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Shop Local This Holiday ?>

Shop Local This Holiday

We LOVE small businesses and do our best to encourage our visitors to see all that Sussex County have to offer! There are some very unique stores in our area, see our favorites listed below, we want to encourage you to explore. Some of Our Favorites Gray Barn Antiques & Collectibles Owned & operated by lovely couple, Jeanette & Don with their son Don Jr. What we like about this store is they have many different vendors under one roof,…

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All American Summer at the Wooden Duck ?>

All American Summer at the Wooden Duck

Baseball, Hot Dogs and Apple Pie What says summer  more thanBaseball?  Enjoy a game at the Skylands Stadium. It is one of North Jersey’s premier sports and entertainment venues, and home to the Sussex County Miners baseball team. Fans can enjoy games as well as meet-and-greets with Miners players & coaches. The Stadium also hosts events year round including comedy nights, boat shows & more. Here’s a local favorite that we LOVE to share when our boys are visiting, Jersey Dog. Nothing says summer…

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Waterloo Canal Day

Saturday June 24th, 2017 10AM to 4 PM Waterloo Village takes the visitor through time from a 400-year old Lenape Indian village to a bustling port along the once prosperous Morris Canal. Located in Stanhope, Sussex County NJ, Waterloo is an early 19th-century restored village with a working mill complex including gristmills and sawmills, as well as a general store, blacksmith shop and several historic houses. The community served as a midway point from Jersey City to Phillipsburg where mules…

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Bourbon Street Blues Fest coming to Waterloo Village ?>

Bourbon Street Blues Fest coming to Waterloo Village

The 2017 Bourbon Street Blues Fest two-day celebration of music will bring live music back to the Waterloo Village Concert Field  in Allamuchy (15 minutes from The Wooden Duck Bed and Breakfast).  The Concert Field has hosted some of New Jersey’s biggest concert events in the 1980s and ’90s. As quoted from The New Jersey Herald: “The 10th annual festival will be staged May 20-21, presented by Point Mountain Entertainment, in association with WBGO-FM, the Blues Foundation and the Delta Blues…

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Irish Soda Bread Muffins ?>

Irish Soda Bread Muffins

The month of March reminds me of soda bread. Soda Bread is a term form a variety of quick breads. When the Europeans settled in America, they brought with them their recipes. Soda bread’s basic ingredients are flour, sodium bicarbonate and salt, with many versions adapted using local ingredients and cooking style. Bicarbonate of soda or baking soda is used as a leavening agent instead of yeast. Various forms of soda bread are popular throughout Ireland. Soda breads are made using wholemeal or…

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3rd Annual Christmas Light Show ?>

3rd Annual Christmas Light Show

Make Skylands Stadium and The Wooden Duck B&B Your  Holiday Destination! The drive-through Christmas Light Show, starting on November 18th, is bigger and better this year.  With more than 2 million spectacular lights on a mile-long course, it’s a must-see holiday attraction for the entire family. And don’t miss the Christmas Village, our indoor winter wonderland, featuring photos with Santa, hot food and beverages, carnival games, and more! The stadium’s fabulous restaurant, wheelHouse Craft Kitchen + Bar, will also be open for your…

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We’re a part of National Geographic! ?>

We’re a part of National Geographic!

The Wooden Duck Bed and Breakfast is proud to announce that we have been selected by National Geographic to be part of their “Scenic, Wild Delaware River” Travel Guide. Through a comprehensive research and review process working together with area tourism organizations, National Geographic has compiled a comprehensive travel guide including “Places to Go”, “Things to Do” and “Where to Stay” in the scenic Delaware River area. Visit our Listing “Discover hidden gems only few hours’ drive from New York…

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Awarded TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for the 6th year in a row! ?>

Awarded TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for the 6th year in a row!

TA COE 2016

Today, The Wooden Duck Bed and Breakfast was Awarded the 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for the sixth consecutive year.

Last year, after 5 straight years we were Inducted into the TripAdvisor ‘Hall of Fame’ and we are honored to continue to provide high quality service and accommodations to our guest.  We thank each and every one of your for your support!

The Certificate of Excellence award celebrates excellence in hospitality and is given only to establishments that consistently achieve great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor. The ‘Hall of Fame’ was created to honor those businesses that have earned a Certificate of Excellence for five consecutive years. Winners include accommodations, eateries and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a superior customer experience.

Thank you Everyone!

Discover the New Jersey Skylands ?>

Discover the New Jersey Skylands

Crawfish, Ribs, Rock, Blues & Wine Festivals
Right here in our backyard
Stay at the Wooden Duck…we’ve got your FUN covered!
Is your mouth watering….ours is!

Get your Ducks in a Row Local Festivals & Events

Zombie Apocalypse Asylum
Sussex Fairgrounds, May 28th & 29th 2016 Defend the Asylum, Survivors market & gear, Zombie make up, preparedness training & live bands

Michael Arnone’s Crawfish Fest
Sussex Fairgrounds, June 3rd, 4th, 5th, 2016

Skylands Stadium Wine Festival
Skylands Stadium June 4th & 5th 2016 Sample the areas BEST Wineries & Vendors, live music,food, games & prizes

All-American Thrill Show
Skylands Stadium June 17th, 18th & 19th 2016  Enjoy family fun with daredevils on High Wire & Trapeze

Rock, Ribs & Ridges Festival
Sussex Fairgrounds, June 25th & 26th, 2016 Featuring music from Jefferson Starship, Kansas, Outlaws & Blues Travelers

NJ State Fair and Horse Show
Sussex Fairgrounds, August 5-13, 2016
Horses, Livestock, Rides Arcades & More

Minerals and More in Sussex County ?>

Minerals and More in Sussex County

Discover Sussex County

Earth Day is April 22nd, how will you celebrate?  We have an idea! Come tour the Sterling Hill Mineral Museum, right here in Sussex County.  Did you know fluorescent minerals like Zincite, Willemite & Franklinite were discovered right here in NJ. They GLOW Orange, Yellow & Green with a black light!

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The Sterling Mine represents two centuries of American mining history & technology, and earth sciences.  They offer a guided tour that takes you down into the mines so you can experience an authentic feel of what the miners life was like.  You can even hunt for your OWN take home treasures from the Mine Run Dump

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The Sterling Mine has an international collection of breathtaking gems & specimens from all over the globe!


It’s great fun, for ANY age and something different too.

Visit the Sterling Hill Mining Museum Website.

Visit the Franklin Mineral Museum Website.