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Culture and camping on the Delaware Canal


Enjoy eclectic shopping, great local food and the gorgeous riverside views of New Hope and the D&L Trail, with this digital curated trip Guide.

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The lush landscape of the D&L Trail pulls you in.

Local food & partners

More than 20 curated points of interest to explore

Beautiful route

Ride on the D&L Trail, a celebrated canal path in Pennsylvania

Attainable mileage

Choose your mileage as you build your trip

Easy navigation

Turn-by-turn directions with printable cue sheet

Trip flexibility

Camp, stay in local lodging, or turn this adventure into a day trip

Discounts & content

Special offers from local partners and exclusive content to support you


  • A scenic escape

    Connecting the lively towns of Yardley and New Hope, this nationally-recognized stretch of the D&L Trail is a superb location for an overnight trip using your bike. You'll wind through lush greenery of Delaware Canal State Park while catching exceptional views of the Delaware River. With plenty of options for an overnight stay, we recommend camping at local park or sleeping in the comfort of a historic B&B for a rewarding two day journey.

    Inspiring makers and vibrant culture

    Yardley, New Hope and the surrounding region are home to a bustling community of artists, brewers, chefs and other natural as well as historical attractions. From grabbing a bite on Main Street, to taking a break at an artist's gallery or wildflower preserve, there's no shortage of sites to explore. With so many places to discover, you'll be inspired to take more than one trip to this thriving region.

A self guided-adventure

With turn-by-turn navigation, an extensive list of sights and attractions, a sample itinerary for inspiration, and much more, this guide makes it easy for you to plan your own bike adventure on the D&L Trail. Whether you take a two-day bike camping trip with friends, or an independent day trip, you have flexibility to choose your own path.

Positive local impact

Proceeds from this Guide benefit the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, the organization responsible for preserving and protecting this historic area. Our points of interest include local organizations and small businesses that benefit from your patronage.

This is a digital trip guide for someone interested in exploring a curated Bikeout experience as a self-guided trip on their own. Our Guide provides you with a map of points of interest, turn-by-turn directions, accommodation recommendations, a sample itinerary, exclusive partner discounts and other resources so that you'll spend less time planning and more time focusing on having a great time on your bike!




This route travels from Yardley Regional Rail Station in Yardley, PA, through New Hope, and then to camp sites in Point Pleasant, PA. Yardley is only an hour and a half from New York City and a 45-minute drive or a short train ride with your bike from Philadelphia. The train station is not far from the major roadways of 95 and 295.

Following the full route as an overnight camping experience, this is a 45-mile ride over two days. As a day trip to New Hope and back to Yardley, this is a 22-mile ride. If you spend the night in New Hope and return to Yardley the next day, you will ride 22 miles, total, over two days.

Most of this route is on the protected system of the D&L trail, which is a predominantly flat pathway of tightly packed gravel and stone. Depending on your preferred points of interest, there will be about 3-4 miles of riding on roadways with live traffic. One extended route option involves a half-mile on a road with no shoulder and a steep climb.


What's included

What this digital guide includes

Use this Guide as a day trip or stay overnight
Turn-by-turn directions
Map with 20+ points of interest and experiences
Camping and lodging recommendations
Sample itinerary
Packing list recommendations
Training and preparation tips
Exclusive partner discounts
Local Covid-19 health resources
Public transit and vehicle access recommendations
Emergency resources and contacts
Proceeds benefit our trail partner
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Culture and camping on the Delaware Canal