Take the Kids: Medford, NJ
National Geographic’s Guide to Small Town Escapes says Medford “is a friendly tight-knit community where everyone knows everyone.”
Go: Medford lies a few miles down the road from the Radnor Blvd. exit of Rte. 70, just a half-hour from the Walt Whitman, Ben Franklin and Betsy Ross bridges.
Browse: The unique historic area of Medford Village & Main Street offers all sorts of small shops and boutiques. Visitors also can enjoy the Medford Art Center, numerous dining options and sidewalks lined with gaslights and Victorian-styled homes. (Main St.)
Play: Stop by Bob Meyer Memorial Park for walking trails, sport fields and picnic pavilions. The park’s playground was voted the best in South Jersey. (2 Commonwealth Dr.)
Explore: Grab a paddle and make your way up the Medford Canoe Trail from Medford Park to Kirby’s Mill for two miles of scenic beauty (Gill Rd. & Church Rd.)
Ride: Go on a hayride and pick some fresh fruits and vegetables at Johnson’s Corner Farm. Children can enjoy go karting, a splashpad and animal farm. Don’t forget to pick up some apple cider donuts before you leave. (133 Church Rd.)
Eat: Visit La Piccola Cucina Italiana for some authentic Italian food. With pizza, pasta, cheesesteaks and more, this restaurant has plenty of options even for picky eaters. They also have a kids menu will all the options for just $7. (208 Medford Mt. Holly Rd.)