3 Great Ways to Spend a Spring Day in Monmouth County NJ

Posted on: April 21st, 2014by

 

This spring make sure you get out there and have fun with one of these 3 Great Ways to Spend a Spring Day in Monmouth County.

 

3 Great Ways to Spend a Spring Day in Monmouth County New Jersey

 

Come learn about wetlands, ecology, and wildlife habitat at the Manasquan Resevoir Environmental Center.

Free nature programs are offered most weekends throughout the spring months. The environmental center offers interactive exhibits, multimedia presentations, and wildlife observation areas. The main focus of this center is to connect visits with their natural world and highlight the importance of water around us. We hope you’ve enjoyed these great ways to spend a spring day in Monmouth County.  The environmental center is open daily from 10:00-4:30pm. For more information go to: http://monmouthcountyparks.com/documents/130/manres.pdf

 

Take a trip to the Longstreet Farms in Holmdel.

Longstreet Farms is a living history farm that reflects the sights, smells and sounds of rural 1890’s. You can watch the costumed staff plow the fields, harvest the crops, and clean the beautifully restored farmhouse. Children of all ages can try their hand at milking a cow, grinding corn for the farm animals, and playing 19th century games. The activities illustrate all aspects of farm life and the homemaking skills of the era.  The farm is open daily from 10:00am-4:00pm. For more information go to: http://co.monmouth.nj.us/documents/130/HstrcLngstrt_aug10.pdf

 

Take a picturesque walk around historic Walnford, located in Freehold.

On 1436 acres of property lies an elegant home built in 1774, a 19th century gristmill, and various farm buildings. What adds to the beauty of Walnford, is Crosswicks Creek, the waterway on which the gristmill is located. Picnic tables adorn this creek, and act as the perfect location to sit and enjoy a packed lunch. There are knowledgeable staff on hand during the weekends from April-October to teach about the workings of a gristmill. Along with the history of the gristmill, visitors will learn about the Waln family and the evolution of Walnford.  For more information go to: http://www.monmouthcountyparks.com/Page.aspx?ID=2541

 

We hope you’ve enjoyed these great ways to spend a spring day in Monmouth County!

 

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