Top 10 Things to do in Hopewell, United States

February 28, 2018 Enriqueta Cusson

Hopewell is a borough in Mercer County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 1,922, reflecting a decline of 113 (-5.6%) from the 2,035 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 67 (+3.4%) from the 1,968 counted in the 1990 Census.
Restaurants in Hopewell

1. Princeton University

Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544-0001 +1 609-258-3788
Excellent
78%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 834 reviews

Princeton University

The ivy league campus is ideal for a stroll, where some interesting buildings may be visited.

Reviewed By Herstory_62 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

A classic magnificent campus in the heart of a bustling & charming historic town that maintains centuries of tradition, alongside state of the art libraries, museums, facilities & a magnificent chapel. An obviously diversified student population of women & men enhances the ambiance, as well as the appeal for generations to come.

2. Hopewell Valley Vineyards

46 Yard Rd, Pennington, NJ 08534-3905 +1 609-737-8816
Excellent
57%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 94 reviews

Hopewell Valley Vineyards

Blending Old World flair with New World style, our winery brings three generations of Tuscan wine-making experience to the beautiful Hopewell Valley. Just a short drive down a country road, Hopewell Valley Vineyards is your escape to another world. Come join us to sample our wines which include vinifera, New World and Italian varieties at our copper tasting bar; sit alongside the grand piano and enjoy classical and jazz performances on the weekends, and breathe in the view of the Sourland Mountains. We invite you to slow down and enjoy our award winning wines!We're also thrilled to now be able to offer a convenient way to order HVV wines online and take advantage of direct shipping. Visit our website -> SHOP -> ONLINE WINE STORE to enter our new online wine catalog which also features many wine related articles for the many wine lovers out there!

Reviewed By worktotravel14 - Arlington, VA

Enjoyed visiting this vineyard for the first time. They have a variety of estate grown, estate fermented, and wines just hosted at the estate. Many of their reds are actually made from grapes coming out of California, which generally means that they are superior to others that you might have in this area of the country. There's is something for everyone including whites, reds, sparkling and even one blush. They have a variety of dry, off dry, and sweet wines. I was surprised to see that many of their wines were off dry. That feature seemed to smooth out the wine rather than sweeten it.

Jazz on Sundays is fabulous as is the variety of foods that they offer - which includes different types of cheese plates and Sicilian pizzas.

The wine tastings are just the right price at $6 or $10 including the glass. The day we visited the counter was very hectic, so it wasn't much of an experience. Thus, the removal of 1 star. I would have liked to have learned about the wines a little bit more and about the vineyard. The pourer thought I was young so perhaps contributed to why they were superficial about handing over the knowledge.

3. Washington Crossing State Historic Park

355 Washington Crossing Pe Rd, Titusville, NJ 08560-1517 +1 609-737-0623
Excellent
59%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
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0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 89 reviews

Washington Crossing State Historic Park

Reviewed By podrozniczka60 - New Jersey

It costs $5 per car to get in on weekends - free on weekdays which favors leisure people who do not work on weekdays.. You can get the trail map at the entrance or in the Visitor Center. Our picnicking was surprisingly inconvenient. One of the picnic grounds you have to preregister for - likely for groups or large families - so we could not use it. The largest picnicking area was behind the Visitor Center .It is a very large beautiful space with many tables and at least three barbecues but nobody using the facilities, nobody sitting at the tables. The reason is - there is only handicapped parking and NO regular parking. We had to carry the supplies through the grass 200 or more meters. We did it but I can see why others do not . Totally awkward. There is a third picnic area which we discovered later where parking is close to the tables. So if you want to picnic and have a lot of supplies go to Knox Grove area.
We enjoyed our hiking but objectively the trails are poorly maintained and marked just OK. The best it is to combine a few trails -red,green,blue - to have a more substantial hike. The Nature center area offers "clockwise" and "counterclockwise" trails. Continental lane trail is probably most enjoyable if you want something simple.

4. Unionville Vineyards

9 Rocktown Rd, Ringoes, NJ 08551-1214 +1 908-788-0400
Excellent
60%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 91 reviews

Unionville Vineyards

Award-winning wines. Warm and gracious staff. The flag bearer for New Jersey's burgeoning wine industry. Come visit the best kept secret on the east coast. Open for tastings and sales 7 days a week, noon to five pm. Tours are offered weekends at 2:30pm. A great venue for our events and for your special events. White Wines: Chardonnays, Pinot Grigio, Viognier, Dessert Wine, Dry & Regular Riesling, a Marsanne-Roussanne blend, and a blend combining Riesling, Pinot Grigio, and Gewurtzraminer. Red Wines: Pinot Noir, Syrah, a Bordeaux style blend of Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon, Counoise, a Pinot Noir based blend, a red blush, and a couple Ports.

Reviewed By khof787 - Malvern, Pennsylvania

I came here with my husband and a group of friends of ours. As someone who is not normally a fan of wine, I wasn't too sure about this. However, Unionville was beyond impressive. Our guide, Betsy, was absolutely amazing! Not only was she very personable and sweet, but she knew her stuff! She was able to describe to us, in perfect detail, what to expect from each wine, and came up with the perfect cheese pairings. She was somebody who was definitely knowable and could do her job well. Not to mention, all of the wines were AMAZING, and I'm not normally a wine drinker. I would highly recommend this vineyard, and ask for Betsy!! She was fabulous! I had a fantastic experience!

5. Pine Creek Miniature Golf

394 Route 31 N, West Amwell, NJ 08551-1405 +1 609-466-3803
Excellent
75%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 19 reviews

Pine Creek Miniature Golf

Reviewed By greconj

This is a very pretty course but it is totally overgrown with poison ivy everywhere. There was also a swarm of fire ants on 3 of the holes. If they did a better job of maintaining the course I would give it 5 stars because it really could be very nice. The management doesn't seem to care either because I have complained before about the poison ivy.

6. Rosedale Park

Federal City Road, Hopewell, NJ 08525 +1 609-448-1947
Excellent
79%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
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5 based on 28 reviews

Rosedale Park

Reviewed By Tom T - Hopewell, New Jersey

Rosedale lake is so serene and beautiful. Whether it's a summer morning or a winter sunset, the park is my go to place for finding peace. Take a stroll on the LHT trail or plan a picnic lunch overlooking the beautiful lake, it's all good!

7. Princeton University Art Museum

McCormick Hall, Princeton, NJ 08544-0001 +1 609-258-3788
Excellent
79%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
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5 based on 587 reviews

Princeton University Art Museum

The Princeton University Art Museum is one of the nation's finest art museums, housing collections of over 72 ,000 works of art spanning 5,000 years of world history and all the world's major cultures. The Museum also presents special exhibitions and educational programs throughout the year. Admission is free.

Reviewed By jal07 - Sewaren, New Jersey

The Art Museum on the Princeton University campus is small but when it comes to the masterpieces on exhibit, the museum is on par with New York’s Metropolitan. There are great works by Picasso, Braque, Cezanne, American artists like Remington, Gilbert Stuart, Stuart Davis and Georgia O’Keefe. And best of all it’s Free. There are great restaurants and shoppes just a few yards away. So visit the Art Museum and the classy town of Princeton.

8. Old York Cellars

80 Old York Rd, Ringoes, NJ 08551-1309 +1 908-284-9463
Excellent
52%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 73 reviews

Old York Cellars

Reviewed By Robert S

A nice place to visit with a friendly knowledgable staff BUT watch out as they get very busy. We were there fairly early on a Saturday and the place was already packed - a good sign but.... We did our tasting outside which was a bit chilly but worth it. A wide assortment to choose from at fare prices so give them a try.

9. Lawrence Hopewell Trail

197 Blackwell Rd, The Historic Hunt House, Pennington, NJ 08534-4204 +1 609-734-5254
Excellent
83%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
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5 based on 17 reviews

Lawrence Hopewell Trail

Reviewed By Altonmann - Pennington, NJ

This is quite an extensive trail suitable for biking or walking. There is an amazing variety of landscape to experience- farmland, lakes, meadows- all well preserved. Best of all the trail is extremely well marked, with signs at every turn and distances as well. If this is your sort of entertainment, it is one of the best we've seen.

10. Skillman Park

Main blvd., Belle Meade - Blawenburg Road, Route 601, Skillman, NJ, Skillman, NJ 08558 +1 908-772-1200
Excellent
25%
Good
75%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 4 reviews

Skillman Park

Reviewed By TeamMan - Princeton, NJ

Thank you for putting my tax dollars to a good public use. They township took a run-down property and turned it into a beautiful park for walkers, runners, bikers, dog walkers and others who just enjoy hanging out in a beautiful spot.

I love the Park for the paved trails which I enjoy biking around. The trail is just over two miles but, since it's a loop, you can go around several times, if you like.

I see many others walking their dogs and a few runners. And yes, the park does provide baggies for the dog walkers to use so the Park will remain attractive to everyone. There are a also number of park benches for reading and relaxing.

There are at least two entrances to the park and several small parking lots. For the safety of visitors there are also a number of call boxes along the trail. And you can find a Park map posted on a bulletin board located in each of the parking lots.

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