AAA Editor Notes
National Canal Museum, in Hugh Moore Park at 2750 Hugh Moore Park Rd., contains interactive exhibits about the history and technology of Pennsylvania's 19th-century canals. Artifacts, photos and documents housed in the Emrick Center museum building reveal how the canals and the coal transported on them contributed to the Industrial Revolution.
The mule-drawn canal boat Josiah White II operates a 45-minute trip on a restored section of the Lehigh Canal. The canal's towpath allows foot and bicycle access to the park's working locks and 19th-century industrial ruins. During summer weekends an 1890s lock tender's house is staffed by a costumed interpreter.
The park offers picnic tables; a children's playground; and bicycle, paddleboat and canoe rentals.
Picnicking is permitted.