Chester re-invented itself as a farming community as well as a get-away for people trying to get a reprieve from busy life in NYC.
We parked and walked around the town, quiet, and serene. Quite a few visitors today as there was a farmer's market in town. At the market, which wasn't very big, a live band played. The band, "A Touch of Grey" was a Greatful Dead cover band. There was a shuttle that took us to nearby Alstede Farms. The farms has a large area, with attractions for the kids as well as fields where you can pick your own vegetables. This area requires an admission fee. It would be a great place to bring the kids and let them have fun.
So much of New Jersey seems to always have the military service of our citizens in it's awareness. Chester was no exceptions with it's military memorials and displays. There is a cannon on the grounds which has it's manufacturing date of "1869" embossed on it.
We stopped in a the Publik House tavern and Inn. Great service and wonderful period design throughout the building. It had a carved and artfully crafted bar in the tavern.
|Main Street Chester, NJ|
|Gazebo in the park|
|Inside the Publik House|
|Incredible hand-carved woodwork.|
|Black Eyed Susans|
|My partner in crime.|
|See the goats?|