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April 18, 2014
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Of scenic overlooks and river access spots; the Upper Delaware River Corridor could use a makeover


Law continued, “There’s lots of history, whether it’s the [Delaware and Hudson Canal] tow path, or the bridge, all these things, we can learn a tremendous amount about them and we can also learn about the corridor in general. Where am I right now? What’s next; what are the next stops along the way? And even right down to within the hamlets, what are the businesses that are there?”

The two-day charette was part of a larger waterfront revitalization plan that is currently underway in the river corridor.

Corwin Farm

One new attraction that may eventually be added to the list of places for the public to visit in the Upper Delaware River Corridor is the Corwin Farm, located on the river, near Pond Eddy. National Park Service Superintendent Sean McGuinness said that the NPS is now using the facility as a park station but is considering opening it to the public. If that happens, it could be used for launching canoes or rafts.

Also, there are remains of the D&H Canal towpath and a lock that could be visited, and a barn that dates probably back to the 1840s has been renovated and could be put to a variety of uses.

Law said, “It has built-in scenic overlooks, it has built-in river access, and it has built-in connectivity to the tow path. It’s a really exciting opportunity.”

McGuinness said if the plan clears the various regulatory hurdles, NPS would be seeking an organization to take over maintenance of the house on the farm in exchange for the use of the facility.