• The Upper Delaware's mild rapids and quiet pools are ideal for canoeing, kayaking, or rafting.

    Upper Delaware

    Scenic & Recreational River NY,PA

For Kids

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Children learning about river ecology.

National Park Service

The Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River is a wonderful place for young people to expand their minds. The National Park Service offers several programs designed to educate and inspire children with the natural world they live in. During the summer children ages 9 - 13 can learn about the environment around them through the "Backyard Biology" program. For younger children the "River Readings" program explores nature through stories and crafts.

Children can learn about the importance of water safety with the Junior Ranger River Safety program or delve into the park's natural and cultural world with the Junior Ranger program.

Did You Know?

Zane Grey looking into a canyon

Prolific western author Zane Grey lived in Lackawaxen, Pennsylvania from 1905-1918. He began his writing career relating stories of his experiences fishing along the Upper Delaware River. Lackawaxen always held a special place in his memories, and was chosen as the site of his final resting place.