Explore coastal landscapes and lush wilderness at Gateway National Recreation, a conglomeration of several different protected regions full of opportunities for enjoying the great outdoors. Visit the park, spanning 10,767 hectares (26,607 acres), and delve into its range of landscapes, from sand dunes and marshland to historical military forts. You can hit the network of trails for cyclists, roller-bladers, skaters, and hikers to traverse the area efficiently and move from point to point. Keep your eyes open for the abundant wildlife in the area, including a wide array of bird species that call the region home. Be sure to check the Park Service's website for information about special talks, programs, events, and activities held on park grounds. To visit Gateway National Recreation and other attractions in Sandy Hook, use our Sandy Hook attractions planner.
Gateway National Recreation Reviews
Great piece of history at the Jersey shore. Ten miles of running or biking and about 5 miles of beach. Historical military batteries built to defend NY harbor. Many examples of military housing... more »
After a nice afternoon walking my dogs, I was on my way off the island. Except, there was a large group of kids in military informs marching down the street blocking the traffic. Upon investigations..... more »
A really nice place to spend the day. Lots of beaches with access to ocean and bay. Beaches have restrooms and food vendors. Also some great hiking trails and boardwalks for viewing wildlife. Good opportunities at the tip of the hook for surf fishermen. Easy access by car and ferry.
We went here yesterday, unfortunately we forgot our car keys and phone inside the car. Luckily we met the guys who take care the bathroom and we told them that the car keys and the phone were inside the car. They were calling ranger right away . In few minutes later the ranger came and help us to unlock the car.God blessed you all ,you save our family. They are very professional and helpful 👍
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