Delaware-Raritan Canal Path - TRAIL

Delaware-Raritan Canal Path - Trail, New Brunswick, Jersey

This is mainly just an old carriage road, so it's very wide and flat. The only reason I decided to add the trail, is because of the ease of linking various riding areas together, and the nice alternative route for commuting on. You can rid ethe trail all the way west to Trenton, then link with the Delaware River Canal Path. This ca take you north to the Delaware Watergap Rec. Area, where you can cross the river on a nifty little suspension bridge, then ride down the west banks through some of the smaller towns, etc. There are many interesting possiblities with this trail.
And now from the book:

"The 70-mile Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park is one of central New Jersey's most popular recreational corridors for canoeing, jogging, hiking, bicycling, fishing and horseback riding. The canal and the park are part of the National Recreation Trail System. This linear park is also a valuable wildlife corridor connecting fields and forests.
With its wooden bridges and 19th century bridge tender houses, remnants of locks, cobblestone spillways and hand-built stone-arched culverts, the canal is a tremendous attraction for history lovers. The upper portion of the feeder canal follows the Delaware River through historic New Jersey towns such as Frenchtown, Stockton and Lambertville. The main canal passes the Port Mercer bridge tender's house, through the charming villages of Kingston and Griggstown to Blackwells Mills, ending up in New Brunswick."

User Reviews (1)

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Steven Casale   Cross Country Rider [Aug 14, 2013]

Great trail for beginners or those who prefer flat level biking. I pick up the trail in South Bound Brook and alternate directions somedays going east toward New Brunswick and other days west toward Zarephath. The trail is beautifully nestled in a shade with the canal running along side you. I ride a hybrid bike which this path is perfect for and with my head phones on the time and distance melt away effortlessly..........

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Ron   Weekend Warrior [Jun 09, 2009]

Trial is a nice trail for the family. If you want to ride long and hard, or ride with friend for a nice day ride. Great trial.

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5
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F Pervez   Weekend Warrior [Jul 18, 2008]

I would ride this from time to time, between Kilmer Eco Reserve (the homo hang-out place). Anyway, it not for mountain-biking, but great for cardio.... The views of the river and cannal arn't half bad themselves

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I usually enter from landing lane bridge, and head north. If you head south, you will hit a dead end very quickly. You can park your car on the south side of the street though.

I would usually ride it for 10 miles north, and then back...

Similar Products Used: Kilmer Eco Reserve
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3
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Jeanie   Weekend Warrior [Jun 14, 2008]

Great for the multi-skill level family.  Im no serious biker, yet entered the trail at griggstown and went 10 miles one way, and 10 miles back to griggstgown.  Lots of wildlife, beautiful turtles everywhere.  Great spots to watch princeton crew practices, and to stop to eat a bagged lunch and unwind.  Great cheap day in nature for a family, or just young lovers.

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Ive been from new brunswick to alexander road section.  All flat and enjoyable.

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Kyler   Weekend Warrior [Aug 06, 2007]

Pretty sweet place but not challenging for mountain biking. You could even do ok on it on a road bike with crosover tires or something. Pretty simple trail but it goes all the way to the Delaware River and is a really pretty trip.

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3
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Mark P.   Cross Country Rider [Apr 17, 2007]

This trail is a lot of fun, great for some epic rides. The trails are not techinical at all and can be done on any type of bike. There are a few tangent trails that are more technical like the White Maple trail. It is easy to go 20+ miles on a nice day. Very scenic. Good ride to bring lunch with tons of picnic spots along the way.

Customer Service

You can start anywhere and end anywhere, its all the same.

Similar Products Used: chimney rock for technical rides
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5
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