A Day Trip Guide to Lambertville

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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. A little over an hour from Hudson County, Lambertville is a charming town to spend a day in. 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}

Once 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 you’re 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}

James Wilson Marshall House

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The childhood home of James Wilson Marshall, discoverer of gold in California in 1848. 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. The landmark is now the headquarters of the Lambertville Historical Society.

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Places to Shop

The People’s Store Antique Center {28 N. Union Street}

People’s Store Antiques

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Nicknamed the “Antiques Capital of NJ” — you’ll be sure to find your next treasure at this Lambertville landmark. With four levels in the store, and countless dealers and vendors {that guide you through interior design items and more} — The People’s Store Antique Center has it all.

Foxy Red’s Boutique {32 Bridge Street}

foxy reds

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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}

Sojourner

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A place of luxury bohemian home decor and jewelry. At Sojourner, not only can you browse the selection of bohemian products for purchase, but they have make-your-own jewelry tools {beads, twine, and more} for a fun activity when you return home. If you prefer, they do offer curbside pickup via the online store here.

Places To Eat

Lambertville Station Inn {11 Bridge Street}

Lambertville Station Inn

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The Lambertville Station Inn sits right on the Delaware River, plus you get to enjoy your 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}

Under the Moon

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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}

Lambertville Trading Company

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Family-owned and operated, Lambertville Trading Company 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}

End the day with a sweet treat. This premium ice cream shop uses locally sourced, natural and organic ingredients. With so many unique options {think: 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.

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Taylor is an {overly} proud Jersey girl, who has been lucky enough to call Hoboken home for the last three years, and Jersey City for two prior. Originally from a small town in Hunterdon County, Taylor received her degree in multimedia journalism from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. She also spent some time in Miami, but always knew she’d find her way to Hoboken. Taylor has a career in sports, digital, and social media strategy in the NYC area. A lover of all things local, she has a long list of favorite restaurants and coffee shops where she spends a good chunk of her time. You can also catch her running on the waterfront, walking her new pup, watching reruns of Real Housewives, or making a trip to HomeGoods