Friday, September 4, 2009

Historic Smithville Village, Jersey Shore

You can be sure to find one of a kind gifts at the shops in Smithville, where the little Jersey village is open year round. With shops specializing in Early American local crafts and products, Smithville's stores include Cook's Corner, Adrianna's Boutique, Crafting Cellar and more. My favorite is the Country Folk store, lower left hand corner, just off the parking lot. The two men who run it are friendly and always great for good conversation.

In town, there are also restaurants, cafes, and the popular Colonial Inn Bed and Breakfast. Special events have drawn people from all over the east coast and have included a Children's Festival, Antique Show Day, Corvette Day and Olde Fife and Drum Corp. The people of Smithville encourage every visitor staying in Atlantic City to start a tradition of seeing the village any time of year.

The village is open every day of the year except Christmas. It's a wonderful place to shop and stroll. Enjoy the views, cafes, restaurants and shoppes. Find a one of a kind gift or just relax and have a cup of coffee.

Check out the entire slide show below....

Smithville Village is on Rt. 9, take the Port Republic exit of the Garden State Parkway, and it is just a few miles down the road on the right if you are heading south. If you are coming from Trenton area Rt 539 to Rt. 9 south.

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