Name that bird: download or pick up the brand new Southern Ocean County Birding Map at the chamber's website or visitor center. This gives you places, seasons and species to be on the look out for.
Visit a clam: Follow the ReClam the Bay clam trail and visit upwellers to learn about how growing shellfish is cleaning the bay www.reclamthebay.org
Sail on an historic schooner: AJ Meerwald NJ's classic tall ship is sailing into Beach Haven July 25-27. Enjoy sailings, deck tours and environmental fun facts as she makes Beach Haven her port of call.
Go Behind the Scenes: Take a Dock Tour at Viking Village, the largest fishing fleet on the Eastern Seaboard. Free tour takes place every Friday morning during the summer, register at Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce 609 494 7211
Be part of the Cabaret, as Surflight presents the award winning musical August 17- Sept 4 for matinee and evening performances, call box office for tickets availability and pricing (609) 492-9477.
Become a buccaneer: Join a motley crew of Pirvate Wrestlers, jugglers, musicans and artisians as Historic Barnegat welcomes its annual Pirate's Day celebration happening Rt 9 and East Bay Avenue on September 11 609 698-0080
Bring home a Bass: Register for the 55th Annual Long Beach Island Surf Fishing Classic and spend the fall earning thousands of dollars in prizes.
Go with the Flow: Thundering Surf Water Park opens the Jersey Shore's first flowhouse featring a double flowrider. 609 492 0869 or thunderingsurfwaterpark.com
Climb Old Barney: The recently re commissioned coastal navigation aid recently hit 151 years of guarding the inlet, there is no admission to visit the beautiful grounds and only a dollar to climb to the top of this working lighthouse at Barnegat Light State Park
Let's all go to the Americlam Band Stand during the 22nd Chowderfest, Sunday October 3 at Bayfront Park Taylor Avenue, Beach Haven. Unlimited chowder tasting at the Chowder Cook off Classic as local restaurants compete to be the King Of Clams. Your ticket gets you two votes, one for red and one for white. Plenty of music, food and fun for everyone from 11am to 4pm. VIP and General Admission tickets are available at the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce. www.visitLBIregion.com
For more information on these plus hundreds more visit www.visitLBIregion.com or call the Chamber office at 609 494 7211. Some events require tickets, so please contact venues directly.
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