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The Lake Galena Park Hike & Bike Trail (alternatively the Peace Valley Park Hike & Bike Trail) offers 6 miles of blacktop along the shores of Lake Galena, just north of Doylestown in eastern Pennsylvania. The scenic trail travels through woodlands and meadows and is generally flat, except for one hill at the northeast corner of the lake.
A good place to begin is at the nature center at the eastern end of the lake. Along your journey, you'll find an abundance of recreational opportunities, including playgrounds, fishing, boating, picnicking and nature hikes. Note that some areas of the park are restricted to the public for wildlife preservation. Keep a lookout for birds; more than 250 species have been sighted here, including cardinals, woodpeckers and finches. You also might see deer, groundhogs and muskrats.
At the end of the trail, you can continue the circuit around the lake on Creek Road, a lightly trafficked roadway.
Peace Valley Park is a classic county park with biking, picnics, boat rental, and other amenities. Peace Valley Nature Center is a special wildlife area—separated from Peace Valley Park—and it has quiet, unpaved nature trails.
Parking is available adjacent to the Peace Valley Nature Center (170 N Chapman Road), as well as off New Galena Road and Creek Road.
Please note that bikes are not allowed on the unpaved surfaces at the Nature Center and as their parking lot is very small, they request that bicyclists do not park in their lot.
For those interested in biking the trail, there is plenty of parking around Peace Valley Park. Please see the TrailLink map for all parking options.
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