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Parents, let the kids run free, ride bikes, picnic, fly a kite in Riverfront Park, centerpiece of the Delaware River Heritage Trail! Seniors– see and be seen on the Promenade at sunset. Nearby, lively green links greet golfers at four courses. Athletic types can roller blade. Go to rink and ice skate. Swim at the YMCA. Make waves on the river: paddle a canoe, kayak, sailboard. Or, drop your own boat or wave-runner for a fee at the City Boat Ramp. See Nature as the Colonists did– camp or hike in the Pine Barrens. From taking it easy to making it extreme, the beautiful Delaware River and surrounding countryside offer ample open spaces.
We start off with those opportunities nearest to the Historic District, and continue with those beyond, listed in alphabetical order. Go go go!

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BICYCLING IN THE HISTORIC DISTRICT

Delaware River Heritage Trail
Terrain: Flat
Miles: 1
Class: 1
Follows route of Riverfront Promenade along Delaware River.
The City of Burlington is in the center of the Delaware River Heritage Trail which is approximately 115 miles long, connecting New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The trail is available for walking and bicycling.
One can ride the leisurely mile all along the Riverfront Promenade, stopping to enjoy the view of the Delaware River, Burlington Island, and Bristol PA across the water, as well as historic homes and masions at hand. Exercise caution and respect at all times and dismount in the vicinity of the senior housing mid-rise near the foot of St. Mary Street. Parking and terminus near mouth of Assiscunk Creek, short distance to Curtin’s Marina Restaurant or dining on High Street. In-season porta-potties and water fountain.

Classes of Bikeway
Class 1: Bike path separated from motor vehicle traffic.
Class 2: Bike lane, less separation
Class 3: Bike route, marked by trail signs, NOT SEPARATED from motor vehicle traffic.

8 Cycling Rules of the Road

  1. Ride on the right side and use a bike lane is there is one.
  2. Stop at ALL stop signs and obey all traffic lights. If walking your bike across a street, observe the "Walk" and "Don't Walk" signs.
  3. Use hand signals to let others know which way you are turning.
  4. Look both ways at corners, and even if there is no stop sign, slow down and look. Drivers don't always notice bikers. Use these same precautions when leaving a driveway.
  5. Always wear a helmet. It's good advice for adults and it's the law for children under the age of 12 in Pennsylvania and under the age of 14 in New Jersey.
  6. Know how far you are going. Plan ahead and determine the distance of your ride. Be prepared with your map, sunscreen, money for a snack and anything else to make for a comfortable ride.
  7. Always carry water! Drink before you get thirsty. Try to drink 8 ounces of water before and after you ride.
  8. Be wary of, and yield to, pedestrians... respect elders strolling who may be slow or hard of hearing.

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INDOOR RECREATION IN THE HISTORIC DISTRICT

YMCA of Greater Burlington County
Family "Y" of Burlington County (YMCA) Riverfront Branch
Health & Fitness, Sports, Training, Classes, Swimming Pool, Recreational, social, athletic activities and child care for individuals and families.
We serve our community by developing youth, supporting families and encouraging healthy lifestyles through child care and recreational programs, as well as through individual and family memberships to our fitness facility.
Located in the Burlington Commerce Square Industrial Park, the Family Y of Burlington County provides a 32,000 sq ft building complete with fitness center, aerobics studio, gymnasium and a 6-lane 25 meter swimming pool. Future plans call for the addition of a 6,000 sq ft child care center.
302 Commerce Square Blvd.
Burlington NJ 08016
(609) 543-6200

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RIVER WATERSPORTS IN THE HISTORIC DISTRICT

Burlington City Boat Ramp
Boat launch open to the public April thru Oct.
Permits Obtainable at Keegan Ctr, 522 Wood St. M - F 9am - 4pm
Fees:
City Residents: $10/Day; $30/Season; Age 62+ Free
Other NJ Residents: $15/Day; $50/Season; Age 62+ Free
Out-of-State Residents: $20/Day; $200/Season; Age 62+ $20/Day, $200/Season
E. Pearl St. at Delaware River and Assiscunk Creek
Burlington, NJ 08016
(609) 386-0200

Curtin’s Marina & Wharf Restaurant
Both a marina and an open-air restaurant with a nautical theme and a casual atmosphere. Dock or ramp your boat, or simply take in the sunset River sights with food, music nightly, and a lounge.
500 E. Pearl St. at Delaware River
Burlington, NJ 08016
Marina (609) 386-4657
Restaurant (609) 386-4594

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WALKING & HIKING IN THE HISTORIC DISTRICT

Delaware River Heritage Trail
Follows route of Riverfront Promenade along Delaware River
The City of Burlington is in the center of the Delaware River Heritage Trail which is approximately 115 miles long, connecting New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The trail is available for walking and bicycling.

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GOLF NEARBY

Ramblewood Country Club
200 Country Club Parkway
Mount Laurel
856-235-2118
Fax: 856-234-9180

Rancocas Golf Course
Clubhouse Drive
Willingboro
609-877-5344
Fax: 609-877-4875

Springfield Golf Center
Jacksonville-Mt. Holly Road
Mount Holly
609-267-8440
Fax: 609-267-6234

Willow Brook Country Club
Bridgeboro Road
Moorestown
856-461-0131
Fax: 856-461-3378

Golden Pheasant Golf Course
Eayrestown Road
Medford NJ
(609) 267-4276
http://www.golfgoldenpheasant.com

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INDOOR RECREATION NEARBY

Holiday Roller Skating Center
Pubic and Private Sessions, with snack bar and seating, offering parties, rentals, permits in-line skating.
1775 Creek Road
Delanco, NJ
(609) 461-3770

Brunswick Zone Burlington Bowling
Newly renovated, clean and modern. Snacks, video arcade.
1201 Rte. 130 N.
Burlington, NJ 08016
(609) 386-2655

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SPECTATOR SPORTS NEARBY

Camden Riversharks Minor League Baseball
and
Campbell’s Field Camden Baseball Stadium
This newly-built field is home to the Atlantic league independent baseball team, the Camden Riversharks.
Cooper Street
Pennsauken, NJ
(866) 742-7579
http://www.riversharks.com/

Trenton Thunder Baseball Club
and
Mercer County Waterfront Park
Home to Trenton Thunder Baseball Club, double-A affiliate of major league's Boston Red Sox. Games played each year, April through August. Call for game schedules, ticket information and availability.
1 Thunder Road
Trenton NJ 08611
(609) 394-8326

Trenton Titans
and
Trenton Shooting Stars
and
Sovereign Bank Arena
The 10,000 seat facility is home to the Trenton Titans of the East Coast Hockey League and also the Trenton Shooting Stars of the International Basketball League. Including college basketball. Musical concerts, family and consumer shows and receptions.
P.O. Box 8069
640 S. Broad St.
Trenton NJ 08650
(609) 656-3200
http://www.sovereignbankarena.com

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HIKE & CAMP NEARBY

General Camping Info: 1-800-2CAMP-NJ
E-mail: request@newjerseycampgrounds.com

Atsion Recreation Area
Rt. 206, 08088
609-268-0444
Located within Wharton State Forest, Atsion is a former iron manufacturing and agricultural center.
Part of Wharton State Forest. Camping. Boating, fishing, and swimming in the Atsion Lake. No boat rentals.

Bass River State Forest
New Gretna, NJ
609-296-1114
Located within the Pine Barrens, this 18,000-acre park features Absegami Lake, camping facilities and more.

Lebanon State Forest
New Lisbon, NJ
609-726-1191
Located in the Pine Barrens, the forest’s 32,000 acres feature miles of roads and hiking trails, cabins for rent, campsites and a picnic area.

Penn State Forest
Chatsworth, NJ
609-296-1114
An undeveloped, 3,000-acre forest offering visitors trails for hiking or horseback riding and a lake

Rancocas Nature Center and Museum
Westampton, NJ
609-261-2495
Self-guided nature trail, native wildlife and hands-on exhibits.

Rancocas State Park
Mount Holly, NJ
609-726-1191
Features 1,200 acres of undeveloped natural beauty.

Wharton State Forest
609-561-3262
This 108,499-acre forest includes nine wilderness camp sites, 40 miles of hiking trails, swimming, and four rivers for canoeing.

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NEW JERSEY WATERSPORTS

Paint Island Canoe & Kayak
Retail new & used canoes & kayak, gear clothing, rentals, training, guided trips.
350 Farnsworth Ave.
Bordentown NJ 08505
(609) 324-8200
Fax: (609) 324-8201
http://www.paintisland.com

Delaware River Tubing, Inc.
Enjoy a lazy scenic tubing or rafting float on the Delaware River. FREE BBQ meal by the “Famous River Hot Dog Man” next to a private island, with picnic tables in the water. View the wildlife just a few miles from George Washington’s Historic Crossing. All-inclusive pricing.
2998 Daniel Bray Highway
Frenchtown, NJ 08825-3011
Phone: 1-866-Wet-Tube (1-866-938-8823)
www.delawarerivertubing.com

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PENNSYLVANIA INDOOR RECREATION

Grundy Ice Skating Rinks
Grundy Recreation Center
A modern rink with a full range of ice skating programs, skate rentals, rooms for meetings or parites, snack bar, Pro Shop, rink rentals. Call for public hours, or reservations.
475 Beaver Street
P.O. Box 117
Bristol, PA 19007
Phone: (215) 788-3311
Fax: (215) 788-3340

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PENNSYLVANIA RIVER WATERSPORTS

Bucks County River Country
Tubing Down the Delaware River – Just one hour from Philadelphia, the Delaware River is perfect for tubing, canoeing, rafting and kayaking. There are number of rental companies that cater to individuals and groups. Point Pleasant, PA, just a few miles north of New Hope, is the center of this delightful river activity. The season runs from April to October.

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PENNSYLVANIA BICYCLING

Discover wonderful bicycle touring in Bucks County. In solitude or with friends and family, biking takes you away to the peace and beauty of the countryside. Bucks County's terrain provides challenges for most expert cyclists and roadways perfect for the recreational rider. Attractions, parks, restaurants and lodging can be found along the way, so save plenty of time for exploring! For a copy of the Bucks County Biking Guide, which contains maps and additional information, call
(800) 836-2825
or E-mail to:
bccvb@bccvb.org

Bristol Spur Line Park
Miles: 1  
Class: 1
Comments: Trail runs from Mill Street to Jackson Street through bucolic Bristol Pa.

D&R Canal Tow Path Ride
The D & R Canal Towpath Ride consists of two sections of the towpath trail that are adjacent to the Delaware & Raritan feeder canal that runs along the Delaware River in New Jersey.
Terrain: Flat
Surface: Some sections are compacted quarry grit and other sections are blacktop, providing good bicycle surface.
Type: Limited access; multi-purpose use; no motor vehicles
Parking: Limited parking is available at Washington Crossing near the towpath. You can get to the main section of the park via the pedestrian bridge that crosses Route 29. Access to the trail from Bridge Street, Lambertville is via a short stretch of gravel road leading from the parking lot at the Lambertville Station Restaurant. Parking is available at Prallsville Mill, Bulls Island and in Frenchtown, just off Bridge Street. For more information on this ride, please call
(809) 873-3050

See: Classes of Bikeway

See: 8 Cycling Rules of the Road

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