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Nearby Attractions to Delaware Canal State Park

Information about Delaware Canal State Park’s nearby attractions is available from Visit Bucks County.

Explore the Area

Located along the Delaware River, the towns around the park, like Upper Black Eddy, owe much of their existence to the opening of the Pennsylvania Canal and the trade which that allowed.

Learn about some of the area businesses and things to do from the Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce.

Nearby State Parks and Forests

Delaware Canal State Park is close to three state parks, where visitors can enjoy recreation, education, and other activities.

Ralph Stover State Park

Tohickon Creek flows through the 45-acre Ralph Stover State Park, making a scenic picnic area. The nearby high rocks section of the park is a lovely overlook of the Tohickon Creek.

Recreational activities include hiking, whitewater rafting, fishing, and rock climbing.

Nockamixon State Park

The 5,286-acre Nockamixon State Park is in the rolling hills of scenic Bucks County, close enough to Philadelphia for a day trip, but far enough away for a vacation.

Tohickon Creek, Three Mile Run, and Haycock Run feed the 1,450-acre Lake Nockamixon, which is a rest stop for migrating waterfowl and a destination for boaters and anglers.

Visitors can stay the night in a cabin or enjoy the many activities of the park for the day. Popular activities are picnicking, swimming in the pool, hiking, biking, disc golfing, hunting, fishing, and boating.

Washington Crossing Historic Park

Washington Crossing Historic Park preserves the site of George Washington’s dramatic boat crossing of the Delaware River during the American Revolution and is a National Historic Landmark.

The park features two sections, both including historic buildings, walking paths, picnic pavilions, fishing, and historical and environmental education programs.

Tyler State Park

The 1,711-acre Tyler State Park hosts trails, park roads, and facilities carefully nestled within the original farm and woodland setting. Neshaminy Creek meanders through the park, dividing the land into several interesting sections.

Outdoor recreational activities include hiking, biking, horseback riding, picnicking, boating, fishing, and disc golfing.

Other Nearby Outdoor Spaces and Natural Places

  • The park is located near State Game Lands 56, Ringing Rocks County Park, and the Giving Pond, all of which provide additional opportunities for recreation. Ringing Rocks Park is known for the weathered diabase rocks that “ring” like a bell when struck with a hammer, as well as the highest waterfall in Bucks County.
  • Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve features walking trails that wind through this nature preserve, which is dedicated to interpreting local woodland flora. Guided tours are available daily.
  • From a mill village established in 1743 to an artists’ colony in the early 1900s, Phillips Mill has a long and colorful history. It is located about two miles north of New Hope, near canal mile marker 26. The mill is still known for its local and regional juried art shows.

Pennsylvania Heritage Areas

Heritage Areas protect, enhance, and promote Pennsylvania’s historic, natural, cultural, and scenic resources.

The Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor is a multi-use trail spanning 165 miles through a five-county region. This is a nationally significant historic transportation route that traverses railroads, canals, rivers, and trails.