Bucks County, PA

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Derriere in the Delaware

Bucks County, you see, is the place for tubing, a sport of great skill requiring you to stick your butt in an inner tube and relax for 2, 3, or 4 hours while the river drags you along. You can even "tube in" to an island hot dog stand (about 3 miles downriver from Point Pleasant), complete with tables in the water.

The Delaware's only 1 to 5 feet deep along the 6-mile stretch from Point Pleasant to just north of New Hope, and flows at a leisurely 1.5 miles per hour. That makes it super safe, and bathtub warm -- averaging 70-plus degrees F from May through October.

For something a little faster-paced, rent a canoe or kayak. You'll find outfitters just off River Road (signs direct you to them). But whether you tube or boat, make reservations well in advance. In the summer, everyone wants to put their derriere in the Delaware.

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