"There are a few cycling areas in Middlesex County. Middlesex is a crossroads county; many of the state's major highways, including 9, and 18, intersect one another here. And recent development, both residential and commercial, has been widespread. There is, however, a suitable cycling area in Cheesequake State Park, located in northeastern Middlesex County. The name "Cheesequake" can be traced back to the area's original inhabitants, the Leni-Lenape Indians.
Although Cheesequake State Park is small in comparison to other state parks and possesses no historic sites or other major attractions, it is, nonetheless, a good place to cycle, especially during fall, when the trees of Cheesequake explode with color. Cheesequake is also easily accessible for bicyclists who live in Middlesex and upper Monmouth counties. It is an island in the middle of what is one of New Jersey's fastest-growing suburban areas and, thus, can be enjoyed by a large number of bicycle tourists. Things to see: Cheesequake State Park natural areas, wildlife sanctuary, Hooks Lake."