Things to do in New Hope for the outdoor enthusiast!
Biking, Hiking, Walking and Running
Biking, Hiking, Walking and Running 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.
For a special, customized bike tour with an expert guide of nearby historic and cultural venues, we are pleased to partner with Encore Rides who specialize in unique ways to experience the sights of Bucks County PA and Hunterdon County NJ. Encore Historic Guided Rides
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.
Other Activities & Things to Do in New Hope & Beyond
Hot Air Ballooning – Enjoy the incredible views of the countryside surrounding The Woolverton on a hot air balloon ride.
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.
Golfing – There are a number of golf courses of varying difficulty nearby.
Horseback Riding – 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
Five Ponds Golf Course
+1 215-956-97271225 W Street Rd, Warminster, PA 18974, USA
Heron Glen Golf Course
+1 908-806-6804State Highway 202 & 31, 110, Ringoes, NJ 08551, USA
Silver Bit & Spur Farm
+1 908-534-4010631 County Road #523, Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889, USA
Delaware River Tubing
+1 908-996-5386778 Frenchtown Rd, Milford, NJ 08848, USA
Bucks County River Country
+1 215-297-50002 Walters Ln, Point Pleasant, PA 18950, USA
Hot Air Ballooning
Alexandria Balloon Flights
+1 908-479-487848 Sky Manor Rd, Pittstown, NJ 08867, USA
Balloons Aloft Inc
+1 908-996-333342 Sky Manor Rd, Pittstown, NJ 08867, USA
Hunterdon Ballooning Inc
+1 908-788-5415111 Locktown Flemington Rd, Flemington, NJ 08822, USA
Pure Energy Cycling & Java House
+1 609-397-700899 S Main St, Lambertville, NJ 08530, USA
New Hope Cyclery
+1 215-862-6888404 York Rd, New Hope, PA 18938, USA