When you hear "Toms River Rocks", what do you think of?

Toms River is awesome?

A Toms River music festival?

It's none of the above. It's literally rocks. But the game has become one of the most creative and diverse past times in Ocean County.

Almost exactly a year ago, a Facebook page devoted to Toms River Rocks popped up, and there's been no looking back since as the community has grown to over 5,000 members.

Here's how it works:

There are hundreds of amazingly diverse hand painted rocks spread throughout the area.

Some depict scenes of the shore or a favorite brand or sports team, and some are more abstract. But they're all unique, and symbolize the sense of community engagement that Ocean County has always proudly displayed.

When you find a painted rock you have a few choices:

  • You can take a photo and post it to social media with the hashtag #TomsRiverRocks and then put it back where you found it.
  • Just like above, you can take a picture to show the world, but then hide it somewhere new.
  • Or you can start a collection and see how many you can capture.

Think of it like real life Pokemon Go. With rocks.

You can get all of the info about Toms River Rocks on their Facebook page by clicking here.

There are a ton of photos there, too, like this impressive collection:

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