Top Adventures in Lakehurst

  • Relax at Lake Horicon

    Lake Horicon Park is located at the corner of Union Avenue and Lake Street in Lakehurst, New Jersey. For swimmers: the lake is cedar water, a lifeguard is on duty at first beach from June 19th through September 1st from 11:00 am until 5:00 pm da...

  • Stroll through the Cranberry Bogs at Double Trouble State Park

    This is a very easy hike, and a great day trip to take if you're looking for something simple and relaxing, but still want beautiful scenery and wildlife.For quick access to the cranberry bog trails, the lot on Double Trouble Road near the Histori...

    1.9 miles

  • Surf the Jersey Shore's Winter Waves

    Head to the Jersey Shore to hunt for some of the best winter waves. Depending on the conditions, you'll score some amazing local breaks or spend a lot of time in the car hunting for a good spot—try to head out with a local and you're sure to find ...

  • Kayak to Herring Island

    Starting at the small beach at the end of Bay Blvd, paddle heading south. You will need to pass through the boat canal so keep an eye out for speeding boats. You're able to see the island from the starting point so you really don’t have to worry a...

  • Camp at Bass River State Forest

    Featuring the 67-acre Lake Absegami, Bass River State Forest is a great place to spend a weekend on the water – swimming, canoeing, boating, and fishing are all possible here. There are also hiking trails through the surrounding woods. The park ha...

  • Kayaking the Shrewsbury River

    You start at Tocci Ave in Monmouth Beach. (There is a park with a baseball field so often times on weekends there are baseball games. Depending on the time of day it can be difficult to get parking.) You use the launching ramp to put your kayak in...

  • Hike to Quaker Bridge via Atsion

    Looking at a map of New Jersey, you'll notice that the biggest green patch of forest on the map is Wharton State Forest, in the southern half of the state. There are many great hikes to do in the state forest, described here is a relatively easy 7...

    7 miles

  • Visit the Princeton Battlefield Park Suspension Bridge

    To find this bridge, you essentially park at the Princeton Battlefield Park and walk all the way down towards the woods (you'll pass an old house if you're going the right way). When you enter the woods there will be a tight trail but it will quic...

    0.5 miles

  • Camp at Wharton State Forest

    There is plenty of potential for activity in New Jersey's largest state park. Wharton offers Mullica River for boating, as well as three other rivers for canoeing. Hikers can follow the 50-mile Batona Trail, which connects Wharton to the Brendan T...

  • Run or Bike the Delaware Canal Towpath: Yardley to New Hope

    The Delaware Canal is a 60-mile path along a historic canal that runs parallel to the Delaware River. The canal runs from Bristol (closer to Philly) all the way to Easton, near Bethlehem, PA. One of the most scenic parts of the canal starts in the...

    10 miles

  • Hike the Mountain Lakes Nature Preserve

    An 8-mile network of maintained trails traversing this Preserve, Mountain Lakes North, John Witherspoon Woods,parts of Tusculum (private) and Community Park North makes a variety of loop hikes possible. Pathways include a boardwalk (over wetlands...

    8 miles 280 ft gain

  • Bike the Sandy Hook Pathway

    A beautiful paved pathway that travels 8.7 miles along beaches and historical monuments located on the Sandy Hook peninsula. The path begins at the Gateway National Recreation Area and loops around Fort Hancock, a former U.S. base that housed 12,0...

    8.7 miles

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • Southampton Township, New Jersey

      Pinelands Getaway

      Located on the reservoir for the cranberry farm, this is the only campsite on the 200+ acre property. Catch and release fishing and BYO kayak for kayaking only steps away, as is your own private ...

      From $130/night

    • Highlands, New Jersey

      Camp Gateway Sandy Hook

      Overview Welcome to Gateway National Recreation Area, Sandy Hook Unit! There are a variety of cultural and recreational opportunities available at the park including history tours, living history d...

    • Staten Island, New York

      Camp Gateway Staten Island

      Overview This campground boasts a spectacular view of the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge, the longest vehicle suspension span in the United States. When it opened in 1964, it was the longest span in the...

    • Jamison, Pennsylvania

      Sunrise Hideaway And Organic Farm

      This campsite offers the perfect camping experience. Whether you want to watch the stars or chickens or have a property un-plugged camping experience, look no further. The view every morning is be...

      From $115/night

    • Brooklyn, New York

      Camp Gateway Brooklyn Ny

      Overview There's no other campground in the world where a family can sleep under the stars, tour the Statue of Liberty, watch a Broadway musical and kayak in one of the world's premier bird migrati...

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