Biking, Hiking, Walking and Running in and around New Hope
Biking is fabulous here! If you like flat, smooth, shady biking, try the towpath which goes for some 40 miles along the Delaware River in New Jersey. It's just down the hill from the inn. More trails await you across the river in Pennsylvania.
If you like hills and scenic countryside, there are routes right from our New Hope bed and breakfast that take you along streams, over a covered bridge and along grand ridges with views of rolling farmland in every direction. We will be glad to help you plan your route. You can also check out www.bikehunterdon.org for more information.
Bikes can be rented at a number of locations within just a few miles of the inn.
- Pure Energy Cycling - 99 South Main Street, Lambertville 609-397-7008 Located one block from the towpath. Rentals are $8 per hour and $30 for all day (8 hours). Mon thru Sat 10 - 7, Sun 10 - 5.
- New Hope Cyclery, will deliver bikes to the Inn for extended rental. 215-862-6888.
A great trail for walking or running, the Delaware River towpath goes for some 40 miles along the river. You can walk from the Inn to the towpath and then to center-city Stockton (left on towpath) or visit Prallsville Mills (right on towpath) and continue all the way to Bulls Island State Park if you like.
"Sidewalk strolling" is great both in Lambertville and across the bridge in New Hope. Frenchtown, NJ is another great river town to explore on foot just about 10 miles north.
Outdoor enthusiasts might wish to hike along the cliffs in Ralph Stover State Park near Point Pleasant, Pennsylvania (about 5 miles north) for beautiful creek and valley views, or visit Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve, 2 1/2 miles south of New Hope. It offers walking on 26 trails through 100 acres of woods and meadows.
Click here to view Biking, Walking and Running Map
Hot Air Ballooning
Enjoy the incredible views of the countryside surrounding The Woolverton on a hot air balloon ride.
Water Sports on the Delaware River (Canoeing, Tubing, Rafting, Kayaking)
Delaware River Tubing, Frenchtown, NJ Enjoy tubing, rafting, canoeing and kayaking - Featuring the Famous River Hot Dog Man
Bucks Country River Country is about 5 miles away and offers water activities of all kinds. You can canoe in the canal, float lazily down the river on a hot summer day, or head down the river on a raft. Kayaking is also available.
There are a number of golf courses of varying difficulty nearby.
Five Ponds Golf Club in Warminster, PA
about 20 minutes away. 215-956-9727.
Heron Glen (Carolyn and Bob's favorite) in Ringoes, NJ
Silver Bit and Spur, Whitehouse Station, NJ
Experience the freedom of no trail guides; explore acres and acres of trails. Please call for an appointment. (908) 534-4010