My sister took us by this Quaker Meeting house (which is the meeting attended by my mother's first cousin who is a Quaker) after she picked us up at the Trenton train station. This was the first house of worship in Princeton (1726) and the wounded from the Princeton Battlefield were brought here after the battle.
The Stonybrook Meeting House is on Quaker Road (Rt. 533) just south of Mercer Street (Rt. 583)
Phone: Meeting Phone: (609)924-5674
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Lambertville is a great little town on the edge of the Delaware River which divides New Jersey from Pennsylvania. If you get here early on a Saturday morning, you can check out the Golden Nugget Antique Market where you should be able to pick up a great bargain or two. The town itself is a quaint place perfect for a day trip. Across the river, you'll find the equally picturesque town of New Hope, Pennsylvania where even today, mules pull barges slowly down the river from a towpath along the egde.
From Princeton, take 206 to 95 South then take NJ 29 (exit 1) North to Lambertville. It should take about 30 minutes.
Lambertville is maybe 20 minutes from Princeton, sitting on the Delaware River. It's an historic town with cute buildings housing antique shops, restaurants, etc. Walk (or drive) across the small bridge and you'll find yourself in New Hope, PA, which has more of the same (but maybe a little bit more than the New Jersey half... but maybe more traffic and people too).
There is an extensive bike/walk trail that goes all the way from Trenton to New Brunswick, passing through Princeton, and following the meandering Delaware and Raritan Canal (hence the state park of the same name). In fact, it also extends northward along the Delaware from Trenton to Frenchtown. At any rate, travel however much you want. It makes a nice bike trip, especially in the fall when all of the leaves are changing color and the weather is a bit cooler. In fact, if you're on the extension, you can also stop at Lambertville and New Hope, PA to eat and shop and such.
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Go to Hoagie Haven at 242 Nassau Street. I know this should techniquely be in the restaurant section, but trust me, this will be a mindblowing experience for you. Order whatever you like, but I personally recommend the eggplant-parm w/ everything. Part of the fun is trying to understand the workers when you order. Everyone I know in Princeton raves about this place, and whenever I see someone from Princeton being interviewed on TV they always seem to mention Hoagie Haven (John Popper of Blues Traveller, and Bebe Neuwirth--Frasier's ex-wife on Frasier). Truly God's food.
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End of year, spoiled Princeton University
undergrad student furniture throw out...
Papa and mama have to much cash and son/daughter
is to bloody lazy.
Stroll around and see what perfect working
furniture those brats are throwing away.
Some throw it out of the windows, so that
it breaks and blokes like me who go furniture
hunting can't use it anymore...:-(
quite a spectacle every year at the end of may...
Just had to add it again here to:
go kayaking on the canal or even better
the Stonybrook stream....
the pic is of us running into a bloackade
by a fallen tree and woodwork that got
blocked by it and us working our way through
check my Must see activities for more info...
There is a little and very peaceful
lake behind the famous Institute
(where Albert Einstein used to work).
Very well worth it, especially late
afternoon, early evening...
Haning Bridge over Stonybrook river:
Well hidden in the Institute Woods, this
is probably my fav' spot. Very beautiful, calm
Bird Observatory Platform:
Located well hidden in the Institute Woods.
Close to the Water Treatment thingie...
good luck finding it, is half the fun...