• Aqueduct and towpath, Delaware Canal (Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor)photo credit

    Lower Delaware

    National Wild and Scenic River PA,NJ

For Teachers

For the history and lifeways of the canal transportation era, inlduing activity booklets and reources, visit the Education page of the National Canal Museum in Easton PA.

Did You Know?

A young boy walking behind two harnessed white mules

... experienced mules did not need to be driven by someone on the towpath; they would slack off and speed up on signal from the boatman. A new mule or "greenie," though, might turn out to be a "sitdowner" -- a reaction understandable to those hiking all of the Lower Delaware River's 60-mile towpath. More...