The adventurer in you will love Hunterdon County – home to the best side of the Delaware River! You can begin by taking a scenic drive along River Road, which follows the Delaware through Hunterdon County. There are several overlooks and pull-off areas where you can stop and take in the views.

Continue your adventure by visiting the local towns: There are several charming towns along the Delaware in Hunterdon County, including Stockton, Lambertville, Milford and Frenchtown. These towns offer shopping, dining, and cultural attractions.

Lambertville – River Walks and Bike Paths

Love to ride your bike? Take your bike down to the Delaware River Towpath! But if you need a bike first, stop in Big Bear Gear in Lambertville and check out the smooth rides afforded through their offerings.

Before heading out, sip some coffee from Lambertville Trading Company and view the scenic Delaware from the bridge to New Hope, Pa. or the famous Goat Hill Overlook before heading down the Towpath towards Hunterdon’s other beautiful river towns and scenic destinations.

Stockton – Eating Stops

In Stockton, refuel at Gabarelly’s Stockton Steaks! Juicy Philadelphia-style steaks will fill your stomach with joy before traveling to enjoy The Bulls Island Recreation Area (three miles north) is a small, forested island with stands of sycamore and silver maples and the only place on the canal with camping facilities (43 sites). Or take in the historic Prallsville Mills and experience this cultural and historical Hunterdon treasure.

As you ride north, enjoy the mighty Delaware and all its glory. You might even spot a Bald Eagle in this magnificent nature lover’s paradise along the river.

Find more Stockton stops here: A Perfect Day in Stockton, NJ

Frenchtown – Shopping

In Frenchtown, you can get an energy breakfast at the Frenchtown Cafe and enjoy the shows and exhibits at ArtYard. While there, enjoy the charming shops and boutiques of this famous borough that made it USA Today’s #1 nationally for Small Town Shopping

Find more Frenchtown stops here: Frenchtown – Best Small Town!


Further north, in Milford, enjoy food and drink at New Jersey’s first craft brewery, Descendants Brewing Company, or travel a little north to Phillips Farm and pick fresh berries and fruits in-season and shop the farmer’s market.  This picturesque farm is home to six generations. It supplies many of New York City’s finest restaurants with fresh produce for their seasonal menus. Phillips is a You can also enjoy the view from the Milford Bluffs, a preserve offering spectacular Delaware views. It is a balanced mix of forest and fields. The hot dry microclimates feature is specialized habitat for some of New Jersey’s rarest plants.

Find more Milford stops here: Cool Things to do in Milford, NJ


Hunterdon County, NJ offers a variety of outdoor recreational activities along the Delaware. Here are some things you can do along the river in Hunterdon County:

  1. Go kayaking or canoeing: The Delaware River is a popular spot for kayaking and canoeing. There are several outfitters in the area that offer rentals, guided trips, and shuttle services.
  2. Hiking and biking trails: Hunterdon County offers several scenic trails along the Delaware River, including the Delaware & Raritan Canal Trail and the Columbia Trail. These trails offer opportunities for hiking, biking, and wildlife viewing.
  3. Fishing: The Delaware River is a popular spot for fishing, with a variety of fish species including trout, bass, and shad. You can fish from the banks or rent a boat to access deeper waters.

Overall, there are plenty of outdoor activities and scenic spots to enjoy along the Delaware in Hunterdon County. Find more adventures here!