Click on the various points of interest and locations on the interactive map, or the menu icon at left to access more information about featured sites along the Delaware River Heritage Trail.
The Delaware River Heritage Trail is envisioned as a 60-mile-long loop highlighting the cultural and natural resources along the upper portion of the scenic Delaware River estuary. The trail will link 24 communities, from Trenton to Palmyra on the New Jersey side and from Morrisville to Philadelphia’s Tacony neighborhood in Pennsylvania. The trail is a component of The Circuit, a 750-mile network of biking and pedestrian trails in the greater Philadelphia region. The Delaware River Greenway Partnership and a bi-state advisory committee of government and nonprofit representatives coordinated initial planning for the trail. DRGP focuses on Heritage Trail interpretation, which includes trail signage and this website.
Trail construction will be done by county and municipal government agencies. In New Jersey, Burlington County completed work on the first segment of the trail in 2013. The 2.8-mile segment links portions of Bordentown Township, Fieldsboro Borough, and Bordentown City via on-road paths and sidewalks with directional and interpretive signage. A trailhead kiosk was constructed on Bordentown Beach, at the end of West Park Street in Bordentown.
Above Tacony on the Pennsylvania side, most of the proposed route is co-terminus with the East Coast Greenway and, north of Bristol, with the towpath of the Delaware Canal State Park, part of the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor.