Bicycle Trail Vacations

Pennsylvania: Delaware Canal Towpath

Towns
1Easton
2Raubsville
3Riegelsville
4Kintersville
5Upper Black Eddy
6Uhlerstown
7Erwinna
8Point Pleasant
9Lumberville
10New Hope
11Washington Crossing
12Yardley
13Morrisville
14Bristol
Click on a town name to find accomodations, restaurants, and bicycle rentals.

Click on a town for a local map Easton Raubsville Riegelsville Kintersville Upper Black Eddy Uhlerstown Erwinna Point Pleasant Lumberville New Hope Washington Crossing Yardley Morrisville Bristol
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Length: 60 miles, one way
Trail Surface: Crushed stone
Suitable for: MTBs, Hybrids
Difficulty: Easy
Families/kids: Yes
Our rating (out of 5): *****
User rating (out of 5): *****   read reviews (3)
Other trail uses: Horses, XC skiing, Hiking
Climbing from from Easton to Bristol: 160 feet
Climbing from from Bristol to Easton: 306 feet
Elevation gain (-loss) from Easton to Bristol: -146 feet

LATEST NEWS (Sept. 24, 2004): Flooding has forced closure of parts of the trail. Closures are in effect in the Lumbervile area and portions north of Upper Black Eddy.

Official sites
Friends of the Delaware Canal
Pennsylvania Department of Conservation

At 60 miles long, the Delaware Canal Towpath is longest trail in Eastern Pennsylvania. For most of its length, it travels alongside the beautiful Delaware River.

What really makes this trail terrific is that it parallels The Delaware & Raritan Canal Trail in New Jersey, creating several loops of varying length. One can ride up 30 miles in PA and return 30 different miles in NJ.

Another great feature of this trail is that it crosses a very few roads in its entire length (near Uhlerstown, Erwinna, New Hope, Washington Crossing, and Yardley). This can also be a problem -- if you need a restroom, for example.

The trail surface is crushed stone for most of it's length. The entire length is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2003. As of this writing (September 2003,) the northern section of trail between Uhlerstown and Easton is still rough trail and single track. The section of trail in the south between Bristol and Morrisville is discontinuous and not worth riding until improvements are made. That still leaves a beautiful 30 mile section to ride between Morrisville and Uhlerstown. Cross over to Frenchtown, NJ and ride the Delaware & Raritan Canal Trail back to make a 60 mile loop with minimal retracing of trail.

The most scenic sections of trail are between New Hope and Point Pleasant. You will be treated to views of the Delaware River and the Delaware Canal -- riding between the two most of the way. Visit historic towns, discover the canal locks, and stay in one of many B&B's along the way.

Note to parents: The section of trail near Lumberville, while one of the most beautiful, can also be a little scary for kids. The trail travels between the river and the canal with drop-offs on both sides. Experienced riders need not worry, but kids (and their parents) may feel a little skittish.


Near Point Pleasant, PA

Cherry Blossoms over the canal in spring.

North of New Hope, mules tow tourist boats a few miles up the canal. Be sure to dismount when passing them so they don't get spooked.
 


Easton
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Raubsville
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Riegelsville
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Kintersville
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Upper Black Eddy
Hotels Bed & Breakfasts

Bridgeton House
Upper Black Eddy, PA
610.982.5856

Indian Rock Inn
Upper Black Eddy, PA
610.982.9600

 
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Uhlerstown
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Widow McCrea House
53 Kingwood Avenue
Frenchtown, NJ 08825
908.996.4999

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Erwinna
Hotels Bed & Breakfasts

Evermay-On-The-Delaware
Erwinna, PA
610.294.9100

Golden Pheasant Inn
Erwinna, PA
610.294.9595

 
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Point Pleasant
Hotels Bed & Breakfasts

Tattersall Inn
Point Pleasant, PA
215.297.8233

 
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Delaware River Tubing
Point Pleasant, PA
215.669.3588

 


Lumberville
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New Hope
Hotels Bed & Breakfasts

Best Western
New Hope, PA
215.862.5221

Logan Inn
New Hope, PA
215.862.2300

Motel In The Woods
New Hope, PA
215.862.2800

New Hope Inn
New Hope, PA
215.862.2078

Inn at Stoney Hill
105 Stoney Hill Road
New Hope, PA 18938
215.862.5769
info@innatstoneyhill.com
www.innatstoneyhill.com

Art's Fox & Hound B&B of New Hope
246 West Bridge Street
New Hope, PA 18938
215.862.5082

Wishing Well Guesthouse B&B
144 Old York Road
New Hope, PA 18938
215.862.8819

1870 Wedgwood Inn of New Hope
111 West Bridge Street
New Hope, PA 18938
215.862.2570

Aaron Burr House Inn
80 West Bridge Street
New Hope, PA 18938
215.862.3062

1833 Umpleby House B&B Inn
117 W. Bridge Street
New Hope, PA 18938
215.862.9775

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Taco Loco
6 Stockton Ave.
New Hope, PA 18938
215.862.0908
www.el-taco-loco.com

Villa Vito Restaurant
26 W. Bridge St.
New Hope, PA 18938
215.862.9936

New Hope Cyclery
404 York Rd.
New Hope, PA 18938
215.862.6888

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Washington Crossing
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Yardley
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Morrisville
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Bristol
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