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A small stretch of the Delaware River: great for canoeing.
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New Hope, PA
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Reviewed 27 September 2015

What's not to like? The canal runs for many miles and the tow path is lovely for walking, running and cycling. Never boring, there are restrooms along the way and bridges for crossing and making your return. The NY side is better maintained than the...More

1  Thank stephenmanuel
Reviewed 20 September 2015

This is where General Washington crossed the river to turn the tide of the revolutionary war. Where the United States began!

1  Thank GeneYeager
Reviewed 13 September 2015

Definitely worth a stop if in the area. It was interesting to see this old canal system. There is a nice walking path along the canal. I wouldn't make a special trip to see the canal, but if you are going to New Hope or...More

Thank happytraveler49
Reviewed 12 September 2015

I remember coming here as a little girl to see the river barges being pulled by mules on the ground. Unfortunately, that has gone away, but I loved being back here to such a quaint and vibrant town with lots of restaurants and shops, on...More

Thank Anne M
Reviewed 6 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
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...More

1  Thank Jbeav
Reviewed 27 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
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
Reviewed 20 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...More

Thank saturdaydiner
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...More

2  Thank T C
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Donna S
Are there bike rentals nearby?
19 October 2016|
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Response from terrytwoof | Reviewed this property |
Closest is New Hope.
Donna S
Are bike rentals available?
19 October 2016|
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Response from pamelab567 | Reviewed this property |
I don't recall there being any bike rentals around. I wasn't really looking for them though. The area isn't that big where you might need a bike to get around. Well my opinion. We walked to see everything.
what does it cost and can I buy tickets in advance
8 June 2016|
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Response from bhink0506 | Reviewed this property |
There is no fee to get it; enjoy this beautiful, free park!