Nearby Attractions to Delaware Canal State Park
Information about nearby attractions is available from Visit Bucks County.
Ralph Stover State Park: Visitors enjoy seasonal whitewater boating and rock climbing.
Washington Crossing Historic Park: Just north of the town of Taylorsville, the towpath runs beside Washington Crossing Historical Park. The park is dedicated to interpreting George Washington's historic crossing of the Delaware River on December 25, 1776.
In addition to the annual crossing reenactment, the park offers a look at historically preserved buildings of the 18th and 19th centuries, a collection of Durham boat replicas which are used in the annual crossing, videos, guided tours, and special programs.
The Bowman's Hill Tower gives an excellent view of the Delaware River valley.
Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve: Walking trails wend through this nature preserve, which is dedicated to interpreting local woodland flora. Guided tours are available daily.
Phillips Mill: From a mill village established in 1743 to an artists' colony in the early 1900s, this spot has a long and colorful history. It is located about two miles north of New Hope, near canal mile marker 26.
The mill was operated from 1756 to 1889 by Aaron Phillips and his descendants. Later it became home to Philadelphia physician Dr. George M. Marshall, who convinced his childhood friend, the painter William Lathrop, to move in. Lathrop founded the New Hope School of Impressionism, and often ferried his students to the Phillips Mill property on his own canal boat.
The Holmquist School for Girls, an early progressive independent school, also had its roots at Phillips Mill. It later merged with the Solebury School, a local boys' school, to become one of the first co-educational, independent schools in the country.
Phillips Mill is still known for its local and regional juried art shows.