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2nd Fridays in Upper Bucks Hike - Mariton Wildlife Sanctuary

While not technically in Upper Bucks, Natural Lands Trust property Mariton Wildlife Sanctuary is just on the border, and you can almost see into Bucks County from some of the overlooks. This will be a brisk to moderate 4-5 mile hike with lots of ups and downs. The 200-acre Mariton Wildlife Sanctuary and Wilderness Trust is perched on the steep slopes of Bougher Hill overlooking the scenic Delaware River and canal. A favorite site of birders, hiking trails lead visitors through a variety of forest types and meadow areas that are home to abundant wildflowers and wildlife. We'll meet in the parking lot at 10 am (Preserve entrance on Sunnyside Rd, 1/2 mile northeast of Spring Hill Road, Riegelsville, PA) and make a variety of loops out of the trails and overlooks. Some hill climbs. Bringing water and a hearty snack or lunch is recommended. Rain or heavy snow cancels. If there's ample snow on the ground, bring your own cross country skis or loaner snowshoes will be available.

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  • Ian K.

    Lovely, snowy day to hike up and down Bougher hill (which can apparently be pronounced "booger" or "bowger" depending on who you ask). Trails were a little slick, but everyone (6 in all) seemed to enjoy the trip.

    March 8, 2013

  • Ian K.

    Just in case anyone's interested, I am still planning to go despite the snow. Maybe I'll see you there.

    March 8, 2013

  • Cindy

    I know I'm being a whimp but I really have much work to do to. Not a good day to take off. Another time.

    March 7, 2013

  • Jerri

    This is spitting distance from the 'hood. Anyone have any objections to a leashed, fuzzy 4-legger? (And, of course, the dog might enjoy it too.) :D

    February 24, 2013

    • Ian K.

      Hi Roz. The pet policy for our Appalachian Mountain Club chapter says that we have to post the event as "dogs allowed" so that folks who might not be comfortable hiking with a pup could opt out. Since I didn't include that in my listing, I'm going to have to say not this time. Next hike I do in this area I'll make sure to post it as yes to pets!

      February 26, 2013

    • Jerri

      Thanx Ian, no problem. Got your msg as well. Well, if I don't make it this time (sans pooch)... go to the edge of the Reserve at the River overlook...and we'll be down on the canal walking to town! Just don't kick down any non-environmentally conscious, cootie-infested debris over the edge while you're up there. :D p.s. Good eats at Indian Rock and UBE Country Store just down river, but Ian - you must know these haunts as well!

      February 26, 2013

  • judy d.

    Mistake.. not this time.. judy

    February 23, 2013

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