Delaware Canal Walk —September 30 to October 28

September 6, 2017 1:49 pm0 commentsViews: 3
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The Friends of the Delaware Canal will embark on their 30th annual Canal Walk beginning on September 30. All 58.9 miles of the Canal will be explored over the course of five Saturdays.  The guided walking tour will start at the Forks of the Delaware Recreation Area in Easton and end at Riverfront Park in Bristol Borough on October 28.

Canal Walk 2017 will give hikers the opportunity to learn about the area’s past and future while taking in the autumn scenery of the Canal and Delaware River corridor.  Susan Taylor, Executive Director of the Friends, along with local history and conservation authorities, will tell about the Delaware Canal where mule-drawn boats once transported coal and other goods. They will also point out many other sites of historic and environmental significance along the route.

The five segments of the Walk are:

  • September 30 –  Forks of the Delaware Recreation Area in Easton to the Indian Rock Inn in Upper Black Eddy – 13 miles
  • October 7 – Indian Rock Inn to #2 Bridge 2 Lane, Point Pleasant, PA 18950 (Use Pipersville, PA for GPS)  —11.9 miles
  • October 14 – Point Pleasant to Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve south of New Hope – 11.7 miles
  • October 21 – Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve to the Black Rock Road Picnic Area in Yardley. – 10 miles
  • October 28 – Black Rock Road Picnic Area to Riverfront Park adjacent to Mill Street in Bristol Borough – 12.3 miles

The Walks begin at 9 a.m. on each Saturday. Participants are invited to walk on any or all of the Saturdays.   Please bring a light lunch and beverage on each day. Transportation back to the starting point will be accomplished by carpooling. The walks are free, and the public is encouraged to participate. Donations are welcome.

For more information about Canal Walk 2017 and other Friends’ activities, call 215-862-2021, e-mail, or visit


The Friends of the Delaware Canal is an independent, non-profit organization working to preserve, improve, and interpret the Canal and its surroundings.  Its primary goals are to ensure that the Canal is fully watered from Easton to Bristol and that the towpath trail is useable over its entire length. ■