TOWPATH CLOSURE (MILE 9-10) The towpath will be CLOSED at Bridge Street in Morrisville starting JUNE 20, 2023 until further notice due to construction. The purpose of this closure is for PUBLIC SAFETY due to construction activity. Trail users should turn around at the closure and NOT attempt to get by it.
Two of the three major obstructions in this section were removed and a ribbon cutting was held in June 2019. This leaves the remaining gap at Bridge Street in Morrisville Borough (near mile 10). Please see the details and PDF maps below for obstruction detour information and remaining areas to expect trail improvements.
This D&L Trail section connects Morrisville to Bristol. Stop in the towns for a bite to eat, a cold drink, or shopping in a cycling store. 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.
UPDATED – June 2023
Morrisville Bridge Street – CONSTRUCTION
This project to construct a safe pedestrian crossing is in partnership with Pennsylvania Environmental Council, Morrisville Borough, and PennDOT. The project, which will link the trail across Bridge Street, began construction in August 2022.
Conrail Embankment Passageway – COMPLETE
With funding from PennDOT, improvements were completed to create a trail passageway underneath the railroad. Ribbon cutting was held on June 11, 2019 and the trail is open at this location.
Tyburn Road – COMPLETE
DCNR State Parks completed the trail connector and fencing before the ribbon cutting on June 11, 2019 and the trail is open at this location. Additional signage will be installed for safe crossings.
Levittown Shopping Center – COMPLETE
Resurface of the trail and signs to direct trail users along the D&L Trail in front of the Levittown Shopping Center are installed. Trail users should follow the signs and cross at the designated crosswalks.
Bristol Lagoon to Bristol Marsh – Proposed
Planning is underway with Bristol Borough to connect the D&L Trail from Jefferson Ave. to the historic end of the canal at Bristol Marsh. At this time, you join the Bristol Spurline Trail in Lagoon Park and follow it south to reach the D&L Trail’s southern terminus at Bristol Marsh in Waterfront Park.
Pennsylvania Avenue and Bridge Street Detour
To Bristol Southbound:
1. Before you go under the bridge, veer left to Union St.
2. Turn left on North Pennsylvania Ave.
3. Turn right on Bridge St and continue to the bridge over the canal.
4. Cross the street heading south, descend the stairs, and continue onto trail.
To Wilkes – Barre Northbound:
1. From D&L Trail, ascend stairs and turn right onto Bridge Street.
2. Continue along Bridge Street, then make left onto North Pennsylvania Avenue.
3. Veer right on to Union Street and take side path at the corner that enters back to the trail.
Green Lane Instructions
To Bristol Southbound: 1. From D&L Trail turn right and continue south on sidewalk adjacent to Route 13 Bristol Pike, 2. At intersection of Green Lane and Route 13, cross Route 13 Bristol Pike using crosswalk , 3. Continue straight on sidewalk to pedestrian crossing, 4. Turn right onto D&L Trail and continue South
To Wilkes – Barre Northbound: 1. Cross Green Lane from the D&L Trail and turn left on the sidewalk, 2. Continue on sidewalk to Route 13 intersection and cross Route 13 and turn right on the sidewalk, 3. Use sidewalk along Route 13 Bristol Pike and continue north, 5. Turn left onto D&L Trail at break in the guardrail and continue North.