Introduction to Keansburg, New Jersey
Keansburg, New Jersey, in Monmouth county, is 3 miles N of Middletown, New Jersey and 20 miles S of Newark, New Jersey. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Monmouth - Ocean metropolitan area. Keansburg contains a population of approximately 10,732.
Keansburg was originally inhabited by Native Americans. Europeans arrived in the area beginning with Henry Hudson, who landed here in September of 1609. Europeans began purchasing land from the natives and started settling in the area. Their primary occupation was farming. The area came to be known as "Waackaak," which came from a Lenape term, "Wakioak," meaning the "land of plenty." The present borough of Keansburg was officially incorporated in March 1917.
Keansburg and nearby Attractions
- Runaway Rapids Waterpark
- Bayshore Waterfront Park
- Natco Lake
- Steamboat Dock Museum
- Vietnam Era Educational Center
- Tatum County Park
Things To Do In Keansburg
Keansburg has been a very popular destination for tourists for many years. The seaside and its amusement parks attract people from all over. The water park, Runaway Rapids, is also very popular. Besides that, one can always spend relaxing hours on the beach or go for a swim.
The Newark International Airport provides facilities for air transportation.
Keansburg Higher Education
Options for higher education are available at Brookdale Community College, Cuny College of Staten Island and Monmouth University.