July 21, 2015

Walking Tour Of D&R Canal Set For July 26


The Delaware & Raritan Canal Watch will hold the next in a series free walking tours of the D&R Canal on Sunday, July 26.

The walk will explore the part of the canal park between Carnegie Road in Lawrence Township and Alexander Road in Princeton, a distance of 5.6 miles. A shorter walk of 2.9 miles to Port Mercer is an option.

Noted features along this section include Princeton Basin Park, the Port Mercer bridge tender’s house, a side trail to the historic Brearley House, the dramatic truss footbridge over Route 1 and the Carnegie Road bridge tender’s house. Canal Watch board member Bob Barth will explain how these sites and others relate to the canal.

Meet 10 a.m. at Princeton Basin Park parking lot off Alexander Road, located between the bridges over Stony Brook and the canal. Carpools will be arranged to allow a one-way walk.

For further information and weather-related updates, call Mr. Barth at (201) 401-3121 or e-mail bbarth@att.net.

The nonprofit D & R Canal Watch helps promote, enhance and preserve the Delaware & Raritan Canal State Park.