Nestled on the banks of the Delaware River, Lambertville, N.J., is a town like no other. Named “One of America’s Prettiest Towns” by Forbes.com, this charming and historic river town sits in the northwest corner of Hunterdon County, just across the bridge from its neighbor, New Hope, PA.
Much of the Victorian and Federal style row houses in Lambertville’s historic center were built between 1820 and 1870 and feature wide wood floors, detailed molding, and charming architectural elements. The town is crammed with antique shops, restaurants, retail, and coffee shops – all enjoyed by residents, weekenders, and tourists alike. THE A-LIST favorites include The Boat House, Deanna’s Cafe, Sneddons Luncheonette, and the antique mecca, The People’s Store.
Just outside the town center on River Road (Rt. 29), is the much-loved outdoor antique/flea market The Golden Nugget. It is a treasure hunter’s paradise, and to the early bird’s delight, the market is open Wednesday, Saturdays, and Sundays from 6am to 4pm.
Lambertville has a lively waterfront, and the Delaware & Raritan Canal State Park runs through town and is enjoyed by bikers, hikers, joggers and cross country skiers alike.