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Delaware Canal

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Address: New Hope, PA
09:00 - 17:00
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A small stretch of the Delaware River: great for canoeing.

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Makes one proud of New Jersey

This is a wonderful NJ asset. A great place to walk or ride a bike and enjoy the surrounding woods any time of the year.

Reviewed 7 September 2015
New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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338 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2015

This is a wonderful NJ asset. A great place to walk or ride a bike and enjoy the surrounding woods any time of the year.

Thank Unbongout
Willow Grove, Pennsylvania
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98 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

My wife and I are up here every weekend to ride out bikes. We usually start at New Hope, 8 miles down to Washington's Crossing over to Jersey and then back up. It is a fantastic ride. and there are plenty of place to stop for a break and view the river. There are multiple bridges between PA and NJ... More 

1 Thank Jbeav
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2015 via mobile

Took a pleasant walk along the canal. It is cool to see the locks even though they are not in use anymore. Very quiet and very romantic. Was just a pleasure to be away from the hustle and bustle of the world

Thank bearcj
New York City, New York
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2015

Find an entrance to the towpath in New Hope or Lambertville and walk or bike for a unique activity when visiting. The towpath extends 60 miles and the scenery changes throughout. Would love to rent a bike in the future.

Thank Kwaishoes
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119 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2015

Over the past twenty five years I have run,biked and walked thousands of total miles on the canal towpath. I've biked the whole sixty miles in a day, walked the whole length in four days staying at inns, and run as far as twenty miles in a day. I love this place There's beautiful, changing scenery, the packed gravel is... More 

Thank saturdaydiner
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2015

We parked the car in Lambertville, rode our bikes south to the Bridge @ Washington's crossing, crossed over to Pennsylvania & rode North to New Hope. We had to ride on the road for a few miles on the Pennsylvania side; the road has no shoulder (so be careful). Bring water & a snack; no bathrooms. Spend time in the... More 

2 Thank T C
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121 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2015

Very nice walk - beautiful paths and view - tho the water looked pretty stagnant, needed a good flushing while the canal on the Jersey side was pretty fast flowing.

Thank Tasmandevil
Newtown, Pennsylvania
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242 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015

Read up on the history of the canal. It is worth it. The canal runs for miles and miles up past New Hope into some really lovely and peaceful scenery. Bike, walk, hike - but don't miss it.

Thank clevertravelers
Eastover, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2015

Cant go to del ware without taking a bike ride on the canal with the dog. We both love it. Bring a prepared lunch or snack. Makes for a great outing.

Thank Navylicious
South Park Township, Pennsylvania
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14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2015

An excellent way to walk off dessert. Very peaceful yet you're still in the middle of town. We entered the path off of the bridge on Ferry Street and walked for about a 1/2 hour. We were only in New Hope for one evening but I we ever come back, I would plan on doing a nice long hike.

Thank South_Park_Aardvark

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