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Quaint and Historic Smithville

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An October 2003 trip to Smithville by jaebirdypie

Little Egg Harbor Soap Company Photo, Smithville, New Jersey More Photos
Quote: A charming little town nestled in southern New Jersey, Smithville is a place where the sights and sounds of the 1700s remain very much alive.

Quaint and Historic Smithville

Overview

The Village and Pond Photo, Smithville, New Jersey
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A meal shared at the historic Smithville Inn after a full day of shopping is a very special, cozy experience. Paddling around the pond in one of the rental boats is a family friendly must-do, as well. Get there early to snag the much-coveted swan boat!Quick Tips: A drive to Smithville is very scenic and rather direct. The only thing to be mindful of is the lack of billboards and signs advertising its presence. There really aren't any until visitors are practically upon the parking area. Just stay on course and don't worry -- the village and pond are hard to miss!Best Way To Get Around: This village is laid out with strolling pedestrians in mind. No cars or bikes are allowed within th...Read More

The Historic Smithville Inn

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Restaurant

The Historic Smithville Inn Photo, Smithville, New Jersey
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The Historic Smithville Inn was originally built in 1787 along a well-traveled stagecoach route by James Baremore. He had never intended for his home to become an inn, but he was a hospitable man in a time when houses were few and far between. Innkeeping soon became the Baremore family's sole source of income and by 1874, the inn had more than quadrupled in size. A short while after the turn of the twentieth century, the inn was sadly abandoned. After lying dormant for many years, however, it was finally rediscovered and restored to its original beauty. The Historic Smithville Inn was opened to the public in 1952 as a 42 seat restaurant.After a full day of shopping in the crisp a...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 13, 2003

The Historic Smithville Inn
Us Highway 9 N Absecon
Absecon 08201
(609) 652-7777

Little Egg Harbor Soap Company

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Attraction

Little Egg Harbor Soap Company Photo, Smithville, New Jersey
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I've always loved soaps, ever since I was a little kid. I'm not exactly sure what sparked this love affair which has my vanity drawers stuffed to the gills and my bathrooms permanently scented. Perhaps it was a pretty smell or a beautiful color. Maybe it was a funny shape or toy trapped inside. Whatever the reason, this fact remains: I have become a bonifide sud-junkie who has finally found her "mecca". Upon walking into Little Egg Harbor Soap Company's Smithville location, visitors are hit with a wonderful menagerie of different scents. The many handcrafted varieties of soap are displayed before patrons in brick form along rows of tables. Since the soaps are sold by weight, customers may either...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 12, 2003

Little Egg Harbor Soap Company
97th Street
Stone Harbor 08247
(609) 967-9500

Cook's Corner

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Attraction

Cook's Corner Photo, Galloway, New Jersey
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Nestled within the cozy confines of the Historic Smithville Village lies Cook's Corner--a gourmand's paradise. This family run business has been offering patrons a delightful array of specialty foods since 1978. The little shop is crammed full of goodies from fresh fruit preserves and five-alarm sauces to full bodied coffees and delicate teas. For those of us with a hankering for sweets, a nice assortment of tea-worthy biscottis are sold here as well. Every variety of coffee is roasted in a small batch to ensure the full peak of each flavor. With names like Vanilla Cookie, Chocolate Pecan, and Orange Creamsicle listed among over 125 flavors, it's safe to say there's a coffee for everyone. Th...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 13, 2003

Cook's Corner
3 North New York Road
Galloway , NJ 08205
609) 748-9030

Smithville Oktoberfest

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Attraction

Smithville Oktoberfest Photo, Smithville, New Jersey
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For those in the know, Smithville's Oktoberfest tradition has become synonymous with great food and family fun. Each year the historic village becomes host to a giant celebration of authentic German food, beer and music. Complete with an Oompah Band and harvest-style decor, the Village Greene gets hopping with hundreds of visitors making ready for fall. In addition to over 60 regular store fronts, the festival brings in some additional 100 vendors who set up shop in the parking lot. Filled with handmade crafts, clothing and jewelry, these booths induce a sort of indecisive "lunatic dance" among shoppers. We flit and flutter from one stand to the next searching for our perfect find only to realiz...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 14, 2003

Smithville Oktoberfest
Throughout the entire historic village.
Smithville, New Jersey

The British Connection

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Attraction

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I dare say, old chap, a jaunt through The British Connection in Historic Smithville is jolly good fun! Okay, so I’m an American and not a real Brit--big deal. After visiting this little shop crammed with inspiration, anyone would want to adopt an English accent. Indeed, the storefront sign says it all: From books and china to tea and scones, this is definitely the place to find all things British. Upon entering this adorable outfit, visitors find themselves amidst a wonderland of British goodies. Fine English toffees, chocolates, gourmet foods, and fruity candies make for delectable indulgence. Wide varieties of history and travel books offer fun, informative reads. A nice selection of hats ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 18, 2003

The British Connection
615 East Moss Mill Road #55
Smithville, New Jersey

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