Cheesequake State Park, Matawan

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Cheesequake State Park is a 1274acre state park located in Old Bridge, 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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  • The hike itself was really gorgeous. We did the 3.5 mile green loop and there were some moderately difficult sections up and down tall (almost 2 feet tall) stairs, which would be rough for some people...  more »
  • We camped for 2 nights here and did enjoy it but if you're looking for solitude then this is not the place. The road traffic can be heard continuously but you do get used to it after a while. We had c...  more »
  • This review is mostly about camping. I camped at Cheesquake this past weekend in my popup camper with my family consisting of my husband, me, two small kids and our dog. It's going to be a very thorou...  more »
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  • Great place to take the kids. Great trails for walking and also for bikes. Very big pay actions to you trails tho because you can get lost trust me I have before but use Google maps if you do helps a lot.
  • Loved it !! Went for a walk on their trail , grilled up some steak watched the sun set ... just beautiful. Haven’t gone swimming & don’t think I would the lake was surrounded by duck feces . You’ll realize a lot of pet owners don’t pick up after their dogs too .
  • Ideal place to start if new to hiking. Not very challenging trails for the advanced. Nice scenery in the fall. Great place for a quick hike.
  • Lots of beautiful places for hiking. Love this park. Always come walk my pups in here.
  • Best hiking place I've been to in central NJ. Awesome trails, beautiful habitat .Can't wait to go back
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