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Walks of Wonder
New Jersey & Beyondd
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Delaware & Raritan
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Delaware & Raritan Canal
Frenchtown to Bordentown to New Brunswick
A Path of Wonder
Walking, jogging, bicycling, canoeing, kayaking and fishing

" It is one of the most beloved parks in the NJ, a sinewy,
snake-like greenway through one of the most heavily
populated parts of the world....
" H. Green - NJ Historical Comm.


TrailHead:
Amwell Road in East Millstone

Two walks start here: They are pleasant 2.1
mile walks( 4.2 mile Round Trip ) Both are flat
and well maintained.
Amwell to Blackwells Mills (South)- A Plaque
at the Trailhead describes the importance of
East Millstone in the era. A convenient bench
lies half way for a rest or a turnaround. The
Walk is serene and ends at the Historic
Blackwells Mills Bridgetender's House and
Garden.
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Amwell to Weston (North) - This pleasant
walk starts in the Historic Village of East
Millstone and follows the towpath as it passes
Colonial Park and crosses over a Spillway. The
West side of the towpath is flood Plain while
the East side has dramatic cliffs.
Virtual Tour - Click Here
Trail Head:
Griggstown Causeway

Click on Photo above for a Virtual Tour
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.Griggstown to Rocky Hill: 3.1 / 6.2 miles

This stretch starts at Historic Griggstown
where there are remnants of the Grist Mill and
travels 3.1 miles to equally Historic Rocky Hill.
The Towpath reaches the Griggstown Lock
after about 20 minutes of walking. You can
shorten the walk by returning to Griggstown
from here or exploring the The Silver Maple
Trail, which I have yet to explore myself. The
towpath continues for another 2 miles to Rocky
Hill. Click on the Photo to the left for more
pictures of the Towpath trail.

For History of Rocky Hill -
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The Delaware and Raritan Canal was built in the 1830s to transport goods to industrial areas.
Today it is used as a water supply system and a corridor for people as well as wildlife. As you
walk on the towpath you will see 19th century mills and locktender houses, along with
hand-built spillways and stone-arched culverts.

The canal is accessible from many points along its route, with small parking areas providing
access at most road crossings.

The canal path is flat and well maintained. It celebrates Nature's Beauty and passes by
places of Historical Interest. I will break this 60 mile Ribbon of Nature into small walks of
Interest and wonder. Enjoy the Walk.  

For maps of the Canal and State Park
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