LP11ake The Town by the Sea
Photo by J. Rutherford
Dig your toes in the sand, read a book by the fireplace,
take part in a tour of the historic inns with afternoon tea
during the holidays and Valentine’s Day festivities or join
the thousands of runners that fill the town the Saturday
morning of Memorial Day Weekend to participate in the
Spring Lake Five Mile Run.
This “Jewel of the Jersey Shore” is a comfortably walkable
beach town with a downtown overflowing with over 60
boutiques, specialty shops and galleries so you can easily
move from sand to shopping. When you’re in the mood for
a meal, stop by a casual outdoor cafe, or enjoy an elegant
dinner in one of the fine area restaurants.
A walk into the park adjacent to the shopping district will
take you around a lovely lake known for its long-necked
swans and picturesque pedestrian bridges. If eye-catching
architecture and design appeal to you, bicycle or walk
along the graceful residential streets to the two-mile
oceanfront boardwalk. On the way you’ll view lovely
Victorian homes and stunningly maintained gardens, as
well as attractive public buildings and churches, including
the recently restored St. Catherine’s Church. The Hewitt
Wellington is one of several historic bed and breakfast inns
and hotels in Spring Lake that make it an ideal setting for a
wedding or honeymoon, romantic getaway, family reunion,
summer vacation or short retreat.
Spring Lake is just moments from the Garden State
Parkway, Interstate 195, and Routes 70, 71, and 35. NJ
TRANSIT’s North Jersey Coast Line train station is just a
short walk from downtown.
For event, lodging, shopping, dining and other Spring
Lake information, contact the Spring Lake Business
Improvement District at 732-449-0037 or visit
www. visitspringlake.com. Reach the Greater Spring Lake
Chamber of Commerce at 732-449-0577.