Book a room at one of the nearby lodging options, such as The Barn at Smithville, a cozy 12-room inn with spacious accommodations and oversized bathrooms, ideal for family vacations or girls getaways. Or, for a more romantic experience, plan a stay at The Colonial Inn, an adults-only bed and breakfast with lakefront views and luxurious amenities such as double soaking tubs, steam showers, fireplaces and serene outdoor patios.
From paddleboats and a boardwalk to the arcades and a train, there are plenty of family friendly things to do in Smithville. For history buffs and lovers of historic architecture, take a tour of the Smithville Mansion, a restored Georgian/Victorian mansion surrounded by beautiful gardens.
Or, for the full Smithville experience, take a stroll down the picturesque cobblestone streets, and stop into one of bakeries and cafes or the many mom-and-pop boutiques decorated in old-time style. The eclectic assemblage of shops offers old fashioned candy favorites, stuffed animals and toys, holiday décor, home and garden goods, bath and body products, specialty gourmet treats, country antiques, New Jersey-made honey, unique jewelry, tarot card readings and much more.