Looking for a place to spend a long weekend or week this summer? Picking a local getaway destination makes sense if your time off is limited or you don’t want to travel far from your Frenchtown home. Luckily, you’ll find plenty of vacation spots in or near New Jersey, including these options.
43rd Annual Concert Under the Stars
Hunterdon County, NJ
If you’re ready for the night on the town or a nice getaway for the evening, then the 43rd Annual Concert Under the Stars is the perfect place for you and your family. Enjoy an evening concert series with a view! As you admire the beautiful sunsets, prepare to be blown away with the talented musicians' tunes. No matter what type of genre you prefer, these artists play it all. From symphony orchestras, to classic rock covers, and other latest and greatest hits - you won’t want to miss out on this! Every week, from June 27th, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. through August 15th, you can grab your picnic blanket or lawn chair(s) and head to Deer Path Park. Make it a weekly family outing or a once in a while treat!
For any weather delays or cancellations be sure to check the website!
Round Valley Reservoir
Hunterdon County, NJ
Summertime calls for spending as much time as you can on or near the water. Grab a canoe and life jacket and row your way through the Round Valley Reservoir. Round Valley is the second deepest lake in New Jersey at about 180 feet deep and covers about 2,350 acres. Make this an after dinner extravaganza to admire the sunset views, or set up camp at one of the wilderness campsites and spend all day soaking up the sun! The Round Valley Reservoir blue waters attract swimmers, boaters, fishermen, picnickers and campers alike to its scenic shore, making it a popular spot for everyone! On the way home from your trip make sure to stop at The Clean Plate Kitchen, for a locally sourced bite to eat!
The Delaware Canal State Park
Upper Black Eddy, PA
Take a walk into American history by visiting the Delaware Canal State Park. It is the only remaining, intact canal of the great towpath canal-building area of the 19th century. Paralleling the Delaware River between Easton and Bristol, this unique park includes:
- A historic canal and towpath
- 50-acre pond
- Many miles of river shoreline
- 11 river islands including the Morgan Hill group (3), Loors, Whippoorwill, Old Sow, Raubs, Lynn/Frog/Rock group, and Hendricks
The Locktender’s House is a must-visit to gain insight into the history of the canal, and also is known as the headquarters for the Friends of Delaware Canal. Take the extra step and sign up for hands-on activities, guided walks, or evening programs offered by the park.
Since there is so much history and space to conquer, make it a weekend trip! Stay near the state park and rent a cabin by contacting Nockamixon State Park, or set up camp by contacting Bucks County Parks.
Park hours: every day of the year, sunrise to sunset.
Bucks County Playhouse
New Hope, Pennsylvania
Maybe you aren’t the outdoorsy type, and that’s perfectly okay! Take the time to catch a show at the Bucks County Playhouse, also known as America’s Most Famous Summer Theater located between Philadelphia and New York. Bucks County Playhouse is located on the site of a former grist mill, with a beautiful view of the Delaware River.
Shows at the Bucks County Playhouse range from classics to new plays and musicals, featuring Broadway and Hollywood artists! Are you familiar with Patricia Richardson from Home Improvement or Jessica Walter, from Arrested Development? These stars are just a few of the numerous famous figures to have performed at this venue which is how the BCP got its reputation as the incubator for Broadway.
So what are you waiting for? Buy your tickets today to see some future Broadway stars!
No matter how much you enjoy vacations and getaways, it’s always nice to return home. Unfortunately, you may be dreading the trip if your home is cramped or outdated. Upgrading to a spacious, modern Country Classics house offers the perfect solution to those problems. Be sure to check out our selection of homes that will be built in Frenchtown!