Wednesday, January 31, 2018 | 5:00-7:30 PM
Washington Crossing Upper Park Entrance across from Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve
Join the Friends and State Park Educator Katie Martens for this moderately-paced, four-mile round-trip hike as the sun sets on the last day of January. On our way north along the towpath from Bowman’s Hill to Lock 11 in New Hope, we’ll listen for owls and keep an eye out for other nocturnal critters.
At Well’s Falls, we’ll take in the grandeur of the Delaware River and watch the full “blue moon” rise above the hills of New Jersey. As we continue northward, we’ll see Locks 8, 9, 10 and the Canal outlet to the River. Waiting at Lock 11 and the Locktender’s House will be hot cider, snacks and a place to warm up before heading back to our starting point. Please dress warmly in non-cotton layers, wear sturdy shoes and bring a flashlight or headlamp, just in case.
There is no charge for the Blue Moon Towpath Trek. It will be held weather-permitting. It will be cancelled in the event of rain, a total cloud cover, or dangerous driving conditions. Check for a Go/No Go message that will be posted by 12:00 p.m. on January 31st on the Friends’ website.
Registration is required for this event by calling the Friends at 215-862-2021, or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Trek will start in the upper section of the Washington Crossing Historic Park across Route 32 from the Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve. The entrance drive is at the intersection of Aquetong Road and Route 32/River Road, two miles south of New Hope.