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Biking at Delaware Canal State Park

60 miles of trails

The 60-mile-long Delaware Canal towpath runs from Easton to Bristol and is part of the D&L Trail, the foundation of the 165-mile Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor.

Once trod by mule teams pulling boats along the canal, the towpath is used today by:

  • Walkers
  • Joggers
  • Bicyclists
  • Cross-country skiers
  • Bird watchers
  • Horseback riders

Across the Delaware River, the 70-mile-long Delaware and Raritan (D&R) Canal State Park is one of the most popular recreation corridors for canoeing, jogging, hiking, bicycling, fishing, and horseback riding. The canal and park are part of the National Recreation Trail System.

Together, Delaware Canal State Park and D&R State Park form a series of looping trails connecting Pennsylvania and New Jersey via five bridges. Loop trail connection bridges are in the Pennsylvania towns of:

  • Uhlerstown
  • Lumberville
  • Center Bridge
  • Washington Crossing
  • Morrisville

The 30-mile stretch of parallel trails allows visitors to choose among 11 different options of length and distance. Each loop leads visitors through quaint towns, scenic river views, and wooded forests.

By parking in one of several areas located along the loop trail, visitors have easy access to the canal towpaths in both states, and can ride, walk, or jog a complete loop back to their car.

A perfect extended weekend could include riding the trails by day and staying overnight at one of the many bed and breakfasts along the way.