LOCATION: Environmental Center 331 Georgia Tavern Road Howell, NJ 07731 Park: 732-751-9453 LENGTH: 5 mile trail TYPE: Loop RANKING: Easy to moderate ACCESS: 6 am - dusk USAGE: Moderate to heavy FEES: None MAPS: At office SURFACE: Paved and gravel FEATURES: Reservoir COMMENTS: Next to the highway for part of the trail PET FRIENDLY: Yes
The reservoir is an important part of the water supply in Monmouth County. The 5.1 mile gravel Perimeter Trail offers a fantastic view of the reservoir and is a great trail for all users. The Visitor Center on Windeler Road has boating activities, fishing and bicycle rentals.
We parked at the Environment Center and began our ride around the lakeshore. The trail loops all the way around the reservoir and is well-maintained. We biked this trail in July 2015 and enjoyed being right next to the water and sometimes in the woods.
There is a 1.1 mile Cove Trail around the Environmental Center and is open to pedestrians only.
DIRECTIONS: State Hwy 9 south from Freehold to Georgia Tavern Road. Use Jughandle to turn left onto Georgia Tavern Road and travel 0.3 mile.
Continue straight for Environmental Center on right.
Turn right onto Windeler Road and continue for 1.5 miles for the Visitor Center on left.