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Peaceful, scenic and smooth trail

Great for walking, running and biking as the canal path is smooth. Occasionally people on horseback... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Hillsborough, New Jersey
Great Place to Exercise and Meditate

A very enjoyable trail walk. The only sounds you will hear are the occassional speeder on canal... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2018
Jersey Shore, New Jersey
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“new brunswick”(5 reviews)
“bike ride”(4 reviews)
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Great for walking, running and biking as the canal path is smooth. Occasionally people on horseback share the trail which is nice. The canal itself is interesting and attracts a lot of waterfowl --people fish there and you can rent a canoe at the Griggstown...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank William652
Reviewed 5 November 2018

A very enjoyable trail walk. The only sounds you will hear are the occassional speeder on canal road. I've walked it and canoed it and I have to say besides providing drinking water for several towns this park is a great place to appreciate nature...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank quietmanNY
Reviewed 5 November 2018

As a runner, I love to run by the canal. The trails are well kept and the scenery is beautiful. There are plenty of other people around - feels safe.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank cpcervelo
Reviewed 3 October 2018

The whole length of the Canal which runs from New Brunswick to Trenton is a State Park. The towpath is the route that the mules used to take that towed the barges. Much like the Erie canal. You can see one of the remaining locks...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank tullio7
Reviewed 19 June 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
4  Thank Paul N
Reviewed 17 June 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Debbie W
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.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank toddtrippas
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).

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank TeamMan
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.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank karla014
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

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank fespo7888
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Alberto H
10 October 2018|
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Response from tullio7 | Reviewed this property |
ou should be fine at this time of the year! Check the temperature on the morning of your trip. If it is warm you may want to bring some spray,