Freeholder Deputy Director Balvir Singh announced that Burlington County will be hosting a groundbreaking ceremony for the County’s second section of the Delaware River Heritage Trail on Sunday, June 30 at 10 a.m.
“We are inviting the public to join us to celebrate the groundbreaking for the County’s next section of the Delaware River Heritage Trail,” said Freeholder Deputy Director Balvir Singh, liaison to the Department of Resource Conservation. “The Freeholder Board is looking forward to the completion of this trail so that more of our residents can enjoy the beauty of Burlington County.”
The groundbreaking ceremony will take place at Crystal Lake Park located at 2401 Axe Factory Road in Mansfield Township.
This portion of the Delaware River Heritage Trail will be a 5.5-mile trail that will connect the existing trail in Fieldsboro to the Roebling Museum in Florence. The trail will cross Route 130 and travel through Crystal Lake Park in Mansfield, continue through the Village of Hedding to the abandoned Kinkora Railroad line, pass under Route 130 and cross the NJ Transit Rail Line before ending at the Museum.
Eventually, the County would like to connect this trail to the Palmyra Cove Nature Center, making the County’s portion of the Delaware River Heritage Trail approximately 30 miles of trails. Burlington County Freeholder Board is diligently working towards our goal of 18 miles of trails by 2025.
County residents have free access to 1,000 acres of developed parkland where they can enjoy 39 miles of park trails and more than 11 miles of regional trails. Last year, there were more than one million visitors to county parks.
The Delaware River Heritage Trail will also be part of the Circuit Trails regional trail network. When complete, the Circuit Trails will be a vast network of approximate 800 miles of multi-use trails connecting urban, suburban and rural communities in nine counties in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The Circuit Trails Coalition is a collaboration of more than 65 non-profit agencies and foundations working to advance completion of the trail network. Currently, over 300 miles of trails have been constructed and are open for use through the Circuit Trails network.
Some of the region’s most iconic trails — the Schuylkill River Trail and Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk, the Manayunk Bridge, Cooper River Trail, Pennypack Trail, Chester Valley Trail — are part of the more than 300 miles that currently make up the Circuit Trails. For more information on the Circuit Trails network visit: https://circuittrails.org/