Mariton: Road Orange
by Tim Burris, Preserve Manger
A section of Route 611 between Raubsville and Riegelsville will be closed until the end of June. In the meantime the Detour Signs (designed for directing truck traffic) can be misleading for people visiting Mariton during the construction.
If you are heading North on Route 611 you can drive to Mariton the way you have always come (even though the signs say that you can’t).
If you are traveling south on Route 611 from Easton, an easy detour will add about 5 miles onto your trip. In Raubsville, make a right onto Raubsille Road and travel about 2.5 miles. Turn left on Durham Road. Turn left at the second intersection onto Stout’s Valley Road. Turn left at the first Stop sign onto County Line East. Turn left at the second intersection onto Sunnyside Road, and you will find Mariton at the top of the hill on your left.
Another alternative would be to stay on 3rd Street south. It will turn into St. John Street, then Old Philadelphia Road and finally Morgan Hill Road. Follow Morgan Hill Road until it ends at Raubsville Road and turn right. Then left onto Durham Road, etc..
A final alternative is to cross into New Jersey and follow Rt. 519 to Rt. 627 (Riegelsville Road). When Rt. 627 turns sharply left to parallel the Delaware River, you will go straight. (Follow the signs to Riegelsville.) Cross the bridge into Pennsylvania, and turn right at the traffic light onto Rt. 611. Make a left onto Spring Hill Road. Make a right at the first intersection onto Sunnyside Road. Continue up the No Outlet section of road to Mariton.
Detours are mixed blessings. This will give you the opportunity to explore and discover new things about the area. Good luck!