Frenchtown Travel Guide
Between New York City and Philadelphia sits a good place to spend a summer afternoon baking in the sun and splashing in the water. It's Frenchtown, New Jersey, and you’re welcome to sit your behind in a tube and comfortably travel about five to six milesa dream distance considering many tubing runs are only a few miles.
Delaware River Tubing allows tube travelers to float down the river between the Pennsylvania and New Jersey state lines, so you’ll be able to get two state stickers for that map on the back of your Winnebago.
The unique part of this river adventure is that you’ll be likely spending time with their Famous River Hot Dog Man. Halfway through your journey you’ll put on the turn signal and pull over along the river’s shore to order up a couple hotdogs or a cheeseburger, and enjoy it from the comfort of your rubber seat. Best of all, most tickets include a “free” meal from the floating restaurant.
Weekend tubing starts at about $19 and includes your life vest, a place to stash your keys, and meal on the river. Parking will set you back $6, so try your best to pile into one car. Double and Triple tubes are available on a first come first serve basis for those that just can’t bear to be apart from their sweethearts. Just hurry up and make your plans as the season will end before you know it on September 29.
Related Stories: [A Vintage Delaware River Tubing Photo: Joe Shlabotnik]
·Delaware River Tubing [Official Site]
·Tubing The Apple River: Slow Speeds, Fast Sunburns [Jaunted]
·Water Sports coverage [Jaunted]
[A Vintage Delaware River Tubing Photo: Joe Shlabotnik]