Lambertville and New Hope: Located in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, respectively, these “twin” towns, connected by a walkable bridge (and yes, you can stand with a foot in each state), make a great getaway. If visiting with kids, a ride on the New Hope Railroad, which has been in service since 1891, is a must. If you manage a trip before Thanksgiving, you can catch a ghost tour led by author and ghost investigator Adi-Kent Thomas Jeffrey to learn about New Hope’s haunted past.
On a lighter note, there is Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Reserve, which features over 700 native plant species and 4.5 miles of scenic trails. Finish by tasting some truly local beer at Great Barn Brewery, which not only brews the beverage, but grows the grain as well. And of course, we can’t leave you without an ice cream rec: Try Owowcow — everything is locally sourced and handmade.