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Cheesequake State Park, Matawan
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Cheesequake State Park is a 1274acre state park located in Old Bridge Township, Middlesex County, New Jersey in the United States.The New Jersey Legislature allocated $100,000 in 1937 to purchase property for this state park. The state first acquired a 250 acre tract of farmland and a Civil War era mansion from the Favier brothers in January 1938. Additional lands were acquired over the next two years, and the Civil Conservation Corps, part of the Works Progress Administration, helped develop the property. The park was opened in June 1940.It is operated and maintained by the New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry and is part of the New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail Route.The name Cheesequake was derived from the Lenape Native American word Cheseh-oh-ke, meaning "upland" or "upland village".
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  • On Election Day we were off and wanted to go somewhere for a hike, and this was listed as a good hike by a hiking web site. We went on the green trail, a 3 mile varied walk which took 2 hours (lots of...  more »
  • Just off Exit 120 on the Graden State Parkway. Easy parking right next to trailheads for 4 trails. The longest trail runs about 3 miles, the hsortest .75 of a mile. Good portions of the trails are on ...  more »
  • Cheesequake has a little for everyone. It has a RV camping. Places to hike and walk. Many fields and trails you could walk. It has a nature center and lake where you could swim in the summer. It has p...  more »