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Riverfront Promenade

Riverfront Promenade
A mile-long view of the
Delaware River’s
ever-changing beauty
The Lenni Lenape Native American tribe knew this place was special. The sun rose at the River’s source, and set where it joined the Great Waters. Where the Assiscunk Creek swirled into the Delaware there rose the Island Matinicunk. From the mists about its skirts rose herons, and bloomed the sails of the ship Shield. Freedom-seekers to the New World marveled at the bountiful wildlife.
Here, you can take a natural pause, observe nature’s changing seasons, and watch time flow by in the tranquil beauty of the Delaware River.

Parents, let the kids run free in Riverfront Park, at the center of the 115-mile Delaware River Heritage Trail connecting New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Picnic on the grass, ride bikes along the Delaware River, fly a kite on our expanse of green.

Lawn chairs, breezes, Riverfront Concert Waterfowl
Fishin’ City Boat Ramp. Marina.
Concerts, wildlife,
sporting, boating

Seniors socialize, see and be seen, stroll the Promenade at sunset, take in a free summertime Riverfront Concert.

Get a license and cast a line for fish. Or, just feed them.

Adventurous types may run, roller blade.

Water lovers can make waves in the Delaware River when plunging their own watercraft in at the City Boat Ramp (permit required). Or tie up at the nearby Marina, enjoy open-air dining on its seasonal deck restaurant and lounge. Drive a short distance to rent and paddle a canoe or kayak. Go further afield and see Nature as the Colonists did– hike and camp in the state’s largest forest preserve, the Pine Barrens.

Special event days often bring New Jersey’s Official Tall Ship, the A.J. Meerwald, a lovingly restored Delaware Bay Oyster Schooner. Its mission: ecological education, teaching the children about the importance of a clean Estuary to all life in the region. But we love it for inexpensive evening sails, wind in our hair, when it cuts a graceful line against the horizon.

So, it’s only natural for you to come and enjoy our wide river vistas.

City Boat Ramp

Boat launch open to the public April thru Oct.
Permits Obtainable at Keegan Ctr.,| 522 Wood St. | M - F 9am - 4pm
City Residents: $10/Day; $30/Season; Age 62+ $5/Day; $20/Season
Other NJ Residents: $15/Day; $50/Season; Age 62+ $10/Day; $40/Season
Out-of-State Nonresidents: $25/Day; $200/Season
Location: E. Pearl St. at Delaware River and Assiscunk Creek
Burlington, NJ 08016 (see the Map)
(609) 386-4070



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