Each with populations under 4,000, these small towns that line the western border of New Jersey are quaint, old-fashioned locations to get out of the more crowded centers in New Jersey and into a quiet, country vibe with local coffee and ice cream shops and antique stores lining the streets. Each of these villages is similar in nature and population, with Lambertville being the largest population at 3,800, while Milford and Frenchtown are each in the 1,500 range.
Frenchtown is a one square mile riverfront town, with historic buildings now turned into art galleries and boutiques. A restored canal path is popular for cyclists; while antique lovers often pass through Frenchtown for its antique offerings.
Milford is a tiny village reminiscent of a pre-technology age, with a covered bridge leading into the Pennsylvania side of the Delaware River. Bridge Street, the main thoroughfare in Milford, has food markets, antique shops and restaurants along its historic street.
In Lambertville, the Antique Capital of New Jersey, you can find furniture, rugs art and other home d‚cor from all over. In the historic district, Victorian homes clad with pretty gardens abound, a perfect destination for an afternoon walk. Runners, hikers and cyclists can take advantage of the D&R Canal, which runs straight through the town of Lambertville.
Milford, Frenchtown and Lambertville are located along the Delaware River on the western border of New Jersey. Being a rural area, no major highways or roads intersect with the towns, however, Rte. 29, running parallel to the Delaware River is the main north/south route through this area.