Saturday, June 3, 2017 | 10 AM
Virginia Forrest Recreation Area
A National Trails Day Bicycle Ride and Picnic
In keeping with tradition, we’ll be bicycling on two canal towpaths on National Trails Day and doing our part to officially enjoy America’s vast network of recreational trails. Join the Friends and the Delaware Canal State Park staff for a 9-mile bike ride on both the Delaware Canal in Pennsylvania and the Delaware and Raritan Canal in New Jersey.
Bring your bike and let State Park Educator Katie Martens lead you on a guided tour. There are several new Canal structures to see along the way. This year the route will follow the Delaware Canal towpath south to Centre Bridge, then cross over the river bridge to connect with the D&R towpath trail in Stockton, NJ. From Stockton, bicyclists will head north to Bulls Island, then cross the pedestrian bridge to Lumberville, PA. After a short side trip north on the towpath to the Tohickon Aqueduct in Point Pleasant, everyone will head back to the Virginia Forrest Recreation Area.
A free picnic lunch of grilled hot dogs, chips, drinks, and dessert will be waiting there in the scenic canal and riverside picnic grove created by the Friends.
Note: Mountain bikes or hybrid tires are strongly encouraged, and helmets are required.
Please let us know if you are planning to attend by contacting the Friends at 215-862-2021 or email@example.com.
Meet at the Virginia Forrest Recreation Area, 3292 River Road (Route 32), New Hope, PA 18938 (1.3 miles north of Centre Bridge)