I have been spending time in this lovely little town lately and have found such beauty here.

My son has been in rehearsals for a show and after dropping him off to be with his bandmates, I couldn't bring myself to leave this pretty town that, despite growing up in Monmouth County, I had never spent time in.

(Photo by Liz Jeressi)

Sure, I've been to the racetrack, but this hidden gem of a town is stunning with its water views on a crisp fall day.

Since it's surrounded by water on several sides, I saw plenty of amazing views, parks and bridges...but my favorite spot was this teeny park and the glorious river, boats, trees and flowers.

(Photo by Liz Jeressi)

And some stunning homes, too!

(Photo by Liz Jeressi)
(Photo by Liz Jeressi)
(Photo by Liz Jeressi)
(Photo by Liz Jeressi)
(Photo by Liz Jeressi)
(Photo by Liz Jeressi)