Just Imagine the Discoveries You Can Make Along the Byway
Outdoor Recreation, Where Fun Comes Naturally
Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the spectacular views, countless trails and exciting recreational activities available along this byway. Hike, bird watch, fish, photograph, kayak, canoe, tube, sightsee, horseback or cycle your way along the Delaware River, Lower Delaware Wild and Scenic River and Delaware and Raritan Canal (D&R).
On your adventure, be sure to explore the D&R Canal Tow Path, an early 1830s transportation corridor between Philadelphia and New York. Today, visitors enjoy walking and bicycling along the Tow Path while taking in the beautiful, peaceful surroundings.
Experience Authentic Local Culture
Art lovers can hone their skills by taking classes with local painters, sculptors, photographers, writers, actors, musicians and filmmakers. There’s always something to celebrate on the byway—attend the many events and festivals that take place on the byway, like Bastille Day festivities in Frenchtown or Spring Shad Fest in Lambertville.
Don’t forget to explore the local antique shops and flea market for rare finds and unique collectibles.
History You Can Only Find Here
Take in the sights at Washington’s Crossing State Park where George Washington and other Revolutionary War figures made history. Take a step back in time and visit the Old Barracks Museum that housed troops during the Revolutionary War and French and Indian War. Or explore the early American industrial architecture while learning how 18th century mills operated at Prallsville Mills. Local farms like Holcombe-Jimison Farmstead Museum give you a peek into the agricultural heritage of the region.
Local Cuisine and Lodging
Fuel your adventure with local fare. Enjoy a wholesome meal with the family in the downtown areas of Frenchtown, Stockton and Lambertville or dine on the waterfront in Titusville and Ewing.
What to Do on Your Byway Adventure
Camping, picnicking, hiking trails, horseback riding, fishing, cross-country skiing
George Washington landed here during his famous crossing of the Delaware River with his army in the winter of 1776 before securing a pivotal victory during the American Revolution. Now known for its trails and wildlife, this state park allows visitors to hike, horseback ride, cycle, camp, fish, or picnic.
Visit this 10-building mill complex to experience 18th-century industrial architecture, art galleries, concerts, tours, yoga and many other activities.
Boating, picnicking, hiking, biking, horseback riding, birding, fishing, hunting
This 70-mile park runs along the Delaware River itself and features multiple access points to recreational activities like hiking, cycling, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, hunting, and geocaching.
Boating, picnicking, hiking, biking, birding, fishing, hunting
An 80-acre forested island, Bull’s Island activities include boating, picnicking, hiking, biking, bird watching, fishing, and hunting. Enjoy river views while you cross into Pennsylvania on the Roebling pedestrian bridge.
Howell Living Farm was a working farm for 285 years, growing corn, oats and wheat. Now the farm continues its tradition as a living museum by raising crops and livestock and providing educational events for kids.
This Georgian house, built in the 1700s, was once owned by a wealthy merchant. His family and subsequent owners of the house played a significant part in New Jersey’s history. Today, you can check out this house to learn about life in the 1700s for William Trent and his household.
An Italianate villa built in 1848, Ellarslie mansion now houses the City of Trenton Museum, which displays a collection of Trenton’s cultural history. The property also includes 80 acres of Cadwalader Park, Trenton’s first city park designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, father of American landscape architecture.
Cheer on the Trenton Thunder at Arm & Hammer stadium. Check the website for other special events held at the stadium.
A science, art and history museum all in one, the New Jersey State Museum boasts two million artifacts and a planetarium. Learn about cultural history, archaeology, ethnography and fine art by taking a tour, listening to a lecture or browsing the galleries. A parking garage is located on-site.