the preferred form of goods transport.
Now it is ideal for biking, walking, jogging, fishing and one of my favorite activities - spotting wildlife. I have seen box and snapping turtles, ducks, geese, frogs, snakes, muskrats, herons and other interesting birds, and fish (the canal is stocked every spring). Lots of trees shade the path in the summer and provide beautiful foliage in the autumn. Passing under several quaint bridges (some are very low - ask my husband Joe about that sometime!), it is really pretty flat except a few fun hills. And it is well maintained by the Friends of the Delaware Canal, an independent, non-profit organization which works to restore, preserve, and improve the Delaware Canal and its surroundings.
To learn more about Pennsylvania's canals, a visit to the National Canal Museum in Easton is extremely worthwhile. You can ride a mule-drawn boat, see canal artifacts and steer a miniature canal boat through its paces (there is also a small canal boat exhibit at the Crayola Factory in Easton - another fun trip!)