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Corvette Covered Bridge Tour – October 19, 2013
Note:Due to an overwhelming majority consensus, it was agreed upon that the winery tasting and luncheon will still be held in the event of rain. The Alternate Itinerary will outline the meeting place and times in the event of rain.
Breakfast 8:30 – 9:30
For those who have signed up for Breakfast, we will meet at the Pantagis Diner located on 79 US 206N in Somerville at 8:30am sharp! In order to maintain our schedule, I am planning to depart at 9:30am. For those that do not plan on eating breakfast but meeting us at the Diner to begin the cruise, please arrive at 9:15am.
Cruise to Washington’s Crossing, PA 9:30 – 10:30
We will leave the diner and travel through the foothills of the Sourland Mountains. During this trip we will pass through many rolling farms, equestrian riding trails, small villages, trestle bridges and the Unionville Vineyard. As we approach the Washington’s Crossing Bridge, it is recommended that you turn your side view mirrors in, as this bridge is very narrow! Once across the bridge we will turn right onto Rt. 32 (River Road). We will travel approx. ½ mile and enter the park on the left (large flag pole). As we enter the park we will meet in the parking lot immediately on the right (watch for pot holes). For those that will be meeting us here to begin the cruise, please arrive at 10:15am.
Link to Washington’s Crossing Park: http://www.washingtoncrossingpark.org/
Covered Bridge Tour 10:30 – 11:45
We will convene in the parking lot into one group. I will lead the cruise and plan to have a mid and tail gunner to insure we stay together throughout the entire cruise (don’t forget your 2-way radios). The route that I have selected will take us over 5 historic covered bridges. The first bridge, Van Saint is only about 10 minutes away. After we cross this bridge, we will continue traveling N-W to the next bridge, Loux. This will be a 36 minute drive……..but not to fret, I guarantee that you will enjoy this most scenic route. Once we cross Loux, our next bridge, Cabin Run is only minutes away. We will now travel N-E to our fourth bridge, Frankenfield, which is about a 9 minute drive. The final bridge we will cross, Erwinna, is a 12 minute drive and gets us only minutes away from our next destination.
Link to Pennsylvania Covered Bridges: http://pacoveredbridges.com/bucks-county/
Sand Castle Winery 11:45 – 1:30
As we cross our final covered bridge, we will immediately travel to Rt 32 where we will travel south to the entrance of the winery on our right. This will take us up the hilltop where the winery has a scenic overlook of the Delaware River Valley. The plan is to arrive at the winery at 11:45 and the tour will promptly begin at 12:00. The Cellar Tour and Tasting lasts about 60 minutes which includes a souvenir glass. At the end of the tasting you will be able to purchase any of the wines that you enjoyed. I have also allotted enough time for us to explore the grounds and enjoy the scenic overlook.
Link to Sand Castle Winery: http://www.sandcastlewinery.com/index.htm
Lambertville Station 2:30 – 4:30
We will plan on leaving the winery at about 1:30 and continue traveling south along Rt 32 (River Rd.) where we will enjoy taking in the views of the Delaware to our left and the many quaint towns that we will be passing through. Instead of taking Rt 32 directly into Lambertville, I plan on crossing the Delaware at PA-263 N/Upper York Rd. This will let us enter Lambertville from Rt 29 on the NJ side, bypassing the congestion in New Hope. The Lambertville Station is located on Bridge St and has a large parking lot for our caravan. There will be no parking fee for our group! As you enter the lot, inform the attendant that you are with the CJCC Luncheon. We will enjoy our own private room on the third floor. Our lunch will include a salad, choice of beef, chicken or salmon, and dessert, coffee or tea. After lunch, you will have the choice of strolling through the streets of Lambertville and New Hope or heading back home. You can take Rt 29 N to US 202 or Rt 29 S to Interstate 95.
Link to Lambertville Station: http://www.lambertvillestation.com/
I hope you enjoy the day!
Mike & Kathy Woskey
Do’s & Don’ts for an enjoyable day!
Do bring your camera and take plenty of pictures.
Do arrive promptly at 8:30am if you are attending breakfast at the diner.
Do arrive at 9:15am if you are only joining the tour at the diner.
Don’t forget your 2-way radios.
Do enjoy the scenic drive to Washington’s Crossing.
Do turn your side view mirrors in before going over Washington’s Crossing Bridge.
Do arrive at 10:15am if you are joining the tour at Washington’s Crossing.
Do be ready to leave the Park promptly…..we need to stay on schedule!
Don’t forget to start the day with a full tank of gas.
Do print out the turn-by-turn directions that I sent you.
Do check out the web site of the Covered Bridges & Sand Castle Winery.
Don’t over-do-it at the wine tasting…..we still have a long way to drive.
Do take pictures before entering each of the covered bridges.
Don’t forget to take my cell # 908-930-7443.
Don’t pay to park at Lambertville Station…..you are with the CJCC Luncheon.
Do enjoy yourself and have a great time.
In the event of rain, the plan is to take our daily drivers and still do the winery tour and lunch in Lambertville. For those that want to drive in together, we can meet at 25 Burgers located at 315 US 202S, Flemington (past meeting point for our summer cruise). We should arrive at 11:00am with tail lights at 11:15am. For those that prefer to drive directly to the winery, the address is 755 River Rd. (Rt 32), Pipersville, PA. You should plan to arrive at 11:45.
From this point we will follow the itinerary above.