Alfred B. Maclay Garden State Park is a woofderful slice of nature just waiting to be explored by your furry friend. The pawperty sits on the shores of Lake Hall and Lake Overstreet, and was first purchased by Alfred B. and Louise Maclay clear back in 1923. It’s the pawfect place to spend some quality time with your furry BFF!
As you can imagine, the star of the show at this park is
the gardens. The blooming season runs from January to April. Unfurtunately,
canine visitors are not allowed to enter the gardens, swim areas, or buildings.
But tell your pup not to worry, there is still plenty for them to do. They can take a
stroll along the Big Pine or Boy Scout Nature Trails to get warmed
up. The two furrific paths wander around wooded hillsides and provide amazing
views of Lake Hall. Your pup can breathe in the fresh air and look for the pawfect
stick. Both trails take less than an hour to complete.
For something a bit longer, head over to the Lake
Overstreet section of the park. Here you will find five miles of multi-use
trails that wander through the natural area. For an especially beautiful hike,
follow the trail around Lake Overstreet. This body of water is just for
wildlife, so your pup’s view won’t be impeded by boats or anglers. Keep in
mind, these trails are shared with cyclists. Help your pooch yield when
Other pupular activities in the park include geo-seeking,
kayaking, paddling, biking, and horseback riding. A picnic area with pavilions
is available. Enjoy an outdoor meal with your pup while soaking in the view
of Lake Hall. No matter where you go in the park, always have clean up bags and
plenty of water available.
A visit to this park will make your pup one happy hound!