Introduction to Manasquan, New Jersey
Manasquan, which is located in Monmouth County, New Jersey, was formed on December 30, 1887, from parts of Wall Township. The Native Americans, especially the Lenni Lenape group, were the earliest settlers in this area. Their main occupations were hunting and fishing. The name Manasquan may have been derived from Lenni Lenape, meaning "stream of the island of Squaws." Another interpretation for the name is "an island for enclosure for squans."
Manasquan and Nearby Attractions
- Allgor-Barkalow Homestead Museum
- Monmouth Battlefield
- Berkeley Island County Park
- Rutgers Gardens
- Jenkinson's Pavillion Boardwalk and Amusement Park
Things To Do In Manasquan
The area around Manasquan has several museums, including Allgor-Barkalow Homestead Museum, East Brunswick Museum, and Ocean County Historical Society Museum, all of which have relics on display. Jenkinson's Pavillion Boardwalk and Amusement Park has an aquarium and a beach and offers provisions for recreational activities. Spring Lake Beach offers the option of spending a day relaxing on the beach.
Air transportation is available from Newark Liberty International Airport.
Manasquan Higher Education
Colleges and universities near Manasquan include Monmouth University, Ocean County College, Brookdale Community College, and CUNY College of Staten Island.