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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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Cycle or Walk the Tow paths along the canals

This is wonderful way to see the country side and ride or walk from town to town. We rode our bicycles from New Hope to Washington's Crossing which was 14 miles round trip. It... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Regina R
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Ronkonkoma, New York, United States
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Ronkonkoma, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is wonderful way to see the country side and ride or walk from town to town. We rode our bicycles from New Hope to Washington's Crossing which was 14 miles round trip. It was a great easy ride on wonderful paths and kept us cool under the trees on those hot days of summer. I can only imagine how... More 

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New Hope, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I live just minutes from a portion of this marvelous historical path. Stretching from Trenton to northern parts above New Hope. The path is a charm for solo strolls, walk with a lover, or family with kids. Beautiful natural place for renewal. I have walked the path for strength and healing.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We strolled along the canal in New Hope, then driving north checked out some other parts. Its quiet and green and the people who have homes backing up on it are to be envied. The canal keepers house was fun. A bit stagnet and buggie in areas so not for everyone.

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

New Hope is bisected by the Delaware Canal, which runs roughly parallel to the Delaware River. You can walk, run, or bike and enjoy this scenic waterway. My recent ride began at the center of New Hope and went north. As of this writing, the trail is closed for repairs approximately 3 miles north of New Hope. To the south... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The canal is great for strolling, jogging and biking. Whether it is the snow, the wildlife and their offspring, or the other people, the canal's tow path is so peaceful. The walkway does change course here and there through New Hope, but friendly locals are always willing to point you in the right direction. Best time to check out the... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

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 July 17, 2016

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

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 June 29, 2016

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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