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Delaware Canal

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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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Fun walk down the path along canal

This path is certainly not new, and it remains a fun little thing to do for exercise in the area - same for the Lambertville side. Little bits of history along the way.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
FrancCAR
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Norfolk, Virginia
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Norfolk, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This path is certainly not new, and it remains a fun little thing to do for exercise in the area - same for the Lambertville side. Little bits of history along the way.

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Furlong, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great for a wonderful stroll. It runs parallel to the Delaware River in New Hope and all the way to Trenton (which is too far to walk; but one could bike it). Great trail for walking and biking. Sometimes it's not filled, however, for some reason. Many nice little restaurants along the way - Lambertville Station is recommended, but there... More 

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Mahwah, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The canal has been repurposed for walking and healthy activities. It is such a relaxing place to go. The water is murky with mud and the banks are green with grass. A great recreational asset.

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Perkasie, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On July 4th, we arrived in New Hope at 9:30 am to secure a good parking space and beat the heat of the day. Prepared with a picnic lunch, good water supply, sun glasses, sun screen and bike helmets, we embarked on a delightful nine mile ride. We headed up towards Lumberville. We would stop to take pictures and enjoy... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The canal itself is a little boring. The horse/mule drawn boat is interesting. Other than the boat drawn by the horse/mule there is nothing else about the canal to see or visit.

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Rocky Point, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great site for pic's. Learn a little history, and a charming place visually.The setting is great to visit.

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Limerick, Pennsylvania
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23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want to take a walk (not bike ride) along the towpath of this canal, it's a worthwhile experience, but that's about it. Nothing to write home about. While some of the locks and houses are neat, in the summer some sections where the water is stagnant are very algae-prone, which makes taking a quality picture challenging.

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Morrisville, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice place for a walk/stroll. The canal view is always refreshing. Looks fantastic during fall season.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Delaware Canal is a great place to take a scenic walk, ride your bike, or go for a run. The towpath runs 60 miles from Easton to Bristol and has plenty of parking lots/ pull off points along the main road so that you can easily get out an pickup the towpath at any point along the Delaware. The... More 

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New Holland, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

When walking the streets of New Hope makes you feel packed in with the crowds of people and the sound of motorcycles and fumes starts to give you a headache head to the canals for some great scenic walking and to learn about the canals history. Very relaxing!

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