A Tree-lined Path to the Beach and Allaire State Park
One of the many great features of living in Wall Township is easy access to the beach via the Edgar Felix Memorial Bikeway. A bike path – great for walkers and runners, as well – named for cyclist Edgar Felix, who originally lobbied the Borough of Manasquan to turn the abandoned Manasquan-Farmingdale segment of the Freehold & Jamesburg Agricultural Railroad into a trail. It has since extended to a many-mile trail beginning in downtown Manasquan, through a serene tree-lined atmosphere to the Allenwood General Store, over 2 bridges above the Garden State Parkway, all the way to the historical Allaire State Park. An additional northern trailhead extending 1.75 miles from the Manasquan entrance to the Wall Municipal Complex was completed in 2005.
Entering the trail from many access points in Wall Township will take you on a beautiful ride finishing at north Main Street in Manasquan. From there you can take an on-street path through the town of Manasquan, past wonderful shops and eateries, right down to the beachfront.
Take the trail in the other direction and you will end up at the Historic Village at Allaire State Park. “With a variety of historic buildings that still stand on their original foundations, the museum portrays early 19th century industrial community life, complete with interactive displays, hands-on activities, and costumed period interpreters in 13 historic homes, craft shops, a chapel, a store, a bakery, exhibit halls, and other buildings.” (allairevillage.org)
Whether you want to take in the historic sites of Allaire Village or enjoy the beach and Manasquan Inlet, easy access via the Edgar Felix Memorial Bikeway is just one of the many things that makes living in Wall Township so special.