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Full Day/Half Day Trips From Lorry’s LBI Motel

The Long Beach Island, NJ area has 18 Full & Half Day Trips you can make that range from a few hours to all day while vacationing at Lorry’s Island End Motel:

Eco & Nature Tour of The Bay & Wildlife Preserve
* Design Your Own Eco & Nature Tour And Bring Your Kayak – or use nearby Holgate Marina below.

If you bring a kayak – Launch It Only 3 Streets From Lorry’s Motel on Long Beach Island, NJ at the Holgate Bay Beach. You can take a relaxing tour of the Beautiful Barnegat Bay and small Islands in the Bay. The Wildlife you will see is phenomenal.

If you don’t have a kayak, Holgate Marina will help you have a relaxing day on the water looking at the beautiful area wildlife.

* Holgate Marina, 83 Tebco Terrace, Beach Haven Inlet, (Holgate) NJ 609-492-0191

Holgate Marina is very close to Lorry’s Motel Only 13 Streets Away. Holgate Marina rents Kayaks & Boats to take you on a relaxing tour of the beautiful Barnegat Bay and small Islands in the Bay. The Wildlife you will see is phenomenal.

Barnegat Lighthouse And State Park LBI, NJ

Climb the lighthouse to the top, it’s Only 217 stairs, enjoy the phenominal LBI views, visit the park, stroll along the shoreline to see Ms. Barnegat Light, Fishing Pier, visit Viking Village Shops, and either have lunch at one of the many different restaurants in the LBI area or pack a lunch and eat in the park. And don’t forget your souveniers. The “Story of Barnegat Lighthouse” is showcased in the newly renovated Interpretive Center at Barnegat Lighthouse State Park, which is adjacent to the lighthouse. The Interpretive Center depicts the history of Barnegat Lighthouse from shipwreck, to first class seacoast light.

Images and stories recount the vision of Lieutenant George G. Meade; the evolution of lighthouse technology; and the specific duties of Barnegat Lighthouse’s keepers. A large panel entitled “Save Barnegat Light” focuses attention on efforts of the local community and federal, state and local governments to protect the lighthouse from erosion and ultimate destruction.

Visitors can learn about the changing nature of the coastline and the natural environment that surrounds the lighthouse, including Barnegat Bay, the Atlantic Ocean and the maritime forest. A gallery of historic photographs provides a glimpse of life at a lighthouse on the Jersey Shore in bygone days. These images portray the lure of the bay and the many ways people have used and enjoyed the resources of this region. For the hours of operation, please call the park office at 609-494-2016.

Long Beach Island, NJ View From Barnegat Lighthouse Base By Lorry’s Motel Customers Kevin & Kristin
WOW – View From Barnegat Lighthouse Base By Lorry’s Guests Kevin & Kristin

Barnegat Lighthouse Maritime Forest Trail
One of the last remnants of maritime forest on Long Beach Island (LBI) is found at Barnegat Lighthouse State Park. The forest, which is dominated by Black Cherry, Sassafras, Eastern Red Cedar, and American Holly, is an important resting and feeding area for migratory birds on their long journey to and from their breeding sites. The Maritime Forest Trail is a 1/5-mile long, self-guided loop trail through this unique environment.

Barnegat Lighthouse Fishing
Saltwater anglers have access to the bulkhead along the picnic area where they can catch striped bass, bluefish, weakfish, summer flounder, tautog, winter flounder, and black sea bass. A 1,033-foot concrete walkway with handrails on top of the south jetty provides fishing access for people with disabilities. The picnic areas are also accessible for people with disabilities.

Barnegat Lighthouse Birding
The park is perfect for observing the many species of migrating waterfowl during the spring and fall. Shorebirds and wading birds, including black-crowned night herons, snowy egrets, and brown pelicans can also be seen.

Barnegat Lighthouse Picnicking
Picnic tables are located along Barnegat Inlet where visitors can picnic, relax, and observe the waterway. Two picnic shelters with tables are also provided for picnicking. Visitors who enjoy sunbathing and fishing can picnic on the sand along the jetty. Fires, propane stoves, and alcoholic beverages are prohibited.

Tuckerton Seaport Near Long Beach Island, NJ

Tuckerton Seaport
120 W. Main
P.O. Box 52
Tuckerton, NJ 08087

Tuckerton Seaport is located on Route 9 about 1/2 mile south of the intersection of Route 9 and Route 539. Includes stroll in downtown Tuckerton to visit shops and eat at Panini Bay Waterfront Dining on Parker Street. Dedicated to preserving, presenting and interpreting the maritime history, artistry, heritage and environment of the Jersey Shore and the unique contributions of its baymen.

Tuckerton Seaport is open seven days a week
10 am – 5 pm  May through October

Discount rates are available for groups of 15 or more. Explore the Tuckerton Seaport at your leisure with a Self-Guided tour or choose a guided Back Bay tour or program. Call today to ask about art projects, Victorian teas, scout badge programs or birthday parties.

School Groups: Group rates are available for groups of 15 or more

Lovin’ Seafood At Skeeters Crab House

Skeeters opens at 12 noon for lunch and dinner seven days a week, May through September.

Tuckerton Seaport Gift Shop And Sea Haven Gallery

You’ll find a variety of great gifts in our gift shop including clothing, gifts, and a large inventory of great books for all ages. Get a Seaport burgee for your boat, travel mug or coffee cup. The kids will enjoy a variety of educational toys and books.
Stop by the Sea Haven Gallery for unique art, glasswork, prints, baskets, decoys and shorebirds from the regions finest artists. Seaport members enjoy a 10% discount. Tuckerton Seaport Administrative Offices are open Monday through Friday 8:30 to 4:30.

The Pinelands National Preserve

The Pinelands National Preserve is one of the last open spaces in the Northeast United States. It is a One Million Acre Preserve in Central New Jersey (yes in New Jersey) that begins approximately 40 minutes from Lorry’s Motel. There are many streams, miniature pines, rare plants and animal life.

The Pinelands is our country’s first National Reserve and a U.S. Biosphere Reserve of the Man and the Biosphere Program. This internationally important ecological region is 1.1 million acres in size and occupies 22% of New Jersey’s land area. It is the largest body of open space on the Mid-Atlantic seaboard between Richmond and Boston and is underlain by aquifers containing 17 trillion gallons of some of the purest water in the land. In 1979, our state formed the natural and cultural resources of this special place. Today, with the Pinelands Comprehensive Management Plan, the region is protected in a manner that maintains its unique ecology while permitting compatible developement.

The Pinelands National Reserve (PNR) created by Congress under the National Parks and Recreation Act of 1978. The PNR is the first National Reserve in the nation. The PNR encomparrer approximately 1.1 million acres covering portions of seven counties and all or parts of 56 municipalities in New Jersey.

The Southern Pinelands Natural Heritage Trail

The Southern Pinelands Natural Heritage Trail is located in The Pinelands and consists of 10 Trails: 5 Hiking and 5 biking. For more information contact: The Pinelands Commission 15 Springfield Road New Lisbon, NJ 08064 Phone: 609-894-7300

The Pinelands Commission offers informational packets to provide a general overview of the Pinelands and how the region’s natural and cultural resources are protected. This folder includes fact sheets, a Pinelands management area map and informational brochures.

If you would like to purchase a packet by mail, please send a total of $6 ($4 for postage and handling and $2 for the information packet) to the NJ Pinelands Commission. Packets can also be purchased in person at the Pinelands Commission offices for $2.

Send your orders to: Information Packet NJ Pinelands Commission PO Box 7 New Lisbon, NJ 08064. Please make checks or money orders payable to NJ Pinelands Commission.

Six Flags Great Adventure & Wild Safari
(Incl. Hurricane Harbor Water Park)

Route 537
Jackson, NJ 08527
Families and people while on vacation travel from Long Beach Island, NJ to Six Flags Great Adventure and Wild Safari – and then return in the evening to relax at Lorry’s Island End Motel on LBI, NJ. Six Flags Great Adventure and Wild Safari is America’s largest seasonal theme park and drive thru safari with 1,200 animals from 6 continents. Amusements include 75 rides and 11 roller coasters!

New Family Fun – Don’t miss out on all the fun at Six Flags Great Adventure with Bugs Bunny National Park, the park’s third children’s area devoted to exciting, pint-sized adventures AND an enormous, new wooden roller coaster El Toro, with a 76 degree record-breaking first drop. Enjoy Everything We Have to Offer !
Classic coasters, exciting thrill rides and tons of fun for guests of all ages! With more than 100 rides, shows and attractions, including three children’s areas, Six Flags Great Adventure definitely offers something for everyone.

Get out of line with Flash Pass: Six Flags virtual ride reservation system (located between the Big Wheel & the Fountain) is back and ready to “stand in line” for guests who want to enjoy every minute of their visit. Flash Pass allows guests to make a ride reservations on select rides without ever standing in line! Once you have electronically reserved your ride time, the FLASH PASS device notifies your party when and where your next ride is available via vibrations, sounds and text messages.

Kingda Ka Breaks Records
Dare to conquer Kingda Ka, the tallest (456 feet), fastest (128 mph in 3.3 seconds) roller coaster on earth! Six Flags Great Adventure is open weekends Sept. 9th thru 24th and Friday Nights, Saturdays and Sundays Sept. 29th thru Oct. 29th for Frightfest!

Directions: From New Jersey Area: Take NJ Turnpike to exit 7A, I-195 east to exit 16A or Garden State Parkway exit 98, I-195 west to exit 16, then one mile west on Rte. 537 to Six Flags.

From Philadelphia: Take the Ben Franklin Bridge to Route 38 east. Take NJ Turnpike north to exit 7A to I-195 east OR Route 295 north to I-195 east. Exit at 16A, then one mile west on Rte. 537 to Six Flags.

From New York Area: Take the George Washington Bridge, Lincoln Tunnel or Holland Tunnel to NJ Turnpike south to exit 7A. Proceed on I-195 east to exit 16A, then one mile west on Rte. 537 to Six Flags.

From The Jersey Shore: Route 138 West or Garden State Parkway exit 98, to I-195 west to exit 16, then one mile west on Rte. 537 to Six Flags.

Mass Transit: NJ Transit offers bus service to the park from New York City, Newark, Camden and Philadelphia, PA. Local bus service is also available on the # 307, 308 309, and 318 bus lines from Trenton, Freehold, Toms River, New Egypt, Plumstead Twp., Lakewood, and Asbury Park, NJ.

For a current NJ Transit Operating Schedule, call 800-772-2222 in New Jersey, outside of New Jersey call 800-626-7433 or 800-772-2287 (TAT)

Atlantic City NJ About 1 Hr. From Lorry’s On LBI

You can not see this view from Lorry’s Island End Motel on Long Beach Island, NJ. However, you can see the night skyline of the A.C. Casinos on a clear night or clear day in the distance from The Wildlife Preserve near Lorry’s Motel.

The Walk
Connecting the Atlantic City Convention Center to the Boardwalk Casinos along Michigan Avenue, The Walk features outlet shopping for name brand fashions at discount prices. Apparel, accessories, shoes, and more can be found at over 50 stores, including Calvin Klein, Polo Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, and Liz Claiborne. Children’s fashions are also available at Osh Kosh and the Gap Outlet. Mikasa takes care of home decor, while Borders offers books and music. Enjoy a break at one of The Walk’s restaurants, such as Ruth’s Chris Steak House, or stop by the 40/40 Club, a 15,000-sq ft. sports bar and lounge.

Ocean Life Center Aquarium
The Atlantic City Aquarium offers a fun and educational look into more than 100 varieties of fish and marine animals. The Atlantic City Aquarium’s eight tanks total 29,800 gallons of live exhibits. Highlights include the Fish of the New Jersey Coast Aquarium, which holds 23,000 gallons…

Absecon Lighthouse
This 171-foot-tall lighthouse is New Jersey’s tallest, and it still uses its original First-Order Fresnel lens. The view from the top is so spectacular, you’ll forget about the 228 steps it took to get there. Rhode Island Ave, at Pacific Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08402 609-449-1360

Historic Batsto Village

4110 Nesco Road
Hammonton, NJ

Batsto Village, is a New Jersey historic site located in the South Central Pinelands, which is administered by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of Parks & Forestry. This site is nationally recognized for its historical significance and beauty. The roots of Batsto Village can be traced back to 1766. Two centuries of American history are available to visitors, with the Pinelands environment as a scenic backdrop.

About the Village
As the industries of Batsto grew, so did the additional buildings and activities necessary to sustain the workers and their families. During the iron making and glass making periods at Batsto Village, there were hundreds of people working and living in the village. They needed homes in which to live. A Sawmill was necessary to cut lumber for building homes. The Gristmill was built for processing grain. The corn was kept in a nearby corncrib. A storage place for the processed grain was needed. Products that were not naturally available had to be purchased. Therefore, a General Store was built.

The Blacksmith was a necessary part of the community, as was a Wheelwright. Different types of barns were erected for storage of wagons, equipment, and to house animals. The workers planted gardens and orchards. They raised animals for food. A Piggery was built for slaughtering the pigs. Without refrigeration, an ice house had to be constructed. Religion was important to the workers so churches were built nearby. Eventually, a post office helped to speed communication between Batsto and other towns.

When one visits Batsto Village today, it is like a step back in time. As you walk through the village streets and look into the restored buildings, you can almost visualize an earlier time and a different way of life.

Batsto Hours of Operation: Visitor Center: Daily: 9 am to 4 pm
Museum & Museum Shop: Daily: 900:am to 4:00pm
Post Office: Wednesday through Sunday: 9:00am to 4:00pm
Saw Mill Demonstration: Saturdays, Sundays & Holidays: 1:30, 2:00, 2:30pm (Starting May 25)
Nature Center: Wednesday through Sunday: 9:00am to 4:00pm (Open 7 days a week, Starting May 25 )

Available Tours

1) Self Guided Village Tour
Visitors may take a self-guided walking tour by following the numbered map on a Batsto Village brochure, which is available at the Visitors Center. The buildings and sites are numbered and have brief descriptions for the benefit of the visitor.

2) Guided Village Tours
There are no regularly scheduled guided tours of the village. However, groups and schools can arrange in advance for special tours led by the State employees Resource Interpretive Specialists. Groups must make arrangements at least five days in advance. No reservations will be accepted on Saturdays, Sundays, or holidays.

Eagleswood Amusement Park Near LBI NJ

Eagleswood Amusement Park
597 Route 9
West Creek, NJ
2.5 miles South of Route 72
5 minutes from LBI Causeway

*Go Cart Track
*Fun Rides
*Batting Cages
*Two 18 Hole Adventure Miniature Golf Courses
*Crazy Cube Play Area
*Kiddie Go Carts
*Golf Driving Range
*Family Arcade Fun Center
*Ice Cream
*Birthday Parties

Historic Smithville Inn

There’s no place that offers the charm and atmosphere. Winding brick paths, a lake, and all of the quaint shoppes (over 60 shoppes), many dating to the American Revolution. Take your choice of antiques, hand crafted gifts and more. And be sure to stop for a hot cup of coffee and a snack …

Smithville is located in Galloway Township, in the heart of South Jersey. Its only 12 miles from Atlantic City and easily accessible from the Garden State Parkway, Atlantic City Expressway and Route 9. Historic Smithville is located on Route 9 in Galloway Township at: 1 North New York Rd. – Smithville, NJ 08205

Our shoppes are open all year round. Visit Historic Smithville and the Village Greene for a winter’s break.. Take a stroll, enjoy the scenery, find that rare collectable or stop by the Colonial Inn Cafe and enjoy a delicious coffee…

Treat yourself and your family to a wonderful lunch or dinner at one of Smithville’s fine restaurants. From the Historic Smithville Inn to Fred & Ethel’s, Costello’s Pizzeria and more… See you in Smithville soon… There so much to do and see. Visit Historic Smithville and the Village Greene today and start a family tradition.

Blackbeard’s Cave & Amusement Park

Blackbeard’s Cave136 Route 9
Bayville, NJ
(732) 286-4414

Whether you are 1 or 101, our goal is to put a smile on your face and keep you young at heart. We do this with activities that are both fun and challenging, like a 20 hole par 59 Miniature Golf Course. Zip around our Formula 1 Go-Kart track with it’s bridges and tunnels. Dodge around the explosions and through the caves at the Bumper Boats. If baseball is your game then step up to the plate at our Batting Cages. Now your off to the Driving Range and one of the 40 tees.

We also offer to bring you back to the days of Robin Hood at the Archery Range. The fun continues with other activities like the battle of Water Wars, the Jousting and Gangster Alley. Then visit the Arcade where there are tons of games to enjoy!

Parkway North to Exit 77.
At end of exit make a right at the light.
Follow Road to Rt. 9
Make a Left onto Rt. 9 North.
Blackbeard’s Cave is 1 1/2 Miles on the left

Jenkinson’s Aquarium

Jenkinson’s Aquarium
300 Ocean Avenue
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742
Off Season hours begin Oct 1
Monday – Friday 9:30 am- 5 pm
Saturday & Sunday 10 am – 5 pm

Our Mission
Since 1991, Jenkinson’s Aquarium has dedicated itself to the education, conservation, and superior care of a diverse collection of life from aquatic habitats. We strive to provide our guests with a unique and memorable experience through creative exhibits as well as innovative educational and outreach programs.

Planning on Visiting the Aquarium
Please be advised that there is a large volume of school/camp groups in the building on Monday – Friday from 9:30 am – 2 pm. You may want to schedule your visit around these high volume times. Once you pay, your hand is stamped and you can return throughout the day.

Off Season Feeding Schedule Begins After Labor Day:
Penguins: 11 am and 3:30 pm Daily
Seals: 10 am, 1 pm and 4 pm Daily
Atlantic Sharks: 1:30 pm Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Pacific Sharks: 3 pm Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
American Alligators: 1:30 pm Tuesday, Friday and Sunday

Directions: Take the Garden State Parkway North to Exit 90. Turn right at the exit ramp and follow to Route 70. Turn left onto Route 70 following signs for Route 88. Turn right onto Route 88 East and continue east until Route 88 leads into Route 35 North in Point Pleasant Beach. Turn right on Arnold Avenue (by the train station) and head east to Ocean Avenue. At the light on the corner of Ocean and Arnold make a left. The Aquarium parking lot is two blocks up on your right. (Across the street from Perk’s Cafe)

Marine Mammal Stranding Center
3625 Brigantine Boulevard
Brigantine, NJ 08203

The Marine Mammal Stranding Center (MMSC) is a private non-profit organization based in Brigantine, New Jersey. Since the Center’s founding in 1978, staff and volunteers have responded to over 3000 calls for stranded whales, dolphins, seals and sea turtles that washed ashore on New Jersey beaches. These animals range from a 5 lb. Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle to a 25-ton Humpback Whale (both of which are endangered species).

Whenever possible, the animals are brought back to the MMSC for rehabilitation and eventual release. Rehabilitation can last up to several months and cost thousands of dollars for a single animal.

When the MMSC started in 1978, there were 19 reported strandings in the State of New Jersey. In 2005, we responded to 224 stranded animals. As the years pass, there is a steady increase in sightings and strandings of marine mammal and sea turtles that are reported to us. In recent years we have seen an increase in species of seals and sea turtles that are far out of their range strand in New Jersey. Species such as harp, hooded and ringed seals, and green sea turtles add to our already growing numbers.

Your donations and membership dollars enable us to continue to expand our facility and care for the increasing number of animals. Without your help, we cannot help these creatures when they are most in need.
Directions: Follow the Atlantic City Expressway, Route 30, or Route 40/322E into Atlantic City. Follow the signs for the Trump Casino and State Marina.

Take Brigantine Bridge (between Harrah’s and Trump’s Casinos) into Brigantine. The Marine Mammal Stranding Center is on Brigantine Blvd. on the left, two miles from the top of the bridge, and 100 yards before Lighthouse Circle.

Washington Crossing State Park

355 Washington Crossing – Pennington Rd.
Titusville, NJ 08560

History Of The Beginning Of The United States: On December 25, 1776, the icy waters of the Delaware River provided the setting for one of the pivotal events of the American Revolution. The Continental Army had little to celebrate that Christmas and seemed beat by hunger and cold. After crossing the rough winter river at night, General George Washington and the Continental Army landed at Johnson’s Ferry, at the site now known as Washington Crossing State Park. At 4 am, they began their march to Trenton where they defeated the Hessian troops in an unexpected attack. This battle was quickly followed by the Second Battle of Trenton on January 2, 1777, and the Battle of Princeton on January 3, 1777.

Originally preserved for its historical significance, the park is also well known for its trails and wildlife habitat. A wide variety of migrating birds use the stream and ravine as a resting place and for nesting. Many bird species winter in the park, creating a perfect location for bird observation year round.

The park supports an interesting assortment of plants including mixed hardwoods, red cedar forests, plantings of Eastern white pine, Japanese larch, Norway spruce and red pine. A splendid variety of spring and summer wildflowers can be found throughout the park. Among the most notable species of wildlife are whitetail deer, fox, raccoon, great-horned owl, screech owl, red-tailed hawk, red-shouldered hawk and Eastern bluebird. The park also is popular for picnicking and, in the winter, for cross-country skiing on existing hiking trails.
There Is A Cost To Enter Park on Saturday, Sunday or any holiday from Memorial Day to Labor Day. All other days are FREE. For more information, call 609-737-0623 or 609-737-9303.

Open Air Theatre
The theatre is operated by the Washington Crossing Association of New Jersey from June through August. A summer festival of music and drama is presented on an open outdoor stage. View this summer’s schedule of performances. For more information, call 609-737-1826.

Washington Crossing Visitor Center Museum
The Center’s exhibit galleries explore the many facets of America’s revolutionary conflict with an emphasis on the military campaign known as “The Ten Crucial Days.” The events of these ten days, December 25, 1776 through January 3, 1777, include the Continental Army’s crossing of the Delaware River and the Battles of Trenton and Princeton.

The Center is open Monday through Sunday 9 am – 4 pm, year round. For more information, call 609-737-9303. Check the Calendar of Events for current programs offered by the Washington Crossing Visitor Center Museum.

Swan Historical Foundation Collection
The Swan collection represents a living military history laboratory of the American Revolution. Over 700 original objects interpret the era, circa 1745 through 1789. Open Wednesday through Sunday, year round. For more information, call 609-737-9303.

Johnson Ferry House
This early 18th-century gambrel roof farmhouse and tavern near the Delaware River was owned by Garret Johnson, who operated a 490-acre colonial plantation and a ferry service across the river in the 1700s. The house was likely used briefly by General Washington and other officers at the time of the Christmas night crossing of the Delaware. The keeping room, bedchamber and textile room are furnished with local period pieces, probably similar to the furniture used by the Johnson family from 1740 to 1770. The site also includes an 18th-century kitchen garden. Living history demonstrations are frequently held on weekends. Check the Calendar of Events for current programs offered by the Johnson Ferry House. Please call the Ferry House for further information on their Fall schedule at 609-737-2515.

Interpretive Center
Outdoor nature education programs are offered for schools, youth groups, community organizations and visitors to the park. Open Wednesday through Sunday, year round. For more information, call 609-737-0609.

Check the Calendar of Events for current programs offered by the Interpretive Center at Washington Crossing State Park. Keep up to date of what is going on at Washington Crossing State Park by downloading the latest edition of Nature’s Grapevine.

Find out more about our programs offered specifically for groups, such as schools, scouts, clubs and local organizations.

Washington Crossing Natural Area (140 acres)
Trails leading from the Interpretive Center take visitors through a mature mixed oak-hardwood forest, young woodlands and successional fields. A nature blind offers quiet observation of birds, deer and other mammals. The natural area supports the spring avens, a rare woodland herb of the rose family.

There are 15 miles of moderate trails to enjoy throughout Washington Crossing State Park. These trails are not ADA accessible.

The park offers a Group Picnic Area at the Green Grove for larger groups. It can accommodate 125 people, provides shelter, playfields and playground equipment. It may be reserved for a fee. • Groups of 20 or more people shall reserve picnic facilities at least five days in advance. Such group use is not permitted on Holidays except as authorized by the Superintendent. Reservations for picnic areas are handled by the individual park area offices.

For more information about camping at Washington Crossing State Park call 609-737-0623 or 609-737-9303.

Monmouth Battlefield State Park
347 Freehold/Englishtown
Manalapan, NJ 07726

Open All Year:
Memorial Day to Labor Day 8am – 8pm
Call for Winter Hours.

The battle of Monmouth (Sunday, June 28, 1778) was the longest battle of the American Revolution. That battle is reenacted every year on the same site that George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, James Monroe, Marquis de Lafayette, Baron von Steuben, Cato Griger, and Mary Hayes (Molly Pitcher) faced the Crown Forces led by Generals Sir Henry Clinton and Charles Cornwallis. The Visitor Center features displays and artifacts of the battle including audio-visual programs and hands-on interpretation. Educators can contact the interpreter for information (Sundays only during winter months) and can arrange a tour with groups at the Visitor Center during the week.

Highlights (Guided tours of the battlefield by arrangement)
Tours of the battlefield include the following sites:
* The Hedgerow – the scene of bloody hand to hand fighting
* Perrine Ridge – where Mary Hayes (Molly Pitcher) fought
* Craig House – used as a field hospital during the battle
Camp Vredenburgh, a Civil War training camp where three New Jersey regiments were trained during 1862-63, is located on park grounds.

The Friends of the Monmouth Battlefield provide a full calendar of special programs including:

Presidents Weekend/Black History Month in February

Special events at the Craig House, open Sundays 12:30-4 p.m. from April-November.

Revolutionary Days in Monmouth County, weekend events through all of June including the Annual Battle of Monmouth (4th weekend of June each year).

Laurita Winery
35 Archertown Road
(County Road 640)
New Egypt, NJ 08533

Laurita Winery is only about 50 minutes from Long Beach Island. You would expect to find Laurita Winery in the Napa Valley, so it is a pleasant surprise to discover this State Of The Art Winery, tasting room and 40 acres of vineyards offering 15 wines to choose from, nestled in the farmlands of New Egypt, NJ (about 1 mile east of downtown New Egypt). Production at Laurita vineyards focuses on making wines from grapes that are recognized and accepted worldwide, concentrating on the Vinifera, the classic European noble varieties.

Crisscrossed, recycled barns form a great room with a softly lit bar. A cozy sofa in front of a bricked fireplace is a couple’s magnet. The dining area, overlooking the vineyards, frequently hosts soft jazz combos. Luncheons are available at the cheese bar. An elevator rescued from Monmouth County’s old Warren Hotel, reaches a balcony lined with conversation tables, a second bar and a room reserved for meetings and wine classes. The grounds offer places to sit and enjoy both your wine and a panoramic view of the well-groomed vineyards. A radiant mural is worth the time to read and admire.

Everything boasts a touch of comfortable elegance from a décor robust with artfully recycled artifacts to a gift shop offering unique items not easily found elsewhere. Laurita Winery is closed Mondays, opening noon on weekdays, 11 am weekends and closing at 6 pm, except Sundays at 5 pm.

Robert J. Novins Planetarium at Ocean Co. College

Ocean County College
College Drive
Toms River, NJ 08754-2001
Beneath our 40-foot dome, there will be amazing transformations taking place. An extremely generous private donation will allow us to replace our aging star projector, incorporate a new full-dome video system, an updated surround audio system, digital production capabilities and more. The new technology lets us unleash our creativity to bring you the full scope of the universe as never before. We’ll be able to bring you the small-scale world of atoms and molecules; journey inside the human body, to the depths of the oceans, beneath the Earth’s crust and, of course, venture to the farthest reaches of the universe. The stars themselves will shine brighter than ever before powered by modern fiber-optics. Check out the “outside-the-theater” events and how you can be a part of the New Novins Planetarium.

Ocean Life Center
800 North New Hampshire Ave.
Atlantic City, NJ 08401

Located in Atlintic City’s Historic Gardner’s Basin, the Atlantic City Aquarium offers a fun and educational look into more than 100 varieties of fish and marine animals. The Atlantic City Aquarium’s eight tanks total 29,800 gallons of live exhibits. Highlights include the Fish of the New Jersey Coast Aquarium, which holds 23,000 gallons and teems with, sea bass, lookdowns, sand tiger sharks, northern stingray, bluefish, weakfish, and kingfish. The 750 – gallon Touch Tank allows visitors to handle green, horeshoe, hermit, and spider crabs, sea urchins, seastars, common periwinkle, channel and knobbed whelk, horse and blue mussels, and common shore – shrimp. Each exhibit features computer – enhanced information stations for self-tours, in addition to a 16 – station Ocean Life Education Center for personal, in-depth exploration by visitors.
Directions: Garden State Parkway North or South to: Atlantic City Expressway East into Atlantic City.
From any spot in Atlantic City.
1. Travel North on Atlantic or Pacific Avenues.
2. Turn left on New Hampshire Ave. and follow to the end.
3. Stop before you hit the water.

NOTE: All Information And Pricing Is Subject To Change – Please Check Before Planning. If you find any errors, please e-mail or call Lorry’s at 609-492-6363.