This 312-acre park features a diverse collection of habitats and terrain. With upland forests and meadows, freshwater streams and wetlands, creek shoreline and the 22-acre Smithville Lake, visitors can enjoy hiking, biking, fishing, canoeing and picnicking in an idyllic, natural setting. Smith's Woods Area is on the opposite side of Smithville Rd. from the Historic District and is accessed from East Railroad Ave. This section includes picnic pavilions and picnic areas with grills, a playground, restrooms, butterfly garden, and hiking trails

Features:

  • Butterfly Garden
  • Canoe and Boat Launches
  • Fishing
  • Floating Walkway
  • Historic Smithville Mansion and Museum
  • Picnic Areas
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Playground
  • Trails
  • Worker's House Museum & Gallery
Descriptions borrowed from www.co.burlington.nj.us

A Brief History

Historic Smithville Park is the centerpiece of the Burlington County Parks System. As the Smithville Historic District, the village is listed on the National and New Jersey Registers of Historic Places. Smithville grew from a typical, small mill operation on the Rancocas Creek to a major industrial plant employing hundreds of workers in its shops and yards from the 1860s to the 1920s. Known for its high-quality woodworking machinery, the Smithville-Mt. Holly Bicycle Railroad, and the Star highwheeled bicycle, Smithville was also well ahead of its time in town planning, sustainability, and workers rights and welfare. Within its borders, it offered its residents and workers a variety of recreational, artistic and educational opportunities. Smithville was, in just about every way, a model industrial town.

Amenities / Features of Historic Smithville Park and Smiths Woods:

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Parks and Natural Areas
County Parks
Park (General)
Playground (has a)
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All Activities
General Amenities
Trails / Trail Information
Special / Temp
20150916-FB-Burington
Activities
Bird watching
Fishing
Freshwater
Hiking !More like walking
Jogging / Running
Trail Running
Paddling - Kayak, Canoe, row boat
Paddling - Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP)
Picnicking
Playing in the playground
Special Activities
Special Events Year-Round
Walking
Amenities
Bathrooms
Boat launch
Exhibits
Gardens
Parking Lot(s)
Picnic / Sitting Area
Picnic shelter(s)
Picnic tables
Playground
Special Buildings / Structures
Historic
Trails
General Location
New Jersey
General Areas within NJ
Southern NJ
Regions (based on tourism)
Delaware River (Burl, Camd, Glou, Merc, Sal)
Misc Information
Listing Center: Latitude: 39.9866
Listing Center: Longitude: -74.7495
Record Status: 1.0000
Record Title: Historic Smithville Park and Smiths Woods
Rules and Regulations
Alcohol *NOT Permitted*
Special Connections
County Park Systems
Burlington County Parks

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