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Cheap Trips: Military Parade and a State Park

Two local attractions you can visit on one tank of gas.

Are you interested in taking a trip, but not willing to part with a stack of money?

Try one of these three trips you can enjoy on just one tank of gas: the Valley Forge Military Academy and College Parades in Wayne or Delaware Canal State Park in Upper Black Eddy.

 

1. Delaware Canal State Park

Address: 11 Lodi Hill Road, Upper Black Eddy
How Far from Palmer-Forks Patch: About 44 minutes / About 31 miles
Admission: Free
Hours: Open daily dawn to dusk

About: Delaware Canal State Park features a 60-mile towpath that stretches from Easton in Northampton County to Bristol in Bucks County. The Delaware Canal is the only remaining continuously intact canal left of the great towpath/canal-building era of the early and mid-1800s. The park includes a Lock Tender's House Visitor Center and mule-drawn canal boat rides in New Hope. Visitors who walk or bike the towpath can enjoy scenery that spans riverside, farm fields, historic towns and 11 river islands.

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2. Valley Forge Military Academy and College Parades

Address: 1001 Eagle Road, Wayne
How Far From Palmer-Forks Patch
: About one hour and 18 minutes / About 67 miles
Admission: Free

Hours: The parade starts around 12:15 to 12:30 p.m. on most Sundays during the school year. It follows the school’s 11 a.m. chapel service, which is also open to the public. The remaining parades of the school year will take place on April 28 (alumni weekend), and May 6 and 13.

Summary: The Regimental Review Parade takes place on Sundays during the school year at Valley Forge Military Academy and College. The parade includes the “Pass in Review,” which can be traced to the time of Gen. George Washington’s charge of command. It also features the Sound Off, which is an ancient ritual that dates back to the days of the Crusades consisting of Three Chords, a March, and another rendition of the same Three Chords.

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