Do the Loop – A National Trails Day Bike Ride and Picnic
Our National Trails Day tradition continues. Once again, we’ll be doing our part to officially enjoy America’s ever-growing network of recreational trails. Join the Friends and the State Park staff for a 9-mile bike hike on the towpath trails of both the Delaware Canal in Pennsylvania and the Delaware and Raritan Canal in New Jersey.
Bring your bike and let new State Park Educator Gabie Lent lead you on a guided tour. 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 Bull’s Island, NJ, then cross the pedestrian bridge to Lumberville, PA. After a short side trip north, everyone will head back to the Virginia Forrest Recreation Area. A picnic lunch of grilled hot dogs, chips, drinks, and desserts will be waiting in the Canal and riverside picnic grove created by the Friends
Note: Mountain bikes or hybrid tires are strongly encouraged; helmets are required.
Meet at the Virginia Forrest Recreation Area, 3211 River Road, New Hope, PA 18938 (1.3 miles north of Centre Bridge).
Please let us know if you are coming by contacting the Friends at 215-862-2021 or email@example.com. It’s important to know how many hot dogs to buy. The event is free, but contributions are very welcome.