Thursday, January 31, 2013

Walking Through Historic Smithville, New Jersey

On a spring trip to New Jersey last year, we stopped by Historic Smithville. The village is a cluster of quaint shops and restaurants in historic buildings. Just strolling through, you are quickly swept up in the charm of the village. Surprisingly, the village not only appeals to adults but kids as well. There are a few activities for kids such as a marina with remote controlled boats, a carousel, an arcade, and more. However, I do suggest contacting Smithville first to see if these activities are open as many were not open when we visited. (We were visiting off season.) Visiting the stores was enough to keep us busy. Of course, the kids loved stopping at the candy shop and ice cream shop. There also was a butterfly shop that really caught the wee ones' attention.

Take look at the cute village:


Isn't it  charming? The kids really loved the vintage carousel. It is beautiful!


The buildings and landscaping created a pleasant scene:


The kids had a great time at the marina. There was a lot to look at and some ducks and geese to watch.


Smithville is one of those places that you can amble around for quite some time. The scenery does give you a little escape. The stores are also unique, so there is plenty to experience. The village also has two bed and breakfasts. So, if you are looking for somewhere unique yet relaxing to stay, this may be your place!

**Disclosure: No compensation was received for this post. All opinions are 100% my own.

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