Time: March 12, 2016 from 10:30am to 4pm
Location: Bristol Train Station
Street: Washington and Prospect Streets
City/Town: Bristol, PA 19007
Website or Map: https://www.google.com/maps/d…
Phone: 916 225-0569
Event Type: long, distance, walk, freewalkers, bucks, county, hike, rails-to-trails, bristol, levittown, morrisville, pa, trenton
Organized By: Charles Updike
Latest Activity: Mar 11, 2016
Find out if the "Kids in Bristol are sharp as pistols" by starting in the town where that popular 1960s song "The Bristol Stomp" was born at a local hop. Soon it migrated to the famous Philadelphia sound and became a successful recording for the Dovells and Chubby Checker.
This 16-mile walk through Lower Bucks County along the Delaware Canal and East Coast Greenway tours post-industrial Bristol and continues through Levittown, Morrisville and the Trenton Capitol. We start at the train station and follow the proposed Greenway in process, with four modest detours of a few hundred feet, awkward for cyclists but suitable for walkers.
Convenient shopping for provisions en route and many lunchtime options including Pennsylvania Dutch food, cheesesteaks, hoagies and fast food.
Bristol Station marks the end of the Delaware Canal and is about a 10 minute SEPTA rail ride from Trenton, about 30 minutes from Center City, Philadelphia. Bus and train connection to both Trenton and Bristol are present along the route in Levittown and Morrisville.
This is proposed as an extension of the multi-event Cross Jersey walk extending to Manhattan. Meet up at the trees lining the parking lot on the south side of the station. Ends at the Trenton Transit Center. The event is FREE and open to everyone.
Some highlights along the way:
Estimated distances and transit options from Bristol to:
Levittown: 6 miles (bus,train)
Morrisville: 13 miles (bus)
Trenton: 16 miles (bus,train)