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Enjoy Ocean County Summer Events with Boat Tours and Shows

Now through September 12, Ocean County Parks & Recreation offers over 50 boat tours. There’s the Barnegat Bay at Twilight, Early Bird Ornithology, Nature Tours, Metedeconk Cruise, Bay Lunch and Bay Dinner Cruises. Call 732-506-9090 for more information.

Ocean County Carousel of Music 2018 is held at various venues throughout Ocean County through September 8. Enjoy an outdoor concert presented by the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Ocean County Parks & Recreation, Ocean County Library, Toms River, Berkeley, Lavallette, Lacey and Ship Bottom. To find out more call 732-506-9090.

Evening Ghosts Walking Tours are held every Tuesday and Wednesday through August 29, beginning at 7pm. If you’ve ever wondered what lurks among the marshes, old buildings and historic locations on Long Beach Island, then the Beach Haven Ghost Tour is exactly what you’ve been looking for! Tuesday and Wednesday nights, the tours embark on a 90-minute walk through Beach Haven while recounting some of the area’s spookiest stories. Call 609-709-1425 to book today.

Daytime Historic District Walking Tour Begin Every Tuesday and Friday through August 31 at 10am. The Walking Tours of the Beach Haven Historic District leave from the LBI Museum. The guided tours run about 1.5 hours and usually visit one B&B on each tour. The Tuesday Tour visits the northern portion of the Historic District and the Friday tour goes south. Call 609-709-1425 for more info.

Ocean County Department of Tourism is located 101 Hooper Avenue, P.O. Box 2191, Toms River, NJ 08754. Call 732-506-9090 for more information on the above events.

NJ State Parks

On August 19, the 23rd Annual Rolling Iron Antique Auto Show will be held at Allaire State Park from 8am to 3pm. This is one of the best antique car shows on the Jersey Shore, with over 200 historic cars. Prizes are awarded for Best in Show, People’s Choice, each class of car, motorcycle and many more.  Rain date August 26.  Fee included with park entrance fee. Space: $18 pre-registration and $20 registration day of show. Call 732-919-3500.

August 25, a Lighthouse Night Climb will be held from 7 to 9pm at Barnegat Lighthouse State Park, sponsored by Friends of Barnegat Lighthouse State Park. Lighthouse will be open for an evening climb and concert. Visit www.friendsofbarnegatlighthouse.org for more info.

Cheesequake State Park is holding a Trail Hike on August 25 at 1pm. Fee is included with park entrance fee. Take part in a Saturday guided hike starting at the Nature Center. Explore the trails as you learn some interesting facts about the Park. Call 732-566-3208.

Summer Send-off Flea Market will be held on August 25 from 8am to 4pm at Leonardo State Marina. Over 50 vendors will be featured at this outdoor flea market with free admission. Come find your treasure! Call 732-291-1333 for more info.

By the Light of the Moon Climb will be offered on August 26 from 11am to 8:30pm at Absecon Lighthouse Historic Site. Fee: $7 adults, $5 seniors, $4 children. The best views of Atlantic City are during a full moon climb. Atlantic City has a stunning skyline at night and to top it off, you can watch the full moon float up from the ocean and join the magnificent lights of the city. Visit www.abseconlighthouse.org or call 609-449-1360.