While you’re there, take the time to enjoy several local attractions including antiquing in nearby specialty shops. Also down the street from Smithville is The Edwin B. Forsythe Wildlife Refuge and The Noyes Museum of Art in Oceanville.
Tuckerton Seaport, about 30 minutes north of Atlantic City, is an authentic working seaport village, bringing to life the rich traditions and heritage of the New Jersey shore region. On this 40-plus acre site, visitors can meet whalers, shrimpers, oystermen, clammers, lighthouse keepers, boatbuilders, decoy carvers and ship captains.
Wheaton Village, located in Milville, was once a thriving glass-making village and is now a center dedicated to the preservation of this and other American crafts. The Museum of American Glass, modeled after the original 1888 glass factory, has over 6,500 pieces on display.
Visitors can watch glassblowing and craft demonstrations, visit the museum stores and the stained glass studio, take a train ride or enjoy special events the village has year round.
Cold Spring Village, located in Cape May, is a thickly settled agricultural neighborhood, containing about 40 houses within the circle of a mile. It derives its name from an excellent spring of cold water flowing up through the salt marsh.
Wineries and vineyards are located only minutes away from Atlantic City, including the Renault Winery in Egg Harbor City, the oldest working winery in the country. Stop in for a tour and wine tasting, and don’t forget to visit the shop, featuring fine spirits and the ever-popular blueberry champagne, a must for special occasions. While there, enjoy fine dining at the Renault Winery Restaurant featuring a six-course menu prepared in creative American style. The site is also popular for weddings, receptions and bridal showers.
Balic Winery in Mays Landing was established in 1964 and features a distinctly European accent. Balic produces more than 30 different varieties of wine. The winery offers guided tours, wine sampling and a store on the premises.
Tomasello Winery is the largest in New Jersey for grape production and has been part of southern New Jersey history for three generations. Based in Hammonton, Tomasello also has two outlets in Smithville. The Hammonton location offers wine tasting, tours, a gift shop and banquet facilities.