From the fantastic single track to historic structures, to camping in groups of cabins, Allaire has so much to offer everyone!
First Time Here?
Allaire is spread across multiple towns in Monmouth County: Farmingdale, Howell and Wall. Specifically, right here !
Cost and Fees
There is an entrance fee to the village throughout the summer and special events. There is also a cost to camp, ride the train, or for any special permits.
Start in the village
Allaire is best known for the Historic Village and Pine Creek Railroad. If you have not visited either you should!
Beyond The Village
Allaire is more than just the village... you will find trails, places to camp, dinosaurs, a new disc golf course and More!
Grab A Map!
We find it is hit or miss if a map or brochure is available at a trailheads or in the village. You may want to print or download your own before visiting: Allaire State Park website, PDF Map.
Where To Start
Village and Pine Creek Railroad
The first place many folks will visit is the Village and Pine Creek Railroad. These are both great choices, and are both located in the same parking lot off Atlantic Ave. Once parked you can wonder the village and explore any buildings that are open at the time of your visit.
Please Note: There is an entrance fee to this area that is collected by the state between Memorial Day and Labopr Day, as well as during some special events. Additionally, the railroad does charge a small fee per rider.
Hiking, Biking, and More
The "Best" section of the park to hike and bike would be found souuth of the Manasquan River. This area of the park is approximately 800 acres of varying terrain and has four primary marked multi-use trails, as well as miles of unmarked trails. These trails are accessible from a trail head at a large gravel parking lot located on Hospital Road.
Please Note: Hiking is allowed throughout the park as long as you stay on the trails. Biking is allowed in just about the entire park. But you Can Not Bike in or near the village.
Camping in the Park
There are 2 campgrounds within the park: the Family Campground and the Group Campground. Camping is not allowed in any other areas. Also, only registered guests may start overnight at either camping area. To obtain a reservation to camp, we would recommend visiting the Park office (off Atlantic Ave), or visiting the state's online reservation site.
Looking For More?
As we build out this site, we'll be posting places to explore some of our adventures often. Visit the Exploring for all our posts.
Lay of the Land
A: Northern Section
Trails, Campgound, Fishing, More..
The area north of 195 starts with the main campground within the park. There are also a few trails and even fishing access off Squankum Yellowbrook Rd.
B: Central Section
Village, Railroad, Nature Center, Disc Golf, Trails, More..
The central area of the park is best known for the Historic Village and the Pine Creek Railroad. There are also a few also a disc golf course, nature center,
C: Southern: Trails
Trails, RC Flying Field, Fishing Access, More..
If you are looking for hills, single track, a bit more adventure than the village, the multiuse are is for you. Park off Hospital Rd and start your adventure.
D: Southern: Group Campground / Dinos
Group Campgound, Dinosaurs, Trails, More..
The group campground is very nice, with 6 open sites. You can also find a few very fun trails around this area, and maybe a few dinos :)
Parking and Fees
There are dedicated parking areas for all the main areas of the park:
- The Village, Pine Creek and Nature Center are located within the main entrail on Atlatic Ave. There is an entrance fee between Memorial Day and Labor Day, as well as any special events.
- Parking for the Disc Golf Course is free. This is also located near the village/train entrance off Atlantic Ave.
- Parking for the Multiuse Trails can be found along Hospital Rd, Herbertsville Rd, and Squankum Allenwood Rd. Just make sure you are parked legally, and not parked on any flora.
- The Family Campground and the Group Campground both have their own on-site parking. Both also require registration.
- Fishing is allowed throughout the park along the manasquan River. Fising access can be found in a few areas of the park:
- Many folks park off Hospital Rd in the parking area next to the Manasquan River.
- There is also access off Herbertsville Rd (near Circle A Riding). There is a gate here, but seems to be open during fishing season.
- In the north-west side of the park you will find a small lot off Squankum Yellowbrook Rd. in Howell.
Points of Interest
Historic Allaire Village
Step back in time and take a stroll through the village.View Details
Pine Creek Railroad (NJMT)
Take a ride on the rails at the NJ Museum of Transportation - Pine Creek RailroadView Details
Nature Interpretive Center
Learn a bit more of the flora and fauna in and around Allaire.View Details
Search the forest for the Dinos!View Details
18 Hole Disc Golf Course
Bring your discs for a 18 hole round through the local forest.View Details
Trails for Biking, Hiking, Skipping, Handstands, Horsefolk, and More.View Details
45 tent and trailer sites + 6 Cabins = a boat load of relaxation.View Details
Six group sites with fire rings, picnic tables and composting toilets.View Details
RC Flying Field
Visit the fields of the Jersey Coast Radio Control Club for some flying fun.View Details