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Allaire State Park

4265 Atlantic Avenue

Allaire State Park is probably best known for its historic 19th-century iron making town, Allaire Village, and its antique steam trains on the Pine Creek Railroad. The Manasquan River, which winds through the park, attracts canoeists and fishermen. The river’s floodplain provides habitat for over 200 species of wildflowers, trees and plants as well as habitat for birds and other wildlife. Hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riders enjoy the many trails in the park.


Kirsten VR

Sunday, June 10, 2018
A wonderful dog-friendly state park that offers nature, recreation, history, delicious baked goods, and so much more. I first found out about this park from a local event listing on Facebook. I wish they had broader advertising because this park really is spectacular. The nature buff is just as happy as the history buff here. Allaire village in the park is phenomenal. It's an old village that is operated by volunteers who do demonstrations of the functions of each respective building. There is a blacksmith building, an enameling building (that turns into a Christmas shoppe in the winter), a bakery, a general store, and so many more! And yes, the volunteers often wear period costumes. They host many entertainment events throughout the year from civil war events to Edgar Allen Poe readings. The park and trails are dog friendly which is a huge bonus! The dogs are allowed all over the park, just not inside the buildings. If you want to explore the buildings, and have your dogs with you, make sure you have another person with you to hold the dogs outside. Also the southern trails are apparently good for mountain biking. My husband enjoys mountain biking here while I walk around the village eating my baked goods.

Paul Clayton

Thursday, July 26, 2018
Had a good time the gentleman and his son that were doing the leather work we're really awesome. Took time to show my kids how to work with leather and we're very knowledgeable. If you have time I recommend it very cool place to visit.

Logan Dingus

Sunday, May 27, 2018
This is an awesome place with lots of history. I like walking into the black Smith shop and watching them work. The bakery has good cookies and the general store has some cool stuff as well. Lots of bicycle trails too. There is a lot of history here, their flea markets are great and it is family and dog friendly.

Rebecca L

Friday, April 20, 2018
Great place to take your family for outdoor/historical experience. Well maintained walking areas and historical site. Has large open fields and bike path that goes all the way to the shore in Manasquan. They also have a train for train rides. In the fall they do a spooky train ride and other Halloween things for the kids. For admission to the park- I vaguely remember paying a small fee of $5 one time, but most times I have been here , it has been free.

Richard Alicea

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
There isn't enough that I can say about this place. Went on a short hike with my daughters, visited the old village and rode the train. My girls liked the train best. Will definitely visit again.

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