Ride Along Historic 60-Miles On The Delaware Canal Towpath
The 60-mile Delaware Canal Towpath, which follows the Pennsylvania side of the Delaware river, is a relic of the historic canal-building era of the early and mid 1800’s. Today, it is a popular fall route for cyclists thanks to the iconic east coast foliage that dots the path.
The path runs from Easton, Pennsylvania to Bristol, Pennsylvania in the Delaware Canal State Park.
Delaware Canal Path:
- Distance: 60 miles
- Difficulty: Easy (but long)
- Terrain: Paved path
If you can’t commit to the entire 60-mile ride, try a shorter route by crossing over to the Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park that connects Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
The park can be reached through a series of looping trails that cross through forest and over the canal by way of five bridges. There are 11 different loop lengths in total. Each loop takes you through charming east coast towns and colorful wooded in-lands.
Pennsylvania New Jersey Canal Loops:
- Distance: 30-mile stretch of parallel trails with five connecting bridges.
- Difficulty: Easy
- Terrain: Paved