Showing posts with label the REAL Jersey shore. Show all posts
Showing posts with label the REAL Jersey shore. Show all posts

WindMill and Max's -- A Hot Dog Rivalry in Long Branch

Sunday, November 16, 2014 / 6 comments
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WindMill Hot Dogs, Long Branch, New Jersey

In the fierce hot dog wars of the Jersey Shore, there are two famous rivals, both of them in Long Branch.

Yurts at Allaire State Park

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 / 12 comments


 

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. 

Bahrs Landing Is Still Standing!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 / 26 comments
Bahrs Landing restaurant, Highlands, New Jersey
Bahrs Landing restaurant, Highlands, New Jersey

 

Bahrs Landing is a legendary place in Highlands, New Jersey. 

It is 97 years old this year, and it amazing because it sustained considerable damage in October 2012 from Hurricane “Superstorm” Sandy, which destroyed many other businesses (including many restaurants) in the area. 

Diners of New Jersey - Jersey Shore Edition

Tuesday, August 6, 2013 / 20 comments
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New Jersey is considered the diner capital of the world. There are hundreds of diners in the state, and they are an integral part of the New Jersey dining experience. Many are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

National Guard Militia Museum in Sea Girt

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 / 8 comments
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The National Guard Militia Museum in Sea Girt, New Jersey is a non-profit museum designed to preserve the military history of New Jersey. The little museum has many interesting exhibits to explain New Jersey’s important role in various military campaigns.

Sea Girt Lighthouse in Sea Girt, New Jersey

Tuesday, July 9, 2013 / 24 comments
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Sea Girt Lighthouse in pretty little Sea Girt, New Jersey is a sweet little lighthouse. It is different, because the little light tower is actually part of the house. Most lighthouses are separate structures from the keeper’s house.

Pine Creek Railroad at Allaire Park

Tuesday, July 2, 2013 / 14 comments
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The Pine Creek Railroad at historic Allaire Village in Farmingdale/Wall Township is one of the oldest continually operating narrow gauge steam preservation railway exhibits in the country. 

Allaire Village

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 / 18 comments
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In last week's post, I showed you the pretty little chapel at Allaire Village, the historic town in Monmouth County, New Jersey. Workers at the Howell Iron Works lived in this self-contained little village. 

The Chapel At Allaire Village

Tuesday, June 11, 2013 / 13 comments
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Allaire Village 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 Spring Lake Boardwalk Is Being Rebuilt

Tuesday, May 7, 2013 / 26 comments
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On a beautiful day in lovely Spring Lake, New Jersey, many people were out on the beach watching the ocean. The surf was ferocious, but that didn’t stop the fishermen! 

Sea Bright Rising

Thursday, November 29, 2012 / Leave a Comment

Sea Bright, New Jersey was especially hard hit by Hurricane Sandy. Teenager Charlotte Nagy heard about the upcoming storm and decided to make a documentary about the town before, during, and after the storm.

Sandy Has Broken Our Hearts

Sunday, November 4, 2012 / 24 comments
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Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc in New Jersey. I took these photos today in Nutley, New Jersey, where a tree came down on a house. From what I understand the homeowners were not hurt. Of course they cannot live in the house until the tree is removed.

Fort Hancock at Sandy Hook

Tuesday, August 28, 2012 / Leave a Comment
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Fort Hancock in Sandy Hook was a military fort which operated from 1895 until 1974. The fort played an important part in defending New York harbor and New Jersey, especially during World War II and the Cold War.

Sandy Hook Lighthouse

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 / Leave a Comment
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Sandy Hook is at the very beginning of the New Jersey shore. It is a barrier spit extending out into the Atlantic Ocean. On one side is Sandy Hook Bay, and on the other side is the Atlantic Ocean. New York City is visible in the distance.

Wildwood Days

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 / Leave a Comment
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The Wildwoods in New Jersey are several beach towns by the Jersey Shore. The Wildwoods are considered to have the best beaches in New Jersey and some of the best beaches in the entire United States. There are several Wildwoods: Wildwood, North Wildwood, and Wildwood Crest. Wildwood is celebrating its 100 Anniversary this year! 

The Painted Ladies of Cape May!

Sunday, July 15, 2012 / Leave a Comment
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Lovely Cape May, New Jersey has one of the largest collections of Victorian homes in the United States. The entire town has been designated a historic landmark, mostly because of the Victorian homes.

The Cape May Lighthouse

Tuesday, July 10, 2012 / 2 comments
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The iconic Cape May Lighthouse in Cape May Point at the southern tip of New Jersey has lighted the way for about 180 years.

Patriotic Cape May!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012 / Leave a Comment
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Lovely Cape May, New Jersey was America's first summer resort. The above building, Congress Hall (now a hotel) was the summer White House for President Benjamin Harrison.


Many of the old Victorian houses are now bed-and-breakfasts.

Down The Shore at Ocean Grove!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011 / 28 comments
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During our day in Ocean Grove, down the shore, we wandered around the beach. The powerful Atlantic Ocean had a strong riptide that day. It was also a brutally hot day and hazy, so we couldn't stay long. The beach was not officially open because it was early in the season and there were no lifeguards, although plenty of people were on the beach anyway because of the heat.

Ocean Grove Camp Meetings!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011 / 34 comments
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Lovely Ocean Grove, New Jersey, down the shore, was founded in 1869 as a Methodist Camp Meeting town. Even though Ocean Grove was eventually required to become part of Neptune, New Jersey, it still has a very strong religious spirit. 

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