• 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 shiny silvery oval fish tinged with greenish-yellow on top

...that shad have made a comeback in the Delaware and Lehigh Rivers, due to pollution control. This herring lives its adult life in the ocean, but travels up rivers and streams to spawn. Each spring, anglers follow the "shad run" up the Delaware River to catch these hard-fighting fish. More...