Delaware Canal Heritage Trail

Type: Rail Trail
Length: 60.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Bicycling (on pavement)
Bicycling (off pavement)
Boating, non-motorized: Canoeing
Boating, non-motorized: Kayaking
Camping
Dogs - On leash
Equestrian - Riding
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Snow - Cross-country Skiing
Snow - Snowshoeing
Swimming
Swimming - Diving/snorkeling
Wildlife Observation
Agency: State
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Directions

Location: Urban/Suburban/Rural
States: Pennsylvania
Counties:
Latitude: 40.10512   Longitude: -74.85178

Adjacent to state routes 611 and 32.

Description

A walk along the 60-mile long towpath of Delaware Canal State Park is a stroll into American history. Paralleling the Delaware River between Easton and Bristol, this diverse park contains an historic canal and towpath, many miles of river shoreline and eleven river islands. Running from riverside to farm fields to historic towns, the Delaware Canal is the only continuously intact towpath of the canal-building era of the early and mid-19th century. The canal remains today with almost all of its features as they existed during its century of commercial operation, bringing coal to Philadelphia, New York, and the eastern seaboard. Since becoming a state park in 1940, people have flocked to this area to hike the towpath, canoe in the canal, or picnic along its banks.

Additional Details

Width: 96 inches.
Primary Surface: Not Available
Secondary Surface: None
Average Grade: 0%
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Year Designated: 1990

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail Management:
Ken Lewis
Park Operations Manager
Bureau of State Parks
Delaware Canal State Park
11 Lodi Hill Rd.
Upper Black Eddy , PA 18972
(610) 982-5560
delaware.sp@a1.dcnr.state.pa.us

 

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