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Soupy Island: Generation After Generation of Enjoyment

A brief history of the beloved Soupy Island.

Hi everyone! I am new to the Patch. I live here in South Jersey and write a blog about our beloved Garden State.

On my website I take you on a journey along South Jersey and beyond its borders. I offer things to do that are unique, sometimes educational, and can be done with the family. I have a 1-year-old who I trek with on all of these adventures.

Here is a recent article I published on my blog. I hope you enjoy. I am trying to offer something a bit different in our South Jersey area and to let folks know that there's a lot to do!

Soupy Island, Thorofare, NJ ~ Generation after generation of enjoyment

Soupy Island is a bizarre yet wonderful place surrounded by barbed wire. Nestled on the end of a dead end street, it sits among quiet residential homes.

I have lived in the Philadelphia vicinity all my life and can’t believe I have never heard of this place. It’s more like a local “hush hush” secret. An old grammar school friend had brought it up to me.

I was immediately intrigued and had to check it out. Generation after generation has enjoyed Soupy Island over the last 100 years.

Please click here for the full story http://yummygal.wordpress.com/2012/07/18/soupy-island-nj/

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SAMANTHA VEGA February 15, 2013 at 07:57 PM
HEY IS THIS PLACE STILL OPEN ??
Judith February 19, 2013 at 03:36 AM
Still open in the summer. Call first as they are only open certain days
taxpayer1966 March 13, 2013 at 07:13 PM
Is this a good place to maybe hold a family reunion. if so about how many people will it hold and is ther alcohol allowed.
Al Cuholic March 13, 2013 at 07:45 PM
You bet, it holds about 7,500 people and the lakes flow like wine!
Susan Greene March 14, 2013 at 02:22 AM
Is he Merry go Round still there? I'm probably older than you ladies but I do remember the history of Soupy Island. They used to bring kids over from Phila.by ferry and have a grand old time. From some the stories I've been told by local folks older than me from the area it was awesome. Is it still in good shape? If not, I would love to see it revitalized and handicap friendly, I bet the Historical Society could get a grant if it needs any work. What a great day for children with disabilities. Wouldn't it be nice for it to be open all summer. I'll have to go by and visit again, been years since I was there. Nice Post Dee.

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