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

Posted on: June 4th, 2014 by

NJ Summer Day Trip Ideas


This summer, while the kids are off from school, make sure you get out there and have fun with one of these 3 great ways to spend a summer day in Monmouth County, all of them would make a great day trip for New Jersey families.  What will you enjoy within you own back yard? What will you find?


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

Guest post by Beth Keklak, Life in the BAT Cave


Splash away in Dorbrook Park

Dorbrook Park in Colt’s Neck is the perfect place to head on a summer day. Enjoy a walk or bike ride along the paved trails, play a game of tennis or hoops, or play on the barrier free playground. The highlight of this park, however, is the Sprayground. The kids will love splashing in the water-enhanced playground to cool off and have fun. If you have any energy left after a day at the park, be sure to stop at nearby Eastmont Orchards to pick some delicious fresh peaches!


Enjoy a park day OR a beach day at Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park

Seven Presidents Park in Longbranch offers something to entertain everyone. During the summer, the beach is the biggest draw. Daily beach badges are just $7 for adults and age 17 and under are free! Beach goers will enjoy the convenience of an onsite snack bar, sheltered eating areas, outdoor showers, and changing areas. The park also offers play areas for the kids to enjoy.


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Explore Gateway National Park

Gateway National Park, otherwise known as Sandy Hook, offers a variety of activities for families that extend past a day at the beach. While visitors can certainly enjoy a relaxing day at the beach, there are hiking trails to explore, Ranger Programs to learn from, a lighthouse to climb, and historic areas such as Fort Hancock to discover. Sandy Hook is also a great place for birding, fishing, and biking. There are even rustic campsites available for those who would like to spend the night.
We hope you’ve enjoyed these great ways to spend a summer day in Monmouth County.


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Jennifer Auer is the hyperlocal mom blogger who runs Jersey Family Fun. From New Jersey, this mom of 3 boys just can’t sit still! Her husband likes to say she’s a work-at-home mom who never stays home. Jennifer started traveling as a child and hasn’t stopped since. Instead of letting her husband and boys slow her down, she brings them along! As her boys transition from tweens to teens there’s still so many places she wants to discover with them both across the U.S. and internationally. She has been a Jersey Girl for 35+ years, and a Jersey Mom for 15+ years and a New Jersey mom blogger for 10 years, although she'd much rather be referred to as an influencer or just by name. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a focus on Entrepreneurship from Bryant University in Rhode Island.

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