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New Jersey is justly famous for its 126-mile stretch of sand and surf, but the northern resorts have personalities distinct from their cousins further south. The southern shore of Raritan Bay is lined with former port towns from Keyport to Highlands, many of which now serve as bases for commercial and sport fishing boats. Separating the bay from the Atlantic Ocean is Sandy Hook, now part of the Gateway National Recreation Area complex of parkland around New York Harbor. Here are popular beaches, the buildings and emplacements of decommissioned Fort Hancock, a large stand of holly and the oldest lighthouse still standing in the United States. On the Navesink Highlands above Sandy Hook stands Twin Lights, now a maritime museum. To the south are the ocean resorts, substantial beach homes at Deal and Monmouth Beach, faded belles Long Branch and Asbury Park, the former camp-meeting resort Ocean Grove, the family-friendly boardwalk at Point Pleasant Beach and the beginnings of the closely-packed cottages that predominate to the south, at Bay Head and Mantoloking. Away from the shore are museums of local history, historic homes, gardens and park areas, a major theme park and state parks that preserve a 19th-century iron furnace village and an important battle of the American Revolution.

Most attractions are linked to their websites. Information given is as accurate as possible, but it is always advisable to check with the facility. The descriptions noted for each attraction are for information only and do not constitute an endorsement.

Amusements

Asbury Splash Park, Asbury Park

Asbury Park map 900 Ocean Ave.
Asbury Park, 07712
(732)897-6538

Admission Adult $5, Children $9

Oceanside playground features several areas where children can play in water spray.

Directions
From Garden State Parkway:
Northbound, Exit 100B, merge onto NJ 66 East and continue 3 miles to junction with NJ 35. Merge onto NJ 35 South and get into the left lane. Take the first exit left for NJ 35 North/Asbury Park. Merge onto NJ 35 North and take first right (sign for Asbury Park) onto Asbury Ave. and continue 2 miles to end. Follow road to the left onto Ocean Ave. and continue to park on right.
Southbound, Exit 102, turn right onto Asbury Ave. and continue 2 1/2 miles to third light. Continue straight onto NJ 66 East and go 1/2 mile to junction with NJ 35. Merge onto NJ 35 North and take first right (sign for Asbury Park) onto Asbury Ave. and continue 5 1/2 miles to end. Follow road to the left onto Ocean Ave. and continue to park on right.

From NJ 18, Exit 10A, merge onto NJ 66 East/Asbury Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to junction with NJ 35. Merge onto NJ 35 South and get into the left lane. Take the first exit left for NJ 35 North/Asbury Park. Merge onto NJ 35 North and take first right (sign for Asbury Park) onto Asbury Ave. and continue 5 1/2 miles to end. Follow road to the left onto Ocean Ave. and continue to park on right.

From NJ 35:
Northbound, in Belmar, after crossing Shark River, take Bradley Beach exit. Continue 2 1/2 miles on Memorial Dr. into Asbury Park. Turn right onto Second Ave. and continue 3/4 mile to end. Facility is on opposite side of Ocean Ave.
Southbound, in Neptune, at junction with NJ 66, keep left following signs for NJ 35 North/Asbury Park. Merge onto NJ 35 North and take first right (sign for Asbury Park) onto Asbury Ave. and continue 2 miles to end. Follow road to the left onto Ocean Ave. and continue to park on right.

Funtime America, Eatontown

Eatontown map 269 Route 35 North
Eatontown, 07724
(732)460-0700

Open Monday thru Thursday, 12Noon-8PM; Friday, 12Noon-10PM; Saturday, 10AM-12Midnight; Sunday, 10AM-10PM; may be closed for private party.
Various price packages available

Indoor family amusement park includes video games, Laser Tag, movie simulator and amusement park rides.

Directions
From Garden State Parkway: Exit 105, follow signs for NJ 36 East. Continue 1 1/2 miles to fourth light, at NJ 35. Turn right (NJ 35 South/Asbury Park/Seaside Hts) onto NJ 35 South and continue 1 mile to Industrial Way/West Long Branch Exit. Turn left onto Industrial Way and continue to light. Turn left onto NJ 35 North and continue 1/2 mile to complex on right.

From NJ 18, Exit 13B, merge onto NJ 36 East and continue 1 mile to third light. Turn right onto NJ 35 South and continue 1 mile to Industrial Way. Make U-turn and continue north on NJ 35 1/2 mile to complex on right.

From NJ 36, in Eatontown, NJ 35 South/Asbury Park/Seaside Heights Exit. Merge onto NJ 35 South and continue 1 mile to Industrial Way Exit. Make U-turn and continue north on NJ 35 1/2 mile to complex on right.

Gravity Vault, Middletown

Middletown map 37 Kanes Lane
Middletown, 07748
(732)856-9599

Open Monday thru Friday, 12Noon-10PM, Saturday, Sunday, 9AM-8PM
Admission Adults $18, Students $14, Children 10 and under $12, multiple-day passes available

Facility offers numerous rock walls for indoor climbing for people with all levels of experience. Children under 14 must work with certified parent or instructor.



Directions
From Garden State Parkway, Exit 114, Northbound, turn right, Southbound, turn left, cross over Parkway and continue to first light, Both, continue to next light, turn right, then take next left to stay on Red Hill Rd. Continue 3/4 mile on Red Hill Rd. Turn right onto Bamm Hollow Rd. and continue 1 1/4 miles to first light. Cross Middletown-Lincroft Rd. and continue 1 1/2 miles on Oak Hill Rd. to first light. Turn left onto NJ 35 North and continue 1 mile through two lights. Turn right on Kanes Lane (Bassett Home Furnishings on right) and continue to facility on right.

From NJ 35:
Northbound, in Middletown, after passing Apple Farm Rd. Exit and Cambridge Manor development on right, take next right (Bassett Home Furnishings on right) onto Kanes Lane and continue to facility on right.
Southbound, in Middletown, Apple Farm Rd. Exit (after Brighton Gardens development). Turn left onto Apple Farm Rd., then turn left onto NJ 35 North and continue to second right (Bassett Home Furnishings on right). Turn right onto Kanes Lane and continue to facility on right.

iPlay America, Freehold

Freehold map 110 Schanck Rd.
Freehold, 07728
(732)577-8200

Rides and attractions open Monday-Thursday, 4-9PM; Friday, 4PM-11PM; Saturday, 10AM-11PM; Sunday, 10AM-9PM
Game Time Bar & Grill open Monday-Thursday, 4PM-12Midnight; Friday, 4PM-2AM; Saturday, 11AM-2AM; Sunday, 11AM-12Midnight
Arcade open Monday-Thursday, 3-10PM; Friday, 3PM-1AM; Saturday, 10AM-1AM; Sunday, 10AM-10PM
Broadway Sweets open Monday-Thursday, 4-9PM; Friday, 4-11PM; Saturday, 10AM-11PM; Sunday, 10AM-9PM
Several price packages available

Indoor 115,000 square foot theme park offers go-karts, laser tag, amusement park rides, arcade games, bumper cars, bowling, 4D theater and food.



Directions
From Garden State Parkway:
Northbound, Exit 83, merge onto US 9 North and continue 19 miles through Lakewood to Schanck Rd. Exit. At end of ramp, turn right onto Schanck Rd., cross US 9 and continue 1/4 mile to park on right.
Southbound, Exit 123, merge onto US 9 South and continue 17 miles to Schanck Rd. Exit. Turn right onto Schanck Rd. and continue 1/4 mile to park on right.

From US 9, in Freehold Township, Schanck Rd. Exit. Northbound, at end of ramp, turn right on South St. and cross US 9, Southbound, turn right onto Schanck Rd., Both, continue 1/4 mile on Schanck Rd. to park on right.

From NJ 33, in Freehold Township, US 9 South/Lakewood Exit. Merge onto US 9 South and continue to first light. Turn right onto Schanck Rd. and continue 1/4 mile to park on right.

From NJ 79, at southern end, cross US 9 and continue on Schanck Rd. to facility on right.

Jersey Shore Pirates, Brick

Brick map 281 Princeton Ave.
Brick, 08724
(732)899-6100

Sailings Apr. 22-Sep. 4, 2017, Daily, Sep. 9-Oct. 24, 2017, Saturday, Sunday; reservations required
Admission Adults, Children over 2 $22, Children under 3, $12

Pirate-themed 75-minute cruise on the Metedeconk River involves participants in a treasure hunt against enemy pirates.



Directions
From Garden State Parkway:
Northbound, Exit 89A, turn left onto NJ 70 East and continue 2 miles to junction with NJ 88 (Rainbow Diner on right). Turn right onto E. Princeton Ave. and continue 1 1/2 miles to facility on right at Riverfront Marina.
Southbound, Exit 91A, merge onto Lanes Mill Rd. and continue to traffic light. Turn right onto Burnt Tavern Rd., cross over Parkway and continue to first light. Turn right onto Burrsville Rd. and continue 1 1/2 miles to end. Turn left onto NJ 88 East and continue 3/4 mile to second light. Get into center lane, cross NJ 70 and continue 1 1/2 miles on E. Princeton Ave. to facility on right at Riverfront Marina.

From NJ 70:
Eastbound, in Brick, at junction with NJ 88 (Rainbow Diner on right), turn right onto E. Princeton Ave. and continue 1 1/2 miles to facility on right at Riverfront Marina.
Westbound, in Brick, NJ 88/E. Princeton Ave./Lakewood/Pt. Pleasant Exit (Home Depot on right). Follow Olden St. to first light. Turn left onto NJ 88 East and get into center lane. At first light, cross NJ 70 and continue 1 1/2 miles on E. Princeton Ave. to facility on right at Riverfront Marina.

From NJ 88:
Eastbound, in Brick Township, at junction with NJ 70, get in center lane, cross NJ 70 and continue 1 1/2 miles on E. Princeton Ave. to facility on right at Riverfront Marina.
Westbound, in Brick Township, at traffic light at Jordan Rd. (88 Motel on right), turn left onto Jordan Rd. and continue 1 1/2 miles to end. Turn right onto E. Princeton Ave. and continue 3/4 mile to facility on left at Riverfront Marina.

Keansburg Amusement Park/Runaway Rapids, Keansburg

Keansburg map Box 189
Keansburg, 07734
(732)495-1400

Keansburg Amusement Park open
Mar. 18-Apr. 30 (also Apr. 10-14, 17), Sep. 10-Oct. 1, 2017 (also Sep. 8), Saturday, Sunday
May 5-Sep. 4, 2017, Daily

Runaway Rapids open
May 27-June 4, 2017 (also May 29), Sep. 9-10, 2017, Saturday, Sunday
June 10-Sep. 4, 2017, Daily
Rates vary; parking weekdays $5, weekends $7

Beachfront amusement park and tropical water park.



Directions
From Garden State Parkway:
Northbound, Exit 114, turn right on Red Hill Rd. and continue to first light. Dontinue straight on Van Schoick Rd. 1 mile to first light. Cross Holland Rd. and continue 4 1/2 miles on S. Laurel Ave., crossing NJ 35 and NJ 36, to end in Keansburg. Turn right on Beachway Ave. and continue to park.
Southbound, Exit 117, follow signs for NJ 36 South/Keyport/Keansburg/Sandy Hook. Merge onto NJ 36 South and continue 4 miles to Laurel Ave./Keansburg Beach Exit. Turn left and cross NJ 36, continue 1 mile on Laurel Ave. to end. Turn right on Beachway Ave. and continue to park.

From NJ 35:
Northbound, in Holmdel Township, at traffic light at Co. 516/Laurel Ave. (after passing Sheepshead Baygels), turn right onto Co. 516 West/Laurel Ave. (sign for Keansburg) and continue 2 1/2 miles into Keansburg. Bear right onto Beachway Ave. and continue to parking on left.
Southbound, in Keyport, NJ 36 South/Keyport/Keansburg/Sandy Hook Exit. Continue on NJ 36 South 4 miles to Laurel Ave./Keansburg Beach Exit. Turn left and cross NJ 36, continue 1 mile on Laurel Ave. to end. Turn right on Beachway and continue to park.

From NJ 36, in Hazlet, Laurel Ave./Keansburg Beach Exit. Northbound, turn right, Southbound, turn left and cross NJ 36, Both, continue 1 mile on Laurel Ave. to end. Turn right on Beachway Ave. and continue to park.

Pirates on the Manasquan, Brick

Brick map 1600 Route 70
Brick, 08724
(732)233-7333

Sailing May 6-June 18, Sep. 9-Oct. 15, 2017, Saturday, Sunday; June 24-Sep. 4, 2017, Daily; reservations recommended
Admission $21.95

Manasquan River is the setting for 105-minute cruises with a pirate theme, in which participants pursue treasure interactively and battle enemy pirates.

Directions
From Garden State Parkway:
Northbound, Exit 89A, turn left onto NJ 70 East and continue 5 miles to Co. 634/River Rd./Riviera Dr. Exit. At end of ramp, turn left, cross NJ 70, then take first right into parking lot.
Southbound, Exit 98, on ramp follow signs for NJ 34 South/Point Pleasant. Merge onto NJ 34 South and continue 3 3/4 miles to NJ 70 West/Camden/Lakehurst Exit. Merge onto NJ 70 West and continue 1 3/4 miles to first light after crossing Manasquan River bridge. Turn right onto Riviera Dr., then take first right into parking lot.

From NJ 34 Southbound, in Wall, NJ 70 West/Lakehurst/Camden Exit. Merge onto NJ 70 West and continue 1 1/2 miles across Manasquan River. At first light after crossing bridge, turn right onto Riviera Dr., then take first right into parking lot.

From NJ 35, in Wall, at junction with NJ 34/NJ 70, Northbound, turn left, Southbound, continue straight, on NJ 70 West 1 3/4 miles to first light after crossing Manasquan River bridge. Turn right onto Riviera Dr., then take first right into parking lot.

From NJ 70:
Eastbound, in Brick, Co. 634/River Rd./Riviera Dr. Exit (first light after Spur Co. 549/Herbertsville Exit). At end of ramp, turn left, cross NJ 70, then take first right into parking lot.
Westbound, in Brick, after crossing Manasquan River bridge, turn right at first traffic light onto Riviera Dr., then take first right into parking lot.

Silverball Museum Arcade, Asbury Park

Asbury Park map 1000 Ocean Ave.
Asbury Park, 07712
(732)774-4994

Open off-season, Monday thru Thursday, 11AM-9PM, Friday, 11AM-1AM, Saturday, 10AM-1AM, Sunday, 10AM-10PM
Admission half hour, $7.50, hour, $10, all day, $25

Entertainment arcade features 200 pinball machines, mainly of 1930s-1980s vintage, all available for playing.



Directions
From Garden State Parkway:
Northbound, Exit 100B, merge onto NJ 66 East and continue 3 miles to junction with NJ 35. Merge onto NJ 35 South and get into the left lane. Take the first exit left for NJ 35 North/Asbury Park. Merge onto NJ 35 North and take first right (sign for Asbury Park) onto Asbury Ave. and continue 2 miles to end. Follow road to the left onto Ocean Ave. and continue to museum on right. Southbound, Exit 102, turn right onto Asbury Ave. and continue 1 1/2 miles to junction with NJ 66. Continue straight onto NJ 66 East/Asbury Ave. 1 1/4 miles to junction with NJ 35. Merge onto NJ 35 South and get into the left lane. Take the second left (sign for Asbury Park) and merge onto NJ 35 North. Cross highway and take first exit (sign for Asbury Park) to stay on Asbury Ave. Continue 2 miles on Asbury Ave. into Asbury Park. At boardwalk, follow road left onto Ocean Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to arcade on right.

From NJ 18, Exit 10A, merge onto NJ 66 East/Asbury Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to junction with NJ 35. Merge onto NJ 35 South and get into the left lane. Take the second left (sign for Asbury Park) and merge onto NJ 35 North. Cross highway and take first exit (sign for Asbury Park) to stay on Asbury Ave. Continue 2 miles on Asbury Ave. into Asbury Park. At boardwalk, follow road left onto Ocean Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to arcade on right.

From NJ 35:
Northbound, in Neptune Township, Bradley Beach Exit. Continue 2 1/2 miles on Memorial Dr. into Asbury Park. At stop sign at Third Ave. (SuperXtra Grocery on left), turn right and continue 1/2 mile to end. Turn right onto Ocean Ave.; arcade is on left.
Southbound, in Neptune Township, at traffic circle at NJ 66 junction, follow signs for Asbury Park. Merge onto NJ 35 North, then take first exit (sign for Asbury Park) and continue 2 miles on Asbury Ave. to end. Follow road as it curves to left and continue 1/4 mile on Ocean Ave. to arcade on right.

From NJ 71, in Asbury Park, at traffic light at Third Ave., Northbound, turn right, Southbound, turn left, onto Third Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to end. Turn right onto Ocean Ave. Museum is on the left.

Six Flags Great Adventure/Hurricane Harbor, Jackson

Jackson map Route 537
Jackson, 08527
(732)928-2000

Great Adventure open
Apr. 1-2, 22-23, Sep. 9-17, Nov. 4-5, 18-19, 2017, Saturday, Sunday
Apr. 28-30, May 5-7, Sep. 22-Oct. 29 (also Oct. 9), Nov. 24-Dec. 17, 2017, Friday thru Sunday
Apr. 8-18, May 25-Sep. 4, Dec. 22-23, 26-31, 2017, Daily
May 11-21, Nov. 9-12, 2017, Thursday thru Sunday

Hurricane Harbor open
May 20-June 18 (also May 29), 2017, Saturday, Sunday
June 23-Sep. 4, 2017, Daily
Hours vary
Admission:
Park only, Adult $72.99, Children (under 54"; over age 3) $46.99; reduced prices for online purchase
Waterpark only, Adult $44.99, Children (under 48") $34.99
Season passes available
Parking $23.36

Amusement park spread over 100 acres in Central New Jersey. Includes drive-through Safari Park with 2000 wild animals and theme amusement area with rides and entertainment. Hurricane Harbor waterpark offers water-themed rides.



Directions
From New Jersey Turnpike: Exit 7A, follow signs for I-195 East/Shore Points. Merge onto I-195 East and continue 11 miles to Exit 16A. Merge onto Co. 537 West and continue 1 mile to park entrance

From Garden State Parkway: Exit 98, follow signs for I-195 West/Trenton. Merge onto I-195 West and continue 17 miles to Exit 16. Turn left and go 1 mile on Co. 537 West to park entrance.

From I-195: Eastbound, Exit 16A, merge onto Co. 537 West, Westbound, Exit 16, turn left onto Co. 537 West, Both, continue 1 mile on Co. 537 to park entrance.

From I-295: Northbound, Exit 60, follow signs for I-195 East, Southbound, Exit 60A, Both, merge onto I-195 East and continue 17 miles to Exit 16A. Merge onto Co. 537 West and continue 1 mile to park entrance.

Sky Zone Trampoline Park, Lakewood

Lakewood map 1001 New Hampshire Ave.
Lakewood, 08701
(609)398-4SKY

Open Monday thru Thursday, 4-8PM, Friday, 4-11PM, Saturday, 10AM-10PM, Sunday, 12Noon-8PM
Open jump $19-$25, depending on length of jump time

Franchise facility offers opportunity to use trampolines for recreational play under safe conditions.



Directions
From Garden State Parkway, Northbound, Exit 89A, turn right onto NJ 70 West, cross under Parkway and continue to first light, Southbound, Exit 89B, turn right onto NJ 70 West, Both, continue 1 3/4 mile on NJ 70 West to third light, at New Hampshire Ave. Turn right onto New Hampshire Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to facility.

From US 9, in Lakewood Township, NJ 70 East/Point Pleasant Exit, Northbound, (Ramada Inn on right) turn right onto ramp, Southbound, take jughandle exit, Both, merge onto NJ 70 East and continue 1 mile to New Hampshire Ave. Exit. Turn left onto New Hampshire Ave., cross NJ 70 and continue 1/2 mile to facility.

From NJ 70, in Lakewood Township, Eastbound, New Hampshire Ave. Exit (1 mile east of US 9 interchange), at end of ramp, turn left onto New Hampshire Ave., Westbound, at traffic light at New Hampshire Ave. (2 miles west of Garden State Parkway interchange), Both, continue 1/2 mile on New Hampshire Ave. to facility.

Sky Zone Trampoline Park, Ocean Township

Oakhurst map 2355 State Highway 66
Ocean, 07712
(732)200-4344

Open Tuesday thru Thursday, 3-8PM, Friday, 3-11PM, Saturday, 10AM-11PM, Sunday, 10AM-8PM
Open jump $17-$25, depending on length of jump time

Franchise facility offers opportunity to use trampolines for recreational play under safe conditions.



Directions
From Garden State Parkway:
Northbound, Exit 98, follow signs for NJ 138 East/Belmar/Wall Twp. Merge onto NJ 138 East and continue 1 mile to NJ 18 North/Eatontown Exit. Continue 4 1/2 miles on NJ 18 North to Exit 10A, then follow NJ 18 directions below.
Southbound, Exit 102, turn right onto Asbury Ave. and continue 1 3/4 miles to junction with NJ 66. Continue through traffic light and onto NJ 66 East 3/4 mile to S. Seaview Sq Dr./Neptune Blvd. Exit (first exit after NJ 18 interchange). On ramp, follow signs for S. Seaview Sq Dr., turn left and continue to light at NJ 66. Turn left onto NJ 66 West, then take first right and enter Seaview Square Mall. Continue to T intersection, then turn left onto mall drive and continue to facility (look for Sky Zone on mall sign on left).

From NJ 18, Exit 10A, merge onto NJ 66 East, then take first exit (S. Seaview Sq Dr./Neptune Blvd.). On ramp, follow signs for S. Seaview Sq Dr., turn left and continue to light at NJ 66. Turn left onto NJ 66 West, then take first right and enter Seaview Square Mall. Continue to T intersection, then turn left onto mall drive and continue to facility (look for Sky Zone on mall sign on left).

From NJ 35, at junction with NJ 66 in Ocean Township, Northbound, take NJ 66 West/Freehold Exit (left exit), merge onto NJ 35 South, then take next exit from circle (NJ 66 West), Southbound, NJ 66 West/Freehold/Trenton Exit, Both, continue on NJ 66 West through one light, then take next right and enter Seaview Square Mall. At T intersection, turn left onto mall drive and continue to facility (look for Sky Zone on mall sign on left).

YESTERcades, Red Bank

Red Bank map 80 Broad St.
Red Bank, 07701
(732)383-7873

Open Monday thru Thursday, 11:30AM-12Midnight, Friday, 11:30AM-2AM, Saturday, 10AM-2AM, Sunday, 11AM-12Midnight
Admission $8.75/hr.

Indoor arcade features a variety of games that have been released over the past four decades.

Directions
From Garden State Parkway, Exit 109, Northbound, keep right on ramp, following signs for Co. 520 East and merge onto Newman Springs Rd., Southbound, at end of ramp, turn left onto Co. 520 East/Newman Springs Rd., cross under Parkway and continue to first light, Both, continue 1 1/4 miles on Co. 520 East/Newman Springs Rd. to fourth light, in Red Bank. Turn left onto NJ 35 North/Broad St., cross railroad tracks and get in right lane. When NJ 35 bears left, continue straight on Broad St. 3/4 mile to arcade on left, between Monmouth St. and Linden Pl.

From NJ 35:
Northbound, at junction with Co. 520/Newman Springs Rd. in Red Bank, cross railroad tracks and keep right. When NJ 35 bears left, continue straight on Broad St. 3/4 mile to arcade on left, between Linden Pl. and Monmouth St.
Southbound, in Red Bank, at traffic light at Maple Ave. (Firestone Auto Center on right), continue straight on White St. 1/4 mile to end. Turn right onto Broad St. and continue to arcade on right, between Monmouth St. and Linden Pl.

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Arts and Culture

Algonquin Arts Theatre, Manasquan

Manasquan map 60 Abe Voorhees Dr.
Manasquan, 08736
(732)528-9211
Mailing: 173 Main St.
Manasquan, 08736

Operating in a refurbished movie theater, Algonquin presents stage plays and single productions in various arts media.



Directions
From Garden State Parkway:
Northbound, Exit 89A, at traffic light at end of ramp, turn left onto NJ 70 East and continue 6 miles to traffic light at NJ 34/NJ 35 junction. Turn right onto NJ 35 South, then take first jughandle, Old Bridge Rd. Exit. Turn left onto Old Bridge Rd. (sign for U and left turns), cross NJ 35 and continue 1 mile on Old Bridge Rd./South St. into Manasquan. Turn right onto Abe Voorhees Dr. (first right after passing First Baptist Church) and continue to theater on left.
Southbound, Exit 98, on ramp, follow signs for NJ 34 South/Point Pleasant/Spring Lake/Manasquan. Merge onto NJ 34 South and continue 2 miles to Sea Girt/Manasquan Exit. Turn right onto Co. Spur 524 East/Atlantic Ave. and continue 1 1/2 miles to traffic circle at NJ 35. Take second exit (Co. Spur 524 East/Manasquan) from circle and continue 3/4 mile on Atlantic Ave. to first light. Turn right onto N. Main St. and continue 1/2 mile to first light. Turn right onto Union Ave. and continue 1 block. Turn right onto Abe Voorhees Dr. and continue to theater on right.

From NJ 35:
Northbound, in Brielle, take second exit after crossing Manasquan River (NJ 71 North/Manasquan/Sea Girt). Follow signs for Manasquan/Sea Girt and merge onto NJ 71 North/Union Ave. Continue 1 mile on NJ 71 North. Turn left onto Abe Voorhees Dr. (Southview Homes on left) and continue to theater on right.
Southbound, in Wall Township, at Co. Spur 524/Atlantic Ave. traffic circle (after passing Sea Girt Mall on left), follow signs for Manasquan. Continue 3/4 mile on Atlantic Ave. to first light. Turn right onto N. Main St. and continue 1/2 mile to first light. Turn right onto Union Ave. and continue 1 block. Turn right onto Abe Voorhees Dr. and continue to theater on right.

From NJ 71, in Manasquan, at junction with Abe Voorhees Dr., Northbound, turn left (Southview Homes on left), Southbound, turn right (one block past traffic light at Main St.), and continue to theater on right.

Axelrod Performing Arts Center, Ocean Township

Deal map 100 Grant Ave.
Deal Park, 07723
(732)531-9106

Arts center offers a variety of programs, including musical and dramatic stage performances, concerts, dance and other productions.



Directions
From Garden State Parkway:
Northbound, Exit 98, on exit ramp, follow signs for NJ 138 East. Merge onto NJ 138 and continue 1 mile to NJ 18 North/Eatontown Exit. Continue 5 3/4 miles on NJ 18 North to Exit 11A. Merge onto Deal Rd. and continue 2 1/4 miles to end. Turn left onto NJ 71 North/Monmouth Rd. Take second right onto Grant Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to center on left.
Southbound, Exit 105, continue 2 3/4 miles on NJ 36 East to junction with NJ 71/Monmouth Rd. (Schneider Nelson Audi on right). Turn right (sign for NJ 71 South/West Long Branch/Asbury Park) onto NJ 71 South and continue 3 miles. After passing Poplar Brook Building (on left), take next left onto Grant Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to center on left.

From NJ 18:
Northbound, Exit 11A, merge onto Deal Rd. and continue 2 1/4 miles to end. Turn left onto NJ 71 North/Monmouth Rd. Take second right onto Grant Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to center on left.
Southbound, Exit 12A, merge onto W. Park Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to first light. Turn right onto Poplar Rd. and continue 3/4 mile to first light. Turn left onto Deal Rd. and continue 2 miles to end. Turn left onto NJ 71 North/Monmouth Rd. Take second right onto Grant Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to center on left.

From NJ 35, in Ocean Township, at traffic light at Deal Rd., Northbound, turn right (Middlebrook Plaza on left), Southbound, take jughandle (sign for Deal/Elberon), merge onto Deal Rd. and cross NJ 35, Both, continue 1 1/2 miles to end. Turn left onto NJ 71 North/Monmouth Rd. Take second right onto Grant Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to center on left.

From NJ 71, in Deal, at traffic light at Phillips Ave., Northbound, turn left, Southbound, turn right, onto Phillips Ave. and continue to center on right.

Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank

Red Bank map 99 Monmouth St.
Red Bank, 07701
(732)842-9000

Theater hosts classical and popular music performances, comedy, films and one-person performances.



Directions
From Garden State Parkway, Exit 109, Northbound, when ramp divides, keep left, following sign for Half Mile Rd. and use middle or right lane, Southbound, at end of ramp, turn left onto Co. 520 East/Newman Springs Rd., cross under Parkway, then take Half Mile Rd./Park-Ride Exit. When ramp divides, keep left, following sign for Half Mile Rd. and use middle or right lane, Both, cross Co. 520 and continue 1/2 mile on Half Mile Rd. to end. Turn right onto W. Front St. and continue 1 1/4 miles to traffic light at Bridge Ave. in Red Bank. Turn right onto Bridge Ave. and continue to first light, at railroad crossing. Turn left onto Monmouth St. and continue 1/4 mile to theater on right. Park in street or local lots.

From NJ 35, in Red Bank, at traffic light at Monmouth St., Northbound, turn left (Red Bank Sleep Shoppe on right), Southbound, turn right, onto Monmouth St. and continue to theater on left. Park in street or local lots.

Center Players, Freehold

Freehold map 35 South St.
Freehold, 07728
(732)462-9093

Local dessert theater offers stage plays on weekends in 49-seat venue.



Directions
From Garden State Parkway:
Northbound, Exit 98, on exit ramp, follow signs for I-195 West/NJ 34/Trenton. Merge onto I-195 West, stay in right lane and take Exit 35B, then follow I-195 Westbound directions below.
Southbound, Exit 123, merge onto US 9 South and continue 14 miles to Co. 522/Throckmorton St./Freehold/Englishtown Exit. Turn left onto Co. 522 East/Throckmorton St. and continue 1 1/4 mile to Main St. intersection, at railroad crossing. Turn left onto W. Main St. and continue to first light. Turn right onto NJ 79 South/South St. and continue 1 block to theater on left.

From I-195:
Eastbound, Exit 16B, merge onto Co. 537 East and continue 10 1/2 miles into Freehold. At traffic light at Court St./South St., turn right onto NJ 79 South/South St. and continue 1 block to theater on left, at Mechanic St.
Westbound, Exit 35B, merge onto NJ 34 North and continue 3 1/2 miles to traffic circle. Take second exit (NJ 33 West/NJ 34 North) and continue 1 mile. When road splits, keep left, following signs for NJ 33 West, and continue 7 miles on NJ 33 West to NJ 79 North/Freehold Exit. Merge onto NJ 79 North/South St. and continue 1 mile to theater on right at Mechanic St.

From US 9:
Northbound, in Freehold Township, NJ 79 North/NJ 33/Freehold Exit (after passing Audi of Freehold on right). Continue 1 1/4 miles on NJ 79 North/South St. into Freehold to theater on right, at Mechanic St.
Southbound, in Freehold Township, Co. 522/Throckmorton St./Freehold/Englishtown Exit. Turn left onto Co. 522 East/Throckmorton St. and continue 1 1/4 mile to Main St. intersection, at railroad crossing. Turn left onto W. Main St. and continue to first light. Turn right onto NJ 79 South/South St. and continue 1 block to theater on left.

From NJ 33:
Eastbound, in Freehold Township, Co. 537 East/Freehold Exit. Merge onto Co. 537 East/W. Main St. and continue 1 1/2 miles to traffic light at Court St./South St. Turn right onto NJ 79 South/South St. and continue 1 block to theater on left.
Westbound, in Freehold Township, NJ 79 North/Freehold Exit. Merge onto NJ 79 North/South St. and continue 1 mile to theater on right at Mechanic St.

First Avenue Playhouse, Atlantic Highlands

Atlantic Highlands map 123 First Ave.
Atlantic Highlands, 07716
(732)291-7552

Community theater group offers monthly selection of musical and dramatic works, from both established and local playwrights. Theater serves dessert before show.



Directions
From Garden State Parkway:
Northbound, Exit 109, when ramp divides, keep left, following sign for Half Mile Rd. and use middle or right lane, at end of ramp, turn left onto Co. 520 East/Newman Springs Rd., cross under Parkway, then take Half Mile Rd./Park-Ride Exit. When ramp divides, keep left, following sign for Half Mile Rd. and use middle or right lane. Cross Co. 520 and continue 1/2 mile on Half Mile Rd. to end. Turn right onto W. Front St. and continue 1 1/4 miles to traffic light at Bridge Ave. in Red Bank. Turn left onto Bridge Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Continue straight 1/2 mile on NJ 35 North across Navesink River bridge to first light. Turn right onto Navesink River Rd. and continue 2 1/4 miles. Turn left onto McClees Rd. and continue 3/4 mile. Road curves right and becomes Cooper Rd., then after 1/2 mile, curves left and becomes Brown's Dock Rd. Continue 1/4 mile on Brown's Dock Rd. to end. Turn right onto Monmouth Ave. and continue to four-way stop. Turn left onto Navesink Ave. and continue 1/2 mile (becomes Grand Ave.) to first light. Turn left onto NJ 36 North and continue 1/2 mile to first light. Turn right onto First Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to playhouse on left.
Southbound, Exit 117, follow signs for NJ 36 South and continue 9 miles to traffic light at First St. in Atlantic Highlands (Super Foodtown on right). Continue through light, then take jughandle (sign for Atlantic Highlands Business District). Cross NJ 36 and continue 1/4 mile to playhouse on left.

From NJ 36, in Atlantic Highlands, at traffic light at First St., Northbound, turn right (sign for Business District on right), Southbound, (Super Foodtown on right) after passing through light, take jughandle (sign for Atlantic Highlands Business District), Both, continue 1/4 mile to playhouse on left.

Middletown Arts Center, Middletown

Middletown map 36 Church St.
Middletown, 07748
(732)706-4100

Constructed in response to a perceived need for a facility to provide arts-related programs to the Middletown area, the Middletown Arts Center offers classes in several arts media and presents performances by local, national and international artists.

   

Directions
From Garden State Parkway, Exit 114, Northbound, turn right, Southbound, turn left, cross Parkway and continue to first light, Both, continue 1 mile on Van Schoick Rd. to second light; turn right onto Holland Rd. and continue 1 1/2 miles to end; turn left onto Church St. and continue to center on right, just after crossing railroad.

From NJ 35:
Northbound, in Middletown, Middletown/New Monmouth Exit (after passing Spirits Unlimited Liquors); turn left, cross NJ 35 and continue 3/4 mile on Kings Hwy.; turn left (sign for NJ Transit Middletown station on right) onto Co. 50 South/Church St. and continue 1/4 mile to center on left, just before railroad crossing.
Southbound, in Middletown, Kings Hwy. Exit (Sears on right), merge onto Kings Hwy. and continue 1 mile; turn right (sign for NJ Transit Middletown station on right) onto Church St. and continue 1/4 mile to center on left, just before railroad crossing.

Monmouth University Center for the Arts, West Long Branch

West Long Branch map 400 Cedar Ave.
West Long Branch, 07764
(732)571-3400

Several venues on campus are utilized to present a wide variety of artistic and cultural performances.

   

Directions
From Garden State Parkway, Exit 105, follow signs for NJ 36 East/Long Branch and continue to first light, at Hope Rd. Continue straight on NJ 36 East 2 1/4 miles to NJ 71 South/West Long Branch/Asbury Park Exit. Turn right onto NJ 71 South/Monmouth Rd. and continue 1 mile to third light. Proceed straight onto NJ 71 South/Cedar Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to next light, at Larchwood Ave.
Pollak Theatre, Rotary Ice House Gallery, turn right onto Larchwood Ave. and continue to campus entrance on left. Turn left and follow signs to Commuter Parking.
Wilson Hall, Magill Commons, continue straight on Cedar Ave. 1/2 mile to next light. Turn right onto Norwood Ave. and continue to campus entrance on right. Turn right, then turn right again for Visitor Parking.
Lauren K. Woods Theatre, continue straight on Cedar Ave. 3/4 mile to second light. Turn right into theatre parking lot.

From NJ 18, Exit 13B, merge onto NJ 36 East and continue 2 1/4 miles to NJ 71 South/West Long Branch/Asbury Park Exit, then follow NJ 36 Eastbound directions below.

From NJ 35:
Northbound, in Ocean Township, at traffic light at W. Park Ave. (Towne Center on right), turn right onto W. Park Ave. and continue 1 1/2 miles to end. Turn left onto Monmouth Rd. and continue 1 mile to first light. Turn right onto NJ 71 South/Cedar Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to first light, at Larchwood Ave. For specific facilities, see directions above.
Southbound, in Eatontown, at traffic light for NJ 36, turn left (follow signs for NJ 36 East/Long Branch) onto NJ 36 East and continue 1 1/4 miles to NJ 71 South/West Long Branch/Asbury Park Exit, then follow NJ 36 Eastbound directions below.

From NJ 36, in West Long Branch, at NJ 71 intersection, Eastbound, NJ 71 South/West Long Branch/Asbury Park Exit, turn right onto NJ 71 South/Monmouth Rd., Westbound, NJ 71/Asbury Park/Eatontown Exit, turn left onto NJ 71 South/Monmouth Rd. and cross NJ 36, Both, continue 1 mile to third light. Proceed straight onto NJ 71 South/Cedar Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to next light, at Larchwood Ave. For specific facilities, see directions above.

From NJ 71:
Northbound:
Pollak Theatre, Rotary Ice House Gallery, use first Monmouth University campus entrance, on left, opposite Elinore Ave. Follow signs to Commuter Parking.
Wilson Hall, Magill Commons, use second Monmouth University campus entrance, on left, opposite Kirby Ave. Follow signs to Visitor Parking.
Lauren K. Woods Theatre, at traffic light at Cedar Ave., when NJ 71 turns left, turn right onto Cedar Ave. and continue to first light. Theater entrance is on right.
Southbound:
Pollak Theatre, Rotary Ice House Gallery, in West Long Branch, at traffic light at Larchwood Ave., turn right onto Larchwood Ave. and continue to campus entrance on left. Turn left and follow signs to Commuter Parking.
Lauren K. Woods Theatre, in West Long Branch, when NJ 71 turns right onto Norwood Ave., continue straight on Cedar Ave. to next light. Theater entrance is on right.
Wilson Hall, Magill Commons, in West Long Branch, turn right with NJ 71 onto Norwood Ave. and continue to campus entrance on right, opposite Kirby Ave. Turn right, then turn right again for Visitor Parking.

New Jersey Repertory Company, Long Branch

Long Branch map 179 Broadway
Long Branch, 07740
(732)229-3166

Non-profit theater mounts new productions by both established and rising playwrights.



Directions
From Garden State Parkway, Exit 105, continue 2 3/4 miles on NJ 36 East to traffic light at Broadway (after passing Shore Regional High School on right). Turn right (Co. 537 East/Long Branch) onto Broadway and continue 2 miles into Long Branch. After passing theater on left, turn left onto Liberty St. at next light and continue 1 block. Turn left onto Union Ave. and proceed to parking lot on left behind theater.

From NJ 18, Exit 13B, merge onto NJ 36 East and continue 2 3/4 miles to traffic light at Broadway (after passing Shore Regional High School on right), then follow NJ 36 Eastbound directions below.

From NJ 35, NJ 36 East/Long Branch Exit, Northbound, (The Crossroads at Eatontown on right) turn right, Southbound, (Ashley Furniture on left) turn left, onto NJ 36 East and continue 1 1/2 miles on NJ 36 East to traffic light at Broadway (after passing Shore Regional High School on right), then follow NJ 36 Eastbound directions below.

From NJ 36:
Eastbound, in West Long Branch, at traffic light at Broadway (after passing Shore Regional High School), turn right (Co. 537 East/Long Branch) onto Broadway and continue 2 miles into Long Branch. After passing theater on left, turn left onto Liberty St. at next light and continue 1 block. Turn left onto Union Ave. and proceed to parking lot on left behind theater.
Southbound, in Long Branch, at traffic light at Joline Ave., when NJ 36 turns right, continue straight on Ocean Blvd. 1/2 mile to third light. Turn right onto Broadway and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Turn right onto Liberty St. and continue 1 block. Turn left onto Union Ave. and proceed to parking lot on left behind theater.

PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel

Holmdel map Exit 116, Garden State Parkway, Box 144
Holmdel, 07733
(732)203-2500

Formerly the Garden State Arts Center, this venue presents performances of popular artists, current and past.



Directions
Access to the arts center is from Garden State Parkway Exit 116 in Holmdel.

Spring Lake Theatre Company, Spring Lake

Spring Lake map 300 Madison Ave.
Spring Lake, 07762
(732)449-4530

Housed in a 350-seat theater in the 1920s-era Spring Lake Community House, the players present six productions on weekends throughout the year.

   

Directions
From Garden State Parkway, Exit 98, follow signs for NJ 138 East/Belmar/Wall Twp. Merge onto NJ 138 East and continue 1 3/4 miles to third light, at New Bedford Rd. Turn right onto New Bedford Rd. and continue 1 1/4 miles to second light. Turn left onto Allaire Rd. and continue 1 1/4 miles to third light. Cross NJ 71 and continue 1/4 mile on Ludlow St. Take second right onto Fourth Ave. and continue 1/4 mile. At five-point intersection at Brighton Ave., bear left (not sharp left) onto Madison Ave. and proceed to Spring Lake Community House on left.

From NJ 35, in Wall Township, at traffic light at Co. 524/Allaire Rd., Northbound, turn right (PJ's Car Wash on right), Southbound, after passing Lowe's entrance on right, turn left, onto Co. 524 East/Allaire Rd. and continue 1 mile to second light. Cross NJ 71 and continue 1/4 mile on Ludlow St. Take second right onto Fourth Ave. and continue 1/4 mile. At five-point intersection at Brighton Ave., bear left (not sharp left) onto Madison Ave. and proceed to Spring Lake Community House on left.

From NJ 71, in Spring Lake Heights, at Brighton Ave., Northbound, turn right (Spring Lake Heights School on right), Southbound, turn left (Spring Lake Heights School on left), onto Brighton Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to second stop sign. Bear right onto Madison Ave. and proceed to Spring Lake Community House on left.

The Strand Center for the Arts, Lakewood

Lakewood map 400 Clifton Ave.
Lakewood, 08701
(732)367-7789

A grand 1920s theater is the setting for the presentation of performances emphasizing music, but also including plays and dance.



Directions
From Garden State Parkway, Northbound, Exit 89B, Southbound, Exit 89C, at end of ramp, turn left onto Co. 528 West/Cedar Bridge Ave. and continue 3 3/4 miles (at railroad crossing, name changes to S. Clifton Ave.) into Lakewood to theater on left, at Fourth St. Park in local lots.

From US 9, in Lakewood, at traffic light at Fourth St., Northbound, turn right, Southbound, turn left, onto Fourth St. and continue 1 block to theater on left. Park in local lots.

From I-195, Exit 28A, merge onto US 9 South and continue 5 miles into Lakewood. At traffic light at Fourth St., turn left and continue 1 block to theater on left. Park in local lots.

From NJ 88:
Eastbound, follow US 9 Northbound directions.
Westbound, in Lakewood, at traffic light at Clifton Ave. (after passing NPGS on right), turn right onto Clifton Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to center on left at Fourth St.

Two River Theater, Red Bank

Red Bank map 21 Bridge Ave.
Red Bank, 07701
(732)345-1400

Company founded in mid-1990s presents dramatic and musical works as well as special events. Some plays presented are commissioned by the theater.

   

Directions
From Garden State Parkway, Exit 109, Northbound, when ramp divides, keep left, following sign for Half Mile Rd. and use middle or right lane, Southbound, at end of ramp, turn left onto Co. 520 East/Newman Springs Rd., cross under Parkway, then take Half Mile Rd./Park-Ride Exit. When ramp divides, keep left, following sign for Half Mile Rd. and use middle or right lane, Both, cross Co. 520 and continue 1/2 mile on Half Mile Rd. to end. Turn right onto W. Front St. and continue 1 1/4 miles to traffic light at Bridge St. in Red Bank. Turn right onto Bridge St. and continue to theater on left. Park in theater lot or local lots.

From NJ 35:
Northbound, in Red Bank, at traffic light at Monmouth St., turn left (Red Bank Sleep Shoppe on right) onto Monmouth St. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Turn right onto Bridge Ave. and continue to theater on right. Park in theater lot or local lots.
Southbound, after crossing Navesink River, get in middle lane. At first light, continue straight on Bridge Ave. 1/4 mile through 1 light to theater on left. Park in theater lot or local lots.

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Historic Sites

Allen House, Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury map 400 Sycamore Ave.
Shrewsbury, 07702
(732)462-1466

Open May-September, Friday thru Sunday, 1-4PM

Historic tavern which operated in the second half of the 18th century. Interpretive exhibits presented by Monmouth County Historical Association.

Directions
From Garden State Parkway: Exit 109, Northbound, turn right, Southbound, turn left on Co. 520/Newman Springs Rd. and continue east 2 miles to T intersection at Broad St./NJ 35. Turn right on NJ 35 South (sign for Point Pleasant) and continue 1 mile to fourth light, at Sycamore Ave. House is on the right, at the near corner. Turn right on Sycamore Ave. and continue to parking lot on the right, behind the house.

Covenhoven House, Freehold

Freehold map 150 W. Main St.
Freehold, 07728
(732)462-1466

Open May-September, Friday thru Sunday, 1-4PM
Admission Free (donations welcome)

Mid-18th century house was used as headquarters by British Gen. Henry Clinton during Battle of Monmouth and is furnished to exhibit the lifestyle of a prosperous Revolutionary-era farmer. Noted for popular hearth cooking program.

Directions
From Garden State Parkway:
Northbound, Exit 98, on ramp follow signs for I-195 West/NJ 138 West. Merge onto NJ 138 West and continue 1/2 mile. After passing NJ 34 interchange, NJ 138 becomes I-195. Continue west 6 3/4 miles on I-195 to Exit 28B, then follow I-195 directions below.
Southbound, Exit 123, merge onto US 9 South and continue 15 miles to Co. 537/W. Main St./Freehold Exit. Turn left on W. Main St., cross over US 9, go through the first light, then immediately turn right into driveway to house.

From I-195, Exit 28B, merge onto US 9 North and continue 6 3/4 miles to Co. 537/W Main St/Freehold/Smithburg Exit. At end of ramp, turn left on Barkalow Ave. and continue to end. Turn right on W. Main St. and make an immediate right into driveway to house.

From US 9, in Freehold:
Northbound, Co. 537/W. Main St./Freehold/Smithburg Exit, at end of ramp, turn right onto Co. 537 East/W. Main St., then immediately turn right into driveway to house.
Southbound, Co. 537/W. Main St./Freehold Exit, turn left onto Co. 537 East/W. Main St., cross over US 9, pass first light, then immediately turn right into driveway to house.

From NJ 33, Eastbound, in Freehold Township, Co. 537 East/Freehold Exit, Westbound, Co. 537 East/US 9 North/The Amboys/Newark Exit, merge onto Co. 537 East/W. Main St. and continue 1/2 mile to house on right, just past US 9 intersection.

From NJ 79:
Northbound, follow US 9 Northbound directions.
Southbound, in Freehold, at traffic light at South St., NJ 79 turns left. Continue straight on Main St. 3/4 mile to house on left, just before US 9 intersection.

Moses D. Heath Farm, Middletown

Middletown map 219 Harmony Rd.
Middletown, 07748
(732)671-0566

Open June-August, Monday thru Saturday, 11AM-6PM; Sunday, 2-5PM
Admission Free

Farm founded by former slaves is preserved as a memorial to the agricultural history of African-Americans in the Middletown area; exhibits include blacksmith shop, sugar mill, agricultural equipment and a live bee colony.

Directions
From Garden State Parkway:
Northbound, Exit 114, turn right on Red Hill Rd. and continue 2 miles to end. Turn left on Kings Hwy. and continue 1/2 mile to traffic light at NJ 35. Cross NJ 35 and continue 1/2 mile on Harmony Rd. to farm on right.
Southbound, Exit 117, follow signs for NJ 35 South/Matawan/Hazlet. Merge onto NJ 35 South and continue 3 1/2 miles to Co. 516/North Middletown/New Monmouth Exit. Cross NJ 35 (follow signs for New Monmouth) and continue 3/4 mile to first light. Turn right on Harmony Rd. and go 1/4 mile to farm on left.

From NJ 35:
Northbound, in Middletown, at traffic light at Harmony Rd. (Middletown Plaza on right), turn right onto Harmony Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to farm on right.
Southbound, in Middletown, Co. 516/North Middletown/New Monmouth Exit. Cross NJ 35 (follow signs for New Monmouth) and continue 3/4 mile to first light. Turn right on Harmony Rd. and go 1/4 mile to farm on left.

Holmes-Hendrickson House, Holmdel

Holmdel map 62 Longstreet Rd.
Holmdel, 07733
(732)462-1466

Open May-September, Friday thru Sunday, 1-4PM

Mid-18th century farmhouse portrays farm life in central New Jersey. Spinning and weaving demonstrations on special days.

Directions
From Garden State Parkway: Exit 114, Northbound, turn left, Southbound, turn right on Red Hill Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to first light. Take jughandle turn to right (sign for Holmdel Park on right) just before the light and continue 1 mile on Crawfords Corner Rd. Turn left (first left after passing Bell Laboratories) on Roberts Rd. and continue 3/4 mile. Turn right on Longstreet Rd. and continue 1/4 mile to house on left.

From NJ 34, in Holmdel, at junction with Roberts Rd., Northbound, turn right (Maple Leaf Gardens on right), Southbound, turn left (A. Casola Farms on right), onto Roberts Rd. and continue 1 mile. Turn left (sign on right for Holmdel Park/Longstreet Farm) onto Longstreet Rd. and continue 1/4 mile to house on left.

Longstreet Farm, Holmdel

Holmdel map 44 Longstreet Rd.
Holmdel, 07733
(732)946-3758

Open Memorial Day-Labor Day, Daily, 9AM-5PM; rest of year, Daily, 10AM-4PM; farmhouse open March-December, weekends and holidays, 12Noon-3:30PM
Admission Free

Living history farm recreates atmosphere of 19th century Monmouth County. Special activities are scheduled throughout the year.



Directions
From Garden State Parkway: Exit 114, Northbound, turn left, Southbound, turn right on Red Hill Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to first light. Take jughandle turn to right (sign for Holmdel Park on right) just before the light and continue 1 mile on Crawfords Corner Rd. Turn left (first left after passing Bell Laboratories) on Roberts Rd. and continue 3/4 mile. Turn right on Longstreet Rd. and then take the first left into the parking lot.

From NJ 34, in Holmdel, at junction with Roberts Rd., Northbound, turn right (Maple Leaf Gardens on right), Southbound, turn left (A. Casola Farms on right), onto Roberts Rd. and continue 1 mile. Turn left (sign on right for Holmdel Park/Longstreet Farm) onto Longstreet Rd., then turn left into Holmdel Park entrance and proceed to parking area.

Marlpit Hall, Middletown

Middletown map 137 Kings Hwy.
Middletown, 07748
(732)462-1466

Open May-September, Friday thru Sunday, 1-4PM

Home begun in 1685 features furnishings from that date through 1820, reflecting style changes over the years.

Directions
From Garden State Parkway: Exit 114, Northbound, turn right onto Red Hill Rd., Southbound, turn left onto Red Hill Rd., cross over Parkway and continue to first light, Both, continue to next light. Following signs for Red Hill Rd. North, turn right onto Dwight Rd., then take first left and continue 1 3/4 miles on Red Hill Rd. to end. Turn left and go 1/4 mile on Kings Hwy. to house on right.

From NJ 35:
Northbound, in Middletown, Middletown/New Monmouth Exit (after passing Spirits Unlimited). When ramp splits, keep left and cross NJ 35. Continue 1 1/4 miles on Kings Hwy. to house on right (1/4 mile after Red Hill Rd. intersection).
Southbound, in Middletown, Harmony Rd./Kings Hwy. Exit (Sears Auto Center on right). Turn right onto Kings Hwy. and continue 1/2 mile to house on left (after passing Middletown Village School).

Sea Girt Lighthouse, Sea Girt

Sea Girt map Ocean Ave., Box 83
Sea Girt, 08750
(732)974-0514

Open Sunday, Apr. 23-Nov. 19, 2017, 2-4PM; no tours May 14, May 28, Jun. 18, Sep. 3

Victorian lighthouse built in 1896 offers tours.

Directions
From Garden State Parkway:
Northbound, Exit 98, follow signs for NJ 138 East and continue east 2 miles on NJ 138 to third light. Turn right on New Bedford Rd. and continue 1 1/2 miles through two lights to stop sign at NJ 35. Turn right onto NJ 35 South and continue 1/2 mile to first light. turn left on Ocean Rd. and go 1 mile to first light. Turn right onto NJ 71 South and continue 1/4 mile to fourth left (advance sign for Beacon Bed and Breakfast on right). Turn left onto Beacon Blvd. and continue 3/4 mile to end, lighthouse is on left.
Southbound, Exit 98, follow signs for NJ 34 South. Merge onto NJ 34 South and continue 1 mile to traffic circle. Take third exit off circle, following sign for Spring Lake/Co. 524 East and continue 2 1/4 miles on Allaire Rd. to third light. Turn right onto US 35 South and continue 1 mile to second light. Turn left on Ocean Rd. and go 1 mile to first light. Turn right onto NJ 71 South and continue 1/4 mile to fourth left (advance sign for Beacon Bed and Breakfast on right). Turn left onto Beacon Blvd. and continue 3/4 mile to end, lighthouse is on left.

From NJ 35:
Northbound, in Wall Township, at traffic light at Sea Girt Ave. (Sea Girt Mall on right), turn right onto Sea Girt Ave. and continue 1 1/4 miles. After crossing railroad tracks, continue straight on Washington Blvd. 1/2 mile. Follow road as it curves to the left, then continue 1/4 mile on The Crescent. Cross Philadelphia Blvd. and continue 1/2 mile on First Ave. Turn right onto Beacon Blvd. and continue to end. Lighthouse is on the left.
Southbound, in Belmar, at junction with NJ 71 South. Turn left (sign for NJ 71 South/Spring Lake/Sea Girt) onto NJ 71 South/H St. and continue 2 3/4 miles through Spring Lake into Sea Girt. Turn left onto Beacon Blvd. (advance sign for Beacon House B&B on right) and continue 3/4 mile to end. Lighthouse is on the left.

From NJ 71, in Sea Girt, at Beacon Blvd., Northbound, turn right, Southbound, turn left, onto Beacon Blvd. and continue 3/4 mile to end. Lighthouse is on left.

Strauss Mansion, Atlantic Highlands

Atlantic Highlands map 27 Prospect Circle
Atlantic Highlands, 07716
(732)291-1861

Open Sunday, 1-4PM
Admission Free

Queen Anne style home built for merchant Adolph Strauss in 1893 displays Victorian-era parlor, Native American exhibits and various tools and implements of the time.



Directions
From Garden State Parkway:
Northbound, Exit 105, merge onto NJ 36 East. Continue 6 miles on NJ 36 to Ocean Ave. in Long Branch. Turn left and continue north on NJ 36 8 1/2 miles through Monmouth Beach and Sea Bright, past Sandy Hook State Park and across Shrewsbury River Bridge to traffic light at First Ave. in Atlantic Highlands (sign for Business District on right). Turn right on First Ave. and continue 1/4 mile. Turn right onto E. Mount Ave. (municipal building on right) and continue 1/4 mile to end; house is on right.
Southbound, Exit 117, follow signs for NJ 36 South/Keyport/Keansburg/Sandy Hook. Continue 10 miles on NJ 36 South to Atlantic Highlands Business District Exit jughandle (Super Foodtown on right). Merge onto First Ave., cross NJ 36 and

From NJ 36, in Atlantic Highlands, at traffic light at First Ave., Northbound, turn right (sign for Business District), Southbound, Atlantic Highlands Business District Exit, take jughandle and cross NJ 36, Both, continue 1/4 mile on First Ave. Turn right onto E. Mount Ave. (municipal building on right) and continue 1/4 mile to end. House is on right.

Twin Lights State Historic Site, Highlands

Highlands map Lighthouse Rd.
Highlands, 07732
(732)872-1814

Open Memorial Day thru Labor Day, Daily, 10AM-4:30PM; Sept.-Dec., Mar.-May, Wednesday thru Sunday, 10AM-12Noon, 1-4PM; Jan.-Feb., Saturday, Sunday, 10AM-12Noon, 1-4PM
Admission Free

Marine museum in high-ground lighthouse with unusual twin towers.



Directions
From Garden State Parkway:
Northbound, Exit 105, merge onto NJ 36 East. Continue 6 miles on NJ 36 to Ocean Ave. in Long Branch. Turn left and continue north on NJ 36 5 miles through Monmouth Beach and Sea Bright. Pass Sandy Hook State Park and cross Shrewsbury River Bridge and take Bay Ave./Highlands Exit (Twin Lights sign on right). Keep right on ramp, cross under NJ 36 and follow traffic onto Highland Ave. At stop sign, cross Portland Rd. (watch for traffic exiting from NJ 36) and continue straight on Highland Ave. Take first left (sign for lighthouse on left) onto Lighthouse Rd. and continue up hill to lighthouse parking lot.
Southbound, Exit 117, follow signs for NJ 36 South/Keyport/Keansburg/Sandy Hook. Continue 13 miles on NJ 36 South to Highlands Business Center Exit, just before Shrewsbury River Bridge. Turn right on Highland Ave., then take first left (sign for lighthouse on left) onto Lighthouse Rd. and continue up hill to lighthouse parking lot.

From NJ 36, in Highlands, Bay Ave./Highlands Exit, Northbound, first exit after crossing Shrewsbury River Bridge, at end of ramp, bear right, cross under NJ 36 and continue to stop sign. Cross Portland Rd., Southbound, after exiting, take first right onto Highland Ave., Both, continue on Highland Ave., take first left (sign for lighthouse on left) onto Lighthouse Rd. and continue up hill to lighthouse parking lot.

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Museums

Burrowes Mansion Museum, Matawan

Matawan map 94 Main St.
Matawan, 07747
(732)566-5605

Open March-October, first and third Sunday, 2-4PM
Donation $5

Early 18th-century home is the location for a museum focused on the history of Matawan, including antique furniture and local memorabilia.

Directions
From Garden State Parkway:
Northbound, Exit 117, follow signs for NJ 35 South/Aberdeen/Hazlet. Merge onto NJ 35 South and immediately get into left lane. Make U-turn following signs for NJ 35 North/Matawan/The Amboys, merge onto NJ 35 North and continue 3/4 mile to Co. 516/Keyport/Matawan Exit (Town & Country Inn on right). At first light, turn left (sign for NJ 35 South/Matawan/Red Bank), cross over NJ 35 and continue to first light. Bear right (not sharp right) onto Lower Main St. and continue 1 mile to museum on right.
Southbound, Exit 120, on ramp, follow signs for Matawan/Old Bridge. Merge onto Matawan Rd. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Cross Cliffwood Rd. and continue 1/4 mile to next light. Turn right onto Ravine Dr. and continue 1 1/2 miles to end. Turn left onto Main St. and continue 1/4 mile to museum on left.

From NJ 34, in Matawan, at traffic light at NJ 79/Main St., Northbound, turn right, Southbound, turn left, onto Main St. and continue 3/4 mile to house on left.

From NJ 35, in Keyport, Co. 516/Keyport/Matawan Exit, Northbound, at first light, turn left (sign for NJ 35 South/Matawan/Red Bank), cross over NJ 35 and continue to first light. Bear right (not sharp right) onto Lower Main St., Southbound, continue on Lower Main St. to first light, Both, continue 1 mile on Lower Main St. to museum to right.

From NJ 79 Northbound, in Matawan, at northern end, at traffic light at NJ 34, cross NJ 34 and continue 3/4 mile on Main St. to house on left.

Havens Homestead Museum, Brick

Brick map 521 Herbertsville Rd.
Brick, 08723
(732)785-2500

Open Saturday, 10AM-12Noon; Sunday, 12Noon-2PM
Donation

Early 19th-century farmhouse and inn is maintained by Brick Township Historical Society. Artifacts, articles and photos of early township schools are featured.



Directions
From Garden State Parkway:
Northbound, Exit 90, merge onto Co. 549 South/Chambers Bridge Rd. and continue 1 1/4 miles to light at Brick Blvd. (first light after passing Brick Plaza). Turn left on Brick Blvd. and continue to first light. Turn right onto NJ 70 East and continue 2 miles to traffic light at Spur Co. 549. Go through intersection, then take jughandle for Spur Co. 549 North/Herbertsville. Merge onto Herbertsville Rd., cross NJ 70 and continue 1 mile to museum on the right.
Southbound, Exit 91A, follow signs for Herbertsville/Point Pleasant and merge onto Co. 549 North/Lanes Mill Rd. Turn right at light, staying on Co. 549, onto Burnt Tavern Rd. Continue 1 1/2 miles through four lights, to Maple Ave. Exit, just before the fifth light. Cross Burnt Tavern Rd. and continue 1 mile on Maple Ave. to end. Turn left on Herbertsville Rd. and continue 1/4 mile to museum on right.

From NJ 34, in Wall Township, at southern end, at junction with NJ 35/NJ 70, NJ 70 West/Lakehurst/Camden Exit, merge onto NJ 70 West and continue 2 miles to traffic light at Spur Co. 549/Herbertsville Rd. Turn right onto Spur Co. 549 North/Herbertsville Rd. and continue 1 mile on Herbertsville Rd. to museum on the right.

From NJ 35:
Northbound, in Point Pleasant Beach, follow signs for NJ 88/Point Pleasant/Brick Twp./Lakewood, make U-turn to NJ 35 South, get into right lane and exit to NJ 88 West. Continue on NJ 88 West 1 mile to third light, after crossing Point Pleasant Canal. Turn right onto Herbertsville Rd. and continue 2 3/4 miles to museum on the right.
Southbound, in Wall Township, at junction with NJ 34/NJ 70, continue straight, following signs for NJ 70 West/Lakehurst/Camden, on NJ 70 West 2 miles to traffic light at Spur Co. 549/Herbertsville Rd. Turn right onto Spur Co. 549 North/Herbertsville Rd. and continue 1 mile on Herbertsville Rd. to museum on the right.

From NJ 70, in Brick, at traffic light at Spur Co. 549/Herbertsville Rd., Eastbound, continue through light, then take Spur Co. 549 North/Herbertsville jughandle, merge onto Herbertsville Rd. and cross NJ 70, Westbound, turn right onto Spur Co. 549 North/Herbertsville Rd., Both, continue 1 mile on Herbertsville Rd. to museum on the right.

Historical Society of Ocean Grove Museum, Ocean Grove

Ocean Grove map 50 Pitman Ave.
Ocean Grove, 07756
(732)774-1869

Open mid-June-September, Monday thru Friday, 10AM-4PM, Saturday, 10AM-5PM

Local history museum recounts the story of Ocean Grove as a religious resort.



Directions
From Garden State Parkway:
Northbound, Exit 100A, merge onto NJ 33 East and continue 4 miles to end. Turn left on Main St./NJ 71 North and continue to first light. Turn right on Main Ave. and go 8 blocks. Turn left on Pilgrim's Pathway and go two blocks. Turn right on Mt. Tabor Way (becomes Pitman Ave.) and continue to museum on right.
Southbound, Exit 102, turn right (sign for Asbury Park/Neptune) on Asbury Ave. and continue 2 miles to NJ 66 junction. Continue straight on NJ 66 East 1 mile to NJ 35 junction. Merge onto NJ 35 South and get into left lane. Following signs for Asbury Park, take second left toward NJ 35 North. After merging onto NJ 35 North, cross over to right lane and take first right to stay on Asbury Ave. Continue 1 1/4 miles on Asbury Ave. and, after crossing railroad tracks, take first right onto Main St./NJ 71 North. Continue 1/2 mile on Main St. to traffic light at Main Ave. (next light after Springwood Ave.). Turn left on Main Ave. and continue 8 blocks (1/2 mile). Turn left on Pilgrims Pathway and go two blocks. Turn right on Mt. Tabor Way (becomes Pitman Ave.) and continue to museum on right.

From NJ 18, Northbound, Exit 8, turn left onto NJ 33 East, Southbound, Exit 8A, merge onto NJ 33 East and continue to first light, Both, continue 2 miles on NJ 33 East to traffic light at NJ 71. Turn left onto NJ 71 North/S. Main St. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Turn right on Main Ave. and continue 8 blocks (1/2 mile). Turn left on Pilgrims Pathway and go two blocks. Turn right on Mt. Tabor Way (becomes Pitman Ave.) and continue to museum on right.

From NJ 33, in Neptune, at eastern end, at traffic light at NJ 71/S. Main St., turn left onto NJ 71 North and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Turn right onto Main Ave., then follow NJ 71 Northbound directions below.

From NJ 35:
Northbound, in Neptune, at junction with NJ 33, turn right (sign for Ocean Grove) onto NJ 33 East/Corlies Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to fourth light. Turn left onto NJ 71 North/S. Main St. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Turn right onto Main Ave. and continue 1/2 mile. Turn left onto Pilgrims Pathway and go two blocks. Turn right on Mt. Tabor Way (becomes Pitman Ave.) and continue to museum on right.
Southbound, in Neptune, at traffic light at W. Lake Ave. (Neptune Transmission on right), turn left onto W. Lake Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to fourth light (name changes to Springwood Ave.). Turn right onto NJ 71 South/Main St. and continue to first light. Turn left on Main Ave. and continue 8 blocks (1/2 mile). Turn left on Pilgrims Pathway and go two blocks. Turn right on Mt. Tabor Way (becomes Pitman Ave.) and continue to museum on right.

From NJ 71, in Neptune, at traffic light at Main Ave., Northbound, turn right (Jersey Shore Arts Center on right), Southbound, turn left (West Grove Square on right), onto Main Ave. and continue 1/2 mile. Turn left onto Pilgrims Pathway and continue two blocks. Turn right onto Pitman Ave. and continue to museum on right.

Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County, Freehold

Freehold map Box 7078
310 Mounts Corner Dr.
Freehold, 07728
(732)252-6990

Open Sunday, 11AM-3PM; Tuesday, Thursday, 10AM-3PM
Admission members $3, non-members $5, students Free

Museum housed in a former barn displays the life and accomplishments of Jewish residents of Monmouth County.

   

Directions
From Garden State Parkway:
Northbound, Exit 83, merge onto US 9 North and continue 19 miles to NJ 79 North/To NJ 33/Freehold Exit. Stay in right lane and continue 1/4 mile to NJ 33 West/Trenton Exit. Merge onto NJ 33 West and continue 1 mile to Co. 537 West/Smithburg Exit. Merge onto Co. 537 West and pass through two lights. After passing second light (Wemrock Rd.), take the next right (Romardi Dr.), enter Mount's Corner shopping center and drive to end. Turn left and park. Walk across common area to museum.
Southbound, Exit 123, merge onto US 9 South and continue 15 miles to Co. 537/W. Main St. Exit. Turn right onto Co. 537 West and continue 1 mile through three lights. After the third light, at Wemrock Rd., take the next right (Romardi Dr.), enter Mount's Corner shopping center and drive to end. Turn left and park. Walk across common area to museum.

From US 9, in Freehold, Co. 537/Freehold Exit, Northbound, follow signs to light at W. Main St., turn left onto Co. 537 West (sign for Smithburg), cross over US 9 and continue to first light, Southbound, turn right onto Co. 537 West, Both, continue 1 1/4 miles on Co. 537 West/W. Main St. through three lights. After passing third light (Wemrock Rd.), take the next right (Romardi Dr.), enter Mount's Corner shopping center and drive to end. Turn left and park. Walk across common area to museum.

From NJ 33:
Eastbound, in Freehold Township, Co. 537 West/Smithburg Exit. Merge onto Wemrock Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to third light. Turn right onto Co. 537 West/W. Main St., then take first right (Romardi Dr.), enter Mount's Corner shopping center and drive to end. Turn left and park. Walk across common area to museum.
Westbound, in Freehold Township, Co. 537 West/Smithburg Exit. Merge onto Co. 537 West/W. Main St. and continue 1/2 mile through two lights. After passing second light (Wemrock Rd.), take the next right (Romardi Dr.), enter Mount's Corner shopping center and drive to end. Turn left and park. Walk across common area to museum.

From NJ 79:
Northbound, in Freehold Township, NJ 33 West/Trenton Exit. Merge onto NJ 33 West and continue 1 mile to Co. 537 West/Smithburg Exit. Merge onto Co. 537 West and continue 1/2 mile through two lights. After passing second light, take next right, enter Mount's Corner shopping center and drive to end. Turn left and park. Walk across common area to museum.
Southbound, in Freehold, at traffic light at South St., when NJ 79 turns left, continue straight on Main St. 2 miles. After passing US 9 intersection, continue through two lights, then take next right, enter Mount's Corner shopping center and drive to end. Turn left and park. Walk across common area to museum.

Lakehurst Historical Society Museum, Lakehurst

Lakehurst map 300 Center St.
Lakehurst, 08733
(732)657-8864

Open Wednesday, Sunday, 12Noon-3PM

Museum features dirigible memorabilia and artifacts of the Lakehurst area. Located in Old St. John's Church, the oldest Roman Catholic church in Ocean County.

Directions
From Garden State Parkway:
Northbound, Exit 82A, merge onto NJ 37 West and continue 6 1/2 miles to traffic circle at NJ 70. Take second exit off circle (NJ 70 West/Naval Base/Camden) and continue 1/4 mile on NJ 70 West to first light (sign on left for Lakehurst). Turn left on Center St. and continue to museum on right.
Southbound, Exit 89B, turn right onto NJ 70 West and continue 8 miles to traffic circle at NJ 37. Take first exit off circle (NJ 70 West/Naval Base/Camden) and continue 1/4 mile on NJ 70 to first light (sign on left for Lakehurst). Turn left on Center St. and continue to museum on right.

From NJ 37, Westbound, at western end, at NJ 70 traffic circle, follow signs for NJ 70 West/Camden. Continue 1/2 mile on NJ 70 West to first light. Turn left onto Center St. and continue to museum on right.

From NJ 70, at traffic light in Lakehurst, Eastbound, turn right, Westbound, turn left, onto Center St. and continue to museum on right.

Loveland Homestead Museum, Point Pleasant

Point Pleasant map 1643 Bay Ave.
Point Pleasant, 08742

Open Summer, Friday thru Monday, 1-4 PM

Mid-19th century home contains artifacts, including paintings, photographs and decoys, of Bay Head, Mantoloking and the Lovelandtown section of Point Pleasant. Also on the grounds is the Slade Dale cottage, which houses maritime exhibits.



Directions
From Garden State Parkway:
Northbound, Exit 89A, at traffic light at end of ramp, turn left onto NJ 70 East and continue 2 miles to junction with NJ 88. Following signs for NJ 88 East/Pt Pleasant, make gentle right onto NJ 88 East and continue 2 1/2 miles to sixth light (Stop & Shop on right). Turn right onto Bridge Ave. and continue 2 miles to traffic light at Bay Ave. (first light after crossing Point Pleasant Canal)> Turn right onto Bay Ave., then immediately turn right into museum parking lot.
Southbound, Exit 98, follow signs for NJ 34 South/Point Pleasant. Merge onto NJ 34 South and continue 4 miles to end at junction with NJ 35 and NJ 70. Continue straight on NJ 35 South 2 1/4 miles across Manasquan River into Point Pleasant. At third light after crossing river, turn right onto Arnold Ave. Take first left onto Bay Ave. and continue 1 1/2 miles to third light (excluding blinker). Cross Bridge Ave. and immediately turn right into museum parking lot.

From NJ 35, in Bay Head, at traffic light at Bridge Ave., Northbound, turn left (Bay Head Chapel on left), Southbound, turn right (Bay Head Chapel on right opposite corner), onto Bridge Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to second light. Turn left onto Bay Ave., then immediately turn right into museum parking lot.

From NJ 88:
Northbound, in Point Pleasant, at traffic light at Bridge Ave. (sign on right for Bay Head), turn right onto Bridge Ave. and continue 2 miles to traffic light at Bay Ave. (first light after crossing Point Pleasant Canal). Turn right onto Bay Ave., then immediately turn right into parking lot.
Southbound, in Point Pleasant, at traffic light at Bay Ave., turn left onto Bay Ave. and continue 3/4 mile to first light. Cross Bridge Ave., then immediately turn right into parking lot.

Monmouth County Historical Association Museum, Freehold

Freehold map 70 Court St.
Freehold, 07728
(732)462-1466

Open Tuesday thru Saturday, 10AM-4PM
Admission Adults $5, Seniors $2.50

Museum exhibits include artifacts of the industrial and domestic life of Monmouth County, fine arts and the Battle of Monmouth.



Directions
From Garden State Parkway:
Northbound, Exit 100C, merge onto NJ 33 West and continue 1 1/2 miles to traffic circle. Take first exit off circle and continue 8 miles on NJ 33 West to NJ 79 North/Freehold Exit. Merge onto NJ 79 North and continue 1 mile to third light. Turn left onto Main St., then make quick right onto Court St. and continue 1/4 mile to museum on left.
Southbound, Exit 123, merge onto US 9 South and continue 14 1/2 miles to Co. 522/Throckmorton St/Freehold/Englishtown Exit in Freehold Township, then follow US 9 Southbound directions below.

From New Jersey Turnpike, Exit 8, follow signs for NJ 33 East/Freehold. Turn right onto NJ 33 East and continue 8 miles to Bus NJ 33 East/US 9 North/Freehold Business Dist Exit, then follow NJ 33 Eastbound directions below.

From US 9:
Northbound, in Freehold Township, NJ 79 North/Freehold Exit. Turn right onto NJ 79 North/South St. and continue 1 1/2 miles to T intersection at Main St. in Freehold. Turn left, then make quick right onto Court St. and continue 1/4 mile to museum on left, opposite Monmouth Battle Monument.
Southbound, in Freehold Township, Co. 522/Throckmorton St/Freehold/Englishtown Exit. Turn left (sign for Throckmorton St./Freehold) onto Co. 522 East/Throckmorton St. and continue 3/4 mile. Turn left onto Haley St. (New Beginnings Agape Christian Center on left) and continue to end. Turn right onto Court St. and continue to museum on right, opposite Monmouth Battle Monument.

From NJ 33:
Eastbound, in Manalapan Township, Bus. NJ 33 East/US 9 North/Freehold Business District Exit. Continue 2 1/2 miles to traffic light at US 9. Get into second lane from left (left turn/bear left), bear left across US 9 onto Manalapan Ave. (follow sign for Manalapan Ave.) and continue 1/2 mile to blinker light. Turn left onto Broad St. and continue 1/2 mile to T intersection. Turn left onto Court St. and continue to museum on left, opposite Monmouth Battle Monument.
Westbound, in Freehold Township, NJ 79 North/Freehold Exit. Merge onto NJ 79 North/South St. and continue 1 1/2 miles to T intersection at Main St. in Freehold. Turn left, then make quick right onto Court St. and continue 1/4 mile to museum on left, opposite Monmouth Battle Monument.

From NJ 79, in Freehold, Northbound, at T intersection at E. Main St., turn left, Southbound, at traffic light at South St., continue straight, Both, immediately turn right onto Court St. and continue 1/4 mile to museum on left, opposite Monmouth Battle Monument.

Monmouth Museum, Middletown

Lincroft map Brookdale Community College
Newman Springs Rd., Box 359
Lincroft, 07738
(732)747-2266

Main Gallery, Tuesday thru Thursday, Saturday, 10AM-5PM; Friday, 10AM-9PM; Sunday, 12Noon-5PM
Becker Children's Wing, Tuesday thru Thursday, 2-5PM; Friday, 2-9PM; Saturday, 10AM-5PM; Sunday, 12Noon-5PM
WonderWing, Tuesday thru Thursday, call for hours; Friday, 10AM-9PM; Saturday, 10AM-5PM; Sunday, 12Noon-5PM
Admission $8

Museum featuring changing exhibits reflecting studies in culture, history and science. Children's exhibits area. On campus of Brookdale Community College.

       

Directions
From Garden State Parkway, Exit 109, Northbound, turn left, Southbound, turn right, continue 1 mile on Co. 520 West/Newman Springs Rd. to Brookdale Community College entrance. Turn left and enter campus, use Parking Lot #1.

From NJ 34:
Northbound, in Colts Neck Township, at traffic light at Flock Rd./Phalanx Rd., turn right (sign on right for Phalanx/Lincroft) onto Phalanx Rd. Continue 3 1/4 miles on Phalanx Rd. to Brookdale Community College entrance on left. Turn left and enter campus. Follow signs to Parking Lot #1.
Southbound, in Holmdel Township, at traffic light at Co. 520/Newman Springs Rd. (Holmdel Auto Body on right). Turn left onto Co. 520 East/Newman Springs Rd. (sign on right for Co. 520 East/Holmdel) and continue 3 1/2 miles to Brookdale Community College entrance on right. Follow signs to Parking Lot #1.

From NJ 35, at Red Bank-Shrewsbury border, at junction with Co. 520 West/Newman Springs Rd., Northbound, Co. 520 West/Freehold Exit (Nails Plus on right), cross NJ 35, Southbound, after crossing railroad tracks, turn right, Both, continue 4 miles on Co. 520 West/Newman Springs Rd. to roundabout after passing Lincroft Post Office on right. Take third exit off roundabout and enter Brookdale Community College. Use Parking Lot #1.

National Guard Militia Museum of New Jersey, Sea Girt

Sea Girt map National Guard Facility Training Center
Sea Girt Ave. and Camp Dr.
Sea Girt, 08750
(732)974-5966

Open Daily, 10AM-3PM

Located on the grounds of the National Guard Training Center, the museum recounts the history of the New Jersey National Guard, dating back to its origins in the state militia. Photo ID and/or driver's license required for admission to training center.

Directions
From Garden State Parkway:
Northbound, Exit 98, on ramp, take NJ 138 East/Belmar/Wall Twp/Spring Lake Exit. Merge onto NJ 138 East and continue 3 miles to end. Follow signs for NJ 35 South/Sea Girt, merge onto NJ 35 South and continue 1/2 mile to first light. Turn left onto 18th Ave. and continue 3/4 mile to first light. Turn right onto NJ 71 South and continue 3 miles into Sea Girt. At light at Sea Girt Ave. (sign on right for National Guard Criminal Training Center), turn left, cross railroad tracks, then bear right to stay on Sea Girt Ave. Take the first right to enter the National Guard facility.
Southbound, Exit 98, merge onto NJ 34 South and continue 2 miles to Spur Co. 524/Sea Girt/Manasquan Exit. Turn right on Atlantic Ave. and continue 1 1/2 miles to traffic circle at NJ 35. Take the second exit off the circle (signs for Spur Co. 524 East/Manasquan) to stay on Atlantic Ave. and continue 1 mile to end. Turn left onto Broad St. and continue 1/2 mile to first light. Turn right on Sea Girt Ave. and continue 1/4 mile. After crossing NJ 71 and railroad tracks, bear right to stay on Sea Girt Ave. Take the first right to enter the National Guard facility.

From NJ 35, in Wall Township, at traffic light at Sea Girt Ave., Northbound, turn right (T & T Coast Buick/GMC on left), Southbound, turn left (after passing Sea Girt Crossroads on right), onto Sea Girt Ave. and continue 1 1/2 miles. After crossing railroad tracks, bear right to stay on Sea Girt Ave., then take first right to enter the National Guard facility.

From NJ 71, in Sea Girt, at traffic light at Sea Girt Ave., Northbound, turn right, Southbound, turn left, onto Sea Girt Ave., cross railroad tracks and bear right to stay on Sea Girt Ave. Camp entrance is first right.

New Egypt Museum, New Egypt

New Egypt map 125 Evergreen Rd., Box 295
New Egypt,08533
(609)758-8111

Open Wednesday, 11AM-1PM; Sunday, 1-4PM

Museum housed in 1825 farmhouse displays artifacts of the New Egypt-Plumsted Township area.

Directions
From New Jersey Turnpike:
Northbound, Exit 7, follow sign for US 206 South/Fort Dix/McGuire AFB. Merge onto US 206 South, cross under Turnpike and continue to NJ 68 South Exit, just before second light. Cross US 206 and continue 5 miles on NJ 68 to third light. Turn left on Co. 537 East/Monmouth Rd. and continue 6 1/2 miles to third light. Turn right on Evergreen Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to museum.
Southbound, Exit 7A, follow signs for I-195 East/Lakewood/Shore Points. Merge onto I-195 East and continue 1 mile to Exit 7, then follow I-195 Eastbound directions below.

From I-195:
Eastbound, Exit 7, turn right on Co. 526/Robbinsville-Allentown Rd. and continue 1 mile to end in Allentown. Turn right on S. Main St./Co. 539 South and continue 1/4 mile. Turn left at High St. to stay on Co. 539 and continue 2 3/4 miles. Turn right on Holmes Mill Rd. (sign for Historic Walnford on right) and continue 4 1/2 miles to light at Monmouth Rd./Co. 537. Cross Monmouth Rd. and continue 1/2 mile on Evergreen Rd. to museum on left.
Westbound, Exit 16, turn left on Co. 537 West/Monmouth Rd. and continue 7 3/4 miles to fourth light. Turn left on Evergreen Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to museum on left.

New Jersey Museum of Boating, Point Pleasant

Point Pleasant map 1800 Bay Ave., Bldg. 13
Point Pleasant, 08742
(732)606-7605

Open Spring/Summer, Wednesday, Friday-Sunday, 12Noon-4PM; Winter/Fall, Friday-Sunday, 12Noon-4PM
Admission Free

Museum highlights the boat building industry in New Jersey, featuring photographs and scale models of boats. Adjacent to Vintage Automobile Museum of New Jersey.

Directions
From Garden State Parkway:
Northbound, Exit 89A, at traffic light at end of ramp, turn left onto NJ 70 East and continue 2 miles to junction with NJ 88. Following signs for NJ 88 East/Pt Pleasant, make gentle right onto NJ 88 East and continue 2 1/2 miles to sixth light (Stop & Shop on right). Turn right onto Bridge Ave. and continue 2 miles to traffic light at Bay Ave. (first light after crossing Point Pleasant Canal). Turn right onto Bay Ave. and continue to Johnson Brothers Boat Works. Bear left onto Meadow Ave. and continue to museum in Bldg. 13.
Southbound, Exit 98, merge onto NJ 34 South and continue 4 miles on NJ 34 to end at junction with NJ 35 and NJ 70. Following signs for NJ 35 South/Seaside Park, continue straight on NJ 35 South and go 3 miles across Manasquan River to junction with NJ 88 in Point Pleasant (Walgreens on right). Merge onto NJ 88 West and continue to first light. Turn left onto Bay Ave. and continue 1 mile. After passing traffic light at Bridge Ave., take second left onto Meadow Ave. and continue to museum in Bldg. 13.

From NJ 35, in Bay Head, at traffic light at Bridge Ave., Northbound, turn left (Bay Head Chapel on left), Southbound, turn right (Bay Head Chapel on right opposite corner), onto Bridge Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to second light. Turn left onto Bay Ave. and continue to Johnson Brothers Boat Works. Bear left onto Meadow Ave. and continue to museum in Bldg. 13.

From NJ 88:
Northbound, in Point Pleasant, at traffic light at Bridge Ave. (sign on right for Bay Head), turn right onto Bridge Ave. and continue 2 miles to traffic light at Bay Ave. (first light after crossing Point Pleasant Canal). Turn right onto Bay Ave., then take second left onto Meadow Ave. and enter Johnson Brothers Boatworks property. Continue to museum in Bldg. 13.
Southbound, in Point Pleasant, at traffic light at Bay Ave., turn left onto Bay Ave. and continue 3/4 mile to first light. Cross Bridge Ave. and continue on Bay Ave. Take second left onto Meadow Ave. and enter Johnson Brothers Boatworks property. Continue to museum in Bldg. 13.

New Jersey Vietnam Veterans' Memorial/Vietnam Era Museum and Educational Center, Holmdel

Holmdel map 1 Memorial Ln., Box 648
Holmdel, 07733
(732)335-0033

Museum open Tuesday thru Saturday, 10AM-4PM
Admission Adults $7, Seniors/Students/Children over 11 $5

Memorial honors New Jersey residents who served in the armed forces in the Vietnam War. Museum seeks to put the memorial into the context of the political and cultural times.

   

Directions
Access to memorial and museum is via Garden State Parkway Exit 116 in Holmdel.

Spring Lake Historical Society Museum, Spring Lake

Spring Lake map 423 Warren Ave.
Spring Lake, 07762
(732)449-0772

Open Mar. 16-Dec. 9, 2017, Thursday, 10AM-12Noon; Sunday, 1:30-3:30PM

Spring Lake's history is spotlighted in the historical society's artifacts displayed in an ornate setting on the top floor of the town's borough hall.



Directions
From Garden State Parkway, Exit 98, Northbound, follow signs for NJ 138 East/Belmar/Wall Twp/Spring Lake and merge onto NJ 138 East, Southbound, follow signs for NJ 138 East and merge onto NJ 138 East, Both, continue 3 miles on NJ 138 East to end at junction with NJ 35. Follow signs for NJ 35 South/Sea Girt. Merge onto NJ 35 South and continue 1/2 mile to first light. Turn left (sign for Lake Como on right) onto 18th Ave./Co. 30 and continue 3/4 mile to first light. Turn right onto NJ 71 South and continue 1 1/4 miles to third light. Turn left onto Warren Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to stop sign at Fifth Ave. Cross Fifth Ave. to borough hall on right.

From NJ 35, in Wall Township, at traffic light at Warren Ave. (sign for Spring Lake Heights), Northbound, turn right (Rite Aid Pharmacy on right), Southbound, turn left (Firestone Auto Center on right) and continue 1 1/4 miles to stop sign at Fifth Ave. Cross Fifth Ave. to borough hall on right.

From NJ 71, in Spring Lake Heights, at traffic light at Warren Ave., Northbound, turn right, Southbound, turn left, onto Warren Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to first stop sign, at Fifth Ave. Cross Fifth Ave. to museum in borough hall on right.

Township of Ocean Historical Museum, Oakhurst

Oakhurst map Box 516
703 Deal Rd.
Oakhurst, 07755
(732)531-2136

Open Tuesday, Wednesday, first and second Sunday, 1-4PM; Thursday, 1-4PM, 7-9PM

Museum housed in mid-18th century Eden Woolley House displays exhibits of Ocean Township history.

   

Directions
From Garden State Parkway:
Northbound, Exit 98, from service road, take NJ 138 East/Belmar/Wall Township/Spring Lake Exit. Merge onto NJ 138 East and continue 1 1/2 miles to NJ 18 North/Eatontown Exit. Continue on NJ 18 North 6 miles to Exit 11A. Merge onto Deal Rd. and continue 1 mile, through three lights. After passing third light, take next left and proceed to the museum, on left in front of the Monmouth County Library.
Southbound, Exit 105, continue 2 miles on NJ 36 East to NJ 35 South/Asbury Park/Seaside Hts. Exit. Merge onto NJ 35 South and continue 2 1/2 miles to fourth light. Proceed through light, then take jughandle to Deal Rd. Cross NJ 35 and pass through one light, then take the next left and proceed to the museum, on left in front of the Monmouth County Library.

From NJ 18:
Northbound, Exit 11A, merge onto Deal Rd. and continue 1 mile, through three lights. After passing third light, take next left and proceed to the museum, on left in front of the Monmouth County Library.
Southbound, Exit 12A, merge onto W. Park Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to first light. Turn right onto Poplar Rd. and continue 3/4 mile to first light. Turn left onto Deal Rd. and continue through two lights. After passing second light, take next left and continue to museum, on left in front of the Monmouth County Library.

From NJ 35, in Ocean Township, at traffic light at Deal Rd. (sign for Deal/Elberon), Northbound, at end of ramp, merge onto Deal Rd., Southbound, pass through light, then take jughandle, merge onto Deal Rd. and cross NJ 35, Both, continue 1/4 mile on Deal Rd. to museum on left.

Vintage Automobile Museum of New Jersey, Point Pleasant

Point Pleasant map 1800 Bay Ave., Bldg. 13
Point Pleasant, 08742
(732)899-0012

Open Wednesday thru Friday, Sunday, 12Noon-4PM, Saturday, 10AM-4PM
Admission Free

Museum houses changing exhibits of restored antique automobiles, along with vintage signs and other memorabilia. Adjacent to New Jersey Museum of Boating.



Directions
From Garden State Parkway:
Northbound, Exit 89A, at traffic light at end of ramp, turn left onto NJ 70 East and continue 2 miles to junction with NJ 88. Following signs for NJ 88 East/Pt Pleasant, make gentle right onto NJ 88 East and continue 2 1/2 miles to sixth light (Stop & Shop on right). Turn right onto Bridge Ave. and continue 2 miles to traffic light at Bay Ave. (first light after crossing Point Pleasant Canal). Turn right onto Bay Ave. and continue to Johnson Brothers Boat Works. Bear left onto Meadow Ave. and continue to museum in Bldg. 13.
Southbound, Exit 98, merge onto NJ 34 South and continue 4 miles on NJ 34 to end at junction with NJ 35 and NJ 70. Following signs for NJ 35 South/Seaside Park, continue straight on NJ 35 South and go 3 miles across Manasquan River to junction with NJ 88 in Point Pleasant (Walgreens on right). Merge onto NJ 88 West and continue to first light. Turn left onto Bay Ave. and continue 1 mile. After passing traffic light at Bridge Ave., take second left onto Meadow Ave. and continue to museum in Bldg. 13.

From NJ 35, in Bay Head, at traffic light at Bridge Ave., Northbound, turn left (Bay Head Chapel on left), Southbound, turn right (Bay Head Chapel on right opposite corner), onto Bridge Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to second light. Turn left onto Bay Ave. and continue to Johnson Brothers Boat Works. Bear left onto Meadow Ave. and continue to museum in Bldg. 13.

From NJ 88:
Northbound, in Point Pleasant, at traffic light at Bridge Ave. (sign on right for Bay Head), turn right onto Bridge Ave. and continue 2 miles to traffic light at Bay Ave. (first light after crossing Point Pleasant Canal). Turn right onto Bay Ave., then take second left onto Meadow Ave. and enter Johnson Brothers Boatworks property. Continue to museum in Bldg. 13.
Southbound, in Point Pleasant, at traffic light at Bay Ave., turn left onto Bay Ave. and continue 3/4 mile to first light. Cross Bridge Ave. and continue on Bay Ave. Take second left onto Meadow Ave. and enter Johnson Brothers Boatworks property. Continue to museum in Bldg. 13.

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Parks and Recreation Areas

Allaire State Park, Wall Township/Howell Township

Allaire map 4265 Atlantic Ave.
Farmingdale, 07727
(732)938-2371

Open Daily, 8AM-4:30PM
Admission Memorial Day weekend-Labor Day, weekends, residents $5, nonresidents $7

State park surrounding restored 19th-century ironmaking village of Allaire in central New Jersey on northern fringe of Pine Barrens. Pine Creek Railroad offers rides on narrow-gauge steam train. Biking, camping, cross-country skiing, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, picnicking.



Directions
From New Jersey Turnpike: Exit 7A, follow signs for I-195 East/Shore Points. Merge onto I-195 East and continue 25 miles to Exit 31B, then follow I-195 Eastbound directions below.

From Garden State Parkway:
Northbound, Exit 98, continue 1/2 mile on frontage road, take second ramp, to NJ 138 West/I-195 West. Merge onto NJ 138/I-195, cross under NJ 34, then take Exit 35A. Merge onto NJ 34 South and cross over I-195. Pass ramp to I-195 East and take next exit, following sign for Allaire (just before Garden State Parkway entrance). Continue 1 1/4 miles on 18th Ave. to end. Turn right on Atlantic Ave. and continue 3/4 mile to park entrance on left.
Southbound, Exit 98, on ramp, follow signs for NJ 34 South. Merge onto NJ 34 South, stay in right lane and, at first light (Allenwood Rd.), take jughandle exit (sign on right for Allaire). Turn right onto Allenwood Rd. and continue 3/4 mile to end. Turn right onto Co. 524 West/Atlantic Ave. and continue 1 3/4 miles to park entrance on left.

From I-195, Exit 31B, merge onto Co. 547 North and continue 1/2 mile to first light. Turn right on Co. 524 East/Allaire Rd. and continue 1 1/2 miles (road becomes Atlantic Ave.) to park entrance on right.

From NJ 34:
Northbound, in Wall Township, Spur Co. 524 West/Allaire/Farmingdale Exit. Merge onto Spur Co. 524 West/Atlantic Ave. and continue 1/2 mile. In Allenwood, bear right to stay on Atlantic Ave. and continue 2 1/4 miles to park entrance on left.
Southbound, in Wall Township, after passing I-195 interchange, take next right (sign for Allaire) and continue 1 1/4 miles on W. 18th Ave. to end. Turn right onto Co. 524 West/Atlantic Ave. and continue 3/4 mile to park entrance on left.

From US 9, in Howell Township, I-195 East/Shore Points Exit. Merge onto I-195 East and continue 4 1/2 miles to Exit 31B, then follow I-195 Eastbound directions above.

Sister Mary Grace Burns Arboretum, Lakewood

Lakewood map Georgian Court University
900 Lakewood Ave.
Lakewood, 08701
(732)987-2373

Open Daily 8AM-dusk

Five gardens are maintained on the campus of Georgian Court University, the former George Jay Gould estate. Many of the plants displayed here are native to New Jersey's Pine Barrens.

Directions
From I-195: Exit 28A, merge onto US 9 South and continue 4 1/2 miles into Lakewood. Turn right on Ninth St., go through one light, then take first right to main entrance. Gardens are at various points around campus.

From Garden State Parkway:
Northbound, Exit 83, merge onto US 9 North and continue 7 miles into Lakewood. Turn left on Ninth St., go through one light, then take first right to main entrance. Gardens are at various points around campus.
Southbound, Exit 98, after passing through toll booth, take second exit, to NJ 34 North/Trenton/Allaire Airport. Merge onto NJ 34 North and continue 1/4 mile to I-195 West/Trenton Exit. Merge onto I-195 West and continue 7 miles to Exit 28A, then follow I-195 directions above.

From US 9, in Lakewood, at traffic light at Ninth St., Northbound, turn left, Southbound, turn right, onto Ninth St., go through one light, then take first right to main entrance. Gardens are at various points around campus.

From NJ 88, Westbound, in Lakewood, at western end, at traffic light at US 9, turn right onto US 9 North/Madison Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to fourth light. Turn left onto Ninth St., go through one light, then take first right to main entrance. Gardens are at various points around campus.

Deep Cut Gardens, Middletown

Middletown map 352 Red Hill Rd.
Middletown, 07748
(732)671-6050

Park open 8AM-Dusk

54-acre preserve features gardens and greenhouses designed to appeal to the home gardener.

Directions
From Garden State Parkway: Exit 114, Northbound, turn right, Southbound, turn left, cross over Parkway and continue to first light, Both, continue to next light. Following signs for Red Hill Rd., turn right, then take first left to stay on Red Hill Rd. Continue 1 1/4 miles on Red Hill Rd. to entrance on right.

From NJ 35:
Northbound, in Middletown, after passing Spirits Unlimited on right, Middletown/New Monmouth Exit. When ramp splits, keep left and get into right lane. Cross NJ 35 and continue 1 mile on Kings Hwy. to first light. Turn left onto Red Hill Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to garden entrance on left.
Southbound, in Middletown, Kings Hwy. Exit (Sears on right). Turn right onto Kings Hwy. and continue 1/2 mile to first light. Turn right onto Red Hill Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to garden entrance on left.

Gateway National Recreation Area (Sandy Hook unit)

Sandy Hook map 210 New York Ave.
Staten Island, NY, 10305
Sandy Hook phone: (732)872-5970

Park open April-October, 5AM-10PM; November-March, 5AM-8PM
Visitor Center: Open Daily 10AM-5PM
Sandy Hook Lighthouse: Tours Daily 1-3:30PM
Lighthouse Keeper's Quarters: Open Daily, 10AM-4PM
Battery Potter: Summer, Tours Sunday, 1-4:30PM
Parking fee, Memorial Day-Labor Day, 7AM-5PM, $15 and up

National recreation area featuring fishing, picnicking, swimming. Holly forest, historic lighthouse. Former Army base Fort Hancock, including Sandy Hook Museum and History House, is at the north end of Sandy Hook.



Directions
From Garden State Parkway:
Northbound, Exit 105, continue east 6 miles on NJ 36 to Ocean Blvd. in Long Branch. Turn left on Ocean Blvd. to stay on NJ 36 and continue 5 3/4 miles to park entrance on right, just before Shrewsbury River Bridge.
Southbound, Exit 117, follow signs to NJ 36 South. Continue 13 miles on NJ 36 South to park entrance on right, just after crossing Shrewsbury River Bridge.

From NJ 35:
Northbound, in Eatontown, NJ 36 East/Long Branch Exit (Monmouth Mall on left). Merge onto NJ 36 East and continue 4 1/4 miles to traffic light at Ocean Blvd. in Long Branch. Turn left onto Ocean Blvd. and continue 5 3/4 miles on NJ 36 North to park entrance on right, just before Shrewsbury River Bridge.
Southbound, in Keyport, NJ 36 South/Keyport/Keansburg/Sandy Hook Exit. Follow NJ 36 South 13 miles to park entrance on right, just after crossing Shrewsbury River Bridge.

Hartshorne Woods Park, Middletown

Hartshorne Woods map Buttermilk Valley Entrance
300 Navesink Ave.
Locust, 07716
Claypit Creek Entrance
239 Locust Ave.
Locust, 07760
Rocky Point Entrance
1402 Portland Rd.
Highlands, 07732
(732)872-0336

Park open 7AM-dusk

Heavily-wooded 778-acre park situated on the Highlands of Navesink has 14 miles of trails of varying degrees of difficulty and offers scenic views of the Atlantic Ocean, as well as the Shrewsbury and Navesink Rivers. Accessible from the Rocky Point entrance, park also contains Battery Lewis, part of the Navesink Military Reservation Historic District, all 224 acres of which are now included on the National Register of Historic Places.

Directions
From Garden State Parkway:
Northbound, Exit 109, when ramp divides, keep left, following sign for Half Mile Rd. and use middle or right lane, cross Co. 520 and continue 1/2 mile on Half Mile Rd. to end. Turn right onto W. Front St. and continue 1 1/4 miles to traffic light at Bridge Ave. in Red Bank. Turn left onto Bridge Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Continue straight onto NJ 35 North 1/2 mile across Navesink River to first light. Turn right onto Navesink River Rd. and continue 3 3/4 mile to blinker light at Oceanic Bridge (sign on right for Rumson/Fair Haven/Red Bank. Continue straight onto Locust Point Rd. 1/2 mile. Take first right (sign for Co. 8A on right) onto Locust Ave. and continue 1/4 mile.
To Claypit Creek entrance, take first right after crossing Claypit Creek Bridge (small sign for Hartshorne Woods on right).
To Buttermilk Valley entrance, from Claypit Creek entrance, continue on Locust Ave. to next intersection. Turn right onto Monmouth Ave. and continue onto Navesink Ave. when road curves left 1/2 mile to parking area on right.
To Rocky Point entrance, from Buttermilk Valley entrance, continue on Navesink Ave. 1/2 mile. When road divides, stay right, following sign for Highlands, and merge onto NJ 36 South. Continue 1 1/4 miles on NJ 36 South to Bay Ave./Highlands Exit (last exit before Shrewsbury River bridge). Continue straight on Portland Rd. 3/4 mile to parking area at end of road.
Southbound, Exit 117, follow signs for NJ 36 South and continue 11 miles to Red Bank/Scenic Road Exit (after passing Buttermilk Ridge on right). Use this exit for Buttermilk Valley and Claypit Creek. For Rocky Point, stay on NJ 36.
To Buttermilk Valley entrance, continue 1/2 mile on Navesink Ave. to Buttermilk Valley parking area on left.
To Claypit Creek entrance, from Buttermilk Valley entrance, continue 1/2 mile on Navesink Ave./Monmouth Ave. to stop sign. Turn left onto Locust Ave. and continue to Claypit Creek parking area on left (small sign for Hartshorne Woods on left).
To Rocky Point entrance, continue straight on NJ 36 South 1 1/4 miles to Bay Ave./Highlands Exit (last exit before Shrewsbury River bridge). Continue straight on Portland Rd. 3/4 mile to parking area at end of road.

From NJ 36:
Northbound:
To Rocky Point entrance, in Highlands, Bay Ave./Highlands Exit (first exit after crossing Shrewsbury River bridge). At end of ramp, bear right onto Bay Ave., cross under bridge, then turn right onto Highland Ave. and continue to stop sign. Turn left onto Portland Rd. and continue 3/4 miles to parking area at end of road.
To Buttermilk Valley entrance, continue on NJ 36 North from Shrewsbury River bridge 1 1/4 miles to Red Bank/Scenic Road Exit. At stop sign at end of ramp, turn left, cross NJ 36 and continue 1/2 mile on Navesink Ave. to parking area on left.
To Claypit Creek entrance, from Buttermilk Valley entrance, continue 1/2 mile on Navesink Ave./Monmouth Ave. to stop sign. Turn left onto Locust Ave. and continue to Claypit Creek parking area on left (small sign for Hartshorne Woods on left).
Southbound, in Atlantic Highlands, Red Bank/Scenic Road Exit (after passing Buttermilk Ridge on right). Use this exit for Buttermilk Valley and Claypit Creek. For Rocky Point, stay on NJ 36.
To Buttermilk Valley entrance, continue 1/2 mile on Navesink Ave. to Buttermilk Valley parking area on left.
To Claypit Creek entrance, from Buttermilk Valley entrance, continue 1/2 mile on Navesink Ave./Monmouth Ave. to stop sign. Turn left onto Locust Ave. and continue to Claypit Creek parking area on left (small sign for Hartshorne Woods on left).
To Rocky Point entrance, continue straight on NJ 36 South 1 1/4 miles to Bay Ave./Highlands Exit (last exit before Shrewsbury River bridge). Continue straight on Portland Rd. 3/4 mile to parking area at end of road.

Monmouth Battlefield State Park, Manalapan

Freehold map 347 Freehold-Englishtown Rd.
Manalapan, 07726
(732)462-9616

Open daily, 8AM-6PM; Visitor Center open 9AM-4PM

Site of Revolutionary War Battle of Monmouth, one of the largest of the war. Battlefield and local buildings are being restored to 18th-century appearance. Visitor center has battle exhibits. Guided tours of Craig House, which exhibits English and Dutch influences. Cross-country skiing, hiking, picnicking,sledding.

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Directions
From New Jersey Turnpike: Exit 8, follow signs for NJ 33 East/Freehold. Merge onto NJ 33 East and continue 9 miles to Bus. NJ 33 East/To US 9 North/Freehold Business District Exit. Take first left off Bus. NJ 33 to park entrance.

From Garden State Parkway:
Northbound, Exit 98, continue 1/2 mile on exit ramp to NJ 138 West/NJ 34/I-195/Point Pleasant/Trenton Exit. Continue 1/4 mile on NJ 138, pass NJ 34 intersection and continue straight on I-195 West. Go 7 miles to Exit 28B, then follow I-195 Eastbound directions below.
Southbound, Exit 123, merge onto US 9 South and continue 15 miles to Bus. NJ 33 West/Trenton Exit in Freehold. Merge onto Bus. NJ 33 West and continue 1 1/2 miles to park entrance on right.

From I-195:
Eastbound, Exit 6, merge onto New Jersey Turnpike Northbound and continue 6 3/4 miles to Exit 8, then follow Turnpike directions above.
Westbound, Exit 28B, merge onto US 9 North and continue 7 1/2 miles to Bus NJ 33 West/Trenton Exit in Freehold. Merge onto Bus NJ 33 West and continue 1 1/2 miles to park entrance on right.

From US 9:
Northbound, in Freehold Township, NJ 79 North/NJ 33/Freehold Exit. Turn right onto NJ 79 North, then take NJ 33 West Exit. Merge onto NJ 33 West and continue 1 3/4 miles to Wemrock Rd. Exit. Merge onto Wemrock Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to first light. Turn left onto Bus. NJ 33 West and continue 1/4 mile to park entrance on right.
Southbound, in Freehold Township, Bus NJ 33 West/Trenton Exit (Irwin Mazda-Lincoln on right). Merge onto Bus. 33 West and continue 1 1/2 miles to park entrance on right.

From NJ 33:
Eastbound, in Manalapan Township, Bus. NJ 33 East/US 9 North/Freehold Business District Exit. Take first left off Bus. NJ 33 to park entrance.
Westbound, in Freehold Township, Wemrock Rd. Exit. Merge onto Wemrock Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to first light. Turn left onto Bus. NJ 33 West and continue 1/4 mile to park entrance on right.

From NJ 79:
Northbound, in Freehold Township, NJ 33 West/Trenton Exit. Merge onto NJ 33 West and continue 2 miles to Wemrock Rd. Exit. Merge onto Wemrock Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to first light. Turn left onto Bus. NJ 33 West and continue 1/4 mile to park entrance on right.
Southbound, in Freehold, at traffic light at South St., NJ 79 turns left. Continue straight on Main St. 1/2 mile to first light. Turn right onto Bus. NJ 33/Park Ave. and continue 2 miles to park entrance on right.

Poricy Park Conservancy, Middletown

Middletown map 345 Oak Hill Rd., Box 36
Middletown, 07748
(732)268-7034

Trails open Daily, dawn to 10PM
Nature Center: Monday thru Friday, 9AM-4PM; weekend hours vary due to events
Fossil Beds: April-October, dawn-dusk

County park features several natural areas, bird and butterfly areas, fossil beds and hiking trails.



Directions
From Garden State Parkway: Exit 114, Northbound, turn right, Southbound, turn left, cross over Parkway and continue to first light, Both, continue to next light. Turn right (sign for Poricy Park on right) onto Dwight Rd. and continue 1 3/4 miles to first light; turn left onto Middletown-Lincroft Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to first light. Turn right onto Oak Hill Rd. and continue 3/4 mile to entrance, just before second railroad crossing.

From NJ 35, in Middletown, at traffic light at Oak Hill Rd./Chapel Hill Rd., Northbound (Chapel Hill Dental Arts on right), pass through light, then take Oak Hill Rd. Exit and cross NJ 35, Southbound, Chapel Hill Rd./Oak Hill Rd./Navesink Exit (Fair View Cemetery on right), at end of ramp, turn right onto Oak Hill Rd., Both, continue 1/2 mile on Oak Hill Rd. to park entrance on left, after crossing railroad.

F. Bliss Price Arboretum and Wildlife Sanctuary, Eatontown

Eatontown map Wyckoff Rd.
Eatontown, 07224

Open Daily, dawn-dusk

Small open space area has walking trails and groves of trees, among which wildlife may be spotted.

Directions
From Garden State Parkway, Exit 105, Northbound, merge onto NJ 36 East, Southbound, after paying toll, follow ramp to traffic light at Hope Rd., Both, continue straight on NJ 36 East 3/4 mile to second light (sign for NJ 35 North). Turn left onto Wyckoff Rd. and continue 3/4 mile to arboretum parking on left.

From NJ 18, Exit 13B, merge onto NJ 36 East and continue 3/4 mile to second light, then follow NJ 36 Eastbound directions below.

From NJ 35, in Eatontown, at traffic light at Co. 547/Wyckoff Rd., Northbound, turn right (after passing Rayco on left), Southbound, turn left (after passing Toys R Us on left), onto Wyckoff Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to arboretum parking on left.

From NJ 36:
Eastbound, in Eatontown, at traffic light for Co. 547/Wyckoff Rd. (sign for NJ 35 North), turn left onto Wyckoff Rd. and continue 3/4 mile to arboretum parking on left.
Westbound, in West Long Branch, NJ 71/Asbury Park/Eatontown Exit (after passing Monmouth Park Corporate Center on right). Turn right onto NJ 71 North and continue 3/4 mile to first light. Turn left onto Broad St. to stay on NJ 71 and continue 1/4 mile through one light. Take next left onto Co. 547 South/Wyckoff Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to arboretum parking on right.

From NJ 71, in Eatontown, at junction with Wyckoff Rd., Northbound, turn left, Southbound, turn right, onto Co. 547 South/Wyckoff Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to arboretum parking on right.

David C. Shaw Arboretum, Holmdel

Holmdel map Holmdel Park
Longstreet Rd.
Holmdel, 07733
(732)842-4000

Open daily, 8AM-Dusk

20-acre arboretum in Holmdel Park features hundreds of examples of ornamental trees and shrubs.

Directions
From Garden State Parkway: Exit 114, Northbound, turn left, cross over Parkway and continue to first light, Southbound, turn right, Both, continue 1/2 mile on Red Hill Rd. to first intersection. Bear right just before traffic light and continue 1 mile on Crawfords Corner Rd. After passing Bell Laboratories, take next left onto Roberts Rd. and continue 3/4 mile. Turn right on Longstreet Rd. and continue to Holmdel Park entrance on left.

From NJ 34:
Northbound, in Colts Neck, 1 mile north of traffic light at Conover Rd./Laird Rd., bear right onto Co. 4/South St. and continue 2 1/2 miles (name changes to Holmdel Rd.) to second light. Turn right onto Roberts Rd. and continue 1/2 mile. Take first left onto Longstreet Rd. (sign on right for Holmdel Park/Longstreet Farm), then make left into Holmdel Park and follow signs for arboretum.
Southbound, in Holmdel, at junction with Roberts Rd. (A. Casola Farms on right), turn left onto Roberts Rd. and continue 1 mile through one light. Turn left (sign on right for Holmdel Park/Longstreet Farm) onto Longstreet Rd., then make left into Holmdel Park and follow signs for arboretum.

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Science and Environmental Centers

Forest Resource Education Center, Jackson

Jackson map Don Connor Blvd.
Jackson, 08527
Mailing: 370 E. Veterans Hwy.
Jackson, 08527
(732)928-2360

Trails open daily, dawn to dusk; Interpretive Center open Monday thru Friday, 8:30AM-4PM

Organized programs at the Interpretive Center and natural area preservation offer lessons in forest management in New Jersey.



Directions
From I-195:
Eastbound, Exit 21, turn right on Cedar Swamp Rd./Co. 527 South and continue 2 3/4 miles to second light. Turn right onto W. Veterans Hwy. and continue 1/2 mile to first light. Turn left onto Don Connor Blvd. and continue 2 1/4 miles to center entrance on left.
Westbound, Exit 22, turn left and continue 2 1/4 miles on Jackson Mills Rd. to end. Turn left on Cedar Swamp Rd./Co. 527 South and go 1 3/4 miles to first light. Turn right onto W. Veterans Hwy. and continue 1/2 mile to first light. Turn left onto Don Connor Blvd. and continue 2 1/4 miles to center entrance on left.

From US 9:
Northbound, in Lakewood Township, at traffic light at Cross St./Chestnut St. (Lakewood Beauty Supply on right). Turn left onto Cross St. and continue 2 3/4 miles to end. Turn left onto Co. 528 West/E. Veterans Hwy. and continue 2 1/2 miles. Turn left (sign on right for Patriots Park Sports Complex) onto Bowman Rd. and continue 1 mile. Turn right (sign for Forest Resource Education Center on right) onto Don Connor Blvd. and continue 1/4 mile to center entrance on left.
Southbound, in Howell Township, I-195 West/Trenton/Georgia Tavern Rd. Exit. Follow signs for I-195 West and continue 4 miles to Exit 22, then follow I-195 Westbound directions above.

Huber Woods Environmental Center, Middletown

Middletown map 25 Brown's Dock Rd.
Locust, 07760
(732)872-2670

Open Monday thru Friday, 10AM-4PM; Saturday, Sunday, 10AM-5PM

Former Huber family home serves as an environmental center in Huber Woods Park, where various nature programs are presented.

Directions
From Garden State Parkway, Exit 109, Northbound, on ramp, follow sign for Half Mile Rd. (use center or right lane) and continue to light, Southbound, turn left on Main St./Co. 520 East, cross under Parkway, then take Half Mile Rd./Park-Ride exit, follow sign for Half Mile Rd. (use center or right lane) and continue to light, Both, cross Main St. and continue 1/2 mile on Half Mile Rd. to end. Turn right on W. Front St. and go 3/4 mile to first light. Turn left on Hubbard Ave. and go 1/2 mile to first light. Turn right on Navesink River Rd. and go 3 miles. Turn left on Brown's Dock Rd. (sign for Huber Woods on right) and continue 1/2 mile to entrance to center on right.

From NJ 35, in Middletown, at traffic light at Navesink River Rd., Northbound, turn right (first light after crossing Navesink River), Southbound, Navesink River Rd. Exit (Kelly Chiropractic on right), at end of ramp, turn left onto Navesink River Rd. and cross NJ 35, Both, Continue 3 miles on Navesink River Rd. Turn left on Brown's Dock Rd. (sign for Huber Woods on right) and continue 1/2 mile to entrance to center on right.

From NJ 36:
Northbound, in Middletown, Red Bank/Scenic Rd. Exit, at stop sign, turn left and cross NJ 36. Continue 1 mile on Navesink Ave. to stop sign at Locust Ave./Orchard Run. Continue straight on Monmouth Ave. 1 mile. Take first left after four-way stop at Navesink Ave./Locust Point Rd. onto Brown's Dock Rd. and continue 3/4 mile to entrance to center on left.
Southbound, in Atlantic Highlands, at traffic light at Grand Ave. (Atlantic Highlands Animal Hospital on right), turn right onto Grand Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to four-way stop (name changes to Navesink Ave.). Turn right onto Monmouth Ave. and go 1/4 mile. Take first left onto Brown's Dock Rd. and continue 3/4 mile to entrance to center on left.

InfoAge Science/History Learning Center, Wall

Wall map 2201 Marconi Rd.
Wall, 07719
(732)280-3000

Open Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday, 1-5PM
Admission $5

Museum on the site of the former Camp Evans is being developed to highlight the base's contributions to communications technology and development. National Broadcasting Hall of Fame and NJARC Museum are now open. Tours of Marconi Hotel are available. Further expansion of facilities and visiting hours are planned.



Directions
From Garden State Parkway:
Northbound, Exit 98, from ramp follow signs to NJ 138 East. Merge onto NJ 138 East and continue 1 mile to NJ 18 North/Eatontown Exit. Continue north on NJ 18 2 miles to Exit 7. From ramp, cross Brighton Ave. and continue 1/2 mile on Marconi Rd. to center on right.
Southbound,Exit 100A, merge onto NJ 33 East and continue 2 1/4 miles to NJ 18 South/Evans Area/Point Pleasant Exit. Merge onto NJ 18 South and continue 1 1/2 miles to Exit 7A. Merge onto Brighton Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to stop sign. Turn right on Marconi Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to center on right.

From I-195: Eastbound, at end, continue straight on NJ 138 East, then follow Garden State Parkway Northbound directions above.

From NJ 18, in Wall Township:
Northbound, Exit 7, at end of ramp, cross Brighton Ave. and continue 1/2 mile on Marconi Rd. to center on right.
Southbound, Exit 7A, merge onto Brighton Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to stop sign. Turn right onto Marconi Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to center on right

From NJ 33, in Neptune Township, NJ 18 South/Evans Area/Pt. Pleasant Exit. Merge onto NJ 18 South and continue 2 miles to Exit 7A. Merge onto Brighton Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to stop sign. Turn right on Marconi Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to center on right.

From NJ 35, in Wall Township, NJ 138 West/Trenton Exit. Merge onto NJ 138 West and take first exit, Marconi Rd./Old Mill Rd./Belmar Blvd. Continue 1/2 mile on Marconi Rd. Turn left to stay on Marconi Rd. and continue 1/4 mile to stop sign. Turn right to stay on Marconi Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to museum on left.

Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Howell Township

Howell map 331 Georgia Tavern Rd.
Howell, 07731
(732)751-9453

Open Sep. 6, 2016-May 28, 2017, Sep. 5, 2017-May 27, 2018, daily, 10AM-4:30PM; May 29-Sep. 4, 2017, Saturday thru Thursday, 10AM-5PM, Friday, 10AM-8:30PM

Center provides insight into wetlands ecology through exhibits and presentations. Wildlife observation area.



Directions
Environmental Center:
From I-195: Exit 28B, merge onto US 9 North and continue to first light. Turn right on Georgia Tavern Rd. and continue 1 mile to center entrance on right.

From US 9, in Howell Township, at traffic light at Georgia Tavern Rd./Hulse Rd., Northbound, first light after passing I-195 interchange, turn right onto Georgia Tavern Rd., Southbound, continue through light, take I-195 West/Trenton/Georgia Tavern Rd. Exit and follow signs for Georgia Tavern Rd. Cross US 9, Both, continue 1 mile to center entrance on right.

Visitor Center:
From I-195: Exit 28B, merge onto US 9 North and continue to first light. Turn right on Georgia Tavern Rd. and continue 1/4 mile. Turn right on Windeler Rd. and continue 1 mile to entrance on left.

From US 9, in Howell Township, at traffic light at Georgia Tavern Rd./Hulse Rd., Northbound, first light after passing I-195 interchange, turn right onto Georgia Tavern Rd., Southbound, continue through light, take I-195 West/Trenton/Georgia Tavern Rd. Exit and follow signs for Georgia Tavern Rd. Cross US 9, Both, continue 1/4 mile on Georgia Tavern Rd. Turn right on Windeler Rd. and continue 1 mile to entrance on left.

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Wineries and Breweries

Beach Haus Brewery, Belmar

Belmar map 801 Main St.
Belmar, 07719
(732)202-7782

Tours and taproom open Sep. 6, 2016-May 18, 2017, Monday thru Thursday, 12Noon-8PM, Friday, Saturday, 12Noon-10PM, Sunday, 12Noon-6PM; summer hours TBA

Craft brewery offers tours and tasting of its various offerings.



Directions
From Garden State Parkway, Exit 98, follow signs for NJ 138 East/Belmar/Wall Twp. Merge onto NJ 138 East and continue 3 miles to end. Following signs for NJ 35 North/Belmar/Asbury Park, merge onto NJ 35 North and continue 1 1/4 miles to traffic light at Eighth Ave. (Waterview Pavilion on right). Turn right onto NJ 71 North/Eighth Ave., cross railroad tracks and continue to parking lot on right behind brewery building.

From NJ 35, in Belmar, at traffic light at Eighth Ave., Northbound, turn right (Waterview Pavilion on right), Southbound, turn left (first light after crossing Shark River Bridge), onto NJ 71 North/Eighth Ave., cross railroad tracks and continue to parking lot on right behind brewery building.

Carton Brewing, Atlantic Highlands

Atlantic Highlands map 6 E. Washington Ave.
Atlantic Highlands, 07716
(732)654-BEER

Tours and tasting room open Wednesday, Thursday, 5-8PM, Friday, 4-8PM, Saturday, 12Noon-8PM, Sunday, 12Noon-5PM. Tours begin on arrival.

Brewery founded by local residents offers a variety of beer in its tasting room. Tours are required before tasting.

Directions
From Garden State Parkway:
Northbound, Exit 109, when ramp divides, keep left, following sign for Half Mile Rd. and use middle or right lane, at end of ramp, turn left onto Co. 520 East/Newman Springs Rd., cross under Parkway, then take Half Mile Rd./Park-Ride Exit. When ramp divides, keep left, following sign for Half Mile Rd. and use middle or right lane. Cross Co. 520 and continue 1/2 mile on Half Mile Rd. to end. Turn right onto W. Front St. and continue 1 1/4 miles to traffic light at Bridge Ave. in Red Bank. Turn left onto Bridge Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to first light. Continue straight 1/2 mile on NJ 35 North across Navesink River bridge to first light. Turn right onto Navesink River Rd. and continue 2 1/4 miles. Turn left onto McClees Rd. and continue 3/4 mile. Road curves right and becomes Cooper Rd., then after 1/2 mile, curves left and becomes Brown's Dock Rd. Continue 1/4 mile on Brown's Dock Rd. to end. Turn right onto Monmouth Ave. and continue to four-way stop. Turn left onto Navesink Ave. and continue 1/2 mile (becomes Grand Ave.) to first light. Turn left onto NJ 36 North and continue 1/2 mile to first light. Turn right onto First Ave. and continue three blocks to E. Washington Ave. (Atlantic Highlands Elementary School on right). Brewery is half block to right. Continue straight on First St. to first parking lot on right.
Southbound, Exit 117, follow signs for NJ 36 South and continue 9 miles to traffic light at First St. in Atlantic Highlands (Super Foodtown on right). Continue through light, then take jughandle (sign for Atlantic Highlands Business District). Cross NJ 36 and continue 3 blocks to E. Washington Ave. (Atlantic Highlands Elementary School on right). Brewery is half block to right. Continue straight on First St. to first parking lot on right.

From NJ 36, in Atlantic Highlands, at traffic light at First St., Northbound, turn right (sign for Business District on right), Southbound, (Super Foodtown on right) after passing through light, take jughandle (sign for Atlantic Highlands Business District), Both, continue three blocks to E. Washington Ave. (Atlantic Highlands Elementary School on right). Brewery is half block to right. Continue straight on First St. to first parking lot on right.

Dark City Brewing Co., Asbury Park

Asbury Park map 801 Second Ave.
Asbury Park, 07712
(732)455-3792

Tasting room open Thursday, Friday, 5-9PM, Saturday, Sunday, 12Noon-6PM, $6-$10

Founded in 2016, Dark City is Asbury Park's first craft brewery and offers several varieties for sampling and sale.



Directions
From Garden State Parkway:
Northbound, Exit 100B, merge onto NJ 66 East and continue 3 miles to junction with NJ 35. Merge onto NJ 35 South and get into the left lane. Take the first exit left for NJ 35 North/Asbury Park. Merge onto NJ 35 North and take first right (sign for Asbury Park) onto Asbury Ave. and continue 1 1/2 miles to traffic light at NJ 71/Main St. Turn left onto NJ 71 North and continue 1/4 mile to brewery on left at Second Ave.
Southbound, Exit 102, turn right onto Asbury Ave. and continue 2 1/2 miles to third light. Continue straight onto NJ 66 East and go 1/2 mile to junction with NJ 35. Merge onto NJ 35 North and take first right (sign for Asbury Park) onto Asbury Ave. and continue 1 1/2 miles to traffic light at NJ 71/Main St. Turn left onto NJ 71 North and continue 1/4 mile to brewery on left at Second Ave.

From NJ 18, Exit 10A, merge onto NJ 66 East/Asbury Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to junction with NJ 35. Merge onto NJ 35 South and get into the left lane. Take the first exit left for NJ 35 North/Asbury Park. Merge onto NJ 35 North and take first right (sign for Asbury Park) onto Asbury Ave. and continue 1 1/2 miles to traffic light at NJ 71/Main St. Turn left onto NJ 71 North and continue 1/4 mile to brewery on left at Second Ave.

From NJ 35:
Northbound, in Belmar, after crossing Shark River, Bradley Beach exit. Continue straight on Memorial Dr. 2 1/2 miles into Asbury Park. Turn right onto Second Ave. and continue 1 block to brewery on left.
Southbound, in Neptune, at junction with NJ 66, keep left following signs for NJ 35 North/Asbury Park. Merge onto NJ 35 North, take first right (sign for Asbury Park) onto Asbury Ave. and continue 1 1/2 miles to traffic light at NJ 71/Main St. Turn left onto NJ 71 North and continue 1/4 mile to brewery on left at Second Ave.

Four JG's Orchards & Vineyards, Colts Neck

Colts Neck map 127 Hillsdale Rd.
Colts Neck, 07722
(908)930-8066

Wine tasting on a limited schedule; several events will be held during the year; buildings date to 1700s.



Directions
From Garden State Parkway:
Northbound, Exit 98, follow signs for NJ 34 North. Merge onto NJ 34 North and continue 4 miles to traffic circle. Take second exit from circle (NJ 34 North/NJ 33 West) and continue 7 1/2 miles on NJ 34 North, passing through Earle Naval Ammunition Depot. After passing over NJ 18, continue to third light. Turn left on Conover Rd. and continue 1/2 mile. Turn left on Crine Rd. (Co. 4) and continue 1 1/4 miles. Turn right on Hillsdale Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to winery.
Southbound, Exit 123, merge onto US 9 South and continue 7 miles to NJ 18 South/Asbury Park/Shore Points Exit. Merge onto NJ 18 and continue 5 miles to Exit 25A, then follow NJ 18 directions below.

From NJ 18, Exit 25A, merge onto NJ 79 North and continue 1/2 mile, through one light. Turn right (first right after passing Crown Palace Restaurant on right) on Vandenberg Rd. and continue 1 1/2 miles to junction with Boundary Rd. Continue straight on Crine Rd. (Co. 4) and go 1/2 mile to second left. Turn left on Hillsdale Rd. and continue 1/4 mile to winery.

From US 9:
Northbound, in Freehold Township, NJ 79 North/NJ 33/Freehold Exit. Follow NJ 79 North 1 1/2 miles to T intersection in Freehold. Turn right to stay on NJ 79 and continue to first light. Bear left, following sign for NJ 79, and continue 4 miles past NJ 18. Turn right (first right after passing Crown Palace Restaurant on right) onto Vandenberg Rd. and continue 2 miles (name changes to Crile Rd.). Turn left onto Hillsdale Rd. (Stewart's Tool and Die on right) and continue 1/2 mile to winery.
Southbound, in Old Bridge Township, NJ 18 South/Asbury Park/Shore Points Exit. Merge onto NJ 18 and continue 5 miles to Exit 25A, then follow NJ 18 directions above.

From NJ 34:
Northbound, in Colts Neck, at traffic light at Conover Rd./Laird Rd. (first light after passing Casola Farms). Turn left onto Conover Rd. and continue 1/2 mile. Turn left onto Crine Rd. and continue 3/4 mile to traffic circle. Take first exit off circle to continue on Crine Rd. and go 1/2 mile. Take first right onto Hillsdale Rd. and continue 1/2 mile to winery on right.
Southbound, in Colts Neck, 1/2 mile south of traffic light at Co. 520/Newman Springs Rd., take first right onto Clover Hill Rd. and continue 1 1/2 miles. Turn left onto Hillsdale Rd. and continue 1 1/4 miles to winery on left.

From NJ 79, in Marlboro Township, at Vanderburg Rd., Northbound, turn right (after passing Crown Palace Restaurant on right), Southbound, turn left (Marlboro Village Veterinary Hospital on left) onto Vanderburg Rd. and continue 2 miles (name changes to Crile Rd.). Turn left onto Hillsdale Rd. (sign on right for Stewart's Tool & Die) and continue 1/2 mile to winery on right.

Jughandle Brewing Co., Tinton Falls

Tinton Falls map 4057 Asbury Ave.
Tinton Falls, 07753
(732)898-2220

Open Thursday, Friday, 5-9PM, Saturday, 12Noon-9PM, Sunday, 12Noon-6PM
Tastings, $2-$6

Craft seven-barrel brewery offers self-guided tours and tasting of the brewery's products.

Directions
From Garden State Parkway:
Northbound, Exit 100B, merge onto NJ 66 East and continue 1/2 mile to first light. Turn left onto Jumping Brook Rd. and continue 1 mile (becomes Green Grove Rd.) to first light. Turn left onto Asbury Ave. and continue 1/4 mile to Tinton Falls Centre mall. Turn right into mall and continue to brewery on left.
Southbound, Exit 102, turn right onto Asbury Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to Tinton Falls Centre mall. Turn left into mall and continue to brewery on left.

From NJ 35:
Northbound, in Neptune, NJ 66 West/Freehold Exit (on left), follow signs for NJ 66 West and continue 1 mile to third light. Continue straight (sign for Asbury Ave.) 1 1/4 miles on Asbury Ave. to Tinton Falls Centre mall. Turn right into mall and continue to brewery on left.
Southbound, in Ocean Township, at traffic light at Deal Rd., turn right onto Deal Rd. and continue 2 miles to end. Turn left onto Green Grove Rd. and continue 3/4 mile to Tinton Falls Centre mall. Turn right into mall and continue to brewery on right.

Kane Brewing Co., Ocean Township

Oakhurst map 1750 Bloomsbury Ave.
Ocean, 07712
(732)922-8600

Open Thursday, Friday, 5-8PM, Saturday, 12Noon-7PM, Sunday, 12Noon-5PM
Tours on the hour, beginning one hour after opening

Craft brewery specializing in American-style and Belgian-influenced ales offers tours and beer tastings during business hours.

Directions
From Garden State Parkway:
Northbound, Exit 98, follow signs for NJ 138 East/Belmar/Wall Twp. Merge onto NJ 138 East and continue 1 mile to NJ 18 North/Eatontown Exit. Follow NJ 18 North 4 1/4 miles to Exit 10A, then follow NJ 18 directions below.
Southbound, Exit 105, follow NJ 36 East 1 1/2 miles to fourth light (Monmouth Mall on right). Turn right onto NJ 35 South and continue 3 3/4 miles through five lights to N Seaview Sq Dr./Sunset Ave./Asbury Park Exit (after passing Ocean Plaza on right). At end of ramp, turn right onto Sunset Ave. and continue 1/2 mile. Take second left onto Bloomsbury Ave. and continue to brewery on right.

From NJ 18, Exit 10A, merge onto NJ 66 East and continue 1/2 mile to junction with NJ 35. Merge onto NJ 35 South and get into left lane after traffic separation ends. Follow lane to left (sign for NJ 35 North) and make U-turn to merge onto NJ 35 North. Continue 3/4 mile on NJ 35 North to second light (Sunset Ave.). Continue through light, then take first right (sign for N. Seaview Square Dr./Fairmont Ave.) onto Fairmont Ave. and continue 1 block. Turn right onto Allen Ave. and continue to end. Turn right onto Sunset Ave., cross NJ 35 and continue to second left. Turn left onto Bloomsbury Ave. and continue to brewery on right.

From NJ 35, in Ocean Township, Sunset Ave. Exit, Northbound, after passing Acura of Ocean on right, continue through light at Sunset Ave., then take first right onto Fairmont Ave. Continue 1 block, then turn right onto Allen Ave. and continue to end. Turn right onto Sunset Ave. and cross NJ 35, Southbound, (after passing Ocean Plaza on right), at end of exit ramp, turn right onto Sunset Ave., Both, Continue 1/2 mile on Sunset Ave. Take second left onto Bloomsbury Ave. and continue to brewery on right.

Laurita Winery, New Egypt

New Egypt map 35 Archertown Rd.
New Egypt, 08533
(609)752-0200 or 1-800-LAURITA

Winery hours vary; check with winery

Central New Jersey winery maintains a sustainable environment while producing wines of several varieties. The winery's wares may be sampled in the tasting room during business hours and tours of the winery may be taken.



Directions
From New Jersey Turnpike:
Northbound, Exit 5, turn right onto Co. 541 South/Burlington-Mt. Holly Rd. and continue 1 1/4 miles to Co. 630 East/Woodlane Rd. Exit (just before second light). At end of ramp, turn left onto Woodlane Rd., cross Co. 541 and continue 2 miles to second light. Turn left onto Co. 537 East/Monmouth Rd. and continue 11 1/2 miles to traffic light at Co. 528/Jacobstown-New Egypt Rd. in North Hanover Township. Bear right and continue 1 3/4 miles on Co. 528 East to traffic light in New Egypt. Bear left, following Co. 528 East, onto Main St. Take second right onto Brindletown Rd., then first left onto Front St. and continue 1 1/2 miles (name changes to Magnolia Ave., then Archertown Rd.) to winery on left.
Southbound, Exit 7A, follow signs for I-195 East/Shore Points, merge onto I-195 East and continue 2 miles to Exit 8, then follow I-195 Eastbound directions below.

From I-295:
Northbound, Exit 52A, merge onto Florence Rd. and continue to first traffic light. Continue straight on Co. 543 East/Columbus Rd. and continue 6 miles through Columbus to junction with NJ 68 (when Co. 543 turns left at Gaunts Bridge Rd., continue straight on Mt. Pleasant Rd.). Turn right onto NJ 68 South and continue 1/2 mile to first light. Turn left onto Co. 537 East/Monmouth Rd. and continue 4 3/4 miles to fifth light. Bear right onto Co. 528 East/Jacksonville-New Egypt Rd. and continue 1 3/4 miles to traffic light in New Egypt. Bear left, following Co. 528 East, onto Main St. Take second right onto Brindletown Rd., then first left onto Front St. and continue 1 1/2 miles (name changes to Magnolia Ave., then Archertown Rd.) to winery on left.
Southbound, Exit 57A, merge onto US 130 North and continue 1 mile to third light. Turn right (sign for Co. 545/Bordentown/Crosswicks/New Egypt) onto Co. 528 East/Crosswicks Rd. and continue 2 1/2 miles to traffic circle. Take second exit off circle and continue 2 3/4 miles on Co. 528 East. Turn right (sign for Co. 528 on right) to stay on Co. 528 East onto Chesterfield-Jacobstown Rd. and continue 5 3/4 miles through Jacobstown to second light, in New Egypt. Bear left, following Co. 528 East, onto Main St. Take second right onto Brindletown Rd., then first left onto Front St. and continue 1 1/2 miles (name changes to Magnolia Ave., then Archertown Rd.) to winery on left.

From I-195:
Eastbound, Exit 8, turn right (sign for Allentown) onto Co. 539 South. Take first left (sign on right for Co. 526 East/Co. 539 South/Cream Ridge) onto Allentown Bypass and continue 1/2 mile to stop sign. Turn left onto Co. 526 East/Allentown Lakewood Rd. and continue 2 miles to first light. Turn right onto Sharon Station Rd. and continue 1 1/2 miles. At junction with Co. 539, continue straight on Co. 539 South/Forked River Rd. 5 1/2 miles to second light. Turn right onto Co. 528 West/Lakewood Rd. and continue 3/4 mile. Turn left onto Fischer Rd. (sign on left for winery) and continue 1 mile to end. Turn right (sign for winery opposite) onto Colliers Mill Rd. and continue 3/4 mile (name changes to Archertown Rd.) to winery on right.
Westbound, Exit 16, turn left onto Co. 537 West/Monmouth Rd. and continue 6 1/2 miles to fourth light. Turn left onto Co. 539 South/Pinehurst Rd. and continue 2 miles to first light. Turn right onto Co. 528 West/Lakewood Rd. and continue 3/4 mile. Turn left onto Fischer Rd. (sign on left for winery) and continue 1 mile to end. Turn right (sign for winery opposite) onto Colliers Mill Rd. and continue 3/4 mile (name changes to Archertown Rd.) to winery on right.

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Zoos and Animal Preserves

Jenkinson's Aquarium, Point Pleasant Beach

Point Pleasant Beach map 300 Ocean Ave.
Point Pleasant Beach, 08742
(732)892-0600

Open Monday-Friday, 9:30AM-5PM, Saturday-Sunday, 10AM-5PM
Admission Adults $12, Seniors/Children 3-12 $7

Marine life and bird exhibits.



Directions
From Garden State Parkway:
Northbound, Exit 89A, at traffic light at end of ramp, turn left onto NJ 70 East and continue 2 miles to junction with NJ 88. Following signs for NJ 88 East/Pt Pleasant, make gentle right onto NJ 88 East and continue 4 1/2 miles to end. Follow signs for NJ 35 North and continue 3/4 mile to third light. Turn right on Arnold Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to first light, just before boardwalk. Turn left and go 2 blocks on Ocean Ave. to aquarium parking lot on right.
Southbound, Exit 98, follow signs for NJ 34 South. Merge onto NJ 34 and continue 1/2 mile to Allaire Rd. traffic circle. Take second exit off circle (NJ 34 South/Brielle) and continue on NJ 34 South 3 1/2 miles to third light. Following signs for NJ 35 South/Seaside Park, continue straight on NJ 35 South 1 mile through 2 lights and across Manasquan River into Point Pleasant Beach. Continue 1/2 mile on NJ 35 South/Richmond Ave. to third light. Turn left on Arnold Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to second light, just before boardwalk. Turn left and go 2 blocks on Ocean Ave. to aquarium parking lot on right.

From I-195: Exit 35A, merge onto NJ 34 South, then follow Garden State Parkway Southbound directions.

From NJ 35, in Point Pleasant, at traffic light at Arnold Ave., Northbound, turn right, Southbound, turn left, continue 1/2 mile on Arnold Ave. to traffic light at Ocean Ave. Turn left onto Ocean Ave. and continue 2 blocks to parking lot on right.

From NJ 88, Eastbound, in Point Pleasant, at eastern end, follow signs for NJ 35 North/Pt. Pleasant Beach. Merge onto NJ 35 North and continue 3/4 mile to third light. Turn right onto Arnold Ave. and continue 1/2 mile to first light. Turn left onto Ocean Ave. and continue two blocks. Park in local lots and walk to boardwalk.

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