Canoe through rapids and quiet pools as the Delaware River winds its way through a valley of swiftly changing scenery. The Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River offers rolling hills and riverfront villages.
While most of the land along the river is privately owned, there is ample opportunity for canoeing, kayaking, rafting, tubing, fishing, and eagle watching. Villages, historic buildings, remnants of a once-busy canal, the nations oldest existing wire cable suspension bridge, and the home of author Zane Grey are some the river valley’s sights.
The Upper Delaware River exhibits some of the highest ecological integrity found in any of the large rivers of the region. As the least developed section of the last major river on the Atlantic Coast, undammed the entire length of its mainstem, the Upper Delaware’s wild and scenic free-flowing character supports superb natural resources. The river has exceptional water quality, resulting from a predominately forested landscape, and sustains high quality fish and aquatic insect assemblages. Excellent in-channel conditions result in an abundance of riffles, runs, and pools, and a diversity of in-stream habitats.
“Beautiful site. There were lots of folks out on the River canoeing. The views from Route 97 on the New York side are impressive. I would recommend calling ahead for the hours and details of sites to visit.”
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