Monday, January 30, 2012

Metedeconk History

Metedeconk History


METEDECONK (From A Net Site)

In the late 1950s there was a place along the Metedeconk
River on Princeton Avenue that my family used to go
swimming for the day. It was not Windward Beach, we
passed Windward Beach to get there. WE would pull our car
in and there were picnic tables under the trees and grills
to cook your burgers etc. To the left of the picnic tables
was this big house that had a porch with rocking chairs.
Inside the house there was a jukebox. and as little kids
we were fascinated watching the teenagers dance.Past the
picnic are we would go down a couple of steps and there
was a beach, a food stand, and lockers to change our
clothes. What happened to this place?
Answer: The beach you spent summers on was on Princeton
Avenue and called Metdeconk Bathing Beach. It was
established in 1938 and operated until the late 1970s.
In 1985 it was sold to a developer who built several
homes on the property.

Special note for those not familiar with this. The
Princeton Avenue mentioned is down the shore not our
Princeton Avenue in Trenton:)

4 comments:

RALPH LUCARELLA said...

HI MAC....I RECALL THAT BEACH AND REMEMBER TAKING THE KIDS ALONG WITH FRIENDS TO USE THE BARBCUE FACILITES. I JUST CAN'T PLACE THE EXACT LOCATION BUT WE ENJOYED IT VERY MUCH. I DO REMEMBER IT WAS THE METEDECONK RIVER. BEST REGARDS

Tom Pass said...

Loved that place!

Mack said...

Hi Tom and Ralph:)
I had forgotten about the little picnic table area til I saw it mentioned in this article and the did a ..oohhh yesss :))

Anonymous said...

I went there as a kid. It was a good family place and we spent the whole day there. Lots of kids and lots if fun. I don't know where it was