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Annual Delaware Canal walk now in six shorter segments


Friends of the Delaware Canal begins its annual 58.9-mile canal walk Saturday.

However, this year, the walks are shorter. The canal’s 58.9 miles have been divided into six sections, rather than the traditional five.

As always, walkers will see the sights and learn about the Delaware Canal’s past, present and future while enjoying the company of friends, new and old.

The six segments of the walk begin at 9 a.m. Sept. 28 with Forks of the Delaware Recreation Area to the Fish and Boat Access in Durham - 9.49 miles. Lunch break is at: Groundhog Lock (5.8 miles). RSVP for this walk at

Participants have the option of parking at the endpoint in the morning. It is the PA Fish and Boat Commission parking lot at 1440 Easton Road (Route 611) in Riegelsville. Be there no later than 8:15, and participants will carpool up to the starting point.

Future walks are: Oct. 5 - Fish and Boat Access to Tinicum Park - 10.8 miles; lunch at Homestead Store (6.2 miles); Oct. 12 - Tinicum Park to Virginia Forrest - 9.63 miles, lunch at Former Kinsman Co. (5.9 miles); Oct. 19 - Virginia Forrest to Washington Crossing, Route 532 - 11.12 miles; lunch at Bowman’s Hill (6.5 miles); Oct. 26 - Washington Crossing, Route 532 to Quality Inn, Morrisville - 8.32 miles; lunch at Black Rock (5.6 miles); Nov. 2 - Quality Inn, Morrisville to Riverfront Park - 9.53 miles, lunch at Levittown Parkway (5.2 miles).

The walks begin at 9 a.m. each Saturday. Walk on any or all of the dates. Bring a light lunch and beverage each day.

Transportation back to the starting point will be accomplished by carpooling. If you wish to park at the end point in the morning, let FODC know and arrive by 8:15 a.m. The walks are free, and donations are welcome. Bring a friend.

For details, visit online, call 215-862-2021 or email