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The National Canal Museum and Welcome Center are open Wednesday through Sunday and the canal boat rides are operating on weekends.  Reserve your place on the boat here.

 

Take a Trip Back To America’s Age of Canals

Easton’s Hugh Moore Park is a picturesque extension of the City of Easton where America’s golden age of canals is on full display. With more than two miles of restored Lehigh Canal, a canal boat attraction unlike any other in Pennsylvania and the rest of the Northeast, and one of the country’s largest canal heritage museums, the 520-acre park nestled between the Lehigh Canal and Lehigh River is a throwback to the years when mules pulling canal boats on narrow towpaths was a common sight in much of the United States east of the Mississippi River.

The Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor interprets this fascinating period of American history in the park through tours of the National Canal Museum and rides on the 110-passenger Josiah White II canal boat (May-October).  Explore our fun, hands-on exhibits highlighting 19th century canal life and technology.  And don’t miss our 2020-21 special exhibition, Where Creativity Flows: Two Centuries of Art Inspired by Our Canals.

New improvements to Hugh Moore Park have made it a destination that families do not want to miss! A new playground, bike skills course, dog park and multi-use path await you.  You can also rent bikes, canoes, paddleboats, and kayaks to explore the park from the Welcome Center. 

Take time to explore the information on this website and get directions before you visit.

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