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You DON'T want to do that, though the scenery is amazing. Once we got outside of town we joined another trail between the canal and the river that was much wider and way less used. The business route is best enjoyed on foot. In Frenchtown there are a number of fine restaurants, but we chose the Bridge Cafe, as it is on the trail. When we were there all but four of the diners had cycling pants and most had jerseys too. The food was great, and not too expensive considering this is a very high rent district of artists, hipsters, and technology company pharma mostly professionals.
Ride was nice and shady.
NJ side better than PA side. Wish it had a few more turns and hills. Great trail for the family. Last week I rode from the trail head off of Bernard Dr. I went back to Bernard Dr. The first three mile are much like the ride up to Frenchtown but then the one plus miles though Trenton, It is not well marked and goes though a rough part of town but now I can say I did it. Once though Trenton it dose get better and I had a great ride. The surface is not as good as the Feeder trail but it still is a nice ride. We parked in the lot in Griggstown, which had spaces available on a sunny Saturday.
One plus was a porta-potty by the edge of the trail. We headed south, as our destination was Princeton. It was a lovely day and a smooth ride for us - 3 adults and 5 kids, age The trail is very scenic as it has the canal on one side and often time the Millstone River on the other. We took Washington Street over to the Princeton campus and parked our bikes there, and then spent some time walking around he town and campus. We all rode quickly on the way back and it took about an hour - pretty good for the assorted ages!
Overall it was a fantastic trip with varied and beautiful scenery. It was fun to see the skulls on the river as we got close to Princeton and we also saw a snapping turtle on the side of the trail. Hope to come back and ride it again! No mud and few sticks. However,Very windy today a lot of effort heading back north. Could knock you over if you attempt to cross the Lambertville bridge without dismount.
Last year, I rode the eastern part of this trail. Recently, I rode some of the western part, from Lambertville to Frenchtown. This part of the trail is very flat and easy to ride. It doesn't follow the canal as much as the other section. However, you do ride along the river for the remainder.
We parked at the end of Union St. There's a cool, graffiti-covered train car at the beginning of this part of the trail. We also saw a bald eagle along this segment. I gave this section 4 stars, as it isn't as scenic as the eastern part, where you can see numerous locks and read about the history of the canal.
Lambertville is very quaint with many shops, restaurants, and beautiful architecture. This part of the trail also passes through Stockton, which offers shops and restaurants too. Also, Pennsylvania is right across the bridge on Bridge St. Generally walk in from Bordentown entrance. Some loose boards on train bridge that require some repair, but nothing major. Just worrisome when on a bike. Shortly down path, before the next bridge, a tree was damaged by storm and blocks the path. Easy to navigate around, but wish someone would cut it out.
After that it is clear sailing whether walking or on a bike. Excellent to take your pup down and there are a few good Geocaches too. Make sure you look for the eagles nest. Downside: All the foot traffic and noise coming from the overlook. Also hit this trail further down by Washington's Crossing Bridge: Open and clear.
Nice walk with easy access to the water bank. The state parks were excellent to go through on both sides of the bridge. There were a couple Geocaches, however the one under bridge is a pain to find. Hope this helps. Rode from Lawrenceville through Trenton to Washington's Crossing and back on a sunny weekday in mid-October. Generally, it's an easy ride, since the grade is perfectly flat. However, east of the Delaware River, the track often dwindles to one or two cindered tracks about eight inches wide. It's quite possible to ride single file in the track, but not as much fun as riding the wider track along the river.
There are also some busy streets to cross on the east side of Trenton, near I; avoid them at rush hour if you can. The canal path is lovely, with a fair amount of wildlife. We saw wood ducks, great blue herons, kingfishers, and a beaver dam. Between Lawrenceville and Trenton, the trail parallels U. Just east of Trenton, the canal disappears for miles and you ride on an asphalt-paved rail trail through a semi-industrial landscape.
Although my companion and I didn't feel inclined to linger in Trenton, we didn't feel unsafe, either. Yes, you'll see neighborhoods where houses are boarded up or abandoned; the western stretch in Trenton, though, is surprisingly green and pretty. One confusing aspect of the Trenton path is that it divides for a mile or two and then the two parts rejoin. The split is better marked as you're heading east; one arrow points to the Greenway and the other arrow points to the Trail.
The Greenway is shorter, although parts of it are more secluded. The Trail goes along the canal and is harder to follow, zigzagging through mostly quiet streets and parks. If you're looking for a place to stay with quick access to the canal path, I'd recommend the Howard Johnson's in Lawrenceville, which is just across U.
You can cross at a stoplight. We didn't see much else in the way of cafes, restaurants, or other amenities near the trail until we got to Washington's Crossing, where there is a small tavern. I'm already looking forward to another, longer trip that will let me explore the rest of the trail. I walked this trail from on stop up from Rutgers. It's a very easy trail, as it's flat. Great for jogging with the dog, or mountain biking.
It had a dirt path, which I find much gentler on the feet than the paved one. Next time, will try out other parts of it, as it's pretty long. It was my first time to this trail and it was a rainy day to start. I started out in Milford and parked by the soccer field which did have a port o john which was better than nothing after a long drive to get there. The trail itself was perfect for me as I don't get any great sense of satisfaction from climbing hills, those days are long gone.
It parallels the Delaware River almost the entire 20 miles one way which gave me a 40 mile round trip. I didn't want to stop but I had to gauge my condition to get back to my car. This brought me a short ways past Lambertville which is a beautiful, quaint town. There was a bridge closed on the trail which does force you into Lambertville but that's fine too.
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The trail itself was in excellent condition, very smooth. A good deal of the view is somewhat blocked by trees but still very enjoyable. There are a number of signs talking about the history of the river and the canal which was most informative. I don't know what it's like normally, but this day had very few other bikers, walkers and joggers but that could be because of the weather or the time of the day as I started out at 8 AM.
The sun did make an appearance about though. Even though it was a 60 mile drive for me to get there, I plan to do it again this weekend and I am already looking forward to a ride in the fall when the leaves are starting to change! Go and enjoy! The canal ride was fantastic and no bugs. A bit busy with runners, folks riding bicycles and also canoes on the canal.
If your horse is spooky to those activities this might not be the place to go as there is no place to "pull over". We had a good group of horses so it was not an issue. Six Mile Run was fun but you need a willing horse if you following the bike trails marked for horses as it is an obstacle course at times; there is a lot of open field riding as well. Serene, scenic and never too busy. It does get muddy and impassable sometimes, but heh…it's the outdoors. There were sections that were heavily washboarded by overflow from the canal.
The trail would not be good for road bikes.
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I previously reviewed this trail a 5 star, but I just went a few days ago last week of May and the trail is unrideable, I don't know what's going on. You would need a true suspension mountain bike to handle this, but even then what would be the fun of a flat trail of harsh rocks? I ran into a group of college age girls coming the opposite direction who told me it just got worse further down. I was so upset, this is my favorite trail, and I usually start riding in early May so I know it has nothing to do with time of year.
So my question is, did the state stop keeping this trail up? I can't imagine why they would, it's hugely popular and historically significant with several Civil War battle sites and other historical sites along the way. I rode the trail from South Bound Brook into Princeton. Like others have said, the scenery was surreal. It deserves five stars. Rode this trail on Halloween morning.
Great ride on a dirt trail. The trail is very scenic and peaceful. I entered the trail on Amwell Road in East Millstone. From the maps the trail seems to be very long. I only rode for about an hour and a half due to the sudden rain. I will definitely make this a "go to" trail. I've only ridden from Lambertville to Bulls Island, and the return trip once; But i have bigger plans. I want to eventually finish my 'Bicycle-towed-Canoe-trailer', and ride up, and return via canoe But plans have a way of not getting finished quickly.
I've been working on the trailer for only 2 years Great scenery, level surface makes it easy for the 'not-so-fit' to ride, and plenty of trail-side attractions for food and such. With exception of the sections damaged by flooding PA side it is an excellent trail for those who want a long trail experience. I have covered, over the years, every centimeter of the Delaware and Raritan Canal trail between New Brunswick and Frenchtown even Milford , and in its entirety it is a super-star trail.
I just hope the reviewers who have skipped the Trenton segment because they feel intimidated by the prospect of traveling through poorer urban neighborhoods do not frighten off less faint-hearted cyclists. The Trenton portion is not the most sylvan part of the trail, to be sure, even though the quality of the trail through Trenton in most places is actually quite good.
Coming south from Princeton, the canal runs for 1. For the next 1. The trail crosses over Route 1 to connect again with the canal as it reemerges from under the highway in Trenton's downtown. Starting at Montgomery Street, the cyclist following the feeder canal is going to have cross a quick succession of streets that pass over it. There is an awkward moment, just south of Trenton's revolutionary-war battle monument, where there is no cut-away in the curb on Broad Street; if you don't want to have to lift your bike up onto the curb you can go half a block north, where a cut-away leads you cross through the one-block park.
An asphalt trail hugs the feeder canal for the next block, to Willow Street. One is to stick close to the canal, crossing a half dozen streets where crossings are usually signaled by Belgian-block crosswalks; this is a somewhat wending route that takes you within a block of the New Jersey State House and a cluster of other historic sites. The alternative is to follow a trail laid on the old rail bed of the Belvidere rail line, which is not at grade level and thus allows you to make a straight shot without having to pause for cross streets, from Fowler Street till the canal trail reconnects with the rail trail west of Prospect Street.
There is one grade-level crossing ahead at Hermitage Avenue where yes, neighborhood folks congregate or "hang out," but melanin-deprived cyclists should not feel threatened. Beyond that it is a straight shot past Cadwaladar Park for 2. I do this route frequently--and fearlessly. There is a mix of urban landscape and, west of Hermitage Avenue, a surprisingly wooded and pastoral feel.
There's another piece of the canal to explore, a bit to the south. Two miles of the main canal were emptied in the late s to permit construction through Trenton's downtown south of the US 1 freeway and then State Route The last 4 miles of the canal, to the terminus where it empties into the Delaware River at Bordentown, still remain, however, and in a trail was opened up alongside this orphaned segment of the canal.
Running through the Trenton-Hamilton Marsh, this segment is unlike any other along the main route of the canal. It's a very different eco-system from the rest of the canal, and there is no urban or suburban or even rural encroachment, though the River Line does run alongside the canal on its other side and we do have to pass under Interstate Route One oddity is that, because this segment of the canal is disconnected from the the canal's water flow, its water level rises and falls with the tides in the tidal marsh.
From Trenton the cyclist has to navigate the city's streets and its riverside park path to get to the entry on Canal Boulevard, but it's well worth discovering. And if you don't want to cycle back on the same route, hop the River Line in Bordentown for the minute ride back to the Trenton train station.
That area was unsafe in the '70's and still is. I rode the following bypass last week and it allowed me to go from Kingston to Lambertville. Recommend doing it in the morning 5 3 miles to Broad St, make left 6 quick right onto 2nd 7 quick right onto Bridge 8 follow road to the right, going under Rt.
Trenton Ave , look for the canal to your left, get on the trail 13 follow trail up to Washington's Crossing 14 cross back to NJ and get back on trail. We rode the trail from Blackwell Mills Rd. The surface, for the most part, is very easy to ride on. I have a mountain bike and my husband has a hybrid. Some areas would be difficult for road bikes, particularly the large rocks on the spillways and the loose rocks that cover some small sections.
The scenery is beautiful. Even though you're riding near a road a good deal of the time, it isn't a distraction at all. We saw a lot of turtles sunning themselves on the logs and learned about how locks work. If you're not sure which way is north or south, keep the road and canal on your left side to go south. This isn't clear on the maps that line the trail.
If you start from the Blackwell Mills Rd. Keep going straight at the 4-way stop sign, go over the little bridge, and the parking lot will be on the left. Have biked all of the canal from Frenchtown to New Brunswick over the years except for the section thru Trenton to Whitehead Road.
Tried to do the Trenton section today and didn't make it. Got to one street beyond Cadawalder Park Hermitage Ave? There were 2 Trenton police officers patrolling in ATV's near this section. Rest of Canal Path is great, always have a good time and depending on where you are there is access to food etc. Highly recommend.
Would like to read a review from someone who has ridden thru Trenton.
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Lovely trail, shady and flat. We started in Frenchtown after lunch and only made it to Washington Crossing and back. Other than that, didn't spot anywhere to refill on water, though there were random porta potties around. Also spotted a few people with baby trailers which would be fine on most of the trail - excepting a few spots where the track splits into two distinct tracks instead of one wide path.
Watch out for the geese along the canal Lots of turtles in the canal too. Had a great ride on the entire trail yesterday. Started in Frenchtown in the morning and ended at Johnson Park in Piscataway in the evening. Although the entire trail was a great ride, I favor the Delaware River portion over the Raritan River portion.
The trail is a bit wider, more scenic and better drained along the Delaware. The ride north along the Raritan was surprisingly pleasant but some poorly drained sections made for a slower ride; couldn't avoid the mudpuddles in a few sections. Also had to navigate my way through some vehiculr traffic in Manville due to closed section of trail between Amwell Road and Weston Canal Road this was my own fault for not planning better. Despite my few gripes about the mud along the Raritan Canal towpath, this is a fabulous ride with beautiful scenery.
I don't recommend trying to complete it in one day unless you are in very good physical condition with a means of transportation back to your starting point I parked my car in Frenchtown and took a NJ Transit train home from Bound Brook. We started at Washington crossing and rode all the way to French town.
Great scenery, some good restaurants and deli on the way. Lots of wild life. Will go back in fall again. This is easily the best trail I've ever biked on. Not only is it smooth I ride a street bike and never had a problem and extremely fast, but the scenery, history, and nature alone are breath taking. I start at the Rutgers access point beginning of trail which is in a very urban neighborhood, and somehow, as soon as you're on the trail you feel like you're in the New England countryside. I can't say enough good about this trail; I've taken some great pictures, stopped during my 25 mile bike ride to read on one of the benches, learned some NJ history from the plaques, and met some great people while stopping for a rest.
I also think some of the previous reviews are exaggerating how bad the trail is after a rain. Unless we had days of rain or torrential downpour the trail is usually ok within a few hours of sunshine longer if cloudy. The only thing though is that the rain kicks up alot of allergens if you have them. One thing I would also like to recommend is driving to different access points because the trail scenery and terrain really vary along the way. I'm hoping to go out ever further this summer. The only warning I have is to watch out for the living things! After sunglasses are a MUST to keep the gnats out of your eyes so painful and mosquito spray is essential.
Earlier than that there isn't much. They are mostly just racer snakes but they dart across the path alot which could get you bit unlikely or more likely kill a snake or fall off your bike trying to avoid it! Also, full of rare birds. All in all just great. You would never know your in one of the most densely populated states. This canal is very accessible for biking and passes through some heavily populated area's in NJ. Very enjoyable for all ages because most of the time you're shaded by adjacent trees and there's a lot to see and learn along the trail.
TIPS: If you are biking, always make sure that it hasn't rained prior to days. When the ground is wet, the sand is slushy and wet with mud and the ride is less enjoyable. I'm 16 and I live in the heart of New Hope, P. I am a railfan, and I am always going to be sad to have never seen a long freight running to Trenton or Phillipsburg, but my curiosity continues to let me ride my bike along the Bel-Del's R.
I've only explored the town of Milford which isn't sanctioned on the rail-trail abandoned tracks still exist , between Frenchtown and Milford, below Frenchtown where the Kingwood Station foundation remains reside, the Byram area and the Bull's Island Raven Rock Station area.
I got to these places by car, and I only investigated these particular areas without walking to the next point. I've taken rides to Moore, Somerset and Wilburtha, walking around to look for any railroad elements. I've been here at least twice, and I did feel somewhat safe walking along the one abandoned track next to Bel-Del's R.
A quick note though, the Bel-Del trail above Lambertville becomes a bit rougher because some of the railroad ballast rocks are still in the ground, and this goes on and off north to Frenchtown. As of now, I've managed to hike the main canal from Griggstown Causeway to Amwell Road with my father. Mostly I've had little complaint although the mile markers can be quite confusing. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. The slope is regular from one town to the other.
The scenery is fantastic and varied. Arriving into Lambertville from the North is a unique experience. The historic side adds interest. On a fall Sunday afternoon, the streets of Lambertville were very congested. The PA side of the Delaware appeared very rough even for mountain bikes. I picked up this trail in South Bound Brook and rode 12 miles south, then back. It had few rocky surfaces.
So far I've rode this trail 3 times. My goal is to ride from South Bound Brook all the way to Trenton, then back. It is a very nice ride, mostly flat and the view of the canal on one side and the Delaware on the other is great! I continued all the way to Port Jervis- also cool!
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If you are looking for a quality ride surrounded by nature, check this trail out. I have seen more traffic in the canal with canoers than I have seen on the trail! Since this is such a long trail I have divided it up into portions. I started my first trek at the BoundBrook parking lot and rode south until I got tired. I took note of where I ended the ride for that trek and turned around. The following week I drove directly to my turnaround point from the previous week and began my trek southbound from that point.
I have since gone back to ride the trail, each time beginning the trek where I left off the time before. I have yet to finish riding the entire trail but I am in no hurry. I am enjoying this one too much. The trail is mostly flat ground. The few elevations I have encountered so far are easy to maneuver.
You will see many historic buildings along the way as well as some period specific architecture. Periodically you will come across signs with photos and a some historical information about either the canal or buildings. Take the time to stop and read them. It gives you a whole perspective on the area. I have taken friends to ride this trail and all have had very positive things to say.
Be prepared to see some wildlife as you take this serene ride deer, rabbits, turtles, chipmunks, squirrels and birds of all types. Pack a lunch and enjoy a quiet picnic by the water's edge. Bring along a camera, also. You will encounter many "Kodak moments" along this trail. I would suggest you take some insect repellent since mosquitoes have been encountered. Overall I give this trail very high marks.
It is by far my favorite in NJ so far. Rode from Washington's Crossing to Frenchtown and from Princeton to New Brunswick this weekend speaking as a Trenton-proper native, I wouldn't recommend the interim portion. Both are currently unobstructed, with all repairs completed from last Fall's storms. Rode the Princeton section after a thunderstorm and it was nothing but puddles and mud, but much better after Rocky Hill. Newly resurfaced for the latter half into New Brunswick. Where the trail ends in New Brunswick leaves you on a rather busy George St. Look for a park entrance and cut through that to the Rutgers campus.
The WashCross to Frenchtown can be done with a road bike crushed stone surface. The Princeton to New Brunswick would be best with a 28cmcm tire crushed stone, but sections of stones, puddles, mud, large-stone flood drainage portions. In Stockton and Frenchtown, you're reliant on the businesses. From P-town to New Brunswick, not much available. Cold drinks and a port-o-potty in Griggstown, otherwise no water or facilities for 26 miles. Grease trucks on Collage Ave in New Brunswick.
All in all, beautiful riding! I had recently heard that the main canal from Trenton to New Brunswick had been resurfaced, so we decided to drive to New Brunswick and give it a try. We rode from the Landing Lane bridge behind Rutgers stadium about 6 miles west past Bound Brook before giving up and heading back, the trail surface is rough and unpleasant. There are a lot of debris from the recent Irene flooding so maybe the alleged "new" surface was washed away I don't know but we encountered a variety of surfaces, including fist sized railroad ballast that required us to walk the bike.
We were running 70x32 tires on a hybrid which are fine on the feeder canal, but not for this portion of the main canal. Again this trail is very well maintained just like the feeder Canal. If I was going to do it again I would start at Rocky Hill as there is a spillway between Kingston and Rocky Hill that would be a challenge for a family. There is lots of shade and a lot of picnic tables along the total length of the trail.
It took me almost an hour longer coming back as I stopped and read most of the historic marker, this is a trip back in history. It is just unbelievable that this trail runs though the middle of a highly populated area. I was on my trusted old Mt bike and you could do it on a cross over but I am not sure that a road bike would be a good choice.
This is a family friendly ride. The only draw back on this ride are a number of spillways, they very on how tough they are, some better then others. The State of NJ has done a great job of maintains. There are great views of the Raritan river and there are a lot of wild life. I just do not give out five stars but this ride is close. One other minor issue is the trail marking just south of Lamberville where the trail takes a sharp right turn. The NJ. It was raining when I got to Washington's Crossing and had and hour rain delay, but the trail was in great shape just a few spots of standing water but on my return trip about 4 hours later most of it was gone.
Most of the trail has a great canape and would be a great ride on a hot sunny day, it is family friendly and could be done on a road bike but a Hybrid or a Mt bike would work better.
Great views of the Delaware River end to end and quite a few of historical markers.
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