Peaceful, Varied and Full of History!
Visit this historic canal and towpath that runs parallel to the Delaware River and enjoy the beautiful and diverse scenery along the way. Used in the 1800s as a convenient and easy means of transporting coal to major cities such as Philadelphia and New York City, this canal has remained virtually unchanged since it stopped being used regularly in 1931. One of the only continuously intact canals in PA!
Along the banks of this National Historic Landmark, which also serves as a major migration corridor, you will see diverse species of fish and birds. A beautiful path in all seasons, the tow path runs for 60 miles and is open to hikers, cyclists and joggers. Fishing and canoeing are also popular activities along the canal.