Bristol Stomp!: Bristol PA to Trenton NJ

Event Details

Bristol Stomp!: Bristol PA to Trenton NJ

Time: March 12, 2016 from 10:30am to 4pm
Location: Bristol Train Station
Street: Washington and Prospect Streets
City/Town: Bristol, PA 19007
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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

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Event Description

Eventbrite - The "Bristol Stomp!" Walk

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:

  • Mill Street
  • Bristol Wharf
  • Radcliffe Street
  • Bristol Amish Market
  • Delaware Canal
  • Falls Township Community Park
  • Morrisville levee / Trenton skyline
  • NJ Capitol
  • Old Barracks
  • Mill Hill Park

Detailed map of route

Estimated distances and transit options from Bristol to:
Levittown:   6 miles (bus,train)
Morrisville:  13 miles (bus)
Trenton:      16 miles (bus,train)

Mass transit support through Septa's Regional Rail Trenton Line and the route 127, 128 and 129 buses. Riders on NJ Transit will want to get to Trenton by about 9:50, will be able to purchase joint NJT/Septa rail tickets at most stations of origin and will transfer at Trenton by simply walking down the platform from one train to the other, with just a short layover.
AM Rail schedule
PM Rail schedule
Bus schedules

Eventbrite - The "Bristol Stomp!" Walk

Comment Wall

Comment by Martha Egbert on March 11, 2016 at 9:45pm

I am really looking forward to the walk tomorrow. It is supposed to be a really nice day for it.

Comment by Ilene Silver on March 10, 2016 at 5:52am

Good chance I'll be able to walk, afterall!

Comment by Charles Updike on February 25, 2016 at 6:16am

Hi Ilene.  While I suspect the group may not support a scheduled repeat, if we have good turnout for this one, perhaps other walks in the region could be added, possibly later this year, quite possibly with some similar elements.  Hope we see you in the area in the future.

Comment by Ilene Silver on February 20, 2016 at 8:53pm

Due to a prior plan, I too am unable to make this walk :  (

Can it be repeated later in the year please?? Sounds wonderful.

Comment by Charles Updike on February 17, 2016 at 6:37pm

Quite sorry to hear it, Risa.  We will have to post you a few photos.  ;)

Comment by Risa olinsky on February 17, 2016 at 6:52am

Oh, I'm so bummed I will be out of town for what sounds like it will be a new and fabulous event.  I hope it is a huge success…. 

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