~On the beautiful Mullica River in good ol’ South Jersey~
Crowleytown or Crowleyville(near Chatsworth) depending on who you ask!
It is better to have your head in the clouds, and know where you are… than to breathe the clearer atmosphere below them, and think that you are in paradise.
-Henry David Thoreau
I’m not thinking I’m in paradise. This IS paradise.
Crowley’s Landing is one word INCREDIBLE. I accidentally stumbled upon this place. I love “accidents” in my explorations. They always seem to be the BEST places of discovery.
Crowley’s Landing is a foxy recreational area. It sits on the immaculate Mullica River. It offers a boat ramp, BBQ grills, and plenty of picnic tables for a lovely day by the river.
Crowley’s Landing is named for Samuel Crowley. He was born in 1788 (yup, old school). Owned over 400 piney acres and opened a glass works “factory” on the present site of Crowley’s Landing. Glass making was quite popular in the area due to the natural sandy soil of the Pine Barrens. Hint hint… you need sand to make glass. This site is rumored to be where the first Mason jar originated. People sometimes find jars that are over 150 years old in pristine condition here. Hey, American made to last, baby!
The sand in the Piney land is from an ancient ocean that flowed through over millions of years ago. The Pine Barrens were once all underwater. The area is popular for sand-mining. NJ is one of the highest sand exporters in the country. Which is why you see a lot of these “Blue Holes” in the Pineys that I have talked about. They are mostly manmade lakes from old sand-mining companies. The turquoise color of the lakes are from the natural white sand, non-polluted water, and exquisite vegetation growing in the beautiful body of water.
Crowley’s Landing is just absolutely outstanding with the water views. The serene surroundings. It is just very peaceful. My son and I loved watching the boats go up and down the Mullica River.
It is a great place to picnic and enjoy a splendid day with hardly anyone around.
I am definitely returning here this spring, if not sooner for some more exploratory fun!
Yummygal is off to another fun adventure, my friends!