• 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?

Markers in the ground in the oval shape of a  Native American longhouse

... the banks of the Middle Delaware River have been a home to people for 10,000 years. Such abundant archeological evidence exists of Native American habitation along the river that a 1,300-acre parcel on the Middle Delaware near Milford PA has been designated Minisink National Archeological Site. More...