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Delaware-Raritan Canal Path

Average Rating:    (4 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 1

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."
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Latitude
40.50801588152947
Longitude
-74.46415185928345
Trail Length
70+
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Fire Roads
City/County
New Brunswick
State/Territory/Province
NJ
Country
US
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Review Date
August 14, 2013

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Steven Casale ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
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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