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“8.1 Miles Away. 14 Minute Drive. Hartshorne Woods Park is a 736-acre county park located in Northern Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States, in New Jersey's Bayshore Region. The park has 16 miles of trails, several old military bunkers and a small beach with a fishing pier. It is roughly bordered to the north and west by Navesink Ave and Route 36. Its southern borders are Hartshorne Road and the Navesink River. Its eastern border is the Upper Shrewsbury River. The Park is split into three sections from west to east: The Buttermilk Valley Section, the Monmouth Hills Section and the Rocky Point Section.”
  • 18 locals recommend
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“Daily admission fees are $8 for individuals 18 years old and over; those 17 and under are free. The cost of a daily parking pass is $10. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
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“It's a racetrack where you can bet money on horse races. It has its own NJ Transit rail station.”
  • 11 locals recommend
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“Great place to let the kids run around. Tons of history, a working blacksmith and cute gift shop.”
  • 10 locals recommend
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“Short nature hikes outdoors and an indoor children's room with puppets, books, and a large window to watch beautiful birds. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
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“Beautiful park- bamboo forest, great places to hole up and read a book, beautiful horticulture ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Playground
“Over 700 acres, Thompson Park has miles of hiking and biking trails, the reservoir and marlu lake and an off leash dog area. It also has play grounds, picnic areas and a barn theatre.”
  • 5 locals recommend
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“This park is smaller than Thompson but has a nice paved track for walking, a play ground, ball fields and a spray ground that is open in the summer. All is free of charge.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Trail
“Nice, spacious park. Has a lovely Rose Garden. You can play tennis or rent a row boat.Children's playground”
  • 5 locals recommend
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“7.6 Miles Away. 16 Minute Drive. Outstanding park for children and adults (as well as adults who want to be a child again). Jogging paths, nature trails, Barbeque grills, playgrounds, covered areas available for group rental, and a real, working farm with animals for children to get up close and personal with. The lake is open for fishing. They run a summer program for children who grow and maintain vegetable gardens, and tend to the animals, including cows, horses, sheep, etc. A sheer (pardon the pun) delight for all family members of all ages.”
  • 9 locals recommend
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“Great for hikers and runners - 5 mile path around the perimeter of the Reservoir. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
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“Close by. Nice bike path to New Brunswick which has nightclubs and restaurants ”
  • 3 locals recommend
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“Great park with hiking trails, water view, fishing, picnic, and even a beach area!”
  • 3 locals recommend
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  • 3 locals recommend
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“This is a FREE beach (little known secret), and SCENIC bike/walking/running trail that leads to the Atlantic Highlands seastreak ferry. About a 1.5-2 mile trail, round trip 4 miles. Come here when you do not want the Sandy Hook crowds. BEST SUNSETS! Bring your camera!”
  • 4 locals recommend
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“Asbury Fresh Farmers and Markers Market/www.asburyfresh.com. This is a fantastic market to find lots of choices in vegetables and lots of organic veggies too. I love this farmers market. I find tons of goodies that are gluten-free, organic and home-made items. The hours are Saturday's from 11-4pm from June 10th to September 23rd and Sundays from May 14th to November 19th located in Kennedy Park at the corner of Cookman and Grand Ave in our Downtown. This is a must! ”
  • 5 locals recommend