Doing the Canal Loop
Saturday, June 1
Meet at the Virginia Forrest Recreation Area, 3292 River Road (PA Route 32), New Hope. (1.3 miles north of Centre Bridge)
June 1 is the official day to get out and enjoy our country's vast netwo4k of recreational trails. We'll be doing our part by biking on not one trail, but TWO. Join the Friends and the Delaware Canal State Park for a 10-mile bike hike on the towpath trails of both the Delaware Canal in Pennsylvania and the Delaware and Raritan Canal in Jew Jersey. The ride will be followed by a free picnic lunch.
Bring your bike and join State Park Educator Ian Kindle for a guided tour. The route will follow the Delaware Canal towpath south to New Hope, then cross over the River bridge to connect with the D&R towpath trail in Lambertville, NJ. From Lambertville, bikers will head north to Stockton, NJ then cross that bridge back over to Pennsylvania for the trip back to the Virginia Forrest Recreation Area. A picnic lunch of grilled hot dogs, chips, drinks and dessert will be waiting there at the new canal and riverside picnic grove created by the Friends.
Please let us know if you are planning to attend by contacting the Friends at 215-862-2021 or email@example.com or registering online at http://tinyurl.com/delcanalcal.
Six pedestrian-friendly Delaware River bridges connect the towpath trails of the PA and NJ Canals making easy loop excursions possible. The loops are of different lengths and offer scenic adventures with plenty of amenities. And no need to bring two cars or backtrack on the trail. Visit http://fodc.org/trails-hikers-bikers.html for maps and more information.
Two days of fun in two Landmark Towns!
Friday, June 21, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Lagoon Park, Bristol Borough
Illuminated Wish Boat Float
Decorated Duck Contest
Standup Paddleboard Yoga Demonstrations by PT Transformations
Americana and Irish Folk Music by the McCloskey Family
Saturday, June 22, 1 to 4 p.m.
The Canal by the Actors' NET Theatre, Morrisville
Decorated Duck Contest
Clothesline Art Show
Fun and Songs by Grammy-Award Winner Jonathan Sprout
Go to www.delawarecanalfestival.org or visit Delaware Canal Festival on Facebook for more information about the events and to find out where to get your ducks and wish boats in advance.
The Delaware Canal Festival is co-sponsored by Landmark Towns of Bucks County, the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, and the Friends of the Delaware Canal.
And plan ahead for 2014 when the Decorated Boat Parades and Duck Race will return.
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