delaware canal state park

Experience the Best Day at Delaware Canal State Park

Easton, PA, is known for its historic downtown, scenic waterfront, and gorgeous views. If you appreciate spending time in nature and exploring beautiful walking paths, then a visit to Delaware Canal State Park needs to be added to your to-do list. To learn more about how you can spend a fantastic day at Delaware Canal State Park, please keep reading! 

Do you want to learn more about how to have a perfect trip to Easton? Take a look at our blog. It contains local insight on the area’s best shops, restaurants, attractions, and more! 

All About Delaware Canal State Park

This Pennsylvania State Park spans over 830 picturesque acres throughout Northampton and Bucks Counties. The park is known for the Delaware Canal running through it. It runs parallel to the Delaware River between Easton and Bristol. From riverside views to farm fields to historic towns, there’s always something amazing to see at Delaware Canal State Park.

The Lafayette Inn is only located about two miles from Delaware Canal State Park. Take a look at the park map. Access Point #1 is located near The Lafayette Inn.

If you’re traveling with a group that is planning to visit the park, The Lafayette Inn is happy to accommodate you! 


Delaware Canal State Park contains over 60 miles of historic canal towpath trails. These trails are beloved by hikers, as well as joggers, cross country skiers, and bicyclists. 

Wildlife Watching

The park has an array of natural areas, including shallow waterways, river islands, green spaces, and more. Therefore, the Delaware Canal is home to a variety of birds and wildlife. Over 150 bird species have been spotted in the park, including Bald Eagles, Heron, Osprey, various songbirds, and more!

The Giving Pond

In addition to trails and the canal, the state park is also home to Giving Pond. This 90-acre body of water used to be a sand and gravel quarry. Today, it’s a recreation area where visitors can enjoy boating (boats must be non-motorized, such as kayaks and paddleboards), fishing, and birding. 


Between the Delaware Canal and the Giving Pond, there is a wide variety of species of gamefish. You can catch American shad, smallmouth bass, striped bass, Walleye, and more. 


Can you think of anything more serene than enjoying a picnic along a peaceful canal or pond? We can’t! For your convenience, picnic tables are located throughout the park and near the Giving Pond.  

Rest Your Head at The Lafayette Inn

After a day spent exploring the great outdoors at a breathtaking natural area, you’ll need to lay your head and get a good night’s sleep. The Lafayette Inn is a historic and charming hotel located in the heart of Easton. Our inn offers the quaint, individual character of a bed and breakfast, while also providing the services and privacy you expect in a fine hotel.

Our rooms and suites at The Lafayette Inn offer a little more luxury and comfort. Choose from suites that feature a gas fireplace, jetted tub, or private balcony. Some rooms also feature a trundle day bed that can sleep two additional children, which is perfect if you are traveling with family. Whether you are planning a romantic couple’s retreat or a family getaway, we’re happy to have you here at The Lafayette Inn. 

Check our availability and find your ideal accommodations. We can’t wait to host you!

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