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

    Lower Delaware

    National Wild and Scenic River PA,NJ

Plan Your Visit

The lower Delaware River is situated within two hours drive of the New York City area, and is immediately north of Philadelphia. Along the river you can

ϑ fish, boat, and canoe
ϑ hike and bike the scenic towpath along the river
ϑ hike in natural areas
ϑ visit historic towns along the river

You can contact the visitor & information centers in the park for information about the park, and also for including commercial services such as restaurants and lodging.

On this website you can find information on outdoor activities in the park, and on the park's historic sites.

Did You Know?

A young boy walking behind two harnessed white mules

... 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...