NJ Road Trip: Barns of Sussex County
By Anthony Buccino
All Photos by Anthony Buccino
Our summer vacations were spent in a modern cabin at Lake Wallenpaupack, Pennsylvania. To get there from our home in Essex County, N.J., we drove I-80 west through Sussex County to NJ-15 north to NJ-206 and across the Delaware Gap to the giant Pennsy lake. Spent a few spring days fishing the Lackawaxen River across the border, too.
In late fall, my father-in-law and I hunted upland game along these same Jersey highways north of Ross's Corner and Plains Road in this corner of Sussex. Our return trip usually included a stop for a gallon or two of fresh cider at Everitt's Fruit Farm. Most of the land today is private or has been developed. It's been a long time since I held a fishing pole or hunted. I do my shooting with a camera or two, or four.
The road trip brought back many good memories. Though we only stopped at our desitnation, it is good to be a passenger seat photographer during that hour or so ride. Some day, maybe, I'll track down my Boy Scouts summer camp. It's private now, but a visit may be in order.
Sussex County is the northernmost county in the U.S. state of New Jersey. Its county seat is Newton. It is part of the New York metropolitan area and is part of New Jersey's Skylands Region. – Wikipedia
Sussex county was formed in 1753 and named for Sussex, England. The main economic activities are services and retail trade. Also important are mining, insurance, and agriculture (hay, dairy products, and livestock). Area 521 square miles.
All photos taken from passenger seat in Sussex County, NJ. July 2023
Shot on Canon EOS Rebel T5 18-55 mm
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New Jersey author Anthony Buccino's stories of the 1960s, transit coverage and other writings earned four Society of Professional Journalists Excellence in Journalism awards.
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