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Trail Section: Washington Crossing (Lower) – Yardley

Status: Obstruction within trail section, see description

Distance: 4.6

9/23/2021 Update: If you plan to use the Delaware Canal region of the D&L Trail be sure to use extreme caution. It is highly advised that visitors avoid the section of the towpath between Easton (MP 58.89) and Point Pleasant, Lock 14 (MP32.3). There are downed trees and debris along the entire length of the towpath. The towpath is closed in the area of Upper Black Eddy (MP 43) due to a bank collapse and washout to the river. Areas of SR 611 and River Road (RT 32) are washed out leaving areas inaccessible. The Day Use Recreation Areas at Theodore Roosevelt (MP 53.1) will remain closed due to ongoing cleanup efforts. Heed all signs for road and towpath closures. Traveling by car near the park may be difficult to navigate. Check back for status updates.

TRAIL CLOSURE (Mile 15): The towpath trail will be closed around-the-clock for the construction of a pedestrian bridge over the Delaware Canal in the area of I-95/I-295, Scudder Falls Bridge,  through October 2021.  The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission (DRJTBC) will be demolishing the existing bridge over the canal and/or conducting work on the new bridge overhead during these closures.  For additional information please visit the DRJTBC website at www.drjtbc.org/project/scudder-falls or you can contact the park office at 610-982-5560.

This section of the D&L Trail connects the towns of Washington Crossing and Yardley with about 4.5 miles of improved trail along the canal towpath.  There is lots of activity available to trail users at the Washington Crossing Historic Park Visitor’s Center and town of Washington Crossing, as well as the town of Yardley. 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

1

David Library of the American Revolution

The David Library of the American Revolution is a specialized research library dedicated to the study of American history circa 1750 to 1800.  The David Library is a non-profit educational institution.  Our mission is the collection and dissemination of information on... More

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2

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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Garden of Reflection

The Garden of Reflection 9-11 Memorial was created to remember and honor our loved ones and all 2,973 killed on September 11, 2001. It is situated in Memorial Park amid the natural beauty of Historical Bucks County farmland in Lower... More

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4

Tyler State Park

Old original stone buildings in the park stand as fine examples of farm homes of rural Pennsylvania, and some structures date back to the early 1700s. The park land was acquired by Project 70 funding and has been developed using funds... More

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5

Washington Crossing Historic Park

At Washington Crossing Historic Park, George Washington led his ragged troops cross the ice-choked Delaware River and assaulted the unsuspecting Hessians at Trenton. His victory bolstered sagging morale, changing the course of the American Revolution. The site of the crossing... More

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