Seniors Enjoy Jersey Shore

Unknown Senior travelers will find Monmouth County in central New Jersey within the New York metropolitan area. It is the northernmost county along the famed Jersey Shore. TripAdvisor can totally load you up with 267 things to do on your visit to Jersey Shore alone. The county population runs just over 630,000.

Monmouth County was established on March 7, 1683, while part of the province of East Jersey. On October 31, 1693, the county was partitioned into the townships of Freehold, Middletown and Shrewsbury. Many say that its name may come from the Rhode Island Monmouth Society.


The County has attractions that senior visitors will enjoy including the Cream Ridge Winery for you oenophiles. I’d want to put that Winery on my travel bucket list.

 Seniors Enjoy The Warm Atlantic Shore

Monmouth University is a four-year private university located in West Long Branch that was founded in 1933 as Monmouth Junior College.

I hail from a small town in Iowa called Monmouth. There is another Monmouth on my mind as I attended Cornell College in Mt. Vernon, Iowa and we played baseball at Monmouth College in Monmouth, Illinois. So back to Monmouth County, NJ.


Some like to refer to the County as being along the Warm Atlantic Shore,  and being “a destination the perfect lifestyle demands.”  

Seniors Find A Boating/Fishing Mecca

Much of Monmouth County remains flat and low-lying even far inland. However, there are some low hills in and around Holmdel Township, and one of them, Crawford Hill, the former site of a radar facility, is the county’s highest point. The top portion of the hill houses a research laboratory of Bell Laboratories.


Along with adjacent Ocean County, Monmouth County is a mecca of boating and fishing. The Manasquan Inlet is located in the county, which connects the Atlantic Ocean with the estuary of the Manasquan River. This bay-like body of saltwater that serves as the starting point of the Intracoastal Waterway attracts as many as 1,600 boats each weekend during the peak season. That’s a lot of boats, folks.

Seniors, set your GPS for Monmouth County and enjoy the plethora of attractions and events that take place all year long. -jeb

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