The boardwalk was built in 1870, it was orignally constructed to keep people from tracking sand from the beach to the seaside hotel lobbies and railroad parlor cars. Today, traditions abound along the boardwalk as you stroll it's 4.5 miles by foot, bicycle or rolling chair. The ever present delicious fudge and saltwater taffy found along the boardwalk is a must.
Spring Lake boards : 2miles
Long Branch boards: 2 miles starts/ends at the Rennaissance and goes up to a bit beyoned Rooneys Crab House. Along the way you can bicycle, part of it is pedestrian only and also there are some exercise routines you can try out.