The Most Instagrammable Spots in the Delaware River Towns


The Delaware River Towns is an Instagrammer’s dream, a string of scenic, quaint towns that offer a wide variety of picture-perfect locations. While there is no shortage of nooks and crannies for adventurers to discover on their own, here are some of our favorite photo-worthy spots:

Cuttalossa Farm

A farm lifted straight from the pages of your favorite fairytale
6685 Cuttalossa Rd, New Hope, PA 18938 

The Bridges

There are several beautiful bridges connecting Pennsylvania and New Jersey throughout the Delaware River Towns.  Cars and pedestrians can utilize bridges in New Hope & Lambertville, Frenchtown & Uhlerstown, Stockton & Centre Bridge, and Washington Crossing. Grab a fun photo at the Pennsyvlania/New Jersey border painted upon the New Hope & Lambertville bridge.
A pedestrian-only bridge crosses in Lumberville, often pictured with it’s its signature oversized American flag.
The more adventurous photographers can travel off of the river to explores dozens of smaller bridges, many of them covered, such as the Van Sant Bridge in New Hope.

The Canal Towpath

Stretches for miles up the riverside on both the Pennsylvania and New Jersey coasts. The 19th Century Delaware Canal Towpath sits on the Pennsylvania side, with the Delaware Canal, a 60 mile stretch, running through the region. The Delaware and Raritan Canal, which was built in the 1830s, runs along the New Jersey side.

New Hope Ivyland Railroad

A shortline railroad in Pennsylvania. It also operates a heritage railroad, offering passenger excursions such as Fall Foliage, Wine Tasting, and even Santa Trains.
32 W Bridge St, New Hope, PA 18938

Prallsville Mills

33 Risler St, Stockton, NJ 08559
The 10-building complex includes a grist mill, linseed oil mill, saw mill and granary, most dating back to the late 1700s. The buildings are considered  a significant example of early American industrial architecture.  

The Grist Mill

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Frenchtown Shops

2 – 4 Race Street, Frenchtown, NJ
While all of Frenchtown is quite scenic, the alleyway of shops located along Race Street will make you feel like you’re shopping in a small village from another time.

One of my favorite places. #frenchtown #autumn????

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Abandoned Train in Lambertville

Along the D&R Canal Trail in Lambertville, New Jersey
A abandoned passenger car which was part of the Black River and Western Railroad.

Local Vineyards 

Alba Vineyard 269 Route 627, Village of Finesville, Milford, NJ 08848
Old York Cellars Old York Rd, Ringoes, NJ 08551
Unionville Vineyard 9 Rocktown Rd, Ringoes, NJ 08551

Bowman’s Wildflower Preserve 

1635 River Rd, New Hope, PA 18938
A nature preserve, botanical garden, and accredited museum. Over 700 of Pennsylvania’s 2,000 native plant species grow naturally on the Preserve’s 134 acres.

Goat Hill Lambertville

207 Goat Hill Rd Lambertville, NJ 08530
Goat Hill towers 400 feet above the Delaware River, and provides spectacular views of New Hope and Lambertville.

The Bucks County Playhouse

70 S Main St, New Hope, PA 18938
The Bucks County Playhouse opened in 1939 in a converted 1790 gristmill after a group of community activists, led by Broadway orchestrator Don Walker, rallied to save the building. The Playhouse quickly became one of the country’s most famous regional theaters.

Paxson Hill Farm

3265 Comfort Rd, New Hope, PA 18938
Gardens include: shade gardens, formal gardens, ponds, bell garden, wing gardens, a place we call “never never land” and there are always more unique gardens projects underway.

Washington Crossing Park 

1112 River Road Washington Crossing, PA 18977
Washington Crossing Historic Park offers more than 500 acres of American history, natural beauty and family fun. The park preserves the site where George Washington crossed the Delaware River and turned the tide of the Revolutionary War. The park includes the Thompson-Neely House, Soldiers’ Graves (Upper Park), historic village, and Bowman’s Hill Tower (1 Tower Rd, New Hope, PA 18938), which is a 125-foot-tall stone tower built in 1930, located within Washington Crossing Historic Park, offering a 14-mile view on a clear day.

Thompson-Neely House.

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