Time: October 14, 2017 from 9am to 3:30pm
Location: Trenton Transit Center
Street: 72 S Clinton Ave
City/Town: Trenton NJ 08609
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: Oct 13, 2017
Join FreeWalkers and the East Coast Greenway in our Stomp to Bristol, with a special route this year visiting additional points of historic interest.
This 17-mile walk through Trenton and Lower Bucks County along the Delaware Canal and East Coast Greenway will take you through Revolutionary battle locations in Trenton, past General Washington's headquarters in Morrisville, through the stagecoach village of Fallsington where William Penn established the first Quaker meeting in America in 1683, into the nation's largest single-developer town of Levittown that pioneered suburban planning, and all about post-industrial Bristol as it undergoes just its latest economic shift and rebirth. We will experience the colonial festival that is Fallsington Day and get to know Robert Morris, perhaps the most undersung of our founding fathers. We will also pass the local hop where the "kids in Bristol were sharp as a pistol," inspiring the 1960s song, The Bristol Stomp.
Convenient shopping for provisions en route and many lunchtime options including Pennsylvania Dutch food, cheesesteaks, hoagies and fast food.
Starts at the Trenton Transit Center and ends at Bristol Station. Bristol Station marks the end of the Delaware Canal and is about a 10 minute SEPTA rail ride back to 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.
The event is FREE and open to everyone.
Intermediate transit options:
Morrisville: 3 miles (bus)
Fairless Hills: 7 miles(bus)
Levittown: 11 miles (bus,train)
Bristol: 14-17 miles (bus,train)