4 Parks to Visit While Living in Morrisville, PA

For such a small borough, Morrisville, PA has a lot going on. People who enjoy spending time in nature or just outdoors in general will find plenty of things to do in Morrisville, from playing in the local park to going for a bike ride or stroll along the towpath that runs next to the river. There are a number of green spaces located just outside of the borough, too, which allow people to learn more about plants and wildlife that are native to the area.

Williamson Park

While there are several parks near Morrisville, PA, Williamson Park is the borough's main attraction when it comes to green spaces. The  public park is open from dawn until dusk each day and offers a number of activities for people. There are baseball and soccer fields, tennis and basketball courts, and playgrounds. The park also offers a swimming pool, which is open to residents of the borough and surrounding areas from the end of May until the beginning of September.

Morrisville Dog Park

Dog owners will be happy to know they have somewhere to bring their pups to run and play: The Morrisville Dog Park. The dog park is typically open daily, from sunrise until sunset, but is usually closed after inclement weather so that the ground can dry. There are two areas in the park, one is for dogs under 36 pounds and one is for dogs over 36 pounds. The larger dog area measures 150 feet by 200 feet while the smaller dog area is just 50 by 70 feet. While the dog park is open to any healthy, vaccinated dog, there is a limit of two dogs per person and there shouldn't be more than 15 dogs in each area at a time.

Delaware Canal

Part of the  Delaware Canal towpath, a 60-mile trail that runs from Easton to Bristol, cuts through the borough. The towpath runs parallel to the Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park, a 70-mile trail that runs along the river on the New Jersey side. People biking, walking or jogging along either trail can easily cross over the river across several bridges to get to the NJ side or the PA side.  The stretch of the trail that runs through the borough is a little less popular than other areas of the towpath, but still offers plenty of scenic views of bridges and the river.

Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve

Located about 10 miles north of the borough is Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve. The preserve is a sanctuary for native plants and aims to serve as an educational resource to people who want to learn more about the natural world. The preserve was created in 1934, when 100 acres of a park in Washington Crossing were dedicated to it. Today, the preserve has more than 800 species that are native to PA. Of those plants, 80 are special concern species, meaning they are rare or endangered. The preserve is open daily, year-round, and has species that are in bloom even in the middle of winter.

Whether you  have a pet who needs to spend time outdoors or want to learn more about the greenery around you, the borough has plenty to offer. Its spot along the side of the Delaware river makes it an ideal location for outdoor enthusiasts of all kinds.