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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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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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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.