Sunday, April 26, 2015

Valentine's treats on guided walk along Delaware Canal

Free tour will cover 21/4 miles round trip in Erwinna.

Valentine's treats on guided walk along Delaware Canal

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A canal boat passes Jacob Oberracker's Tap Room in the early 1900s. The Tap Room is now the Golden Pheasant Inn. (Friends of the Delaware Canal)

The Friends of the Delaware Canal will offer a free, guided  “We Love the Canal” walk along the towpath from Tinicum Park to the Golden Pheasant Inn in Erwinna on Feb. 12.   

On the 2¼-mile roundtrip walk, guides will point out waterfowl and the Spiderman House and recount the history of the village of Erwinna, and Jacob Oberracker’s Tap Room. Valentine’s treats will be served at the end of the tour.

The walk will begin at 2 p.m. in the rear parking area in Tinicum Park, 963 River Road, Erwinna, weather permitting. Check the nonprofit organization’s website,, or call 215-862-2021 to check on the status of the tour or for more information.

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Ben Finley covers Bucks County for The Philadelphia Inquirer. He previously worked for The Associated Press, and the Bucks County Courier Times, where he won more than a dozen journalism awards from organizations including the Education Writers Association, the Society for Features Journalism and the Pennsylvania Bar Association. He grew up in Columbus, Ohio and graduated with honors from The Ohio State University with a degree in journalism. Contact him at, 610-313-8118 or on Twitter, @Ben_Finley.

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