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
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.
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.
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
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
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.