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Subject: Places to run in Doylestown?
Hi -

I'm going to be in Doylestown this weekend and am looking for places to run. I'll be staying at the Hampton Inn, which is on 611 in between Bristol Rd. and Almsouse Rd.

Thanks for any suggestions.

Mike


2013-08-29 12:15 PM
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Subject: RE: Places to run in Doylestown?
How far do you want to run? You can just head out the hotel and (away from 611) go through Turk Park (soccer and baseball fields). Then you have a bunch of neighborhood roads that should be fine for running and getting a few miles. You could go over to Peace Valley Park (10-15min drive) which has a paved trail, as well as some dirt-packed ones, around a lake (I *think* it's about 6mi around, but don't hold me to that). Or you could drive about 20min east to the Delaware River (probably New Hope area) and run along the Delaware Canal towpath. There are also plenty of 'quieter' roads out there that are fine for running but, depending what time of day you run, there are also some stretches which might not be so nice with traffic whizzing by. I'm not overly familiar with all your options there (area has changed a lot since I grew up a bit south of there), but I know there are plenty of cyclists, runners and triathletes that live there.
2013-08-29 3:05 PM
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Originally posted by JohnnyKay

How far do you want to run? You can just head out the hotel and (away from 611) go through Turk Park (soccer and baseball fields). Then you have a bunch of neighborhood roads that should be fine for running and getting a few miles. You could go over to Peace Valley Park (10-15min drive) which has a paved trail, as well as some dirt-packed ones, around a lake (I *think* it's about 6mi around, but don't hold me to that). Or you could drive about 20min east to the Delaware River (probably New Hope area) and run along the Delaware Canal towpath. There are also plenty of 'quieter' roads out there that are fine for running but, depending what time of day you run, there are also some stretches which might not be so nice with traffic whizzing by. I'm not overly familiar with all your options there (area has changed a lot since I grew up a bit south of there), but I know there are plenty of cyclists, runners and triathletes that live there.


I'm probably looking to do about 8 miles or so. This is great info - thanks!

Mike
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