Just Imagine the Discoveries You Can Make Along the Byway
Authentic local culture
There is no shortage of small-town charm and historic significance along this byway. Attend one of the many annual events, or take a journey through the past by visiting Allentown Historic District and Imlaystown Historic District. With numerous sites, crossroads, farmsteads and agricultural districts to visit, you’ll get a full view of the region’s historic and agricultural past. In fact, many of the neighboring farms are rich with history as they’ve been operated by the same families for generations.
History you can find only here
A gristmill, farm building, meeting house and American Revolution-era cemetery are just some of the historic sites you can visit on your byway adventure. The byway is home to many historic sites, like Historic Walnford and the Old Yellow Meeting House that will show you what colonial living was like.
Abundant in open space landscapes and wildlife, areas along the byway are perfect for walking, birding, horseback riding, biking, fishing and sightseeing. You’ll be surprised that this tranquil respite is only a few turns away from suburban living.
What to Do on Your Byway Adventure
Nestled at the heart of Allentown, NJ, the Old Mill offers real world charm and true New Jersey heritage. With an array of specialty craft shops, studios and farm-to-table cuisine, the Old Mill is a historical landmark that reflects the evolution of local trade, crafts and way of life in Monmouth County.
Ye Olde Robbins Burial Place
Historic cemetery that was established in 1695. This is the final resting place of Deborah Lincon, President Abraham Lincoln’s great-grandaunt.
Hiking, biking, horseback riding
Hiking, biking and horseback riding are just a few of the activities to take part in here. This 450-acre park is known for stately stands of red and white oak, beech, ash and birch trees.
Once a church offering regular worship services, Old Yellow Meeting House is now maintained by the Friends of Old Yellow Meeting House. The cemetery has graves dating back to before the American Revolution.
Explore a historic home, gristmill and farm buildings while learning the history of the Waln family.
Nine miles of breathtaking trails along a former railroad.
314 Rte 539 Upper Freehold, NJ 08514;
70 Herbert Rd Upper Freehold, NJ 08514;
8 Millstream Rd Upper Freehold, NJ 08514
Founded in 1706 by Nathen Allen, Allentown became a strategic route during the Revolutionary War and a stop on the Underground Railroad. The village contains more than 220 buildings representing a variety of early American architectural styles interspersed with shops, cafes, and restaurants. The village holds events throughout the year attracting visitors year-round. Annual events include garden tours, the Spring Stroll, Memorial Day parade, Flogatta, Fall Festival, Halloween parade, Witch’s Night Out, Small Business Saturday, and winter holiday open houses and carriage rides.
Imlaystown Historic District
Located approximately one half of a mile west of the Byway route from the corner of Rues Road and Trenton Lakewood Road, Imlaystown Historic District is worth a visit. In its heyday, the town contained approximately 15 dwellings, a gristmill, sawmill, tannery, tavern, general store, post office, wheelwright, and blacksmith shop.
The Crosswicks Creek Greenway begins at the bridge on CR 537 and meanders along both banks of the creek in Upper Freehold Township between Ocean and Burlington Counties. This 2,346-acre linear park is surrounded by another 2,700 acres of preserved farmland. The informal trails within the Greenway are moderately difficult for hikers, walkers, and runners.