You can naturally de-stress without ever leaving Monmouth County. According to an article in Science Daily, connecting with nature can significantly reduce your stress hormone levels. With increased screen-time spent indoors, we need to de-stress now more than ever before.

Your Monmouth County Guide of activities to connect you with nature includes horseback riding, kayaking, bird watching and fishing. Your choice of freshwater fishing includes Assunpink Lake, the Manasquan Reservoir and the Navesink River. Just be sure to have a fishing license.

Here are a variety of locations (courtesy of Monmouth Health & Life) to help you plan your nature experience:

HORSEBACK RIDING

About Time Stables

Baymar Horse Farms

Beacon Hill Show Stables

Bella Rosa Riding Academy

Circle A Riding Acadmy

Free Spirit Farm

Good Times Farm

Happy Tails Therapeutic Riding

Highland Farm

Knightsbridge Farm

Lancaster Equestrian

Nevergreen Farm

Painted Pony Riding Academy

Sandstone Stables

Serenity at Last Farm

Stargate Farm

Stonehedge Stables

Sunnyside Equestrian Center

The Equestrian Experience

True Connections Stable

 

KAYAKING

A Canoe to You

Bayshore Waterfront Park

Deal Lake Dock Co.

Manasquan Reservoir

Manasquan River Via The Howell Park Golf Course

Manasquan River Greenway

Paddle Out

Paddle Time Kayaks

Red Bank Marina

Sandy Hook Kayaks

Thompson Park Marlu Lake

Turkey Swamp Park

 

BIRD WATCHING

Assunpink Wildlife Management Area

Big Brook Park Region Grass-Lands

Manasquan River Greenway

Navesink and Shrewsbury Rivers

North Shore Coastal Ponds Complex

Sandy Hook Gateway National Recreation Area

Turkey Swamp Wildlife Management Area

Upper Freehold Grasslands

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