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Top 5 Jersey Shore Nature Destinations

We are at that perfect time of year where it's warm enough to enjoy lots of time outdoors, but not too hot that it gets uncomfortable away from the beaches. And, did you know that we have a lot of nature destinations all within less than an hour drive? Read on for my Top 5 Jersey Shore Nature Destinations:

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Do You Know The Meaning Of Cinco De Mayo?

In the same thinking that makes people use St. Patrick's Day as just an excuse to drink Guinness, an awful lot of people will be enjoying margaritas and Mexican beer tonight with no idea what they're actually celebrating.

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Shawn Michaels, Townsquare Media
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National Women’s History Month

History is everywhere along the New Jersey Shore, from the lighthouses that dot the coast to the Victorian grandeur of Cape May. Less visible are the stories of the women who helped shape that past. Trailblazing young women in Belmar and Wildwood became lifeguards, proving that women were just as capable as men

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Photo Courtesy of Brick Township
Photo Courtesy of Brick Township
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Centuries Old Shipwreck Discovered

The Jersey shore already has a number of famous shipwrecks. From the Morro Castle to The New Era. But nobody was expecting what was just unearthed in Brick.

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Pleasure club of land development project, Ocean County, New Jersey (Russell Lee)
Pleasure club of land development project, Ocean County, New Jersey (Russell Lee)
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Go Back In Time With These Depression Era NJ Photos

A very cool website has been launched with a massive collection of photos from Depression Era America.

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Action Park Reopening

Stories about adventures (and misadventures) at New Jersey's Action Park have become legends over the past 20+ years. After all of the reminiscing, (and possibly therapy), the famous (and somewhat infamous) water park is officially reopening in only days.

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Explosion Over Lakehurst (Navy Lakehurst Historical Society)
Explosion Over Lakehurst (Navy Lakehurst Historical Society)
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Hindenburg Anniversary Approaches

Tuesday, May 6, 2014, marks the 77th anniversary of a disaster that ended an era in air travel - and it all happened right here in New Jersey.

On May 6, 1937, at around 7:25pm, the German airship Hindenburg burst int

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Brett Hemmings - Getty Images
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Watch – Action Park’s Legendary Loop in Action [Video]

There are few places in New Jersey steeped in as much lore as Action Park. Just last week we told you about the impending return of the legendary water park. When we talk about the good old days of the summertime getaway, the infamous looping water slide always comes into the conversation.

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A NJ Legend Returns – Action Park to Reopen This Summer

When I first heard the news, I thought that it had to be a late April Fool's joke. But no, apparently it's true. With a legend almost as rich as the Jersey Devil himself, a famous (and to some, infamous) New Jersey institution will be returning this summer.

Ladies and gentlemen, Action Park is coming back.

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Shawn Michaels, Townsquare Media
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Ever Collect Coins?

On this "Day In History" The U.S. Mint was established

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