Riding along the Delaware River! | New Hope, Jim Thorpe, and More

Riding along the Delaware River! | New Hope, Jim Thorpe, and More

Riding along the Delaware River!

It's the final day of our trip out on the east coast and we figured we'd make it worthwhile! No plans were set in stone, but we did want to see the town of New Hope, Pennsylvania and make our way back out to Jim Thorpe to spend part of the day there to make up for the gas & go earlier in the trip. 

With a nice home-cooked backyard breakfast to fuel the day, we hit the road, taking the scenic route on the Harley Navigation, spending most of our time on the 2Lanes passing through small towns full of unique architecture and vibrant colors. It was such a different pace from our usual travels and it made for a fun way to start the day. Not exactly a high speed rush, but more of a relaxed cruise with plenty to see along the way and we didn't mind it one bit!

Pulling into New Hope, we didn't really know what to do or where to go, but after talking to a local business owner, we decided to park the bikes and walk across the bridge, not knowing we'd be crossing state lines on foot into Lambertville, New Jersey! We found our way to Under the Moon Cafe for lunch on a whim and the food was pretty dang good! We had a mix of burgers, salads, sandwiches, and poke bowls, and the ladies found themselves some colored champagne with sparkles in it. When in Rome...

We didn't check out much more of Lambertville as we were trying to get back on the road, but we checked out a few shops in New Hope before getting the motors running.

From New Hope, we took the scenic route on the Harley Navigation again, which brought us through some stunning 2Lanes in the open country, passing through small towns and farm land on the way to Jim Thorpe. That was one of our favorite stretches of the trip! 

Nestled in the breathtaking Pocono Mountains, Jim Thorpe is a premier destination offering a blend of history, outdoor adventure, and scenic beauty. Some popular attractions in town are the Asa Packer Mansion or the Old Jail Museum, both offering fascinating insights into the area's past. Outdoor enthusiasts can hike or bike the picturesque Lehigh Gorge Trail, which offers stunning views of the Lehigh River and surrounding mountains. For adrenaline seekers, whitewater rafting on the Lehigh River provides an exhilarating experience. Jim Thorpe's quaint downtown area is perfect for shopping, dining, and enjoying local art galleries. Whether you're interested in history, outdoor activities, or simply relaxing amid stunning landscapes, Jim Thorpe promises an unforgettable experience in the heart of the Poconos. 

We checked out Broadway Grille + Underground when we pulled in and got some neat history from the bartender before walking around town. It's hard to miss the train station in the center of town, so we walked down there and ran into a man by the name of Chip Burnett, who shared some great info on the train rides as well as the history of Jim Thorpe! It' always great hearing from the locals who have lived there for decades!

The ride from Jim Thorpe back home to Phoenixville is about 70 miles and just under 2 hours and offered some great scenery to enjoy along the way. After our dinner there on the second night, we decided to make our way back to  il Granaio for dinner to get another round of delicious steaks to unwind at the end of an awesome trip. 

The following morning, we would load up nice and early to make our way to Newark to drop off the bikes at EagleRider and catch a flight home! It's pretty awesome to be able to cross the country in one day, hop on some brand new bikes, and explore a new region on two wheels! To make an EagleRider Booking and save some money, click here to learn more. 

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1 comment

  • Ray Micallef: July 03, 2024

    Great Vids and yet another great trip guys and gals!! You know I particularly liked the still photos so maybe you guys can issue an annual album of still photos of your trips too! Always a pleasure seeing you guys ride through America. Take care God bless all the way from Malta in the Med, Ray

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