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Study Says The Delaware River Has Some Of The Bluest Water In the US

In my mind blue water seems to only exist in cartoons, but some of the bluest water in the country is right in our backyard.

When I think of bodies of water nearby I think of a more of a green or grey-ish brown color.

Driving down 76 a few times a week I can confidentially say that water is tan and tan water is not attractive water.

Travelling around the world and to the islands the water is so clear that it really doesn’t resemble any color.

The bluest bodies of water I have ever seen usually exist inside a lake or a pond. I vividly remembering seeing some of the bluest lakes as a kid on our trips to the Poconos.

I was a little shocked to learn that one of the bluest bodies of water flows right into the Wilmington Riverfront.

SIXT color matched bodies of water from across the country and ranked them on how close they came to the actual blue shade.

“We color-picked more than 50 of the best bodies of water in the U.S. and found the nearest color shade to illustrate the various colors of water available in the nation. Colors are accurate as of February 17, 2023.”

The Delaware River was ranked as the 46th “bluest” body of water in the country. Meaning its shade is only 46 spots away from being truly blue.

Here’s what SIXT said:

A short car ride away from Philadelphia, this area is known for its rich offering of waterfront activities and is the perfect spot for thrill seekers looking to spend their vacation in the water. For those looking for more relaxation, visitors can dine with a view of the river in the evening or visit one of the many riverside attractions and theme parks during the day.

Betterton Beach, Maryland ranked as the 13th bluest body of water, Maryland Beach in OCMD was ranked 15th, and Asbury Park Beach was ranked 38th.

Study Says The Delaware River Has Some Of The Bluest Water In the US

Pennsylvania Has 3 Of The Top 10 Rollercoasters In America

Pennsylvania Has 3 Of The Top 10 Rollercoasters In America

If you are a thrill seeker you won’t have to drive far as PA has 3 of the best coasters in the United States.

USA Today and 10Best have revealed the best roller coasters in the country and people in the tri-state are spoiled.

Readers ranked their favorite coasters in a new poll and some classic amusements parks have made the list.

The top coaster in America is pretty accessible as well since it is in Orlando and there is a billion flights a day to Florida.

“Guests looking for thrills at SeaWorld Orlando will find them aboard one of the park’s roller coasters, Mako. Orlando’s tallest and fastest coaster gets its name from one of the world’s fastest sharks – appropriate for a thrill ride reaching speeds of 73 miles per hour” per USA Today.

On top of Pennsylvania grabbing 3 of the top 10 spots on the list, New Jersey also got in on the action.

Kingda Ka at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey and is massive. Its 456 feet high and goes an amazing 128mph.

Pennsylvania Has 3 Of The Top 10 Rollercoasters In America and here they are and where they rank:


  • 8. Phantom's Revenge - Kennywood

    According to Kennywood’s Wikipedia “Phantom’s Revenge is a steel hypercoaster located at Kennywood amusement park in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, United States. It originally opened as Steel Phantom in 1991, featuring the fastest speed and longest drop of any roller coaster in the world. Its second drop is longer than its first, which is a unique characteristic among roller coasters.”

  • 6. Skyrush- Hersheypark

    Skyrush at Hersheypark is AWESOME. I have ridden two of the top 10 coasters in American and Skyrush is confirmed thrilling. Skyrush climbs 200 feet into the air before flying downhill at 75 mph.

  • 2. Phoenix- Knoebels

    I am SO excited that Phoenix made the list and at #2! I love Knoebels and I’m glad the amusement park is getting its flowers. Phoenix is a wooden classic coaster and reaches speeds of up to 45mph. Knoebels is worth a day trip or even a camping trip. If you go make sure you try the blue birch beer.




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