Turkey Point Road
Dividing Creek, NJ
Exploring the Delaware bayshore is always a treat. Cool breezes off the bay and abundant wildlife dancing magically around you…. And hardly anyone around. It truly brings you serenity and peace…. And it’s right here in Jersey folks!
I’ve visited Turkey Point a few times over the last few years ever since I heard about it. It lies in an adorable sleepy town of Dividing Creek in Downe Township. With a population of about 500 residents, it could be easily missed. However, it shouldn’t. It’s definitely a great area to explore.
Dividing Creek and the surrounding area, has been a top spot for crabbing in South Jersey. It is also home to MANY sand mining pits that a lot of South Jerseyans enjoy due to their turquoise blue water and soft sandy beaches. You’ll probably encounter a few while wandering around.
Main Street is a nice little road to explore. You’ll encounter Union Hall which is reportedly the oldest public, non-church, non-municipal building in existence.
Originally constructed to be a gathering place for the Good Intent Beneficial Society, the Odd fellows, and the Junior Order of United American Mechanics, Union hall hosted its first meeting on June 24, 1897. Everything is original…. Right down to some of the remaining chairs.
You’ll also encounter, on Main Street, the Lighthouse Family Eats Restaurant. It was built 16 years ago and designed as a replica of East Point Lighthouse with a working light beacon and across the street, Dividing Creek Boat Rentals. Crabbing is their speciality.
However, Turkey Point is Dividing Creek’s “show-stopper.”
Walk the Glades Refuge trails, seek panoramic views, go crabbing, or watch the stunning sunset. It’s a great little place to explore the bayshore.
For the crazy birders out there (there’s a lookout tower), the abundance of raptors and waterfowl make winter the best season to visit Turkey Point. However, I think you’ll enjoy any season here.
If you’re looking for serenity and something “off the beaten path” then this is for you!
Until our next adventure, my friends!