Best Things To Do In Frenchtown
A perfect place to bike and hike, the beautiful Frenchtown is worth the visit for its quietness and serenity. The beginning of the Delaware & Raritan Canal State Park is located here. The stroll along the Riverside Trail asks for the beautiful landscape to be soaked in bit by bit. Exciting right? Then don’t wait. Rent a bicycle from Cycle Corner and do some exploring. It is the only bicycle shop in the Frenchtown having bikes for the whole family including tandems and youth and child carrier bicycles.
Have a day to yourself and take a walk along the cool and calm waters of the Delaware River during the warmer months and enjoy some of the best things to do in Frenchtown. Delaware River Tubing offers daily, affordable adventures including tubing, rafting, canoeing and kayaking. These adventures lead to a scrumptious lunch on a remarkably beautiful private island.
Not just the adventure seekers, even the Art lovers have much to rejoice at the Frenchtown thanks to the plethora of galleries it houses. Their nature/organic themed artwork showcase a transcending calmness. A small visit to the gallery can take you to an unknown place of quietness and tranquility. Finally, be sure to check out the Decoys and Wildlife Gallery for its nationally recognized collection of decoys, wildlife carvings, original artwork and framed prints.
Shopping In Frenchtown
Frenchtown is a shoppers’ paradise with a boutique or fancy shop around every corner. Perhaps the most unique destination is The Book Garden. It is a community bookstore cum museum which rents itself in an 1860 Victorian Mansion carrying books for all age groups and gifts, toys and greeting cards. Unwind with a collection of ‘previously loved books’ in the shop’s read-in kitchen.
What if you could get unique handmade gifts and designs from around the world in just one shop for your loved ones? Stop in Two Buttons, a 2200 square foot warehouse owned by Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love. The shop is a tiny warehouse of her souvenir from around the world and qualifies as a perfect gift.
Extravagance is not always a bad thing especially when you find a place where each item sold has a tale of hope to narrate; selling products that make a difference in the world, its environment, and its society. You can do a little guilt-free shopping at Jasper & June. Some of their products include trendy FEED Bags that help provide school meals to hungry children around the world and beautiful LSTN headphones and earbuds that help restore hearing to children through the Starkey Hearing Foundation.
Places To Eat In Frenchtown
Frenchtown is a paradise for foodies looking to satiate their taste buds with its great culinary selections. For breakfast or lunch be sure to stop in the Frenchtown Cafe. Their menu offers sandwiches, burgers, omelets and French toast among other delicacies and their bread is gluten-free. The courteous staff and homey feeling, besides the great food, make the café a destination favored by many.
For beautiful views of the Delaware River, enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner at the Bridge Cafe. The diner is located in an old train depot and hence the interior still showcases pressed ceilings and walls like that of a train station. The menu offers a plethora of dishes to choose from besides the pastries and ice creams to calm that sweet tooth of yours. Their outdoor seating is actually what used to be the station’s waiting platform. The Lovin’ Oven is another adorable Frenchtown eatery. The café is open throughout the day serving authentic salads, grass-fed hormone free burgers and delicious dinner appetizers. Do not forget to try their pumpkin pancakes served with honey, maple syrup and granola, cream cheese drizzle, for breakfast. Their bacon- wrapped meatloaf is just what a perfect dinner looks like.
If you have a sweet tooth you will love What’s Brewing at Maria’s. The little café is hugely famous for its sweet delicacies including banana cream pie, apple walnut cake, ice creams and brownies which also go perfectly with their coffee. For untimely hunger pangs, make sure to try their chili and soups. Finally, before leaving town pick up some chocolates at Minette’s Candies, a wonderful little candy shop filled with beautiful and delicious treats.
Near by Frenchtown
It is not just Frenchtown but its neighbors, Lambertville, NJ and New Hope, PA that too warrant a stopover. At a distance of about16 miles, the towns are a destination filled with happy vibes, beautiful galleries and stylish boutiques, unique antiques and eateries serving scrumptious meals.
Annual Events In Frenchtown
Frenchtown is a bliss all the year round, thanks to its many annual events, some of which include – An annual Bastille Day Celebration in July; Wine & Art Weekend in May; Riverfest, a town-wide event that celebrates the end of summer with music, food, arts and kids activities; The River Moon Film Festival; Halloween Parade; and a variety of holiday activities, including Santa’s arrival via the Delaware on a canoe.