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CHEESEQUAKE STATE PARK
LOCATION - The park is near Raritan Bay, approximately 6 miles southeast of Perth Amboy. From the junction of Garden State Parkway and Matawan Road, Exit 120, follow signs to the park.
ACTIVITIES - Camp in the 53-site campground with a dumping station. Go canoeing with rentals available and fishing for perch, sunfish, and bass. Enjoy swimming in Hooks Creek Lake and purchase a snack at the snack bar and walk the short boardwalk. Hooks Creek offers excellent blue-claw crabbing in late summer.
Hike three park trails. The longest trail, 3.5 miles, goes through a typical pine barrens forest down to a freshwater swamp with magnolia and red maple. A shorter trail goes to Hooks Creek Lake. Bicyclists bike park roads.
In the winter, go cross-country skiing, sledding, snowmobiling, ice skating, and ice fishing.
Boxwood Hall, Boudinot Mansion State Historic Site, is located in Elizabeth at 1073 Jersey Street. The mansion was built in 1750 and was visited by General George Washington in 1789 while en route to New York for his presidential inauguration. The mansion is open Wednesday-Saturday from 10:00-noon and 1:00-5:00 and Sunday from 1:00-5:00. For information, call 201-648-4540.
Cheesequake State Park
Matawan, New Jersey 07747
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