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

    Lower Delaware

    National Wild and Scenic River PA,NJ

A River and its History

The largest free-flowing river in the eastern United States, the Delaware River runs past forests, farmlands, and villages, and it also links some of the most densely populated regions in America.
In 2000, the National Wild and Scenic River System incorporated key segments of the lower Delaware River to form this unit of the National Park System.

Did You Know?

A boatman's horn, used to signal lockkeepers

... that at its peak in the 1850s, the inland waterway system of this country included over 4,000 miles of canals and "navigations." Most are abandoned today, but the lore of the canal boaters lives on at Delaware Canal State Park PA on the Lower Delaware River, and at other National Park sites. More...