Driving Around Belvidere . . . and beyond

November 24, 2014

Twin Mills of Belvidere, New Jersey

Last week I showed you the town square of Belvidere, New Jersey, including the Shoe Tree Oak.

This week I'm showing off some interesting buildings that we discovered in Belvidere as we drove around the town.

First up are The Twin Mills of Belvidere: The Major Robert Hoops and the Red Frame Mill. 


The Robert Hoops Mill was built in 1790 by Hoops for felt but later converted to a gristmill. The Red Frame Mill was also a gristmill, but owned by someone else.

As a Belvidere, NJ website says:

For many years in the 1900's, the mill and the adjacent Red Frame Mill were both operating simultaneously and independently of each other as feed mills. 

I love the little matching mailbox in front, to the left of the window. 


At least that's what I think it is. 

Robert Hoops Mill, Belvidere, New Jersey

Red Frame Mill, Belvidere, New Jersey

The town clock: 

Town clock of Belvidere, New Jersey

Hotel Belvidere was established in 1831: 

Hotel Belvidere

We then drove down Water Street and ended up on the Riverton-Belvidere Bridge, driving over the Delaware River. 


These last few photos were taken from inside the car.

Riverton-Belvidere Bridge

Riverton-Belvidere Bridge

Riverton, Pennsylvania (Lower Bethel Township)

We found ourselves in Riverton, Pennsylvania, a part of Lower Bethel Township, Pennsylvania.

It looked like an interesting town to explore one day, but it was getting late and we drove back to New Jersey, admiring the Delaware River as we drove over it.

The Delaware River

We liked Belvidere so much we decided to come back another day. I'll have those photos next week!

Check out all my posts on Belvidere!

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  1. I like the buildings. It is interesting how they have different shapes. I am also quite find of bridges :)
    Happy WW

    1. It's a cute old town with interesting buildings - and bridges :)

  2. Somehow that town looks like the American dream. Wonderful photos.

  3. A cool little town with some great old buildings!!

  4. I too love that little matching mailbox. Great buildings.

  5. Love the clock!
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  6. Agreed, the matching mailbox is adorable. From our house to your house we are wishing you a very HAPPY THANKSGIVING.
    JM, Illinois

    1. Thank you so much. Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!

  7. So beautiful! Happy Thanksgiving!

  8. I swear I was on that bridge - my dad took me on a drive through that area of New Jersey on our last day trip together.
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