A quaint town that sits right along the Delaware River, Lambertville, New Jersey is home to stunning views, historic architecture, boutiques, antique shops, great food, and more. Lambertville is a charming town to spend a day in and is about an hour’s drive from North Jersey. Read on for your guide on how to spend a day in Lambertville, NJ.
Things To Do
The NJ/PA State Line | W Bridge Street, New Hope, PA
In Lambertville, you have the ability to be in two states at once. Take a walk on the bridge that connects New Hope to Lambertville. The bridge has a clear marker to signify when you’re technically in Pennsylvania or New Jersey – the perfect Instagram-worthy photo opp.
The Delaware Canal Towpath | 4 Station Ct, 08530
Enjoy a walk up the towpath or across the bridge into neighboring New Hope, PA. Whether hiking or biking, the views are beautiful along this trail. Shaded paths, peace and quiet, and river views, this is a must on a nice day in the Lambertville area.
James Wilson Marshall House | 60 Bridge Street
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This building is the childhood home of James Wilson Marshall, discoverer of gold in California in 1848. It is now a museum, which also serves as the headquarters of the Lambertville Historical Society. The museum is open on the weekends, and while it highlights Marshall, it also gives a great overview of how the Delaware River town of Lambertville came to be.
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Places to Shop
The People’s Store Antique Center | 28 N. Union Street
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Lambertville is known as the Antique Store Capital of New Jersey. You’ll be sure to find your next treasure at this Lambertville landmark. With four levels in the store and countless dealers and vendors who guide you through interior design items and more, there is plenty to explore. The People’s Store Antique Center has it all.
Foxy Red’s Boutique | 32 Bridge Street
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A fun, eclectic boutique right on the main road of the town. Foxy Red’s is a special shop with charming clothes, jewelry, home goods, and a great spot to pick up a gift. With an incredibly friendly staff, the shop has a lot of vintage offerings as well, making it easy for visitors and residents to shop small in the area.
Sojourner | 26 Bridge Street #1
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This shop is a place of luxury bohemian home decor and jewelry. At Sojourner, not only can you browse the selection of bohemian products for purchase, but the shop has make-your-own jewelry tools (beads, twine, and more) for a fun activity when you return home. If you prefer, curbside pickup is available via the online store here.
Places To Eat
Lambertville Station Inn | 11 Bridge Street
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The Lambertville Station Inn sits right on the Delaware River. Diners will enjoy the meal here in a historic setting of a restored 19th-century train station. If you dine outside, we recommend the brunch, you’ll be able to sit right next to the old tracks that still remain. This historic destination is also in fact, an Inn. Providing award-winning accommodations to visitors, this Lambertville staple is one to definitely check out.
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Under the Moon | 23 N Union Street
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Tapas, BYOB, and a great outdoor dining experience. What more could you ask for? The staff at Under the Moon makes the experience worth the trip. Visitors will love the quaint and historical atmosphere for lunch or dinner.
Lambertville Trading Company | 43 Bridge Street
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Lambertville Trading Company is family-owned and operated and is home to a variety of coffee options and specialty foods. This coffee shop has all the local, small-town vibes: think Empire Coffee & Tea Co. in Hoboken. Gift idea: pick up one of the coffee gift baskets — they scream creativity.
Owowcow Creamery | 237 N Union Street
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End the day with a sweet treat. This premium ice cream shop uses locally sourced, natural, and organic ingredients. With so many unique options such as salted caramel cookie crunch, cashew caramel, late-night chocolate cake, and more, the hardest decision you’ll make on your day trip is which flavor to have.