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?
... 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...