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Things to Do in New Hope Pennsylvania: Touring and Shopping

A sophisticated country town located on the Delaware River, New Hope is a successful blend of commerce and history that attracts people who are looking for tranquility, romance and memories in all four seasons. Established in 1681, the thousand-acre town contains almost 250 sites recorded in the National Register of Places. Take a look at the top things to do in New Hope Pennsylvania.


Walking tours or a great way to see the area, but walking is not the only way to see this town and its sights. You can also canoe, tube or take a ferry ride down the Delaware on a Mississippi-style stern wheel river boat. Couple should enjoy trotting in a mule barge or horse carriage or enjoy the view aboard a hot air balloon or the authentic New Hope and Ivyland Railroad steam train as it weaves through the countryside. You can also arrange horseback rides on trails.

As far as places to stay in New Hope, there is no shortage of cottages, inns and small hotels in this bed and breakfast community in Bucks County. Two of their most popular accommodations include the 1740 House and the pre-Revolutionary Lambertville House.

If you consider yourself a shopaholic, start your excursion along the canal and make your way to the Main Street. Make sure to pace yourself, though, as this Bucks County art community offers over 200 art galleries, artesinal craft shops, boutiques and antique shops. The Golden Nugget Antique Flea Market and Lambertville Antique Market, both located on River Road just across the river from New Hope, have some very interesting and unique finds.

Depending on your favorite indulgence, give yourself a reward following a day of tireless touring and sight-seeing with chocolate-dipped strawberries from the Country Fair Chocolate, new lingerie from Grownups, or a bottle from Buck County’s first winery, the Buckingham Valley Vineyards.

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