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UnderstandAllenwood is a small suburban census-designated place and community located in the southern end of Monmouth County, New Jersey. It is roughly 5 mile away from the beach and I known for its biking trails and local atmosphere. The town has a population of only about 900 people giving it a tight knit community feel. It is best for people looking for a hiking/biking day trip close to the shore.
Allenwood is located off of Exit 98 of the Garden State Parkway. It is about a hour south of New York City. NJ Transits Coast Line has a station in the neighboring town of Manasquan as well.
Allenwood is on the small side so getting around is not to hard. To make to most of a visit a bike is recommend for there are numerous trails and paths.
The main draw of Allenwood is the Edgar Felix Bike Path. This path stretches from the coastal town of Manasquan all the way to Allaire State Park. The path has multiple fishing locations as well as a multitude of scenic vistas. Allaire State Park is host to numerous mountain biking and hiking trails as well as a historical village. It is also home of the New Jersey Museum of Transportation where you can enjoy a ride on the Pine Creek Railroad. Brice Park is a Memorial Park thats home to a baseball field and numerous hiking trails. The Manasquan River Wildlife Reserve is also a great hiking spot and is home to great scenic views. The Manasquan River is a place where people utilize cannoning/kayaking and fishing. The Allenwood Church is a beautiful landmark located right on the main road. All of these places are located right off of or along the bike path.
The Allenwood General Store 3208 Allenwood Lakewood Rd, Allenwood, NJ 08720. (732) 223-4747 A great stop for a wide variety of old antiques and collectables.
The Violin Doctor3203 Atlantic Ave, Allenwood, NJ 08720 (732) 223-3669 A small music store located right next door to the general store. Specializes in violins, cellos, and bass and also offers repairs and appraisals.
Wolek's Gardening Serves 3217 Atlantic Avenue (732) 223-1233 A small flower shop where you can get a wide variety of floral arrangements. They also provide gardening service for your own garden as well as wedding events. All of these's shops are family owned and operated.
The Allenwood General 3208 Allenwood Lakewood Rd, Allenwood, NJ 08720. (732) 223-4747 ($5-$15) A sandwich shop right in the heart of the town along the Edgar Felix Pike Path, at about the halfway point of the path. Offers Breakfast and Lunch. They serve a wide variety of sandwiches and comfort food. They are particularly famous for there Pork Roll, Egg, and Cheese sandwich, a New Jersey classic.
Shore Hills Motel 2337 NJ-34, Manasquan, NJ 08736 (732) 528-8070. A small family run motel on the outskirts of the town. The motel offers rooms starting at $55 a night and is open year round.
Allaire Sate Park place host to numerous event throughout the year including flea markets, haunted/Christmas train rides, and historical reenactments. The town also comes together for an annual Christmas tree lighting.