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Brochure and Map of Delaware Canal State Park (SP) in Pennsylvania. Published by Pennsylvania State Parks.

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Delaware Canal Delaware Canal State Park A Pennsylvania Recreational Guide for Pennsylvania State Parks Mission The primary purpose of Pennsylvania State Parks is to provide opportunities for enjoying healthful outdoor recreation and serve as outdoor classrooms for environmental education. In meeting these purposes, the conservation of the natural, scenic, aesthetic, and historical values of the parks should be given first consideration. Stewardship responsibilities should be carried out in a way that protects the natural outdoor experience for the enjoyment of current and future generations. visitPAparks Printed on recycled paper RECREATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES 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, a 50-acre pond, many miles of river shoreline, and 11 river islands. From riverside to farm fields to historic towns, Delaware Canal State Park visitors can enjoy the ever-changing scenery along its corridor. A NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK The 58.89-mile Delaware Canal is the only remaining continuously intact canal of the great towpath canal-building era in the early and mid-19th century. Today, the canal retains almost all of its features as they existed during its century of commercial operation. America was growing rapidly in the early 1800s. Canals provided a better way of transporting goods and resources, such as coal, to urban areas. After seeing the success of the Erie Canal in New York, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania began to build a system of canals to connect Lake Erie, Pittsburgh, and Philadelphia. While not directly connected to the rest of the state canal system, the Delaware Canal did connect with the Lehigh Canal system at Easton when it was completed in 1832. The canal also connected to the Morris and Delaware & Raritan canals in New Jersey via river crossings. The Lehigh and Delaware canals provided a convenient and economical means of transporting coal and other goods to Philadelphia, New York, and the eastern seaboard. In 1958, the commonwealth sold the entirety of the canal to the privately owned Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company. As the years progressed and transportation technology advanced, the use of canals to transport goods became increasingly less efficient by comparison. The last commercial canal boat completed its journey through the Delaware Canal on October 17, 1931. On the same day in 1931, 40 miles of the canal were returned to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The commonwealth reacquired the remaining 20 miles in 1940. The U.S. Congress officially recognized the canal’s importance to the economic development of America by establishing the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor in 1988. The canal is a registered National Historic Landmark and its towpath is a National Recreation Trail. A DAY ON THE CANAL The day of the boatman is long gone, but if you stand on the towpath and listen, with some imagination you can hear ancient echos – the rhythmic clip-clop of a team of mules pulling a coal-filled boat and the softer steps of a barefoot 12-year-old, the boatman’s son, leading the mule team along the towpath. The sun is just starting to rise, but already the Delaware Canal has been buzzing with activity for several hours. Boatmen have begun their long day, one that will last until after 10:00 PM, when they tie up for the night and their mules are finally unharnessed, fed, brushed, and bedded down. To the east, the mighty Delaware River runs parallel to the canal and is separated only by a thin sliver of land, lined with sycamores, oaks, poplars, and river birch. As a canal boat glides quietly by, an array of enticing aromas wafts up the towpath. Frying eggs and slabs of bacon sizzle on the deck-top stove while extra-strong coffee brews. Some boats are headed down to Bristol and on to Philadelphia, filled with 80 or 90 tons of anthracite coal. These barges ride low in the water. Others are empty and ride high. They are heading upstream to Easton and then on to the Lehigh Canal for the trek to the town of Mauch Chunk (now called Jim Thorpe), to reload and do it all over again…and again… and again. 2021 The sound of a boatman blowing his conch shell horn rings out across the water, warning the locktender of the approaching boat. If there’s one thing these rough, tough, alwaysin-a-hurry boatmen hate, it is spending one minute more than necessary at a lock. On the canal, time is money. Spend The Day TRAILS: The 58.89-mile-long canal towpath runs from Easton to Bristol and is a National Recreation Trail. Once trod by mule teams pulling boats along the canal, the towpath is used today by walkers, joggers, bicyclists, cross-country skiers, and bird watchers. Across the Delaware River in New Jersey, the 70-mile-long Delaware & Raritan (D&R) Canal State Park is another popular recreation corridor for canoeing, jogging, hiking, bicycling, fishing, and horseback riding. The canal and park are also part of the National Recreation Trail System. Together, Delaware Canal State Park and D&R Canal State Park form a series of looping trails connecting Pennsylvania and New Jersey via seven bridges. 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. Loop trail connection bridges are in the Pennsylvania towns of Uhlerstown, Lumberville, Center Bridge, New Hope, Washington Crossing, Morrisville, and Lower Makefield Township. This 30-mile stretch of parallel trails allows visitors to choose among several different options of length and distance. Each loop will lead visitors through quaint towns, wooded forests, and past scenic river views. 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. Tell us about your hike at: www.ExplorePAtrails.com also public motorized boat launches located along the Delaware in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, from which boaters can enjoy the water trail which includes scenic views of River Islands and Nockamixon Cliffs natural areas. This area is a major migratory route for raptors, waterfowl, and songbirds, creating a great place for water trail users to view wildlife. CAUTION – The river poses hazards and visitors should use caution on and around the river. Motorboats must display a current boat registration. Non-powered boats launched in the park must display one of the following: boat registration from any state; launch permit or mooring permit from Pennsylvania State Parks, available at most state park offices; launch use permit from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. BIRDING: With its combination of shallow waterways, river islands, green spaces, and cliff faces, Delaware Canal State Park offers an abundance of habitats for birds and other wildlife. At least 154 bird species call the Delaware Canal home. Birds often sighted along the canal include: herons, doublecrested cormorants, osprey, bald eagles, and a large variety of songbirds. Natural Lands Trust and Bucks County Audubon Society also participate in birding programs at Delaware Canal State Park. HUNTING: Hunting in Delaware Canal State Park is restricted to archery deer hunting only in designated area during appropriate seasons. All other types of hunting and trapping are prohibited. The Giving Pond Recreation Area has 150 acres within Wildlife Management Unit 5C. The PA 532 tract of park property across from Washington Crossing Historic Park has 28 acres, in Wildlife Management Unit 5D. Hunting woodchucks, also known as groundhogs, is prohibited. Dog training is only permitted from the day following Labor Day through March 31 in designated hunting areas. The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the Pennsylvania Game Commission rules and regulations apply. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information. Use extreme caution with firearms at all times. Other visitors use the park during hunting seasons. Firearms and archery equipment used for hunting may be uncased and ready for use only in authorized hunting areas during hunting seasons. In areas not open to hunting or during non-hunting seasons, firearms and archery equipment shall be kept in the owner’s vehicle or enclosed trailer. Exceptions include: law enforcement officers and individuals with a valid Pennsylvania License to Carry Firearms are authorized to carry a firearm concealed on their person while they are within a state park. Stay The Night Nearby CAMPING: Although Delaware Canal State Park has no overnight facilities, camping and cabins are available in nearby state, county, and private campgrounds. For information on rental cabins, contact Nockamixon State Park at 215-529-7300. www.visitPAparks.com For information on camping and cabin rentals, contact Bucks County Parks at 215-757-0571. www.buckscounty.org/ government/ParksandRecreation FISHING: The Delaware River contains many species of game fish including American shad, striped bass, smallmouth bass, and walleye. Shad migration starts in early spring. The Delaware Canal and Giving Pond also contain a variety of warmwater game fish. Bowfishing is prohibited in the Delaware Canal. Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission regulations and laws apply. BOATING: Canoeing and kayaking are popular in the canal, on the Delaware River, and at the Giving Pond. Non-powered boats can launch into the Delaware River from several access areas within Delaware Canal State Park. There are THE DELAWARE RIVER LEARN, EXPERIENCE, CONNECT Delaware Canal State Park offers a wide variety of programs year round. Gain a better understanding of the park’s natural, cultural, and historical resources through guided outdoor recreation, hands-on activities, walks, special events, and other programs. Curriculum-based environmental education programs are available to schools and organized groups. Call the park office to schedule a group program. A variety of professional development workshops are also offered for teachers. Contact the park office or explore the online calendar of events, https://events.dcnr.pa.gov, for more information on public programs and other learning experiences. The Locktender’s House, in the popular destination town of New Hope, gives insight into the history of the canal and serves as the headquarters for the Friends of Delaware Canal. DELAWARE & LEHIGH NATIONAL HERITAGE CORRIDOR Delaware Canal State Park is part of the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor. The corridor stretches more than 150 miles in eastern Pennsylvania from Wilkes-Barre to Bristol and follows the historic routes of the Lehigh & Susquehanna Railroad, the Lehigh Canal system, and the Delaware Canal. Through diverse partnerships, the corridor showcases the extraordinary natural, cultural, and recreational resources which conserve the heritage and enhance the quality of life for its many residents. There are numerous places throughout the corridor that tell the stories that make the region so nationally significant. https://delawareandlehigh.org At 330 miles in length, the Delaware is the longest free-flowing river east of the Mississippi River and serves as a major migration corridor for birds and fish like American shad. Delaware Canal State Park maintains six public recreation areas with The 65-mile segment of the Lower Delaware River and selected tributaries are part of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System. This designation recognizes free-flowing rivers with exceptional natural, recreational, historical, and cultural resources. THE AMERICAN SHAD American shad - Alosa sapidissima • The American shad is the largest member of the herring family. Spawning adults commonly reach four to eight pounds and can range in length from 19 inches (males) to 24 inches (females). • Female shad are called “roes” and males are called “bucks.” • Shad are an anadromous migratory species - they are born in freshwater, spend three to six years at sea, and return to the area of their birth to spawn, similar to salmon species. • Adult shad do not eat on the way to their freshwater spawning grounds. Unlike Pacific salmon, not all shad die after spawning and will eat on their return trip to the sea. Reenactment of a mule tender leading the mules down the towpath with the canal boat in tow. shoreline access to the river. Additional access points are available through other state parks, state agencies, federal, and private lands. Of the many islands in the river, 11 are protected as the Delaware River Islands State Park Natural Area. For centuries, there has been a dynamic interaction between the Delaware River and the people and cultures that have lived and worked in its basin. One of the best examples of this interaction is the story of the American shad. Because of its predictable migrations, shad have served as an important resource to many cultures throughout history. The Lenape depended on shad as a staple of their diet. They grilled them on wooden racks, air dried, and smoked them. Shad were also an important part of life for the early colonial settlers in the Delaware Valley. As human populations grew, pollution from sewage and industrial wastewater increased. By the early twentieth century, key fish populations of the Philadelphia waterfront had all but collapsed due to pollution, habitat destruction, and overfishing. Water pollution worsened during World War II. In 1946, the Delaware Estuary experienced a 20-mile “dead zone,” meaning there was a reduced level of dissolved oxygen in the water. Low levels of dissolved oxygen prevented all migrating fish, including the American shad, from passing into their native spawning grounds. In 1961, the Delaware River Basin Commission launched a pollution control effort which greatly improved water quality. Unfortunately, pollution was not the only barrier affecting the American shad. During the great canal building era of the 1830s, rivers were dammed to ensure water supplies for the canals. Two dams vital to the Delaware and Lehigh Canal systems disrupted the shad migration up the Lehigh River, preventing the fish from reaching their spawning grounds. To help shad re-establish their native spawning grounds on the Lehigh River, while keeping the historic canals intact, park staff have maintained two fish passageways since 1993. These “ladders” allow the fish to navigate upstream around the dams and on to spawning grounds in the Lehigh River as far north as the Frances E. Walter Dam in White Haven, Pa. d R oa 3 Island* River Islands Natural Area 202 Uh ler sto wn 179 NEW HOPE 24 263 Ro ad rne gho Lan 295 Ro a d Be Ol BURLINGTON TULLYTOWN Pennsylvania Ave. d. ill R ke 206 Trenton 29 295 SLICKVILLE 0 1 2 St. Dr . ER S Riv Main ersid e RIV Dr. St. l Delaware Canal St . Locktender’s House/ Friends of the Delaware Canal Office 8 NEW HOPE 179 D&R Canal State Park Trail Lock No. 11 Lock No. 10 Riverw oods Dr. St. in S cr Va n Bordento wn Rd. 1 1 12 11 NESHAMINY d R te . 13 BRISTOL S.P. DE Site of Former L AW Bristol 95 ARE R Lock No. 1 Lagoon IVER Site of WATERFRONT PARK Site of Former Rev. 3/4/21 La 129 St . Bridge 3 4 KILOMETERS 232 Lock No. 9 Lock No. 8 24 St. RAK r i ve New For dM Rd Bristo l O xfo rd Val ley Rd . AMT ave r Rd. Bat h State 3 6 TRENTON Ingham Creek Aqueduct DELAWARE CANAL STATE PARK LAMBERTVILLE St. Exit 37 Exit 39 Exit 42 . AK TR AM Aqueto n g C re e Fe k rr y Mec ha nic Former Locks Nos. 2 & 3 Tide Lock 1 0 1 2 3 MILES 32 HAZARD: WING DAMS & RAPIDS 1⁄8 130 0 DELAWARE AND RARITAN CANAL STATE PARK 145 Mapleton Road Princeton, NJ 08540 609-924-5705 www.dandrcanal.com LOCKTENDER’S HOUSE: DELAWARE CANAL MUSEUM & FRIENDS OF THE DELAWARE CANAL OFFICE 145 S. Main Street New Hope, PA 18938, 215-862-2021 www.fodc.org NESHAMINY STATE PARK 3401 State Road Bensalem, PA 19020 215-639-4538 www.visitPAparks.com 1⁄8 ¼ MILE Topography, geology, and scenic beauty combine to create the unique character of the Nockamixon Cliffs Natural Area. These sheer cliffs tower 300 feet above the Delaware River and dominate the landscape. Because the cliffs face north, they receive little direct sunlight. This cool habitat supports an alpine-arctic plant community unusual this far south. Formation of the Nockamixon Cliffs began in the Triassic period when tall mountains to the northwest were heavily eroded, depositing red sand and mud in shallow lakes. Great pressure turned the sand and mud into red sandstone and shale that can still be found throughout the region. These rocks are a dull red and break easily into flakes and fragments. Toward the end of the Triassic Period, molten magma from deep within the earth’s crust flowed into these beds of sedimentary rock. The igneous intrusion heated the surrounding sandstone and shale, changing them into tough, weather resistant rock called hornfels. During the Jurassic Period, the region was subjected to continuous erosion. While other rocks were worn away like the sandstone and shale, the hornfels resisted weathering, allowing the Nockamixon Cliffs to “rise” above the surrounding landscape. NOCKAMIXON STATE PARK 1542 Mountain View Drive Quakertown, PA 18951-5732 215-529-7300 www.visitPAparks.com RALPH STOVER STATE PARK 6011 State Park Road Pipersville, PA 18947 610-982-5560 www.visitPAparks.com SILVER LAKE PARK AND NATURE CENTER 1306 Bath Road Bristol, PA 19007 215-785-1177 https://silverlakenaturecenter.org TINICUM COUNTY PARK 903 River Road (PA. 32) Erwinna, PA 18920 215-757-0571 www.buckscounty.org TOHICKON VALLEY COUNTY PARK 127 Cafferty Road Point Pleasant, PA 18947 215-297-0754 www.buckscounty.org TYLER STATE PARK 101 Swamp Road Newtown, PA 18940 215-968-2021 www.visitPAparks.com WASHINGTON CROSSING HISTORIC PARK 1112 River Road Washington Crossing, PA 18977 215-493-4076 www.visitPAparks.com INFORMATION Delaware Canal State Park 11 Lodi Hill Road Upper Black Eddy, PA 18972 GPS: Lat. 40.54938 Long. -75.08474 610-982-5560 32 New 95 13 SILVER LAKE COUNTY PARK 1 9 wbold Ne Rd. Lock No. 4 95 13 Rd LEVITTOWN Edgely Rd. Exit 40 rn e Tybu Ne w Falls Rd. ittown Pkwy. Lev 295 pik 32 12 Trenton Ave. . Tur n 10 179 MORRISVILLE Rd 513 . Tohickon Creek Aqueduct New Hope 206 all e y dV for Ox 413 Point Pleasant Rd. 1 Exit 351 29 29 1 Exit 3 33 POINT PLEASANT ½ MILE LEY YAR D Lock No. 5 BUS 1 ¼ Yardley (PFBC) Rd. d. ley R l a V Black Rock Road Ox f Exit 5 0 Edg ew oo d d or BUS a Rd. Yardle y Rd. Hill Woodbourne 1 276 Pen nsy lva ni 15 Lock No. 6 332 Sommer’s Bridge Exit Brock Creek 8 Aqueduct ¼ Exit 76 DELAWARE CANAL S.P. Toh ick o Rd. 295 Exit 75 Exit 10 413 d n vela Gro Scudders Falls Lock No. 7 NEWTOWN 532 Tohickon Hill Rd. Hough’s N Creek Aqueduct Goat Farm Bridge 532 n TYLER STATE PARK G TO 34 St. Eag DOLIN Ln. DELAWARE & LEHIGH NATIONAL HERITAGE CORRIDOR NATIONAL CANAL MUSEUM 2750 Hugh Moore Park Road Easton, PA 18042 610-923-3548 https://delawareandlehigh.org www.canals.org JACOBSBURG ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION CENTER 400 Belfast Road Nazareth, PA 18064 610-746-2801 www.visitPAparks.com (undev.) RIVER S had Road 232 PARK k Par 18 TAYLORSVILLE 332 PRAHLS ISLAND CO. PARK LEY Rd. re e k To hickon C mp Stu 32 V Bridge CLOSED to Motor Vehicles te Sta (Lower Park) 9 R le WASHINGTON CROSSING STATE PARK (NJ) RIVE WASHINGTON CROSSING HISTORIC PARK N AL 29 Stony brook R d. TOHICKO k Rd. Par er Stoney Run Aqueduct Tory Road HIGH ROCKS v Sto 32 WOODHILL 29 Recommended Driving Route Between Ralph Stover and High Rocks RALPH STOVER STATE PARK TED STILES PRESERVE AT BALDPATE MOUNTAIN 21 413 ¼ MILE H TO W N 12 Ca n a PINEVILLE FRENC ARE Bowman’s Hill Tower Thompson-Neely Bridge 1⁄8 St. Ralph Stover State Park ARE (Upper Park) 0 ge Firemen’s Eddy D E L AW ad Ro WASHINGTON CROSSING HISTORIC PARK 1⁄8 WING DAMS (Watercraft Hazard) WARNING: Portage around the dam and re-enter downstream Brid l Rd . L AW 8 eton g Hil n w sto itt d. r e R Ev DE A qu LAMBERTVILLE 32 TO Ma BUCKINGHAM RS rd 40 UH LE WN 202 Covered Bridge 179 202 St. Lock No. 18 29 St. n 27 Milfo NEW JERSEY BRIDGE D e l aw a re Pl ea oi nt ad oad lR PENNSYLVANIA Uhle rsto wn Hi l Giving Pond Trail Loop 12th GIVING POND RECREATION AREA riso STOCKTON DAVID R. JOHNSON NATURAL CENTRE AREA 263 6 rive) . ol St 7 BOWMAN’S HILL WILDFLOWER PRESERVE 1635 River Road (PA. 32) New Hope, PA 18938 215-862-2924 www.bhwp.org d Cafferty Road 30 town Jug 12. Waterfront Park Site of Former Lock No. 1 (Southernmost Access) 40.09563, -74.86104 VIRGINIA FORREST RECREATION AREA Roa Hill (Priv ate D Eagle Island Hendrick Island* 41 Nockamixon Cliffs NEARBY PARKS AND NATURAL AREAS Park Trail GARDENVILLE S t a te LUMBERVILLE P Paunacussing Creek Aqueduct Lock No. 12 Pedestrian Bridge Rd. ad WING DAMS (Watercraft Hazard) BULLS ISLAND RECREATION AREA l Cana Ro Lock No. 14 Lock No. 13 D&R e Pik nt sa ER Byram RIV er 413 33 E m Wis POINT PLEASANT Hazzard’s Bridge DELAWARE AND RARITAN CANAL STATE PARK WA R p um 32 DELA d Roa Lock No. 19 R d. Ca n a l PRAHLS ISLAND COUNTY PARK Hill 5 Delaware Locks Nos. 15 & 16 H Lodi 5. Park Office/Lock No. 19 40.54938, -75.08474 6. Giving Pond Recreation Area 40.53900, -75.06951 7. Virginia Forrest Recreation Area 40.40648, -75.00311 8. New Hope Lock No. 11 Locktender’s House 40.35976, -74.95015 9. Washington Crossing Historic Park 40.28988, -74.87715 10. Black Rock Road Access 40.22712, -74.81291 11. Bristol Lagoon Site of Former Locks Nos. 2 & 3 40.10516, -74.85189 29 Smithtown R RALPH STOVER STATE PARK 611 D&R Canal State Park Trail TINICUM Tinicum Creek Aqueduct Lock No. 17 SMITHT OW 36 N d. Road PIPERSVILLE D ark Road Archery Hunting: Deer Only Ro A Kingwood TINICUM COUNTY PARK Headqu arters 2. Wy-Hit-Tuk County Park 40.66924, -75.18267 3. Theodore Roosevelt Recreation Area 40.62732, -75.19105 4. Durham Aqueduct/ Lock No. 21 Recreation Area 40.57956, -75.19680 12 LODI Hiking Trail Cliff 39 INN Gei FRENCHTOWN Red ERW UHLERSTOWN Road H i ll l ge The eleven state park river islands - Morgan Hill group (3), Loors, Whippoorwill, Old Sow, Raubs, Lynn/ Frog/Rock group, and Hendrick are protected natural areas within a river corridor that is experiencing dramatic economic growth. The islands provide critical habitat for migratory waterfowl and songbirds, contain sites of archaeological importance, and enhance recreational opportunities for anglers and paddlers. Some river islands, such as Hendrick Island, were originally part of the main shoreline. However, most islands grew individually from the river itself. Silt and stone left by glacial waters almost 10,000 years ago form the base of these islands. Seeds were eventually deposited by wind, water, and wildlife. As plants grow on the islands, the roots bind the substrate materials together. Although they are relatively stable, the size, shape, and location of the islands shift over time with the movement of the river. wn chto Fren NOCKAMIXON STATE PARK GPS Coordinates Decimal Degree Lat. Long. 1. Easton Dam/Lock No. 24/ Fish Passageway (Northernmost Access) 40.68791, -75.20447 Har 6 Pennsylvania state park natural areas are of unique scenic, geological, or ecological value. These areas are maintained in a natural condition by allowing physical and biological processes to operate, usually without human intervention. Natural areas are set aside to provide locations for scientific observation of natural systems; to protect examples of typical and unique plant and animal communities; and to protect outstanding examples of natural interest and beauty. Delaware Canal State Park has two designated state park natural areas, Nockamixon Cliffs and River Islands. These unique natural environments contain threatened or endangered species. Visitors are welcome to explore these areas but must follow Leave No Trace Principles, such as leave what you find, dispose of waste properly, respect wildlife, and travel on durable surfaces. Camping, hunting, and trapping are prohibited within a natural area, including the river islands. River Islands PA NJ 42 5 PA NJ (PFBC) d. Spahr’s Bridge HARROW 1⁄8 RIVER Br UPPER BLACK EDDY Delaware and Raritan Canal and Other New Jersey State Parks and Open Areas GIVING POND RECREATION AREA 563 0 Riv er R d FORD MIL Upper Black Eddy d. M 1⁄8 O P F Pennsylvania State Forest s arie n DELAWARE CANAL STATE 611 ¼ MILE PARK A former sand and gravel quarry, Giving Pond is now a quiet, A former sand and gravel quarry, Giving Pond is now a quiet 50-acre betweenthe theDelaware DelawareRiver River 90-acrebody bodyof ofwater water nestled nestled between and ideal spot spotfor forpaddling, paddling,fishing, fishing, andthe theDelaware Delaware Canal. Canal. An ideal birding,and andmore, more, the the recreation recreation area and birding, areaisisaahidden hiddengem gem. the addition to Delaware Canal Park. 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Hunting in the Giving Pond Delaware Canal State Park is restricted the use Recreational Area of the Delaware CanaltoState Parkofisarchery equipment for deer during appropriate seasons. restricted to the use of archery equipment for deerContact during the the appropriate seasons. park office for more information. Other Park eton Hill R d. idg t ei n REVERE Ma in Delaware Canal Giving Pond Recreation Area Pennsylvania State Park RIVER a Ro 412 hia elp lad Phi Rd. Caution: Trail Obstruction nR htow Frenc 611 Playground . H u d s o n St 1 WA R E 32 RINGING ROCKS CO. PARK FERNDALE Lock No. 24/ Fish Passageway Scenic View Morris S t. PHILLIPSBURG DELA Durha m Road r Cente l Picnic Pavilion Parking Unpaved NOCKAMIXON CLIFFS NAT. AREA . ve hA Toll t. Mile Marker E H il Road Tra il . St Canal Towpath Trail NARROWSVILLE DE L 45 AWA R Lynn Island* Dam ton Eas d . St g KINTNERSVILLE Gallows Run Aqueduct Lock No. 20 es Holm S m it Parking Paved v ille Milf ord Rd. 48 St. Larry Bro a Climbing Area Rie e ls St. RIVER St. 22 EASTON Picnicking Boat Launch Old River Road 4 Driv e D&L Fishing Access N RIEGELSVILLE Holland Church Durham Aqueduct/ Lock No. 21 s Hi ll Rd . 78 ton SCOTT PARK ton GH Amphitheater Hand-carry Boat Launch RIEGELSVILLE Riegelsville (PFBC) DURHAM LEHI Non-flush Restrooms Exit 3 Raubs Island* r Rive MARITON WILDLIFE SANCTUARY MPTON CO. NORTHA 51 O. BUCKS C Ga ll Loors Island* Old Sow Island* Raubsville Rd. Modern Restrooms 122 mp ing Lehig h Sny de r D E L AWA R E le tersvil pen Car Information Kiosk Wa sh St. tha Can al Lane Whippoorwill Island* FRY’S RUN COUNTY PARK/ GALLOWS HILL 22 t Walnu St. Old Mor ga 611 Kleinhans Creek Aqueduct ow 57 Blue Symbols Mean ADA Accessible Nor ill 611 College Ave. C r. PA NJ . St Hill R oad THEODORE ROOSEVELT REC. AREA/Locks Nos. 22 & 23 412 57 1 WY-HIT-TUK COUNTY PARK Woody’s Bridge R AU B S V IL 54 LE 3 Park Office Bushkill 3rd in 2 78 Lock No. 24/ Fish Passageway Ave . M Exit 71 hk 248 hn a Exit 75 l D & L Trai n PHILLIPSBURG S. National Canal L E Museum R . EASTON H HIG Bus 33 Easton 611 tha m St. pton St. Jo Nor Ro ad 22 212 NATURAL AREAS DELAWARE CANAL STATE PARK DelawareCanalSP@pa.gov An Equal Opportunity Employer www.visitPAparks.com @DelawareCanalSP  Access for People with Disabilities This symbol indicates facilities and activities that are Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessible for people with disabilities. This publication text is available in alternative formats. 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. 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