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Bristol Stomp! (Bristol PA to Trenton NJ historic walk and tour)

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Bristol Station

Washington and Prospect Sts

Bristol, PA 19007

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Guided history tour of Colonial Lower Bucks County

Start: Bristol Station
Finish: Trenton Transit Center
Distance: 18mi
Return: SEPTA train
Coordinator: Charles Updike

Transit: SEPTA to Bristol from Philly or NJTransit in Trenton

Optional endpoints:
Morrisville: 15 miles (bus)
Fairless Hills: 10 miles(bus)
Levittown: 6 miles (bus,train)

18 mile walk from Bristol PA to Trenton, NJ

Join FreeWalkers along the East Coast Greenway in our Bristol Stomp, with an improved route visiting additional points of historic interest. This year's walk boasts the possibility of FreeWalkers being given a guided tour in Fallsington.

This 18-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.


We will make an early lunchtime stop at the Bristol Amish Market with Pennsylvania Dutch food and all kinds of amazing goodies. Cheesesteaks, hoagies and fast food are available in Morrisville.

Starts at Bristol Station and ends at the Trenton Transit Center, with bus and rail service back to Bristol and Bucks County. Walkers coming from NJ and NY can transfer smoothly from NJTransit to SEPTA by simply crossing the platform to the waiting train in Trenton with about a 10 minute layover. 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.

The event is FREE and open to everyone.

Highlights:
- Mill Street
- Bristol Wharf
- Radcliffe Street
- Bristol Amish Market
- Delaware Canal
- Falls Township Community Park
- Levittown
- Historic Fallsington
- Summserseat
- Morrisville levee / Trenton skyline
- Old Barracks
- NJ Capitol
- Mill Hill Park


Partners:
The East Coast Greenway Alliance is a non-profit organization developing a public multi-use 3,000
mile trail from Canada to Key West through New Jersey and New York. Donations and memberships help make this dream trail a reality.

Circuit Trails is 800 miles of interconnected trails in Greater Philadelphia in the making, already one of America's largest trail networks. Once connected, the Circuit Trails will be one of the nation's premier urban trail networks and it will provide multiple benefits to neighborhoods, communities and the region as a whole.


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Washington and Prospect Sts

Bristol, PA 19007

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