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Trail Section: Virginia Forrest Recreation Area – New Hope

Status: Obstruction within trail section, see description

Distance: 4.7

4/24/2017**Bridge Closure***The Centre Bridge-Stockton Walkway will be closed to all pedestrians and bicyclists starting
April 24th – May 12th (weather permitting).

Find more details on the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission website:…/centre-bridge-stockton-toll-suppor…/

1/19/2017 **TRAIL CLOSURE** A portion of the D&L Trail along the Delaware Canal towpath will be closed due to construction surrounding a bridge replacement project at Lower Limeport Bridge. The closed portion is in Solebury Township between Upper Limeport Bridge and Phillips Mill Bridge, approximately 0.25 miles north of Phillips Mill. Please heed the barricades and avoid this area, or find alternate routes. Do not trespass on private property to bypass this area. For bicyclists, this section can easily be bypassed by following River Road (Route 32) for a short distance by exiting and/or entering the towpath at Upper Limeport Bridge and Canal Park in Solebury Township. Please DO NOT enter the construction zone AT ANY TIME, regardless of whether it is active or not, for your safety and that of the workers and equipment. As landowner of this section, Delaware Canal State Park officials expect this section of trail to re-open by the end of June 2017.

-DCNR Staff, Delaware Canal State Park



***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 D&L Trail section passes the town of Center Bridge between Virginia Forrest Recreation Area and New Hope. Stop in New Hope to grab a bite to eat, enjoy a drink or explore the shops and history. 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


Bucks County Children’s Museum

The Bucks County Children’s Museum is a fun, interactive and educational environment for children, parents and schools with exhibits that reflects Bucks County’s unique history and culture. It is guided by three core principles, which are: Curiosity and imagination are the... More

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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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Friends of the Delaware Canal – Locktender’s House

The Friends of the Delaware Canal is an independent, non-profit organization working to restore, preserve, and improve the Delaware Canal and its surroundings. Their primary goals are to ensure that the Canal is fully watered and the towpath trail is... More

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Honey Hollow Environmental Education Center

Bucks County Audubon Society (BCAS) operates the Honey Hollow Environmental Education Center on 110 acres in Solebury Township, Bucks County. Environmental Education programs are offered for children, adults and families, and special programs are available for school and other groups. Workshops,... More

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Parry Mansion & New Hope Historical Society

Since its founding in 1958, the New Hope Historical Society has made a significant progress preserving historical and cultural aspects of New Hope. Efforts that began with the Parry Barn and the Parry Mansion Museum continue to go forward. The... More

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