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By Kim Loizzi | Agent in Vernon, NJ

Sussex County - New Jersey - Things to Do


On Sunday my husband and I went to Walpack Day. Walpack is in North Western New Jersey. You may have heard about theWalpack Inn, a fabulous restaurant. As we arrived at the usually deserted  town we found it to be bustling with visitors. Our first stop was at the Walpack Methodist Church where we ventured inside to find beautiful frescos on the ceiling and walls in desparate need of restoration and had the priviledge of standing by an accomplished restorationist who was invited to the event to evaluate the condition of the frescos. The coloring and detail in the fresco was simply amazing and the blue is still as vivid as the day it was applied.
After leaving the church we ventured over to the school house where we read the names of one of the classes and I was struck by how many of those names are still prominent today aroundSussex County. 
Going up the road we came across several homes that housed families of the creamery which is no longer in existance. We then came to one of the homes that had been restored and furnished with period pieces. We had stepped back in time to an era that was simple and real.
We then ventured over to the post office and general store where we had a lovely converstion with a volunteer about the New England Loster bake that the Wallpack Inn holds seasonally on Fridays at 7pm from Memorial Day to Labor Day. I can't wait to go with our good friends on Memorial Day Weekend!
Across from the post office was another house that we were able to tour and we saw the proposed dam that was supposed to have flooded Walpack under 60 feet of water from the Delaware River. It was because of this project that the town was cleared out and eminent domain took effect. The area is now owned by the National Parks Service. The project has been scrubbed and no longer is Walpack in jeopardy of becoming a modern day Atlantis.
Driving home from our day we noticed that Sussex County, New Jersey is a great place to live and raise our family and how happy we are to be part of it.

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