Twilight and Full Moon Trek on the Towpath

Saturday, March 11 | 5:30-8:00 PM

Northern Section of Washington Crossing Historic Park

Due to the popularity of this event, REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.  Please click on this link to register. http://events.dcnr.pa.gov/event/twilight_full_moon_towpath_trek_in_new_hope_6675#.WKcxPdIrKpo

Take this special opportunity to experience the magic of twilight along the Canal and the spectacle of a rising full moon at Wells’ Falls on the Delaware River in New Hope.

Snow Moon
Snow Moon

Join us for this moderately-paced, four-mile roundtrip hike as the sun sets on a crisp February evening. On our way 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 Wells’ Falls, we’ll take in the grandeur of the River and watch the “Snow Moon” rise above the slopes of New Jersey.  On our way northward, we’ll see Locks 8, 9, 10 and canal outlet to the River.  Waiting at Lock 11 and the Locktender’s House, the Friends’ headquarters, will be beverages, 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 Twilight Trek, and 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 11 a.m. on March 11.

Meet near the General Sullivan Picnic Pavilion in the northern section of Washington Crossing Historic Park.  Use the park entrance on River Road opposite Aquetong Road in New Hope, and then travel over the Canal to the parking area between the Canal and the River.