Upper Freehold Township, The heartland of New Jersey


New Signs throughout Upper Freehold and Allentown

The 24-mile Upper Freehold Historic Farmland Byway in Monmouth County captures the unique agricultural, historical, environmental and cultural traditions still visible in the area around Upper Freehold and Allentown. 

History meets the present in these colonial towns.  Allentown, founded in 1706, has remained essentially untouched by modern development and has one of the largest contiguous historic districts in New Jersey. Before 1889 Allentown was included in the jurisdiction of the township, after 1889 it became a separate borough.  A visit to this byway offers visitors the opportunity to view history in a working agricultural area. Upper Freehold has 6,697 acres of preserved open space.  In addition there are 6,774 acres in the Farmland Preservation Program.  This is a colonial township where history meets the present. 

The 24 mile scenic byway starts in Allentown and ends at the Walnford Mill.

  • Start at the Presbyterian Church on County Route (539) High Street and travel northwest.
  • Turn right onto 524/539 (Main Street/Old York Road)
  • Continue northeast and turn right onto Route 524 (New Canton-Stone Tavern Road) to Chambers Road and make a right.
  • Travel south on Chambers Road and make another right onto Rues Road.
  • Follow Rues Road to Route 526 (Trenton-Lakewood Road) and make a left.
  • Take Route 526 to Red Valley Road and make a right.
  • Follow Red Valley Road to CR 27(Burlington Path Road) making another right. 
  • Follow CR 27 as it turns left and its local name changes to Holmes Mill Road.
  • Follow CR 27 (Holmes Mill Road) and turn right onto Arneytown-Hornerstown Road.
  • Follow Arneytown-Hornerstown Road to Hill Road and turn right again.  Travel north on Hill Road.
  • At the intersection of Waln's Mill Road(Walnford Road) turn right and cross over Crosswicks Creek on the old iron bridge.
  • Turn right off of Walnford Road onto Polhemustown Road.
  • Take Polhemustown Road and make a right onto Holmes Mill Road.
  • Follow Holmes Mill Road to Walnford Road and make another right.
    These two section of Walnford Road and were once connected.
  • Follow Walnford Road until it deadends at the Walnford Mill.