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TOWPATH CLOSURE*(MP 9- 10)*-The towpath will be closed at Bridge Street in Morrisville (MP 9-10) starting Monday 08/01/22 until further notice due to construction. The purpose of this closure is for PUBLIC SAFETY due to construction activity. Trail users should turn around at the closure and NOT attempt to get by it.

TOWPATH CLOSURE*(Mile Post 44.27)*-The towpath will be closed at the High Falls Creek sub-canal culvert(MP 44.27) until further notice due to massive damage that occurred during tropical storm IdaThe purpose of this closure is for PUBLIC SAFETYTrail users should turn around at the closure and NOT attempt to get by it.

If you plan to use the towpath be sure to use extreme caution due to damages sustained from Hurricane Ida. It is highly advised that visitors be cautious in the section of towpath between Easton (MP 58.89) and Point Pleasant, Lock 14 (MP 32.3). The towpath is closed in the area of Upper Black Eddy (MP 43) due to a bank collapse and washout to the river. Heed all signs for road and towpath closures. 

TOWPATH CLOSURE (Mile Post 31.11). In the area of Lumberville the towpath is CLOSED at the Lumberville Aqueduct Pedestrian Bridge. The purpose of this closure is for PUBLIC SAFETY and will be in effect until the crossing can be made safe. Trail users should turn around at the closure and NOT attempt to get by it. The aqueduct and associated pedestrian crossing sustained significant damages during Tropical Storm Ida to include the loss of a structural pier beneath the aqueduct.  

Warning: The spotted lanternfly has invaded our area. This invasive insect could cause serious harm to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAVE! Help us stop the spread of these unwelcome hitchhikers. Inspect your vehicle, camper, tent, gear, etc. before you leave the park and destroy any lanternflies you find. For more information, visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website.

 
 

Delaware Canal State Park

A walk along the 58.89-mile-long towpath of Delaware Canal State Park is a stroll into American history.

Paralleling the Delaware River between Easton and Bristol, this diverse park contains:

  • A historic canal and towpath
  • 50-acre pond
  • Many miles of river shoreline
  • 11 river islands including the Morgan Hill group (3), Loors, Whippoorwill, Old Sow, Raubs, Lynn/Frog/Rock group, and Hendricks

From riverside to farm fields to historic towns, visitors to Delaware Canal State Park enjoy the ever-changing scenery along its corridor.

Seasons and Hours

The park is open every day of the year, sunrise to sunset. Day use areas close at sunset.

The park office is open specific hours. Usually the office hours are Monday to Friday 8 A.M. to 4 P.M. Contact the park office for more information about facility seasons and hours.

This map shows the park in Pennsylvania. 

Directions

There are numerous access points along the 60-mile length of Delaware Canal State Park. The park follows the Delaware River from Easton to Bristol, paralleled by Pennsylvania Routes 611 and 32.

GPS DD of Park Office: Lat. 40.54957  Long. -75.08476

No Camping

Although Delaware Canal State Park has no overnight facilities, camping and cabins are available in nearby state, county, and private campgrounds.

For information about rental cabins, contact Nockamixon State Park at 215-529-7300. For information about camping, contact Bucks County Parks at 215-757-0571.

Learn, Experience, Connect

Delaware Canal State Park offers a wide variety of environmental, recreational, and historical programs. Participants gain appreciation, understanding, and develop a sense of stewardship toward natural and cultural resources through:

  • Hands-on activities
  • Guided walks
  • Evening programs

Curriculum-based environmental education programs are available to schools and youth groups. Teacher workshops are also available.

Group programs must be arranged in advance and may be scheduled by calling the park office. Programs are offered year round. For more information, contact the park office.

Locktender’s House

The Locktender’s House in the popular destination of New Hope gives insight into the history of the canal, and serves as the headquarters for the Friends of Delaware Canal.

Electric Vehicle Charging Station

A two-plug, electric vehicle charging station is available for public use in the Virginia Forrest Recreation Area.

Please move to another parking space once your vehicle has been charged.

Access for People with Disabilities

This activity or structure is ADA accessible. If you need an accommodation to participate in park activities due to a disability, please contact the park you plan to visit.

In an Emergency

Call 911 and contact a park employee.

Directions to the nearest hospital are posted on bulletin boards and the park office.

​Explore Delaware Canal State Park

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