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  • Complete, open and improved
  • Obstruction within trail section, see description
  • Planned Future linkage and trail development
  • Unimproved open, travel at your own risk


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Trail Section: Morrisville – Bristol Lagoon

Status: Complete, open and improved

Distance: 9.1

UPDATE 10/12/2023: Water in the Delaware Canal will be drawn down beginning on October 13, 2023 from New Hope through Bristol to perform debris removal and other work associated with the 7/15 storm event. Work will take place at multiple locations and rolling trail closures can be expected. When work is complete, water will be reintroduced. Please contact the Delaware Canal State Park for more information at 610-982-5560 or [email protected]

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 – December 2023

Morrisville Bridge Street – COMPLETE

One of Pennsylvania’s original Top 10 Trail Gaps, this project constructed a safe pedestrian crossing in partnership with Pennsylvania Environmental Council, Morrisville Borough, and PennDOT. The project, which linked the trail across Bridge Street, began construction in August 2022 and was completed in December 2023 with an official ribbon cutting in April 2024.

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.


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.

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Things to Do


Bristol Cultural & Historic Foundation

Bristol Cultural & Historical Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving over 300 years of Bristol's history and increasing cultural opportunities for all residents of the community. It promotes historical reference through educational programs, and conducts tours which attract... 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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Historical Society of Bensalem

The Historical Society of Bensalem Township was founded and incorporated in 1977 and has collections of pictures, postcards, deeds, books and other artifacts pertaining to Bensalem’s history and surrounding areas. The Society's biggest event is the annual Civil War Reenactment in... More

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Mansions Along the Delaware

Visit the country estates of Andalusia, Glen Foerd, Pennsbury Manor and Grundy Mansion (available upon request). An elegant bus tour with step on guide, dressed in period costume, will accompany you on your journey as you tour three centuries of... More

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Neshaminy State Park

Neshaminy State Park is located along the Delaware River in lower Bucks County. The park takes its name from Neshaminy Creek, which joins the Delaware at this point. The park measures 339 acres, and the picnic areas and swimming pools... More

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Pennsbury Manor

The construction of the original manor was an expression of Penn's belief that life in the country was more wholesome than in the worldly atmosphere of crowded cities. Pennsbury Manor is filled with the spirit of this kindly, devout humanitarian,... More

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Silver Lake Nature Center

The Silver Lake Nature Center is part of the Bucks County Park System and is operated by the Department of Parks and Recreation. Major highways and public transportation easily access the Center, a 235-acre complex within the Mill Creek Valley... More

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Summerseat is perhaps most famous for being the Headquarters of General George Washington from December 8th to 14th, 1776. Summerseat was built in the 1770s for Thomas Barclay, a Philadelphia merchant, and acquired by Clymer in 1806. The two-story brick and stone... More

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Adjacent Trails

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Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor (DLNHC) is a nonprofit organization that convenes over 30 local landowners that build and maintain the trail from Wilkes-Barre to Bristol.

Please Note: if there is an obstruction within a trail section the entire trail section will be noted as “obstructed”. Be sure to read the description of each trail section to learn the extent of the obstruction and how it may impact your trip. The information on this map is updated with information provided by landowners. An update will remain posted until the landowner confirms it is no longer relevant.

When on the trail you are in a public space and natural area, and you may encounter a range of wildlife, plants, and people. There are unhoused individuals along sections of the D&L Trail that travel through heavily populated areas. The perception of safety is different for each trail user – please stay alert and plan accordingly for your personal comfort level. For more information visit our Plan Your Trip page.