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?
... due to pesticide control and to programs of rearing falcons in captivity and releasing them, Peregrine falcona have returned to nest along the Delaware. While urban peregrines may favor railroad bridges and tall buildings to nest, country peregrines use a scrape in a cliff to lay their eggs. More...