New Jersey

Delaware & Raritan Canal State Park


Length: 60.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Agency: State
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

Bicycling (on pavement)
Equestrian - Riding
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Snow - Cross-country Skiing

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State(s): New Jersey
Longitude: -75.07736
Latitude: 40.55156

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The 70 mile Delaware Raritan Canal State Park is one of New Jersey's and surrounding region's most popular recreational corridors for canoeing, jogging, hiking, bicycling, fishing and horseback riding. The Trail is centrally located between the Philadelphia and New York metropolitan areas. The canal and park are part of the National Recreational Trail System. This linear park is also a valuable wildlife corridor connecting fields and forests. A recent bird survey conducted in the park revealed 160 species of birds, almost 90 of which nested in the park.
With its wooden bridges and bridge tender houses, remnants of locks, cobblestone spillways and hand built stone-arched culverts; the canal is a tremendous attraction for history lovers. Most of the old 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. Thirty-six miles of the main canal and 22 miles of the feed canal still exist, with many historic structures along the canal.

Additional Details

Primary Surface: Not Available
Secondary Surface: None
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

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Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail management:
Sue Herron
Park Superintendent
Delaware Raritan Canal State Park
625 Canal Rd.
Somerset, NJ 8873
(732) 873-3050



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Best Trail!

This is the best trail in NJ or Pa. As short or long as you want it to be. Super sights and friendly people all alonf the way. Zero grade almost the whole way. Cute towns and places to eat. In the warm weather we use this trail every week. Love it!!!!!

January 9, 2018



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