Senior Check Out Old Bridge Township

oldbridgeOld Bridge…this is a new one for yours truly. Very little “old” about the Township today with a population of nearly 70,000. Senior visitors find  Old Bridge Township to be a bedroom suburb of New York City located across the Raritan Bay from Staten Island about 25 miles from Manhattan and 30 miles south of Newark.

What is now Old Bridge Township was originally incorporated as Madison Township by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 2, 1869, from portions of South Amboy Township (now City of South Amboy).

The locals enjoy the safety, comfort and peace of mind associated with small-town living, but they don’t have to sacrifice opportunities for work or recreation. Seniors, upon your arrival in Old Bridge you will discover quiet, friendly neighborhoods, hospitals, parks, shopping, and restaurants.


 Seniors And Locals Enjoy Old Bridge Waterfront Park

I’d surely want to pay a visit to the Thomas Warne Madison Township Historical Society Museum. The museum was so named because of it’s location on a portion of Thomas Warne’s 1000 acre parcel of land. Thomas Warne was one of the Twenty-Four original proprietors of “East Jersey” (the Raritan Bay Area).

Old Bridge Waterfront Park holds an annual family fair event at the park reminiscent of “Salt Water Day,” a festival dating back to the 1800′s, during which local residents celebrated the many benefits the area’s shoreline provided to the community’s economy and social activities.

sponsorshipBeginning in the early stages of the 19th century steamboats transported the region’s produce, flour, oysters and other items to New York City and other locations. In 1850 mills were constructed that produced a variety of paper products and gunpowder. In 1975 it was renamed the Township of Old Bridge.

Seniors Learn About Fine Clay, Pottery And Bricks

The clay soil in the area surrounding Old Bridge was used for pottery and bricks long before the first European settlers arrived. Fine clay had surrounded Cheesequake Creek when the Lenni Lenape Native Americans lived there. The early discoveries of clay along the banks opened the clay industry to Middlesex County as well as the state of New Jersey. By the 1800s clay was a major industry.


Old Bridge Township Raceway Park is an American auto racing facility and is a major draw for senior auto racing fans. TripAdvisor wants senior visitors to know about Heirloom Kitchen and the Bacchus Bar at Vintage Wines. Cooking classes are highly popular at Heirloom Kitchen.

Pay a visit to the various nearby campuses at Middlesex County College, Rutgers-New Brunswick and University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

There is something for everyone! By the way, Old Bridge is home to Olympian Laurie Hernandez. I discovered the Township watching Laurie on TV. -jeb

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