Tidal Delaware Water Trail

The Tidal Delaware Water Trail showcases some of Philadelphia’s greatest cultural and natural resources.

PEC’s interactive website gives trail users up-to-date information about events and resources on the Tidal Trail. New signage and waterfront infrastructure makes the trail accessible to more people.


The Tidal Delaware Water Trail is an incredible asset for Philadelphia and its surrounding areas. It offers 56 miles of accessible river opportunities from Trenton, N.J., to Marcus Hook, Pa. The trail is one of 25 designated Pennsylvania Water Trails, but the Tidal Delaware has the distinction of taking visitors through some of the most beautiful natural and built environments in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. It is a hub of environmental features, historic resources, and recreational activities. Whether you are a boater, paddler, bird watcher, tourist, or just want to share in the views of the river, the Tidal Delaware Water Trail has something for everyone.

PEC has developed several programs to make the Tidal Delaware Water Trail more accessible to potential users.

The interactive Tidal Trail website was developed to give trail users and visitors up-to-date information about “current” events and “changing tides” on the trail. The new blog and calendar serve as a hub for news about the trail. The site’s interactive Trail Map identifies Natural Resource Sites, Historical Sites, Cultural Sites, Parks, Boat Access points, Paddler Access points, Marinas, and Boat Clubs.

New signage and waterfront infrastructure makes the trail accessible to more people. Boat launches along the entire length of the trail now have secure kayak storage and interpretational signage so users and residents can learn about the legacy of the Delaware River in these tidal towns and see where the rest of the water trail can lead them.

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