It is finally Spring and I couldn’t be happier. My family and I have been enjoying the warm, sunny weather and flowers blooming. Nice weather means we can finally venture outdoors again. One of the places we are hoping to visit this year is Tuckerton Seaport in Tuckerton, New Jersey. The Jersey Shore holds a special place in my heart as I grew up there. The salty sea air, the sand between my toes and the sound of the rolling waves is home to me. My family and I try to visit New Jersey every summer to visit family and get in a few beach days. It is fun to see my own children running along the beach that I used to as a young child.
A few years ago my Aunt and Uncle purchased a beach home along the Jersey Shore after Hurricane Sandy. They have been refurbishing it and it is finally ready for visitors. I mentioned to my Aunt that a few of my friends had been telling me about Tuckerton Seaport and what a great spot it is for families. My Aunt was surprised I had never visited and told me that it is just a few minutes away from their new home. I have been doing some research about the Seaport and was shocked at all there is to do and see there. I am hoping to get there this Spring or Summer to explore the Seaport with my family. Here is a bit of information about Tuckerton and what you can expect when visiting.
- 17 historic/recreating buildings
- a boardwalk
- a maritime forest and wetlands nature trail
- 2 houseboats
- decoy gallery
- working Boatworks building (including restoration of sneakbox designs of Barnegat Bay)
- a historic marine railway (under construction)
- decoy carving workshops
- recreated Tucker’s Island Lighthouse
- Jersey Shore Folklife Center
- The Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Center
- demonstrators such as; decoy carvers, boat builders, quilters, basket makers, commercial fishermen
- Traditional Jersey Shore artists available for hands-on activities, workshops, tours, and classes.
My family and I want to explore all that Tuckerton Seaport has to offer and as you can see, that’s a lot. Not only is there a lot to do but there is much to see. The Borough of Tuckerton and Tuckerton Creek is located in one of the least disturbed places on the northeast coast of the United States. Which means it is beautiful!
I am really hoping to attend TRUCKerton Food Truck & Brew Fest-Porkroll vs. Taylor Ham on May 6th from 11am-6pm (rain date May 7th). It is back for its 4th year and I have heard SO much about it from friends. Are you a foodie? I am! Delicious food from 12+ food trucks from up and down the East Coast sounds perfect to me. Oh and that’s not all, there will be live music and craft beer too!
Are you a seafood lover? On June 24th & 25th from 11am-5pm Tuckerton is hosting the 25th Annual Baymen’s Seafood & Music Fest. Feast upon Jersey fresh crabs, scallops, shrimp and clams from the finest local seafood purveyors. There will also be local crafted beers, gifts from vendors and more. Selected as one of the ‘Best Outdoor Festivals’ by NJ Monthly Magazine this festival is one you don’t want to miss!
Have you ever been to Tuckerton Seaport before? If so what was your favorite part?
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