Delaware Canal - Hendrick Island to New Hope is a 5 mile point-to-point trail located near New Hope, PA and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, road biking, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Suburbanized trail with many nice homes right on the canal. (5 miles) This section of the Delaware Canal is very suburbanized, with many very nice homes right on the canal. Most of the homes have canoes in the back yard, clearly owned by people who fully appreciate the waterway. The town of New Hope is a beautiful and interresting community on the canal and is well worth a stop. There is a working barge, the New Hope & Ivyland Railroad, shops, restaurants and Bed & Breakfasts. As with the entirety of the canal towpath, the surface is of a crushed red stope, is even, smooth and flat. Crossing the bridge at New Hope and returning North to Bulls Island makes a loop of 13.6 miles.