Type: Rail Trail
Length: 60.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Bicycling (on pavement)
Bicycling (off pavement)
Boating, non-motorized: Canoeing
Boating, non-motorized: Kayaking
Dogs - On leash
Equestrian - Riding
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Snow - Cross-country Skiing
Snow - Snowshoeing
Swimming - Diving/snorkeling
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No
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Adjacent to state routes 611 and 32.
A walk along the 60-mile long towpath of Delaware Canal State Park is a stroll into American history. Paralleling the Delaware River between Easton and Bristol, this diverse park contains an historic canal and towpath, many miles of river shoreline and eleven river islands. Running from riverside to farm fields to historic towns, the Delaware Canal is the only continuously intact towpath of the canal-building era of the early and mid-19th century. The canal remains today with almost all of its features as they existed during its century of commercial operation, bringing coal to Philadelphia, New York, and the eastern seaboard. Since becoming a state park in 1940, people have flocked to this area to hike the towpath, canoe in the canal, or picnic along its banks.
Width: 96 inches.
Primary Surface: Not Available
Secondary Surface: None
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Year Designated: 1990
For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.
Park Operations Manager
Bureau of State Parks
Delaware Canal State Park
11 Lodi Hill Rd.
Upper Black Eddy , PA 18972
4 seasons of beauty
I have explored several sections of this trail between Bristol and just south of Easton and it never disappoints. It is great for running, hiking/walking and also snowshoeing in the winter months. While the trail does get busy in nicer weather, it is usually pretty quiet and allows one to relax and take in the scenery. Along with nature, there are several historic elements along the corridor. Recommended!
February 13, 2018
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