Recently I was at the Manasquan Reservoir. Even with the number of times I tried to spell it writing the post, I’ve struggled!
Anyway, the perimeter loop is 5 miles and it’s an, scenic, flat loop. You can run or walk, whatever you’re feeling like. It took me about 2 hours to walk, but I was taking my time and seeing what I saw. It would be a fairly nice loop to run or even do a workout on. Why didn’t I run? I was catching up with a couple of people and it was a cross training day. I would come back and run.
It’s definitely an easy hike or walk but there is always a view along the way. Plus, I saw people riding horses which I haven’t seen in a while. I parked near the boat ramp and just walked around that way.
The Manasquan Reservoir Park has about 1,200 acres which include the reservoir itself plus the surrounding forests and wetlands. While it was cold when we were out, you can definitely boat or fish at the reservoir too.
It’s well marked with plenty of signs. It’s next to impossible to get lost (believe me, if there is a way to get lost, I will)
A few bridges in the beginning
The water wasn’t frozen over but the tree branches had their fair share of icicles.
Much of the path is easy, crushed, gravel
A pack of deer literally right next to me. They were tame and didn’t care…
The final section goes by the road. It’s not more than 1/2 mile though.
In all, it was a beautiful but cold adventure. I like the Manasquan reservoir and I definitely want to come back and run.
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