Allaire Village, Where to do photography in New Jersey

Allaire Village, N.J. Photography Hot Spot

HOW TO GET TO ALLAIRE VILLAGE:

The Historic Village at Allaire – 4263 Atlantic Avenue – Farmingdale, NJ 07727, Just off the Garden State Parkway. They do not list the hours the park is open.

WHEN TO VISIT ALLAIRE VILLAGE : 

Any time is good but we like fall foliage time. There are also events at the park, so watch them. Ghost hunting season is good, around Halloween, since the village is haunted.


HOW LONG TO PHOTOGRAPH?

If you are looking for a quick visit to take in the views and snap some photos, then 1 hour should suffice. But if you want to do some hiking or plan on staying longer than that you can stroll the park for about an hour or two. If there is an ongoing event you would like to photograph of course it would be longer. We would suggest that you plan about two hours to photograph the park. There are many buildings and a train to photograph.


WHAT TO PACK?

  • Water and Snacks
  • Bug repellent
  • DSLR Camera
  • Tripod
  • Wide Angle Lens & a Zoom Lens
  • Polarizing Filter

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There are plenty of old 19th-century buildings to photograph around Allaire Village. There is a small stream, so bring your tripod and neutral density filters to get some long exposure water flow images. There are lots of flowers in the spring, so your tripod will come in handy for your macro photography too.  If you get inside some buildings, you will need it for low light photos also.

Lens: A wide-angle lens is a must for this location. There is a lot to shoot in this area, but wildlife is very minimal but may pop out of nowhere, so having a zoom with you cannot hurt, but I would not recommend lugging it around just in case.

Gear: To get started doing your photography, bring your tripod and your circular polarizing filter. The circular polarizing filter will make your white puffy clouds burst and deepen the blue around them. It will also take the glare off of the water and replace it with reflection. Bring your tripod if there is not a lot of light to work with to get your depth of field when desired. Don’t forget your neutral density filter there is a little bit of moving water here.

Gear List at a glance: Circular polarizing filter, neutral density filter, tripod, shutter release.

 

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HOTEL INFORMATION

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WHICH HOTEL TO CHOOSE

Hotels:

Colt’s Neck Inn – Click here to go to their website.  When in this area this is the only place to stay. We love it here. It is pet-friendly too!

The Colts Neck Inn

732 409 1200
191 Route 537 West Colts NeckNew Jersey
NJ 07722 USA

When you are traveling doing your photography and looking for a place to rest, visit the Colts Neck Inn Hotel. The location offers the tranquility of the country while being in close proximity to the Asbury Park and Long Branch Beaches, Delicious Orchards, Monmouth Race Track, Jersey Shore Premium Outlets, Eatontown, Freehold, and Red Bank. The two-story hotel features 47 individually decorated rooms with Thomasville™ furnishings. They also offer two grand suites, each with a Jacuzzi. Guests enjoy free Wi-Fi, cable TV, parking, and continental breakfast. The Colts Neck Inn Hotel offers the comfort and charm one expects in a country setting, with modern amenities.

FOOD & DINING

FOOD & DINING

Where to Eat?

Food truck by the bathrooms

Spring Meadow Inn

American Restaurant, Golf Course, and Bar

4185 Atlantic Ave, Wall Township, NJ 07727, United States

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AREA INFORMATION

PARK AND AREA INFORMATION

General Admission Price

*NON-SPECIAL EVENT WEEKEND DAYS*

Weekends April through November

General Admission is $5.oo, ages 4 & up!

Under age 3 is free.

GOOD CAMPING

CAMPING

WHERE TO CAMP:

Allaire State Park Camping – Make reservations here

Campsites: 45 tent and trailer sites with fire rings and picnic tables. Flush toilets and shower facilities are within walking distance. Trailer sanitary station open April 15 to October 31. Open year round. Fee: NJ Resident $20 per night; Non-Resident $25 per night.

Yurts: Four yurts. Circular tents built on a wood frame, featuring wood floors, a deck and plexiglass skylight. Each yurt has a wooden door, window screens and flaps, and two double-deck bunks, which sleep up to four people. Accessible to persons with disabilities. Fee: NJ Resident $35 per night; Non-Resident $40 per night.

Shelters: Six shelters. Cabin-like structures with a wood stove for heat and two double-deck bunks, which sleep up to four people. Each site includes a fire ring and picnic table. Accessible to persons with disabilities. Open February 1 to December 31. Fee: NJ Resident $48 per night; Non-Resident $60 per night.

Allaire Village at Allaire State Park is a great photography location. Photography Hot Spots.

WEATHER

 WEATHER

 What’s the Weather?

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Don’t forget that you can use a rain sleeve on your camera if it is raining. If it is bright and sunny, you want to use a low ISO such as 100.

If you are doing photography along with your ghost hunting on cloudy days, you can do running water or waterfall photography to avoid the glaring sun. You can also use an ND filter to get a long exposure for dramatic effects, even in the sunshine. If you ghost hunt indoors in abandoned places, be careful!

Go to our Photography Store after reading all about waterfall photography or neutral density filters.

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