Walking The Brick Reservoir In Brick NJ

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Walking The Brick Reservoir In Brick NJ

Walking The Brick Reservoir In Brick NJ

If you’ve ever passed Brick while driving South on the Garden State Parkway, you’ve probaby noticed the Brick Reservoir. As I decided to start walking for exercise a couple of weeks ago, I thought it would also be interesting to walk at different locations, to keep things fresh. I’d passed by the Reservoir but had never actually gone there so that seemed like a good location to begin with.

Walking The Brick Reservoir

The Brick Reservoir, which opened in May 2005, is a 120-acre site containing a reservoir that is a source of municipal water. This manmade reservoir draws its water from the Metedeconk River watershed. According to the BTMUA website, the reservoir holds approximately one billion gallons and has a water surface of approximately 90 acres.

Walking The Brick Reservoir

The Brick Reservoir seemed very well kept. There is a path that goes around the entire reservoir that measures 1.6 miles in length and has measurements placed at intervals. The path is pretty flat, with no steep hills to give me trouble.

Walking The Brick Reservoir

The entire area is well lit so if walking around dawn or dusk you’ll feel more secure. The property is neatly manicured, with lots of trees and other plantings.

Walking The Brick Reservoir

I really appreciated finding water stations located at different points around the reservoir, complete with jugs of water and paper cups. There are gazebos, benches, chairs where you can relax. There’s a building with restrooms on one end. There’s several porta-johns on the other end, including one large one providing family or wheelchair access. The porta-johns were surprisingly clean.

Walking The Brick Reservoir

There was something that really surprised me. The property does allow you to bring a leashed dog to walk. There are even stations located around the reservoir offering bags to pick up your pet’s poop. I think that’s great. But, what surprised me was that bicycles are not allowed. That didn’t make a lot of sense to me, as a bike wouldn’t have any impact on the environment that I know of.

me at the Brick Reservoir

I’ve walked at the reservoir a couple of times now. My favorite time to walk is early in the morning before it gets hot. The reservoir does get hot later in the day, because there is so much sun and not much shade. The view of the water and nature around you is very pleasant to look at, and you simply cannot beat having access to bathrooms. The reservoir offers a clean and quiet alternative to the noisy, crowded boardwalks during the summer. If you’re in the Brick area and want to walk, the Brick Reservoir is definitely worth checking out.

The Brick Reservoir is free to visit. The reservoir is open to the public Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. It is also open on Mondays during the spring and summer months. the reservoir will be subject to  periods of closure during the winter season due to inclement weather. The reservoir is not open on any Federal or State holidays. The hours of operation are 6:30 am to 9:00 pm from March 1 – October 31 and 6:30 am to 6:00 pm from November 1 – February 28/29.

The reservoir can be accessed through one of its two parking lots.

The Herbertsville parking lot is located at 811 Herbertsville Road, Brick NJ 08724
The Wall parking lot is located at 2429 Metedeconk Road, Allenwood NJ.


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14 comments

Stacie August 1, 2018 - 6:42 pm

That’s a really pretty area. I love getting out and enjoying nature, especially when it’s around the water like that. It’s so peaceful.

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Amy August 1, 2018 - 8:08 pm

That is a really nice walking area. It looks super peaceful to exercise and unwind.

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Rebecca Bryant August 1, 2018 - 8:21 pm

What a lovely area to take a walk. I love exploring the local area and other fun places. This would be a great way to spend the day and get some exercise in.

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Becca Wilson August 1, 2018 - 9:11 pm

This looks like it would be quite the area to explore. I love scenic places like this!

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Jeni Hawkins August 1, 2018 - 9:25 pm

That place is absolutely gorgeous! Looks like a seriously relaxing area and a great place to do yoga or meditate or even take a nap! I could totally spend all day there!

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Marcie W. August 1, 2018 - 9:59 pm

What a wonderful place to relax and spend the day. I will have to remember this spot the next time I am in New Jersey. I visit frequently since my sister lives there.

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Keikilani August 1, 2018 - 10:36 pm

All of your pictures are just beautiful! I really love the peace that comes from being in nature. Sounds like the perfect place to spend the day.

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krystal August 1, 2018 - 10:36 pm

Early morning walks for the win! Looks like a relaxing and beautiful place to hike!

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Rachel August 1, 2018 - 11:16 pm

This looks like quite the scenic place to have an early morning walk. It is always nice when you can easily access the paths by car.

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Heather August 2, 2018 - 3:09 am

Finding new places to explore is my favorite thing to do! Love that you were able to walk the reservoir and enjoy the lovely surroundings!

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Reesa Lewandowski August 2, 2018 - 9:51 am

We have been here. They stock the reservoir at trout season so that’s when we go. We will have to meet up one day!

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Angela Ricardo Bethea August 2, 2018 - 3:54 pm

we live in New Jersey and we have never been! In fact I did not of this place at all. Will share to hubby so we can visit with our son soon.

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Bianca Dottin August 2, 2018 - 6:46 pm

This looks so peaceful. I’ve never been here before. I would love to visit.

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Pat. August 7, 2018 - 11:19 am

Nice spot definitely–enjoy.

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