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Delaware Canal

New Hope, PA
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Ranked #4 of 7 attractions in New Hope
Type: Bodies of Water
Description: A small stretch of the Delaware River: great for canoeing.
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Bethesda, Maryland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We biked from New Hope along the canal north and south and crossed over to the Jersey side to return. The PA side is much more scenic but in a sadder state of repair and without the basic amenities that we have come to expect (and much more prevalent on the NJ side) like mile markers, benches, drinking water. Not... More

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Marlton, New Jersey
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120 reviews 120 reviews
47 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Beautiful during autumn time, winter, spring and summer, this is a very scenic and beautiful canal to take photographs of, walk around, picnic. A must see if in the area for sure! Can be a very romantic spot!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I come here a lot with my family and my dog. This canal is great. There is so much wildlife! I've seen beavers, turtles, deer, blue herons, a raccoon and many different kinds of birds. It is a great place to bird watch or to walk, ride a bike, or jog. I love it down here and I go at... More

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New Hope, PA
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77 reviews 77 reviews
23 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The Canal 'towpath' is a 60 mile path, with zero elevation, the runs alongside the canal. While mules used to walk this path to pull Barges, today its a pleasant and scenic path for bikers, hikers and those on horseback too! It cuts right thru New Hope, and is a dandy path to take when the sidewalks are filled with... More

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new jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Our family walked along the canal briefly last week. The canal needs to be dredged or cleaned. It is not a scenic walk, plus the entire downtown area of New Hope was crowded and loud (apparently it is a favorite of motorcycle gangs). Better walks in Washington's Crossing State Park for sure.

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New Jersey
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56 reviews 56 reviews
6 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

In every season the NJ side of the canal tow path is wonderful for walking or bike riding. We bike ride as much as possible. It is flat so the bike ride is very easy. The views are different every day. Go and enjoy. Fall is my favorite time there.

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somerspoint nj
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Nice place to walk and see rabbits and chipmunks.Water gets very green in the summer. Colonial Americans used these canals as highways.

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Brattleboro, Vermont
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39 reviews 39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Beautiful walking/riding/jogging paths along this peaceful canal..... and intriguing vistas of the river to one side, and the canal to the other, with beautiful old houses to add to the beauty. But why, oh why, oh why-o is there no water in the canal in New Hope proper? It appears dammed just out of town, leaving a somewhat stinking, mosquito... More

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Ocean, New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Very tranquil canal, walk/bike path in pretty good shape in most places. Try going for an early morning walk, it's great!

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New Hope, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

I am a local with many miles put on my sneakers from the canal "Tow path". Choose any spot to park and walk north or south and there will be beautiful scenery in either direction. Some of my favorites; If it has been raining walk south from Lambertville Station on the NJ side. If you wnat shade and beautiful view... More

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