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

    Upper Delaware

    Scenic & Recreational River NY,PA

History & Culture

In the mid-1800s, removing bluestone was backbreaking and dangerous. 
Quarries could be found throughout the bluestone belt of northeastern Pennsylvania and the Catskill Mountains of New York.  Piles of leftover stone reveal where a once-vibrant industry existed.
Basket Historical Society of the Upper Delaware Valley
 

The story of the Upper Delaware is much more than just a collection of beautiful pictures. Joseph Brandt, John Roebling, and Zane Grey lend a texture to the landscape that helps tell the tale of frontier life and the rapid growth of America during the 1800’s. The Upper Delaware Valley is rich in structures and sites that reflect its history and cultural development.

Did You Know?

Mature bald eagle

Bald eagles aren't really bald. Their heads are covered with feathers which turn white as the birds mature. More...