Category Archives: Excursions

While Trenton’s marketing (and preservation) of its history can be faulted, no one can argue that some of the most significant events of the revolutionary war happened right downtown. Add to that the Jersey shore, plus a number of charming towns nearby. Oh, and Philly is only half an hour away (if you catch the traffic right), and New York is, well, New York and 1:10 by train if you catch the express.

Kids’ Kamping (Teetertown Preserve)

For young kids, there’s something about sleeping in a tent outdoors that’s truly exciting. It’s great even when it’s in the back yard. When it’s in the woods with a blazing camp fire, next to a farm, a short walk from a pond that’s stocked with trout, and adjacent to fun hiking trails, it’s an experience they’ll remember for a lifetime. (Driving time is about 75 minutes from Trenton, Walks are rated Beginner to Intermediate)

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Philly (The City) (Philadelphia, PA)

I suppose most people who live here, and many who are just exploring for the first time, know Trenton is located between New York and Philly. If, like me, you were NY focused before you moved here, you may not know that Philly is a) unbelievably close (34 miles, city center to city center), and b) a really, really cool place to visit.

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Revolutionary Art on Warren (Declaration of Independence Mural)

Warren Street is the center of the revival area of downtown Trenton. Go there to check out Classic’s Bookstore, the Big Easy or the Hummingbird, or to have a wonderful Italian dinner around the corner at Settimo Cielo. And while you’re there, it’s worth checking out the “revolutionary art” on Warren. (Rated for Beginner walkers)

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