February 2015

Found 16 blog entries for February 2015.

East Jersey Old Towne Village - Image Credit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:East_Jersey_Olde_Towne_Village,_courtyard_view_of_three_buildings.jpg

Raritan Landing is East Jersey Old Towne Village’s permanent exhibit. It used to be a bustling port on the Raritan River but sort of disappeared from the landscape. Landing Lane Bridge and Landing Lane are the only evidence that a community used to exist here and thrive. This community has now spread east and west along River Road but while here it was dense with businesses and rich with various trades. Here is a look at the Raritan Landing today.

Raritan Landing History

Raritan Landing used to be a place where Europe and Caribbean imports would come in. New Jersey goods and produce were loaded on ships to be exported here simultaneously. Many businesses, trades and skills were taking place in Raritan Landing back when the community was here and

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Camping - Image Credit: http://pixabay.com/en/users/markusspiske-670330/

New Jersey has some great areas to go camping. It’s great for watching the stars in your sleeping bag, enjoying the peaceful lake views and staying the night with picturesque landscapes. New Jersey truly has some of the best views and exciting experiences in the Northeast.

Whether you’re looking for a place to park your RV or a place to pitch your tent, there are some great choices for you. Here is a look at some of the choices and what they offer.

Wawayanda State Park – 885 Warwick Turnpike, Hewitt

The Wawayanda State Park is a great choice for hikers, campers, swimmers and boaters. It’s a quiet and peaceful that finds canoeists, boaters and fisherman drawn to it. Adventurists can try the steep mountains for a challenging hike.

The

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Hiking Trail - Image Credit: http://pixabay.com/en/users/presentur-157946/

The Skylands Region offers a memorable experience for visitors with giving you a fun way to spend a day, weekend or to try an adventurous, thrill-seekers activity. You can enjoy trails for walking, mountain biking or even horseback riding.

Go shopping or try a saloon in the Wild West City and check out local history in Waterloo Village at Morris Canal. Fishing lovers can check out the Musconetcong River. Have dinner at the Black Forest Inn in Stanhope and check out the beautiful Saxton Falls before you go. Here is a look at these activities and more that you'll experience at the Skylands.

Cranberry Lake

Cranberry Lake is a great place to start. The 180-acre lake is just miles north of Route 80 on Route 206. It's perfect for scenic hiking,

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Diner - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/dsifry/432098928

The Park Ave Diner is a super friendly dining option in New Jersey where you’ll find a friendly staff, a modern feel and affordable prices. You’ll feel like you are at a home away from home in this comfortable diner. Their upscale high quality food comes at a great price and they have something for everyone to enjoy.

They offer daily lunch and dinner specials, catering options and weekend blackboard specials. Whether you’re looking for breakfast, lunch, dinner or kids options, The Park Ave Diner is the place to go.

Menu

The Park Ave Diner has an excellent variety of menu options. Start with an appetizer like the quesadillas, fried calamari, zucchini sticks, homemade pickle chips, coconut shrimp or the ultimate nachos. Try one of their

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Ice Skating - Image Credit: http://pixabay.com/en/users/ferobanjo-22932/

The Middlesex County community is known fro offering plenty of great activities regardless of the season of the year. Even during the cold winter, there are plenty of things to do for both kids and adults. Here are some of the fun activities you can enjoy this winter.

Ice Skating

The outdoor Family Skating Rink is a great place to go and enjoy some fun on the ice in the winter. It's found at Roosevelt Park in the city of Edison, and thousands come out to skate every year in the winter.

The rink will be open until March 29th, as long as the weather cooperates. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for children under 17 and $5 for seniors. If you need to rent skates you can for $5 and you can get skates sharpened for $8. The rink is close on Monday

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Skiing - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/trysil/8201487735

Skiing is a very popular winter activity and found all throughout New Jersey. With ski season underway, finding the right place to go is the next step. Get your ski gear ready, wax the snowboard and find the right lift ticket. Here are the best places to go for skiing in New Jersey.

Mountain Creek

Found about 50 miles from the George Washington Bridge in Vernon, this resort provides about 170 skiable trails across four peaks. It has the highest vertical in the state at 1,040 feet and it's also home to an All-Mountain Terrain Park. You can ski during the day and at night here.

High Point Cross Country Ski Center

If you prefer to enjoy cross-country skiing or snowshoeing, this is the place for you. High Point State Park provides skin rental,

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Barron Arts Center - Image Credit: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Barron_Arts_Center-Barron_Library.JPG

The Barron Arts Center is a very interesting attraction and found on the National Register of Historic Places. It was built in 1877 and is found at 582 Rahway Avenue in Woodbridge Proper.

The building is a beautiful Richardsonian Revival design with a clock tower and stained-glass windows. It provides an intimate setting for musical performances, art activities, poetry, readers and many other types of events. Many nationally renowned artists make their way to the center every year.

Classes at BAC

The Barron Arts Center offers more than just performances. There are a number of classes held throughout the year including:

  • Painting & Drawing Classes for Kids and for Adults
  • Digital Photography Workshops
  • Bead Embroidery Classes
  • Art
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Restaurant - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/twicepix/524969586

South Plainfield is home to a location of the Brick House Tavern & Tap chain of restaurants and bars. It's found at 4901 Stelton Road and provides plenty of great food, great drinks and great fun.

Food

You will find all types of items on the dinner menu at the Brick House Tavern & Tap. From snacks to entrees, there's a little bit of everything. Some of the more interesting items include:

  • Duck Wings
  • Deviled Eggs
  • Drunken Pork Meatballs
  • Steak & Eggs
  • BBQ Duck Pizza
  • Filet Mignon Salad
  • Prosciutto Wrapped Meatloaf
  • And Much More!

There are plenty of great items found on the menu and a little bit of something for everybody.

Brunch

The restaurant also serves a brunch menu with all types of great items, such as:

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    Asbury Lanes - Image Credit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Asbury_lanes_ap.jpg

    New Jersey is known for its amazing music scene. Indie music is growing in popularity and New Jersey has some great venues to check out your favorite singers live. The state has a long history of producing important bands of all genres even though most people only remember Jon Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen.

    The state was home to Frank Sinatra, jazz artists James P Johnson and Count Basie, punk banks like The Smithereens and even hip-hop stars Queen Latifah. Here is a look at Indie music venues that were born in this musical state.

    The Court Tavern – 124 Church Street, New Brunswick

    The Court Tavern is known as the “great-granddad of New Jersey clubs” since reopening after being closed for 6 months in 2012. The devoted fan base makes this one

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    New Jersey - Image Courtesy of: http://pixabay.com/en/users/BruceEmmerling-93533/ 

    Living in New Jersey provides plenty of perks. With communities like Piscataway and Edison, there are many good reasons to live within the state. Here are some of the most common reasons why people become residents of one of the many cities in New Jersey.

    Top Transportation

    New Jersey is home to one of the largest systems of railroads and highways. Interlinking neighborhoods such as Birch Glen and others, its the utmost in convenience for residents living here. Not to mention, it's also the connection between New York City and Philadelphia, which means those loving in Jersey have access to multiple airports. The state is known as one of the top ten when it comes to transportation.

    Full Service Gas Stations

    The gas stations may not be the

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