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Cheesequake State Park

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Address: 300 Gordon Road, Matawan, NJ 07747
Phone Number: +1 732-566-2161
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like my back yard!

I've spent many hours in this park. Was a daily excursion when my Golden Retriever was around. Hiking trails, mountain biking (although much of the biking trails, the white... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Cynthia L
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Aberdeen, New Jersey
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Aberdeen, New Jersey
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've spent many hours in this park. Was a daily excursion when my Golden Retriever was around. Hiking trails, mountain biking (although much of the biking trails, the white trails, were not rebuilt after Sandy). Deer were very abundant until the park was opened up to hunters. Wear bright colors such as orange during hunting season, and suggest a high... More 

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Manalapan, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On Election Day we were off and wanted to go somewhere for a hike, and this was listed as a good hike by a hiking web site. We went on the green trail, a 3 mile varied walk which took 2 hours (lots of steps and ups and downs). It was beautiful. I used to go here when I was... More 

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New Jersey
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21 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just off Exit 120 on the Graden State Parkway. Easy parking right next to trailheads for 4 trails. The longest trail runs about 3 miles, the hsortest .75 of a mile. Good portions of the trails are on raised boardwalks, but not everywhere. Sneakers are sufficient. We went on a recent Sunday, and there were several other hikers near us... More 

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Old Bridge, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cheesequake has a little for everyone. It has a RV camping. Places to hike and walk. Many fields and trails you could walk. It has a nature center and lake where you could swim in the summer. It has playgrounds and picnic areas for party or get togethers for BBQ's. At times the rangers have scheduled walks for nature education.... More 

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Freehold, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Nice trails for early Fall weekend hiking.The trails were a bit more crowded than many parks in the area but we enjoyed our time there. Good parking, well marked trails - that's all I ask for. Will definitely return.

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parlin, new jersey
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21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Very nice trails and atmosphere. One problem was a warning on our last visit that bow hunters were in the area. We quickly collected our dog and exited. Would go back if this is corrected.

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Old Bridge, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

My kids and I love this place! We can choose which color trail to go on based on how antsy we are feeling!

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Old Bridge, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

I've been going to Cheesequake for decades. There is a nice, wooded camping area for families, and a grassy camping area for large groups in a more secluded section. The Park offers a selection of trails for hiking of varying lengths in lovely natural areas, a lake for swimming, and an interesting small nature lodge with a knowledgeable naturalist on... More 

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Staten Island, New York
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

in the past we have gone to this park for the beach at hooks lake this past summer. well the last 2 times were were attacked by mosquitoes and flies. i had about 8 welts on my back from the biting flies on the water ihad itches and welts for 2 weeks. i had to go to the doctor for... More 

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Staten Island, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

good place to spend the day for a picnic or family outing! plenty of room to have a large family outing as well

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