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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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  • This place has the best hiking trails around. It is a meca for campers and hikers and all sorts of scouts.Many trails for the newbie as well as the experienced .There is lots of wildlife and deer plea...  more »
  • I love coming here in the spring and fall. Beautiful scenery and great hiking trails! There are spots you can sit for lunch or have a picnic. This park is even nice just to take a drive through. There...  more »
  • Cheesequake State Park has many trails to explore, a nature center to visit, a campsite, salt marshes, and a lake. It is a beautiful, natural park, and makes for a very nice day of exploring.  more »