We only had time for a short hike today, so we headed over to the Manasquan Reservoir in Howell. It's been quite some time since we'd been to this very pretty park, as it's more of a stroll around the reservoir rather than a hike. But by adding in the Cove Trail we managed to get in about 5.9 miles.
For 5.1 miles, just do the Perimeter Trail and skip Cove. You could tack on another mile and make it 6.9 if you take the Bear Swamp Connector trail out and back (it just goes to a small park, so we skipped it).
This is a popular place, with tons of joggers and handful of bikers/walkers. The trail surface is small crushed gravel and level. It's easy to navigate as the unmarked loop simply follows around the reservoir.
Read the entire Manasquan Reservoir blog.