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Upper Black Eddy

Upper Black Eddy, PA, along the D&L Trail

Upper Black Eddy has its origins from the Black family who operated a hotel at there and shares part of its name with the former village of Lower Black Eddy, now known as Point Pleasant. Most of this village’s growth in the early 19th century was due to the opening of the Delaware Canal. As a result, canal-related businesses sprung up quickly, including a shipyard, mule stables, general store and several hotels.

Upper Black Eddy also has two notable geographic features. The first is Ringing Rocks Park, a 4 acre boulder field of Diabase rocks, which “ring” like a bell when struck with a hammer. This park also includes Buck County’s highest waterfall situated on High Rocks Creek. The second is Nockamixon Cliffs, a 400 foot wall of shale overlooking the Delaware River that is located within the Delaware Canal State Park.

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Delaware Canal State Park

The Delaware Canal is the only remaining continuously intact canal of the great towpath canal building era of the early and mid-19th century. Mule- drawn canal boat rides and the Lock Tender’s House Visitor Center are at New Hope. Paralleling... More

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Nockamixon Cliffs

The dramatic 300-foot cliffs rise above the Delaware River along upper Bucks County’s scenic River Road. Habitat for an arctic-alpine plant community, rare in both Pennsylvania and in the continental United States, Nockamixon Cliffs also provides scenic beauty as ice... More

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