Relaxed lazy-river adventure and homey restaurants.

By Travel & Leisure
May 29, 2012
Tubing on the Delaware River
Credit: © Marilyn D. Conlon

The chasm carved by the Delaware River between Pennsylvania and New York is dotted with remnants of a once-booming canal system, out-of-the-way country diners, and farmhouses.

Lothian House B&B

Built and designed by its owners, the bed and breakfast has an eccentric Victorian vibe with rooms full of antiques.

Callicoon Theater

The 1948 post–Art Deco cinema in Callicoon, NY, charges a mere $5 a seat for matinees.

Matthew's on Main

Feel like a local at this red-clapboard locale, which has an outdoor patio; its pubby meals are filling, and the homey vibe is even more nourishing.

Lou's Tubes

River tube ( $5/day) on the easy ripples of the Delaware River—float past the towering cliffs and swaying trees, no paddles or stamina required.