (732) 842-4000 or (609) 259-5784

www.monmouthcountyparks.com
Located amidst horse farms, nurseries, and protected farmland, more than 1,897 acres protect Crosswicks Creek, an important local water resource, and provide access for fishing, paddling, and informal multi-use trails. At the heart of this greenway is pastoral Historic Walnford, a formal mill village. See also “Historic Walnford” and “Union Transportation Trail.”

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 54 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.

DORBROOK RECREATION AREA
209 County Road 537 East, Colts Neck, (732) 542-1642 or (732) 842-4000

www.monmouthcountyparks.com
Developed with active recreation in mind, a wide variety of programs, classes, camps, and activities are offered at this 535-acre site. Doorbrook is home to Challenger Place, a universally accessible playground for children of all abilities with elevated surfaces and wider entry/play areas for wheelchair access. Other attractions include an Activity/Visitors Center, trails, group picnic shelters, a playground and sprayground, tennis and basketball courts, athletic fields (soccer, field hockey, flag football, women's lacrosse, softball), and in-line skating rink.

DOUBLE TROUBLE STATE PARK
Double Trouble Road West, Berkeley or 581 Pinewald Keswick Road, Bayville, (732) 341-6662

www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/double.html
Double Trouble State Park offers an outstanding example of the Pine Barrens ecosystem and a window into Pine Barrens history. The park provides the protection and interpretation of over 8,000 acres of significant natural, cultural, and recreational resources representative of the Pinelands National Reserve. 
Rich with natural and cultural heritage, visitors can enjoy trails, fishing, hiking, biking, canoeing, and kayaking. Double Trouble Village is a well-preserved historic village featuring New Jersey's cranberry agriculture, logging, and milling industries. Experience the cranberry bogs, restored village buildings, and Interpretive Center. The park open 8:00 AM to dusk. The Interpretive Center is open Wed. - Sun. 10:00 AM - 3:45 PM.

EAST FREEHOLD SHOWGROUNDS
1500 Kozlowski Road, Freehold, (732) 780-1021 or (732) 842-4000

www.monmouthcountyparks.com
An 81-acre showground for horse shows, dog shows, and special events, East Freehold Showgrounds is also the home of the annual Monmouth County Fair. Upwards of 100,000 people enjoy the five day event held each year in late July.

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

This county property, located on the northern shore of Silver Bay, consists of 45 acres of pristine wetlands and can be visited via the Parks & Recreation Department's pontoon boat tours. Contact Cattus Island County Park (
732-270-6960) for details on touring this protected area.

EDWIN B. FORSYTHE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
Headquarters: Brigantine Division, Route 9, Oceanville, (609) 652-1665

deCamp Wildlife Trail: intersection of Mantoloking and Adamston Roads, Brick Township

Barnegat Observation Platform: Bay Shore Drive, Barnegat

www.fws.gov/refuge/edwin_b_forsythe/
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 Jersey Shore for their own use. Wildlife drive and trails are open seven days-a-week from sunrise to sunset. Headquarters is open weekdays, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM.

ENO'S POND COUNTY PARK
330 East Lacey Road, Lacey Township, 1-877-OC PARKS

www.oceancountyparks.org
Eno's Pond County Park opened in autumn 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 for 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, open playing fields, nature trails, picnic area/grills, playground, restrooms, volleyball, handicapped accessible.

FISHERMEN'S COVE CONSERVATION AREA
391 Third Avenue, Manasquan, (732) 842-4000

www.monmouthcountyparks.com
This 55-acre site, the last undeveloped tract on the Manasquan Inlet, is a great place for fishermen, kayakers, wildlife enthusiasts, and beach-goers. Locally known as “Dog Beach,” dogs are permitted in designated areas only.

FORT MONMOUTH RECREATION CENTER
2566 Guam Lane, Tinton Falls, (848) 456-4278 or (732) 842-4000

www.monmouthcountyparks.com
Formerly a part of the Fort Monmouth military base, this 21,000 square foot recreation center is the park system's first ever indoor recreation facility. “The Fort” has an impressive array of amenities, including a large outdoor pool, classrooms, fitness rooms, gym, and game room.

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

www.oceancountyparks.org
This conservation area consists of 45 acres of cedar swamp and uplands bordering Mill Creek. These wetlands protect Mill Creek as it flows into the Toms River.

FREEDOM FIELDS COUNTY PARK
1160 Route 539, Little Egg Harbor Township, 1-877-OC PARKS
www.oceancountyparks.org
Active recreation is the theme at this 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 AND CONSERVATION AREA
419 Broadway, Point Pleasant Beach, 1-877-OC PARKS
www.oceancountyparks.org
All but a small parcel of land of this 48-acre tract is an island conservation area in the Manasquan River. It's a great place for a picnic lunch, bird watching, or fishing.

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. 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. A historic World War II naval gun from the Battleship New Jersey is now on permanent display as a part of the Battery Lewis restoration.

HENRY HUDSON TRAIL
Aberdeen/Keyport border to Atlantic Highlands, and Matawan to Freehold

Activity Center: 945 Route 36, Leonardo, (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 Route 36) from the Aberdeen/Keyport border at the intersection of Lloyd Road and Clark Street 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 Route 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. The park totals 100 acres. Note: Trail conditions are primitive and users should expect wet and muddy patches, with no alternate route around.

HISTORIC WALNFORD
62 Walnford Road, Upper Freehold (609) 259-6275 or (732) 842-4000

www.monmouthcountyparks.com
This 36-acre mill site is listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places. At the heart of the Crosswicks Creek Park, the site showcases over 200 years of social, technological, and environmental history. The beautiful landscape of field, woodland, and wetlands also contains the Gristmill, the Waln Home (built in 1772), and the historic Carriage House and Corn Crib entrance. Visitors can tour the grounds year-round; guided tours and historic talks are offered on a seasonal basis. See also “Crosswicks Creek Park” and “Union Transportation Trail.”

HOLMDEL PARK AND HISTORIC 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. Historic 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! The park is also home to the David C. Shaw Arboretum, a 22-acre educational and horticultural display devoted to trees, shubs, and other woody plants that grow in Monmouth County. 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/parks/island.html
One of the few remaining undeveloped barrier beaches on the North Atlantic, Island Beach State Park stretches for ten miles between the Atlantic Ocean and the historic Barnegat Bay. Over 3,000 acres of pure beauty offer habitat to maritime plants and diverse wildlife, including New Jersey's largest osprey colony. Bathing areas, food, botanical preserve, trails, natural areas, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, picknicking, the Sedge Island Conservation Zone, and the Emily DeCamp Interpretive Center. Open Mon. - Fri. 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM; Sat., Sun., and holidays 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM. Access to fishing in the park is 24 hours-a-day. Mobile sportfishing vehicle permits are available through the Park's Visitor Contact Station at the entrance gate. Please check the website for current entrance fees (charged by vehicle).

JAKES BRANCH COUNTY PARK AND NATURE CENTER
1100 Double Trouble Road, Beachwood, (732) 281-2750 or 1-877-OCPARKS
www.oceancountyparks.org
Known as “The Gateway to the Pines,” the 400-acre 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 forest can be taken in from the observation deck 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 AND SPORTS COMPLEX
660 Ocean Avenue OR 300 New Hampshire Avenue, Lakewood, 1-877-OC PARKS

www.oceancountyparks.org
Tall oaks and pines surround gorgeous 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
Barnegat Boulevard North (westbound side), Barnegat, 1-877-OC PARKS

www.oceancountyparks.org
Opened in 2014, this hidden gem covers over 177 acres of forests and wetlands. The entrance road winds among pines and blueberries into a quiet and pristine setting. Amenities include a comfort station with restrooms, ample parking, and a 1.75 mile marked nature trail. The trail highlights the park's diversity as it meanders through rolling hills that are relic sand dunes from a time when the area was a prehistoric beach. The trail also crosses Lochiel Creek, the park's namesake, which harbors populations of federally threatened wildflowers and strange carnivorous plants. Along with native orchids and wetland shrubs, there are plenty of wildflowers to see throughout the growing season. The parking area also serves as a trailhead where visitors can access the 6.5 contiguous miles of the Barnegat Branch Trail via a short connector trail.

MANASQUAN RESERVOIR
311 Windeler Road, Howell Township, (732) 919-0996 or (732) 842-4000

www.monmouthcountyparks.com
Please refer to the 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 a 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. $6. for adults and $4. for twelve and under. In the winter, the reservoir is open for ice skating, ice boating, and ice fishing (depending upon weather conditions). 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, (732) 842-4000

www.monmouthcountyparks.com
Over 337 acres along the Manasquan River are protected in their natural state. This preserved open space provides river access for fishermen, kayakers, and boaters with canoes and other small watercraft. Please be aware that navigating sections of the river may be challenging and/or require numerous portages due to natural obstructions and fluctuating water levels. River access, including fishing, is available from these locations in Howell: Southard Avenue; West Farms Road; Ketcham Road; Haven Bridge Road.

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

www.oceancountyparks.org
With great views of Barnegat Bay, this park caters to anglers, crabbers, and sightseers. On the Brick side of the Mantoloking Bridge, the 70-foot-long fishing and crabbing pier also features a boardwalk, picnic area, sun shade, gazebo, and lighted paths. Park goers have access to a second pier on the south side of the bridge, as well as Traders Cove Marina and Park (maintained by the Brick Township Department of Parks & Recreation).

METEDECONK RIVER CONSERVATION AREA
Brick and Lakewood Townships, 1-877-OC PARKS

www.oceancountyparks.org
Although primarily a conservation site, this 318-acre area is also excellent for canoeing during peak tides.

METEDECONK RIVER GREENWAY
Freehold to Howell, (732) 842-4000

www.monmouthcountyparks.com
This 929-acre greenway protects the water quality and wildlife habitat along the Metedeconk River, a natural border between Monmouth and Ocean counties. The Monmouth County Park System is preserving land along the Metedeconk stream corridor in conjunction with similar efforts in the Ocean County portion of the watershed. Currently, there is no established parking for this site.

MILL CREEK COUNTY PARK
111 Chelsea Avenue, Berkeley Township, 1-877-OC PARKS

www.oceancountyparks.org
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. The park'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, trails, grills, restrooms, handicapped accessible. This park is also the future site of the Ocean County Sailing Center.

MONMOUTH BATTLEFIELD AND MONMOUTH BATTLEFIELD STATE PARK
16 Business Route 33, Manalapan, (732) 462-9616

www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/monbat.html
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. Learn more about the rich history of Monmouth Battlefield through wayside exhibits located on Perrine Hill, Combs Hill, and the Hedgerow. Visitors Center, birding, picnic areas, trails, and playgrounds. Sledding and cross-country skiing in winter.

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 12 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
659 Ocean Avenue (Route 88), Lakewood, 1-877-OC PARKS
www.oceancountyparks.org
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. Ocean County Park has a large, accessible picnic facility. Reservations are available for a nominal fee for up to 700 persons. Warm weather isn't the only time to enjoy this park. 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 many facilities. An off-leash dog park area is also available. Yearly fee applies. Visit website for details.

PARKERTOWN PARK
Dock Road, Little Egg Harbor, (609) 296-7241

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. Picnic tables, restrooms, handicapped accessible.

PATRIOTS COUNTY PARK AND SPORTS FIELD COMPLEX
483 Bowman Road, Jackson Township, 1-877-OC PARKS
www.oceancountyparks.org
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, horseshoes, picnic area, playground, shuffleboard, soccer, softball, a 1-mile fitness trail, restrooms, handicapped accessible.

PERRINEVILLE LAKE PARK
143 Baird Road or 23 Agress Road, Millstone, (732) 842-4000 ext. 4312

www.monmouthcountyparks.com
Beautiful woodlands, natural/agricultural fields, and a picturesque lake meet here on 1,090 acres in Millstone. Nearly five miles of multi-use trails are a favorite among area equestrians, birders, dog owners, walkers, and hikers. Cartop vessels such as canoes, kayaks, and electric-powered fishing boats are permitted on the 17-acre lake. Please note that portions of the park west of Agress Road are currently in the planning phases for future trail/facility development.

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

www.oceancountyparks.org
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, picnic area, handicapped accessible.

ROBERT J. MILLER AIRPARK AND OFF-LEASH DOG FACILITY
901 Route 530, Berkeley Township, 1-877-OC PARKS
www.oceancountyparks.org
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. Conservation area, cross-country skiing, open playing fields, pavilion, picnic area, restrooms, handicapped accessible. An off-leash dog park area is also available. Yearly fee applies. Visit website for details.

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.

SEVEN PRESIDENTS OCEANFRONT PARK
221 Ocean Avenue North, Long Branch, (732) 229-7025 or (732) 842-4000

www.monmouthcountyparks.com
This 38-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
1101 Schoolhouse Road, Wall Township, (732) 922-4080 or (732) 842-4000

www.monmouthcountyparks.com
Established in 1960 with surplus land from construction of the Garden State Parkway, Shark River Park is the first and oldest Monmouth County Park. There are more than 985 acres along either side of the Shark River in Neptune and Wall Township. A variety of picnic facilities host thousands of park visitors each year. Children can enjoy the playground year-round. The park's waterways, trails, hills, forests, and ponds attract birders, anglers, hikers, and nature lovers, and in the winter, cross-country skiers and ice skaters.

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

www.oceancountyparks.org
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 And Sports Complex.”

SOUTH GREEN STREET PARK
South Green Street Terminus, Tuckerton, (609) 296-5606

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! Picnic area, restrooms, handicapped accessible.

STANLEY H. “TIP” SEAMAN COUNTY PARK
120 Lakeside Drive (Route 9), Tuckerton, (609) 296-5606 or 1-877-OC PARKS

www.oceancountyparks.org
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 AND EQUESTRIAN CENTER
628 Middletown-Lincroft Road, Lincroft, (732) 224-1367 or (732) 842-4000

www.monmouthcountyparks.com
This 135-acre site is home to the Park System's Equestrian Center. With nearly twenty horses, the facility specializes in equestrian programs for people with physical and cognitive disabilities and operates with financial support from the non-profit Special People United to Ride. Sunnyside also has an exercise trail surrounded by tracts of open space and wetlands, which are managed as a field nesting bird habitat and stream buffer.

TATUM PARK
144 Holland Road and 151 Red Hill Road, Middletown, (732) 671-6050 or (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, to walk the trails, or to count how many different birds you see. 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
805 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, (732) 842-4000 ext. 4312

www.monmouthcountyparks.com
Established in 1968 when Geraldine Thompson bequeathed the famed 19th century horse estate “Brookdale Farm” to the citizens of Monmouth County, Thompson Park's 667 acres now serve as headquarters for the Monmouth County Park System. The preserved historic buildings offer a rich glimpse into the area's past, while the surrounding fields, trails, and lake provide a beautiful location for outdoor activities. Visitors can enjoy the playground, Craft Center, Visitor Center, off-leash dog area, fishing and boating on Marlu Lake (car-top vessels only), tennis courts, athletic fields, and a large picnic area.

TURKEY SWAMP PARK
200 Georgia Road, Freehold Township, (732) 462-7286 or (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 (April 1 - November 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
7 Millstream Road or 121 Jonathan Holmes Road, Upper Freehold, (732) 842-4000

www.monmouthcountyparks.com
The Union Transportation Trail is the county's second rail-trail and is ideal for equestrians, hikers, walkers, joggers, and bicyclists. The first two miles of this gravel trail opened in 2010 and include a rehabilitated historic wood trestle bridge over Lahaway Creek, which is one of the few physical remnants of the old railroad. Miles three and four of the trail (from Jonathon Holmes Road to Davis Station Road) opened in 2011. This section crosses Miry Run Creek and offers vistas of fields and rural scenery. When completed, the trail will measure 8.6 miles in length. See also “Crosswicks Creek Park” and “Historic Walnford.”

WELLS MILLS COUNTY PARK AND NATURE CENTER
905 Wells Mills Road (Route 532), Waretown, (609) 971-3085
or 1-877-OC PARKS
www.oceancountyparks.org
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” held each October 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 (seasonal), conservation area, fishing, Nature Center, open playing fields, picnic area, playground, restrooms.

WELTZ PARK
650 West Park Avenue, Oakhurst, (732) 842-4000

www.monmouthcountyparks.com
Visit this 165-acre park for hiking, birding, butterfly searching, or to simply enjoy nature and the quiet outdoors. This park is undeveloped with limited facilities, but a great, quiet escape.

WOLF HILL RECREATION AREA
3 Crescent Place, Oceanport, (732) 842-4000

www.monmouthcountyparks.com
Walk the open areas of Wolf Hill Recreation Area or play softball on one of two fields (available by reservation). In the future, this 92-acre site will be developed with active recreation in mind.

Historic Sites & Museums

"St. Elisabeth's Chapel, Ortley Beach"
by Janice Collinson, Manasquan, NJ

ALLEN HOUSE
400 Sycamore Avenue, Shrewsbury, (732) 462-1466

www.monmouthhistory.org
Built circa 1710, Allen House is the “most noted Tavern in Shrewsbury” and is furnished as a public house. See the two original beehive ovens, bar, and original staircase where a soldier was bayoneted. With Christ Church and the Quaker Meeting House on the other corners, Allen House is located at one of the most historic intersection in NJ. Open May - September, Fri., Sat., Sun. 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

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

The Old Wall Historical Society has restored and furnished a circa 1800 ten-room farmhouse and mid-nineteenth century one-room schoolhouse. A unique display of vintage clothing. Genealogy research. Special events. Open Sundays 1:00 PM - 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 on the second Sunday of each month 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM. Tours by appointment.

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

www.barnegathistoricalsociety.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 - Labor Day on Saturdays 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM. Private tours can be arranged throughout the year for groups of ten or more.

BARNEGAT LIGHT MUSEUM
501 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. Open weekends June - October 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.

BATSTO HISTORIC VILLAGE
31 Batsto Road, Hammonton, (609) 561-0024

www.batstovillage.org
Batsto Village is a New Jersey historic site, which is administered by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection's Division of Parks & Forestry. Located in the South Central Pinelands, this site is nationally recognized for its historical significance and beauty. The roots of Batsto Village can be traced back to 1766. Two centuries of American history are available to visitors, with the Pinelands environment as a scenic backdrop.
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. Attractions include village buildings, gristmill, saw mill, visitors center, museum and museum shop, and nature center.

BAY HEAD HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM
1643 Bay Avenue (corner of Bay and Bridge Avenues), Point Pleasant, (732) 892-0223

www.bayheadhistoricalsociety.com
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 Fri. - Mon. 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM. Groups by appointment.

CEDAR BRIDGE TAVERN HISTORIC SITE
200 Old Halfway Road, Barnegat Township,
1-877-OCPARKS
www.oceancountyparks.org
Historic Cedar Bridge Tavern, located on 5 acres and surrounded by Bass River State Forest, dates back to 1816; however, the history of the site reaches back much further. It is rumored that the last skirmish of the American Revolution occurred here on December 27, 1782. A ceremony commemorating this event is held at the site each year on the Sunday closest to December 27. Due to its two hundred year history as a hub for locals and a crossroads for travelers, the tavern is listed on the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places. Currently the site is closed to the public while Ocean County works to learn more about the site, implement its historic preservation plan, protect its delicate structure, and preserve its unique story for future generations. The site will eventually be available for group tours.

CHRIST CHURCH
380 Sycamore Avenue, Shrewsbury, (732) 741-2220

www.christchurchshrewsbury.org
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 church is on the National and State Registers of Historic Places and is part of the Four Corners Historic District.

CHRIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH OF MIDDLETOWN
90 Kings Highway, Middletown, (732) 671-2524

www.christchurchmiddletown.org
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.

THE CHURCH OF THE PRESIDENTS
1260 Ocean Avenue, Long Branch

www.churchofthepresidents.org
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 (732-842-4000). This 38-acre park was named to honor the seven presidents who vacationed in the immediate area.

THE COTTAGE MUSEUM
105 Simpson Avenue, Island Heights, (732) 929-1486

www.islandhts.org or www.islandheightsboro.com/events.htm
The Island Heights Cultural and Heritage Association showcases a circa 1880 Carpenter Gothic cottage, which is furnished in the simple "summer at the shore" style, making it a living museum. Open April - December on Saturdays 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM.

COVENHOVEN HOUSE
150 West Main Street, Freehold
, (732) 462-1466
www.monmouthhistory.org
Built 1752-1753, Covenhoven House served as headquarters for British General Sir Henry Clinton before the Battle of Monmouth in 1778. Open May – September, Fri., Sat., Sun. 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

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

www.tuckertonhistoricalsociety.org
The Giffordtown Schoolhouse Museum dates back to 1884. The original one-room building was later enlarged to two rooms. All students from West Tuckerton and the Little Egg Harbor Township area attended through eighth grade, with four grades in each room. Pot-bellied stoves, fueled by wood and coal, provided heat, and a hand pump in the entryway (the Cloakroom) provided water. The School was in operation until 1951. Formally dedicated on August 7, 1982, the Museum contains a large collection of artifacts relating to the Tuckerton (Clamtown) area, including documents from Ebenezer Tucker, Quaker memorabilia, antique furniture, and exhibits of the Tuckerton Railroad and the Tuckerton Wireless Tower. Open Wednesdays, year-round: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (by appointment); Saturdays, June - Labor Day: 2:00 PM - 4:00; Thursdays, February - October: the first Thursday of each month, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

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 - noon; Sun.: noon - 2:00 PM. Closed holidays.

HOLMES-HENDRICKSON HOUSE
62 Longstreet Road, Holmdel, (732) 462-1466

www.monmouthhistory.org
This historic home was built circa 1754 in the Dutch vernacular tradition for a well-to-do farming family. Open May - September, Fri., Sat., Sun. 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

THE HISTORIC VILLAGE AT ALLAIRE
Allaire State Park, Route 524, Wall,
(732) 938-2371
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 - Labor Day, Wed. - Sun. 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM; weekends in May, Sept., Oct., Nov. 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM. See also “Allaire State Park” under “Parks & Recreation Areas.”

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 inside the quaint tent colony, visits to Centennial Cottage (open July and August, Mon. - Sat. 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM weather permitting) 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 - mid-September, Mon. - Thurs. 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM; Fri. and Sat. till 5:00 PM; October - mid-December, Saturdays only 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM.

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 Wed., Sat., and Sun. 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Suggested admission: $5./person. The Museum is appropriate for ages six to adult.

JOHN F. PETO STUDIO MUSEUM
102 Cedar Avenue, Island Heights, (732) 929-4949

www.petomuseum.org
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. Open Sat. and Sun. 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM; Mon. - Fri. by appointment. Admission: adults: $10.; children twelve and under: $5.

L. RON HUBBARD HOUSE
666 East Avenue, Bay Head

www.lronhubbard.org/heritage-sites/bayhead-new-jersey.html
The home where Dianetics and Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard authored Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health stands fully restored today in Bay Head. Dianetics was published in Manhattan in May 1950 and soared straight to the top of The New York Times bestseller list. By the close of the 20th century, it was the best-selling self-help book of all time and remains so today. Following meticulous restoration, Mr. Hubbard's Bay Head residence stands today exactly as it did when he lived there. Through original artifacts, informative displays, and photographs, the home relates the origin of the book that followers of the religion say provides the means to release the full potential of the human mind. Open for tours.

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

www.laceytownship.org/content/4714/3936/5098/default.aspx
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, Wed. 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM; Sat. 10:00 AM - noon.

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

www.lakehurstnj.org/historysociety.html
Community museum featuring local artifacts including railroad items and items from the Hindenburg as well as other artifacts of interest. Open Wed. and Sun. 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM.

THE LITTLE RED SCHOOLHOUSE MUSEUM
Waretown Historical Society, 182 Wells Mills Road (Route 532), Waretown, (609) 693-4177 or (609) 693-3304

www.twpoceannj.gov/Historical_Society.html
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 - Labor Day, Fridays only 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM.

LONG BEACH ISLAND HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION MUSEUM
Engleside and Beach Avenues, Beach Haven, (609) 492-0700

www.lbimuseum.com
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 recovered shipwreck artifacts and documents the lives of the early Barnegat Baymen and seafarers. Admission: $3 per adult; children with adults are free. Open Memorial Day weekend - late June, Sat. and Sun. 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM. Late June - Labor Day, seven days a week 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM; Sept. 10 - early October, Sat. and Sun. 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM.

LONGSTREET FARM AND HOLMDEL PARK
44 Longstreet Road, Holmdel Park, Holmdel, (732) 946-3758 or (732) 842-4000
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.monmouthhistory.org
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 Monmouth County Historical Association in 1936. It is furnished to reflect ownership from 1685 through 1820, with five rooms providing the time line. Open May - September, Fri., Sat., Sun. 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

MONMOUTH BATTLEFIELD AND MONMOUTH BATTLEFIELD STATE PARK
16 Business Route 33, Manalapan, (732) 462-9616

www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/monbat.html
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. Learn more about the rich history of Monmouth Battlefield through wayside exhibits lcoated on Perrine Hill, Combs Hill, and the Hedgerow. Visitors center, birding, picnic areas, trails, and playgrounds. Sledding and cross-country skiing in winter.

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

www.monmouthhistory.org
Five 18th century historic houses have been preserved by the association. Its headquarters in Freehold offer a fine library and museum featuring changing and permanent exhibitions. Museum hours: Tues. - Sat. 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Library hours: Wed. - Sat. 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM. The historical houses are located in various towns throughout the county and are open seasonally May - September. Please call or visit their website for locations and times.

MONMOUTH MUSEUM
Brookdale Community College, 765 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, (732) 747-2266

www.monmouthmuseum.org
The Monmouth Museum, founded in 1963 as a Museum of Ideas, presents changing exhibits in the fields of art, history, and science to educate and entertain while providing a destination for creative expression and life-long learning to the diverse community it serves. Changing exhibitions featured in the Museum's Main Gallery and the Nilson Gallery present a wide variety of art in all media. Children will have exciting learning experiences in our popular Dorothy V. Morehouse WonderWing and Becker Children's Wing. Located on the campus of Brookdale College. Admission: $8./person; children under two: free. Main Gallery and Nilson Gallery hours: Tues., Wed., Thurs., and Sat. 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM; Fri. 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM, Sun. noon - 5:00 PM. Dorothy V. Morehouse WonderWing and Becker Children's Wing hours: call or check website.

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; September - May: 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 April 16 - November 30, Wed., Fri., Sat., Sun. noon - 4:00 PM; December - March, Wed., Sat., Sun. noon - 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 Wed., Sat., and Sun. 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM.

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

www.tuckertonseaport.org/nj-surf-museum
Celebrate the history of New Jersey surfing and our surfing heritage at the New Jersey Surf Museum at Tuckerton Seaport! Canvases featuring photographs and text artfully tell the story of surfing in New Jersey's past (beginning as early as 1912), present, and future. Learn the stories of those involved in the beginning and growth of surfing in New Jersey. Explore the close connection of surfing to the environment and the science of waves. Exhibits include a large collection of surfboards, memorabilia, and surf art.

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

1 Memorial Lane, Holmdel, (732) 335-0033

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. The Memorial is open 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week with no admission fee. Free guided tours are held every Saturday at 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM. The Vietnam Era Museum and Educational Center is open Tues. - Sat. 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Admission: adults $7.; seniors/students: $5. Veterans, active duty, and children under twelve are free.

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

www.oceancountyhistory.org
In 1782, the British created an international incident by hanging an American soldier named Joshua Huddy at Toms River. This tragic tableau is reenacted every year to commemorate the injustice. Toms River's seafaring past is also reflected in the organization's collection of treasures. See the historic exhibits in the museum and visit a Revolutionary battle site at nearby Huddy Park. Open Tues. and Thurs. 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM and the first Sat. of the month 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM. Research Center open Tues. and Wed. 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM and the first Sat. of the month 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM.

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

www.ochistory.org/OGHS_-_Main_Page.php
Open late May - September, Saturdays 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM.

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. 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.

SPRING LAKE HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM
Spring Lake Municipal
Building-Third Floor, 423 Warren Avenue, Third Floor, (732) 449-0772

www.springlakehistoricalsociety.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 Thurs. 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM and Sun. 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM or by appointment. Elevator available.

STAFFORD TOWNSHIP HISTORICAL SOCIETY
HERITAGE CULTURAL CENTER

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

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.

STRAUSS MANSION MUSEUM
Atlantic Highlands Historical Society, 27 Prospect Circle, Atlantic Highlands, (732) 291-1861

www.ahhistory.org
Get a taste of the history of Atlantic Highlands by visiting the town and the Atlantic Highlands Historical Society headquarters at the Strauss Mansion Museum. The museum is open Sundays 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM. You can also acquire information about the society's events, membership, and resources for research. Monthly programs at the mansion bring together historically minded individuals with speakers who explore, interpret, and bring to life the past of Atlantic Highlands, the region, and the nation. Programs are held April - December on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:30 PM.

THE STEPHEN CRANE HOUSE
508 Fourth Avenue, Asbury Park, (732) 775-5682

www.thestephencranehouse.org
Stephen Crane was not quite twelve years old when he moved to Asbury Park in 1883. He attended the Asbury Park Public School for two years and spent every summer of his teenage years gathering news stories in and around Asbury Park for his brother's news service. Before he left Asbury Park in the summer of 1892, he had written his first novel, Maggie, a Girl of the Streets, a dozen short stories called The Sullivan County Tales, and scores of newspaper articles. After living a bohemian life in New York City, his third novel, The Red Badge of Courage, earned him fame, but little fortune. He returned to write about Asbury Park in 1896, when he was a famous writer, commenting on the little city where he started his writing career. The house remained in the Crane family until 1899, and over the years went through several phases, including serving as a summer boarding house. Years of neglect, however, took its toll on the structure, and in 1995, it was slated for demolition. Neighbors Tom and Regina Hayes saved the house from the wrecking ball by purchasing and restoring it to serve as a community resource and small museum. Since then, the house has been the small venue for hundreds of literary, musical, film, and cultural programs, all dedicated to the memory of Stephen Crane and his very literary and artistic family. Call or check the website for programs and hours.

THE TAYLOR – BUTLER HOUSE
127 Kings Highway, Middletown, (732) 462-1466
www.monmouthhistory.org
After their marriage in 1849, Joseph and Mary Taylor built this grand house on the family homestead in Middletown. Originally known as Orchard Home (and now called the Taylor - Butler House), construction was completed in 1853. The home reflected the wealth and status that the Taylors had achieved. Here they raised their two children, and the house was furnished with family heirlooms and treasures from the Orient imported by Joseph's company. Their daughter, Mary, was the last Taylor to live here, and after her 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. In the 1950s, George and Helen Butler purchased the property. The Butlers were noted for their community involvement and hospitality.
This Victorian mansion does not have regular visiting hours, but is available to rent for events or meetings.

TOMS RIVER SEAPORT SOCIETY AND MARITIME MUSEUM
11 Hooper Avenue (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 Tues., Thurs., and Sat. 10:00 AM - 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. Open Tues. - Thurs. 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (and 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM April - December) and the first and second Sundays of the month 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM.

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.

WOODROW WILSON HALL, MONMOUTH UNIVERSITY
400 Cedar Avenue, West Long Branch, (732) 571-3400

www.monmouth.edu/wilson_hall
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 when the University is in session, Mon. - Fri. 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM.

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 COURSE
1003 Wickapecko Drive, Ocean Township (Monmouth County), (732) 775-3636

www.ColonialTerraceGolf.com  
Colonial Terrace Golf Course is a regulation nine-hole municipal course nestled in a neighborhood within Ocean Township, Monmouth County. It boasts 2,616 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par 35. The course consists of two par 5s, four par 4s, and three par 3s. A nine-hole course sporting par 4s and 5s is a rarity within the County. The course is challenging for veteran players, yet friendly to beginners. Snacks and basic supplies as well as golf clubs to rent are available at a quaint clubhouse. Easily accessible from the Parkway and Route 18, the golf course is open April through October. An onsite PGA pro offers private and semi-private lessons. Greens fees and lesson rates available by phone or from the course's website. “There's Always Time For Nine.”

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 Clubs

COLONIAL TERRACE GOLF COURSE
1003 Wickapecko Drive, Ocean Township (Monmouth County), (732) 775-3636

www.ColonialTerraceGolf.com  
Colonial Terrace Golf Course is a regulation nine-hole municipal course nestled in a neighborhood within Ocean Township, Monmouth County. It boasts 2,616 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par 35. The course consists of two par 5s, four par 4s, and three par 3s. A nine-hole course sporting par 4s and 5s is a rarity within the County. The course is challenging for veteran players, yet friendly to beginners. Snacks and basic supplies as well as golf clubs to rent are available at a quaint clubhouse. Easily accessible from the Parkway and Route 18, the golf course is open April through October. An onsite PGA pro offers private and semi-private lessons. Greens fees and lesson rates available by phone or from the course's website. “There's Always Time For Nine.”

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 11-1-15

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