We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Delaware Canal

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: , New Hope, PA
Improve this listing
Today
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: A small stretch of the Delaware River: great for canoeing.

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 120 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 69
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Peaceful place for a bike ride or walk.

My wife and I are up here every weekend to ride out bikes. We usually start at New Hope, 8 miles down to Washington's Crossing over to Jersey and then back up. It is a fantastic... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Jbeav
,
Willow Grove, Pennsylvania
Add Photo Write a Review

120 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Willow Grove, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
73 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

My wife and I are up here every weekend to ride out bikes. We usually start at New Hope, 8 miles down to Washington's Crossing over to Jersey and then back up. It is a fantastic ride. and there are plenty of place to stop for a break and view the river. There are multiple bridges between PA and NJ... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
NJ
Level Contributor
105 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Took a pleasant walk along the canal. It is cool to see the locks even though they are not in use anymore. Very quiet and very romantic. Was just a pleasure to be away from the hustle and bustle of the world

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Find an entrance to the towpath in New Hope or Lambertville and walk or bike for a unique activity when visiting. The towpath extends 60 miles and the scenery changes throughout. Would love to rent a bike in the future.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Newtown,PA
Level Contributor
30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Over the past twenty five years I have run,biked and walked thousands of total miles on the canal towpath. I've biked the whole sixty miles in a day, walked the whole length in four days staying at inns, and run as far as twenty miles in a day. I love this place There's beautiful, changing scenery, the packed gravel is... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Level Contributor
70 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We parked the car in Lambertville, rode our bikes south to the Bridge @ Washington's crossing, crossed over to Pennsylvania & rode North to New Hope. We had to ride on the road for a few miles on the Pennsylvania side; the road has no shoulder (so be careful). Bring water & a snack; no bathrooms. Spend time in the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Virginia
Level Contributor
298 reviews
89 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Very nice walk - beautiful paths and view - tho the water looked pretty stagnant, needed a good flushing while the canal on the Jersey side was pretty fast flowing.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Newtown, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
181 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Read up on the history of the canal. It is worth it. The canal runs for miles and miles up past New Hope into some really lovely and peaceful scenery. Bike, walk, hike - but don't miss it.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Eastover, South Carolina
Level Contributor
61 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Cant go to del ware without taking a bike ride on the canal with the dog. We both love it. Bring a prepared lunch or snack. Makes for a great outing.

Was this review helpful? Yes
South Park Township, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

An excellent way to walk off dessert. Very peaceful yet you're still in the middle of town. We entered the path off of the bridge on Ferry Street and walked for about a 1/2 hour. We were only in New Hope for one evening but I we ever come back, I would plan on doing a nice long hike.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
723 reviews
312 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

This was part of the massive Delaware Canal System that connects by actual canals and railways all the way west to Pittsburg. It runs south of and through New Hope north along the river.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Delaware Canal also viewed

 

Been to Delaware Canal? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Delaware Canal and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Delaware Canal staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?