New Hope Things to Do: Beautiful Scenic Drives

When it comes to New Hope things to do, scenic drives are plentiful. Surrounding your New Hope Inn are many beautiful views. There are exciting photo opportunities just around every bend in the road.

New Hope is known as the main attraction in Bucks County and is not far from Philadelphia and New York City. Because of its popularity, it is best to visit the town on a weekday. City visitors come to the area to shop, go to the playhouse and take in the history, but the highlight of a visit is the scenic drive along the Delaware River.

Route 32

The Delaware River Scenic drive can be picked up from any of the river towns. It runs on Route 32 and 532 in Pennsylvania and you can cross over the river to New Jersey Route 29. Along the way you will visit small town America. Enjoy the local shops, restaurants and historic sites. Antique shopping is plentiful. 

Washington Crossing and Kintnersville

Two good starting places for your scenic trip would be Washington Crossing on the southern end of the route and Kintnersville on the northern end. Both are in Bucks County, Pennsylvania and are not far for New Hope Bed and Breakfast visitors. New Hope is located in the middle of these two towns. By following route 32 you will enjoy a fantastic scenic ride along the banks of the Delaware River from Washington Crossing to Kintnersville. The road is narrow and occasionally crosses the canal on small bridges.

New Hope and Lahaska

If you want a shorter version of the scenic drive, concentrate on the New Hope and Lahaska areas. This is very close for New Hope Inn travelers. Take in historic sites, visit small towns, enjoy the beauty of the rich farmlands and much more. This four mile drive along Lower York Road has several covered bridges.

Covered Bridges
Bucks County Visitor Center
3207 Street Road
Bebsalem, Pennsylvania 19020
(215) 639-0300

You can find 12 covered bridges in Bucks County. The loop of bridges is designed so a visitor can begin at any bridge and make the loop to see all of them. There is information on the Bucks County Visitor Center website for each bridge and the routing map.

New Hope and Ivyland Railroad
32 West Bridge Street
New Hope, Pennsylvania 18938
(215) 862-2332

A different way to get a taste of the scenery is aboard the New Hope and Ivyland passenger train. On this rail journey between New Hope and Lahaska you will enjoy the rolling hills and valleys of the county. This is a relaxing, beautiful ride along the historic route that was the setting for the 1914 Perils of Pauline series of movies. You will ride in passenger coaches from the 1920s. Passengers can get off at either station and pick up a later train to return, allowing you to enjoy the shops and restaurants in each location.

There are many scenic adventures awaiting visitors to Bucks County, Pennsylvania and all within close proximity of your New Hope Bed and Breakfast. Enjoy unique restaurants, wineries, shopping, antiquing, history, farm markets and much more.