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April 07, 2015

Pequest Trout Hatchery | Oxford, New Jersey

Trout Hatchery

Pequest Trout Hatchery


The Pequest Trout Hatchery in Oxford Township, New Jersey is the only state-owned and operated trout hatchery. It is run by the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife.

Up to 700,000 trout annually are prepared for eventual release into the lakes, rivers and streams of New Jersey. 

Last October, after visiting Belvidere and while we were eating at Hot Dog Johnny’s, which I wrote about in my last post, we wandered over to look at the Pequest River flowing behind the restaurant.


Pequest River, New Jersey

We saw this sign:


Trout stocked water sign

We were vaguely wondering about stocking the rivers with trout while on our way home and drove right by The Pequest Trout Hatchery. 

 

It was open, so we decided to visit!


Pequest Trout Hatchery

Eggs from trout are taken and put into incubators. 

 

When they hatch, they are transferred to the nursery, where they reside in large fiberglass tanks for about 4 months. 


Trout in fiberglass tanks
Trout are moved into raceways

 

The raceways where the trout mature:

The Raceways at the Pequest Trout Hatchery

 

Then the trout are transported to their destinations in more than 200 lakes, streams and rivers all around New Jersey.

Pequest Trout Hatchery
Pequest Trout Hatchery

 

There is an education center in the main building that describes the life of the trout and other wildlife in New Jersey: 


Pequest Trout Hatchery

The long wooden structure with holes is a bee house, and the top one is a bat house. 


Pequest Fish Hatchery Bee House and Bat House


The New Jersey state record black bear. 

 

He weighed 829 pounds and was 13 years old.

Big Black Bear
Owl


You may also want to read about Lakota Wolf Preserve.

 

Thanks for visiting New Jersey Memories!


 

Pequest Trout Hatchery | Oxford, New Jersey

April 07, 2015

November 09, 2014

The First Presbyterian Church of Oxford at Hazen

The First Presbyterian Church of Oxford at Hazen
The First Presbyterian Church of Oxford at Hazen


The First Presbyterian Church of Oxford at Hazen

 

The First Presbyterian Church of Oxford at Hazen located in the  historic Hazen section of White Township, just outside of Belvidere. 

 

It is a small country church sitting on a knoll.

 

I love old churches with their old graveyards. 
 
This church has a long history in Warren County. According to their website, which was adapted from Snell’s ‘History of Sussex and Warren Counties’: 

This is one of the oldest churches in Presbytery of Newton. As early as 1739 there was occasional preaching in the bounds of the congregation. In 1744, Rev. James Campbell preached several times and baptized some children. The Rev. David Brain¬erd, Indian missionary, and Rev. Daniel Lawrence also preached sundry times till the year 1749. At that time the congregation unanimously put them¬selves under the care of the Presbytery of New Brunswick and made application for supplies, and have ever since considered themselves belonging to said Presbytery. 

 

You can read more about the history of the church here



The First Presbyterian Church of Oxford at Hazen
The First Presbyterian Church of Oxford at Hazen

The First Presbyterian Church of Oxford at Hazen
The First Presbyterian Church of Oxford at Hazen

The First Presbyterian Church of Oxford at Hazen
The First Presbyterian Church of Oxford at Hazen


Please check out some old churches at Belvidere Town Square and The Shoe Tree Oak.

 

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The First Presbyterian Church of Oxford at Hazen

November 09, 2014