The Friends of the Delaware Canal will embark on their 32nd annual Canal Walk beginning on Saturday, September 28th.
This year, the 58.9 miles of the Canal will be explored over the course of six Saturdays rather than the five longer treks taken in previous years. The guided walking tour will start at the Forks of the Delaware River in Easton on September 28th and end at the Riverfront Park in Historic Bristol Borough on November 2nd.
Hikers will have the opportunity to learn about the area’s past and future while taking in the autumn scenery of the Canal and Delaware River corridor.
Susan Taylor, Executive Director of the Friends, along with local history and conservation authorities, will tell about the Delaware Canal where mule-drawn boats once transported coal and other goods.
They will also point out many other sites of historic and environmental significance along the route.
The six segments of the Walk are:
- September 28th – Forks of the Delaware River Recreation Area to the Fish and Boat Access in Riegelsville, PA – 9.5 miles
- October 5th – PA Fish and Boat Access in Riegelsville to Tinicum Park, Erwinna, PA – 10.9 miles;
- October 12th – Tinicum Park in Erwinna to Virginia Forrest Recreation area in New Hope – 9.6 miles;
- October 19th – Virginia Forrest Recreation Area in New Hope to Washington Crossing Historic Park South at Route 532 – 11.1 miles;
- October 26th – Washington Crossing Historic Park South at Route 532 to the Quality Inn on Pennsylvania Avenue in Morrisville – 8.3 miles;
- November 2nd – Quality Inn in Morrisville to Riverfront Park in Historic Bristol Borough – 9.5 miles.
The Walks begin at 9:00am on each Saturday. Participants are invited to walk on any or all of the Saturdays. Please bring a light lunch and beverage on each day.
Transportation back to the starting point will be accomplished by carpooling.
The walks are free, and the public is encouraged to participate. Donations are welcome.