Allaire State Park

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Farmingdale, NJ 07727- Map It
(732) 938-2371

AAA Editor Notes

Allaire State Park is off CR 547, 1.5 mi. w. of Garden State Pkwy. exit 98 or 1 mi. n. of I-195 exit 31B. The park is the site of the historic Howell Works, a bog ore furnace and iron forge operated by industrialist James P. Allaire in the early 19th century. Allaire Village, built 1822-37, includes a carpenter shop, a smithy, a general store, an enameling furnace, a carriage house, a bakery, a church and a mansion. Pine Creek Railroad displays antique trains, two of which offer 20-minute rides. Also on site are a nature center, a visitor center housing historical exhibits and 23 miles of trails. Allow a full day. Camping is permitted. Picnicking is permitted.
Village buildings free, except during special events; phone for details. Train ride $4; free (ages 0-2). Parking: $7 (New Jersey residents $5), Sat.-Sun. and holidays, Memorial Day weekend-Labor Day.
Hours: Park open daily 8-6, during daylight saving time; 8-4:30, rest of year. Allaire Village open Wed.-Sun. noon-4, Memorial Day-Labor Day; Sat.-Sun. noon-4, May 1-day before Memorial day and day after Labor Day through mid-Dec. Nature center open Sat.-Sun. 10-4, Memorial Day weekend-Labor Day. Train rides are offered Mon.-Fri. noon-4, Sat.-Sun. noon-4:30, July-Aug.; Sat.-Sun. noon-4:30, early Apr.-June 30 and Sept. 1-early Nov.; Sat.-Sun. noon-4, early-late Nov.