Well.. you can try and park at New Hope or go over to Lambertville, New Jersey, and park there. Lambertville is a twin city of New Hope and is very nice also... with shops and restaurants etc.
So.. it is convienent to park in New Jersey and just walk over to New Hope. I have walked the bridge a few times and it is nice.. plus the views are great :)
New Hope & Ivyland Railroad steams through the hills and valleys of Bucks County starting from the old train station on West Bridge Street. Everything is so close, between the train, canal, bridges, shopping, and then into Lambertville, New Jersey. You don't go very far to find anything. .. just sort of follow your nose...
New Hope is located about 40 miles north of Philadelphia and 75 miles west of New York City. The two major roads that go through New Hope are PA Route 32 and PA Route 179. Both roads are accesible from US Route 202. New Hope is about 12 miles north of I-95.
In the summer of 1969, we attended an antique car show in New Hope. This is a show that has been held every year since 1957, and is still being held.
We drove there in our 1932 Plymouth. We belong to the Plymouth 4 & 6 Cylinder Owner's Club, and they have their National Summer Meet at New Hope.
There is metered parking available but if you can't find anything after a look around, just head for one of the lots and pay the $5 or so for all-day parking. Mechanic Street has several parking lots and is not as congested as other streets in the area. The streets are narrow, many are one-way and driving around is just not fun. It's a town that's meant to be walked so get rid of the gas-guzzler and enjoy.