Voices from the River
2 August 2013 | 8:31 am
The Partnership for the Delaware Estuary wants you to support Meghan Wren as she becomes the third person to ever swim Delaware Bay!
Megha ... More.
19 June 2013 | 12:50 pm
Interboro High School "Environmentors" Hit the Heinz
Six rising Seniors from Interboro High School in Delaware County got the opportunity t ... More.
Welcome to the Delaware Water TrailExperience Southeastern Pennsylvania from a unique perspective – the water! The Tidal Delaware Water Trail is a path that has been checked and mapped – similar to a land trail, only on water. It guides motor boaters, paddlers and sailors to environmental, historical, and cultural experiences accessible by river.
The Tidal Delaware Water Trail map identifies access points, safety considerations, points of interest and amenities along the 56-mile stretch of tidal river from Trenton/Morrisville to Marcus Hook.
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania currently has about 20 water trails in the state and the Pennsylvania Environmental Council has been involved in the development of many of these trails. The Tidal Delaware Water Trail was developed in consultation with existing users and stakeholders.
River Video TourFly above the tidal trail and explore the river for opportunities in recreation. More
Interactive MapsExplore the Tidal Delaware River through an interactive map. Browse through access sites and recreation opportunities. More
Get on the RiverFind a guide, equipment, training, or charter to take your trip on the river More
Fact: American Indians used the rise and fall of tides to trap fish. The American Indians built low fences in the river. At high tide, the fish swam over the top of the fence. As the tide went out, the fish were trapped and easily speared. (Neshaminy State Park)
Fact: The Baxter Water Treatment Plant treats an average of 200 million gallons of water a day from the Delaware River, providing water to almost 60% of Philadelphia’s population, and parts of Lower Bucks County. (Philadelphia Water Department)