I've lived here for almost 6 years now and I never knew about Allaire Village. I was aware of Allaire State Park, but I had no idea that there was a 19th century village in the park.

It's discovering those little secrets that can making living somewhere as diverse as Ocean (and in Allaire's case, southern Monmouth) County fun. I feel like this is the type of place that you can live for a long time and still be surprised by the little things that you never knew about.

So what are some of your favorite local secrets? Share in the comments section below!