Links, Attractions & Events

There is always something going on in the New Hope, Bucks County area to add enjoyment to your visit.  Just ask us about the dates you have in mind.  If you are flexible with your calendar, consider planning for some of these upcoming events.  Of course, if you give us enough time, we can almost always arrange for a private, custom-designed tour or event.

New Hope was chosen America's #1 Arts Destination in the Small Cities/Towns category for 2005/6 by American Style magazine.  Click Here to read about it

 

View the Fireworks from the Wedgwood Inn, New Hope, Bucks County, PA

Friday Night Fireworks over the Delaware River.

Click here to learn more about New Hope's free "Friday Night Fireworks & Special Events" every Friday evening at 9:30 pm from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

When making your lodging reservations with us, ask your Innkeeper for the best Outdoor bar / restaurant and/or Boat Ride for viewing the Fireworks over the Delaware River!

View the fireworks from our Inn!  

Links

Specialized Tours of New Hope and Bucks County - - bring your camera!

Below is a sampling of Innkeeper Dinie's favorite back road and off-the-beaten path things to do and authentic places to eat and drink. Tell them "Dinie sent you" for some special value-added benefits!

  • "Byers' Choice Factory Tour" of their "Christmas Gallery" and world renown handcrafted and painted Carolers and Kindles. www.BYERSCHOICE.com

  • "Bucks County Food Tours" provides escorted tours of the finest foods produced in Bucks County.  Examples include small-batch ice cream, pastured meats, artisanal cheeses, baked goods and more. www.BUCKSCOUNTYFOODTOURS.com

  • "Bucks County Carriage Company" provides horse-drawn carriage rides and yours thru town, or to a secluded spot for a catered, gourmet picnic.www.BUCKSCOUNTYCARRIAGES.com

  • "Crayola Factory Tour and Hands -on Discovery Center" demonstrates how a Crayola crayon is molded, labeled and packed. www.CRAYOLA.com/factory

  • "Ghost Tours of New Hope"; discover the history and mystery of the 'most haunted village in the world' on this lantern-led walk through town. Our Inns are included on the 'Bridge Street' tour...! www.GhostToursofNewHope.com

  • "George Nakashima Woodworking Studio and Compound" is located on a scenic and secluded road and is a National Historic Site. The artists' homes and workshops are as inspired and beautiful as his original furniture designs. www.NakashimaWoodworker.com

  • "Lavender Farm at Carousel Farm Estate" offers tours of it organically grown lavender and 18th century stone barns and outbuildings. www.CAROUSELFARMLAVENDER.com

  • "Outdoor Sculpture" at "Grounds for Sculpture" offers self-guided and docent led tours. Over 200 sculptures are on view in the park, with many new additions added to the grounds throughout the year.  www.GROUNDSFORSCULPTURE.org

    and,

    "Outdoor Sculpture of Stella Elkins Tyler" at Bucks County Community College features a self-guided tour of 9 bronze pieces on permanent display in the gardens throughout this lovely campus (and her former estate).
    www.BUCKS.edu/gallery

  • Bucks County Winery/Brewery Tours are customized, escorted and private, special tours. You are driven in one of 3 sized vehicles that fit a couple's or group's needs. Will pick up at our Inns! www.TastingsandTours.com

Wedgwood  Collection of Historic Inns

The Wedgwood Inn and Umpleby House are featured in  "Slice of Surburbia - New Hope, PA and Lambertville, NJ"  by Christine Tarlecki  - click here to read article

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1870 Wedgwood House
Eight room, upscale luxury inn and conference center next to the
Umpleby House.

 

aaronburrhouse.jpg (21468 bytes)Aaron Burr House
Seven room Bed & Breakfast located across the street from the
Umpleby House
To view full page article and images as published in Bucks County Town & Country Living magazine, click here

 

Pool, Tennis, Health Club, Yoga & Spa facilities available only to registered guests

New Hope International Film Festival
We are charter members of the New Hope International Film Festival, and our inns are situated midway between its two venues to show its films.  Our Guests receive a discount on all tickets to films, as well as Special Events related to this festival.  Click here to read article in: The Intelligencer.  For this year's calendar, click here: www.newhopefilmfestival.com

In addition to our interesting attractions in the bucolic Bucks County area, we are ideally situated midway between New York City, Philadelphia and also just a few minutes from Princeton, New Jersey.  All contain major, must-see historic American landmarks - easily a day trip during your stay in New Hope.

Nearby City Attractions:

New York
NYC - 90 minutes easily accessible from the Inn by express bus or car.  To view images of New York City attractions, click here
Philadelphia
Philadelphia's historic district is just 30 min. by car.  To view images of Philadelphia attractions, click here
Princeton, NJ
To view images of Princeton University, Einstein's House, Palmer Square, click here.

Reminder: View our Special Packages for
Sunday night free and other offerings
 

 

 

The following three web sites offer county-wide information and sample restaurant menus too.

www.NewHopePa.com

www.VisitNewHope.com

Bucks County Information (www.bctc.org)

 

Annie Hauls
Transport & Delivery of Furniture, Antiques and Fine Art.  Don't hesitate to make those large purchases.  Annie Hauls will "haul and install" them for you.

Transbridge Bus Line
Daily express bus service to New Hope from New York's Port Authority Bus Terminal - (610) 868-6001.

Kismet is to New Hope as Brigadoon is to Carversville: webmaster Paul Savage of www.carversville.com also took many of the images on our website.

 

Local Attractions & Events

In-room Massage
Contact your innkeeper to arrange in advance….or give us one-hour notice  Reserve Now

Snack/Gift Basket
Contact your innkeeper to order a gift basket, flowers or wine in-your-room on arrival  Order Now

Wedgwood's InnSchool for Aspiring Innkeepers
The Wedgwood InnSchool offers seminars and apprenticeships year round. To view details about America's oldest program of its kind for innkeepers-to-be,
Click here

A special experience in New Hope

The TreeHouse, located less than one mile south of Wedgwood Collection of Inns, provides a warm and inviting atmosphere for personal inspiration. Offering movement and meditative arts classes such as yoga, pilates, meditation and tai chi, The TreeHouse also invites you to expand your horizons with life enrichment workshops, unique special events and even Friday night candlelight classes. Custom day and group retreats are also available.

Guests of  Umpleby, Aaron Burr or Wedgwood Inn receive a reduced guest fee with their room key. Email us at: stay@WedgwoodInn.com for package information.  http://www.cornerstoneclubs.com/th/

Energize, de-stress, enjoy!

Cornerstone Health & Fitness offers everything you need if you're looking to fit in fitness and fun during your stay. Located less than one mile south of  Wedgwood Collection of Inns, you can get on the main floor for your cardio and strength workout, or head into the Group Exercise Studio for some of the most innovative and fun classes you'll find anywhere! Try the Octagon Training System in The Training Room or take a ride in the Spinning Studio. Personal Training as well as custom Group Fitness Events available. Childcare and locker rooms on site. Guests of Umpleby, Aaron Burr or Wedgwood Inn receive a reduced guest fee with their room key.  Email us at: stay@WedgwoodInn.com for package information.   http://www.cornerstoneclubs.com/nh/

Day Spa/Salon
There are three to choose from within a mile of the Inn.  

Covered Bridges
Bike or drive and explore 14 “Kissing Bridges” throughout Bucks County. Bike rentals nearby, including Freeman's Bike Shops (610) 847-5506 www.freemansbikes.com and New Hope Cyclery (215) 862-6888 www.newhopecyclery.com which is a short distance from the inn.

Delaware River Ramble
Bike or drive along the “Wild & Scenic” River Road, following Carl’s favorite side-trips along the way.

New Hope-Lambertville
Antique, gallery-hop, dine and stroll through these two vibrant and historic riverfront towns.  (500 independently - owned small shops, restaurants, music and night spots.  New Hope Information Center (215) 8862-5880 or view Favorite Links above.

Elizabeth Gilbert's TWO BUTTONS Store
While in New Hope, visit Elizabeth Gilbert and Jose at their 2200 square foot warehouse of world wonders. A New York Times best selling author and world traveler too, Elizabeth and Jose have opened a space to sell some of their amazing, exotic, handmade, gorgeous stuff! Opening hours vary week by week. Ask your innkeeper for details, or go to www.twoButtons.com

Parry Mansion Museum
Tour this New Hope stone mansion, c.1784, one block from the Inn.  www.parrymansion.org (215) 862-5652

Steam Engine Train Ride and Tour
Climb aboard this 1890 Train, just one-half block from the Inn.  Special dinner, theme, and children’s events (215) 862-2332 www.newhoperailroad.com.  Train enthusiasts may also wish to visit Northlandz, Home of the Great American Railway, Doll Museum and Art Gallery (908) 782-4022.

Canal Boat Ride & Tour
Ride on an open-air, scenic mule drawn barge www.canalboats.com and visit the Locktender’s House www.fodc.org .  Just three blocks from the Inn.  (215) 862-0758

No More Barges but Plenty of Beauty, The New York Times - click here to read article

River Boat Ride & Tour
Ride on the Delaware by Coryell’s Ferry.  Two blocks from the Inn.  (215) 862-2050

Horse Drawn Carriage Ride
Cuddle in the back seat all year ‘round on a romantic tour of the historic town or a romp in the country.

Horseback Riding
Ride a horse along the canal towpath (215) 862-5883 or around Lake Noxamixon (215) 257-7271

Live Theatre
The Historic Bucks County Playhouse, “The State Theatre of Pennsylvania” offers adult as well as children’s performances.  This was one of
Umpleby’s grist mills and is 1 ½ blocks from the Inn.  www.buckscountyplayhouse.com (215)-862-2041

Washington Crossing Historic Park & Wildflower Preserve
Hike, play and tour colonial-era buildings where General George Washington crossed the icy Delaware River on Christmas Eve in 1776 and turned the tide of the Revolutionary War.  One mile from the Inn.  (215) 862-2924

Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve, New Hope (www.bhwp.org)
is a world - class Preserve on 135 acres. There are 1000 species of native Pennsylvania plants in a naturalistic setting. Open seven days a week year-round. Their website includes a Calendar of Events.

Gardens of Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Southeastern PA has many lovely gardens and perennial farms open to the general public. Wedgwood Inn offers bed and breakfast lodging near all these flower shows rare plant auctions, perennial farms and plant sales. Click Here for links

Rice’s Sale and Market
Shop with the locals at this c. 1860 indoor/outdoor extravaganza spread out on 25 acres.  www.ricesmarket.com

Sesame Place
Theme park and water rides, 25 minutes from the Inn. www.sesameplace.com (215) 752-7070

Crayola Factory & Museum
Major family attraction within 30 minutes of the Inn.  www.crayola.com

Wineries
Wineries abound in the area, including New Hope Winery (215) 794-2331, Sand Castle Winery
(800) 722-9463 www.sandcastlewinery.com and Buckingham Valley Vineyards (215) 794-7188  www.pawine.com

Winter Festival
Usually the first weekend in February, this 5-day event includes adult, as well as family-friendly programs and events.  Ask about special lodging packages for 5, 4 and 3 night stays.  www.winterfestival.net

Walk the Nature Trails
See the displays at the Bucks County Audubon Society (215) 297-5880 or at one of the many nearby lakes, county or state parks.

Tube or Canoe
Tube or Canoe down the lazy Delaware River  www.canoeonline.com

Play Golf
Play Golf at one of the nearby public courses or at the 25 acre miniature golf courses at Pine Creek (609) 466-3303

Tour and Shop Historic Princeton
Home of Albert Einstein and the ivy-league University by the same name.  (15 minutes by car from the Inn.)

Swim
Swim in one of 6 in-ground pools at a private mountain-top Pool & Tennis Club or work-out at a nearby Health Club for a small fee.  Both are 4 blocks from the Inn.  Ask your innkeeper for assistance

Fly High
Soar above Scenic Bucks County in a glider or bi-plane (610) 847-8320 or in a Hot Air Balloon Ride.  http://njballoon.com

Museums
Tour &  Explore the many museums in our area.  Just 20 minutes by car from the Inn.

Mercer Castle Museum www.mercermuseum.org
Moravian Tile Works (215) 348-9461
James A. Michener Art Museum (215) 348-9800
Pearl S. Buck Estate & Museum (800-220-BUCK)
Fonthill Grand Castle Museum www.fonthillmuseum.org

Art Galleries of New Hope
There are over 3 dozen galleries in New Hope. Nearby galleries include Sidetracks,
Gratz Gallery & Conservation Studio and Howard Gallery of Fine Art, just across from Aaron Burr House

Shop & Stroll
Shop and stroll the gardens of Peddlar’s Village in Lahaska, four miles away.

Pick-Your-Own
Pick-your-own fruit at one of our classic Bucks County gentleman farm/estates.  (Ask your innkeepers for assistance.)

Antique and Flea Markets
Antique with the locals at “out-of-the-way” antique flea markets, country stores and garden centers. (Ask your innkeepers for assistance.)

Ghost Tours &  Talks
Take a lantern-led walk through haunted New Hope and learn about the “ghostly going-ons” at this Inn.  Tour begins one block from Inn.  The “Ghost Talks” are at our Inn!  (215-957-9988).

For statewide information visit GreatPennsylvania.com - Pennsylvania directory provides useful resource, business information in Pennsylvania.

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