Fall Activities


With its mild weather and brilliant colors, autumn is a great time to be outdoors. Here is a sample of activities to enjoy during the fall months:

Autumn Special Events

Harvest Home Festival
Historic Longstreet Farm 
Longstreet Road, Holmdel
Sunday, September 29 from 11am-5pm

Walnford Day   
Historic Walnford
Walnford Road, Upper Freehold
Sunday, October 6 from 11am-5pm

Thompson Park Day
Thompson Park
Newman Springs Road, Lincroft
Sunday, October 20 from 11am-5pm

Boat Rentals at the Manasquan Reservoir   
Visitor Center, Windeler Road, Howell

At the Visitor Center, park patrons ages 18 and older can rent rowboats (1-hr $12.15 or 4-hrs $34.35); electric motor powered rowboats (4-hrs $44.86); and kayaks (1-hr single person $14.02 or 1-hr double person $20.09). Cash or personal checks only; credit cards not accepted.  A $10 deposit is required for 1 hour rental; $20 deposit required for 4 hour rental. Motor boat rentals begin April 1st - October 31st and kayak rentals May 4 - October 31st. (Prices do not include sales tax.) 

Camping at Turkey Swamp Park, Freehold   
The campground, open through November 15, provides facilities for tent camping and travel trailers. Of the 64 campsites, 52 can be reserved and 12 are available on a first come, first served basis. All campsites are pull-through with water and electric hookups. The rates per night are as follows - $35 for residents and $39 for non-residents. For information about reservations, please call (732) 462-7286.

The campground also features two cabins. The cost per cabin is $60 a night for a county resident and $70 a night for non-residents.


Golfing at County Park Golf Courses    
All Park System golf courses are open daily. With five Championship courses, two 18-hole executive courses, and a nine-hole par three course, the Park System is able to accommodate golfers of all skill levels. Automated tee time reservations (after the purchase of an ID card) and information are available 24 hours a day by telephone (732) 758-8383 and online at www.monmouthcountygolf.org.

(All prices updated 10/13)

This autumn be sure to…

  • Register for some of our activities that can be found in our Fall Directory.
  • View the exhibits at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold. 
  • Hike, run or bike our county park trails or sign up for one of our leader led hikes.
  • Stroll the beautiful gardens of Deep Cut Gardens to see what's in bloom.
  • Arrange a group picnic with friends or family.
  • Bring your children to one of our many playgrounds
  • Enjoy the day with your four-legged friend at one of the Park System's off-leash dog areas.
  • Take some time to relax and enjoy the colors of autumn at any of the parks.