Aberdeen Township of Monmouth County, NJ, is part of the Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School District, together with the neighboring community of Matawan. Today, Matawan and Aberdeen boast a taste of the past with architecture of the 19th century, plus modern restaurants and stores. The area’s natural beauty is evident in its lakes, parks and beaches. Its proximity to both New York City and the Jersey Shore makes it an ideal location for those who enjoy the excitement of the city and the relaxation of the sea. Cheesequake State Park is a 1600 acre environmental oasis that includes scenic hiking on paths of various levels, biking, playgrounds, camping, swimming in the summer and sledding in the winter. The Henry Hudson trail crosses through Matawan and Aberdeen and is ideal for biking and walking. Aberdeen is home to its own beach area called Cliffwood Beach, a former seaside resort.