Delaware & Raritan Canal State Park

Delaware & Raritan Canal State Park

145 Mapleton Rd.
Princeton, NJ 08540
 609-924-5705
  • Overview

    The 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 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 wayl.

    Park facilities and activities include cook natural area, six mile run reservoir site, trails, picnic tables, fishing, boating / canoeing, cross-country skiing with trails available for hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking and biking.
  • Amenities

    • Free Admission
    Activities
    • Biking
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    •  Lodging

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    •  Activities

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    •  Events

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      • Kyiv Virtuosi Symphony Orchestra
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      • Blackberry Smoke: Be Right Here Tour
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      •   Activities

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      •   Activities

        Spooky Brook Golf Course
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        View >
      •   Activities

        Colonial Park Gardens
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        View >
      •   Activities

        Royce Brook Golf Club
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        View >
      •   Activities

        Rudolf W. van der Goot Rose Garden
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        View >
      •   Activities

        Bunker Hill Golf Course
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        908-359-6335
        View >
      •   Activities

        Villagers Theatre
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        732-873-2710
        View >
      •   Activities

        Flounder Brewing Co., LLC
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        908-396-6166
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