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Address: New Hope, PA
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A small stretch of the Delaware River: great for canoeing.

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Lovely Stroll

It is always nice to take a walk along the Delaware Canal, whether it be in New Hope, Washington's Crossing or Yardley. The paths are level and clean, and it's a thoughtful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Jennifer W
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Langhorne, Pennsylvania
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Langhorne, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is always nice to take a walk along the Delaware Canal, whether it be in New Hope, Washington's Crossing or Yardley. The paths are level and clean, and it's a thoughtful reminder of the history of the area.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walked along the tow path in New Hope. Not a lot to see in the colder months.It's much nicer in the summer and fall. The water level is low but it's still nice and quite for an afternoon stroll.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

very low water levels of late along may stretches of the canal detract from the tranquil beauty of a relaxing troll along the canal banks. The ambiance suffers and one might just as well pick any trail thru the woods for better viewscapes.

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Delaware canal is a beautiful place to visit - especially in the warmer months. Lined with old homes from the days of Washington, the Canal will truly transport you back in time. Spring and summer afford beautiful wild flowers and green lawns while fall offers some of the best leaves in the state.

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Princeton, NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Down near New Hope the canal on the Pennsylvania side is still nice, but up the river near Lumberville, it is not well maintained. For some stretches, there is no water in the canal and, as a result, you are looking at nothing but a bunch of nasty underbrush as you walk along the town path (see photos). In addition,... More 

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Ocean City, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Nice but no water to it any more just a nice walk along the old canal. Pretty to see and is a quiet walk.

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

My husband and I walked along the canal while staying in New Hope. It is very beautiful and peaceful to walk along. Really lovely. We did however, visit during a time of drought so the canal itself barely had water in it. It certainly wasn't flowing. Still a very lovely walk and canal.

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Amherst, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

One can learn a good bit of history biking or walking these old towpaths on either side of the Delaware River, using bridges to make loops, like the bridge between New Hope and Lambertville. The views are lovely, as well, not to mention the shopping, particularly the antiques shops in Lambertville. Bring a bike lock, so that you can hook... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

There is a walkway/bikeway along the canal that is very popular. A museum provides historical information about the canal and the days when mules towed barges along it.

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Grantham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

What's not to like? The canal runs for many miles and the tow path is lovely for walking, running and cycling. Never boring, there are restrooms along the way and bridges for crossing and making your return. The NY side is better maintained than the PA side both in terms of the canal and tow path.

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