Destination: Chester, New Jersey

Special thanks to Nova from Nova’s Namaste 365 Online for prompting this post. I’m flattered to support the journey of your idea, the Traveling Blog Journal. You can read Nova’s original post with instructions here. You can also read about each destination of the blog’s journey on the page widget she placed in her profile. Check it out!!!

I have lived in Chester, NJ (founded 1736) for approaching three years. I think Chester is quite remarkable for several reasons.

  1. George Washington slept here, the place is steeped in colonial history.
  2. James Gandolfini also slept here, he was once a resident (see pic of his local hangout below).
  3. Chester is about 50 minutes from Manhattan and also about 50 minutes from the Appalachian Trail, two totally different worlds. (Side note, I’m from Michigan, and telling distances based on time is a Midwestern thing.)
  4. We have the most amazing bagels (Chester Bagel), cupcakes (Sweet Spot Bake Shoppe), and yoga (Vibe Yoga Lounge). Well, you know where to find me. πŸ™‚
  5. The landscape and wildlife are remarkable. I love being surrounded by nature.

Thank you for traveling with me today. I’m sending this traveling Blog Journal to its next lucky host, Lillian from Orkidedatter. I absolutely love Lillian’s work, and she is from Norway. I’m looking forward to her post! Norway, here we come!

Publick House
former stagecoach stop
Cooper Grist Mill
Chester Diner
Local lore says this is where James Gandolfini would often be seen.
Black River

16 thoughts on “Destination: Chester, New Jersey

  1. Wow, thank you so much, I really enjoy reading your post. Thank you so much for your kind words. I looking forward to do thisπŸ¦‹
    I wish you a wonderful day.

  2. Sounds like my kind of place!!! It makes my heart smile that you’ve a place that inspires and enhances your life, both in and around people, and nature!
    Had to chuckle about distances told by time. I thought everyone did that haha.
    Copper Grist Mill… What was made there? Flour?
    Thank you for Journaling!!! I really enjoying this insightful post.

    1. Thanks so much for selecting me for the post! I had fun snapping the pictures around town and deciding what to feature. Yes, the mill was for grinding grain into flour. It is 5 minutes from my house. πŸ˜‰ Have a great week!!!

  3. wow this blogging traveling post is soo cool! πŸ™‚ You remember the sisterhood of the travelling pants movie?? It is somewhat like that. Anyway, your place is soo lovely. Been to Manhattan, but not on Chester. πŸ™‚ I hope one day I can visit there too.

  4. Love the travelling blog idea! I read so many posts from people all around the world, and it would be interesting to see where they actually live. Your town looks so idyllic. Beautiful buildings, and obviously stunning nature too. Thank you for sharing your home with us!

  5. Julie, thanks for sharing your journey to Chester, NJ. The contrast of the location being between Manhattan and the Appalachian Trail is unique. You have me excited to journey out West in about a month to Colorado, Wyoming, and my native home of Montana.

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