Wonders of New Jersey: 181 - 190

  • 181 Downtown Summit Summit.
  • 182 Historic Bordentown
  • 183 Seton Hall University
  • 184 Meadowlands Racetrack East Rutherford.
  • 185 Jersey Corn The best corn in the world because of its sweetness. Not like that starchy, mealy stuff they grow in other places for swine feed and the disastrous ethanol scheme.
  • 186 Battle of Princeton According to the Princeton Battlefield State Park web page, "On January 3, 1777, the peaceful winter fields and woods of Princeton Battlefield were transformed into the site of what is considered to be the fiercest fight of its size during the American Revolution. During this desperate battle, American troops under General George Washington surprised and defeated a force of British Regulars. Coming at the end of "The Ten Crucial Days" which saw the well-known night crossing of the Delaware River and two battles in Trenton, the Battle of Princeton gave Washington his first victory against the British Regulars on the field. The battle extended over a mile away to the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University).
    The famous Mercer Oak, once stood in the middle of the battlefield, not far from the spot where General Hugh Mercer fell during the Battle of Princeton. The Clarke House, built by Thomas Clarke in 1772, witnessed the fierce fighting and served as sanctuary for General Mercer, who died there nine days later. The house contains period furniture and Revolutionary War exhibits."
    Death Of General Mercer at the Battle of Princ...Image via Wikipedia 
  • 187 Montclair Art Museum Permanent collection includes Native American Art, 18th & 19th Century American Art and Modern and Contemporary Art. Montclair.
  • 188 Far Hills Race Meeting The most prestigious steeplechase event in the United States. Far Hills.
  • 189 The Glades Wildlife Refuge According to the Natural Lands Trust, "The Glades Wildlife Refuge is a 7,500-acre expanse of diverse landscapes: vast tidal marshes, wooded uplands, beaches along the Delaware Bay, and a remarkable old growth forest." Attractions include: Raybins Beach, which is one of the best places for spotting migrating birds and horseshoe crabs; kayaking and canoeing; tuliptrees over 100 feet tall; old-growth forest with trees over 450 years old; American Holly that grows over four times its normal height; and an observation tower. Downe.
  • 190 Mullica River

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