Since becoming a state park in 1940, people have flocked to this area each year to hike the towpath, canoe in the canal, or picnic along its banks. Paralleling the Delaware River between Easton and Bristol, this diverse park contains an historic canal and towpath, many miles of river shoreline and eleven river islands. From riverside to farm fields to historic towns, visitors to Delaware Canal State Park will enjoy the ever-changing scenery along its corridor. Be sure to save time to visit the shops or enjoy lunch in one of the towns along the way. New Hope, for example, is known for its unusual stores, galleries, and restaurants.