Bristol Spurline Park

2.05 Miles

Trail Description

This pretty trail has always been about making connections. In 1834, the Philadelphia and Trenton Railroad launched the spur to carry goods from Bristol, where the Pennsylvania canal system met the Delaware River tidewater. The canal still exists, but the original main railroad line was relocated in 1882. That line became Amtrak’s heavily traveled New York to Washington corridor. Conrail donated the old spur line to Bristol, and the trail opened in 1980. The path incorporates the rail corridor and some of the former canal towpath, going to Bristol Marsh, a unique freshwater habitat. Traversing downtown Bristol, the trail eventually will extend to the Delaware River waterfront. This trail is wheelchair accessible.

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