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Delaware Canal

New Hope, PA
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Ranked #3 of 8 Attractions in New Hope
Type: Bodies of Water
Description: A small stretch of the Delaware River: great for canoeing.
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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 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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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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31 reviews 31 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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Stroudsburg, PA
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48 reviews 48 reviews
5 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

If you want to stretch your legs and get some fresh air, it's a nice and easy walk. Bring your bikes and it's an easy ride too. Go as far as you like. It's lovely to have a place to walk outside the hustle and bustle of the crowded town.

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Bethesda, Maryland
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

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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121 reviews 121 reviews
49 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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
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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152 reviews 152 reviews
52 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
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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