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    Enjoy the view

    by Pawtuxet Updated May 2, 2006

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    Husband & son, Christopher enjoy the view

    The Delaware River bridge separates New Jersey from Pennsylvania. A broad sidewalk invites folks to cross over or just to linger along the way to see the boat traffic below. We watched a crazy jet skier performing for everyone's attention. It was the first warm sunny day in a long time....so much rain this spring. Lots of people watching along this bridge as well. The steel version of the bridge has stood since the early 1900's.

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    Enjoy the arts at Phillips Mill

    by jelw Updated Jun 12, 2005

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    Original Musical Theatrical Productions

    This wonderful historic gristmill is now Phillips Mill Community Association. A stage and gallery for amateur and professional, playwrights, sculptors, photographers, fine & performing artists

    They host annual, juried photographic and Art exhibitions , highly rated with good reason. This years 13th Annual Photographic Exhibition was held May 15th through Memorial Day.
    A special Diamond Jubilee retrospective of Bucks County Art will be held. The exhibit opens to the public on June 18 and runs through July 17, 2005. Open daily 11am-5pm. Admission: $5 p/p .
    Tickets for the gala cocktail reception June 17th are $75 per person.
    In the photo of a play you will notice the painting of one of the many artists which used these historic surrounds as a home base during a critical time in their U.S. and European Exhibition years around 1917.

    At the 75th ANNUAL Art Exibition The Art Institute of Philadelphia Graphic Design faculty member Bob Koffler is serving as one of the jurors. Just another great reason to make your way to New Hope, Pa. this fall.
    September 23, 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    September 25 through October 30, 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    Admission: Adults $3.00, Senior Citizens $2.00, Students $1.00
    Located 1 1/2 miles north of New Hope, Pennsylvania
    on River Road, Route 32
    215-862-0582
    http://www.phillipsmill.org/art.html

    Also offered are original musical & dramatic theatrical productions, cabaret with informal seating and concerts.
    This wonderful small venue is a Diamond in the Rough of Bucks County.

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    Float along the canal....pulled by mules !

    by Pawtuxet Updated Jun 1, 2005

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    Olivia Morgan

    Here we see the boat being pulled by the mules on the land path. There is a trainer who runs/walks with the mules to keep them going at a good pace. A rudder at the back of the boat is operated by a man who keeps things on the straight and narrow. Well, most of the time. See another tip for the story on that.

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    Cruise the river

    by Pawtuxet Updated Jun 1, 2005

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    tour boat

    You can relax on a 30 minute boat ride down the Delaware River. Coryell's Ferry Boat can be found in the backyard of Gerenser's Exotic Ice Cream. A pleasant way to spend some time in the afternoon when it's time to sit for a while. The river is really peaceful and lovely. . . with interesting homes and plenty of wildlife along the way.

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    Ride a Harley ?

    by Pawtuxet Updated Jun 1, 2005

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    Hoot & Harley

    Every once in a while there will be a hord of motorcyclists decend on the little town of New Hope. However on the day we went, it was relatively quiet. This one bike was a beauty, and my husband thought he would tease a friend by telling him this was his new bike.

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    Check out the shops

    by Pawtuxet Updated Jun 1, 2005

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    walking main street

    Lots of shops...one right after another...separated only by restaurants or the occasional Tarot Card reader. Goods tend to be pricey...lots of souvenir items. When you cross the bridge back to the New Jersey side in Lambertville, you see more antique shops and things look like they are a cut above the shops here. Several interesting looking restaurants seem to be popular for having lunch in view of the street for people watching.

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    Walk the canal

    by Pawtuxet Updated Jun 1, 2005

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    Delaware River Canal

    Beautiful views along the canal. Very peaceful. Buildings come right up to it...built very close....well cared for, older properties. It's nice to be away from the crowds on the street. Just be on the lookout for the mules coming! They can be rowdy sometimes, so you won't want to get in their way. :-)
    Story on these critters in another tip.

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    Relax in a quiet spot for lunch

    by Pawtuxet Updated Jun 1, 2005

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    C'est La Vie  !!

    We found this wonderful spot tucked away behind the hustle and bustle of the main business street. Nestled by the side of the river, it offers a comfortable spot under big trees overlooking the river and all the activity on the river as well as along the bridge.
    As for the food.....well, VERY French. Truly wonderful pastries, delicious sandwiches, very good coffee. I had turkey and brie on French bread. yum.

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    The Mules of New Hope

    by Pawtuxet Updated Jun 1, 2005

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    Mules pulling the boat

    The Delaware River Canal Boat Co. has daily trips on the canal as well as pre-arranged private party & group excursions. It's a one hour ride through the Bucks County countryside with a team of mules pulling the boat from the path along the shore. Historic homes, secret alleys, artists' workshops and outdoor cafes are scattered along your way...punctuated with ducks, geese and heron.

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    Fine Shopping and access at Peddlers Village

    by jelw Updated Feb 24, 2005

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    Illumination at Peddlers Village
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    PEDDLERS VILLAGE in Lahaska
    is located just west of New Hope.
    The original or main section is centered on a lovely green and surrounded by historic buildings ousing shops, galleries and eateries. They have added many new buildings which comform to the aesthetic as well as being more wheel chair friendly. They seem to put great effort into upkeep of side walks and access.
    It may be harder for the one pushing the chair unless it is motorized?
    My father loved Peddlers Village, I would wheel him all over. His favorite places were the various bars and restaurants. But we were able to access many shops in the old section and all shops in the newer outlet section.
    I don't recall going in the front entrance of the Cock and Bull, I believe we used the side entrance. This may have been simply because he loved the little tavern there.

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    Pristine Setting

    by jelw Updated Feb 24, 2005

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    leave only footprints

    Bucks County is famous for these sylvan scenes. This is actually off the beaten path (There are other photos of this lovely area in my off the beaten track tip section) on Cutaloosa road in Solebury township. This spot has become a favorite of artists.

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    or you can hire Phillips Mill for...

    by jelw Updated Feb 24, 2005

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    A wedding behind the Mill

    a private wedding or reception. This is such a lovely little historic site. In a magnificent setting. Many people like to rent the mill for thier small private affairs. Hire your caterer and band and have a special time.

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    Art and history mix splendidly at Phillips Mill.

    by jelw Updated Nov 9, 2004

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    Art and history mix splendidly at Phillips Mill.
    This is a private community association. They do open the doors to the public for many of the Art shows.
    such as
    Annual juried photography exhibit
    Fine arts show
    Theater and cabaret shows.

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    A ride on the old canal

    by kazander Updated Jun 17, 2004

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    Mule powered boat

    A must see or a tourist trap? Hard to decide. It's a long slow journey for you, a boat load of people, and one tired mule. The scenery is nice, and it is relaxing, not to mention that the guide gives a lot of great historical information about the Delaware Canal and the town of New Hope. There is also a musician on board who will play the banjo (or harmonica) and sing some old time tunes for you. If you're not interested in History, or you don't want to contribute to the load the mule pulls, you may want to give the boat ride a skip.

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    Wander through town

    by kazander Updated Apr 27, 2004

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    crooked house

    The town of New hope is the must see. Something for everyone! There are Shops that sell swords and medieval garb, witchcraft herbs and potions, eclectic jewlery, novelties, lingerie, crafts, imported good, all kinds of stuff! I'm sure you can find someting to suit your fancy;)
    Check out the old canal. There are boats that are pulled by mules that foe a fee you can go on a ride.
    There is a haunted Inn and restuarant (will update with the name)
    The crooked house in the pic is actially a shop. It's not on the main street just something you will come across when exploring little alleyways and streets. We actually found it when following a sign for a tattoo parlor that Lou wanted to stop into!

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  • Jul 17, 2013 at 11:40 AM

    Went to New Hope and as always enjoyed it. If you don't mind the walk, parking is also available at Lambertville Station. On weekends there is a small fee, but when we went this last week, on a Monday, we didn't pay anything, so I am thinking no fee during the week. The only drawback is the walk across the bridge, but if you don't mind it( and we don't) then it'll save you a few bucks. Warning though, some things aren't open on Mondays.

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