While we had heard of the many features and attractions hosted by this park, our family had never made it a priority to visit until this Fall. In hindsight, we should have visited this park years ago since it was quite a pleasant surprise. Not only are the camping/hiking/biking facilities very well maintained, but the quality of the two local attractions were excellent for both teaching local history and for fun factor.
The park, as described at the NJ State Park web site:
Allaire State Park is probably best known for its historic 19th-century iron making town, Allaire Village, and its antique steam trains on the Pine Creek Railroad. The Manasquan River, which winds through the park, attracts canoeists and fishermen. The river’s floodplain provides habitat for over 200 species of wildflowers, trees and plants as well as habitat for birds and other wildlife. Hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riders…
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