The 137th annual Groundhog Day is February 2nd in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. But what if it were to take place somewhere here in South Jersey?

It's darn near Punxsutawney Phil-season when come the second day of February the groundhog will be yanked from his proverbial stump to predict six more weeks of winter or six weeks till spring.

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It's on my bucket list to see this little see his shadow (or not) in person, but Punxsutawney, PA is nearly a six-hour drive from where I live.


What if Gobbler's Knob could be recreated here in South Jersey? It was done for the 1993 movie 'Groundhog Day' with Bill Murray. That was actually filmed in Illinois.

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I've come up with 10 perfect places I think Groundhog Day could work in our area.


These spots could definitely be transformed into a version of Gobbler's Knob, and I think these towns would be excellent hosts.

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Check out the list below and see if you agree.

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