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“The Tow Path is a Special Retreat”
Review of Delaware Canal

Ranked #1 of 31 things to do in New Hope
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Owner description: A small stretch of the Delaware River: great for canoeing.
Reviewed March 17, 2013

The Delaware Canal extends from Bristol to Easton on the Pennsylvania side of the river. The tow path, along side of the canal, was utilized by mules to pull barges between these locations. It currently becomes a wonderful walkway with spectacular views of the river. The tow path along the canal frequently weaves slightly inland.

A most important tip is entering the tow path. There are multiple points. The Thompson Neely House is an entrance point near us that provides an excellent walk between River Road and New Hope to the north and River Road and Washington Crossing to the south.

Fresh snow provides a very special cross country skiing opportunity that is extraordinary. Alas,only a few of these opportunities exist each year. We love the canal and tow path...our property borders it.

Thank Ben K
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Reviewed March 8, 2013

We had a day to invest and the locals suggested a visit to New Hope as long as we could handle the flagrant alternative lifestyle in parts of the town. Well, we have survived P-town, MA so I guess we'd give it a try and are we glad we did. From the moment you drive into the main street area you realize there are some talented and creative people living there. It is almost a storybook community with curious shops and, of course, the famous canal. A path on each side provides pleasant walking conditions and the architecture of the homes is special. People kayak the river. The canal can be a day;s event all by itself. However, we never got away from the streets and shops. A visit to the local winery and we were ready to call it day. what a special treat and it made me wonder how many other secret places we have missed by not asking the locals? For the sensitive folks avoid Canal street, unless you enjoy a good laugh.

1  Thank James H
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Reviewed February 26, 2013

A great history of the canal system in the 1800's. and a fun place ride a barge or to walk or bike down the tow path.

2  Thank Traveler0013
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Reviewed February 17, 2013

I go here often and walk next to the canal that used to be a place for mule-drawn barges taking food and wares from N.J. to Pennsylvania. Thankfully it was made into a state park where one can walk, jog, bike ride, or kayak or canoe in the canal. You'll pass the gate tenders house from ages ago and depending on where you walk, you'll find the gate that raised or lowered the water. Some people even fish here, but be careful because there's lots of poison ivy growing along the water's edge and in some places on the side of the path.

3  Thank Arline Z
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Reviewed January 30, 2013

Very well maintained paths along both sides of the canal make it possible to go walking at any time of the year. Look for the blue herons and the turtles.

Thank IMLY
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