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Trail Section: Tinicum Park – Virginia Forrest Recreation Area

Status: Obstruction within trail section, see description

Distance: 9.7

***SECTION OF TOWPATH CLOSED***Due to the canal failure at the Tinicum Aqueduct, a portion of the towpath will be closed until emergency repairs and stabilization work can be completed.  After further inspection by engineering staff it was determined that a trail closure would be necessary for public safety.  The towpath will be closed until further notice from the parking lot south of the Golden Pheasant (across from Marshal Island) to the south side of the Tinicum Aqueduct.  The trail closure can be bypassed by using River Road for a short distance (approximately ½ mile) or by crossing over the Frenchtown bridge or Lumberville pedestrian bridge and using the trail along the D&R Canal State Park in New Jersey.

***CANAL DRAWDOWN NOTICE*** Beginning September 26, 2016, Delaware Canal State Park will begin a drawdown of water levels in the canal in order to conduct several repair and preventative maintenance projects. For more information, please check the red Advisories section of the Delaware Canal State Park website

This section is part of over 50 miles of the D&L Trail designated as National Recreation Trail within Delaware Canal State Park from Easton to Bristol near Philadelphia. For more information specific to the D&L Trail along the Delaware Canal please refer to the Delaware Canal State Park and Friends of the Delaware Canal websites.

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Things to Do

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Delaware Canal State Park

The Delaware Canal is the only remaining continuously intact canal of the great towpath canal building era of the early and mid-19th century. Mule- drawn canal boat rides and the Lock Tender’s House Visitor Center are at New Hope. Paralleling... More

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2

Erwin-Stover House & Barn

Built by William Erwin, for whom the town of Erwinna is named, it was part of the original 1681 land grant given to William Penn by King Charles II of England. A portion of the house was constructed in 1800... More

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Nockamixon State Park

A haven for birds of prey and adventurers, Nockamixon State Park also features steep cliffs suitable for rock climbing. The name comes from the American Indian phrase "nocha-miska-ing" which is Lenni Lenape for "at the place of soft soil." Several... More

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4

Tohickon Valley Park

Just down stream from Ralph Stover State Park, Tohickon Creek tumbles  over and around many large boulders, forming small pools and falls. The Tohickon’s clean, cool water helps many visitors to end up with at least their feet in the... More

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