Canal

Delaware Canal State Park [PA]

Historic: 
Complete: 
Yes
NYNJTC maintained: 
0

The canal towpath closely parallels the Delaware River and passes many historic homes. Six bridges over the Delaware River make loop hikes possible along canals on the New Jersey and Pennsylvania sides.

Hiking
Mountain biking
X-C skiing
Dogs on leash
60 miles
Lat/Lon: 
40.547224, -75.082754
Upper Black Eddy, Bucks County
Mercer
PA
Cluster/Park: 
Park

The 60-mile-long Delaware Canal towpath extends from Easton to Bristol, Pennsylvania, and has been designated a National Recreation Trail.  Once trod by mule teams pulling cargo boats along the canal, the towpath today is used by hikers, walkers, joggers, bicyclists, cross-country skiers, and birders.

The towpath in Pennsylvania parallels the feeder canal of the Delaware and Raritan Canal for 30 miles.  The two trails, which are separated only by the Delaware River, are linked by six bridges. Click for map.  Consult the park's web page in Contact Information below for advisories concerning the closure of hiking areas and trails.    

There are numerous access points from Pennsylvania Routes 32 and 611.

Central Jersey
Fees: 
None
Modified By: 
Phil McLewin, Daniel Chazin
Last Update: 
11/17/2009
Park ID: 
297
eBase: 
Missing