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Delaware Canal

New Hope, PA
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Ranked #4 of 20 attractions in New Hope
Type: Bodies of Water
Description: A small stretch of the Delaware River: great for canoeing.
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New Jersey
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52 reviews 52 reviews
6 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
2 helpful votes 2 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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Bronx, New York
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74 reviews 74 reviews
54 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

We have going for years and the town main street is getting very crowded . No fancy stores or bars on the tow path so no crowds . When you tire of the stores grab a water out of your car and go far a walk . There is a small museum right on the path which was the Locktender's... More

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S. Walpole
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126 reviews 126 reviews
54 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

The canal system of the US is one of the truly amazing aspects of the growth of the country. I can't imagine how they did it with essentially man power. New Hope is a very good place to visit to see a sample of the canals. It has been restored in some spots and you get e very good glimpse... More

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Hartland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Very pleasant place to walk and easily accessible.Informative, historical info along the way. You can easily tailor the length of your walk and the terrain is flat.

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Edison, New Jersey
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71 reviews 71 reviews
33 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

My family loves the Delaware canal. It is so beautiful, and we love all the history surrounding it. My kids could go all day and never get bored. Great stop when you are in New Hope.

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Marysville
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We had a lovely walk along the tow path and enjoyed learning more about the workings of the canal and lock systems.

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