Leader: Alan Marks- cell day of hike only[masked]
Meet: 10 AM at parking lot by the lake. We will hike about 2 hours on trails that Lenni Lenape Indians once traveled. A moderate hike with many ups and downs but with great views of salt and freshwater marshes, open fields, a white cedar swamp and Pine Barrens. Bring water and wear hiking boots or similar footwear. Bring lunch to eat in the park if you wish. Free NJ senior pass is available at the ranger station if you don't have one. Otherwise there is an entrance fee for each car. Steady rain cancels.
CHEESEQUAKE STATE PARK, Matawan, NJ Coordinates: N40° 26.11', W74° 15.86' (location of Park Entrance)
Garden State Parkway south to exit 120. Make a slight right onto Matawan Rd. (Laurence Harbor Road, CR 626) In 0.2 miles turn right onto Cliffwood Rd. for 0.3 miles then right onto Gordon Rd. Reach the park entrance in 0.8 miles and continue about 0.3 miles further to park office and parking on the right.
PLEASE CHECK THIS SITE ON THE MORNING OF JULY 2 FOR ANY LAST MINUTE CHANGES/CANCELLATIONS.
PLEASE ARRIVE BY 9:45 AS WE LEAVE PROMPTLY AT 10 AM