Allaire State Park

4265 Atlantic Ave., Farmingdale, NJ 07727

Allaire State Park At A Glance...

About Allaire State Park

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. There is also 2 campgrounds (regular / group) and a disc golf course.

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.

  • Activities:
    • Equestrian / Horseback
      On multi-use trail only... not in village
    • Fishing
    • Hiking
    • Hunting
    • Jogging / Running
    • Mountain Bike
      No biking in the Village
    • Paddling - Kayak, Canoe, row boat
      In the Manasquan River
    • Skiing / Snowboarding
    • Picnicking
      In the village
    • Bathrooms
      Bathrooms in village, porta potties elsewhere
    • Boat launch - Car Top Only
      Limited Launch Areas
    • Nature / Environmental Center
      In the Village
    • Picnic / Sitting Area
    • Benches
    • Grills / Firering
    • Picnic shelter(s)
    • Picnic tables
    • RC Flying Field
      Must be a club member
    • Flat / Easy
    • Some are challenging
    Park Type:
    • State Parks
    • Historic Area
    • Alcohol *NOT Permitted*
    • Pets Permitted: On Leash Only

Trail & Path Info

The park can be broken up into two primary sections divided by the Manasquan River. Each has somewhat specific trail uses..

Allaire Village / Campground (Northern side of Allaire)

On the northern side of the park, you will find the campground and Allaire Village. The village is surrounded by hiking/walking trails. These are primarily flat but very enjoyable. Bikers and horse back riding is not allowed on many of these trails. You will also find the entrance to the Edgar Felix Bikeway Trails, which is a great paved path between the village and Manasquan, NJ. Across Atlantic Ave from the village (as well as around the campground) there are a good amount of trails. You can hike/bike/job/ride a horse on these.

Biking/Hiking trails, Hospital Rd / Group Campground (Southern side of Allaire)

Along the southern side of the park you will find miles of multi-use, multi-sport trails that hikers, bikers, equestrians and fisherman enjoy throughout the year. Though you will find many dirt parking on the surrounding roads, the main parking for this is found on Hospital Rd. The trailhead has a map, pit toilets, and access to all the fun trails. If you walk across Hospital Rd (be careful crossing), you will find a few more miles of very fun trails.

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Related Groups / Organizations

Allaire State Park's trails were scheduled to close on December 1, 1998 due to excessive erosion and neglect of the trail system. On November 4, 1998, ATUG was formed to open a dialog with the park in order to prevent the closing. The group consisted of both cyclists and equestrians and work closely with park officials. Fast forward a few years and the trails are greatly improved and there is no longer a threat of closure.

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