Lambertville Travel Guide

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Lambertville Things to Do

  • Winter Festival-held along with New Hope

    Winter Festival-held with the town of New Hope across the river.Live size ice carvings, good restaurants, mummer parade. Check the web site for festival dates and activities.

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  • Lambertville - But Seriously

    I hope the folks of Lambertville don't take offense at my lighthearted page about their town. Its really a charming little village that is pure historic Americana. If your in the Philadelphia area for a few days and want to escape the hustle of the large city, by all means take a drive up north to New Hope and Lambertville. It will be a welcome...

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  • Lambertville - On The Delaware River

    The historic Delaware River runs directly between New Hope ane Lambertville and forms the border between Pennsylvania and New Jersey. On the Lambertville side of the river you will also see the Delaware and Raritan Canal. The canal was completed in 1834 but at the expense of 4,000 Irish immigrants. Cholera broke out and many of the immigrants died...

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  • Run Tippi Run

    When I was leaving Lambertville I saw the top of the railway station and almost went into a panic. I thought I was reliving a moment from Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds. This reminded me so much of the scene where the birds gathered and waited to peck the birdseed out of Tippi Hedrin's hair in the movie.

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  • Lambertville - Many inns and hotels

    There are many quaint and beautiful inns, hotels, and resturants in Lambertville. Here is the first one you will see after crossing the river. At first glance it reminded me of the some of the buildings in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Only you can't drink in the streets here and throw beads at ladies from the balcony who lift their blouses. I...

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  • Lambertville - The Marshall House

    After crossing the bridge you will find many historic houses that have been renovated. Many contain antique stores, bed and breakfasts and restaurants. The one pictured here is the restored historis home of James W. Marshall. Now you may be asking yourself why am I pointing out the Marshall to you. Just who is James W. Marshall? He is actually the...

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  • Lambertville - You have to cross the...

    If your visiting New Hope, Pennsylvania and want to see Lambertville also, you have to cross the bridge. You can drive across or you can walk. We decided to walk. We had just paid $15.00 to park our car for the day in New Hope, so there was no reason to move the car and give up that parking space. Its just a short walk that gives you a great view...

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  • ShadFest - A Festivus for Shad

    At the end of April, Lambertville celebrates a weekend ShadFest. The town celebrates the return of the spawning Shad (a type of fish) up the Delaware River, and the town's cultural and arts community.It gets pretty crowded during ShadFest but it's great for people-watching and sampling the food, beer, and wine from the businesses in the area.

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  • Walk up and down Union Street...

    Walk up and down Union Street and continue on Bridge Street and over the bridge to PA. Lots of shopping, antique shops, gallerys, restaurants, etc.The town appears to have not changed much in the past 50 years.

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Lambertville Restaurants

  • Great Burgers!

    This is a typical pub atmosphere, furnished in dark woods with tables and booths available. The French Onion Soup and Spinach Artichoke Dip, which I shared, was very good. But when my Chili Burger arrived---stand back!! It was overflowing with chili and melted cheddar cheese. I couldn't finish it, it was way too much. This is definitely a good,...

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  • Eat at this former Train Station!

    When living in New Jersey we visited Lambertville often, always stopping for lunch or dinner at The Lambertville Station. I loved the warm wood floors and touch of brass throughout the building! The fact that it's in a 19th century renovated train station made it unique!Large windows made people watching easy and abandoned train tracks were always...

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  • Delightful restaurant off the beaten...

    Located off the beaten track in Lambertville, this informal neighborhood restaurant offers both relaxing garden patio dining, and cozy fireside dining options. The full service pub serves a dozen excellent choices of beer on tap and offers twenty-five more in bottles. With a new food menu offered weekly and the Old English atmosphere of the pub,...

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  • Best in the Fall for the Fireplace

    This is a cozy place to stop especially when parked in front of the real wood burning fireplace. Stick to the basic Burger & Soup. The entrees leave much to be desired since they appear to have directly fallen off the Sysco Truck with minimal intervention from the chef. Service varies and the waitstaff themselves run the gamut from congenial to...

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  • Great Spot

    Tucked away in an alley this hard to find place is better than searching for Waldo. Seating both inside with it's open air kitchen or on the patio during warmer weather is a relaxing treat for both the eyes and the palate. The changing seasonal menu always offers an array of tasty selections. After viewing the current menu a perfect pairing of wine...

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  • Interesting Menu!

    This restaurant is a restored train station which rests on the banks of the Delaware River. The food is excellent and the menu has some interesting dishes!! I was tempted to try the ostrich steak, but I wasn't that hungry, so I went for the veal and crab entree, not knowing the amount of food I was in for. It was phenomenal!! Two huge pieces of...

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Lambertville Transportation

  • Walk Across the Delaware

    Your are going to be walking everywhere, because all the cute little shops are practically on top of one another. You can walk across the bridge from Lambertville to New Hope and back, just be sure to wear shoes that are not too wobbly, because the walkway consists of uneven wood planks!

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  • We drive and take Route 31 or...

    We drive and take Route 31 or Route 29 for the most scenic views of the Delaware and the NJ countryside. There is also bus service from NYC on Trans Bridge Lines. Call them at 1-800-962-9135 for more information.Walk. Park the car and walk. Good luck with parking the car. Metered parking means that you might be making multiple trips to feed the...

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Lambertville Shopping

  • Coach Leather Bags

    This store had pretty good deals on Coach leather handbags and accessories. No signature C prints, though, just leather. I bought a black leather bag, French purse wallet, leather wristlet, mens' wallet, and leather photo album for $300!! Okay, so it's last season, but so what? Cheaper than in a mall Coach store.

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  • Dollhouse MIniatures

    This shop specialized in tiny things for a dollhouse. I am fascinated by miniatures, I don't know why! There was an amazing haunted house decorated inside and out for Halloween. I think it was $1,200!Instead, I bought a tiny ceramic bathtub, toilet and pedestal sink for a cheap $15. What a deal!

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  • Outdoor Sculptures and Garden Bronzes

    When you drive up to this place you will think you are entering a villa. The bronze sculptures of children at play and animals are displayed throughout the grounds in a garden setting. Nothing was not very affordable, but still beautiful to walk around and look at the amazing bronze figures, which may have been by the sculptor J. Seward Johnson,...

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Lambertville Local Customs

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    by feline01 Updated Jul 1, 2003

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    If you walk down by the Delaware River, you will find numerous geese, ducks, swans etc. This goose decided to have a dance with my hubby. Who knows why-maybe it was a mating dance :-)

    My husband really isn't this doofy, I don't know quite what was going on here.

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Lambertville Warnings and Dangers

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    by marca Updated Feb 7, 2006

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    Be sure to obey all parking regulations. I wrote the original tip back in August 2002. I failed to heed my own advise. I visited town during the Ice Festival in February 06 and returned to my car 10 minutes after the meter ran out with a parking ticket. I hate that!

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Lambertville Tourist Traps

  • They hold a Shad Festival each...

    They hold a Shad Festival each year on the last full weekend in April. It is crowded, driving through town is awlful and parking is worse. We have attended the festival many times and had the best times when we took the train in from Ringoes (no longer running)or used one of the satelite parking areas they arrange for the festival. The festival is...

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  • The town is a tourist trap-it...

    The town is a tourist trap-it is designed to suck tourists in and keep them there. But it doesn't prevent it from being a nice place to visit. I wouldn't recommend actually buying anything in the shops unless you're wealthy because you can get the same crap for much less in a regular shop somewhere else.

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Lambertville Off The Beaten Path

  • Moravian Tile and Pottery Works

    The Moravian Pottery and Tile Works, a National Historic Landmark, is maintained as a "working history" museum by Pennsylvania's County of Bucks, Department of Parks and Recreation. Handmade tiles are still produced in a manner similar to that developed by the pottery's founder and builder, Henry Chapman Mercer (1856-1930). Mercer was a major...

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  • Not far from Lambertville...

    Not far from Lambertville located on 394 Route 31 in West Amwell, NJ is Pine Creek Miniature Golf. It is my favorite miniature golf course, actually 2 courses. Beautiful landscaping and large course. Their website is www.pinecreekgolf.com

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    by nicolettart Written Jul 10, 2003

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    Favorite thing: If you are in NYC or NJ, Lambertville is a great day trip. There are so many interesting little shops selling all kinds of things, from antiques to pottery to handmade soaps. I was so thrilled in a kitchen shop when I found a great can opener (yeah, little things make me happy, like the bath fizzies I found in a soap store!!)
    I love the the "village" feel of the town and the old stone buildings, which date to George Washington's time.

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