Trenton is New Jersey's state capital, which makes it an excellent choice for your next RV rental vacation. On the eastern bank of the Delaware River, in west-central New Jersey, Trenton is ideally located for visiting nearby Philadelphia and New York City. The city is well connected with easy access to the I-195, leading on to the I-295 and the New Jersey Turnpike, so you'll have no problems getting to where you want to visit in the surrounding area.
When you book an RV in Trenton, not only are you starting your RV rental trip in an easily accessible location, you'll also have a fantastic opportunity to get better acquainted with this vibrant, dynamic city and its historical roots. Dating back to around 1719, Trenton was the site of George Washington's first military victory, and the city was briefly capital of the United States in late 1784. There are plenty of historic buildings to visit, notably the Capitol Complex that includes the golden-domed New Jersey State House. The War Memorial is home to the Patriot's Theater, where some of the world's leading artists and entertainers regularly perform. The neighboring Old Barracks Museum is the last remaining French and Indian War Barracks still standing in the country and just one of many historic buildings that are well worth a visit.
Aside from discovering the city's rich history and extensive cultural and entertainment facilities, a Trenton RV rental is also an ideal way to explore some of the area's fantastic parks and scenic byways. Drive out to the Atlantic Coast and discover the charm of Atlantic City just an hour and a half away. From windswept beaches to historic battlefields, there is plenty to see in the area. Discover some of the region's most scenic parks, just a short drive away with your Trenton motorhome rental, for some exceptional hiking trails, including parts of the Appalachian Trail. Biking, boating, and fishing are also popular activities at the majority of neighboring state parks. From day trips to the Big Apple to day hikes, whatever you want to do during your vacation, a Trenton RV rental by owner gives you the freedom to do what you like when you like, for a truly personalized trip like no other.
The Great Outdoors
Mercer County Park is situated just 20 minutes' drive away in your Trenton motorhome rental. Extending over 2,500 acres, the park is home to Lake Mercer and offers numerous recreational facilities. It’s a great place to admire the scenery, get your bearings, take a short hike, or have a picnic. With several miles of hiking trails, running circuits, as well as mountain biking loops, the park is a great place to get active. There are also some dog parks, useful if you're traveling with your four-legged friend, as well as a nature trail and a large number of sports fields. Relax by the lake, take a stroll, and plan your vacation route. The park is a popular place for local events, including festivals, fairs, and tournaments, so check what's going on around your travel dates.
Take your Trenton RV rental on a 90-minute drive up to Palisades Interstate Park, situated in northeastern New Jersey on the western shore of the Hudson River. This vast park system covers over 100,000 acres, incorporating more than 18 state parks and nine historic sites. The Palisades Cliffs are listed as a National Natural Landmark and the park's Long Path and Short Trail are National Recreation Trails. Aside from the numerous hiking trails, overlooks, and boating opportunities, there are plenty of historical elements to the park, and the 33-acre historic Fort-Lee Park is well worth a visit in the Palisades Interstate Park system. Featuring a reconstructed Revolutionary War encampment and visitor center, the past is brought to life, while at the north end of the park you can experience breathtaking views of the Upper Manhattan skyline and the George Washington Bridge.
Bear Mountain State Park is another nearby spot that is well worth a visit in your Trenton luxury RV rental. With over 50 trails, including 28 miles of the Appalachian Trail, Bear Mountain State Park is a popular place with hikers. Enjoy the sweepings vistas of the surrounding area from the Perkins Memorial Tower or spend the day biking, swimming, or fishing. There is also a zoo and the Trailside museums to visit. Situated in the rugged mountains that rise from the Hudson River's west bank, the park also has an ice rink during the winter, as well as cross-country skiing.
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is only two hours’ drive away in your Trenton camper rental. This 70,000-acre park features forested mountains, floodplains, and valleys with 40 miles of the Middle Delaware National Scenic and Recreation River as its centerpiece. There are more than 100 miles of hiking trails available, including 27 miles of the Appalachian Trail. Make the most of the comfort in your Trenton luxury RV rental and take in some of the magnificent views from the park's 100 miles of scenic roadways. The park features rich and varied plant and wildlife, and there are also plenty of historic villages and buildings to be discovered, going back to the valley's colonial past. No trip to the park would be complete without spending some time around the river, either strolling or paddling. Try a canoe or raft rental and take in the park's beauty as you paddle, or try biking down the Old Mine Road, one of the oldest commercial roads in the country that still retains much of its 100-year old character.
While there's not a huge selection of RV parks in the immediate local area, head a few miles away from the city, and you'll have a fair selection. Timberland Lake Campground is situated around half an hour's drive away and could be a place to consider parking your RV rental near Trenton. Situated just off I-195, the campground features an Olympic-sized swimming pool, themed weekends, and a private five-acre fishing lake. Sites include partial hookups with cable TV with the possibility to upgrade to full hookups or a lakeside spot. There is also a pump out service and a dump station. The campground has a store for any essentials and three bathhouses with showers.
Alternatively, another campsite you could consider is Indian Rock RV Park and Campground around 20 miles' drive away in your motorhome rental from Trenton. All RV sites feature full hookups. There are showers and restrooms available as well as laundry rooms with both washers and dryers. Enjoy the game room, mini-golf course, and the swimming pool. There is also a dog "bark park playground" if you're traveling with your four-legged friend.
Exploring the City
When you stop to pick up or drop off your campervan rental in Trenton, take some time out to discover the city. No trip to Trenton would be complete without visiting the New Jersey State Museum. With four individual museums including a natural history museum, a planetarium, a fine art collection, and various cultural and archaeological artifacts, there is plenty to see. Spend the day browsing the various collections or take in a show at the planetarium. Visit the exhibits on New Jersey itself to find out more about the area and its colorful past. If this interests you, you can also visit the neighboring New Jersey State House for a guided tour. Visit the impressive legislative chambers and learn about the building's past since its completion in 1792. There is also information on the lawmaking process and how to become involved in public policies.
Take a trip back in time with a visit to the Old Barracks Museum. With a history that dates back to 1758, this building has plenty of secrets that you can discover with one of the popular guided tours. Originally constructed to house British soldiers during the French and Indian War, the barracks went on to fulfill a variety of uses throughout the Revolutionary War and on into the 20th century. It has been authentically restored and offers visitors the chance to immerse themselves in various periods of history. For more interesting information on the city, there is also the Trenton City Museum that provides an interesting look at the city's history throughout the ages.
Before you head off in your Trenton motorhome rental, take the time to relax and stroll around the historic center. When you're in central Trenton, you'll find plenty of great restaurants and eateries offering a wide variety of cuisines, with Italian restaurants proving especially popular. Take a stroll through Cadwalader Park or browse the shops. A little like the entire region, your possibilities for rest and relaxation, with plenty of interesting sights, are nearly endless.