New Hope & Peddlers Village, located in Bucks County Pennsylvania, offer small town, local shopping, dining opportunities and attractions. Throughout the year both locations host various festivals and events, such as the strawberry festival, restaurant week, scarecrow festival, pride week, and the winter festival. If you enjoy unique shops and boutiques in a setting with over 200 years of history, then New Hope and Peddlers Village would make a perfect short break destination.
New Hope, originally known as Coryell’s Ferry, was founded along the banks of the Delaware River. Today you can still take a ride on a 1925 steam locomotive or diesel engine passenger train that takes guests on a 45-minute ride through the Bucks County countryside. The canal also runs through the town center and has four remaining original locks. Its sister city, Lambertville, is also located just across the river on the New Jersey side.
While there are many restaurants located within the greater New Hope area, we often choose to eat at Marsha Brown. This New Orleans inspired restaurant is located in a former church, which offers a stunning backdrop to a flavorful and comforting menu of southern American staples. Its location on Main Street makes Marsha Brown convenient for shoppers looking for a good meal.
Peddlers Village is located just a few miles from the town of New Hope, and has been operational for over 55 years. I actually prefer to spend most of my time in Peddlers Village, as the more than 50 shops located in historic, colonial buildings offer just the right amount of charm, variety and convenience. Here you can shop for antiques, art, toys, fashion and so much more. I particularly enjoy the unique home goods that can be found in the boutique shops. The atmosphere changes with the seasons and makes each trip here something unique and different.
Visitors can choose to stay at the on-site Golden Plough Inn or enjoy a Murder Mystery dinner at the Cock & Bull Tavern. The old world refinement makes the Inn very popular during festivals and the busy summer months, so book well in advance. We often choose to enjoy the simple, yet hearty selection of traditional American dishes at the Cock & Bull Tavern or attached Hart’s Tavern. Across the street, Earl’s New American also offers more refined dining options.
Our family has been visiting New Hope and Peddlers Village for many years. The towns offer many unique shopping opportunities and we just love all of the attention they put into the decorations and festivals. It also feels good to shop locally and support a community of artists, business owners and crafts people. If you are looking for a weekend escape located close to Philadelphia or the Lehigh Valley, then take a drive to Bucks County and explore New Hope and Peddlers Village.