Egg Harbor, NJ
Delaware River, NJ/PA
Musconetcong River, NJ
Assabet & Concord Rivers, MA
Taunton River, MA
Clay Creek, DE/PA
Westfield River, MA
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The Lower Delaware Wild &
67 miles of the Lower Delaware River along the border of eastern
Pennsylvania and western New Jerssey, and three Pennsylvania tributaries.
Rich in colonial and revolutionary American history
and natural and recreational resources.
A cooperative effort between the National Park Serivce and the Delaware
River Greenway Partnership.
The lower Delaware River region contains immense resource diversity,
combining an area of high population density with a wealth of natural,
cultural, and historical resources and recreational opportunities.
The river valley houses cliffs rising 400 feet above the rivers
that provide for magnificent scenery and habitat unique to the region.
The south-facing, desert-like slopes are home to the prickly pear
cactus, while the north-facing slopes display flora and fauna usually
only found in arctic-apline climates.
The river itself provides habitat for American
shad, striped bass, and river herring and is an important component
of the Atlantic Flyway, one of four major waterfowl routes in North
America. From a historic veiwpoint, the river is one of the most
significant corridors in the nation, containing buildings used during
Washington's famous crossing, historic navigation channels, Native
American and colonial archeological sites, and 19th century mills.