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Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park

145 Mapleton Rd, Princeton, NJ 08540-9667
+1 609-924-5705
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A Winding Oasis thru the heart of NJ

Winding thru central New Jersey, the Canal provides a beautiful escape from its busy surroundings... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Paul N
Great for walking when weather permits

I love the canal so glad it's preserved. Only problem is they don't maintenance it well. Big... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Debbie W
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“tow path” (7 reviews)
“new jersey” (10 reviews)
“bike ride” (4 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
145 Mapleton Rd, Princeton, NJ 08540-9667
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+1 609-924-5705
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"weather permits"
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"tree lined path"
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"alexander road"
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"great place to walk"
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"taking advantage"
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"towpath"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Winding thru central New Jersey, the Canal provides a beautiful escape from its busy surroundings. You can walk or bike on the path and kayak or canoe on the canal itself. There are signs along the way revealing the history of the canal, which once...More

Thank Paul N
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love the canal so glad it's preserved. Only problem is they don't maintenance it well. Big holes that makes biking a problem in dry weather and horrible after rain. Wish there was some money for the fixes

Thank Debbie W
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Reviewed 25 May 2018

This is a pleasant place to walk. It is easy, flat with nice scenery and not crowded. It is easy to drive and park close by.

1  Thank toddtrippas
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Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

Perfect place to bike, run, walk or fish or maybe just sit and enjoy the beautiful environment. The path is perfectly situated between Carnegie Lake (see photo) and the Canal (photo).

1  Thank TeamMan
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Reviewed 27 April 2018

if weather permits, everyone visiting Princeton should walk, jog or just go and admire the view of the lake, the sounds of the many birds that you will encounter and the smell of pure fresh air.

1  Thank karla014
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

Have lived in Somerset County for 20 years and this park is one of my favs. Love biking along to the tow path. I have ridden many hundreds of miles through the years and the nature and beauty is great. Always well maintained by the...More

2  Thank fespo7888
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Tranquil. I love this place in the autumn when the leaves are full of color and the weather is not as humid. Spring is good also. Summer it has lots of mosquitoes, so wear repentant.

2  Thank Salvatore F
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Reviewed 20 February 2018

Scenic state park-- good for a walk, run, bike, etc. View of water and foliage make it scenic, serene. Paths mostly flat.

Thank TheDistrictTraveler
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

I have been visiting the canal for years as a hiker, runner and biker. I can bring my dog but after a mile, he's no longer interested. Hiking is not challenging as it is flat. To bike, I recommend a mountain bike because it gets...More

Thank Cathleen H
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Reviewed 7 October 2017

What a great place to have in your backyard.......if you live here, or, if you're just visiting and have an hour or two to spare. We accessed the Park on NJ 27 from a parking lot virtually next to the Eno Terra Restaurant. There are...More

Thank urbanguy
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