Allaire State Park
4265 Atlantic Ave.
Farmingdale, NJ 07727
Enjoy 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.
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.
The historic village was known as the Howell
Works in the early 19th century.
At that time it was a thriving industrial
community which produced pig and cast iron. The buildings which remain
today include a general store, blacksmith shop, carpenter�s shop,
manager�s house, foreman�s house and a church. One of the workers'
row house buildings is now the Visitor Center and Museum.
Established in 1953, the Pine Creek Railroad is
an example of rail travel at the height of the steam era in the United
States. The live-steam and diesel, narrow-gauge trains are operated by
the NJ Museum of Transportation.
Facilities & Activities:
- Historic Allaire Village
- Pine Creek Railroad
- Visitor Center/Museum
- Nature Interpretive Center
- Limited deer hunting
Picnic facilities are provided for family outings in attractive
wooded settings adjacent to the village. Playground equipment for
children is located nearby. Charcoal grills, tables and sanitary
facilities are provided.
- Food concession
- Bird watching
- Cross-country skiing
- Horseback riding
- Nature trails
- Mountain biking
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