By Monmouth Conservation Foundation ~
In these trying times, our health is more important than ever.
It has long been known that spending time outdoors helps to boost our immune system and keep our bodies and minds healthy. Nature is truly our medicine!
Our mission to create parks, save open space, preserve farmland, safeguard waterways and protect wildlife is especially relevant given the challenge we currently face to remain mentally and physically healthy in the face of COVID-19.
The good news is that Monmouth County boasts thousands of acres of parks, trails and open spaces for you and your loved ones to enjoy nature and the natural world.
Here are some ideas for parks and places to visit in the coming weeks:
- Allaire State Park, Wall – In addition to the historic village, visit the amazingly beautiful natural art display created by a local artist that can be accessed from the campground entrance. Learn more HERE.
- Monmouth County Parks, Various Locations – Although buildings and activity centers are currently closed to the public, the parks are open. Learn more HERE.
- Poricy Park, Middletown – This beautiful park has rolling hills, a historic farmstead, fossil beds and trails. Learn more HERE.
- Municipal Parks Near You – Check your town’s website for a listing of parks near you.
On behalf of Monmouth Conservation Foundation, remember to take time to be outside in nature and breathe in the fresh air.
Thank you for your support in helping to preserve these wonderful places and spaces. The unique challenge that COVID-19 presents to our community underscores that access to these special outdoor areas are more important than ever – be well and be sure to take a walk in the woods, a run in the park, a stroll on the beach. Everyday.