The Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park is one of central New Jerseys most popular recreational corridors for canoeing, jogging, hiking, bicycling, fishing and horseback riding. The canal and towpath are part of the National Recreational Trail System. The 70-mile linear park is a valuable wildlife corridor connecting fields and forests. With its 19th-century bridges, bridgetender houses, past and present locks, cobblestone spillways and hand-built stone-arched culverts, the canal is a tremendous attraction for history lovers. The upper reach of the feeder canal wanders through quaint New Jersey towns along the Delaware River such as Stockton and Lambertville. The main canal passes the Port Mercer canal house, through the charming village of Griggstown to Blackwells Mills, ending up in New Brunswick. Canoes can be rented at Griggstown and Princeton from private concessionaires. Most of the canal system remains intact today and is a reminder of the days when the delivery of freight depended upon a team of mules or steam tugboats. Nearly 36 miles of the main canal and 22 miles of the feeder canal still exist, with many historic structures along the canal.

Very nice trail for walkers, runners and bikers... I would say for most of activities that fits to all the ages. Great nature watch trail with a long distance...

Great hike to great in some distance, but this trail was made for mountain biking no doubt.

Wonderful run along the canal, spring is the perfect time to enjoy this trail. Wish I had this type of long distance trail back home.

mountain biking
1 month ago

Giving this 3 stars only because I ride my bike through here. It is awesome for bike riding. I really wouldn't walk the trail as it can get pretty boring really fast. However, if you are looking to for a nice bike ride, not hard at all, this is a great path for it. The terrain is rather smooth and you can go pretty fast without the fear of any rocks or branches sticking out.

mountain biking
2 months ago

Probably the best mountain biking trail in NJ

Great for a nice easy bike ride! Good scenery and easy to follow. Not really mountain biking just off road trail.

Nice curvy trail


Started in Stockton and walked to Lambertville. easy walking along the Delaware River. level gravel path.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

light nature walk. fenced off abandoned building on the property

trail running
Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Love running here

Monday, July 04, 2016

nice hike

Friday, May 06, 2016

This trail is close to and has access from New Brunswick / Piscataway and Highland Park. Easy to enter from Johnson Park. Hardly any crowds, no incline and perfect for running and cycling. Also cool as you get to spot turtles, fishes and sometimes snakes in the canal.

Very beautiful scenic view of the Delaware River, along side the tow path where old style barges use to be used for cargo transport. It's only 4.2 miles of easy walk on pretty level gravel terrain.

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Where Princeton goes to stretch its legs. You can take the tow path in bite-size bits, from Frenchtown PA to Millstone NJ, or combine a bunch of them. The Princeton to Kingston stretch runs alongside Lake Carnegie. The D&R makes for pleasant, non-strenuous (it's dead level the whole way) walking or biking.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Hike in the fall the leaves come out very nicely

Friday, January 02, 2015

I have walked this section and well as biking it. It nice and flat for the most part. Fairly well maintained. It's very nice during the spring and summer.

road biking
Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Great trail with beautiful scenery. I biked around 20 miles on this trail and it's very easy and pleasant, no up or downhills but every now and then you will have to cross over a rocky section but it's not many. I saw some people fishing and some people just walking or running. Overall it was a lot of fun and a great multi-use trail

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Best for hiking and riding during the weekdays particularly in the morning if your schedule permits...the park is less crowded. I try to stay away during weekends as it gets too crowded.

mountain biking
Monday, April 29, 2013

nice and long track.. very nice place.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

It's a beautiful scenic trail, but it's very flat since it's a towpath for the canal. Very very easy to walk or run, but it's much more interesting as a biking trail. Very long, flat and off-road, you can even use road bikes on it. Limited access in places, but good parking at the designated parking lots. There are a lot more access points to the trail that is listed on the map. Go to the web site for more maps.

trail running
Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Great for running with dogs. :)

Thursday, March 29, 2012

I've walked the entire tow path previously and am in the process of walking the tow path as part of the NJ100 Challenge.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

This trail sucks! I drove an hour to hike this trail that I could of done in my own back yard. Im not a hiking snob but after doing other hikes that were so much better then this, I was sooooo dissapointed! Thumbs down!!

Friday, July 15, 2011

It was a number of years ago but my wife, myself and our 11 children found this little bit of heaven in NJ and enjoyed the scenery,ate by the canal and walked to a historical site. The name escapes me at the moment but it was a day we cherished for years. Try It... You'll Like It.

Monday, April 11, 2011

On Kingston Rocky Hill Rd is a so easy flat walking trail. Hot day for April in the 80s. Conditions were very good. Trees were cut away from trails. Surprised to see so many on a Monday. We took Silver Maple Trail it was muddy and the trails were grown over. Not much used. But a nice side trip off the used trail. Saw so many turtles, lots of poison ivy, I really wish I knew my plants and shrooms to forage. Great for biking.

Monday, March 07, 2011

A nice, easy trail with nice scenery, which I've enjoyed several times. Keep in mind that this trail was a canal towpath, so it is more straight and flat than not. Really more of a walk than a hike, but pleasant anyway.

Sunday, March 06, 2011

A nice walk with the dogs at any time of year. More of a walk than a hike since it is the towpath for an old canal, and is therefore flat and pretty straight.

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