Sunday, August 28, 2016

Kids home from camp? Things to do in and around Lakewood

Staten Island Ferry - Battery State Park either to walk along the water in NY and then return - or go to Governors island - it is a full day adventure. Gov Island ferry right next door to SI ferry under 12 free adults $2. Alpine slides biking and other fun activities.

-Doorbroook sprayground in Monmouth now open 
-Fort Delaware - great day trip with ferry, tram, old fort 
-Cape may zoo 
-Atlantic City- Ripleys, boating, Recycling Center - Surprisingly a great family trip 
-Philadelphia- Franklin Museum, US Mint (Free)
-Poconos 2 and a half hrs from Lkwd
-Storybook land 
-Holmdel Park - great top playground, small free zoo - with milking Beach 
-Trenton Planetarium and tour the state house 
-Safari backpacks at Huber Woods Park (or a different Monmouth park) with a stop at Mount Mitchel Overlook
-Allaire state park with a stop at Atlantic Farms(with biking, nature center, old village, train and picnic its a full day, no playground) 
-Popcorn zoo
-Jackson Jungle (Jackson) - Fantastic playground for all ages 
-Castle Park (Toms River)- also great playground and fields 
-Rockefeller Park (Ocean park) - playgrounds, fields and bike paths [No propane grilling] 
-Allaire State Park - $5 per car - playground, nature center, bike paths, train ride ($4\person, 15 minutes) and old village 
-Pine Park (Lakewood) - multiple playgrounds 
-Lakewood Lake - Boating, ducks and playgrounds on north and south side 
-Riverwood Park (Toms River) - playground and fields, supposedly a creek for wading 
Beach in Montoloking (after 5) 


  1. Check out the Woodbine Jewish Museum , Woodbine ,NJ,just north of Cape May Zoo, An entire Jewish Settlement started in late 1800's. Amazing

  2. Woodbine is a good idea, fascinating history, the first Jewish city in modern, predating Tel Aviv. Restored shul with exhibits about the history and development of the community as well as the original building and furniture of the shul. Visited there a few months ago and was given a private tour by the very nice security guard, a real gentleman.