Tourism

October 7, 2019

NEW JERSEY – Love things that go bump in the night? Is Friday the 13th a favorite day? Folks who really thrive on the scare factor of Halloween and do not even flinch about the oddest weird NJ stories or don’t need to sleep with the light on after reading Stephen King will want to check out one or ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION - Although the 2019 summer flounder season in New Jersey is now closed for another year, the bottom fishermen can still fish for tog while they await the re-opening of the black sea bass season on October 8. Also, providing action on the inshore artificial reefs and inshore ...

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HARVEY CEDARS — After 17 years of hosting the Long Beach Island community, Plantation Restaurant is saying goodbye and will close its doors Saturday, October 12. Replacing this local favorite and a dining destination, will be Black Eyed Susan's, which will relocate from its current location in ...

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NEW JERSEY - The forecast is more summer like than fall this weekend, but the calendar officially says autumn. It is now time for pumpkin spice and fall fun which includes picking pumpkins. Like Linus, you want to find the best pumpkin patch and luckily New Jersey is full of them. Here is a list of ...

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NEW JERSEY - Fall begins on Monday, September 23 making the upcoming weekend the final one of 2019. With temps forecast to be summerlike, it's a great weekend to be outside. Here's a list of fun outdoor activities to say goodbye to the summer of 2019. Holland Ridge Farm's Sunflower Festival ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION - The end to the 2019 summer flounder season in New Jersey is drawing near with the final day this Saturday, September 21. Predicted strong winds will roil the ocean up for most of the rest of the week and likely mean a slow finish to the season. I fished the Little Egg ...

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NEW JERSEY - The calendar says September and pumpkin spice is back, which means fall is right around the corner. Before heading out to get those Halloween pumpkins be sure to plan an outing to go apple picking. The Garden State is home to an abundance of apple orchards and grows 30 different ...

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STAFFORD -  The weather report looks great!  Hurricane Dorian will be far out to see.  This Saturday is the opportunity to celebrate the Irish at the Jersey Shore. The Ocean County Chapter of the Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh members are all set to welcome everybody at the 2019 Ocean County ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION - Labor Day is now in the books, and the kids are back at school. That has traditionally been the official end of the tourist season in southern Ocean County. It certainly does not mean the end of the fishing season, however. As I write this today, Wednesday, our ...

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NEW JERSEY - It's arrived; the final weekend of summer. Most college kids are off. Back-to-school sales are in full swing and pumpkin spice is back in coffee shops across the Garden State. For residents who didn't pack up the car and head off for the last three-day weekend of summer, here are some ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ – Rumor has it that it was a lovely farmgirl that brought Captain Kidd to Barnegat, while legend suggests the notorious pirate left behind some hidden treasure. Meanwhile, this September 7th, young and old buccaneers are expected to take over Barnegat for its annual Pirate’s ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION - As everyone has been suspecting for quite a while now, we will be having some new regulations on striped bass fishing in New Jersey. A new set of rules will take effect in 2020. There is little doubt that these rules will be stricter than current ones due to a population ...

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MARGATE CITY, NJ - With summer camps finished for the season and school still more than a week away, the wanning days of August scream day trip. So, how about spending an afternoon inside a six-story pachyderm? Lucy the Elephant is just a ride down the Garden State Parkway and is a unique piece of ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION - It is hard to believe, but summer is quickly coming to an end. I checked the weather report for the upcoming week, and it looks like it will be a hot one. That should keep the water temperatures high and our fishing action also hot. This warm water will provide us with ...

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BROOKLYN, NY - Of course, New Jersey has a whole host of fun and exciting day trips ideal for the summer, but sometimes the Garden State's close proximity to the Big Apple beckons for an adventure. A stroll across the Brooklyn Bridge is on many a bucket list and is well worth the trip up the New ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION - I got an update from Bob Severi of Beach Haven on his recent fishing activity. He has fished Little Egg Inlet a couple of times and found fluke, but no keepers. He got into some birds working near Mordecai Island and picked off a small bluefish. He reports seeing plenty ...

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NEW JERSEY - There are 58 national parks in the United States that are maintained by the National Parks Service, which is a division of the Department of the Interior. Of course, national parks like Yellowstone in Wyoming and Yosemite in California are prime tourist destinations, but did you know ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND - The summer flounder are in the midst of their annual migration from the bay waters on out to the ocean. Right now, most of the fish continue to be throwbacks with many fish just missing the 18-inch mark. Anglers are hoping that some of these fish grow just enough to be legal by ...

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NEW JERSEY - Ice skating is typically tagged as a winter activity, but with an abundance of indoor rinks in the Garden State, summer is actually the perfect time to lace up the skates. When the Jersey Shore doesn't offer an escape from the high heat and humidity and there isn't a backyard pool, ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND -  Bird and Betty's is presenting the Billy Walton Band on Friday night, a summer dance party with DJ Meatball and DJ Stanley Stylez on Saturday and the popular Teen Night on Sunday.   Summer is on big time on LBI.  TAPinto Stafford-LBI thanks the Tide Table Group of ...

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CAPE MAY, NJ - The Jersey Shore has long been a hot spot for summertime vacations with each town along the 141 miles of beach offering a slightly different flavor. Cape May is nestled at the tip of New Jersey's peninsula and has a long history dating back to its original inhabitants, the Kechemeche ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION - While the fishing may not be quite as hot as our weather has been recently, the action is strong enough to please most anglers. The biggest complaint I have heard is the difficulty in catching keeper fluke while having to release so many short fish. Andy Tonnesen at ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND -  Bird and Betty's is presenting the Billy Walton Band on Friday night, a summer dance party with DJ Meatball and DJ Stanley Stylez on Saturday and the popular Teen Night on Sunday.   Summer is on big time on LBI.  TAPinto Stafford-LBI thanks the Tide Table Group of ...

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NEW JERSEY - Keeping the kids busy during the long summer months or entertaining visiting relatives can be challenging and expensive. Of course trips to one of the Garden State's amusement or splash parks is a must as is heading to the Jersey Shore, there are actually some free activities in New ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND AREA - As I write this report, it is hard to ignore the fact that we are in the midst of a great Fourth of July weekend at the Southern Ocean County shore. The weather is great, there are giant crowds on the beachesand waters, and the anglers are boasting of their catches. Let’s ...

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HACKETSTOWN, NJ - If you are looking for something different this July, head to the Highland Airs Alpaca Ranch. Tucked away in a quiet section of Warren County next to the Musconetcong River, the alpaca ranch is a fun summertime adventure for families, couples and singles. Hurry though, the ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Just a final reminder from the East Brunswick Department of Recreation about festivites around town tomorrow, Independence Day, 2019.  There's also a reminder list of other activities for the rest of the summer. Most Patriotic Pet and Most Patriotic House Contests.  The ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION - Perhaps the premier fishing event of all of New Jersey is fast approaching as the captain’s meeting for the Beach Haven Marlin and Tuna Club’s 50th Annual White Marlin Invitational will be held on Tuesday, July 23. I got word from tournament director Dave Ridley that ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND - Summer has officially arrived, and the weather in the Southern Ocean County area looks to be very summerlike. This spells good news for the local anglers. As they say at Fisherman’s Headquarters, “the fishing on LBI is in full summertime mode.” Fish Heads sums It up noting ...

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NEW JERSEY - The Garden State has not seen a lot of sun this week, but the calendar finally says summer. Today is the official first day of summer and the longest day of the year. While June 21 does not look terribly sunny so far on Friday, sunshine is on the way. Forecasters are predicting a dry ...

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