Freneau Woods Park


360 Monastary Lane, Aberdeen Township, NJ 07747    
732-842-4000, ext. 4312  
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Park opens at 7 a.m. daily, year round.
Closing time is 5:30 p.m. through January 15; 6 p.m. January 16-February 11; and 6:30 p.m. February 12-March 9.   

leffert view

Located along the headwaters of Matawan Creek and Lake Lefferts, this 196-acre park is comprised mostly of woodland and protects critical wildlife habitat and bolsters water quality in the region. Both historically and environmentally significant, the park provides open space in a densely populated area of the county.

Trails may be accessed from the Monastery Lane and Greenwood Avenue entrances. Modern restrooms are available in the Visitor Center when programs are in session. Work is underway on expanding the trail system and making improvements to the buildings.

 

The park is named after a poet of the American Revolution, Philip Morin Freneau, whose family once partly owned the property. Known for his inspirational poetry and influential political articles in support of the American Revolution, Freneau played an important role shaping the country’s history.

Upcoming programs at this park include:    

Directions:

FROM ROUTE 79   
Take Route 79 (also called Freneau Road) north or south to Wilson Avenue. Go west on Wilson Avenue. Turn right onto Monastary Lane. Continue to the end of the road. Parking area is on the left.

FROM ROUTE 34       
Take Route 34 north or south to Mill Road. Go west on Mill Road. Turn right onto Route 79 North (also called Freneau Road). Turn left onto Wilson Avenue. Turn right onto Monastary Lane. Continue to the end of the road. Parking area is on the left next to the Activity Center.  Parking area is on the left.