Discovering the Historic and Natural Resources of the Delaware River Valley
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. .
Scroll over the various points of interest and locations on the interactive map (or use the hyperlinks below) to access more information about featured sites along the Bordentown to Burlington City segment.
Delaware River Heritage Trail Map Points of Interest
- Bordentown Township
- The Bordentown School, Bordentown Twp.
- The Camden & Amboy Railroad
- Bordentown City
- Point Breeze Historic District, Bordentown City
- Francis Hopkinson House, Bordentown City
- Borough of Fieldsboro
- Mansfield Township
- Roebling Village Historic District
- The Roebling Company’s Kinkora Works
- Florence Township
- Griffin Pipe Products Company, Florence Twp.
- Burlington City
- Burlington Island
- Burlington & Transportation History
- U.S. Pipe & Foundry, Burlington City
- Edgewater Park Township
- Beverly City
- Delanco Township
- Riverside Township
- Borough of Riverton
- Borough of Palmyra
- Tacony-Palmyra Bridge