Tuckerton NJ Area Attractions


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1. The Tuckerton Seaport Museum. Located at 120 W. Main Street, Tuckerton. A maritime village replicated on 40 acres at Tuckerton Creek that is dedicated to preserving the heritage of the Jersey Shore Baymen. The Museum contains historically accurate recreated structures, such as Tucker's Island Lighthouse, Tuckerton Yacht Club, Joy Dayton's Sawmill, Parson's Clam & Oyster House, Jay C. Parker's Decoy Carving Shop, Perrine Boat Works, Napoleon Kelly's Oyster house, A Sea Captain's House, Sunny Brae Saltbox House, Hurley Conklin's Decoy Shop and the Skinner/Donnelly Houseboat. The Museum offers lunch and refreshments at Skeeter's. A Gift shop is on premises. (www.tuckertonseaport.org)

2. Historic Batsto Village in the Wharton State Forest, Rt. 542, Batsto, 609-561-3262. Batsto is a restored 18th century village where cannonballs were made for the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. Tour Wharton Mansion (fee). Working sawmill, post office, general store and nature trails. The gift shop sells locally made crafts and books.

3. The Watermark Art Gallery, 115 Water Street, Tuckerton is open April through December, Wednesday to Saturday, 12:00pm to 4:00pm and Sunday 12:00pm to 3:00pm. The gallery features original works from a select group of local artists. 

4. The Noyes Art Museum, Lily Lake Road, Oceanville, New Jersey. A fabulous art museum featuring folk and contemporary art from a variety of local South Jersey and Philadelphia Artists.

5. Long Beach Island Foundation of Arts & Sciences, 120 Long Beach Blvd,
Loveladies, Long Beach Island, 609-494-1241. Dedicated to the teaching, support and enhancement of the creative arts with a broad spectrum of cultural programs for all ages. Residents and visitors are invited to attend it's classes, films, lectures, exhibits, and musical shows. (www.lbifoundation.org)

6. Long Beach Island Historical Association Museum. Located at Engleside and Beach Aves. Beach Haven, New Jersey. A collection of antique toys, doll houses, gunning and sailing Sneak boxes, waterfowl decoys, whale skeleton and local antique telephone equipment. Walking tours of Beach Haven's historic district and lectures are conducted weekly during the summer. 

7. Barnegat Light Museum, 5th & Central Aves. Barnegat Light, New Jersey 609-494-8578. Surrounded by a large seashore garden, this former Barnegat City one room schoolhouse, build in 1903 is a repository of local family memorabilia, nautical and fishing artifacts, carved waterfowl decoys and antiques including a 5-ton Fresnell lens from the decommissioned 1857 Lighthouse. You can also climb nearby Barnegat Lighthouse and view the magnificent ocean vista.

8. Attend a Blue Grass concert at Albert Music Hall. Albert Music Hall is located at 125 Wells Mills Rd (RT 532), Waretown, New Jersey. It is a modern state of the art hall that has become the hub of indigenous pinelands country and folk music in southern New Jersey. It also houses archives about life in the Pine Barrens. Shows are normally held at 7:30 Saturday evenings. Call 609-971-1593 for schedule. (www.alberthall.org).

9. The Surf-Light Theatre, Engleside and Beach Haven Aves., Beach Haven, New Jersey, 609-492-9477. The SurfLight Theatre is a summer stock theatre presenting high-quality musical productions. Plays are staged during other seasons, and in December a musical version of Dickens's, "A Christmas Carol" is produced. (http://www.surflight.org/)

10. Nearby Atlantic City for nightlife, food and entertainment.


11. Long Beach Island Beaches were voted one of top 20 beaches in USA in 2001 by Dr. Beach. The Inn is located within walking distance to the Great Bay and a short 16-minute drive to the Beaches of Long Beach Island. The J. D. Thompson Inn is pleased to provide complimentary beach badges as a courtesy to our guests.

12. Take an eco-kayak tour of Sheep head Meadows and the Great Bay Many marinas offers great opportunities for beginners and advanced kayaking. They offer nature tours, which explore and discover many of our greatest treasurers, from exotic birds to the beautiful grasses and surrounding ecosystems, which provide refuge to hundreds of fun critters to watch and behold. 

13. Bring your own canoe and tour the Tuckerton Creek and the Great Bay.

14. Rent a boat and fish and crab in the Great Bay. Boat rentals are available at many area marinas. Check the Tuckerton Brochure for more information.

15. Play Tennis at Tip Seaman County Park in Tuckerton, New Jersey. Tip Seaman Park has 4 tennis courts on a first come, first served basis.

16. Visit Wells Mills County Park and Nature Center, 905 Wells Mills Rd., Waretown, NJ. The park features a great observation deck overlooking the pristine Pinelands, guided tours, canoe rentals, picnic area and eight miles of marked hiking trails of varying difficulty including one with cassette for visually impaired hikers.

17. Birding along Great Bay Boulevard. View Migrant birds as they pass through the salt marshes of New Jersey.

18. Take a self-guided tour of the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife refuge. The Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge includes more than 40,000 acres of coastal habitat, which is protected and managed for migratory birds.

19. Play a round of golf at Sea Oaks or Atlantis Country Clubs.

20. Charter a fishing Boat for inshore and offshore fishing. Tuckerton offers many charter-fishing opportunities. 

21. Visit the nearby Historic Town of Smithville. Discover the Tradition of hospitality and family enjoyment. Walk the cobblestone and brick paths, feed the ducks, ride the carouse or take a train ride. In addition, you can shop in over 60 boutiques and specialty shops housed in historic buildings. The Village contains several restaurants for your dining pleasure

22. Visit the Town of Barnegat for antiquing. Barnegat is a short drive from Tuckerton and contains many antique and collectible shops. 



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