Frenchtown is my home and I’d love to have you come for a visit! (There’s a comfy chair in the living room for you) This is not a place to come for a visit to be running and busy all weekend, it’s a place to come and unwind, relax and restore. Many of us that […]
The State Fair in Sussex County is everything that everyone thinks New Jersey isn’t! It is a throwback to our agricultural past and a wonderful mix of education, competition and entertainment. It is the antithesis of the Jersey Shore and the housewives of New Jersey. The fair is held at the New Jersey State Fairgrounds […]
Our NJ Coach Outlets Feature lists all the outlets, regular stores and department store Coach boutiques that we know of in New Jersey. Coach is known throughout the world for exceptionally crafted luggage, shoes and leather goods. Their purses and handbags are especially popular and are highly sought after designer accessories. They are also known […]
Today I took my friend Bert to Trenton to the farmers market to get her out of the house and to investigate the Hambone Opera BBQ joint that was written up in the Times this week. Bert had a great time, I had some damn fine Barbecue and I got some great shots of the […]
There’s no need to “rough it” at the Jersey Shore this summer, with a collection of sleek boutique hotels along the coast that are attracting a different crowd back to the beach. Feature written by New Jersey Tourism: Memories of the Jersey Shore may elicit images of the summer sun, bustling boardwalks, fresh seafood, and […]
If you think you have experienced all there is down the shore, then the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce has to disagree. Representing the Greater Long Beach Island Region for over 90 years, the Chamber never runs out of suggestions for visitors looking to do the new and different. Come share our summer with […]
Today, in our ongoing series, “Beautiful Places in New Jersey”, we feature Skylands Castle in Passaic County. This magnificent North Jersey estate is part of the 1,000 acre Ringwood State Park and home to the New Jersey Botanical Gardens. Skylands has the feel of the legendary home of a king out of a classic fairy tale with its stone walls, fountains and tree lined drive. The walls of Skylands were built from stones quarried on the estate. The stained glass medallions were imported from Germany and Switzerland. The paneling and marble were imported from England and Italy. The dark oak study features elaborate carvings of cupids, monsters and dragons taken from a German Renaissance wardrobe.
The winter season offer visitors a new look at New Jersey, from frosty outdoor adventures to cozy retreats from the elements. Thrill-seeking sports enthusiasts will find an abundance of outdoor destinations while warm, welcoming indoor activities keep residents and visitors entertained in the Garden State as well. “Winter launches a whole new season of exciting […]
On Tuesday of this week, we went back to hike Point Mountain. We wanted to do a real hike this time, not the cheating,-park by the road-half way up the mountian-easy hike that we did last time. It was a great hike through some beautiful woodlands and up over a large but easy to climb rock face.
When we got to the top we were amazed to find thousands of ladybugs swarming all over the rocks. We’d never seem that many ladybugs in one place ever. We came to find out that people were experiencing the same thing all over the state.
In the video above you can see the ladybugs flying back and forth across the screen and if you look real close you might even see them crawling all over the rocks.
Point Mountain is one great hike if you haven’t done it. From the scenic overlook you can see all the way to the Delaware Water Gap. The main attraction is the beautiful countryside with its farms, country roads, barns and old white churches.