The Delaware & Hudson Canal Linear Park is 45 acres with a trail situated along the historic D&H Canal. Remains of the original locks, dry dock and waste weirs are visible from the towpath trail. Interpretive signs are located in the park to assist the visitor identify the various canal structures. The trail is ideal for hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, nature watching and fishing. Use of motorized vehicles and horseback riding are prohibited on the trail.
The trail occupies the right-of-way of the former New York, Ontario, and Western Railway Main Line through eastern Sullivan County. Note that the unpaved surface of the trail surface can be rough in some sections. Picnic tables and grills along with porta-johns are available at both accesses. The Bova Road access has a group picnic pavilion (fee).
One segment of the trail, between Firehouse Road at US 209 north to Herlings Road in Phillipsport, is privately owned. You can bridge that portion at the Bova Road access by taking Ministers Flats Road to Phillipsport Road to Herling Road.
Parking and Trail Access
Two accesses are open at this time, both located off Route 209. Hornbeck's basin access is located 1/2 mile north of Wurtsboro; the Bova Road access is located 4.5 miles north of Wurtsboro between the Hamlets of Summitville and Phillipsport.
The Park itself is open year-round from 8 a.m.-dusk. The Interpretive Center is open from Memorial Day Weekend through Columbus Day Weekend on the following days:
Friday and Saturdays: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sundays: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Due to the linear nature of this park users are asked to respect the rights of adjacent landowners.
The canal was 108 miles long (Honesdale, PA to Kingston, NY) and contained 108 locks, 22 aqueducts, 136 bridges, 22 reservoirs, 16 dams and 14 feeders.
Flora & Fauna
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