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Delaware Canal

Address: New Hope, PA
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Ranked #2 of 10 Attractions in New Hope
Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
Owner description: A small stretch of the Delaware River: great for canoeing.
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Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: A small stretch of the Delaware River: great for canoeing.
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Lambertville, New Jersey
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

A very pleasant and safe place to walk or ride a bike. In most places there is a view of the river although the views are very different if you go North or South of Lambertville. Path is well-cared for. One of the highlights is walking out on the wing dam, just South of town.

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Dover, Pennsylvania, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

what a beautiful brisk walk over the river...to Lambertville nj,,they even had a reenactment of Washington crossing the Delaware earlier in the day

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Langhorne, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Excellent trail for biking, running,or hiking, Mostly smooth hard-pack dirt surface with a few somewhat bumpy sections. Once you get more than half a mile away from the towns or parking lots along it you do not pass many people. Plenty of birds and wildlife to be seen along the way. Using the bridges to cross the river to NJ... More 

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yardley,pa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

biking, walking, trail running - Del Canal has it all on a great 60 mile path along the Delaware River towns. Nature, birds, sights - great place to enjoy.

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Chadds Ford, PA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The tow path along the Delaware Canal is a nice place to take a leisurely walk and see wildlife. Today, my husband & I took about a six mile walk from Washington Crossing toward New Hope. We saw a number of birds including King Fishers, Pileated Woodpeckers, Mallard Ducks, Blue Herons. We also stopped for a minute and realized we... More 

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New Jersey
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We visited New Hope in mid-November as my husband was participating at the Bucks County marathon. The course was all along the tow path that borders the Delaware Canal on the PA side. At this time of the year it was very scenic with the Fall colors. The path is great for walking, biking, running, what have you! Highly recommend... More 

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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Where ever we go on the canal we are happy. Walking or riding bikes is the perfect way to spend the day.

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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 via mobile

Pros- scenic trail Cons- not much wildlife, they should talk to an environmental biologist about introducing native fish and such. Overall worth a walk.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Delaware canal makes Bucks County one of the nicest area to live. Residents walk and ride bikes in a beautiful setting that is safe and clean. You can walk for miles and end up at a local antique flea market or continue to New Hope for lunch with a river view or sit at an outdoor restaurant for some very... More 

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Janesville, Wisconsin
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I live near the canal and use it to get around the crowds on main street on the weekends but during the week I use it for exercise. It is a 2 mile walk to the Thomas Neely house down river and a 4 mile walk to Center Bridge and Stockton NJ up river. It is scenic and quiet but... More 

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