On October 16, 2009, the federal government recognized the historic and natural qualities of Hunterdon County’s Route 29. On that date, the 34-mile stretch running from Trenton to Frenchtown was officially a National Scenic Byway.
The Charm of the Delaware River Towns is no secret. It is home to the home of beautiful natural scenes, historic landmarks, and abundant wildlife.
The scenic byway runs parallel to the Delaware River and the R&D Canal. The roughly 1-hour drive traces through historic Washington’s Crossing State Park, Lambertville, Stockton, Titusville, and Raven Rock.
The route features an array of art galleries, artist studios, antique stores, flea markets, excellent artisan restaurants, and unique boutiques. Recreational and outdoor activities are also endless- bicycling, kayaking, tubing, hiking, and jogging opportunities are all readily available.
Some of the notable sites along the scenic byway include:
• The arts are so prevalent that the area has earned the nickname of the “Genius Belt”
• The natural beauty has helped designate the region as New Jersey’s “West Coast”
• The same 34-mile stretch was designated a National Wild and Scenic River in 2000
• It is only 1 of 2 National Scenic Byways in New Jersey
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