There is nothing to do in brick nj... After spending time at the movies or bowling alley,, which is "riveting" by the way... you will find yourself pondering what else is there... The answers my friends is nothing... I can't even think of anything else to say about brick besides those two "attractions". So if you find yourself in brick i highly recommend that you leave at the soonest convenience...You might of noticed that i left out the outstanding ice rink, which by the way is open to the public on friday's between the hours of 8 and 10.... So unless you need something to do betwwen 8 and 10 on a friday i think your out of luck..... Sorry for the news....
Your beloved bricktuckian ,
One day, we wanted to stop for dinner at the Outback...and was appalled at the 1 1/2 hour wait. Looking toward the back of the plaza behind Outback, we saw a Mexican Restaurant that had just opened!
BRAVO! It's fantastic...all fresh...authentic Mexican.
Every Friday night after the chiropractor, we would stop for dinner. Don't miss it!
**BAD NEWS. They closed the Brick location**
Favorite Dish: The pork they use in the chimichangas is to die for. Always moist and bursting with flavor.
I personally like a dish called Macarron al Chipotle. It's penne pasta (I know, you're thinking not Mexican) with blackened chicken and a cream chipotle sauce that will knowck your socks off.
For newcomers, I always suggest the Camarones Borrachos, which is shrimp doused in theis tequila lime sauce...wow!
Any restaurant with a name like Cluck U Chicken has to be cool. The menu consists of... chicken. Wings, tenders, the "Cluckwich", and other chicken delights.
I play it safe and stay with mild sauce for my chicken wings, the hotter sauces have been known to make grown men cry.
Favorite Dish: Warning! Get THERMO NUCLEAR sauce on your chicken wings at your own risk!!
Gravelly Graveyard, also known as Old Wooley Cemetery, is the oldest cemetery in the boundaries of present day Brick Township.
This graveyard measures 100x100 and is on a plot overlooking the Metedeconk River and has graves dating from the late 1700s to 1901. The site is fenced off with a white picket fence, and there is an orientation plate outlining the names and plots in the cemetery. There are approximately 75 graves here.
Upon looking at the old stones, I found that there are Johnsons buried here. Now, I have to see if this is an ancestor of my husband, whose family did live in this area.
I also found stones for soldiers that passed in the War of 1812.
The site is peaceful, on a dead end on Fairview Ave, off busy Princeton Avenue, and has a beautiful overlook of the shallows of the Metedeconk River.
In the middle of this busy suburban traffic jam, is a great paddle get-away.
The main launch for Forge Pond is off Route 70, just 0.3 miles from Route 88. Stay to the right and slow down, the entrance comes up quick. Ample parking for about 12 vehicles.
This is an area where the Lenape Indians performed ceremonies. Driven out by settlers in the mid-1700's, the natives moved inland. In the early nineteenth century, a dam was erected here to run the forge to process bog iron. The dam broke in 147, causing the destruction of the forge and many homes. Now, we simply have Forge Pond, a 45 acre, foot deep pond between the Upper Metedeconk Creek and the Metedeconk River flowing into the bay.
You will be amazed how peaceful it is out on this pond, even with the loud traffic noises from the surrounding highways.
The Metedeconk River flows into Forge Pond. This is a great paddle, though surrounded by the hustle and bustle of congested area of Brick. Though you may be the only one on the river, the sound of nearby highways is consistent.
We put into the North Branch of the Metedeconk off of Route 88, just east of Route 549. Upstream of 549, the river is almost unnavigable with debris. This particular put in had a great three foot drop into the river...which got us wet. The first 20 minutes required careful kayak placement, as sharp turns and debris make it challenging.
At the point where the South and North branches combine, the river opens up and debris is mostly clear. The head of Forge Pond has many areas of grasses and easy turns.
Beginning kayakers may consider the North Branch difficult, but past the point where the branches meet, it becomes an easy paddle. Just mind the wind when entering the pond.
Kayakers can continue past the boat ramp on Forge Pond and head into the bay.