As you know, the team behind the Delaware River Towns Local is absolutely in love with everything in our local area. Whether it’s the restaurants, the river views, or the sense of community we all share, it’s a hard place not to relish. After a busy 4th of July, we thought we’d take the day to travel to some of our favorite spots and guide you along with us! If you saw our Instagram story, you know exactly where we are heading but if not, enjoy the ride!
First Stop: Stockton
Our first stop to our adventure led us to the quaint town of Stockton, NJ. Home to the popular Stockton Market, this town is known more so for it’s parks and bike trails than for the town itself. We stopped to grab breakfast at the Stockton Food Mart and off on our way we went! But, first, we had to grab a few snapshots. If you haven’t been to Stockton before, we highly recommend you go check out the Prallsville Mills. A fascinating piece of history surrounded by picturesque views.
Next Up: Goats Hill Overlook
Guys & gals, if you’ve never been to Goats Hill Overlook, consider this your sign. It’s hard to put into words just how beautiful of a spot this is. Overlooking the mighty Delaware River with a spectacular view of the New Hope-Lambertville Bridge, this point represents everything there is to love about our local area. The twin cities of New Hope & Lambertville are just as striking from a distance as they are in person – grab that Instagram photo, tag #DRTLocal and make all your friends from Philadelphia jealous.
We all know Washington Crossing for it’s elaborate history, but this area offers much more than just a memorial plaque. After crossing the EXTREMELY narrow Washington Crossing Bridge, we parked and made our way into the colonial-themed area. We took in the views and of course, grabbed a signature photo of the bridge, check it out below. We worked up an appetite strolling around, so we decided to take the party to somewhere with a bit less history – Bowman Hill Tavern.
Food time: Bowman Hill Tavern
One of just a few restaurants we saw on our adventure back through Bucks County, the Bowman Hill Tavern is always a pleasant surprise. Shockingly, we were the only people at the bar the day after July 4th, but the friendly staff made us feel right at home. The food came out looking incredible and tasted even better. They make a mean house-made veggie burger that might but in the running for one of the best in the area. Go try it for yourself and tell them the locals sent ya!
Dessert time: New Hope Winery
Where’s a better place to finish off a long day of adventuring then at a bar? Better yet, a winery! One of our favorite wineries in the area, the New Hope Winery, met us with the perfect tasting selection to top off the day. We hung at The Pour House for several servings and met some of the locals that run things behind the scenes. Let me tell you, they were all just as sweet as the wine. Thank you for having us, we’ll be back soon!
After several glasses of reds and whites, we took our talents back home to the little town of Sergeantsville. We had so much fun reminding ourselves of all the different reasons why we love the Delaware River Towns and recommend you do the same. For such a small local area, you may be surprised by all the hidden gems you’ll stumble across.