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Cheesequake State Park
|Park Overview:|| |
The uniqueness of this park lies in its geographical location in a transitional zone between two different ecosystems. In its 386-acre Natural Area one can see a diversity of plant species and community types characteristic of both northern and southern New Jersey.
|Trail Uses:||Hiking, Mountain biking, X-C skiing, Handicapped|
|Dogs:||Dogs on leash|
|Trail Miles:||9.5 miles|
|Park Acreage:||1569 acres|
|Web Map:||Cheesequake Trails|
|Park Description:|| |
This park is a botanical preserve comprised mostly of salt marsh, pine barrens and mixed oak forest. A Nature Center, located a short distance from the trailhead parking area on the Red/Green/Blue Trail, offers informative exhibits, providing the public with an educational journey through the park's ecosystems. The building has a small auditorium as well as a covered front deck that makes a wonderful spot to birdwatch. Check its website for a calendar of events, or call for details at (732) 566-3208.
We are especially interested in hikes from the Jersey Shore Region, where this park is located. Click for further information and a submission form.
|Trails Overview:|| |
Cheesequake State Park has four marked loop trails for hiking only. Click for trail map.
In addition a wiggly, 2.7-mile white-blazed multi-use trail is open to hikers, bicyclists and cross country skiers. It has several acrobatic hike jumps along the way, with pedestrian bypasses.
A portion of the park is ADA accessible near the Family Campground parking area.
Want to view a hike in the park? Click here.
|Contact Information:|| |
|Fees:||Some times and places; check with park|