Tourism

May 18, 2019

LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION - This is the time of the year when Southern Ocean County fishermen seem to enjoy the most. We are still in the midst of catching the spring fish such as striped bass, black drum, and big bluefish. Suddenly, the summer-like fish start to arrive in the form of black sea ...

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SHIP BOTTOM, NJ – Fisherman’s Headquarters in Ship Bottom reports that surf fishing in the mid-island region has been decent for bass and blues.  Peg Bucci of Manahawkin stopped by just before closing one day with a big bass from that area.  She reported, “I set up my first rod and was quickly bit ...

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The poor weather we have been experiencing in the Long Beach Island area has put a damper on fishing and prevented me from knowing just how many fish there are in our area. However, I do have some firsthand reports that sound promising.   The folks at Scott’s Bait and Tackle tell me the ...

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Spring like weather seems to be here now, and the water temperature in the bay is showing some real warming. That bodes well for upcoming fishing in southern Ocean County. Captain Steve Purul of Reel Fantasea Sportfishing has had some anglers out fishing in the lower reaches of Barnegat Bay and ...

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CREAM RIDGE, NJ — Tulip lovers don't have to book a trip to the Netherlands to enjoy the stunning sight of rows and rows of the colorful spring flower. A day trip to Holland Ridge Farms on Rues Road can do the trick. The 153 acre farm features row after row of majestic tulips to the delight of ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Quimby and Elm Streets in Downtown Westfield will become “Charlie’s Ale Garden” on Saturday, Oct. 27, as part of the town’s first AddamsFest, a three-day town-wide festival celebrating Westfield native Charles Addams, creator of “The Addams Family,” that will include family-friendly ...

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FALL RIVER, MA - A walk on a gray summer day was filled with maritime history in Fall River, Massachusetts.  Bicentennial Park Start at Bicentennial Park, which features an impressive replica Iwo Jima monument that overlooks the Taunton River. The park pays homage to veterans, with names ...

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BRANSON, MO — Live shows, water sports, Silver Dollar City amusement park — Branson, Missouri, in the Ozarks has it all. Here’s what to know before you go: Table Rock Lake This man-made lake is the area’s biggest attraction, with 800 miles of shoreline. Its cold, clear water is perfect for ...

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ — Seven competitors battled it out at Meadowlands Racing and Entertainment's 3rd Annual BBQ Battle on Saturday, July 14, all vying for $2,000 in prizes, as well as precious bragging rights.  The barbecue categories of best ribs, brisket, chicken and pulled pork came with a ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — It’s creepy. It’s kooky. And it’s taking over Westfield from Oct 26 to 28. AddamsFest, a town-wide celebration honoring Westfield native Charles Addams and his most famous creations, The Addams Family, will be a destination event this fall with family-friendly activities, lectures, ...

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