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Plumbsock

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41° 13' 8.412" N   /   74° 40' 14.712" W

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NOTES

An interesting visit to an interesting, if not mysterious, place.

 

One of our handy guides for our Stomp travels is a 2021-edition folding New Jersey state map published by visitNJ.org; we added markers as we tracked down the locations for each place, and used the 'bigger picture' visual to plan weekend routes going through a few spots in a loop.

Track your way up to Wantage, at the northern end of the state, and there it is— Plumbsock. It's not a town, or a village, or even a community really. Right at the intersection of county routes 519 and 628 are the rustic Plumbsock farmstead and a historic home and barn across the street; no other indication you've arrive, and nothing else to warrant its waypoint on both printed and digital maps.

We arrived, and a roadside sign advertising chukars (partridges) at the farm made us figure, "hey, let's go walk around, see if we can check out those birds." So we pulled right up the drive, got out, and were befriended by an unfortunately unbalanced barn kitten. The farm owner came out and gave us the wildest look— turns out, his brother sells the chukars up the road, and we are just aimlessly wandering around this guy's private property.

He let us grab this gorgeous shot of the aging barn, and we were off on our way.

A quick visit to Plumbsock, whatever it might be.