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July 15, 2014

Yurts at Allaire State Park

 
Yurts at Allaire State Park

Traditional yurts used by nomads in Asia are usually made with felt or wool. Yurts have been adapted for camping in the United States. 

Only four campgrounds in New Jersey have yurts. Allaire State Park is one of them. 

These structures are made of high-tech materials. It is a circular tent built on a wood frame, featuring wood floors, a deck and Plexiglas skylight. Each yurt has a lockable wood door, window screens and flaps, and two double-deck bunks, which sleep up to four people. Cooking facilities, water and restroom facilities are usually within walking distance. This makes it a more practical alternative to a regular tent, which must be set up and taken down each day, not to mention that it is far more comfortable to sleep on a real bed, and to move around more freely. 


I wrote about this beautiful park and its historic village with its unusual chapel and Pine Creek Railroad last year. 
 
The park also includes camping facilities, including yurts.
 

Yurts at Allaire State Park
Yurts at Allaire State Park
Yurts at Allaire State Park
Yurts at Allaire State Park
Yurts at Allaire State Park
Yurts At Allaire State Park


To read more about Allaire State Park and its historic village, please click the link below!

Allaire State Park and Village

 

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Yurts at Allaire State Park

July 15, 2014

July 23, 2013

Historic Speedwell in Morristown

Speedwell Village


Historic Speedwell is a beautiful 7.5 acre park which includes the former Speedwell Ironworks and Speedwell Village, in historic Morristown, NJ.  

This is the place where the first electric telegraph was demonstrated. Before the Internet, before television, before radio, and even before the telephone – the telegraph eventually allowed a way to almost instantly transmit messages across the country and even overseas. This is one of the most critical inventions – ever! Stephen Vail was the proprietor of the Speedwell Ironworks. Stephen Vail’s son, Alfred, helped Samuel Morse perfect the telegraph.The village included The Granary, Moses Estey House, Ford Cottage, and the Wheel House.  Here is a wonderful article about this place from Jersey Through History:

Jersey Through History: Historic Speedwell & Speedwell Ironworks

Also read this:

A Forgotten History: Alfred Vail and Samuel Morse

Speedwell Village
Speedwell Village
The Vails
Speedwell Ironworks
Telegraphs
Telegraphs
Speedwell Village

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Historic Speedwell in Morristown

July 23, 2013

July 02, 2013

Pine Creek Railroad at Allaire Park

Pine Creek Railroad at Allaire State Park

The Pine Creek Railroad at Allaire State Park in Farmingdale/Wall Township is one of the oldest continually operating narrow gauge steam preservation railway exhibits in the country. 

All are welcome to take a trip!

All Aboard!!! 

Pine Creek Railroad at Allaire State Park

The Pine Creek Railroad at Allaire State Park

The Pine Creek Railroad at Allaire State Park

The Pine Creek Railroad at Allaire State Park

The Pine Creek Railroad at Allaire State Park

The Pine Creek Railroad at Allaire State Park

The Pine Creek Railroad at Allaire State Park


For more about the Pine Creek Railroad, click here.  

You can read more about Allaire Village here.

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Pine Creek Railroad at Allaire Park

July 02, 2013

June 18, 2013

The Historic Village at Allaire

The Historic Village at Allaire


In last week's post, I showed you the pretty little chapel at The Historic Village at Allaire, the historic town in Monmouth County, New Jersey. 

 

Workers at the Howell Iron Works lived in this self-contained little village. 

Allaire Village is a peaceful and beautiful little place, and a wonderful day trip for the whole family. 

 

On the weekends there are docents in period costume to tell you all about the village, and you can take a trip on the Pine Creek Railroad!

Welcome to Historic Allaire Village
The Historic Village at Allaire
Millpond at The Historic Village at Allaire
Blacksmith Shop at The Historic Village at Allaire
Bakery at The Historic Village at Allaire
The Historic Village at Allaire
The Historic Village at Allaire
Howell Works Stage Depot
The Historic Village at Allaire

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The Historic Village at Allaire

June 18, 2013

June 11, 2013

The Chapel At The Historic Village at Allaire

The Chapel at Allaire Village


The Historic Village at Allaire is a historic bog iron town located in Allaire State Park in Monmouth County, New Jersey. 

 

James P. Allaire created the village to house his workers at Howell Iron works from the 1860’s to the 1840’s.

The village was a place where the workers never had to leave to live a whole life within the village. 

 

The beautiful and simple little chapel is the most famous building in the village. 

 

The church is unusual because the bell tower was placed in the back of the church instead of in the front. 

 

That was because it was too heavy for the front part of the church.

The Chapel at Allaire Village
The Chapel at Allaire Village
The Chapel at Allaire Village
The Chapel at Allaire Village


 
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The Chapel At The Historic Village at Allaire

June 11, 2013